Bible: Col 2:5-11

2:5 For though 1  I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see 2  your morale 3  and the firmness of your faith in Christ.

Warnings Against the Adoption of False Philosophies

2:6 Therefore, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, 4  continue to live your lives 5  in him, 2:7 rooted 6  and built up in him and firm 7  in your 8  faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 2:8 Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you 9  through an empty, deceitful philosophy 10  that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits 11  of the world, and not according to Christ. 2:9 For in him all the fullness of deity lives 12  in bodily form, 2:10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority. 2:11 In him you also were circumcised – not, however, 13  with a circumcision performed by human hands, but by the removal 14  of the fleshly body, 15  that is, 16  through the circumcision done by Christ.

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