Bible: Colossians 2:3-10

2:3 in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 2:4 I say this so that no one will deceive you through arguments 1  that sound reasonable. 2  2:5 For though 3  I am absent from you in body, I am present with you in spirit, rejoicing to see 4  your morale 5  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, 6  continue to live your lives 7  in him, 2:7 rooted 8  and built up in him and firm 9  in your 10  faith just as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness. 2:8 Be careful not to allow anyone to captivate you 11  through an empty, deceitful philosophy 12  that is according to human traditions and the elemental spirits 13  of the world, and not according to Christ. 2:9 For in him all the fullness of deity lives 14  in bodily form, 2:10 and you have been filled in him, who is the head over every ruler and authority.

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