2: 13 “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your
sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins.”
main threat to Christianity is not the direct, head-on attacks. It’s the subtle
changes in God’s truth that can ambush us much more easily. Its adding to or
subtracting from the Gospel truth while still presenting an elusive image of
being Biblical that are the most dangerous threats.
Christians to whom Paul was writing in Colosse were faced with false teachers
that would distort Christianity by adding to it. To be a true Christian, in
their view, one must not only believe in Christ but also be circumcised. They
taught Christ plus adding circumcision, a Jewish ritual, to the Gospel.
tactic is still being employed today. People are today still adding to
essential Christianity. Faith in Christ is not enough for some. They want
to add some sort of good work, religious ritual or fashionable faith of the day
as being as essential as Christ.
Christians, we must be clear about the basics. We contend that salvation is BY
GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, IN CHRIST ALONE.
believe that everything has been provided for us in the person and the all
sufficient, once and for all, complete work of Jesus Christ. Through Christ
we have been given all that we need for life and godly living. We are alive in
Christ. Our sins are forgiven.
will not add to it and not subtract from it! Jesus is all we need!
I cannot save myself o God,
no one can, my Lord!
There is no one, to take away
all my guilt, unrighteousness!
Just Jesus can,
can achieve God’s gospel plan.
Yes, Jesus can,
o holy God,
only Jesus can!
A Saviour pure, I need, o God,
- sinless man and God -
to carry all my punishment,
satisfy your will, your wrath!
Pure Jesus can,
sinless Christ, the Son of man.
Lord Jesus can,
the Son of God,
only Jesus can!