T F 1) Paul mostly liked to preach to people in Israel.
T F 2) Paul had a rather nice and easy life preaching the gospel.
T F 3) The city of Antioch was the first place they called the followers of Jesus “Christians.”
The passage of Colossians 3:12-17 is such an integral part of the book that is difficult to divide this section into a smaller unit to study. The context covers most of the book. Yet we learn so much by examining these few verses closely. Upon salvation we “put on a new self.” (Colossians 3:10) Then we put on 6 virtues.
Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you?
Some of the wonders of the world, both modern and ancient, are structures people have built. Considerable pride of human accomplishment swells up within those who marvel at them. Indeed, they are impressive.
Adoption explains much about salvation.
Understanding all that happens to a person and their soul upon salvation is a complex subject. Systematic Theology devotes a whole section called “soteriology” to it.
“He found him in a desert land,
And in the howling waste of a wilderness;
He encircled him, He cared for him,
He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
“Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
He carried them on His pinions.
“The LORD alone guided him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
Deuteronomy 32:10–12 (NASB95)
We all have sinned. We, everyone, since early in life has had a sinful past and need the grace of God. Many of us come from good homes and quickly became fairly decent people. Others of us came from rather crazy homes and grew up with a street like mentality and were not decent people at all. Yet some how God has reached out to us and we have found our way into His loving arms as everyone needs to do sometime while living on earth, but with a past.
Can Old Testament people miss out on heaven because they don't know Jesus? Christians understand there is only one way for salvation and entrance into heaven and that is through Jesus Christ. Acts 4:12, clearly states
“And there is salvation in no one else; for there is no other name under heaven that has been given among men by which we must be saved.”