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Don’t Be Taken Captive By False Teachers

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A true post from my Uncle’s blog:

READ: Colossians 2:6-8

It was a harrowing story with a happy ending. It’s no wonder they made it into a movie! Captain Phillips struck box office gold as it told the story of the title character’s real life kidnapping at the hands of Somali pirates. Captain Phillips’ ship was boarded by the pirates and he was taken away and held captive on one of his own ship’s lifeboats for five days. Had it not been for a successful rescue mission by US Navy SEALs, who knows if he ever would have been freed?
In his letter to the Colossians, Paul warns his friends about being taken captive. Even though both Paul and his friends in Colossae were no strangers to sailing the open seas, his warning was not against pirates. It was against even more dangerous false teachers. He warned that false teachers and the false teachings that they profess are dangerous to believers. If you listen to them, they can take your mind and heart captive!
There are too many such false teachings to list them all, but we are surrounded by them each day. The worldly principle that self-promotion is the only way to get ahead, the dog-eat-dog philosophy of living, and the “just do what makes you happy” counsel that many people freely give are all at odds with the message of Holy Scripture to serve one another and glorify God. Worldly mindsets are so pervasive that they hold us hostage.
But for the times that we are too much “of this world” we have a Savior who never caved to peer pressure, who never indulged, not even for a second, into self-gratification. He always remained our pure and holy and spotless Savior. He lived perfectly so that He could die innocently for everyone. He resisted temptation, but then allowed Himself to be taken captive and killed on Calvary’s cross for you and for me.
 Jesus’ life and death and resurrection are your firm foundation and solid ground. When the wind and the waves of doubt and fear come your way, when the perils of false teachers attack your faith, when your confidence begins to get rattled, trust in the Lord. Remember that you live in him! Rooted and built up and strengthened by him and in him who has set us free, you too can overflow in thanksgiving!”
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2 thoughts on “Don’t Be Taken Captive By False Teachers

  1. I’m not following here – are you considering Arthur Bailey a “false teacher?”

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    • Hello Paula.

      Thank you for your comment, but I’m not understanding what you mean. I see no mention of Arthur Bailey in this post. Whatever gave you the impression that I possibly am considering him to be a false teacher? By the way, I do not think that about him.

      Blessings and Shalom,
      Tena 🙂

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