Exposing The Methods Of False Teachers
Text: Colossians 2:8
The apostle Paul was no stranger to spiritual battles. Through much experience he gained deep insights concerning the work of false teachers. He sought to share his insights with the Colossians.
“Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy
and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men,
according to the basic principles of the world, and
not according to Christ.”
1. Through philosophy
a) The word “philosophy” is made up of two ideas:-
i) Philo- “love”
ii) Sophia- “wisdom”
iii) Philosophy appeals to “a love of wisdom”.
iv) Philosophy attempts to offer a world-view of life.
v) It attempts to explain the meaning of life.
b) A Biblical World-View
Our understanding of life is drawn from the Scriptures. It includes the following:-