Col 1:15-20; 2:8-23; 3:1-4; 1Co 8:4-6; Joh 1:3; 17:5,24; Eph 1:3-4; Psa 147; Job 38-39; Eph 3:1-12.
COL-39-180603 - length: 70:03 - taught on Jun, 3 2018
These were demonic influences (“gods”) believed by the pagans to possess great power …
… that they exercised by commandeering natural phenomenon such as the wind and the sea and fertility and fire.
Christ had created and subjugated these very rulers and authorities who were trying to take the saints captive again.
And the saints have died with Christ to those elementary principles of the world… (COL 2:20)
These “elementary principles of the world” have no more power over us either.
Lesson: never confuse popular culture or folk traditions with the Bible!
And the solution is to hold fast to the head: Christ.
All things have been created by Him, through Him, and for Him.