Tuesday, March 11, 2008

What are the "principles of the world?"

What do you think of when you think of "the world?"
Gal 4:3-5
3 Even so we, when we were children, were in bondage under the elements of the world. 4 But when the fullness of the time had come, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the law, 5 to redeem those who were under the law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.

Col 2:8-10, 20-23
8 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. 9 For in --> Him <-- dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; 10 and you are complete in --> Him <--, who is the head of all principality and power.

20 Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations — 21 "Do not touch , do not taste, do not handle," 22 which all concern things which perish with the using — according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
I can't help but say that much of the preaching I hear these days is worldly preaching.

What sayest thou? :D

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