Colossians 2:16-17

Last week, we looked at Paul’s central appeal in Colossians: to encourage his first hearers to live their lives in light of their belief that Jesus is Lord (2:6), and not to be taken captive by an alternative way of life (“philosophy”, 2:8). This week, we see something of a description of what those alternatives involved, for Paul’s Colossian readers, beginning from 2:16.

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