Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind,
(Colossians 2:18 ESV)
On Wednesday I talked about finding what we need in Jesus and not a position or obscure doctrinal stance. But today I want to talk about not being swept away in foolishness.
As I have said on this blog many times, the key is right believing. Anytime the enemy can get your focus off Jesus and His marvelous saving grace, which reaches much farther than your ability to do right works… then the enemy is winning.
We’ve got churches filled with people who have traded the gospel for false depth. We have, in my circle of pentecost, people who have traded sight for the blind for falling on the ground… who have traded the miraculous for the flamboyant. In many cases we have been had-a-fool by people who are puffed up with only sensations to pull us away.
Look at this definition…
adjective – relating to or affecting the senses rather than the intellect: the workshowed a deliberate disregard of the more sensuous and immediately appealing aspects of painting.
Don’t let this mess disqualify you… but instead draw back to the core message… the One Who can save you! The One Who qualifies you (Colossians 1:11-12)!
Don’t trade the miraculous gospel for the foolishness of false depth!
You ARE going to make it!