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Colossians 2

With many thanks to Mike Lewis for the use of the graphics

DESCRIPTION This is a study of Colossians 2

REQUIREMENTS There are no prerequisites it is suggested you follow up by going over the material again and checking what I say here for accuracy.

MATERIALS NEEDED A bible and a lexicon and concordance.

OBJECTIVES To see what more we are told after our study of chapter 1 and The Headless Christian

GRADING SCALE I leave the grading to God

We  still need to remember what it says in 2 Timothy 3:16,17

16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God (theopneustos), God Breathed,  and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness

The Greek word used as for is the preposition pros. It means to head in a direction. “I’m going for some nails.”  You know I was headed in the direction of you don’t know if I got there. If they had used the word eis which can also be translated for your, entire bible would fall apart because it means “I looked for and bought some na…

The Mediator's

1Tim. 2:5 For [there is] one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Most of us have heard or come across this verse many times. I’d like to share with you what Strong’s says about the biblical usage of this word. The word is mediator.   1)one who intervenes between two, either in order to make or restore peace and friendship, or form a compact, or for ratifying a covenant    2)a medium of communication, arbitrator
Some have suggested it could be translated defense attorney. To mediate means: tosettle(disputes,strikes,etc.)asanintermediarybetween parties;reconcile.
Currently Jesus Christ is our mediator. If there is a dispute between God and us he is between God and us pleading our case. As far as it goes he is the best one to mediate between us and God because he has already paid the consequence of our failures. Those times we have not done as the word of God says we are suppose to do he is there for us.
We have a job in this regard as well.
2 Corinthians 5:17 Theref…