Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. Colossians 2:8 (KJV)
The apostle Paul exhorted the church in Colossae about the strategy of the enemy to entangle them again. The devil was going to do that through philosophy and vain deceit with respect to tradition and rudiments of the world. The strategy of the enemy and his cohorts of darkness still lingers on today. He has coloured the educational system with subjects/courses that seek to mock our faith. An example is the big bang theory which does not recognize God as the creator of the earth. Another example is a false belief by some Jews that without circumcision in the flesh one cannot be born again. When a person becomes born again all, the old things including human traditions and philosophies are passed away, 2 Corinthians 5:17. What the believer in Christ needs to do is to adopt the Word of God and God’s culture which is found in the scriptures. The scriptures show you how to live a godly and victorious life, a life of spiritual liberty. Christians should be on the alert to reject the vain deceits of the devil through the Word of God. Dear beloved, have also identify any false teachings from the devil? Share your thoughts here!