“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.”

Colossians 2:8
Paul warned people to turn away from untruth. We must heed his words still today. 

Recent research finds 72% of Americans (and 40% of evangelical Christians) don’t believe in absolute truth. Relative truth seems to be based on personal experience. “Tolerance, falsely defined as putting all propositions on an equal footing—as opposed to giving ideas an equal hearing—has replaced truth” (Chuck Colson, 2008). 

“Jesus said, ‘You hypocrites! Isaiah was right when he prophesied about you … These people honor me with their lips, but their hearts are far from me. Their worship is a farce, or they teach man-made ideas as commands from God. For you ignore God’s law and substitute your own tradition … You skillfully sidestep God’s law in order to hold on to your own tradition’” (Mark 7:6-8, NLT). 

Chuck Colson went on to say that there’s an absolute “unchanging truth from God that is applicable to all persons in all situations.” So, “continue to live in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught” (Colossians 2:6-7). 

Scripture Focus

Colossians 2:1-13


Are you building your life on God’s absolute truth? Remember: rejecting God’s truth doesn’t change His truth; it only makes you captive to untruth.

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