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.
You know man has many different philosophies and dogmas that he loves to teach to people and call it the Word of God; but as a true witness of God’s Word, there must be qualifications to it. Many of people today are being pulled with a high degree of falsehood in their teachings. Spoiled through vain deceit because as Peter would tell us, “They’ll make merchandise of you.” The reason is because if the head is sick then the rest of the body is sick to because it mimics what the head tells it to do and believe.
The church today of Laodicea is a church rooted and grounded in the rudiments of the world and here’s where the real fight begins.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
Knowing that we are complete in Christ, this gives us a whole new eternal arena to work from. Why… Because Christ is beginning to do an eternal work on us that will not be voided.
In whom also ye are circumcised with the circumcision made without hands, in putting off the body of the sins of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ:
You see, the circumcision that the Lord is doing is a cutting away of these rudiments of the world off and out of our soul. It’s not a cutting away by the hands of man, but its a cutting away as we live and move and have our being in Christ.