|Reverend LC Muzembi|
Acknowledge the Father, acknowledge also Christ, but because we say God is one, the temptation is to accept one while we reject, deny or do not recognise the other’s individuality. But, just as you confess Christ, agree also, or admit, approve and declare that God is, the Father, and each one for who they’re to you.
Apostle Paul said, "And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words," Colossians 2:4. He said, "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.
We had a go on this discussion when we were studying Hebrews Chapter 1. There I said there is no excuse for us whatsoever, to not know the godhead, and how each member functions. It’s given for us to know the mystery of God, that ‘there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; Who gave himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time" 1 Timothy 2:5-6.
Does God want you to know him? Yes He does, so that you may be saved, and come to "the knowledge of truth."
Here are a few truths for you to take home;
Agree or admit that God has a Son, "whom he hath appointed heir of all things..." Hebrews 1:2. He said, "Thou art my Son, this day have I begotten thee? And again, I will be to him a Father, and he shall be to me a Son" Hebrews 1:5. Now that he’s a Son, He is "the brightness of his glory..." Hebrews 1:3.
Is it okay for you to worship the Son? Certainly, it does no harm for you to worship him because God said, "let all the angels of God worship him" Hebrews 1:6. However, you should know he’s more of an intercessor/mediator for you, to ransom you and reconcile you back to the Father. This the reason he’s "sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high" Hebrews 1:3. You shouldn’t confuse their roles. Philosophy, even Theology teaches us otherwise.
Theology is tradition of men, are rudiments of the world, but not what Christ taught us. In John 17:25-26 He said, "O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me. And I have declared unto them thy name, and will declare it..."
"Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, And not holding the Head, from which all the body by joints and bands having nourishment ministered, and knit together, increaseth with the increase of God" Colossians 2:18-19. Trinity is the evidence, proof that man by wisdom cannot know God.
Don't let anyone assert that you are lost because you refuse to accept their theology. Some of the things they teach "have indeed a shew of wisdom in will worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body" Colossians 2:23, but they have no effect when it comes to doing God’s will.
www. muzembi.org - Simple Gospel Summation
|Colossians||1||The hope of the Gospel|
|Colossians||2||The mystery of God|
|Colossians||3||Set your affection on things above|
|Colossians||4||Christ is all, and in all|