Guard Your Freedom, Part Four
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Guard Your Freedom, Part Four

From Series: Alive In Christ, Volume 2

Colossians 2:20-23  (ID: 1054)

Can we gain holiness by honoring man-made rules and regulations with regards to the church? The Apostle Paul sent to the Colossian church a warning to beware of false teachers and false religion. What happens when the world cannot do without religion yet rejects the truth of Jesus Christ and creates a religion of its own? The Scriptures urge us to be holy, but are we going about it the wrong way? Martin Luther came to the understanding “The just shall live by faith” and left the religion of sight and moved to grace and faith. Join us as Alistair discusses the difference between religion and Christianity.


20If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations— 21“Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch” 22(referring to things that all perish as they are used)—according to human precepts and teachings? 23These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.