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70 - Intruders In the Church

What is the nature of spiritual intruders?

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Let no one cheat you of your reward, taking delight in false humility and worship of angels, intruding into those things which he has not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind, and not holding fast to the Head, from whom all the body, nourished and knit together by joints and ligaments, grows with the increase that is from God. Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations - "Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle," which all concern things which perish with the using - according to the commandments and doctrines of men? These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh. (Colossians 2:18-23)

The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul tells us that the person who seeks to bring counterfeit doctrines into the church is "intruding into those things which he has not seen." What does this say about the nature of spiritual intruders? How are Christians to guard themselves against their falsehoods? Stay tuned for the answers, as we continue our series of messages titled "Truth Above All."

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