Man-Made Doctrines: Satanic Counterfeits
By Dr. Paul M. Elliott
In Colossians chapter
two, Paul warns us against the tyranny of man-made doctrines by putting a human
face on the problem. Man-made doctrines come when human beings twist Scripture.
But the Bible tells us that behind the human face of man-made doctrines is the
unseen face of Satan and his spiritual forces. All man-made doctrines are
Satanic counterfeits. We're going to focus on this vital point as we continue
our study today at Colossians chapter two, verse eighteen.
Scripture warns against three principal categories of compromise with this present evil world - in relationships, resources, and religion.
Does Biblical separation only mean that we separate ourselves from certain people or groups that don't stand for or against the same things we do?
Spiritually speaking, Christians have been moved from one "country" to another. We have been separated from this present evil world, separated unto God. But God has not driven us into another land as conquered enemies. He has rescued us in love "from the power of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of His dear Son."
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