Christian Liberty and Colossians 2:16-17

Colossians 2:16-17, writes H.C.G. Moule, are an appeal for “Christian liberty,” as earnest … as [Paul’s] appeal to the Galatians “not to be entangled again in the yoke of bondage.” But let us note well that the “liberty” he means is the very opposite of licence and has nothing in the world akin to the miserable individualism whose highest ambition is to do just what it likes. The whole aim of St. Paul is for the fullest, deepest and most watchful holiness. He wants his Colossian converts above all things to be holy; that is, to live a life yielded all through to their Redeemer, who is also their Master (p. 171).

Vaughan, C. (1981). Colossians. In F. E. Gaebelein (Ed.), The Expositor’s Bible Commentary, Volume 11: Ephesians through Philemon (F. E. Gaebelein, Ed.)  Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan Publishing House.

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  1. Posted by george57 on January 29, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    “liberty, freewill, whats this really mean to some of our brothers and sisters, one man in my church thinks its comming to christ ,,but only if we feel like it, and the call by our lord to be saved it just ,by chance,i believe the lord knows his elect, so i would be most gratful for your thinking , i heard about calvin doctrine about 8 years ago, and its hard to fight it , as its very much in the bible, oh just something else, i was on this catholic site, on when i started to ask for bible verses on mary, mass, on the rest of other things added to our savour for salvation, yes the cowards were scared to go to bible,anyway they removed me the site, look my heart is sore for those lost souls heading for hell, god bless george.

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