Signs

Spectrum of signs

Signs of being in FAITH

  • Have established and firm faith and HOPE –  Col 1:22-23
  • Actively part of Christs Body (the church)  – Col 1:24
  • Have wisdom (knowledge of how to live the best possible life)
  • Are “encouraged in heart and united in love” Col 2:2
  • Are ” overflowing with thankfulness”  Col 2:7

 

Out of FAITH Signs

 

  • HAVE enemies because of evil behaviour:  Col 1:21 Once you were alienated from God and were enemies in your minds because of[g] your evil behavior.
  • Are captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces[a] of this world Col 2:8
  • The “whole self” is “ruled by flesh”  (Desires of the flesh)  Col 2:11

 

Actions of Faith:

  • COL 2:16-18   16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebration or a Sabbath day. 17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you. Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.