Saturday, September 29, 2012
I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God's great mystery. All the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge are embedded in that mystery and nowhere else. And we've been shown the mystery! I'm telling you this because I don't want anyone leading you off on some wild-goose chase, after other so-called mysteries, or "the Secret." - Col 2:2-4
Some people like to complicate things.
Even in the very early church it would seem that there were people that wanted to complicate things.
It would seem that preachers started to suggest that Jesus was not enough. They started to create a belief that there was something else, some other door to unlock, some other puzzle to solve and only then would we discover "the richest treasures of wisdom and knowledge" of God.
Paul is simple and straight forward. We have been shown the great mystery of God and that is JESUS! Everything he wanted to show mankind about Himself is found in Jesus and CANNOT be found anywhere else!
Jesus plus anything is a wild goose chase!
Jesus is not the starting point from which you set off on a spiritual journey he is the quest.