Colossians 2:8-15 "Jesus Christ: The Antidote to Error"
Three reasons why Christ is the antidote to error
1A. Because Christ is God (9).
2A. Because the church is united to Christ (10-12)
1B. The church is united to Christ completely (10)
1C. This completeness declared (10a)
2C. The importance of this completeness (10b)
2B. The church is united to Christ in death and resurrection (11-12).
1C. United in death (11-12a).
1D. As pictured by Circumcision (11)
2D. As associated with Baptism (12a)
2C. United in resurrection (12b)
3A. Because the church has been regenerated in Christ (13-15).
Note: Paul explains the metaphors of verses 11 & 12 in these verses.
1B. Our unregenerate condition described (13a).
2B. The Divine work of regeneration declared (13b).
3B. The Divine work of regeneration explained (13c-14).
1C. With absolute forgiveness (13c)
2C. Forgiveness accomplished by setting aside the debt (14)
4B. The Divine work of regeneration's victory (15)