APOLOGETIC EVANGELISM – What are “the elementary things of the world” that Paul warned us about?

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Paul Under Arrest

Colossians 2:8 Updated American Standard Version (UASV)

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy[1] and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary things of the world and not according to Christ.

These “elementary things of the world” are a product of Satan, ‘the god of this world, who has blinded the minds of the unbelievers.’ (2Cor. 4:3-4) In fact, “Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.” (2 Cor. 11:13-15) All “the elementary things of the world,’ “the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world,” which is under the influence of Satan and his demon horde. (1 John 2:15-17) In fact, “the whole world lies in the power of the evil one.” (1 John 5:19) the mental disposition of the…

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