Christ

Obedience to the Truth

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Scripture should permeate every aspect of the believer’s life and control every thought, word, and deed (Psalm 119:11; Matthew 13:9; Philippians 2:16; 2 Timothy 2:15).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 3:16.

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Reconciled in Christ

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~Colossians 1:19-23~

Man is reconciled to God when God restores man to a right relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.  This text does not teach that, as a result, all will believe; rather it teaches that all will ultimately submit.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:20.

Reconciled in Christ

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~Colossians 1:19-23~

Man is reconciled to God when God restores man to a right relationship with Him through Jesus Christ.  This text does not teach that, as a result, all will believe; rather it teaches that all will ultimately submit.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 1:20.

Taken for a Ride

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Here is the term for robbery.  False teachers who are successful in getting people to believe lies, rob them of truth, salvation, and blessing.  Far from being advanced, profound knowledge, the false teachers’ beliefs were simplistic and immature like all of the rest of the speculations, ideologies, philosophies, and psychologies the fallen satanic and human system invents.

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Colossians 2:8.

Through One Man

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Adam’s sin brought universal death – exactly opposite the result he expected and Satan had promised: “You will be like God” (Genesis 3:5).  Christ’s sacrifice brought salvation to those who believe Him.  Unlike Adam’s act, Christ’s act has – and will – accomplish exactly what He intended (Philippians 1:6), i.e., spiritual life (Ephesians 2:5).

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Romans 5:17.

Highway of Holiness

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This refers to the way leading the redeemed back to Jerusalem, the throne of Messiah, literally and spiritually.  Christ Himself is to be the leader on that way, called in Isaiah 40:3, the “way of the Lord.”

Commentary from the MacArthur study Bible, notes for Isaiah 35:8.