Tag: Legalism

Colossians, Spiritual Formation, Wisdom

Functional Legalism

The middle section of the book of Colossians (chapters 2-3) deal with shadows versus substance.  Or put another way, the reality of a transformational relationship with Jesus Christ and the failure of man-made rule. What Paul teaches is not that sin doesn’t matter, but that self-effort and outside rule themselves will not overcome our sinful …