A Total Christ - by Walter Lang
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Day Thirty -- Colossians 4:3, 4
Creation Evangelism -- Colossian Evangelism
We have produced a book titled Creation Evangelism Worldwide. In it we provide a foundation for witnessing, using Creationist sciences as a basis. Examples of such witnessing in various parts of the world are cited, illustrating its effectiveness. ... At the end of Paul's letter to the Colossian Christians, he asks that while he is in prison, the Lord would bless his witnessing. He does not wish to waste his time while in prison. Thus, he asks the Colossian Christians to pray for him in this endeavor.
Connected with Science
Actually, Paul's prayers were answered. The books he wrote while in prison are Ephesians, Philippians and Colossians. They have been used as evangelism material for 2,000 years. His comments on gnosticism, philosophy and vain deceit can be effectively used in witnessing for the Gospel of Jesus Christ also in these areas. As he demonstrated that gnosticism is vain and is puffed up wisdom, in contrast he revealed the power of Jesus Christ who is above all angel stages. Thus, the vanity and deceit of gnosticism became apparent.
The god of today's world is the theory of evolution. It is connected with science and with education. People worldwide believe the solution for all problems lies in education and science. And it requires an upward development of life forms over billions of years. We can use many of the apostle Paul's arguments; there is vanity and deception in what today are called science and education. As Jesus Christ is introduced into education and science, these disciplines are being changed. It is a method of witnessing that can be used worldwide, for belief in evolution is worldwide.
Paul has much to say about the power of the total Christ. And this power is doubled when it is used in spiritual matters (forgiveness, salvation) and in material matters. Jesus Christ "reconciles all things" (1:20) and He is preeminent in "all things" (1:18). A true understanding of the book of Colossians, applied to the gnosticism of our day (evolution theory), will lead us to use double faith power. In a powerful manner we will not only witness, but will strengthen our spiritual life.
Prayer: That as we complete a study of the book of Colossians, we be
filled with a double faith power through our Savior Jesus Christ. That
He dominate both our spiritual and material lives.