“Religions dozen for a dime.” That is a line in a song I learned when I was younger called “I Choose You.” The song spoke on how there are so many paths that we could follow in this world, so many ways that look appealing to walk on, yet we should and do choose Christ over all. The rest are cheap and are have the same end, destruction; but Christ’s way is different, above all, and promises riches above measure and a new life yet to come. Still, the temptation is there, and we must be steadfast in holding onto Christ.
See to is that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy that depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ.
~ Colossians 2:8 ~
This world had a name for every belief anyone could wish for under and including the sun. But the only thing it fulfills is human desire. “Let us be like God” was the idea behind the fall in the Garden and the building of Babel. It was and is the principle of this world: denying the supremacy of Christ. It creates what we want to believe so that we do not have to change how we live. We make God like us and we become ‘god’, which brings no salvation. Therefore, do not conform to this world and its desires, they are made only of what the flesh wants and will pull us further from Christ. As the verse says, they are hollow, deceptive of their true value and misleading of their true teachings. In the end, any road other than the path laid out by Christ will lead only to our destruction. Therefore, be on your guard, hold only to what is in line with Christ’s Words, and be discerning of what is Truth.