Let No One Disqualify You

Colossians 2

16 Therefore let no one g pass judgment on you h in questions of food and drink, or with regard to i a festival or j a new moon or a Sabbath. 17 k These are a shadow of the things to come, but l the substance belongs to Christ. 18 Let no one m disqualify you, n insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, o going on in detail about visions, 1 p puffed up without reason by q his sensuous mind, 19 and r not s holding fast to the Head, from whom the whole body, nourished and knit together through its joints and ligaments, grows with a growth that is from God.

20 If with Christ t you died to the u elemental spirits of the world, v why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations - 21 w "Do not handle, Do not taste, Do not touch" 22 ( x referring to things that all perish as they are used) - according to y human precepts and teachings? 23 These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in z promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are a of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.

  1. Cross References
    Romans 14:3
    Let not the one who eats despise the one who abstains, and let not the one who abstains pass judgment on the one who eats, for God has welcomed him.
    Romans 14:10
    Why do you pass judgment on your brother? Or you, why do you despise your brother? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God.
    Romans 14:13
    Therefore let us not pass judgment on one another any longer, but rather decide never to put a stumbling block or hindrance in the way of a brother.
  2. Cross References
    Romans 14:17
    For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
    Hebrews 9:10
    But deal only with food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until the time of reformation.
    Leviticus 11:2
    Speak to the people of Israel, saying, These are the living things that you may eat among all the animals that are on the earth.
  3. Cross References
    Leviticus 23:2
    Speak to the people of Israel and say to them, These are the appointed feasts of the Lord that you shall proclaim as holy convocations; they are my appointed feasts.
    Romans 14:5
    One person esteems one day as better than another, while another esteems all days alike. Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.
  4. Cross References
    Mark 2:28
    So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.
    Numbers 28:11
    At the beginnings of your months, you shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord : two bulls from the herd, one ram, seven male lambs a year old without blemish.
  5. Cross References
    Hebrews 8:5
    They serve a copy and shadow of the heavenly things. For when Moses was about to erect the tent, he was instructed by God, saying, "See that you make everything according to the pattern that was shown you on the mountain.
    Hebrews 10:1
    For since the law has but a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities, it can never, by the same sacrifices that are continually offered every year, make perfect those who draw near.
  6. Cross References
    Colossians 2:2
    That their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God's mystery, which is Christ.
  7. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 9:24
    Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one receives the prize? So run that you may obtain it.
  8. Cross References
    Colossians 2:23
    These have indeed an appearance of wisdom in promoting self-made religion and asceticism and severity to the body, but they are of no value in stopping the indulgence of the flesh.
  9. Cross References
    Ezekiel 13:7
    Have you not seen a false vision and uttered a lying divination, whenever you have said, 'Declares the Lord,' although I have not spoken?
    1 Timothy 1:7
    Desiring to be teachers of the law, without understanding either what they are saying or the things about which they make confident assertions.
  10. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:17
    Now this I say and testify in the Lord, that you must no longer walk as the Gentiles do, in the futility of their minds.
  11. Cross References
    Romans 8:7
    For the mind that is set on the flesh is hostile to God, for it does not submit to God's law; indeed, it cannot.
  12. Cross References
    Ephesians 4:15 - 16
    Rather, speaking the truth in love, we are to grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ.
  13. Cross References
    Revelation 2:13
    'I know where you dwell, where Satan's throne is. Yet you hold fast my name, and you did not deny my faith even in the days of Antipas my faithful witness, who was killed among you, where Satan dwells.
    Revelation 3:11
    I am coming soon. Hold fast what you have, so that no one may seize your crown.
  14. Cross References
    Romans 6:2
    By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it?
  15. Cross References
    Colossians 2:8
    See to it that no one takes you captive by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the world, and not according to Christ.
  16. Cross References
    Galatians 4:9
    But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how can you turn back again to the weak and worthless elementary principles of the world, whose slaves you want to be once more?
  17. Cross References
    Colossians 2:16
    Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath.
    1 Timothy 4:3
    Who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
  18. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 6:13
    Food is meant for the stomach and the stomach for food" - and God will destroy both one and the other. The body is not meant for sexual immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 29:13
    And the Lord said: "Because this people draw near with their mouth and honor me with their lips, while their hearts are far from me, and their fear of me is a commandment taught by men.
    Matthew 15:9
    In vain do they worship me, teaching as doctrines the commandments of men.'
    Titus 1:14
    Not devoting themselves to Jewish myths and the commands of people who turn away from the truth.
  20. Cross References
    Colossians 2:18
    Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, going on in detail about visions, puffed up without reason by his sensuous mind.
  21. Cross References
    1 Timothy 4:8
    For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.
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