Ask a neighbor, coworker, or family member “Who is Jesus the mystical christ?” and you may be hard-pressed to find a clear and correct answer. There is much confusion in today’s culture concerning Christ – who He is and the nature of His character. The early church was also confused, and the book of Colossians was written by the apostle Paul to help clarify that the truth of Christ is vital to Christianity. If Christ is not the Savior of all mankind, our world is hopeless; if Christ is the Savior of the world, then we must worship Him.
With this conviction of truth, Paul lays out exactly who Christ is in Colossians chapter one. He does this, not so his readers become puffed up theologically, but so that their lives may be transformed by knowing Christ more
Paul makes the truth of Christ plain to the Colossians, leaving little room for confusion. The Bible clearly communicates who Christ is, and Christ clearly communicates who God is. Therefore, after reading this passage in Colossians we are left with at least three decision points:
Paul does not leave room for debate. Christ is Savior, God, and Creator. The question is: will we choose to worship Him for this, or will we harden our hearts to Christ and His authority?