“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.” Colossians 2:8-9 KJV
Every believer should have a clear understanding of the Godhead, to demonstrate their “full assurance of understanding, and acknowledgement of the mystery of God, and of the Father, and of Christ.” (ref. Colossians 2:2).
Concerning that Paul says, “beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.” You will only be able to protect yourself only when you have a rich encounter with the divine, with the experience of knowing Christ for yourself, with real certainty and clear understanding of who he is. Parents also need to be sure that their children get that accurate information about God and that they are empowered to know the truth when they are talking to their friends.
1 Corinthians 15:34 says, “Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.”
It is important that you’ve that knowledge of truth and that your children are taught also how to identify right from wrong. Tell them the truth because if you don’t, they are going to hear all sorts of misinformation from school, friends, on the internet or from evil workers – “…for some have not the knowledge of God.” Therefore it is important that they are educated to recognise where to go to get proper information.
Christ Jesus the Lord
“But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.” 2 Peter 3:18
“In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.” Colossians 2:3
Your faith needs to be strong in Christ alone.
“As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:  Rooted and built up in him, and stablished in the faith, as ye have been taught, abounding therein with thanksgiving.” Colossians 2:6-7
“And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.” Colossians 2:4
You’re complete in him
It should suffice you to know that “…ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.” Colossians 2:10
Some are troubled and confused with who does what in the Godhead, and that really should worry you.
Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.  If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.  Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.  Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then , Shew us the Father?  Believest thou not that I am in the Father, and the Father in me? the words that I speak unto you I speak not of myself: but the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.  Believe me that I am in the Father, and the Father in me: or else believe me for the very works’ sake.
Colossians 2:3-4 says, Jesus Christ, “In whom are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge.  And this I say, lest any man should beguile you with enticing words.
- You’re buried with him in baptism, vs 12
- you’re Risen with him through faith of the operation of God, vs 12
- having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it, vs 15