“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Hall's comment on 2015-09-28 06:55:27:
Do this relate to verbally abusive husband in the body of Christ
Row's comment on 2015-09-01 14:02:20:
Paul's message enlighten me that even the elect, their philosophies can have a tint of vain deceit and can misled us from the true teaching of Christ. Just like believing in feng shui and other beliefs from different culture. We can be a bondage from this philosophy of their elect.
Matthew's comment on 2015-07-15 13:44:12:
The verse is very plain and blunt, it first says, "Beware lest any man..., " it is always mankind that we are to beware of, but why? The Bible says the heart is deceitfully wicked above all things. The heart of man is full of vile imaginations, which will try to justify anything it can as long as it can. This verse also says, "spoil, " and again why? If you have a box of apples, would you keep a spoiled apple among the good ones? Of course not, so why then should the child of GOD have company among the false philosophies of this world? If a Christian is not rooted in the word of GOD, then the good fruit won 't recognize the bad fruit. But let us notice the end conclusion of the matter which discredits all the idealogies before it. "And not after Christ, " if anything in this world by any man 's words does not lean after or go towards Christ our Savior then we must beware and cast out those things from among us. Amen! Lest we be spoiled like the bad fruit, being mixed together.
issak's comment on 2014-12-06 04:54:45:
.....Even the elected will be deceived, that is why it warns us not to fall in vain deceit..!!
issak's comment on 2014-12-04 05:31:45:
it is very clear that says Beware least any "Man " spoil you...that means of messages trough TV and movies believe in "magic " believe in the creation not the creator, they tell us to believe in absurd things, images , virgins , saints, amulets, encantations, etc...drawing us away from the Lord.. just beware of all those things...!
Light's comment on 2014-01-20 00:00:57:
Two factors to to consider when pondering this verse; 1.No MAN will take Jesus sheep. 2. We are not of this world (now) therefore cannot be spoiled by it. Old man DIED, not of the flesh but Spirit. Not under Law, but Grace if saved. >>>>John10:27-28 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
>>>>This V speaks of the "World"? 1 John 3:1 Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: therefore the world knoweth us not, because it knew him not. >>>>>>>>>Hebrews 10:39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul.>>>>>Fear Not Stand Fast. This speaks of wolves who come to kill. They cannot kill the saved. Life Eternal is why. It can't be shaken.
enrique's comment on 2013-01-18 17:43:10: