I have taken these last several entries to (hopefully) open your eyes to these realities of emotions and medicating them. I wanted, Christian, to remind you your hope does not come from a bottle or group therapy. Now, I want to give you some hope and remind you where it does come from.
First, may I ask you a question? Do you believe Christ is sufficient? That word, sufficient, means enough. Do you believe He is enough? If not, why not? If not, where is His in-sufficiency? Exactly what is He not able to do? You see if you do not believe Christ is sufficient then you cannot expect to be helped. Not like Christ’s ability is limited by your beliefs- He is always sufficient and you must trust in the sufficiency of Christ.
See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ. Colossians 2:8
The world says that Christ is not enough and that the Bible is fairytales and a bunch of stories we poor delusional Christians use to placate ourselves. Their methods are philosophical (example: you never step in the same river twice) and full of empty deception (example: all pathways lead to God). Philosophy means to “love wisdom” broadly speaking and when Col. 2:8 says “takes you captive”, it literally means to kidnap, or to carry you off as booty or spoils of war. That is the goal of this present world, to carry us off with deception. Satan knows he can never have our souls but he can ruin the productivity of our lives while we are here.
It is an imperative or command of Scripture that you and I do not buy into what the world’s wise philosophers are peddling. Often they offer Christ plus something else as necessary for salvation. They are deceivers and want you to believe that Christ and the Bible are not enough!
Friend, you have Christ, why bother with this nonsense?