What is Needed?

"In Him you have been made complete."  Col 2:10

I am in the process of writing a new book, and a part of writing is research. I love research, but because of the topic of the new book I am spending more time than I would like to spend thinking about the “wisdom” and philosophies of this present age.

As I research I am examining the thinking and belief systems of various people. These are people with multiple college degrees, doctorates, and men and women who are respected in their profession. What I am learning as I look into their lives is they are almost exclusively immoral and their philosophy of life is built to suit their immorality. I find no wisdom of any value in any of them.

Where do we find our wisdom? Where do we find our knowledge?

Where is the wise man? Where is the scribe? Where is the debater of this age? Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? For since in the wisdom of God the world through its wisdom did not come to know God, God was well-pleased through the foolishness of the message preached to save those who believe. 1 Corinthians 2:20-21 (NASB)

Everything that means anything is found in Christ and in the message of the gospel. All that we need for this life and the one to come is found in Christ. The answer to the sickness of the soul, the brokenness of heart, and the warpage of the mind are all found in Christ. We are complete in Him.

People who look for solace in the things of the world will come up empty again and again. There is no joy, there is no hope and there certainly is no peace in the philosophies of men or the world, only in Christ.

You have no need of Christ plus anything. No religion or ceremony, you don’t have to be good enough (because you could never be good enough), or have an “experience” of some kind.  The Bible says it is all about knowing Him and being known by Him. It is that simple. It is all about Christ, and nothing else.