Review: Jesus Christ is Exclusive and Sufficient. March 18, 2012.
Paul’s letter to the Colossians emphasizes the sufficiency of Jesus Christ. The attacks we get from our own sin nature, the world system, and from Satan are always aimed to distract us from reliance on Christ’s sufficiency by attacking divine authority. Satan seeks to steer us away from God’s authority by presenting alternatives to God’s truth, but there is no truth apart from God’s revelation. God’s revelation to man is complete in scripture. Every thought system emanating from the mind of man, independent from God, is doomed to ultimate failure no matter how seductive or politically correct it may seem. Total reliance on the sufficiency of Christ is our protection and produces stability in the face of any system of thought that operates apart from the uncompromising truth of scripture.