Colossians 1:28 - He is the one we proclaim
“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.”
Colossians 1:28 NIV
He being Christ. The whole of Christian doctrine depends on claims made by Him. Coupled with that, prophecy going way back to the Book of Genesis, in which reference to His person and being is first touched upon. According to scripture, He always was, uncreated. Rather, from eternal past , one in the same yet separate, in a sense, from God. The Deity concept laid out in John Ch1 verse 1. A bold and absolute statement, on which the validity or otherwise of scripture hangs.
The study of scripture, if embarked upon, will show us a lineage and prophetic prediction from which He took on flesh and came to earth on our behalf. He came to stand in and compensate for a world gone awry. We were appointed stewards of that world, which was, initially, created perfect. Less than perfect stewardship has resulted in what we see today: a world compromised, yet still bearing witness to His original signature. A contradictory state of what our instincts tell us should and should not be. Simply put, good in the presence of bad. Even when we focus on the subset of our own internal being. We can start there and find what is right and wrong within ourselves. Which is where a struggle to reconcile contradiction often starts. Why do we sometimes do, say and think what our gut tells us we should not? Refer to Romans Ch 7 for the answer.
I fall short, and cannot compensate for the infinite gulf which exists between myself and a perfect God. But, in perfect love, He has bridged that gulf on my behalf. A solution to a problem which began to plague me once I had the maturity and intellect to realize it was there. For a time, as is my fleshly instinct, I would try to address the issue within my own capability. The ultimate conclusion made after repetitive failure, a disease could not heal itself. A discouraging conclusion to be sure. But a solution emerged in the potential of this book called the Bible. What if it was what it claimed to be? Could any proof could be self-validating? Certainly not in secular science, but perhaps in a case where God was involved. Enter the dual concept of desperation coupled with faith, and a path was seen. There was and is, seemingly, one way out. And until I see a better option, all my chips are in on Him.