Posted by Pastor Pat on September 29, 2011
To understand the Book of Colossians it is helpful to examine the three movements within the book itself; they are logical and sequential. In the first chapter Paul explains the sufficiency and singularity of Jesus Christ. He speaks of the exalted Christ. Here he identifies for the reader what is considered “orthodoxy”.
The word orthodox, from Greek orthos (“right”, “true”, “straight”) + doxa (“opinion” or “belief”, related to dokein, “to think”),1is generally used to mean the adherence to accepted norms, more specifically to creeds, especially in religion.2