Colossians 1:21-23 – IT’S MANDATORY! 

One of the problems we have in the church today is “easy believism”. People feel that as long as they have walked an aisle, professed faith, and/or been baptized they are ready to go to Heaven.

The Bible is very clear that when a person has truly trusted Christ as Savior (John 3:36, Ephesians 2:8-9) change takes place (2 Corinthians 5:17). Our text shows us that if a person is truly converted, his or her lifestyle will change. It’s mandatory. 

OUR SIN – Vs. 21

This verse tells us what our lives were like until we were reconciled to God through Christ. 

OUR STANDING – Vs. 22

If a person is truly born again he/she is now “holy, unblameable and unreproveable in his sight”. 

OUR STANDARD – Vs. 23

Because our standing has changed in Christ (Vs. 22) our standard of behavior changes as well.

Proof of salvation is being “grounded and settled” as well as not being moved away from the hope of the Gospel.