Zealous Rudiments

When I read in Colossians 2:8 KJV
“Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”
I thought the rudiments of the world had to do with worldly pleasures.

What triggered a, ( hey, wait a minute ) moment was Revelation 3.  Everyone talks about the Laodicean church being worldly, secular. Verse 14 says,

Revelation 3:14 KJV. “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

I started asking God why he said, ” the beginning of the creation of God “. Not that God was created but, God as Creator. And God finishes his speaking to this Laodicean church saying be zealous.  I knew zealous was excited, engaged, on fire for, but rudiments I had all wrong.

When I started looking at applications of the word rudiments, the Holy Spirit opened my understanding. Rudiments means the first principles of something. The origin or original. To furnish with first principles.

Then I saw in Galatians 4: 1-6 When we were a child we were in bondage under the elements of the world. We did service to these elements. You see, children are under teachers and these teachers bring children into bondage of the elements of the world. That is what the law did with Israel. The law was a teacher bringing students ( Israel ) under bondage until Jesus came. Other teachers, the world’s teachers, bring people into bondage.

In Colossians 2:8 KJV  “Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ.”

We see rudiments of the world. Philosophy,  vain deceit, traditions of men and the rudiments of the world are not after Christ. Rudiments  means the principles of something, the origin. Example: Water – the rudiments or principle parts that make up water are H2O. So the rudiments of the world means the principles or origins of the world. And that answered my question to God. How you ask?

Revelation 3:14 KJV. “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;”

The words the beginning of the creation of God. God is saying to the Laodicean church that he is the Creator, not evolution, it is creation with a Creator. This church in the last days needed to be reminded about creation and their Creator.

This clearly shows the church of Laodiceans had indeed been spoiled like Colossians 2: 8 said. But how? From the beginning through Christ and even the birth of America, creation was taught. That’s almost 5,776 years creation was taught. But in 1809 this guy is born in England. His name? Charles Darwin, born February 12, 1809 to parents who were unitarians. Unitarians teach to worship Jesus Christ is idolatry and they come from a Jehovah Witnesses background.

So a Brit, who does not believe Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh, publishes a book in 1859 on his theory of evolution ( rejecting God and God’s word ) and in the 1870s the ” scientific ” community decided his book was fact. The ” scientific ” community decided to believe a mortal man who rejected God. Then England shipped this rejection of God all around the world. It landed on the doorsteps of America. And now, America has been spoiled as Colossians 2: 8 speaks.

Clearly, Revelation 3:14 points to the church of Laodicea would be dealing with the issue of Creation, but be zealous. Until next time.

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