Paul tells us to beware of that which would spoil our faith.
In Colossians 2, Paul speaks of several things that can influence our thought processes and lead us astray.
- Vain deceit
- Traditions of men
- Rudiments of the world
- Christ-less mindsets
- Man-made rituals
- Worshiping of angels or other beings
Acknowledging that these influences do exist, we should take precautions to guard ourselves from their persuasiveness.
Putting on the armour of God, putting His word in our hearts, girding ourselves with truth, being prepared to answer with Christ’s mindset, and being fully engaged in walking according to Christ’s calling will keep us from being overtaken by the influences that spoil.