These are a shadow of the things that were to come;1 the reality, however, is found in Christ.
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Do not let anyone who delights in false humility2 and the worship of angels disqualify you for the prize.3 Such a person goes into great detail about what he has seen, and his unspiritual mind puffs him up with idle notions.
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He has lost connection with the Head,4 from whom the whole body,5 supported and held together by its ligaments and sinews, grows as God causes it to grow.6
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Since you died with Christ7 to the basic principles of this world,8 why, as though you still belonged to it, do you submit to its rules:9
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"Do not handle! Do not taste! Do not touch!"?
These are all destined to perish10 with use, because they are based on human commands and teachings.11
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Such regulations indeed have an appearance of wisdom, with their self-imposed worship, their false humility12 and their harsh treatment of the body, but they lack any value in restraining sensual indulgence.
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