Colossians 2:20

20 Since you died with Christ to the elemental spiritual forces of this world, why, as though you still belonged to the world, do you submit to its rules:

Read Colossians 2:20 Using Other Translations

Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances,
If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the world, do you submit to regulations--
You have died with Christ, and he has set you free from the spiritual powers of this world. So why do you keep on following the rules of the world, such as,