We proclaim Christ! (Col. 1:28)

“It is Christ

Whom we proclaim,

Warning everyone,

And teaching everyone

In all wisdom,

So that we may present

Everyone mature

In Christ.”

ὃν ἡμεῖς καταγγέλλομεν νουθετοῦντες πάντα ἄνθρωπον καὶ διδάσκοντες πάντα ἄνθρωπον ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ, ἵνα παραστήσωμεν πάντα ἄνθρωπον τέλειον ἐν Χριστῷ·

Paul said, “It is Christ (ὃν) whom we proclaim (ἡμεῖς καταγγέλλομεν), warning (νουθετοῦντες) everyone (πάντα ἄνθρωπον), and teaching (καὶ διδάσκοντες) everyone (πάντα ἄνθρωπον) in all wisdom (ἐν πάσῃ σοφίᾳ), so that we may present (ἵνα παραστήσωμεν) everyone (πάντα ἄνθρωπον) mature (τέλειον) in Christ (ἐν Χριστῷ).”  Paul maintained that they were proclaiming Christ.  They were both warning and teaching everyone with all their wisdom.  Everyone was all men.  Their hope was that they could present all these people to God as fully mature or perfect Christians.  Paul wanted all the followers of Jesus Christ to reach a mature knowledge about Jesus Christ, so that in the end times, they would be perfect in their connection to Jesus Christ.  Is your faith in Jesus Christ mature?

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