In the old western, the bulletin in the local post office had the picture of an outlaw with this inscription: Wanted... dead or alive. In Colossians, the Apostle Paul warns the Christians in Colossae against theological outlaws who want to rob their spiritual bank. He argues that they are in danger of this false philosophy. To encourage them, he shows that even though they were dead in their sins, they are now alive in Christ.
Matthew Walker is pastor of College Park Baptist Church in Cary, NC. He is a graduate of Bob Jones University, Maranatha Baptist Seminary, and Piedmont International University. He is married to Becky and together they parent their two teenage children, Aaron and Melanie.