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False Philosophies



As you receive Christ as your Lord,
Root as you are walking with Him;
Establish faith in one accord,
Building up your spiritual vim.

Just the same way that you were taught,
With abounding in thanksgiving;
Remembering you are salt,
In Christ Jesus who is living.

See that no one takes you captive,
By philosophy vain deceit;
Human traditions that you live,
Not as the spiritual elite.

For within Him the whole fullness,
Dwells bodily of deity;
Which is shielding from the darkness,
Which will build your ability.

Because you have been filled with Christ,
Which rules with the authority;
Who is the Head that has enticed,
Throughout all of eternity.

Copyright ©2022 Richard Newton Sherrer

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Alive in Christ Colossians 2:6-10

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Written on August 12, 2022

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Richard Newton Sherrer

I was born and raised on a farm in Pennsylvania. It was a small family farm that was handed down through 8 generations of Sherrer men until my father; Newton just could not make a living from it any longer. He thought that I would make a better living away from the farm. So, I decided to join the Air Force in 1969 upon graduating from high school. I gained quite a bit of experience and insight on life while in the service. Even though I was only stationed on the east coast of the US, my Air Force career took me to Germany and Korea. After 20 years wearing of the blue uniform, I decided going in a different direction and found myself becoming very diverse in many different fields. Something still seemed missing to me after being separated from the service for about 10 years. The Air Force was a way of life for me, but really missed life in Korea. I found myself changing careers again. Poetry was an interest of his since my days in high school. With returning to the Lord, I felt motivated to write of my Christian beliefs. I started looking at Bible verses and reflecting on my own personal experiences. The Bible was found to be as true today as to when the various books were written. I could see much of what the Bible is teaching us as valid as every in modern time. It felt only natural to me on using his personal experience based on Bible verses and see much of my own life written in the Scriptures. God inspires me what to write about though. I do not claim to be an expert on God or the Bible. I am just a Christian who has become enlightened to write poetic verses from the Holy Scriptures. more…

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  • Dougla$Irishman
    There is no other life like it, to be a child of the King. He sticks closer than a brother and is master of our soul ! Our Heavenly Father is just that and He tells us Abba !
    A beautiful poem to encourage us ! 
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