Today, we hear a lot about “fake news.” Fake news erodes journalistic integrity and undermines the important role that truth plays in a free society.
However, a false Christ is more damaging than fake news. A false Christ can lead people away from the truth faster than a CNN news cycle, for a longer period of time, and with eternal consequences.
In Colossians, Paul presents Jesus Christ as the “image of the invisible God” (1:15), the creator and sustainer of all things (1:16-17), the head of His body, the church (1:18), the fullness of God in bodily form (1:19), and the One who reconciles all things to Himself in heaven and on earth (1:20). That’s the real Jesus, who is greater than fake news or a false Christ.