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The Book of Colossians
Colossians is one of Paul's Epistles. Epistles are letters Paul wrote to Christians in the early churches.
|Colossae was located in the present day country of Turkey. The
city of Colossae was famous for the beautiful red cloth that was
made there. The cloth was called colossinum. An important person in
Colossae was Philemon, a man who owned slaves. Bible scholars
believe that one of Philemon's slaves, Onesimus, escaped and went to
Rome. He then met Paul and became a Christian. Paul then sent Onesimus
back to Philemon with a letter that later become the book of
The church in Colossae was started by Epaphras.
Paul wrote the letter to Colossae when he was in prison in Rome. When Paul wrote his letter to the church in Colossae, he had never visited there.
|Paul wrote the letter because of the people in the church at
Colossae were starting to have some pagan and Jewish beliefs. Paul
wanted to warn them. He also wanted to remind them about the saving
power of Jesus.
Paul also wrote about becoming new people in Christ.
Christians lose their old ways and become new people.
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