If Paul were writing to the modern church today, what would he say? The very same things he said to the churches in his day. Preach the true gospel. The message has never changed. It has always been and will always be the simple message of only Jesus Christ, Him crucified, buried, risen and coming again. The church at Colossai had become buried in philosophy, eastern mysticism and judaistic legalism. So Paul declared, "In Christ are hidden all treasures of wisdom and knowledge". And he also warned, "Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit after the traditions of men and not after Christ." Satan has and always will try and take us off the main message of Jesus Christ. I listened to a leading TV preacher the other day and in his 30 minute message, he never once mentioned Jesus Christ. Rather how to live abundantly, prosperously and successfully through 5 simple steps, evidently without Christ. We must always be aware of the danger of life outside of Christ at the center. Paul summed it up when he said, "In Christ we live, move and have our being". He also added, "For me to live is Christ".