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Scofield's Reference Notes
Colossians 1



Verse 6


Grace (in salvation). vs. 2 Thessalonians 2:16; Romans 3:24. (See Scofield "John 1:17").

Verse 14


(See Scofield "Romans 3:24").

Verse 21


Reconciliation. The Greek word signifies "to change thoroughly from," and occurs, Romans 5:10; Romans 11:15; 1 Corinthians 7:11; 2 Corinthians 5:18; 2 Corinthians 5:19; 2 Corinthians 5:20. Reconciliation looks toward the effect of the death of christ upon man, as propitiation (See Scofield "Romans 3:25"), is the Godward aspect, and is that effect of the death of Christ upon the believing sinner which, through divine power, works in him a "thorough change" toward God from enmity and aversion to love and trust. It is never said that God is reconciled. God is propitiated, the sinner reconciled (cf) 2 Corinthians 5:18-21.

Verse 26


(See Scofield "Matthew 13:11").

Verse 27

mystery (See Scofield "Matthew 13:11").

Christ (See Scofield "Ephesians 4:24").

Verse 28

perfect (See Scofield "Matthew 5:48").


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Bibliography Information
Scofield, C. I. "Scofield Reference Notes on Colossians 1:4". "Scofield Reference Notes (1917 Edition)". 1917.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2019
the Week of Proper 23 / Ordinary 28
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