- Part of the Gromacki Expository Series
Two enemies of the evangelical church today are intellectualism and legalism. The former exalts the mind to the exclusion of the heart, whereas the latter stresses outward conformity rather than inward transformation. Gnosticism elevates knowledge above faith, while ecclesiastical traditionalism suppresses grace with laws. In most situations, these errors are found separately; however, they were joined in the heresy which affected the church at Colosse. Paul attacked these two errors through the exposition of true spiritual wisdom and of the believer's positional completeness in Christ. In studying Colossians, therefore, you will see how a submissive life of faith and grace is the only spiritual experience which will glorify Christ.
Pastors, teachers, Bible schools and colleges, and study groups will benefit from these fine expositions. Based on the English text (KJV), Dr. Gromacki uses his expertise and gifting to present the meaning of the epistle in a clear and straightforward manner. Necessary technical matters and notes on the Greek are included, but they are confined to the footnotes. These books are divided into thirteen chapters, each of which is followed by challenging discussion questions, designed to stimulate personal inquiry and to make the truth of God relevant.
About the Authors
Dr. Robert Gromacki is Distinguished Professor of Bible and Greek at Cedarville University (Ohio) and Pastor of Grace Community Baptist Church in Washington Court House, Ohio. He is the author of 15 books including his popular textbook New Testament Survey. He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Grace Theological Seminary in Winona Lake, Indiana (Th.D.).
Thanks for reissuing the Gromacki books. They are what pastors need today -- Biblically accurate and exegetically based.