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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
3:3 For ye are dead - To the things on earth. And your real, spiritual life is hid from the world, and laid up in God, with Christ - Who hath merited, promised, prepared it for us, and gives us the earnest and foretaste of it in our hearts.
Col 3:3 For ye are dead. "For ye died" (Revised Version). This is a reason for not loving earthly things. We died to the world, crucified with Christ, and were buried. See notes on 2:12 Ro 6:2 Ga 2:20. This death was a definite act, like the burial and the rising, not a state. The Revised Version is a great improvement on such passages. And your life is hid with Christ in God. They died, but they are not dead. Yet the world does not see their true life, the eternal principle within. Their life is in Christ, and can never be fully manifested until he shall be manifest.
Wade King's comment on 2013-10-17 18:31:58:
I believe Colossians 3:3 speaks of the those who have truly accepted Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior, which at that moment have experienced the miracle of being "Born Again". This experience is accompanied by true godly sorrow for their sins and true repentance. (a change of mind that leads to a change in direction) Not aware that they truly died to their old lifestyle of practicing habitual sin. Positioned or hidden In Christ,means they are dead to their former life of debauchery. In my humble opinion this revelation of this scripture takes years to fully comprehend.
Kenneth, Ogbogiya's comment on 2013-09-18 20:37:13:
Col. 3:3 is talking about transformation and lifestyle! When you accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour, you are dead to sin. Then the part that says your life is hid with Christ in God, means protection and sustenance. No evil is permitted to prevail against you and your needs will be continually met, according to Phil 4:19.
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