“Let no man beguile you of your reward in a voluntary humility and worshipping of angels, intruding into those things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind,”
King James Version (KJV)
2:18 Out of pretended humility, they worshipped angels, as not daring to apply immediately to God. Yet this really sprung from their being puffed up: (the constant forerunner of a fall, #Prov 16:18|) so far was it from being an instance of true humility.
Col 2:18 Let no man beguile you of your reward. Rob you of your reward by his guile. He will do so if you become unworthy of it by a voluntary humility. By a humility that is willed, and therefore is affected rather than real. It is probable that the false teachers made a great pretense of humility, and taught a self-abasement, like that of monks clad in sackcloth, or who go barefoot. And worshiping of angels. One feature of the heresy against which Paul warned them was angel worship. Angel worship, the worship of saints, dead or living, of pope, or any created thing, is forbidden. "Worship God", said the angel before whom John bowed (Re 19:10). Church history states that at a later period Michael the archangel was worshiped. Intruding in the things which he hath not seen. "Dwelling in the thich which he hath seen" (Revised Version). Claiming special revelations. He refers to "no man".