The apostle Paul, in exposing and refuting the Colossian heresies (legalisms and gnosticism, which are very similar to New Age heresies of today), shows the Church the greatness and all-sufficiency of Jesus Christ throughout the whole letter to the Colossians.
The first order of ministering to the Body of Christ is the releasing of believers from any involvement with the powers of darkness i.e. the occult world. (See Checklist of Occult Involvement for possible
“Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works and of faith toward God, of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of
“For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God. And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep