See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. (Colossians 2:8, NIV 1984).
For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Peter, and then to the Twelve. After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep. Then he appeared to James, then to all the apostles, and last of all he appeared to me also, as to one abnormally born. (1 Corinthians 15:3–8, NIV 1984).
Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. (Acts 4:12, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “Hollow and deceptive philosophy,” “human tradition,” “basic principles of this world” or anything else or anyone else “under heaven” cannot save. The only name “given to men by which we must be saved,” is Jesus. If you want to be saved, you must go through Jesus. It is the only way that the Father will receive anyone into His Kingdom. Any attempt, by any other means, will leave the desire to be saved “unfulfilled” because they are “hollow” [lacking in value or substance].
Thomas said to him, “Lord…how can we know the way?” Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:5–6, NIV 1984).
My Advice – Who or what should you believe? Philosophies, traditions or principles of the world (other men), or One who came into this world, died for it and was raised from the dead?