This article treats the significance of the words "filling up what is lacking in the afflictions of Christ" in Colossians 1:24.
What is the relationship between Christ and the cosmos? This essay considers the apostle Paul's intention when he relates Christ to the cosmos. Can we speak of the presence of a cosmic Christology? It begins with a reading of Colossians 1:15-20. Jesus Christ, through whom the whole universe was created, is the ruler and reconciler of creation. Creation in this instance refers to the whole universe, including spiritual beings and powers.
What is the linguistic and conceptual background of Colossians 1:12-14? The purpose of this text is examined in this article.
What is the relationship between theological expression and the creedal character of the gospel? In what sense is the gospel a creed? This essay defends the thesis that the theology of Paul is given a structure as a creed. This creed remained constant and unchanging. The author illustrates it from the way Paul defends the gospel in Colossians, in particular Colossians 1 and Colossians 2.