Baptized into the Triumph

In Colossians 2, Paul talks about Jesus “triumphing” over the powers and authorities at the cross. “Triumph” was used to denote the massive parade in Rome celebrating Caesar’s “triumph” over his enemies. In a clever use of terms, Paul states that everything that was anti-God was defeated at that moment on the cross. Evil was given notice that it’s demise and destruction was set it motion, and its days are numbered. Because of Jesus’ victory, sin has been conquered, and we can be forgiven. Followers of Jesus are able to join in the triumph because they share the same fate of Christ.

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