Colossians 2: 20-23
“Therefore, if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations – “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle…” Colossians 2:20-21.
People often forget that if we have indeed died with Christ that makes us dead to sin and the old regulations.
“Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.” Romans 6:4-6.
Mankind unfortunately, has a constant desire to be a part of his own salvation, or part of keeping his salvation, or to enhance his own part in the church. Or embellishing Christianity to a ridiculous degree with rules and regulations until the church is top-heavy with tinsel, glitter, and old hubcaps that he finds at the side of the road.