THOSE WHO WALK IN THE WAY OF THE WORLD, ARE TURNED FROM FOLLOWING CHRIST
COLOSSIANS 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.
BENSON COMMENTARY Because it was grounded, not on truth, or solid reason, but on the vain and false traditions of men.
JOHN 17:17 Sanctify them by the truth; your word is truth.
*your word is truth
MATTHEW HENRY'S COMMENTARY But there is a philosophy which is vain and deceitful; and while it pleases men's fancies, hinders their faith: such are curious speculations about things above us, or no concern to us. Those who walk in the way of the world, are turned from following Christ.
ELLICOTT'S COMMENTARY They are already in the higher sphere of truth, in which their entire consecration is to take place, when the gifts of the Holy Spirit shall descend upon them.