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Colossians

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Colossians is an epistle of Paul to the church at Colossae, in Phrygia, in what is modern Turkey. In a controversial passage Paul asserts that his own sufferings complete what is lacking in the sufferings of Christ for the benefit of the Church[1], which has been developed by the Catholic Church into the doctrine of the Treasury of Merit. This eventually became corrupted into a practice of paying money to get loved ones' souls out of purgatory and that in turn sparked Martin Luther to nail his 95 Theses to a church door one Halloween.

Paul goes on to say the ordinances of the Mosaic code were "nailed to the cross"[2] and Christians were no longer subject to consuming only certain meats or drinks or observing holidays and new moons and sabbaths, [3] because ...there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all...[4]

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