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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, 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" and Christians were no longer subject to consuming only certain meats or drinks or observing holidays and new moons and sabbaths,  because ...there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all...