The book of Colossians is a letter written by Paul the apostle to the church in Colosse, a town in Asia Minor, which is in modern day Turkey. Paul wrote this letter during his imprisonment in Rome around a.d. 60. The church in Colosse had come under the influence of false teachings which are refuted by Paul here.

Paul addresses of the adequacy of Christ and the deficiency of the Colossian’s incorrect views and philosophies, not unlike the humanistic philosophies prevalent in today’s world. He achieves this by writing of Christ as being the image of God, our Creator and pre-existent sustainer of everything, and the One who reconciles us with God.