All the Fullness of the Godhead
For in him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily.
And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power:
|vss||Fulness in Colossians|
|1.9||all wisdom and spiritual understanding|
|1.16-17||all things (6 times)|
|2.2||all riches of the full assurance of understanding|
|2.3||all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge|
|2.9||all the fulness of the Godhead|
|2.9||all principality and power|
|2.13||all trespasses (are forgiven)|
|3.11||Christ is all, and in all|
|3.20-22||all things (2 times)|
|4.12||all the will of God|
As is common knowledge amongst all Biblical scholars, the
Number Seven is used throughout Scripture to represent
the ideas of fulness and
completion. This manifests in the appearance of the Book of Colossians on
Spoke 7 of the Wheel. Note that both fulness and complete appear in
the verse quoted above. The sidebar lists a few of the significant "alls" found
in this little book.
This great theme of Colossians has not gone unnoticed by previous Biblical scholars.
For example, J. Sidlow Baxter, in his magnum opus
Exploring the Book categorized the dominant themes of each book of the Bible.
Concerning Colossians, he defined its dominant theme as
revealing "Christ the fulness of God to us" [emphasis in the original].
He then devoted nearly three pages to "the doctrine of the Fulness."
The significance of this can not be overstated. Though Baxter came closer
to discovering the structure of the Wheel than any
other author I have ever read, there is absolutely no hint in any his writings that he
recognized the geometrical relation between Colossians and the Number Seven. His witness
to the theme of fulness in Colossians is therefore unbiased.
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