Colossians is a letter about the greatness of Christ. Since their conversion, the believers in Colosse had heard many theories about salvation. All of these false doctrines diminished Christ in some way. Some people had placed their faith in angels, some in rituals and others in various religious philosophies or practices. Paul wrote this letter to correct them all. His words ring with the message that Christ is God in the flesh and the only one sufficient to save us from sin and its destructive power.