In his essay Christian Apologetics, C.S. Lewis said, “One of the great difficulties is to keep before the audience’s mind the question of truth. They always think you are recommending Christianity not because it is true but because it is good. And in the discussion they will at every moment try to escape from the issue “true–false” into stuff about a good society, … or the Spanish Inquisition … or anything whatever … One must keep on pointing out that Christianity is a statement which, if false, is of no importance, and if true, of infinite importance.”
Reality The Colossian church, however, was beginning to move in the direction of religious rules and rituals. Paul warns them hoping to stop them in their tracks before it’s too late. Jesus Christ is the ultimate reality. Don’t get distracted by things that simply look or sound religious.
You might say the church in Corinth had a very impractical faith. They had trouble connecting reality with spirituality. As Paul ends his first letter to the church in Corinth he brings up a bunch of very practical stuff. Paul’s spirituality was firmly planted in the real world.