My friends this is exciting ! This is the Living, Instructing Word of Gods !!!
20 Therefore,[a] if you died with Christ from the basic principles of the world, why, as though living in the world, do you subject yourselves to regulations— 21 “Do not touch, do not taste, do not handle,” 22 which all concern things which perish with the using—according to the commandments and doctrines of men? 23 These things indeed have an appearance of wisdom in self-imposed religion, false humility, and neglect of the body, but are of no value against the indulgence of the flesh.
These things have the appearance of wisdom, however they are proof of self and false humility. We were not instructed to neglect our bodies…we were not instructed to impose religion [self – imposed] or show our humility to God in these ways…in reality this all humiliates us in the site of God.
My friends search yourself…what did the Word of God instruct us to do…you to do?