[verb] is often used figuratively, but in obvious meanings, in the Bible. To take hold of God and his covenant is to embrace him as given in the Gospel, and by faith to plead his promises and relations (Isa 64:7; Isa 56:4). Christians hold forth the word of life; they, by practicing it in their lives, give light and instruction to others (Php 2:16). Not holding of Christ the head is neglecting to draw gracious influence from him, and to yield due subjection to him; as, for instance (Col 2:18-19), worshipping angels, etc. instead of Christ; insisting on penances, etc. instead of on the merit of Christ's work.

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See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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