Paul who once persecuted and had killed, the followers of Jesus, writes to the believers in Colosse;
"giving thanks to the Father, who has made us fit for a share of the inheritance of the saints in light,
who delivered us out of the authority of darkness, and translated us into the kingdom of the Son of His love,
in whom we have redemption through His blood, the remission of sins;
who is the image of the invisible God, the First-born of all creation.