Demonic Influence
1Now the Spirit #Jn 14:17|NoBook| 16:13Ac 20:23|NoBook| 21:111Co 2:10-11 explicitly says that in later times #2Th 2:3-92Tm 3:12Pt 3:3Jd 18 some will depart from the faith, #Php 1:271Tm 1:2Jd 3 paying attention to deceitful spirits #Mt 7:151Jn 4:6 and the teachings of demons, #Jms 3:15 2through the hypocrisy #Mk 12:15 of liars whose consciences #Heb 13:18 are seared. 3They forbid marriage #1Tm 5:14Heb 13:4 and demand abstinence #Rm 14:6Col 2:161Th 4:3|NoBook| 5:221Pt 2:11 from foods that God created #Gn 1:29|NoBook| 9:3 to be received with gratitude by those who believe and know the truth. 4For everything created by God is good, #Gn 1:31 and nothing should be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, #Ac 10:15 5since it is sanctified by the word of God #Lk 8:211Tm 2:1Heb 4:12 and by prayer.
A Good Servant of Jesus Christ
6If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished by the words of the faith #Php 1:271Tm 1:2Jd 3 and the good teaching that you have followed. #2Tm 3:10-15 7But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. #1Tm 1:42Tm 4:4Ti 1:142Pt 1:16 Rather, train yourself in godliness, #2Pt 1:3 8for
the training of the body has a limited benefit, #Col 2:23
but godliness is beneficial in every way,
since it holds promise for the present life
and also for the life to come. #Ps 37:9Pr 19:23|NoBook| 22:4Mt 6:33Mk 10:30Jn 12:25Ac 13:481Pt 3:9
9This saying is trustworthy and deserves full acceptance. #1Tm 1:15|NoBook| 3:12Tm 2:11 10In fact, we labor and strive # Other mss read and suffer reproach for this, because we have put our hope in the living God, #Dt 5:26Jos 3:101Sm 17:26Ps 42:2Jr 10:10Dn 6:20Ac 14:151Tm 3:15 who is the Savior #1Tm 1:1 of everyone, #1Tm 2:4Ti 2:11 especially of those who believe.
Instructions for Ministry
11Command and teach these things. 12Let no one despise your youth; instead, you should be an example to the believers in speech, #Pr 12:6 in conduct, #2Pt 3:11 in love, # Other mss add in spirit #1Co 13:1 in faith, in purity. #1Tm 5:2 13Until I come, #1Tm 3:14 give your attention to public reading, exhortation, and teaching. 14Do not neglect the gift that is in you; it was given to you through prophecy, #1Co 13:21Tm 1:182Tm 1:6 with the laying on of hands #1Tm 5:22 by the council of elders. 15Practice these things; be committed to them, so that your progress may be evident to all. 16Pay close attention to your life and your teaching; persevere in these things, for by doing this you will save #Eph 2:8Jd 23 both yourself and your hearers. #Ezk 33:9Ac 20:28Rm 11:14
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