Bible: 1 Timothy 4:1-7

Timothy’s Ministry in the Later Times

4:1 Now the Spirit explicitly says that in the later times some will desert the faith and occupy themselves 1  with deceiving spirits and demonic teachings, 2  4:2 influenced by the hypocrisy of liars 3  whose consciences are seared. 4  4:3 They will prohibit marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4:4 For every creation of God is good and no food 5  is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving. 4:5 For it is sanctified by God’s word and by prayer.

4:6 By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, 6  you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed. 7  4:7 But reject those myths 8  fit only for the godless and gullible, 9  and train yourself for godliness.

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