Saturday, July 19, 2014

Excuse Me While I Study

An hour ago, I had loads of time to blog. Wanting to research the topic of whether or not Scripture allows for naming false teachers publicly, I kept reading "just one more" article and looking up "just a few more" Scripture. As a result, I now have too little time to address the topic for myself.

And that time of study, even though it took away my time to write, actually gives my blogging more integrity. It brings me under the tutelage of  Christians  more knowledgeable than I, as well as helping me pinpoint the Scriptures that I vaguely knew (but couldn't locate off the top of my head). Studying the  matter gives me better assurance that naming false teachers offers people protection from the rapidly proliferating heresies that infest evangelical churches today.

1Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 2through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared, 3who forbid marriage and require abstinence from foods that God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. 4For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5for it is made holy by the word of God and prayer.
6If you put these things before the brothers,a you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have followed. 7Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; 8for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. 9The saying is trustworthy and deserving of full acceptance. 10For to this end we toil and strive,b because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe. ~~1 Timothy 4:1-10 (ESV)

1 comment:

  1. It's all there in scripture isn't it? Jesus in Luke ch 16 tells His hearers that they have Moses and the prophets yet they still look for miraculous signs in order to believe and Jesus says "though one were to come from the dead you will still not believe" sad words but true as we still see even today... they won't believe Jesus though He came back from the dead.


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