I Timothy 1 & 2
March 7, 2004
vs. 1-3 Exhibit - Greek New Testament - Dictionary
"heteros" - different - other - strange - a different doctrine
than the God of all the earth, who only doeth right.
In Hosea it explains it best - ch. 13:1 - "When Ephraim
spake trembling, he exalted himself, but when he offended
in Baal, he died"
There is a secular coup in the process in this great nation,
much like to what happened when
was carried into Babylonian captivity.
Hosea 5:1-3 - Priests, king and people are "revolters" against
God. Halley's Bible Handbook says they were steeped in sin,
and proud of it, "their doings would not suffer them to turn
to God" in vs. 4-5, "strange children" - v. 7
Sad words - "Whoredom and wine and new wine take away
the heart" - ch. 4:11 - "Ephraim is joined to idols: let him
alone" - v. 17
v. 4 - "fables & endless genealogies" - having no useful
purpose or end!
"a dispensation of God which is in faith" - the gospel as
delivered by revelation and received by faith.
Exhibit - Dispensational Truth" book by Clarence Larkin.
Paul is saying that these fables & genealogies address
themselves to the disputatious, itching, curiosity of men's
minds, not to their faith. The substance of them is matter
of doubtful disputation, not revealed truth.
Darwinism, Freudism, Marxism, Hedonism, etc.
The Bible is so expressive in its exposing of such falsehoods.
There is a reward to those who study & keep God's Word!
Who will may know it!
v. 5 - Love from a pure heart, a good conscience and of
genuine, unfeigned, faith!
Take for example Abram or Abraham, the Father of faith!
In the matter of the rescue of the king of
In the revelation of God's plan for he and Sarah and
concerning the destruction of
Lot's experience - ch. 13, looked toward it - v. 10, chose -
v.11, dwelt in
II Peter 2:6-10 and chapter for personal study
"Save yourselves from this untoward (crooked) generation" -
Peter on Pentecost" - Acts 2:40
skolios - - morally crooked, perverse, froward
(willfully contrary - not easily managed) -
leading an incorrigible condition.
Bad beyond reform - Oh, the things I come in contact
with during a week working with adolescents - personal
things - not even looking for them -
And to think the teachings of vs. 9-11
"lawless.....disobedient (unruly - insubordinate - resisting
fornicators -v. 10 - "pornos"
Lev. 18:22 - "thou shalt not lie with mankind as with
womankind: it is an abomination"
The Bible reveals something different than what
And to think of the teachings of ch. 2:1-3, which we
will probably not get to today.
How can one pray for a member or once member of a
church, that after getting into politics, sacrifice principle
for temporary gain - do things very contrary to sound
doctrine that they apparently were taught as a child -
II Tim. 3:15
How can one pray for a representative that says he is
against abortion but is for a woman to choose, thus making
How can we pray for senators who are openly gay
or support the gay position - a la - the major problem
Sadaam Hussein is nothing compared to the sins of
eternal fire" - God testifying to the end of all such
perversion, immorality and nonsense!
Worried about certain people blamed for the
crucifixion of Christ and its repercussions?
Better be worried about what is happening
We need good government to preserve us from the violent,
the lewd and the criminal. The sea of human passion, of
a much more worldly sort than the Passion of Christ,
is always ready to break its barriers.
Government is ordained by God, see Romans 13, and for
what purpose, so that we might lead and enjoy “a quiet and
peaceable life in all godliness and honesty”
This is not the goal of the world today - there are false
teachers who desire the blessing of peace while they sin
like the devil!
If you think about it, much of the next presidential election
is over the lewd, and the perverse.
Jefferson said in his views of freedom of expression, that
it may become vulgar, but that is a condition against which
there is no remedy - no problem the first 200 years of the
existence of the
on the average around 200 years. At 227 and counting, that
means we are on borrowed time.
v. 15 - the SOLUTION - it is on a lot of lips
this past week - I am not talking about a
re-enactment - I am talking about the REAL
THING - What Jesus did
& I and what He did in overcoming death
when "Up from the grave He Arose" -
By all and without reserve! The idea of a glad, willing
acceptance - a hearty reception!
"Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power”.
Christ said “Peace I leave with you” and He intended this
to be the element in which nations and families and
individuals should live. Through faith in Him,
we have peace with God, our Heavenly Father,
peace with our brother and peace in ourselves.
Modern psychology thinks it can do without
godliness. It has invented some philosophy of
morals on its own, some ideal of utility called “the
greatest good of the greatest number”. Pseudo-
philosophers may think they understand it but
practically the common people do not. For if you
exclude the soul, the greatest good is only a secular
paradise, and that is death to all heroism which
can deny itself earthly pleasure for the sake of high
Remember that “maturity is the ability to delay
pleasure” - something unwanted by the undisciplined
and unspiritual today.
ch. 2: 6 says that Christ gave Himself a ransom for all -
What is this age giving? What was the great
of the end of the
an exercise in selfishness.
Not only in the age of
every age without Christ, tends to SELF-ISM - me-
myself and I!
v. 16 - Paul an ensample - a pattern - which you and
I might expect for ourselves.
For the Jews - I Cor. 15:8 - Isaiah 66:8
v. 17 - "the King eternal" - through all ages - the eon
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"the image" - the icon - The Passion of the Christ"
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v. 19 - "which some having put away" or thrust from
them, a strong expression implying willful
resistance to the voice of conscience.
Hence the important lesson that deviations from the
true, revealed faith, are preceded by violations of the
conscience. The surest way to maintain a pure faith
is to maintain a good and tender conscience.
Contrast love out of a pure heart, and of a good
conscience with unfeigned faith in v. 5 with those
corrupted in mind - ch. 6:5, who have a seared
conscience - ch. 4:2, that are "reprobate (put to the test
and failed) concerning the faith" - II Tim. 3:8
vs. 4-6 - It is God’s will for all men to be saved and
to come unto the knowledge of the truth as it
is in Jesus.
Christ is the One Mediator between God & men,
by whom alone men can come to the Father, and
who gave Himself “a ransom for ALL”
“to be testified in due time” - Isaiah 9:6-7
Acts 17:31 - “Because He hath appointed a day, in
the which He will judge the world in righteousness
by that man whom He hath ordained; whereof He
that given assurance unto all men, in that He hath
raised Him from the dead”
vs. 9-15 - The women folk - their duties - first - modesty &
demeanor in dress - the contrary to these being
likely to prove a hurt & hindrance to fellow-
worshippers and a bad witness to the world.
I Peter 3:3-4
A woman’s true ornament is not the finery that comes
from her clothier or beautician but the chaste discretion
which she has from the Spirit of God.
Remember Bro. Bob’s plea - his concerns tolerated and
then swept under a rug. The Bible is talking of women
here but it is also true of men - the gaudy, the spectacular
to flip-flops, shorts and beepers - what - sincerity - or to
make another in -your - face or in-His-face statement.
Dress ought not to be showy or conspicuous, calculated
neither to swell the heart of the wearer with pride, or to
attract the eyes of others in forgetfulness of the solemnity
of public worship!
Christians meet together in the Name of the Lord Jesus
Christ and when they meet, they are to be the friend of the
Christians come together to worship the glorious God,
to humble themselves before His holy presence and to
hear His Word - not for display, not to attract notice, not
for vain-glory or worldly vanity.
The ornaments best suited for persons professing godliness
at all times, but especially when they approach the throne
of God, are those of a pure heart and a meek spirit.
“well ordered, well behaved” - the Bible always presents
people in heaven as "clothed"
Dress is the symbol of character - If there is absence of
shame-heartedness, there will be absence of shame-
facedness. Say what you like, dress acts upon the mind
and character. Dress like a clown and you will feel like a
clown and possibly act like one too! Dress like a thug and
guess what your tendencies are?
Do you remember, I do, when earrings were not allowed in
school - contrast student behavior then with now - think of
the role of tattos today - are they promoting law and order?
Without being offensive, consider the devil, the beast and
the false prophet in the days of the anti-Christ for they will
apparently, get a lot of mileage out of tatoos!
v. 11 - “silence” - offensiveness of women
The difference of sex, and the different social and
religious functions of each sex, are of Divine
Paul says in I Cor. 11:9 - “the woman was made for
the man, and not man for the woman” - not in the sense
of Gangster Rap, a great plague in the 21st century.
There is a great battle for the minds of youth which
crosses racial and cultural lines and it is producing
results - the kind that will bring about the end of the age
and destruction of the world by God Almighty -
not its salvation - see vs. 4-6
See Rev. 11:18 - "and that thou shouldest ....destroy them
which destroy the earth"
Did you know that Tim LaHaye, one of the authors
of the Left Behind Series wrote an excellent book