The following articles are related to the topic of TIMOTHY

Please Explain 1 Timothy 5:24-25

Could you help me to understand the following passage? "Some men's sins are open beforehand, going before to judgment: and some men they follow after. Likewise also the good works of some are manifest beforehand; and they that are otherwise cannot be hid" (1 Timothy 5:24-25). It will first be important to observe the larger context in which this puzzling ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:20 – Delivered unto Satan

During the course of his apostolic ministry Paul was forced occasionally to deal with false teachers who were damaging the faith of others. Two of these renegades were Hymenaeus and Alexander, who had made shipwreck of the faith of some.Accordingly, Paul informed Timothy that he "delivered unto Satan" these rebels that "they might be taught not to blaspheme." "This charge ... read more »

1 Timothy 2:4 — Salvation through Knowledge

There are many strange ideas in the religious world regarding salvation. Some contend that all people will be saved (Universalism). That notion is contradicted by dozens of passages (see Matthew 7:13,14). Others, like the Calvinists, argue that before the world was created God chose some, the elect, to be saved, and others He predetermined to be lost. That notion is ... read more »

2 Timothy 1:5 — Godly Parents — Wicked Parents

In 2 Timothy 1:5, Paul commended Timothy, his young companion in the gospel, for the unfeigned, i.e., genuine, faith which was in him, and which earlier had been in his grandmother, Lois, and his mother, Eunice. What a warming example of godly parental influence. The Old Testament contains a glaring contrast which is worthy of notation. One of Judah's wicked ... read more »

Three Quick Points from 1 Timothy 2:4

In his first letter to Timothy, Paul urges that prayer be made on behalf of all men -particularly rulers -to the end that we may have a peaceful existence conducive to the Christian life. The apostle contends that this is acceptable in God's sight, "who would have all men to be saved, and come to the knowledge of the truth" ... read more »

1 Timothy 1:16 – Believe unto Eternal Life

Many denominationalists are strong opponents of the concept that baptism is a divine condition for the remission of past sins. However, the Bible explicitly teaches that immersion is "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38). The term "for" in this passage is a translation of the Greek word eis, a preposition which means unto, in order to, to obtain (see ... read more »

2 Timothy 1:13 – The Pattern of Sound Words

Man has ever sought to be free of divine restraint. In the early days of the church, a philosophy known as antinomianism was prevalent. It was the ideology that argued: "We are not under law." The concept is not dead even today. There are some, even in the church of the Lord, who allege that we are under grace - ... read more »

2 Timothy 2:1 — The Domain of Grace

Some sincere folks entertain the notion that divine grace is somehow unconditionally diffused into the religious atmosphere, descending upon those whom the Creator has randomly chosen. Others feel that grace is bestowed simply on the basis of trust in the Lord. Misunderstanding Ephesians 2:8-9, they labor under the impression that grace is received by faith alone. Neither of these views ... read more »

1 Timothy 4:14 – Timothy’s Gift and the Elders

The New Testament teaches that spiritual (miraculous) gifts were received in the first century in only two ways: Holy Spirit baptism - which came upon the apostles (Acts 2) and upon the household of Cornelius (Acts 10).By the laying on of the apostles' hands (Acts 8:18; 19:6). Some allege, however, that 1 Timothy 4:14 broadens the method of gift reception. ... read more »

A Profile in Christian Courage

John F. Kennedy was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for his book, Profiles in Courage, in 1956. He selected eight United States Senators to exemplify the virtue of courage, which, according to Ernest Hemingway, is "grace under pressure." The New Testament contains several examples of courageous Christians who were pressure-treated by their experiences, and they brilliantly endured what they faced with ... read more »