The following articles are related to the topic of TIMOTHY

What About Catholicism’s Ideas About Mary?

"Why do some religions place such great attention upon Mary, the mother of Jesus?Is this justified?" Mary was a Hebrew maiden who was chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Her miraculous conception of the Savior was prophesied in the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14; cf. Matthew 1:22-23). Mary certainly was worthy of honor as a godly Jewish woman (see ... read more »

Did Paul Sanction Social Drinking?

"Would you explain 1 Timothy 5:23 about Paul's advice to Timothy to drink wine?" This verse has long been a source of controversy. It is the "wino's" golden text, though abused mightily in the effort. Paul encourages his friend: "Be no longer a drinker of water, but use a little wine for your stomach's sake and your frequent infirmities." Perhaps ... read more »

2 Peter 1:11 – The Eternal Kingdom

It is a serious mistake not to recognize that a word can carry a different meaning in a variety of biblical contexts. The individual situation must always be carefully examined. For example, the term "kingdom" has different connotations under various circumstances. Jesus spoke of the "kingdom of God" that had been in operation under the Mosaic regime (Matthew 21:43). The ... read more »

Seven Important Truths About the Bible

Without question, the Bible is the most influential book in the history of the world. Some of the most brilliant minds of which the human race can boast have been drawn to this ancient volume. In this article we call attention to several great truths regarding the Bible which are vitally important. Origin As to its origin, the Bible is ... read more »

The Preacher and His Audience

The Preacher The word "preacher" is from the original term kerux, signifying a "herald." The herald was an important person in Greek society. One of his most vital functions was to preserve the integrity of the message he was delivering. Some find it odd that the New Testament writers employed this word only three times - twice of Paul, and ... read more »

The First Woman Apostle — So-called

Junia - The First Woman Apostle is the title of a book by Lutheran scholar Eldon Jay Epp. According to a recent edition of Christian News (10/3/05, pp. 1ff), Epp is Harness Professor of Biblical Literature emeritus and Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences emeritus at Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH). He is also recent Visiting Professor of New ... read more »

In Christ – Neither Male nor Female

The notion has long been prevalent in sectarian circles (and is growing in the church of the Lord) that there are no sexual distinctions to be observed in Christ. The claim is made that Paul, in Galatians 3:28, abolished sexual differences so that men and women may function in identical capacities in public church activity-preaching, leading prayers, perhaps even serving ... read more »

Some Final Words from Paul

Second Timothy was the final epistle Paul penned before his "appointment" with death was realized (cf. Hebrews 9:27). As he set to parchment his concluding instructions to Timothy, his faithful friend, he could almost hear the executioner sharpening his sword. He wrote: "For I am already being offered, and the time of my departure is come" (4:6). The Bible student, ... read more »

Are Christians Required to “Lift Up Holy Hands”?

"In his letter to Timothy, Paul said that men are to pray, 'lifting up hold hands' to God (1 Timothy 2:8). Why don't people lift up their hands when they pray today? The "lifting up holy hands" is more than likely an expression borrowed from the Old Testament because of a common (though neither mandated or rigid), ancient practice of ... read more »

Before I Die: An Excerpt

The final recorded words of a person generally are perceived to be of keen interest. Particularly is that so when the individual is of considerable prominence. Paul, God's chosen apostle to the Gentiles, wrote thirteen known books of the New Testament. His final composition was the second letter to Timothy. The fourth chapter of that epistle contains a concluding exhortation ... read more »