1 Timothy 6:3-5

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3 If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, 4 he is conceited and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.

6 responses to “1 Timothy 6:3-5

  1. Be careful of those that take scripture out of context and bend it’s meaning to fit their own agendas. It may sound good because there are scriptures used in the teaching, but they are not sticking to the teaching of Christ. They become proud thinking that they know everything and not submitting to the teaching of the Holy Spirit. They get caught up in arguments about meaningless things and are surrounded by controversy. You can see many preachers on TV even that are more concerned with prosperity and financial gain than they are the saving of souls.

  2. How would you know if someone was preaching false doctrine? There are lots of lies and half-truths that sound good and even sound “Godly”.

    The key is to know the Word of God and to know truth. To know how to go to your Bible and to find passages that back up what you believe. If anything is in contrast to the written word of God, it is heresy. There is never newer revelation that supercedes the codified Word of God.

    It is also important to bring your Bible whenever the Word is taught. You need to follow along and make sure that the SCripture is being taught in context. IF you fall prey to false doctrine from not knowing your Bible, you have not guarded your heart as the Psalmist commands.

  3. Paul gives a very stern warning here against those who preach a false gospel or wrong doctrine.
    In our modern world of hyper tolerance someone may say “why be so harsh? Let people preach what they want as long as you preach what you think is right.” This, however, is very dangerous.
    Proper understanding of who Jesus is and the things He taught are paramount to having a salavtory experience with Him. Therefore, to teach something, anythying, contrary to what He taught could be destructive to someone’s eternal life and deserves such a stern warning.

  4. Paul warns us that our inability to listen to sound doctrine leads us to arrogance and I thought about the fall of satan—it was his pride and his arrogance—-We have to be very careful not to fall prey to our pride and selfish ambitions…to keep us in check, the Word of God is given to point out, correct and change our thoughts, behaviors and actions—through this arrogance and pride is dismissed and humility, grace and mercy are made known

  5. so it tells not to listen to unsound doctrine…..but as rick said how are w to know wht is sound and what is unsound—by finding out for ourselves….nowadays its no usually a good idea for you to always tak oters opinions or just what they say to heart and keep it in your mind as true…you will never be able to fight for what is truth and guard yourslef from untruth if you dont even know what truth is…so if you want to guard yourself from the lies then you are gona need to find some truth to protect youor else you will get eaten up by anyone that will sell you anyting to believe what they say

  6. I also think that it is so important for us to make sure what we are being taught is actually the word of God and that it is not taken out of context. Looking back on my experience in youth group, I found it so much easier to take what my pastors said as truth. I also realize now that I never was equipped with the knowledge of how to study my Bible in depth. I had a strong desire to seek out knowledge from scripture and I tried my best to do so, but I learned so many new ways to study scripture when I went to Bible school. If any of you guys need help studying scripture for yourself, seek out one of the leaders and we can give you different ideas on how to get the most out of your Bible study.

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