1 Timothy 4:1-6 NIV

1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

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2 Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.

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3 They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth.

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4 For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving,

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5 because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

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6 If you point these things out to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, nourished on the truths of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.

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    • h 4:6 - The Greek word for "brothers and sisters" ("adelphoi" ) refers here to believers, both men and women, as part of God’s family.