The Spirit1 clearly says that in later times2 some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits3 and things taught by demons.
Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron.43
They forbid people to marry5 and order them to abstain from certain foods,6 which God created7 to be received with thanksgiving8 by those who believe and who know the truth.
For everything God created is good,9 and nothing is to be rejected10 if it is received with thanksgiving,
because it is consecrated by the word of God11 and prayer.
If you point these things out to the brothers, you will be a good minister of Christ Jesus, brought up in the truths of the faith12 and of the good teaching that you have followed.137
Have nothing to do with godless myths and old wives' tales;14 rather, train yourself to be godly.158
For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things,16 holding promise for both the present life17 and the life to come.18