Now the Spirit expressly says that in later a times some will renounce the faith by paying attention to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
through the hypocrisy of liars whose consciences are seared with a hot iron.
They forbid marriage and demand abstinence from foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
For everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected, provided it is received with thanksgiving;
for it is sanctified by God's word and by prayer.
If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, b you will be a good servant c of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that you have followed.
Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives' tales. Train yourself in godliness,
for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.
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