Some Will Depart from the Faith

1 Now 1the Spirit expressly says that 2in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to 3deceitful spirits and teachings of demons,
2 through the insincerity of 4liars whose consciences are seared,
3 5who forbid marriage and 6require abstinence from foods 7that God created 8to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4 For 9everything created by God is good, and 10nothing is to be rejected if it is 11received with thanksgiving,
5 for it is made holy 12by the word of God and prayer.

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

6 13If you put these things before the brothers,a you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have 14followed.
7 Have nothing to do with irreverent, 15silly myths. Rather 16train yourself for godliness;
8 for while 17bodily training is of some value, godliness 18is of value in every way, as 19it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.