1 The Spirit says clearly that in later times some believers will desert the Christian faith. They will follow spirits that deceive, and they will believe the teachings of demons.
2 These people will speak lies disguised as truth. Their consciences have been scarred as if branded by a red-hot iron.
3 They will try to stop others from getting married and from eating certain foods. God created food to be received with prayers of thanks by those who believe and know the truth.
4 Everything God created is good. Nothing should be rejected if it is received with prayers of thanks.
5 The word of God and prayer set it apart as holy.