But 1the Spiritexplicitlysays that 2in latertimessome will afallaway from the faith, payingattention to 3deceitfulspirits and 4doctrines of demons,
by means of the hypocrisy of liars5seared in their ownconscience as with a brandingiron,
men who 6forbidmarriage and advocate 7abstaining from foodswhich8God has created to be 9gratefullyshared in by those who believe and know the truth.
For 10everythingcreated by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is 11received with gratitude;
for it is sanctified by means of 12the word of God and prayer.
In pointing out thesethings to 13the brethren, you will be a good14servant of ChristJesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the b15sounddoctrinewhich you 16have been following.
But chavenothing to do with 17worldly18fablesfitonly for oldwomen. On the otherhand, disciplineyourself for the purpose of 19godliness;
for 20bodilydiscipline is only of littleprofit, but 21godliness is profitable for allthings, since it 22holdspromise for the 23presentlife and also for the life to come.
924It is a trustworthystatementdeservingfullacceptance.
For it is for this we labor and strive, because we have fixed25our hope on 26the livingGod, who is 27the Savior of allmen, especially of believers.
11d28Prescribe and teachthesethings.
1229Let noonelookdown on your youthfulness, but rather in speech, conduct, 30love, faith and purity, show yourself 31an exampleeof those who believe.
1332Until I come, giveattention to the public 33reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching.
Do not neglect the spiritualgiftwithin you, which was bestowed on you through34propheticutterance with 35the laying on of hands by the f36presbytery.
15Takepains with thesethings; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all.
1637Paycloseattention to yourself and to your teaching; persevere in thesethings, for as you dothis you will g38ensuresalvationboth for yourself and for those who hear you.