1 Timothy 4:1-9 (New American Standard)

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Apostasy

1 But 1the Spirit explicitly says that 2in later times some will afall away from the faith, paying attention to 3deceitful spirits and 4doctrines of demons, 2 by means of the hypocrisy of liars 5seared in their own conscience as with a branding iron, 3 men who 6forbid marriage and advocate 7abstaining from foods which 8God has created to be 9gratefully shared in by those who believe and know the truth. 4 For 10everything created by God is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is 11received with gratitude; 5 for it is sanctified by means of 12the word of God and prayer.

A Good Minister's Discipline

6 In pointing out these things to 13the brethren, you will be a good 14servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the b15sound doctrine which you 16have been following. 7 But chave nothing to do with 17worldly 18fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of 19godliness; 8 for 20bodily discipline is only of little profit, but 21godliness is profitable for all things, since it 22holds promise for the 23present life and also for the life to come. 9 24It is a trustworthy statement deserving full acceptance.
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