Bible Discussion Thread

 
  • Darryl on 1 Timothy 1
    What does Paul mean in versus 20 of 1 Timothy ?
  • Jesse - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    He points out two people that are in the church at Ephesus who were giving Timothy a bad time.



    Later in 2 Timothy, we'll find out that they didn't believe in the resurrection of Christ. And they brought other heretical teachings into the church.



    And Paul will say later the names of people that were sinning in the church, that it might be an example to them.



    Yes, you have to love. But you have to be concerned about the rest of the body of Christ and warn them that it's not according to scripture.



    He says these two, Hymenaeus and Alexander; whom I have delivered unto Satan,



    He also did that back in 1 Corinthians Chapter 5 Verse 5 for the man who wouldn't repent in the church in Corinth. He says deliver him over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh so that his soul might be saved in the day of the Lord.



    He says whom I have delivered to Satan, in order that they may learn not to blaspheme.
  • Chris - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    We see in 1 Tim 1:20, Paul chiding Hymenaeus & Alexander for having (in some manner of blaspheming) made shipwreck of their faith. We're not told exactly what they did, but was certainly grievously wrong, causing Paul to put them out of the Church (deliver them to the world of Satan). Paul, as an apostle, could well take such action as He preached the Truths of God's Word & from Christ. Sadly, our Churches still entertain those that have swerved greatly from the Truth & so keep their congregation in the dark, believing lies.
  • Mishael on 1 Timothy 119-20 - in Reply on 1 Timothy 1
    Verse 29-20: these men did not merely wander from the faith. They made a purposeful choice to reject a clear conscience, and the result was a destruction of their spiritual lives. Their faith was shipwrecked. They were teaching that the resurrection of the dead had already happened, which was untrue.

    Hymenaeus is also mentioned in 2 Timothy 2:16-18: "But avoid irreverent babble, for it will lead people into more and more ungodliness, and their talk will spread like canker. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus.

    You were right to ask about this. Whatever is taught in church needs to be investigated by you in your Bible.


 

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