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Knowledge Of The Truth - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... unto the knowledge of the truth” (I Timothy 2:3,4). The phrase “the truth,” referring to a certain vital body of doctrine, is found often in the New Testament, and the text quoted above is one of the most important,...
Profane And Vain Babblings - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... increase unto more ungodliness" (II Timothy 2:16). This picturesque phrase is found also in I Timothy 6:20, where it is used as a synonym, or description of the “oppositions of science falsely so-called,” directed...
Time Well Spent - Article
Connie J. Horn - ... and “they do gender strifes” (II Timothy 2:23). Paul also warned against the Jewish practice of researching and recording “genealogies,” which, because of their prideful attempt to establish divine favor and position...
Covetousness In The Latter Days - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - abundance of the things which he possesseth” (Luke 12:15). The sin of covetousness perhaps has been the most besetting sin of the human race since Eve, and God finally wrote it into the Decalog itself: “Thou shalt not covet”...
The Battle For Purity - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... of Christ depart from iniquity” (II Timothy 2:19). One of Paul’s major messages to his young disciple Timothy was to strive for purity in every area of his life. Compromise and impurity were not to be glossed over; they...
2 Timothy 2:5: strive for masteries - Study Note
... strive for masteries. Note that Paul uses seven figures in this chapter to illustrate the Christian life. The Christian is like a son (II Timothy 2:1), like a soldier (II Timothy 2:3-4), then a runner (II Timothy 2:5), a farmer (II Timothy...
Our Job As Ambassadors - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - ... be ye reconciled to God” (II Corinthians 5:20). Christ has made each of us His ambassadors here on earth. He is no longer here in the flesh, and so now He expects us to faithfully and effectively represent Him. He has given us...
Lack of Knowledge - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and to come unto the knowledge of the truth" (I Timothy 2:4). He is "not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance" (II Peter 3:9). The problem is that when men lack the knowledge that would bring them...
2 Timothy 4:4: from the truth - Study Note
... of the truth” as involved in salvation (I Timothy 2:4), then of his own teachings as “the truth in Christ” (I Timothy 2:7), of the church as “the pillar and ground[ing] of the truth” (I Timothy 3:15), of...
Love's Product - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God" (Romans 12:2). To his young son in the faith, Paul insisted that Timothy study to show himself "approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth" (2...
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