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Strive Not About Words - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... words to no profit, but to the subverting of the hearers." (2 Timothy 2:14) This command emphasizes the necessity to avoid "word fights." The apostle Paul has much to say about this in other passages. "Let no corrupt communication...
Shun Babblings - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... as doth a canker: of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus." (2 Timothy 2:16-17) Paul's earlier warning about "word fights" (2 Timothy 2:14) is strengthened in the text above with a different emphasis. Word fights are...
Be Instant - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - all long-suffering and doctrine” (II Timothy 4:2). Paul’s “charge” to young Timothy, just before the great apostle’s martyrdom, was urgently needed by Christians in those early days of persecution and incipient...
... for educating the young is in the home (Deuteronomy 6:6-7; 2 Timothy 3:15; Ephesians 6:4). The churches also bear a complementary and extended responsibility to identify and equip God-called teachers as needed for all aspects of its educational...
Naming Names - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... and overthrow the faith of some” (II Timothy 2:17,18). Many Christians decry the citing of actual names of those Christian leaders who teach heretical doctrines, saying that such an act is “unloving.” Paul, however,...
Flee - Article
John D. Morris, Ph.D. - reaction to Potiphar’s wife’s advances (Genesis 39:12). Even though his decision cost him dearly in the short run, it was the right thing to do, and God honored him. Likewise, if we are to do the right thing, we must “flee from...
Be Ye Holy - Article
Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - ... "but with God all things are possible" (Matthew 19:26). Paul explained this when he encouraged Timothy to "be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus" (II Timothy 2:1). Timothy was not urged to rely on his own strength, but...
Godly Contentment - Article
Mark D. Rasche, B.S. - ... by "denying ungodliness and worldly lusts" (Titus 2:12) and learning that "whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content" (Philippians 4:11). The things of this world offer no lasting contentment whatsoever. After all, when...
Grace, Mercy, and Peace - Article
Henry M. Morris III, D.Min. - ... peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord." (2 Timothy 1:1-2) Of the thirteen letters written by the apostle Paul, only the three to Timothy and Titus use this three-fold greeting: "Grace, mercy, and peace." The other...
The Certainty Of Persecution - Article
Henry M. Morris, Ph.D. - ... shall suffer persecution” (II Timothy 3:12). This sobering prediction is placed in the context of the “last days,” when “perilous times shall come” and “evil men and seducers shall wax worse and...
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