Everything created by God is good

1Ti 4:1-5; 2Ti 3:1-2; 1Jo 4:1; Act 20:29-31; 2Co 11:13-15; Col 2:20-23; Gen 9:3;1:31; Rom 14:14

1TIM-10-201018 - length: 66:58 - taught on Oct, 18 2020

Class Outline:

John Farley
Pastor Teacher
October 18, 2020


Everything created by God is good

1TI 4:1-5

Wherever truth flourishes, error will rear its ugly head.

So here, on the one hand, the Spirit is prophesying about the future “last days”.

2TI 3:1-2

The present apostasy is a foretaste of the fuller apostasy in the last days.

1TI 4:1

“Some” includes both erring members of the congregation and the false teachers.

The apostasy has its origins in demonic influence, and lies inspired by demons.

1TI 4:2

The demons have human allies. They do the bidding of the demons.

1JO 4:1

Acts 20:29-31

1TI 4:2

Hypocrisy: they were not who they claimed to be.

2CO 11:13-15

They knew they were lying, but they didn’t care.

The conscience is an organ of decision.

1TI 4:3

Legalism. Putting believers in bondage to man-made rules and regulations.

COL 2:20-23

1TI 4:3

How do you enforce this? By teaching that some foods are unclean in God’s eyes.

Here Paul goes back to the book of Genesis to make his case.

1TI 4:3-5

God created foods because God is gracious.

You can always tell a legalist because he is a killjoy.

God created all kinds of delicious, nutritious foods for us to enjoy and to share.

Believers who know this are grateful for God’s good gifts.

GEN 9:3
“Every moving thing that is alive shall be food for you;

I give all to you, as I gave the green plant.”

GEN 1:31
God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.

We restrict ourselves by remaining ignorant of what He has said in His word.

ROM 14:14