1Ti 6:20-21; 1:2-7, 18-21; 4:1,6; 6:3-4; 2Ti 1:13-14; Gal 1:8-9; Heb 12:16; Psa 7:14-15; Eph 3:8.
1TIM-20-210124 - length: 71:00 - taught on Jan, 24 2021
Grace be with you
“to guard” means
“to protect and preserve”.
His duty to preach the gospel as he received it from Paul.
No distortions, additions, or subtractions.
Just as Timothy was entrusted with the gospel by Paul,
so also Paul had been entrusted with the gospel by God.
More broadly, the precious deposit includes the full realm of Christian teachings -
- referred to in the pastoral epistles as “the faith”.
The Greek word for “avoiding” means “turning away from”.
“worldly” is better translated
Stay away from teaching that is meaningless.
The opposing arguments consist of contradictions.
What they teach contradicts sound doctrine.
But false teaching contains the seeds of its own destruction.
Not only does it contradict the teachings of Paul; it contradicts itself.
Double-speak that the adherents claim as special knowledge.
You put yourself in great danger when you promote false teaching.
It’s no accident that Paul calls their false teachings “doctrines of demons”.
From start to finish, Paul wraps his letter in grace.
This is the legacy that Paul passed on to Timothy.