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1 Timothy 4:1–8

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Some Will Depart from the Faith

Now xthe Spirit expressly says that yin later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to zdeceitful spirits and teachings of demons, through the insincerity of aliars whose consciences are seared, bwho forbid marriage and crequire abstinence from foods dthat God created eto be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For feverything created by God is good, and gnothing is to be rejected if it is ereceived with thanksgiving, for it is made holy hby the word of God and prayer.

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

iIf you put these things before the brothers,1 you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, being trained in the words of the faith and of the good doctrine that you have jfollowed. Have nothing to do with irreverent, ksilly myths. Rather ltrain yourself for godliness; for while mbodily training is of some value, godliness nis of value in every way, as oit holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

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