Posted by: Moses | June 4, 2008

2 Timothy 2:14-26

Reiterate these things, warning them before God not to dispute words about something that is not profitable, which destroys those who listen. Be eager to demonstrate yourself to be genuine before God, a worker with no cause for embarrassment because he clearly facilitates the message of Truth. But shun those who babble pointlessly, for they advance ungodliness further and further and their message will spread destruction like gangrene. Hymenaios and Philetos are men like these, who have shot at and missed the Truth by saying that the resurrection has already come, and they are destroying the confidence of some.

But nevertheless, the solid foundation of God stands! The foundation has this seal : “The Lord knew those who are His,” and “anyone who claims the identity of the Lord, let him revolt from unrighteousness.”

But in a great house there are not only gold and silver vessels but also wooden and clay ones . On the one hand are vessels for special use and on the other hand are vessels for mundane work. Therefore if someone should cleanse himself from mundane usage, he will be a vessel for special use, having been set apart. He is useful for the Master, having been prepared for any pure use.

So flee the youthful lusts! Pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call upon the Lord from a cleansed heart. Politely decline from foolish and ill-informed debates. The Lord’s servant must not quarrel. Rather he should be gentle toward everyone; able to teach, patiently responding to evil, gently instructing those who disagree with him: who knows whether God should grant them repentance unto knowledge of the truth! And they might snap out of the devil’s snare, since he has captured them for his purpose.

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  1. when did you start on this? This was an early Eirene passage but I though you were working on I John?

  2. […] purpose for Eirene’s existence derives predominantly from 2 Timothy 2. All our leadership should be founded on the principles of humble unity and orthodoxy contained […]


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