Summary: 2 of 2. Paul charged Timothy to enforce Christian doctrine in the church at Ephesus. Christian leadership must confront unsound doctrine within the church. But Where is it to be confronted? Unsound Christian doctrine(in the Church) is confronted...
CONFRONTING UNSOUND DOCTRINE-II—1Timothy 1:3-11
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An actual obituary from the Rome, GA paper Rome News-Tribune:
Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth
Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth, age 78 of Charlton Street, Rome died Monday evening following a brief illness.
A memorial service will be held Friday, 1p.m. in the Thomas B. Griffin Memorial Chapel of Daniel's Funeral Home with Rev. Bert Brooks officiating. The family will receive friends Thursday evening form 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at other hours they may be contacted at the residence.
In lieu of flowers the family respectfully asked that donations be sent to the American Cancer Society or to the campaign of who ever is running against President Barak Obama in 2012.
A complete obituary will be published in Thursday's Rome News-Tribune.
Daniel's Funeral Home has charge of the services for Mr. Donald Charles Unsworth.
Likewise Christians must Confront that which we know to be Unsound!
Paul charged/enlisted/compelled Timothy to enforce Christian doctrine in the church at Ephesus.
The Christian church must honor/cherish Christian doctrine.
Christian leadership must confront unsound doctrine within the church.
How is unsound doctrine(within the church) to be confronted?
Where is unsound doctrine to be confronted within the church?
6 places/locations unsound doctrine(within the church) is to be confronted.
Previously in 1Timothy we found that Unsound Christian doctrine is confronted At its...
4—Unsound Christian doctrine is confronted...
At Its DESIRE(:6-7)
:6—“from which some, having strayed, have turned aside to idle talk,
Timothy needs to recognize the critical potential of these false teachers of God’s truth. Therefore Paul reiterates that “some”—in their midst—have “strayed” from the overall purpose of God’s doctrine. These have “turned” to embrace “idle talk” preferring it over the truth(:5). It is easier for some to wax eloquently regarding the philosophies of humanity than it is for them to relate God’s truth. This is because it does not require sincere faith or love for God at all.
Again Paul mentions the “some” of their own number, as in :3, who would teach doctrine(s) foreign to God’s truth in Christ.
Ex.—My Dad’s disappointment with American Dental Assoc. meetings—They increasingly placed how to make more money above better dental care.
“Strayed/Swerved/Wandered”—astocew—To deviate from, miss the mark. Strong—To miss the mark, i.e. (figuratively) Deviate from truth. Used 3X.
“Turned aside”—ektrepw—1) To turn or twist out—1a) in a medical sense used Of dislocated limbs; 2) To turn off or aside; 3) To be turned aside; 4) To turn aside; 5) To turn away from, to shun a thing, to avoid meeting or associating with one. Strong—To deflect, i.e. Turn away (literally or figuratively). Used 5X.