Summary: To show that we always need to listen to sound doctrines.
Are you listening to sound doctrines?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we always need to listen to sound doctrines.
1 Timothy 4:2 (Amplified Bible)
Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars whose consciences are seared (cauterized),
We always need to listen to sound doctrines. Check it with the WORD of GOD.
Teachings from hypocritical liars
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Through hypocritical liars
"Through the hypocrisy and pretensions of liars"
Hypocrisy - condemnation, dissimulation. Hypocrisy means simulation; a feigning to be what one is not; or dissimulation, a concealment of one's real character or motives. More generally, hypocrisy is simulation, or the assuming of a false appearance of virtue or religion; a deceitful show of a good character, in morals or religion; a counterfeiting of religion.
Proverbs 23:6-7 (Amplified Bible)
Eat not the bread of him who has a hard, grudging, and envious eye, neither desire his dainty foods;
For as he thinks in his heart, so is he. As one who reckons, he says to you, eat and drink, yet his heart is not with you [but is grudging the cost].
Proverbs 27:24-26 (Amplified Bible)
For riches are not forever; does a crown endure to all generations?
When the hay is gone, the tender grass shows itself, and herbs of the mountain are gathered in,
The lambs will be for your clothing, and the goats [will furnish you] the price of a field.
John 10:10 (Amplified Bible)
The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
Lie means a criminal falsehood; a falsehood uttered for the purpose of deception; an intentional violation of truth. Fiction, or a false statement or representation, not intended to deceive, mislead or injure, as in fables, parables and the like, is not a lie.
B. Their consciences seared with a hot iron
"whose consciences are seared (cauterized),"
1 Corinthians 4:4 (Amplified Bible)
I am not conscious of anything against myself, and I feel blameless; but I am not vindicated and acquitted before God on that account. It is the Lord [Himself] Who examines and judges me.
1 Corinthians 8:7-8 (Amplified Bible)
Nevertheless, not all [believers] possess this knowledge. But some, through being all their lives until now accustomed to [thinking of] idols [as real and living], still consider the food [offered to an idol] as that sacrificed to an [actual] god; and their weak consciences become defiled and injured if they eat [it].