Finishing up Chapter 3 of 1st Timothy, with a final look at the person of a Deacon and an Overseer, and then a recap on the summary of the behaviors of the house hold of God, the Called-Out (Church) as a whole, as a household with a house hold law, as Stewards in the of God’s economy in faith.
The Christian is a witness of “Faith and verity” and it’s representation in the communities they live among as the people of God having the high calling as ” the pillar and ground of the truth”!
Christian do not the support of the Gospel alone, but in fact, they support the whole concept of truth as it rests upon the household of God. Continue reading →
Of all the Church its leaders, the Overseers and Deacons must be able to hold fast to the mysteries of the faith in a pure conscience- Without Controversy:
Great- is the mystery of godliness:
(That) God was:
In the flesh –
In the Spirit-
seen of angels:
In the Nations –
In the world –
In glory! Continue reading →
Another look at 1 Timothy 3 and what it says concerning a biblically defined ‘Deacon’ in verses 8-9.
Feel free o join our Sabbath Bible Study as we continue our understanding of this epistle of Paul, according to the house hold family Law, an Economy of God in Faith Continue reading →
1Timothy 3:6-7 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil. Continue reading →
Many have made different understanding of these statements important over the years by deviating from the immediate context and the tense of the language being used as present and possessive, and the application of what we will find in
1Ti_3:4 One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity;
1Ti 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1Ti 3:6 Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil.
1Ti 3:7 Moreover he must have a good report of them which are without; lest he fall into reproach and the snare of the devil.
and in 1Ti 3:11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. Continue reading →