Chapter One, Lesson One
CORRECTING ERROR Page
V. 3 (contd.)
** Timothys method for Correcting Error fell
into two camps. What was the first thing he was to do?
...instruct certain men not to teach strange doctrines...
Instruct translates the word parangello which means to command. cf. Titus 1:10-11, Acts 20:30
** What does Paul mean by strange doctrines?
Heterodidaskalein - to teach strange doctrines
Paul may have coined a new word here, from heteros (of
a different kind) and didaskalein (to teach).
** This first form of error can sound pious or religious, but has a
demonic origin; even though it can be
structured in thought and organization. Should we ever spend time Correcting
Error like this?
Absolutely, we have been prepared with Gods precious truth and
should be ready and able to defend it against all forms of demonic doctrine.(e.g.
Mormonism and Jehovah Witness doctrines.) cf. 1Timothy 4:1, 2Timothy
2:24-25, Titus 1:9 and Jude 1:3
V. 4 ** What does the second form of error look like according
to Paul in verse four?
...myths and endless genealogies... We do not know the
specifics of their heresy, but we do know something about those who
would propagate this error.
cf. 1Timothy 1:7 - Teachers of the Law (They were Jewish)
1Timothy 4:3 - False Asceticism
2Timothy 2:16 - Worldly and empty chatter
2Timothy 2:17-18 - False teachers easily infect others with their Satanic
lies, leading people
astray from the truth.
** Can you think of a modern day example of this foolish, worldly chatter
which leads people away from the truth about Christ?
The New Age movement, or any other thought on mans part which
is based upon fairy tales or the mindless philosophies of men.
cf. Colossians 2:8
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