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1Timothy, Chapter One, Lesson One

CORRECTING ERROR            Page 6
V. 4 (cont’d.)

** What does Paul say that this type of error gives rise to among men?

“..to mere speculation..” Anything becomes possible, like “The Big Bang” theory, or mankind evolving from monkeys; which in turn evolved from slime in a pond.

** Instead of wasting their lives in the pursuit of foolish speculations, what should men be doing with
their lives?

Doing their part in “furthering the administration of God which is by faith”. Spreading the gospel!!

V. 5 ** Paul now wraps up our first study in this marvelous letter by providing us with a Christ honoring
contrast. Instead of leading men away from the truth with foolish speculation or demonic doctrine, how do we spend our lives for God’s glory?

By instructing men with the goal of showing them the love of God!
cf. Matthew 22:37-39, John 13:35

** How do we know that our instruction is truly different from that of the world? From where does it come?

“...from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith.” cf. 2Timothy 1:5, Psalm 24:3-4 and Psalm 51:10


** What did Paul want Timothy to do in the midst of all the false teaching in Ephesus?

He “urged” him to remain and spend his days “Correcting Error” for the glory of God!

** What should we do if we find ourselves in a difficult situation, brought about by others who do not obey God’s word?

We too should be willing “to remain” and be used by the Lord to correct the error around us.


** What were the two forms or camps, from which error came in its attack upon the saints at Ephesus?

1) “strange doctrine” and 2) “myths and genealogies”

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