The first to Timothy was written from Laodicea, which is the chiefest city of Phrygia Pacatiana.
Timothy was the most trusted and dearly beloved of Paul's teammates.
Seems to be written from Macedonia, Philippi.
Paul leaves Luke and Timothy behind in Ephasus (1 Tim 1:3)
Paul may have met Timothy on the first missionary journey when visiting Lystra and Derbe. He positively did meet him when he revisited those places on the second journey. Thereafter Timothy became a frequent companion of Paul on his travels and appears to have been placed in some position of authority over the assembly at Ephesus, where he saw, eventually, ordained Bishop.
The main theme is concerned with practical matters affecting assembly organization and the character and behavior of ministers, and office holders.
In these letters, Paul shows the future of the merely visible and outward form of the “church” to be apostasy.
Translations from the original Greek will be used often to clarify mistakes and bring to light deliberate changes by the lying pen of the scribes. (Jer 8:8)
This letter emphasizes how the Christian assembly was expected to act, as well as the ministers.
The Greek reads, 'purely bred child in faith'. Timothy is not Paul's literal son as shown in Acts 16:1 which states that his mother was a Judaean and his father was a Greek.
Paul is stating that Timothy is an Israelite, of the faith and the seed of Abraham. The Bible is about the generations of Adam (Gen 5:1). It can be easily demonstrated that this seedline from Adam to Noah to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob are the same race. Kind after kind. Jacob whose name was changed to Israel, had 12 sons, and from the time in Egypt to today, the descendants of these tribes are the anglo-saxon people, seed, race of the white nations of the world.
Paul was warning of false teachers, Judaizers, those who taught errors. The Judaizers of the day were the scribes and Pharisees and Sadducees. These religious sects were infiltrated by Canaanites and Edomites while the Israelites were in captivity. They distorted the laws of Moses into the 'traditions of men'. Today it is called Judaism, Communism, and Talmudism, all of which are of the Jews. (Gal 1:6-7)
'Edify' in verse 4 is from G3622. It means 'management of family'. What family? Is it the human race? Not according to scripture. The family is the seed of Abraham, a chosen race of people by Yahweh, holy, set apart from the other races by Yahweh.
The myths and endless genealogies are referring to how the Greeks and other pagans claimed their ancestry was from the gods. Zeus, Ares, Apollos, unions of gods and earthly mates.
Just because someone has knowledge does not mean they have truth. This goes for preachers today as well, who have been mentally inseminated with Judaized doctrine in seminary school, just like Paul when he was Saul, learning as a Pharisee.
But the “churches” teach that the law was “done away with”. Well 30 years after the crucifixion, the scriptures are still enforcing the law.
It was Paul's job to bring the message of the word to the dispersed tribes of Israel that lost and/or forgot who they were, the seed of Abraham. The other apostles taught the Israelites of the house of Judah, which had the law, and did not realize that the house of Israel (the dispersed) were their brethren. The “churches” teach that the Jews are Israel and the Gentiles are everyone else. I pray that you see the magnitude of this deception.
Clearly one can be forgiven from sins committed in ignorance, as was Paul.
If only our ignorant preachers and “churches” will have a revelation.
Paul knows he did wrong to the children of Israel, his own kinsmen, it's possible he feels that he was the first of the worst to be forgiven after the ascension of Christ.
The pattern of a sinner and the acknowledgment and understanding of it, along with the allegiance (faith) of imitating Christ's example.
A lot of the early converts had fallen over the wayside rapidly.
When we put those who sin out of our company, congregation, or society and let the children of darkness (the Adversary) deal with them, they will suffer from refusing to follow the Christian Way. It might even bring them to repentance. For what communion has light with darkness?
This is a conditional verse. Yahweh wants us to be preserved in this life by coming to and living in the truth. The truth that we are the descendants of Jacob and have a duty to be the light of this corrupt society.
The “churches” teach that the OT was the past and Israel is the Jews. And that the NT was now for the “Gentile” “church”.
This verse explicitly and exclusively refers to the children of Israel. The old covenant in the OT and the new covenant in the NT are to the SAME people. The 'called out' seed of Abraham, whom the promises were made. No other race or people were given the law, covenants, promises and election
Preservation and eternal life for those in allegiance (faith).
Sounds like today. The men have fallen asleep and the women and children, under the propaganda influence of Judaism, are running wild.
The Greek has the ending as “...the woman being deceived when the transgression occurred.”
Eve was beguiled by the Devil when the transgression (sex) occurred.
Adam chose to accept Eve after she had fallen, and in doing so Adam also transgressed.
This is similar to when Joseph thought Mary was with another man. Joseph was willing to put her away and not accept her, only this child was of Yahweh and not of Satan.
Bishops and Deacons
If those within do not conform to The Way, we are to cast them out and let Yahweh judge them. Being ensnared in the lusts of the Adversary, they might wake up and repent.
The mystery is the identity of the nations of Israel. And it's not the Jews!
Bishops and deacons are the same thing, they are servants, ministers of truth. The different words used in the KJV for ministers is to give validity to the layers of authority. We are not to rule over each other. Women and children answer to men, and men to Yahweh.
Christ was the example. That example is our goal.
This chapter is speaking of today's “churches”.
Just because one goes to “church” doesn't mean they are learning truth. The scriptures warn us of falling away. Put a frog in a pot of water and bring it to boil. The frog will not notice the gradual change and be consumed.
The Judaism being taught in our “churches” is the doctrines of devils.
The food reference must be talking about the food that Yahweh established as clean and for our sustenance and preservation. Today, our enemies have genetically modified our crops and animals. They push pork as food, Yahweh does not change His mind about what He deemed unclean (Lev, Mal 3:6). Our society's diet is far from natural and far from the food laws.
Some of you ought to be ashamed of what you allow into your temple (body).
The foods Yahweh deemed good (clean) were sacrificed to pagan gods back then, and unless you had a farm, you bought your meat at the temple where the market was attached. Some Israelites had a conscience about this, but understanding that if they needed to buy meat, buy it, take it home, pray over it and eat it.
If you continue in truth, you will know Christ, you will have learned to be like Christ.
Note: Verse 6 'minister' is the same word as 'deacon' (G1249). Why didn't the translators write 'deacon of Jesus'? Doesn't fit, they only use it when it supports their clerical hierarchy idea.
Don't support evolution. Don't spend ALL your time at the gym. Exercise your understanding.
This is one of those bad, deliberate errors. Let's observe in the Greek:
Deliberate changes are sneaked in unawares. This leads to hidden agendas. One is universalizing the word of Yahweh to everyone in the world. The Bible is a book written by, to, for and about the race of Adam and specifically the seed of Abraham. The laws, covenants, and promises were made by Yahweh to his seed. Blacks, Asians, and Mexicans were not in the Exodus, or the Assyrian and Babylonian captivities. Or at the sermon on the Mount. Or at the fall of Rome, and even the Crusades. Yahweh chose Abraham's seed.
'youth' refers to newness, as in newness to the Truth.
The favor, or gift, that is in us is because of the promise to Abraham. We are sinners, worthy of death, but because of Yahweh's covenant with Abraham, we will not be consumed. That's why Christ died for us, so through allegiance (faith) with Him we will live. It's up to us to choose to follow, it's up to Him to choose us. That's why it is wrong and arrogant to declare “I'm Saved!”. It has nothing to do with anything of your own doing.
Preservation for obedience.
The Greek has 'inferior to one of the faithless'.
There are three types of people:
People of the faith. Abraham's of course. Israelites. The caucasian race. Practice good.
People that do not have the faith. Literally the descendants of Cain/Canaanites and Esau/Edomites. Spiritless. Demonic. Practice evil.
People that deny the faith. All the children of the serpent as well as children of Yahweh.
The community should support the elder widows. They were mature and had life experience.
Verse 11 does not say the women desired to marry Christ. Here and in many other places, 'Christ' does not always mean the man. It often means the group, the Anointed seed of Isaac, Jacob/Israel. The only 'called out' seed, people, posterity Yahweh has known.
The younger women desired the men (the Anointed men of Israel). If they were taken in and cared for before marriage and an experienced life, they became like desperate housewives.
They would be better to marry then fall into temptation.
It's only fair the ox should get to eat as well.
Rebuke publicly. The “churches” don't follow this example.
The scriptures teach NO TOLERANCE. Nothing by partiality. Why do the “churches” teach the opposite? Because the “churches” are factories for molding minions of darkness.
The scriptures do not condemn wine. Christ's first miracle was turning water into wine. 1 Timothy 3:8 and Titus 2:3 approve in moderation. How bout a psalm for a buzz?
In verse 12, 'professed and profession' means acknowledgment. The Greek reference is G3670/3671.
In verse 13, 'confession' should be 'profession'. The same reference is used G3671. Christ did not confess to Pilate, He professed. He proclaimed.
Verse 13 in the Greek:
The children of Israel are His sheep, only they hear His voice, only He knows His sheep.
The “churches” teach “just believe”.
The scriptures teach to keep His commandments. Walk in The Way. Imitate our Saviour.
Falsely labeled knowledge.
Communism, Judaism, Evolution, Marxism, Talmudism, Socialism. Universalism.
TIMOTHY1 – CHURCH DOCTRINE VS. SCRIPTURE
Below are 3 sources of what the modern churches preach today about the book of Timothy 1.
The purpose is to expose the apostasy and perversion of the scriptures, and to educate our people about the truth of our heritage. That we, the anglo-saxon race who are the descendants of ancient Israel, are the people of Abraham's seed and therefore the heirs of the promises of Yahweh. Not the Jews who distort and pervert the scriptures and teach the 'traditions of men'.
The book of 1st Timothy is a Pastoral Epistle (letter from Paul to a church (assembly) leader). The author is Paul who wrote it approximately 62 A.D. The key personalities are the Apostle Paul and Timothy. It was written to give encouragement and leadership guidelines to a young pastor named Timothy at the church (assembly) in Ephesus.
• Chapter 1 begins with a greeting to Timothy, then quickly turns to a warning against false teachings, and an emphasis on correct beliefs. Paul encourages him to “fight the good fight” (vs. 18).
• In chapters 2-4, Paul declares that God desires salvation (preservation) for everyone, “Who desires all men to be saved (preserved) and to come to the knowledge of the truth” (2:4).
Paul then teaches that, “For there is one God, and one mediator also between God and men, the man Christ Jesus” (2:5).
Next, Paul lays some important guidelines and principles for church (assembly) leadership. He taught the controversial subject of women in the church (assembly) and what the two offices of leadership in the church (assembly) were to be, the Overseer and the Deacon. He even taught some of the practices that should be carried out in the church (assembly) such as, “give attention to the public reading of Scripture, to exhortation and teaching” (4:13).
• Chapter 5-6, Paul gives guidelines for relationships within the church (assembly) as he explains how to deal with discipline and care for widows. He gives advice of how to minister and lays more guidelines for the wealthy instructing them to be generous. “Instruct those who are rich in this present world (society) not to be conceited or to fix their hope on the uncertainty of riches, but on God, who richly supplies us with all things to enjoy” (6:17).
"Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen." (1:17)
Paul’s First Letter to Timothy
Start reading it here: 1 Timothy 1
When was it written? Most likely between AD 62 and 66. It’s likely that Paul was in Macedonia when he wrote this letter (see 1 Timothy 1:3).
Paul was likely executed by Nero in Rome in 62 AD.
To whom was it written? 1 Timothy is a “pastoral” letter. These letters were addressed to church leaders and outlined their pastoral duties. The letter was written to Timothy. Timothy was to detail the duties of ministers of assemblies. This one was written to Timothy, a believer (saint) in Ephesus who had worked and traveled extensively with Paul. A saint is not any “believer”. A saint is anyone of the 'called out', set apart, consecrated seed of Abraham through Isaac and Jacob. Throughout the letter, Paul uses the tone of a father instructing a son, even calling Timothy his “true child of the faith.” Because Timothy had parents from both houses of Israel. A pure bred Israelite of the faith of Abraham.
Why was it written? The Christian church (assembly) in Ephesus was falling into serious error: a form of gnosticism was corrupting church teachings. Actually “church” teachings have corrupted Christianity. In those days, the scribes and Pharisees were corrupting the laws of Moses and the OT prophets into 'the doctrines of men', known as Judaism and more secretly, Talmudism, the Jews religion. Paul urges Timothy to remain in Ephesus to put a stop to these falsehoods and maintain spiritual discipline within the church (assembly). Both to protect the Ephesian church (assembly) from further error and to encourage the formation of a Christlike community, Paul includes many instructions about the administration of the church (assembly).
What does it say? Like Paul’s letter to the Colossians, 1 Timothy confronts the danger of pagan, syncretistic theology within the church (assembly). Influential people within the church (assembly) were promoting practices and ideologies that didn’t cohere with Christian doctrine. These people would be the children of darkness, the agitators, the Edomite scribes and Pharisees. The Greek goddess Artemis was the city’s favored deity—the Temple of Artemis, located in Ephesus, was one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World—and pagan beliefs were seeping into the young Christian church (assembly). Timothy’s charge was to urge the Church (assembly) to stay true to the Christian faith (see 1 Timothy 2:5-6 and 4).
This letter also functions as an administrative guide for the church (assembly). Paul outlines the procedure of public worship, the qualifications of church (assembly) leaders, the treatment of elders and widows, gender roles within the community, and even instructions for slaves (servants, including ox). These passages are heavily discussed to this day, as modern Christians try to understand Paul’s specific and practical guidelines within the cultural context of the ancient Roman world.
1 Timothy 2:5: Paul asserts the oneness of God and the uniqueness of Jesus Christ, in contrast to polytheistic pagan beliefs. Oneness of unity. Yahweh is the lump, Christ is an extension of the lump.
1 Timothy 3: Paul’s list of qualifications for church (assembly) leaders is also an excellent guide for godly living in general. Yea, the qualifications are race, understanding and obedience.
1 Timothy 6:7: The origin of the saying “you can’t take it with you!”
1 Timothy 6:10: Paul’s famous warning that “the love of money is a root of all sorts of evil.”
What can we learn from 1 Timothy? As we’ve seen in some of Paul’s other letters, false teaching has been a threat to the church (assembly) from its earliest days. While it’s unlikely that the specific heresies described in 1 Timothy are taking root in your church,
Brethren, our “churches” are apostate. It's time to wake up.
Paul’s message is simple and exquisitely clear: one God; salvation by Jesus Christ.
Preservation by allegiance (faith) in the faith (allegiance) of Christ.
Paul’s instructions regarding church (assembly) leadership and responsibilities are very relevant today, and churches around the world use 1 Timothy as a guide for choosing leaders and understanding their duties.
So why don't they follow them? Why are they still teaching the apostasy detailed above? Why are there homosexuals and mixed race couples in the congregation? Why is transgression not rebuked and the transgressors put out?
Consider these questions as you read 1 Timothy:
Why do you think Paul focuses so much on interpersonal guidance in this letter? Paul is warning Timothy of Judaizers and tells Timothy to warn the assemblies, and so forth.
Reading 1 Timothy, what picture do you get of the church in Ephesus? It's not a “church”. It's a congregation, an assembly of saints who believe, follow and seek understanding.
Does your church use 1 Timothy’s guidelines for leaders and church administration as the basis for its everyday work? I don't go to “church” because of the apostasy. How does your church approach some of the more controversial guidelines in 1 Timothy, such as Paul’s instructions for women and slaves? Asking women to be modest and allowing your servants to some of their labors are not controversial. What's controversial is rebuking the apostasies defined above!
Your church probably isn’t tempted by Artemis worship. But what non-Christian beliefs could you see threatening your church, if you were to let your guard down? How about worship of a Jewish Christ? People, the Jews are the children of the Wicked One. John 8:44. If you don't believe me, believe Jesus who identified them. They have corrupted Our Way and now only a remnant of “the elect” are left unfooled.
Summary of the Book of 1 Timothy
During his fourth missionary journey, Paul had instructed Timothy to care for the church (assembly) at Ephesus (1:3) while he went on to Macedonia. When he realized that he might not return to Ephesus in the near future (3:14-15), he wrote this first letter to Timothy to develop the charge he had given his young assistant (1:3, 18), to refute false teachings (1:3-7; 4:1-8; 6:3-5,20-21) and to supervise the affairs of the growing Ephesian church (assembly).
As the salutation indicates (1:2), Paul is writing to Timothy, a native of Lystra (in modern Turkey). Timothy's father was Greek (“Gentile” according to the “churches”. According to scripture, the Greeks were of the dispersed Nations of Israel, the uncircumcision) , while his mother was a Jewish Christian (No such thing as a Jewish Christian, in scripture the word 'Jew' should read 'Judaean' meaning an Israelite of the house of Judah dwelling in Judaea, the circumcision)(Acts 16:1). From childhood he had been taught the OT (2Tim 1:5; 3:15). Paul called him "my true son in the faith" (pure bred child, an Israelite), perhaps having led him to faith in Christ during his first visit to Lystra. At the time of his second visit Paul invited Timothy to join him on his missionary travels, circumcising him so that his Greek ancestry would not be a liability in working with the Jews (Judaeans) (Acts 16:3). Before the gospel, the Greeks (uncircumcision) and Judaeans (circumcision) lost and forgot their heritage and relationship with each other. Timothy helped Paul evangelize Macedonia and Achaia (Acts 17:14-15; 18:5) and was with him during much of his long preaching ministry at Ephesus (Acts 19:22). He traveled with him from Ephesus to Macedonia, to Corinth ( Acts 20:3), back to Macedonia, and to Asia Minor (Acts 20:1-6). He may even have accompanied him all the way to Jerusalem. He was with Paul during the apostle's first imprisonment (Php 1:1; Col 1:1; Phm 1).
Following Paul's release (after Acts 28), Timothy again traveled with him but eventually stayed at Ephesus to deal with the problems there, while Paul went on to Macedonia. Paul's closeness to and admiration of Timothy are seen in Paul's naming him as the co-sender of six of his letters (2 Corinthians, Philippians, Colossians, 1,2 Thessalonians and Philemon) and in his speaking highly of him to the Philippians (Php 2:19-22). At the end of Paul's life he requested Timothy to join him at Rome (2Ti 4:9,21). According to Heb 13:23, Timothy himself was imprisoned and subsequently released -- whether at Rome or elsewhere, we do not know.
Timothy was not an apostle. It may be best to regard him as an apostolic representative, delegated to carry out special work (Tit 1:5).
Who wrote the book?
The first of Paul’s final series of letters—which along with 2 Timothy and Titus are called the Pastoral Epistles—1 Timothy offers practical and pastoral advice from the aging apostle Paul to a young pastor named Timothy working in the church (assembly) at Ephesus. More than a decade prior to writing this letter, Paul had first met Timothy in the city of Lystra—in Asia Minor—where Timothy was known and respected by the Christians (Acts 16:1–4). Upon recognizing Timothy’s impressive qualities, Paul recruited the young man to travel with him as he continued his second missionary journey. The presence of Timothy would have met an important need for Paul, their friendship coming on the heels of Paul’s split with his close friend and partner in missions, Barnabas (15:36–41).
Where are we?
The Bible’s silence on the ultimate fate of Paul has engendered a great deal of debate in modern times. The book of Acts ends with Paul sitting in a Roman prison awaiting his hearing before the Roman emperor, a privilege of appeal that all Roman citizens possessed. However, the writing of the Pastoral Epistles clearly dates to a time after the events of Acts. So where was Paul when he wrote 1 Timothy? Paul had expected the Romans to release him from prison, something that likely happened near the end of AD 62 (Philippians 2:24). His release allowed him the opportunity to travel to Ephesus and eventually place Timothy in ministry at that church. Paul then went on to preach in Macedonia, where he heard reports of Timothy’s work at Ephesus that prompted him to write 1 Timothy, probably in AD 63.
No evidence supports Paul ever being released from Rome. He was likely beheaded by Nero in 62 AD.
Why is First Timothy so important?
First Timothy presents the most explicit and complete instructions for church (assembly) leadership and organization in the entire Bible. This includes sections on appropriate conduct in worship gatherings, the qualifications of elders and deacons, and the proper order of church (assembly) discipline. Paul advised Timothy on these practical matters in a way that would have helped the young pastor to emphasize the purity that should characterize Christian leaders and the gatherings they oversee.
What's the big idea?
Timothy’s youth no doubt served him well, allowing for the energy and vigor he needed to serve his people. However, it also caused inevitable difficulties with older Christians who may not have taken quickly to the leadership of such a young man because of his lack of knowledge and experience in leadership. It was important to Paul that Timothy set an example of consistent faith and a good conscience, remaining above reproach and exercising the spiritual gifts that God had given him (1 Timothy 4:12–16).
However, Paul knew that such a task would not be easy for the young man. Therefore, on two occasions Paul encouraged Timothy to “fight the good fight” (1:18; 6:12). Perseverance in what was good often became a slog for Timothy, one that required thick skin and a clear purpose.
How do I apply this?
The leaders of our churches fill important roles as they participate in encouraging the spiritual growth of Christians under their care. If they know the truth, unfortunately most of our preachers today are under the schooling of corrupted seminary schools. Although with good intention, they are deceived and ignorantly repeat to you what they were taught. We know the significance of these men in our churches and in our personal lives, but 1 Timothy helps us to gain a clearer understanding of the proper qualifications and roles for church (assembly) leaders. Paul’s letter shows us those things he hoped Timothy would address in his ministry, providing a template of sorts that our leaders can follow in their own ministries.
If only they would do just that.
How do your leaders implement Paul’s exhortations in 1 Timothy? They don't, just read the details of the apostasy in the above summaries. When has the “church” or anyone ever rebuked unrighteousness? Our churches will be strongest when they are closest to the biblical vision laid out for them. That's a fact. Now let's get closer. As you look at your church or look for a new one, consider the priorities of the leaders. If your “church” has any of the apostasy stated above, look for a new one. Or get educated and help turn it right side up. Look for an emphasis on sound doctrine, on purity within the leaders’ personal lives, and on living out the Christian faith by example. Find those qualities, and you will more than likely find a church where you can thrive. And it doesn't have to be a “church” where you learn.
The word 'church' in the bible never refers to a building. The Greek word is 'ecclessia' which means a 'called out' body of saints, an assembly, holy children of Israel, of the seed of Abraham.