- I Timothy 4:1-16
- History of celibacy and asceticism requirements by various groups.
- I Timothy 4:4 - “Everything” here does not mean absolutely everything because there are many passages that forbid certain things. This verse is specifically referring to the things listed in I Timothy 4:3.
- I Timothy 4:8 – It is good to be physically fit, but it is far better to be spiritually fit.
- I Timothy 4:10 – This is not teaching universalism (that everyone will be saved) because many other passages teach that not all will be saved. See Matthew 25:46. Jesus came to save all men, but not all will choose to receive the gift.
- I Timothy 4:12 – See Ecclesiastes 12:1. Serve God even in your youth.
- I Timothy 4:14 – See II Timothy 1:6. Paul could have been the one who laid hands on Timothy.
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