Theo 1-2 Timothy & Titus

Theo 1-2 Timothy & Titus - pursuits, since his aim is...

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NT THEO 220-02 I thought that 1 Timothy’s most interesting points concerned women. In verse 2:15, Paul says that women will be saved through childbearing. What about infertile women? Do they have no hope of being saved? The other concern this book rose was that of widows. He wants people to honor widows who are truly widows. Paul states that they must be at least 60 years of age. It’s not believable that a majority of people even lived that long back then. Paul then lays out his reasoning. My thought is what if you have a widow who is 50, who has had children and has shown godliness in her own household. Even then, would she not deserve to be supported by the church? I enjoyed the metaphors use in 2 Timothy. It says, “No soldier gets entangled in civilian
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Unformatted text preview: pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him.” This was easy enough to understand while still being effective. We are to please God rather than ourselves or anyone else here on Earth. It will not pay off to entertain the quarrels of man since doing so will not help us earn God’s grace. I got mixed signals in Titus. It says that men and women, old and young, slaves and masters should all give their obedience and submission to governmental authorities. Yet in the book before this, it says that our one true authority is God. So why should we obey those who are sinners and morally incorrect? What if they ask us to do something that goes against God? Is going against God better than going against both the government and what we are told to do in this letter?...
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2011 for the course THEOLOGY 220 taught by Professor Nichols during the Spring '11 term at Saint Louis.

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