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1 Timothy 4

(4:1-3)
"In the latter times" people won't get married or eat meat.
What should we eat?
Is marriage a good thing?
What the Bible says about vegetarians

(4:1) "In the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils."

(4:3) "Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats."

(4:4) "Every creature of God is good [to eat], and nothing to be refused."

4:1 Now the Spirit speaketh expressly, that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils;
4:2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy; having their conscience seared with a hot iron;
4:3 Forbidding to marry, and commanding to abstain from meats, which God hath created to be received with thanksgiving of them which believe and know the truth.
4:4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving:
4:5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
4:6 If thou put the brethren in remembrance of these things, thou shalt be a good minister of Jesus Christ, nourished up in the words of faith and of good doctrine, whereunto thou hast attained.
4:7 But refuse profane and old wives' fables, and exercise thyself rather unto godliness. (4:7) "Refuse ... old wives' fables."
What about old husbands' fables? Old Bible fables?

(4:8) "Bodily exercise profiteth little."

4:8 For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.
4:9 This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptation.
4:10 For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God, who is the Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe. (4:10) "The living God, who is The Saviour of all men, specially of those that believe."
"The living God" is the saviour of "all men" -- especially (but not exclusively) of those that believe. So even nonbelievers will be saved.
Does hell exist?
4:11 These things command and teach.
4:12 Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
4:13 Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.
4:14 Neglect not the gift that is in thee, which was given thee by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the presbytery.
4:15 Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all. (4:16) "Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself."
What you must do to be saved.
4:16 Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.

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