1 Timothy
Introduction

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Commandments
Contradictions
Interpretation
Absurdities
Women
Good Stuff
Injustice
Family Values
Intolerance
Science and History
Politics
Language
Prophecy
Homosexuality

1 Timothy: Family Values

  1. "A bishop must be ... the husband of one wife." Apparently, it's OK for laymen to have several. 3:2

  2. You should help a widow only if she: has no children or nephews; is desolate, trusts in God, and prays all the time; is not living in pleasure (a widow living in pleasure is the living dead); is over 60 years old; had only one husband; has raised children; has lodged strangers; has washed the saints' feet; has relieved the afflicted; and has diligently followed every good work. 5:3-10

  3. Never help a young widow (one under 60 years old). When they wax wanton against Christ, they'll get married, and be damned to hell for rejecting their faith. Besides, young widows are idle busybodies, wandering around from house to house saying things they shouldn't say. They should get married and have children (though they'll be damned to hell for it). Heck, some of them have already turned aside after Satan. 5:11-15