Saturday, August 2, 2014

Bible Study: 1 & 2 Timothy: Sound Doctrine

This is another Bible study I did using my Webster's 1828 Dictionary. As I read verses, I look up several words to get a broader meaning of each. 

The first versesI studied (1 Timothy 6:3-6) have always been my "Homeschool Verses" or my Biblical stance for homeschooling. However, they can also be applied to various situations where others are void of the truth:




clubs or organizations 
even church (if you're in the wrong one) 
1 Timothy 6:3-6

If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness;

wholesome- sound; contributing to the health of the mind; favorable to morals, religion, or prosperity

doctrine- learning knowledge, truths of the gospel 
But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine.Titus 2:1

He is proud

proud- having excessive self-esteem, high or unreasonable conceit of one's own excellence, arrogant, & haughty

knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words,
doting- obsessed with
whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,

strife- exertion or contention for superiority. Who contended with God for superiority?....Lucifer. Struggle for victory, contention in anger or enmity
railings- insulting language, reproachful words
surmising- suspecting, imagining upon slight evidence. As evolutionist do!
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds,

This video, Evolution vs. God, is about people knowing NOTHING with perverse and corrupt minds! Most have PhDs or are majoring in a branch of Science.

perverse- literally turned aside from right, disposed to be contrary, and stubborn

disputings- arguments, controversy .Do all things without murmurings and disputings Phil 2:14

Corrupt- defiled, polluted, impure, evil, disobedient, infected with error

and destitute of the truth,

destitute- not having
truth- Jesus Christ, fact, reality, purity from falsehood

Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me. John 14:6

supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Here are just a few recent news headlines where people are teaching otherwise and consenting not to wholesome words of our Lord Jesus Christ and to the doctrine which is according to godliness. Where proud people, knowing nothing, are doting about questions and strifes of words. Whereof, there is envy, strife, railings, and evil surmisings and perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds. They are destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness. From such, we need to withdraw ourselves and our families!

  • Florida Atheists Plan to Distribute ‘An X-Rated Book’ to Students to Counter Bible Giveaway | Christian News Network 
  • Camp Teaches Kids How to Defend Evolution Against Creation ‘Bullying’ 
  • Ohio State Psychology Course Teaches Christians Are Dumber Than Atheists 
  • Evolutionists Infuriated by Creation Cartoon Shown in Public School

Wholesome??? I think not!

corrupt minds??? YES!

...from such withdraw thyself.

A Biblical command to homeschool or send your kids to a Christian school?
I would say...


I have no greater
than to hear that my children walk in truth. 
3 John 1:4

A disciple is not above his teacher, but everyone when he is fully trained will be like his teacher. Luke 6:40 

Who is teaching your kids? Or better yet, what is being taught to your kids? Public school History is liberal, bias, and it isn't from a Christian viewpoint! All public school science is secular, sinful, and far from the truth. Liberal agenda is being taught. Morals are taught APART from Christ! Unethical ideas are being taught and are instructed to be accepted. Other religions are intended to be accepted with open arms, EXCEPT Christianity! Public schools are warping kids' minds about gender roles. Bad behavior is corrupting good morals. Young kids are exposed to sex, violence, drugs, alcohol, homosexuality, disrespect, and much more wickedness for the MAJORITY of their childhood. It's no wonder why the world is in the shape it is in today! I agree with one thing that people who are opposed to homeschooling say...public school prepare kids to live in "society", the so-called "real world". 

Well, they can have it! 

I rather my children be in the world but not of it! 

Every parent needs to watch Indoctrination of Public School and the Decline of Christianity in America

Clip from the movie

A Must see from Dr. Charles Stanley

Don't miss Dr. Voddie Baucham

Here are a few more verses I enjoyed studying using my 1828 Webster's Dictionary

and my King James Study Bible

1 Timothy 6:20-21

O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust,

trust- care, management, and belief

avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called:

profane- irreverent to anything sacred, secular, polluted, not pure, unholy, obscene, heathenish, tending to bring reproach on Christianity

vain- empty, worthless, having no substance, no value, not important, fruitless, false, and deceitful

babblings- foolish talk

foolish- void of understanding, wicked, sinful, acting without regard to the divine law, one who follows his own inclinations
A fool hath said in his heart, there is no God. Ps 14:1

oppositions- contrary to the truth

Which some professing have erred concerning the faith. Grace be with thee. Amen.

erred- to wander from the right way, to stray, to do wrong through ignorance

faith- an entire confidence or trust in God, the promises of God or His truth and faithfulness
2 Timothy 1:13

Hold fast the form of sound words, which thou hast heard of me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus.

Hold- to retain within, to maintain, to cleave, to endure, adhere to, to keep in continuance or practice, and to defend

fast- firmly, close, strong

sound- perfect, founded in truth, valid, and correct

While studying this verse, I became so excited when I looked up the word "hold". We are instructed to closely hold, firmly defend, practice and cleave to God's word! 

2 Timothy 2:15

Study to shew thyself approved unto God...(NOT MAN!my emphasis)

Study- to fix the mind closely upon a subject, to dwell upon in thought, to endeavor diligently.

When it comes to Bible study, I like these terms a lot better than just the word "study". 

shew- to present or prove

approved- shown or proved to be worthy of approbation (favor)

2 Timothy 2:7
Consider what I say; and the Lord give thee understanding in all things.

understanding- knowledge, exact comprehension, and skillfulness.

I know an elderly lady who only had a small about of schooling and she is one of the wisest people that I know. I love talking with her about the Lord. The Lord has given her understanding in all things but, He has given her exceptional understanding of His word. 

2 Timothy 3:7

Ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.

knowledge- a clear and certain perception

This verse was proven in the Evolution vs. God video above.

2 Timothy 3:14-17

But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them;

continue- persevere, abide, endure, be steadfast
assured- made certain or confident, not doubting, bold

And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through 

faith which is in Christ Jesus.

known- understood clearly, informed

able- sufficient power

wise- having the fear of God, power of discerning correctly, knowing what is true or false, skillful

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

inspiration- under divine influence or direction which leaves no room for doubt

profitable- useful and advantageous

doctrine- teaching, the truths of the Gospel

reproof- showing fault

instruction- precepts conveying knowledge

righteousness- perfection or holiness (...The Lord our Righteousness Jer. 23:6)

That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

perfect- complete, moral excellence

thoroughly- fully, entirely

furnished- to supply with anything wanted or necessary, to equip, to supply, garnished

good- virtuous, not corrupted, pleasant, useful

works- actions which are just and in conformity to the moral law or divine precepts

2 Timothy 4:2-5

Preach the word; 
preach- proclaim

be instant 

instant- pressing, urgent, earnest, immediate, present(now), quick, making no delay

see how expanding the meaning of "instant" made it seem more serious!

in season, out of season;

(In)season- a fit and suitable time, a convenient time

(Out) season- not a fit or suitable time, not a convenient time

An entire sermon could be preached about proclaiming the gospel "out of season"!

reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine.

reprove-to charge with fault, to refute, to disprove

rebuke-to check, to correct, to heal

exhort- to advise, warn, to caution with words intended to incite or encourage.

Just catch the fish. Let God do the cleaning!

longsuffering- patient

doctrine- learning knowledge, truths of the gospel

For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; 

endure- to continue in the same state without perishing, to remain, to abide, to bear, to suffer without yielding to a force or pressure

sound- founded in the truth, valid, right, free from error

but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears;

And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

fables- fiction intended to amuse, falsehood

But watch thou in all things,

watch- guard, to be aware and attentive, to be vigilant in preparation for an event or trial, the time of whose arrival is uncertain
endure afflictions,

endure- to continue in the same state without perishing, to remain, to abide, to bear, to suffer without yielding to a force or pressure

afflictions- grief, distress, sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, and persecution

do the work of an evangelist

work of an evangelist- instruct in the doctrines and percepts of the Gospel

make full proof of thy ministry.

full- having in you all that you can contain, abounding, complete, and mature

proof- evidence which convinces the mind of the certainty of truth or fact and produces belief, derived from personal knowledge or the testimony of others, firmness of mind, stability not to be shaken that resists the seduction and the assaults of temptation, strength in spirit

ministry- service to the Lord


  1. I am thankful that my grandkids are able to attend a classical Christian school. Add common core to the mix and it's even more of a mess. The sad thing is, there are many great teachers, many Christians, in the public schools trying to make a difference and they are just as frustrated as we are.

    1. I am glad your grandkids are in a good Christian school. Many people argue about the kids being the "salt" in public schools, but the truth is that anything Christian is strictly forbidden. Even the grown ups are not allowed. The teacher in the video clip above was fired, and the principal resigned. Indoctrination is an eye-opening film, but so many Christians want to think that their school is the exception. It's sad. It's a war zone out there, and we need to be protecting and strengthening our children on Biblical foundations. Sundays and a little "small talk" isn't enough. School kids are being instructed in a secular, liberal, pagan, anti-Christian environment around 10 hours a day. Not to mention how the extra activities take time away from church and quality family time.

  2. Certainly informational. I was in a traditional Christian school for 12 years, my daughters were also, and now my grandchildren. It's not a convenience, but a conviction. I remember my mother saying she would carry us piggy back if she had to in order for us to have an education with a Christian worldview. I prayed God would bless your year. ~Pamela

    1. Thanks Pamela. I am happy for your grandchildren. When it's God's will, it will work out. Scripture shows that God doesn't want the minds and hearts of our children to be given over to a Godless educational system. I believe that God can make a way for Christian parents, who are concerned, to find a way to give their children a Biblical based education.

  3. Lots of stuff to chew on as I pray about our 8th homeschool year. Thanks for sharing with the #GiveMeGrace community.

    1. I pray God will bless your homeschool efforts this year.
      I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth. 3 John 1:4

  4. Thank you for a wonderful study in right and wrong thinking and education in every area.

  5. I had an 8th grade science teacher who told us that "Providence" is how this earth was formed. The kids asked, what does the word Providence mean? She said - -"It means GOD" Thank you for sharing your lovely post with us here at “Tell Me a Story.” At:

    1. Thanks for your sweet comments. It is a shame that teachers today can't share their Christian faith with students like they use to. God bless you. Have a lovely week.

  6. Hi Chris, I never thought of the verses of 1 Timothy 6:3-6 as a homeschooling advocate... What a wonderful point you have made (and about being in the world, isn't that the truth!)! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays!

    1. Thanks for hosting JES. As a homeschool mom, those verses jumped right out at me years ago. The Bible is truly a 'living" word. It is always alive and never old. Isn't is amazing that this scripture also comes from Timothy.... All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness 2 Tim. 3:16 First and Second Timothy are full of reproof and instruction in righteousness.
      Have a blessed week, JES

  7. Thank you for sharing this on Theology Thursdays FOR KIDS!


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