Sometimes Christians are forced to chose between being accepted by others and being a good servant of Christ Jesus. We will cease to be a friend to many who love error, if we insist on truth, or we will cease to be Christ’s good servants, if we cave in to demands.

By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
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GospelYesterday, a pundit wrote that a politician understood something about governmental power: Use it or lose it. Jesus said that the people of the world often are more shrewd than the children of light (Luke 16:8). This use-or-lose principle is forgotten by Christians.

O Timothy, protect what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the profane chatter and absurdities of so-called “knowledge.”
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DoctrineEducational systems and school directors create, from time to time, various methods to evaluate the teacher, be it grade school or university. The methods vary, depending on the pedagogical philosophy.

By pointing out such things to the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, having nourished yourself on the words of the faith and of the good teaching that you have followed.
1 Timothy 4:6 NET

To be a good servant of Christ means speaking what people need to hear, not what they want to hear. It means teaching sound doctrine, not giving in to popular false teachings.

When used to refer to a teacher, the adjective “good” transmits the idea that he does his work well in God’s sight. The teacher is good when he faithfully delivers the divine teaching, not when he impresses or pleases his hearers.

This evaluation method will never change.

 

JesusScience fiction imagines fantastic worlds, which we enjoy thanks to the creativity of the writers. Christianity offers the amazing revelation about Christ, which, if it were not for the united testimony of the disciples, might appear to be fiction.

And we all agree, our religion contains amazing revelation:
He was revealed in the flesh,
vindicated by the Spirit,
seen by angels,
proclaimed among Gentiles,
believed on in the world,
taken up in glory.
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