Paul to Timothy said “These things command and teach” – 1 Tim. 4:11. Then he said “Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine” – 1 Tim. 4:13.
Paul was never ever discoursing on later western embedded Jesus Christ. What was Paul saying is the question that needs answering?
Paul said don’t “give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith” – 1 Tim. 1:4. In my scribblings yesterday I showed how the word “generation” had been changed to “genealogies”. Paul was adamant. Don’t do this!
He described the revision of doctrine that they taught and preached as “vain jangling” – 1 Tim. 1:6.
He then went on to condemn – “Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm” – 1 Tim. 1:7. Paul writing between about 40-50 AD never referred to Christ. In that ignorant age he condemned all those who tried to teach restrictive law, but knew not what they said. Today the situation is ten times worse. Christianity has never highlighted the ten commandments – i.e. to make content. In contrast their warrior mentality believed everything could be achieved by brute force and conquest.
Now Paul says those who preach innocently may obtain mercy – 1 Tim. 1:13 – because “I did it ignorantly in unbelief”. Paul’s unbelief was when he was a Pharisee and believed in the afterlife, the doctrine for control of society. He said he was the chief sinner. He would say that of all our church leaders today. As a Pharisee, if even an ordinary man was called Christ, then Paul could not, not have known. He said he had never met a Christ figure because he had renounced the teaching of the Pharisees and Sadducees. For this he said he had been “crucified”.
Paul stress his gospel – “there is one God” – 1 Tim. 2:5. Paul was reverting to the gospel of the Ancients and away from any acceptance of a literal Jesus Christ figure – the doctrine of the Pharisees and Sadducees, and then Peter and James in the fourth decade of this century. He taught in contrast to the mishmash of gods proliferating out of Egyptian and Grecian cultures. He taught doctrine in contrast to the rituals and obedience to government decrees. Mankind had unity, had the baton and must run with it. Christos would return sometime, somewhere. John of Patmos said the book would be opened in the universal apocalyptic age – when Christos returns. We are certainly in that age at this moment.
Now Paul said Jesus Christ was the mediator “between God and men” – 1 Tim. 2:5. Paul knew the Jewish uprising, the anointing, the atonement, was the symbol he preached and teached as a “doctrine”. A reading. Lots of skilful scribes were able to write the story, a metaphors or allegories of the great uprising against Herod the Great. It was labelled an “exhortation”.
This great cosmological-terrestrial union existed “For Adam was the first formed, then Eve”. Adam was the emerging rib cage structure of the very earliest forms of civilisation comprising a community of women and men. And out if this initial community support came the life-giver Eve (men and woman too). The life-giver had to be drawn from the first begotten formation. Until there was formation, the splitting of the firmaments and consciousness, there could be no progress. Progress does not arise from chaos. Neither did it come from tongues sprouting make believe words.
So Paul’s speech to Timothy referred back to Adam and Eve, and the oneness of within all. He was not concerned about the false law-givers who had no understanding of the generative cycle as life advances the ascent of mankind.
He said husband and wife should be “apt” and “vigilant”. This formation would conquer the intensity of the omnipotent warrior world. It had the ability “to make” content, fables, metaphors and lift all to a higher level. Man had to be able “to rule his own house” – 1 Tim. 3:5. There was no one else to take vicarious responsibility, no Christ only Christos.
Now Paul went on to say “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”. Religiosity has robbed the meaning of this text. A deep respect of the unison (civil 1260 = sacred 1260 days) gives life today and life to come. It has nothing to do with a superstitious, rambling philosophy – nor the westernised Christ. Paul said “damnation, because they have cast off their first faith” Christos – 1 Tim. 5:12. And yet our religious leaders are blinded by their works of self-righteousness, self-importance sitting high and mighty and not to be touched. Paul glorified the labourer “Though shalt not muzzle the ox that treadeth out the corn … The labourer is worthy of his reward” – 1 Tim. 5:18.
So Paul said the schism of man made him “proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmising”. He said if “we brought nothing into this world … it is certainly we can carry nothing out” – 1 Tim6:7. And went on to say “the love of money is the root of all evil” – 1 Tim. 6:10.
So let’s “Fight the good fight of faith” – 1 Tim.6:12 avoiding profane and vain babblings – of archbishops, cardinals, ministers and priests. Time to, “come out”, of her.