Knijga O Kristu

Prva poslanica Timoteju 4

Upozorenje na lažne učitelje

1Sveti Duh nam izričito kaže da će u posljednja vremena neki otpasti od vjere i prikloniti se prijevarnim duhovima i učenjima zloduha.

Takvi će učitelji biti licemjeri i lažljivci otupjele savjesti.

Zabranjivat će ljudima da se žene i da jedu neke vrste hrane. Ali Bog je stvorio sva jela, da ih ljudi koji su spoznali istinu jedu sa zahvalnošću.

Sve što je Bog stvorio dobro je i ništa ne treba odbaciti, već uzimati sa zahvalnošću

jer znamo da to posvećuju Božja riječ i molitva.

Dobar sluga Isusa Krista

Objasniš li to braći, bit ćeš dobar sluga Krista Isusa; hranit ćeš se riječima vjere i istinitoga učenja koje postojano slijediš.

Ne gubi vrijeme raspravljajući o budalastim idejama, o smiješnim mitovima i legendama. To su ionako samo uzaludne priče. Provodi, umjesto toga, vrijeme u jačanju svojeg duha.

Tjelovježba jest od neke koristi, ali pobožnost donosi potpunu korist jer joj je obećan život - i sadašnji i budući.

To je istina i zaslužuje da se prihvati.

10 Za nju se trudimo i borimo. Pouzdajemo se u živoga Boga, Spasitelja svih ljudi, a posebice vjernika.

11 Poučavaj tu istinu i trudi se da ju svi nauče.

12 Ne daj da te tko manje poštuje zbog tvoje mladosti. Budi uzor svim vjernicima u riječi, vladanju, ljubavi, vjeri i čistoći.

13 Dok ja ne dođem, posveti se čitanju Svetoga pisma Crkvi te hrabrenju i poučavanju vjernika.

14 Ne zanemaruj duhovni dar koji si primio po proročanstvu i polaganjem ruku starješinskog zbora.

15 Potpuno se tomu posveti da svi vide tvoj napredak.

16 Dobro pazi na sebe i pazi što poučavaš. Ostani vjeran onome što je ispravno; tako ćeš osigurati spasenje i sebi i onima koji te slušaju.

New Living Translation

1 Timothy 4

Warnings against False Teachers

1Now the Holy Spirit tells us clearly that in the last times some will turn away from the true faith; they will follow deceptive spirits and teachings that come from demons. These people are hypocrites and liars, and their consciences are dead.[a]

They will say it is wrong to be married and wrong to eat certain foods. But God created those foods to be eaten with thanks by faithful people who know the truth. Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks. For we know it is made acceptable[b] by the word of God and prayer.

A Good Servant of Christ Jesus

If you explain these things to the brothers and sisters,[c] Timothy, you will be a worthy servant of Christ Jesus, one who is nourished by the message of faith and the good teaching you have followed. Do not waste time arguing over godless ideas and old wives’ tales. Instead, train yourself to be godly. “Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.” This is a trustworthy saying, and everyone should accept it. 10 This is why we work hard and continue to struggle,[d] for our hope is in the living God, who is the Savior of all people and particularly of all believers.

11 Teach these things and insist that everyone learn them. 12 Don’t let anyone think less of you because you are young. Be an example to all believers in what you say, in the way you live, in your love, your faith, and your purity. 13 Until I get there, focus on reading the Scriptures to the church, encouraging the believers, and teaching them.

14 Do not neglect the spiritual gift you received through the prophecy spoken over you when the elders of the church laid their hands on you. 15 Give your complete attention to these matters. Throw yourself into your tasks so that everyone will see your progress. 16 Keep a close watch on how you live and on your teaching. Stay true to what is right for the sake of your own salvation and the salvation of those who hear you.

Notas al pie

  1. 4:2 Greek are seared.
  2. 4:5 Or made holy.
  3. 4:6 Greek brothers.
  4. 4:10 Some manuscripts read continue to suffer.