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2 TIMOTHY Date A.D. 63-65
The Second Book of Timothy was written by The Apostle Paul when imprisoned, locked as a common criminal in Rome's cold dungeon.
Timothy means honouring God
The letter was written out of concern of the churches during the time of persecution under the unbalanced Roman Emperor, Nero. It exhorts his fellow-worker, Timothy to guard The Truth of The Gospel of Christ, to persevere, keep preaching that Jesus lives and writes of commitment. Encouragement was in great need during such times of hardship.
There is remembrance of spiritual blessings, heritage and responsibilities, including good opportunities in the face of persecution when opposition against Christianity was at its peak.
The Second Book of Timothy has recorded the keys to successful ministry. 1) A fruitful ministry. 2) A persevering ministry. 3) A teaching and studying ministry. 4) A ministry set apart. 5) Fulfilling divinely appointed tasks.
The central theme of the text is the sure foundation of God's Word. It is the Apostle Paul's last letter before his execution in Rome by being beheaded.
The Second Book of Timothy is the second of four New Testament personal pastoral letters written by The Apostle Paul. These books are also considered Church History Books containing teaching. It is also the sixteenth of twenty-seven Books of The New Testament.
Call for Responsibility
Warning About Last Days
Reminder to Persevere
Command to Preach
2 Timothy 3:16,17.
" ALL SCRIPTURE IS GOD-BREATHED AND USEFUL FOR TEACHING, REBUKING, CORRECTING AND TRAINING IN RIGHTEOUSNESS, SO THAT THE MAN OF GOD MAY BE THOROUGHLY EQUIPPED FOR EVERY GOOD WORK "
The Bible is not a collection of human ideas about God. The purpose of The Bible is intended to lead humankind to The Truth of God and believers to maturity by its teaching, rebuke and correction, by training in righteousness, by encouragement and reassurance. The Holy Spirit revealed God Himself and His plan and directions to godly men, who kept a record of His messages. The Holy Spirit inspired all the original writings of all Scripture and reveals their meaning and insight to believers. This was done by revelation by the Holy Spirit and is called Inspiration, showing The Truths of God to the Old Testament prophets and The Apostles who penned God's Word for future generations. New Testament believers recognise the Old Testament writings as The Inspired Word of God.
God was in control of their written and spoken words. Because The Bible is inspired, it is trustworthy and a safeguard against all false teaching. Scripture equips believers of Christ to do good to others. The written Word of God is infallible. The thoughts of God have been freely given. The Word of God has been entrusted to The Body of Christ, which is required to be obedient to it. Jesus claimed the scriptures to be the Word of God.
Its usefulness is for teaching people to walk in God's ways, following His commandments, principles and purposes, in thought, will and in action. God's active involvement makes the written Word authoritative and powerful. A believer who knows God's Word is fully equipped to believe and apply His teaching Truths in their every day living.
God's written revelation is sufficient, it is perfect and it is eternal.
CHRIST AS SEEN IN THE SECOND BOOK OF TIMOTHY
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