I Timothy 2:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)
Pray for All People
2 First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,2 (A)for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and (B)dignified in every way.
I recently heard a sermon in which someone rather contemptuously presented I Timothy 2:1-2 rather contemptuously as an example where Paul’s teachings are no longer relevant: most people don’t even have kings anymore… so man has evolved… and that’s a good thing….
I don’t know about you, but to me… that interpretation seems to suggest that Paul was ignorant… and that the Holy Spirit… and by implication… God… are idiots… or incompetent… or
I was struck…
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