Reflections on I Timothy 2:1-2.

the Dark Mirror: Reflections for Flawed Christians

I Timothy 2:1-2 English Standard Version (ESV)

Pray for All People

First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people,(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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