The First Epistle Of Paul

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The First Epistle of Paul to Timothy is the first of two letters written by St. Paul directed

towards his younger colleague and delegate Timothy. Found in the New Testament of the Bible,

this book consists mainly of counsels regarding Timothy’s ministry in Ephesus. Also included in

Paul’s letter were instructions on the organization of the Church and encouragement to

faithfulness while amid surrounding corruption and temptation. Throughout St. Paul’s letter to

Timothy, he gives extensive advice on various subjects for Timothy to follow while on his

ministry in Ephesus.

St. Paul starts off giving Timothy some debriefing on the situation in Ephesus. He explains

how there are false teachers confidently teaching a law that they know little about, and

presenting false information to the masses of Ephesus. St. Paul also explains that the Law of God

is for corrupt in the world because they are the one’s who have strayed away from the Lord and

need enlightenment. In his explanation, St. Paul brings up that he too was once a sinner, in fact,

he states that he was the worst of all sinners. “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners.

But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus

might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and

receive eternal life.” , stated St. Paul. In his statement, he makes reference to Jesus’ salvation of


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all sinners, and he teaches

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