Do not be carried away by varied and strange teachings; for it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not by foods, through which those who were so occupied were not benefited.
As a result, we are no longer to be children, tossed here and there by waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by the trickery of men, by craftiness in deceitful scheming;
Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God,
Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience.
The Lord spoke again to Moses and to Aaron, saying to them,
“ You shall not eat any detestable thing.
And Jesus answered and said to them, “ See to it that no one misleads you.
For false Christs and false prophets will arise and will show great signs and wonders, so as to mislead, if possible, even the elect.
But Peter said, “By no means, Lord, for I have never eaten anything unholy and unclean.”
and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them.
And now I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and to give you the inheritance among all those who are sanctified.
One person has faith that he may eat all things, but he who is weak eats vegetables only.
He who observes the day, observes it for the Lord, and he who eats, does so for the Lord, for he gives thanks to God; and he who eats not, for the Lord he does not eat, and gives thanks to God.
for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.
Food is for the stomach and the stomach is for food, but God will do away with both of them. Yet the body is not for immorality, but for the Lord, and the Lord is for the body.
But food will not commend us to God; we are neither the worse if we do not eat, nor the better if we do eat.
Why? Because I do not love you? God knows I do!
I am amazed that you are so quickly deserting Him who called you by the grace of Christ, for a different gospel;
Brethren, even if anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted.
I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument.
having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude.
Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day—
that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come.
comfort and strengthen your hearts in every good work and word.
But the Spirit explicitly says that in later times some will fall away from the faith, paying attention to deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons,
If anyone advocates a different doctrine and does not agree with sound words, those of our Lord Jesus Christ, and with the doctrine conforming to godliness,
O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”—
You therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth.
which is a symbol for the present time. Accordingly both gifts and sacrifices are offered which cannot make the worshiper perfect in conscience,
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.
Beloved, while I was making every effort to write you about our common salvation, I felt the necessity to write to you appealing that you contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all handed down to the saints.
These are the men who are hidden reefs in your love feasts when they feast with you without fear, caring for themselves; clouds without water, carried along by winds; autumn trees without fruit, doubly dead, uprooted;