Paul a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ for the faith of God's elect and for their knowledge of the Truth that goes with a religious life,
PAUL, a servant of Jesus Christ, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God
Anyone who teaches novelties and refuses to fall in with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the doctrine that tallies with piety,
because you do not belong to my sheep.
When the Gentiles heard this they rejoiced and glorified the word of the Lord and believed, that is, all who had been ordained to eternal life;
PAUL an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and brother Timotheus, to the church of God at Corinth as well as to all the saints throughout the whole of Achaia:
For it is by grace you have been saved, as you had faith; it is not your doing but God's gift,
PAUL and Timotheus, servants of Christ Jesus, to all the saints in Christ Jesus who are at Philippi, as well as to the bishops and deacons:
May their hearts be encouraged! May they learn the meaning of love! May they have all the wealth of conviction that comes from insight! May they learn to know that open secret of God, the Father of Christ,
Now we are bound always to thank God for you, brothers beloved by the Lord, because God has chosen you as the first to be reaped for salvation, by the consecration of your spirit and by faith in the Truth;
and studying myths and interminable genealogies; such studies bear upon speculations rather than on the divine order which belongs to faith.
And who does not admit how profound is the divine truth of our religion? ??it is He who was "manifest in the flesh, vindicated by the Spirit, seen by the angels, preached among the nations, believed on throughout the world, taken up to glory."
Shut your mind against foolish, popular controversy; be sure that only breeds strife.
he must be gentle in his admonitions to the opposition ??God may perhaps let them change their mind and admit the Truth;
For the grace of God has appeared to save all men,
Inasmuch as his power divine has bestowed on us every requisite for life and piety by the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence ??4 bestowing on us thereby promises precious and supreme, that by means of them you may escape the corruption produced within the world by lust, and participate in the divine nature ??5 for this very reason, do you contrive to make it your whole concern to furnish your faith with resolution, resolution with intelligence,
Now as all things are thus to be dissolved, what holy and pious men ought you to be in your behaviour,
No one who disowns the Son can possess the Father: he who confesses the Son possesses the Father as well.