The promise of victory assumes valor in battle. The closing benediction of Jude (24-25) is worth reading again: Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, 25 to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. The Apostle Paul spoke with the elders in Ephesus: I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; 30 and from among your own selves men will arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. -. As we begin to focus on the purpose of The Epistle Of Jude, we see that his original desire was to write about our common salvation shared in Christ: "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." The matter is serious; we are at war! Christianity was under severe political attack from Rome as well as infiltration by apostates. The adversaries are many, and like “ravenous wolves” ( Matthew 7:15 ), they will tear and rend the coming generations if we don’t defend … "THE EPISTLE OF JUDE" Contending Earnestly For The Faith (3-4) INTRODUCTION 1. 31 Therefore be on the alert; ACTS 20:29-31. Sermon Notes. The vivid expression epagonizomai (Gk.) To justify their lifestyle that is contrary to the principles of the Bible -- For they are likely to say: "God is too loving, His grace is too wonderful, to condemn us when we are so sincere!" Christ is the only way to the Father. Notice right from the start, Jude refers to himself humbly as a bond-servant, meaning he submitted to the Lordship of Christ. So God's way, as we see it in Jude, is to give his people confidence that their faith will be victorious in the end (in verses 1 and 24) and then to send them out to fight for it. We. Church of Determination ( Acts 2 : 46 - 47 ) Divine truth has been given through the apostles, prophets so we can strengthen our foundation by the word of God. Wherever the promised security of God is used to justify going AWOL, we may suspect there is a traitor in the ranks. The Amplified Bible translates the command as “fight strenuously for [the defense of] the faith.” Jude wants all believers to contend earnestly for the faith. Such qualities as "the meekness and gentleness of Christ" -, . (smile) Always great to ... Maria: Well articulated Dave, as always. Like a football team who hits the gridiron without a rally cry, the church can often be overtaken by naysayers who demand silence in the name of tolerance. Vs 16. us from falling. 2. from Jude 1). II. -, So what should you answer when someone questions how you can be so sure you will keep the faith to the end and so be saved at the judgment? Sunday Early AM: 8:45 AM Sunday School: 10:00 AM Sunday Morning: 11:30 AM. 3. What could have caused these men to go from skeptics to bold disciples of Jesus Christ, and eventually martyrs for the faith? He will work in me that which is pleasing in his sight (, ), and present me with rejoicing before the throne of his glory. Last time – refers to these days, the church age, from the time of the first appearance of Jesus the Messiah until He returns; Jude mentions Mockers – deny God’s existence or His future judgment; ‘scoffers,’ use ridicule and want to mock the return of Christ in order to justify their sinful, ungodly living. You should say something like this: "God has called me out of unbelief. Notice that most of these things are for our own defense, lest we be lost in the struggle! They revel in the idea we are in a postmodern or post-Christian society, and often have a form of godliness but they deny the power of God and the Holy Spirit. The Faith Jude v 3 3 Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common salvation, I found it necessary to write to you exhorting you to contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints. It is our objective to … . This Conference is not just for clergy. They stress the action of God. Deceivers and false teachers have infiltrated the ranks and are leading many astray. We must know the truth and learn from biblical history! Our struggle is not against flesh and blood! In verses 5-7 Jude wants to remind believers of consequences of sin and rebellion. While Jude was preparing to or had intended to write about the blessing of their common salvation in Christ, he was compelled to send this appeal to fight for the truth of the gospel. THAT IS WHY HE IS GOD: Do you know for a fact that if you were to die today that you would not go to hell? Introduction: I. Jude wanted them to sense the urgency and stand for truth and right. One trait of an apostate is they mock or revile things they don’t understand, such as Creation, the mystery of the incarnation, the Trinity, the inerrancy of Scripture, and other spiritual truths. (“Did God really say…?” Genesis 3:1). But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. Proclaim – our common salvation (common – koinos; belonging to several) a. False teachers often pretend to be one of us, blending in outwardly while inwardly they are not even saved. “Discernment is not a matter of knowing the difference between right and wrong. That God's revelation is incomplete, or it is still in progress b. But those who "contend earnestly for the faith" will be ever mindful of what the grace of God truly teaches - cf. By their lack of respect to the Word of God b. The goal of the Contending for the Faith Preaching & Teaching Conference is to “earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered to the saints” (Jude 3). But they arrogantly claim to have the answers and lead many astray. [Clearly the need to "contend earnestly for the faith" is present, for just as there were those in Jude's day who... - denied the all-sufficiency of God's Word - perverted the doctrine of grace - denied the authority of God and Jesus ...so there are such people today! Since false teachers were starting to infect the early church, Jude decided to confront the problem. Our preaching is simple, scriptural and serious. If you do not know, click here. they may not even be saved; to not have (devoid) the Spirit is to not have spiritual life at all! a. 4. The Believer's Assurance: the God Who Keeps, Jude's letter begins and ends with very comforting words to Christians. Holiness of life is our highest aim in Christian service. “Contend earnestly” for the faith – notice the urgency to not only stand against apostates but strongly, firmly, defend the faith. Historical Context and Introduction to Book of Jude. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 2 Peter 2:1-2. God preserves the believer and secures us for eternal life. 1. Faith is a reference to the body of basic Christian doctrine and Christian truth. In writing to several of the churches, Paul also wrote about deceptions such as Gnosticism, legalism, and worldly philosophy. Ungodly men, ungodly sinners, ungodly deeds – deeds done in an ungodly manner. 7 Admonitions Given to Believers: (1) Earnestly Contend for the Faith (v.3) 1 Tim. This was an issue that couldn’t be ignored. Some people are so quick to take up the "sword", they leave the rest of their armor behind! But it is a call to vigorously contend with all the weapons at our disposal... a. This body of basic Christian doctrine is that for which we are earnestly to contend. In light of this, Jude's call to "contend earnestly for the faith" becomes even more relevant for us today... a. That is, "the faith" (that body of doctrine which we are to believe) was delivered to the church "one time for all time" -- Revelation was not to be repeated, nor was there more to be revealed later on! Therefore I know that he loves me with a particular electing love. Our commitment to Christ and His Church requires taking firm strenuous action whenever such action is needed. It carries the idea of striving for something with effort. This country sure... David Fiorazo: Thanks so much, DeAngelo! There are some today who pervert the grace of God... a. All three verbs are passive. Are you continuing steadfastly in the apostles' doctrine? Feast of Tabernacles Sermon by Kim Myers. 3. Trans: Jude originally intended to write about salvation but pivots to the problem of apostasy that has crept into the church. Nothing new under the sun! ", 2. WE MUST USE THE WEAPONS AT OUR DISPOSAL... 1. Genesis 3:1-4; Matthew 7:23-24, Mark 10:6-8, Mark 13; Luke 13:22-24; Luke 17:2, Romans 6:1-2, Romans 12:2, Rom. 2. that is why we call him lord. d. Jude believed that the foundational tenets of the Christian faith were under attack. And so I want to make it the main point of my message, namely, it is the duty of every genuine believer to contend for the faith once for all delivered to the saints. The term "lord" comes from kurios {koo'-ree-os} 1) Which is related to the word kuros (supremacy) 2) Meaning "supreme in authority" c. These people were denying the authority rightly belonging to God and Jesus 2. Jude is very eager to begin by stressing the security of the believer in God's electing and preserving love. 1. -- If we have "all things", and if we have the "whole counsel of God", what else is there? The main text used was taken from JUDE 1:3 and JOHN 14:1-6. The expression "once for all" can rightly be worded "one time for all time" b. Second is the admonition to “contend earnestly” for that faith—to proclaim it, guard it, and defend it. The elements of truth, righteousness, the gospel, faith, salvation, etc., are needed for our own salvation as much as for those we seek to conquer b. From the "Believers' Study Bible": a. Its root word is the word from which we get our English word, agonize. B. Rebellion of Korah – Korah, being a Levite, had duties in the tabernacle of God, but he rebelled against the authority of Aaron’s priesthood; he and 250 Jewish leaders rejected God’s anointed leadership of Moses and Aaron and as a result, came under divine judgment. But suddenly under the direction of the Holy Spirit, he was constrained to urge his brothers to “contend earnestly for the faith which was once for all delivered unto the saints” (Jude 3). All three verbs are passive. Titus 3:2; Matthew 5:38,39; Romans 12:18; Christianity is a peaceful religion. The following is an excerpt from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary on Jude 3. THE "HOW" TO CONTEND EARNESTLY FOR THE FAITH, A. Having shown them the electing love of God and the unsurpassed power of God (vv. Just because the brilliant Commander in Chief promises victory on the beaches doesn't mean the troops can throw their weapons overboard. Therefore I know that he will keep me from falling. Many thousands of His holy ones – Not necessarily a prophecy from a book of Enoch, but a reference to the known tradition about the return of Christ and future judgment. B. Verse 3: "Beloved, being very eager to write to you of our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints." 3. 13:11, Hebrews 13:8, Galatians 5:7-9, Revelation 3:11, 20; Rev. (“there is no hell”). But in the middle his concern is different. SOME WILL DENY THE ALL-SUFFICIENCY OF THE SCRIPTURES... 1. Vs 3. As we begin to focus on the purpose of The Epistle Of Jude, we see that his original desire was to write about our common salvation shared in Christ: "Beloved, while I was very diligent to write to you concerning our common … The call to "contend earnestly for the faith" is not a license to engage in "contentions" and "outbursts of wrath" - cf. Sermons From Jude - Contending Earnestly For The Faith (3-4) << Previous | Index | Next >>. This faith ought not be … The book of Jude is yet another warning for today’s Christian church. 22:18-19, apostates, Book of Jude, contend for the faith, deception, eternal truth, false teachings, judgment, salvation, sanctification, warning, Designed by Spreeman Communications ©2017. Vs 1. It is our privilege and responsibility not only to know Christ better and to study the Word, but to preach the truth and fight to preserve it. Sermon by William Branham - Earnestly contending for the faith - Preached on Sunday evening, 23rd January 1955 at the Philadelphia Church in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A. (1 hour and 22 minutes) Vs 13. [MH COMM], Trees without fruit – false teachers claim to produce but deliver emptiness. Then at the end of his letter in verse 24 he says, "Now to him who is, you from falling and to present you without blemish before the presence of his glory with rejoicing, to the only God . Anyone who doesn't teach Jesus, Him crucified and risen again, seated on the Right Hand of God, making intercession for us is a false teacher! KJV: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. . He describes the character and degenerate, wicked personal lives of the deceivers, and points out that their teachings are – just like modern times – clever, subtle, and enticing, but you can recognize them by their fake spiritual fronts. How much easier, then, for this to happen today when we live in time far removed from those initial warnings! Wednesday. The main point of this little book of Jude is verse 3. Jude was in the process of planning a correspondence—or perhaps actually writing—to his fellow Christians concerning their common salvation. (Matthew Henry) Peter, writing that God has given us "all things that pertain to life and godliness" -. We are taught the manner in which we are to contend. This faith is worth contending for. This is a cancer in the church where believers who may have started out sincere now mock the spirit of grace. First, what is “the faith” to which Jude refers? But Paul gives us the answer which may also be a key to the conversion of Jude as well. And in verse 24 God is able to. Vs 23. “Eternal fire” – a fire that can never be quenched (aka “hell fire”), Vs 9. This carries the idea of infiltration and note this happened just decades after the resurrection. That such could happen, despite the many warnings given by Jesus, Paul, and Peter b. There was an urgent need at hand and the church had but one option, earnestly contend for the faith. God calls, God loves, and God keeps. “licentiousness” means unrestrained vice or gross immorality; how dangerous it is to think we have a license to sin because God is a loving, forgiving God. Jude begins and ends the letter by assuring believers that God exerts his omnipotence to keep them from falling away from the faith. Matthew 13:55 lists the half-brothers of Jesus as “James and Joseph and Simon and Judas (“Jude” in Greek).” The Apostle John tells us none of Jesus’ brothers believed in Him – until after the resurrection. (holy ones may refer to either angels or believers) Believers will have a role in the coming kingdom of Christ but angels are executioners of Gods judgment. Have you submitted to Him whom God has made both Lord and Christ? This faith is repeatedly threatened from within the church. Wandering stars – apostates claim theirs is the way to spiritual knowledge but lack true direction; (could mean ‘shooting stars’ that flash quickly through the sky and fade away into nothing). Christianity was under severe political attack from Rome as well as infiltration by apostates. This sermon is expository in style, you will have to open, and keep open, your Bible to get full benefit. We ought to appreciate "the need" to contend for the faith b. Christ is the only Way. They stress the action of God. It is believed by the time Jude wrote this epistle that all of the other apostles except John had already been martyred. Jude had to deal with those who "deny the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ" a. I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; Some of today’s false teachers are under the umbrella of the emergent church which generally falls under the cult of Liberalism. This message shows us from the text in the Gospel of John, 4 Truths that we must affirm and earnestly contend for. “But you…” Remember words spoken by the apostles – warnings of false teachers. Like a warrior entrusted with a crucial task, our defending and contending for the faith is serious, urgent business. That many are not obeying Christ as Lord b. This established some credibility for Jude right up front. Jude uses the word “ungodly” four times! The Greek word Jude chooses, translated “contend earnestly,” usually describes an athlete striving with extreme intensity to win the victory in a physical competition. Though Jude intended to write about the salvation believers in Christ share, he was compelled to warn Christians to contend for the faith against ungodly men, false teachers: they deny the truth and pervert the grace of God. The true church has always been attacked both from without and from within! Contending Earnestly For The Faith (3-4) Jude's letter begins and ends with very comforting words to Christians. Amen. Verses 20–21: "But you, beloved, build yourselves up on your most holy faith; pray in the Holy Spirit; keep, yourselves in the love of God, wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life." He is writing to believers, “those who are called,” beloved, and “kept for Jesus Christ” – this doesn’t refer to an invitation but to an accepted salvation, to those who already have a relationship with Christ. It is not to help believers feel content, but to help them feel vigilant. We are told to earnestly contend. Life Church B-P Church Worship I & II, 29 th December 2019. Jude was not only one of four half-brothers of the Lord Jesus, but also a brand new convert to the faith. That God has revealed all that He would have us know is evident from such statements like those of: a. Paul, telling the Ephesian elders he had not shunned to proclaim "the whole counsel of God" -, . do you know for a fact that if you were to ... must hear sermon on hell by pastor charles lawson: what does the bible say about abortion? Their intentions are to get you to doubt God and His Word, to confuse or discourage Christians about doctrine, and to lead people astray. Vs 4. The breastplate of righteousness c. Feet shod with the gospel of peace d. The shield of faith e. The helmet of salvation f. The sword of the Spirit, the Word of God g. Watching with all prayer 2. Christ is the Life. But those who "contend earnestly for the faith once delivered"... a. The book of Jude (“Judah” in Hebrew) was written just thirty-five years or so after Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven. “Contend earnestly” for the faith – notice the urgency to not only stand against apostates but strongly, firmly, defend the faith. How then shall we do it?] Refraining from quarrels, applying gentleness, the Word, with patience and humility correcting the opposition -. The title of this message was 'EARNESTLY CONTEND FOR THE FAITH.' earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. I will try to unfold the meaning of this doctrine under four headings. Jude also alludes to nine different illustrations from the Old Testament. That generation died in the wilderness. In other words the assured victory of the believing church does not mean that we don't have to fight to win. That men "crept in unnoticed" should give us pause... a. The, He is writing to believers, “those who are called,” beloved, and “kept for Jesus Christ” – this doesn’t refer to an invitation but to an, Their intentions are to get you to doubt God and His Word, to confuse or discourage Christians about doctrine, and to lead people astray. - cf. 1. Philippians 1:6 reminds us – He who began a good work in you will be faithful to complete it. KJV: Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Though Jude intended to write about the salvation believers in Christ share, he was compelled to warn Christians to contend for the faith against ungodly men, false teachers: Galatians 5:7-9, Revelation 3:11, 20; Rev. Sodom and Gomorrah… to illustrate God’s judgment, the destruction of these two cities is used over 20 times in Scripture. We ought to contend earnestly for the faith, in opposition to those who would corrupt or deprave it." “once for all handed down” to the saints – God has shown the way of salvation through Jesus Christ, and His revelation is final; the truth has been delivered and cannot be edited. Notice, in verse 1 we are, for Jesus Christ. EARNESTLY CONTENDING FOR THE FAITH: LISTEN TO THE KING JAMES BIBLE BY ALEXANDER SCOURBY. God miraculously delivered the nation of Israel from the bondage of Egypt, but they doubted His promise to bring them to the Promised Land. To excuse their disregard for the commands found in God's Word b. Early church leaders were concerned about false teachings and rightly so. To deny ungodliness and worldly lusts! 4. Grumblers, finding fault, speak arrogantly, flattering people – those who murmur, vent their disapproval of God’s ways, their words have little or no spiritual or eternal value, lacking substance, they tell people what they want to hear – not what they need to hear = truth in context from Scripture. It is the fact... a. Will recognize the authority delegated to His apostles -. Vs 15. 2. But perverting His teaching or setting themselves up as their own authority ...that makes it necessary that we "contend earnestly for the faith once for all delivered to the saints" Dear friend, whose side of this battle are YOU on? But when people suggest: a. Called! Thus the Scriptures, which contain the faith delivered "once for all", contains all we need to become what God wants of us! Christ is the Truth. The best thing we can do to become a church that is effective in contending for the faith is to become a church well built on the faith. It is the world’s wisdom not its knowledge that God considers as foolishness. Or that God's revelation needs to be repeated -- Then our task is to "contend earnestly for the faith once delivered"! The simple verb agonizomai first meant to compete in an athletic contest, and … 2. (“, He points out the immorality/destruction of, Trees without fruit – false teachers claim to produce but deliver emptiness. (We are citizens of heaven!). God calls, God loves, and God keeps. earnestly contending for the faith home page. Contending For the Faith Today By Pastor Bob Nolan, . . “Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever.” (Hebrews 13:8). By their setting up other standards of authority for what they believe or do 1) Such as a synod, convention, council 2) Such as a pope, bishop, minister, or their own person 3. Four reasons the book of Jude was included in the Canon (A.D. 170): due to his being related to Jesus, the fact Jude was an eye-witness of the resurrected Christ, the inspired content of the letter, and Clement of Rome (A.D. 96) supported Jude as authentic. As disciples, followers of Christ, and lovers of the Truth, we must understand the times in which we live and warn others within the church. Paul also has something to say about other weapons that are "mighty in God" a. Those who have received the truth must contend for it, as the apostles did; by suffering with patience and courage for it, not by making others suffer if they will not embrace every notion we call faith, or important. Contending For The Faith: Contending For The Faith "Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints. Traits of an Apostate: (Verse ref. Earnestly Contend for the Faith. What Difference Does It Make If Obama Is Not A Christian? Sanctified! Girded with truth b. . Finally, Jude reminds us that it had been “delivered” to the saints—passed on from the disciples to the next generation in the church. We don’t know much about Joseph and Simon, but Jude begins his letter by referring to himself as a servant of Christ and “brother of James.”. (1-2) Contending Earnestly For The Faith (3-4) Reminders Of God's Righteous Condemnation (5-7) The Ungodly Dreamers (8-16,19) Exhortations To The Beloved (17-23) Jude's Closing Doxology (24-25) Vs 7. In verse 1 it describes us as "those who are, for Jesus Christ." Contend for the Faith Jude 3 says, “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.” The words “contend earnestly” imply that we fight as well as build (Nehemiah 4:16-18). It is knowing the difference between right and almost right.”. They revel in the idea we are in a postmodern or post-Christian society, and often have a form of godliness, As disciples, followers of Christ, and lovers of the Truth, we must understand the times in which we live and warn others, The book of Jude (“Judah” in Hebrew) was written just thirty-five years or so after Jesus Christ ascended to Heaven. The men Jude warns about were ungodly, they perverted grace, and denied Christ. Contend Earnestly for The Faith Dr. Phil Fernandes is the president of the Institute of Biblical Defense, which he founded in 1990 to teach Christians how to defend the Christian Faith. Paul defines our weaponry in. It is believed by the time Jude wrote this epistle that all of the other apostles except John had already been martyred. Some are subtle in their approach while others are blatantly heretical, denying the deity of Jesus Christ, promoting compromise under the guise of love; ambiguity, tolerance, homosexuality, mysticism, social justice, globalism, and universalism. The Anguish Of Abortion: What Liberals Won’t Tell You. b. Text: Jude 3,4 False teachings can bring untold misery and destruction, not just in the present life but for eternity. Cause divisions; worldly minded, devoid of the Spirit – they stir up debates and cause divisions (but accuse others of being divisive!) He was not one of the Apostles that lived and walked with Jesus, yet Jude chose to write about false teachers and the need to defend true, apostolic, biblical doctrines. 6:12. Bible Study: 7:00 PM Youth Program: 7:00 PM Masters Club: 7:00 PM Michael the archangel (chief angel of God) that watches over Israel, leader of the holy angels (also mentioned in Daniel 10 re: spiritual warfare), Vs. 10 – “these men revile things they do not understand…” They are “unreasoning animals.”, Note: the devil, aka Satan = accuser or slanderer. Railing judgment – interesting that the leader of God’s holy angels, Michael did not rebuke the devil directly, but said “The Lord rebuke you.” Believers are to call on God’s sovereign power to intervene in the midst of satanic attack or spiritual warfare. Jude’s closing doxology returned to the theme of salvation which he hoped to write about (as stated in the first few verses), encourages believers regarding Christ’s protection from apostasy and ultimate deliverance, and reinforces the doctrine of Jesus’ deity, authority, and sovereignty. So much so, that they engaged in that which was openly shameful (lewd) -- Perhaps they said: "Let us sin so that grace may abound!" The use of such an expression therefore suggests: a. Here’s why those three elements of … This literally means to fight for something. Contend Earnestly Article by John O. Reid (1930-2016) A. BLACK darkness is reserved for them “forever”! You can probably think of a few popular leaders today who fit this profile. c. The present tense of the verb indicates that the Christian struggle is to be continuous. is translated "contend earnestly" and is related to the English word "agony." This should be a warning to the rebellious. Trinity Baptist Temple, Middletown, OH Download the ASCII text version of this sermon . (remember Jesus cursing a fig tree in leaf?). THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IS GOD MANIFEST IN THE FLESH. kept. -- We must therefore contend with vigor, even to the point of agony, for "the faith once delivered to the saints"! Dr. Alan Cairns Earnestly Contend for Faith Several months ago I began to study through the Book of Acts trying to find My Church Today , and I couldn’t but help notice the Early Church and it’s Characteristics. Based on Jude 3, Contending for the Faith Conference, is a power-packed 1½-day annual event designed to promote church growth and development via expository preaching and teaching of God’s Word. Vs 11. (2) Remember the Teaching and Warning of the Apostles (v.17) Eph. Making sure that we are first "spiritual", and then displaying gentleness and caution -, . the lord jesus christ is god manifest in the flesh. Nothing but vigorous counter-contention would be sufficient. Two cities is used to justify going AWOL, we may suspect there is a call to in. Weapons that are `` mighty in God 's revelation needs to be one four. Today as it is not a matter of knowing the difference between and. Church to contend earnestly for the faith ( v.3 ) 1 Tim prefers to conform to this hyper. 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