Before reading this article I recommend that you read “Unravelling The So-Called Pastoral Epistles – Parts 1-4 and 5” first, to gain a full understanding of where I am coming from on this exposé of these highly suspect epistles. (see links below)
Now chapter 3 of 1 Timothy is a dead giveaway for satanic religiosity, with it being full of Nicolaitan hierarchical nonsense, with bishops here and deacons there; all lusting after their positions of POWER and AUTHORITY – as you do NOT, if you’re a real Christian and part of the egalitarian Church of God!!
OK, so let’s get straight on with the first two verses of 1 Timothy 3:
1 Timothy 3:1-2 (KJV) This is a true saying, if a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work. 2 A bishop then must be blameless, the husband of one wife, vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 Notes Part 1: “This is a true saying.” he says, but is it a true saying? We shall see. If a man desire the office of a bishop! So let’s have a look at what the Greek MSS says about offices and bishops:
1 Timothy 3:1 (Greek Transliteral) Believing the saying if any-one of-on-noting (supervision) is craving of-ideal work he-is-on-feeling (desiring).
Now why would a humble Christian be craving an alleged position of supervision (authority), in a supposed church? Does this phoney creature fancy his chances of being ‘king of the heap’ in this congregation, or see himself as lording it over his brothers and sisters, whom, he perhaps feels are in need of a good whipping into shape? You betcha!
Is ‘supervision’ the right word, or would ‘overseer’ be a better word? I speak here as if giving the benefit of the doubt to most of the verses of 1 Timothy 3, that is, verses 1 through 13, as being genuine Pauline verses which, in truth, I will prove are not.
So what policy or agenda were the KJV translators trying to impart here, and promote, with this word ‘office’? Well obviously it’s administrative and GOVERNMENTAL, is it not? and nothing to do with egalitarian Christian brotherly and sisterly love and fellowship at all. This is the modus operandi of the pecking order system of the Nicolaitans which is being promulgated here – plain and simple.
We then get this 100% religious BS term ‘BISHOP’, translated from the Greek word ‘episkope’, which means an ‘overseer’, that is, someone who keeps a watchful eye, as a protector and guardian, over the flocks, and who, no doubt, was selected by the elders of the congregation as someone fit for the job, not some upstart who fancied himself as a big shot in his so-called local church and desired, that is, most likely lusted after the position.
1 Timothy 3:1-2 Notes Part 2: Not only that, but this religious, 100% mythical, lustful Hellenising bishop must be blameless, eh? That’s a tough call to say the least. Where do you find a blameless counterfeit Christian who fancies himself as a bishop? Nowhere! And vanity, not repented of, must be the first blot on the list with regard to the character of this would-be so-called ‘bishop’.
And then we get, and wait for it! ‘The husband of one wife’!! Wow!! What’s going on here? This suggests to me, that in these Hellenising congregations there were a few bods with MORE THAN ONE WIFE! Was this permissible in the first century congregations of God? I have no idea, but here’s something on it:
Either way, I am not really interested, other than in what went on in the true Congregations of God, and I doubt very much that polygamy was something practised by them, so, yet again, bringing into doubt the provenance of these so-called Pastoral Epistles.
After the ‘only one wife’ hoo ha we get: ‘vigilant, sober, of good behaviour, given to hospitality, apt to teach’. I find this totally hilarious! What kind of so-called Christians are we dealing with here? If the laity are prone to being a load of inhospitable, yobbish boozers who lack the character quality of vigilance, what’s going on? Are we having described for us here a load of reprobates or Christians?
Then we get ‘apt to teach’. So are these bishop candidates gifted with the Spiritual gift of teaching or not? I would say that if someone who fancies himself as a bishop, is NOT gifted with the Spiritual gift of teaching, he’s next to useless for the job.
1 Corinthians 12:28 (MCV) And God hath placed some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps,
governments, pilotage or guides, diversities of tongues.
Notice how the list of gifted abilities above does not include governors, administrators, bosses, leaders or tin pot dictators.
I will leave it there and move on:
1 Timothy 3:3 (KJV) Not given to wine, no striker (no quarrelsome bruiser), not greedy of filthy lucre (not a lover of money); but patient (lenient), not a brawler (peace loving), not covetous; (Brackets mine)
1 Timothy 3:3 Notes: The comedy continues…and in the same vein as verse 2 we have all these worldly characteristics being highlighted, as if we were dealing with lost and unsaved reprobates. Unrepentant sinners no less, who, if truly under Paul’s stewardship and guidance, would have been severely reprimanded or admonished and possibly threatened with expulsion from The Church. Furthermore, what would such people be doing in a Christian fellowship at all, let alone stand to be considered as a candidate for a
bishop overseer!? I trust you can see the ignorant nonsense message these verses portray.
1 Timothy 3:4-5 (KJV) One that ruleth well his own house, having his children in subjection with all gravity; 5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?)
1 Timothy 3:4-5 Notes: OK, this one could be taken as somewhat ambiguous: ‘one that RULETH well his own house’! Does this mean that the same rigid dictatorial mindset that operates in his household is then transferred to his local congregation? For it then says: ‘having his children in subjection with all gravity;’ so we have to assume that this transfer of strict ruler-ship is what the forger means by this, and then classifies it by adding in the gratuitous: (‘For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?’). ‘Taking care’ meaning ruling the roost? Still at least he got the name of The Church right.
Now don’t get me wrong, for a certain amount of no-nonsense discipline is definitely required when bringing up children properly, but, should this Victorian sounding, parent-child, disciplinary regime be transferred to the Church? Let’s be clear, sound informative Gospel teaching is all that is required when dealing with Christian adults, not a big stick pseudo-tyranny. My verdict, therefore, on these two verses is take from them what you will and for what they are worth, and use much wisdom. Always bearing in mind that the agenda being served here in these epistles is not a Christian agenda, but, rather, the Hellenising Religious agenda of the Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion.
1 Timothy 3:6 (KJV) not a new convert, lest having been puffed up he may fall to a judgment of The Devil;
1 Timothy 3:6 Notes: Now this sounds like don’t give the keys to your Ferrari and the booze cabinet to your 18 year old son, whilst you’re away for the weekend. The only thing I’ll add is this: Would the elders of genuine congregation of God be giving the position of overseer, with all the great responsibilities that that entails, to a boy or a novice new convert to the faith and to the fellowship? Not a chance!
1 Timothy 3:7 (KJV) and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without, that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of The Devil.
1 Timothy 3:7 Notes Part 1: Now get a load of this! ‘and it behoveth him also to have a good testimony from those without’. YOU WHAT!!?? So are we to believe that Paul would have written this irrelevant worldly garbage? Are select members of God’s church now chosen based upon the so-called ‘good reports’ of worldly sinners or the lost and unsaved!? What business do the Spiritually dead and/or unregenerated have with The Church of God other than to be recipients of Christian good works? NONE! ZILCH! ZERO!
1 Timothy 3:7 Notes Part 2: ‘that he may not fall into reproach and a snare of The Devil’.
From Adam Clarke’s Commentary:
“Lest he fall into reproach, for his former scandalous life. And the snare of the devil. Snares and temptations, such as he fell in and fell by before. This is called the snare of the devil; for, as he well knows the constitution of such persons, and what is most likely to prevail, he infers that what was effectual before to their transgressing may be so still;”
Looks like repentance and forgiveness was non-existent in these illegitimate Hellenising fake churches, and in contrast, judging was a full time occupation. Let’s be clear about this, real Christians repent before they are Baptised. That means they TURN from their old ways, they give up their old lives and bury them in the watery grave of Yashua Messiah’s death/sacrifice. They then rise out of the water a new creation – a new man or new woman, not capable of sin; once gifted with The Holy Spirit. This means that if our former scandalous life is still held against us by certain people within this so-called church, then we have an untenable situation and those enforcing such a policy are judgemental, spiritual renegades and apostates, who do need dealing with.
1 John 3:6 (KJV) Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not: whosoever sinneth hath not seen Him, neither known Him.
1 John 3:9 (KJV) Whosoever is born of God doth not commit sin; for His seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God.
Rest assured, the clown who penned 1 and 2 Timothy and Titus hadn’t a clue about Christian regeneration.
1 Timothy 3:8 (KJV) Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre;
1 Timothy 3:8 Notes: Again, as before, what kind of Christians are we dealing with here, if they’re double tongued boozers and money grabbers? It would be hilarious if not so serious. It looks like matey, the second century author of these epistles, hasn’t a clue about regenerated Christians and Christianity.
1 Timothy 3:9 (KJV) Holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience.
1 Timothy 3:9 Notes: You what? What is he rambling on about? ‘mystery of the faith’? what mystery? how is SIMPLE faith in Yashua Messiah mysterious? is it not all very straight forward. Paul confirms it for us, doesn’t he?
2 Corinthians 11:3 (KJV) But I fear, lest by any means, as The Serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.
If someone or something is simple to understand, where is the mystery? There is no mystery, but there’s plenty of mystery in the Cainite Babylonian MYSTERY Religion otherwise known as the Cainite-Judaeo-Christian Religion. (see links below)
He then, almost gratuitously, throws in ‘in a pure conscience’. Answer me this, dear readers, what kind of conscience does a regenerated Christian have, if it’s not pure? Does this author creature have any understanding at all? Is a Christian completely forgiven or not – is he or she beyond reproach or not, that is, beyond condemnation?
1 John 3:3 (KJV) And every man that hath his hope in Him purifieth himself, even as He is pure.
Romans 8:1 (MCV) There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:10-13 (KJV) And let these also first be proved; then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. 11 Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things. 12 Let the deacons be the husbands of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. 13 For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
1 Timothy 3:10-13 Notes Part 1: Much of this is just a repeat of the nonsense that applied to their so-called bishops, however, there are one or two other issues within these verses: “Even so must their wives be grave, not slanderers, sober, faithful in all things”. I will highlight once more, what kind of Christians are we dealing with here? Are they regenerated or not? Are they being led by the Spirit or not? All I see in these verses are the characteristics of the heathen, not born of God Christians.
1 Timothy 3:10-13 Notes Part 2: “For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
From Adam Clarke’s Commentary:
Verse 13. ‘That have used the office of a deacon well’ They who, having been tried or proved, 1Ti 3:10, have shown by their steadiness, activity, and zeal, that they might be raised to a higher office, are here said to have purchased to themselves a good degree.
Here we can graphically see explained for us by Adam Clarke the pecking order system of the Nicolaitans, that this forger is promoting. “If you do well then the sky is the limit and one day you could be a pope” This is the spirit that’s at work here – advancement as if an employee in a large corporation, which is exactly what the Cainite-Judaeo-Christian Religion is.
1 Timothy 3:14-16 (KJV) These things write I unto thee, hoping to come unto thee shortly: 15 But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth. 16 And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
1 Timothy 3:14-16 Notes – Part 1: Now the above last verses of 1 Timothy 3 are 50/50 in terms of Truth and religious hogwash. Verse 14 is irrelevant to the subject matter at hand, as the forger is quite obviously attempting to pass himself off as Paul. However, this statement is true, if the message is figurative: “how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the Truth.” If it’s not figurative, and the forger is referring to a literal CHURCH BUILDING, made with man’s hands, then he gives himself away in no uncertain terms. In fact it could carry a dual meaning, as we know how their grandiose church buildings and cathedrals would feature in the future, and then be referred to a house of God.
1 Timothy 3:14-16 Notes – Part 2: “And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness.” Once more we have this religious bunkum word ‘godliness’ which I previously unravelled in my earlier writings on 1 Timothy 2. (see link below).
1 Timothy 3:14-16 Notes – Part 3: Finally we get this: “God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.”
“God was manifest in the flesh” I have no problem with that, but “justified in The Spirit” I am not so sure about. Did the only begotten Son of God need to be justified? And “believed on in the world”. Is this speaking generally or referring to a select few that He met on His travels? Not very clear is it?
Now also notice, how there is no mention of who Yashua Messiah really came for, so let me refresh your memories:
Matthew 15:24 (KJV) But He answered and said, I am not sent but unto The Lost Sheep of The House of Israel.
He also gave The Twelve
disciples Learners explicit instructions:
Matthew 10:5-6 (KJV) These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not: 6 But go rather to The Lost Sheep of The House of Israel.
Please take note: I am not referring to the Serpent Seed Canaanite Jews when mentioning The Twelve Tribes of Israel.
To summarise, these last verses are probably the best verses in the whole chapter, but still leave a lot to be desired and certainly don’t let the Hellenising religious forger off the hook. 1 Timothy 4 coming up.
Unravelling the So-Called Pastoral Epistles – 1 Timothy 1 & 2 – Parts 1-4:
Unravelling the So-Called Pastoral Epistles – 1 Timothy 1 & 2 – Part 5:
What Is The MYSTERY of Mystery Babylon The Great?:
The Counterfeit Cainite-Judeo-Christian Religion:
Hello. I thought bishops was only a term used by the Catholic Church. I thought in Christian churches we just have pastors??
Hello Peggy F.
They also have bishops in branches of Protestantism, namely Anglicanism and Episcopalianism in the US. These faiths boast some 70 million+ members worldwide.
Plus many other so-called Protestant churches bend their knees to Baal and Mammon through tax arrangements with the satanic state, British Baptists in particular. In the US I believe they are known as 501(c)(3) churches.
I would also classify pastors as little bishops. The first century churches had no authoritarian figures in overall charge.
Thank you for your comment.