Chapter 1 Faith and Godliness Footnotes 56-74

The Trinitarian Faith

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56. Acts 9.2; and asked for letters from him to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, both men and women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.

Acts 19:9 But when some were becoming hardened and disobedient, speaking evil of the Way before the people, he withdrew from them and took away the disciples, reasoning daily in the school of Tyrannus.

Acts 19:23 About that time there occurred no small disturbance concerning the Way.

Acts 22.4  I persecuted this Way to the death, binding and putting both men and women into prisons,

Acts 24:14 But this I admit to you, that according to the Way which they call a sect I do serve the God of our fathers, believing everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets

Acts 24:22 But Felix, having a more exact knowledge about the Way, put them off, saying, “When Lysias the commander comes down, I will decide your case.”

 

57. 1Tim 2.2  for kings and all who are in authority, so that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and dignity.

1Tim 3:16 By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness: He who was revealed in the flesh, Was vindicated in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Proclaimed among the nations, Believed on in the world, Taken up in glory.

1Tim 4:7-8 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

1Tim 6:3 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,

1Tim 6:5f  and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

2Tim 3.5 holding to a form of godliness, although they have denied its power; Avoid such men as these.

Titus 1:1 Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,

2Peter 1:3  seeing that His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.

2Peter 1:6 and in your knowledge, self-control, and in your self-control, perseverance, and in your perseverance, godliness,

 

58. 2Peter 3.11 Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness,

1Tim 6:3 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,

Titus 1:1 Paul, a bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ, for the faith of those chosen of God and the knowledge of the truth which is according to godliness,

cf 2Tim 3:7 always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth

 

59. 1Tim 6:3 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,

2Tim 1:13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires,

Titus 1:9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Titus 1:13 This testimony is true. For this reason reprove them severely so that they may be sound in the faith,

Titus 2:1f but as for you, speak the things which are fitting for sound doctrine. Older men are to be temperate, dignified, sensible, sound in faith, in love, in perseverance.

 

60. 1Tim 1:4  nor to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies, which give rise to mere speculation rather than furthering the administration of God which is by faith.

1Tim 4:7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness

1Tim 6:3-6 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, he is conceited and understands nothing; but he has a morbid interest in controversial questions and disputes about words, out of which arise envy, strife, abusive language, evil suspicions, and constant friction between men of depraved mind and deprived of the truth, who suppose that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness actually is a means of great gain when accompanied by contentment.

2Tim 4:4 and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.

Titus 1:14 not paying attention to Jewish myths and commandments of men who turn away from the truth

2Peter 1:16 For we did not follow cleverly devised tales when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of His majesty.

 

61. 1Tim 3:15-16 but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth. By common confession, great is the mystery of godliness:

Hilary De Trin 11.9

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62. Eph 5.32 This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church.

63. 1Tim 6:20 O Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to you, avoiding worldly and empty chatter and the opposing arguments of what is falsely called “knowledge”

2Tim 1:12ff  For this reason I also suffer these things, but I am not ashamed; for I know whom I have believed and I am convinced that He is able to guard what I have entrusted to Him until that day. 13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus. 14 Guard, through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us, the treasure which has been entrusted to you.

2Tim 2:2 The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.

2Tim 2:4 No soldier in active service entangles himself in the affairs of everyday life, so that he may please the one who enlisted him as a soldier.

2Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires

Titus 1:9 holding fast the faithful word which is in accordance with the teaching, so that he will be able both to exhort in sound doctrine and to refute those who contradict.

Titus 1:13 Retain the standard of sound words which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.

2Thess 2:15 So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught, whether by word of mouth or by letter from us.

2Thess 3:6 Now we command you, brethren, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you [f]keep away from every brother who leads an unruly life and not according to the tradition which you received from us.

Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so I say again now, if any man is preaching to you a gospel contrary to what you received, he is to be accursed!

Gal 2:2 It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain

Gal 2.9 and recognising the grace that had been given to me, James and Cephas and John, who were reputed to be pillars, gave to me and Barnabas the right hand of fellowship, so that we might go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised

1Cor 11:23 For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread;

1Cor 15:3  For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,

2Cor 11:3f But I am afraid that, as the serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.

Rom 6:17 But thanks be to God that though you were slaves of sin, you became obedient from the heart to that form of teaching to which you were committed,

1Tim 4:6  In pointing out these things to the brethren, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, constantly nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound doctrine which you have been following

Hebrews 3:1 Therefore, holy brethren, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the Apostle and High Priest of our confession;

Hebrews 4:14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.

Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful;

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64. Irenaeus, Adv. haer.  (Ed by Harvey 1897) , 3. praef., 1-5 (3.6.1ff) vol 2;  3.38.1, pp. 131f (3.24.1ff);  4.40.2 p.236 (4.26.2); For this and what follows see T F Torrance, ‘The Deposit of Faith’, Scottish Journal of Theology, 1983, vol. 36.1, pp. 1-28.

65. Irenaeus Adv. haer., 1.3, vol 1 p.94 (1.10.3)

3.1-4, vol 2  pp.1ff (3.2.1ff);  3.11.11, p. 47 (3.11.8); 3.12.9 p.62 (3.12.7);  4.4ff, pp. 234ff (4.25.3);  5.20, pp. 377ff (5.20.1ff)

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66. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 2.15.4 Vol. 1, pp. 282f (2.13.4); 2.39.1f, p. 345f (2.26.1-2); 2.40-43  pp. 349-358 (2.27.1-2.28.9).

3.38.1f, vol. 2, pp. 131f (3.24.1f)  4.22.2, p. 178  (4.12.2); 4.34.4, pp. 215-219 (4.20.4-7).

67. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 3.11f, vol. 2, pp. 43f  (3.11.5); 3.17.6, p. 87f (3.16.6); 4.6, p. 153  (4.12.2);  4.11.1-5, pp. 158-162 (4.6.1-5)  4.34.1 (4.20.1), 4-6, pp.212, 215f  (4.20.4-6)  4.6.1, p. 291 (4.37.7); 5. praef., 1-2, pp. 313ff (Preface & 5.1.1-2); 5.27.2, pp. 389f (5.27.2)

68.  Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 2.3.7, 1-4, vol. 1, pp. 342-344 (2.24.6-2.25.3)

3.6.2, vol. 2, pp. 22f (3.6.2);  3.18.1, p. 92  (3.17.1); 3.19.6, pp. 100f (3.18.6); 3.21.2, p. 107 (3.20.2); 4.11.1-5,  pp. 158-162  (4.6.1-5); 4.34.5, 7, pp. 216, 218f (4.20.4 & 6).

69. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 3.38, vol. 2, p. 132 (3.24.1-2).

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70. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 3.38.1-2, vol. 2, pp. 131f (3.24.1f); 4.53.1f, pp. 261ff (4.33.7-9); 5.20.1, pp. 378ff (5.20.1-2).

71. 1Tim 3:15  but in case I am delayed, I write so that you will know how [l]one ought to conduct himself in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and support of the truth.

72. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 3.11.11, vol. 2, p.47 (3.11.8).

73. Irenaeus Adv. Haer., 1, praef., vol. 1, pp. 1ff (book 1 pref.); 1.15, p. 67 (1.8.1); 1.1.19-4.1, pp. 80-97  (1.9.1-1.9.3); 2.7-9, pp. 271-274  (2.8.2-2.10.2); 2.40-43,  pp. 349-358 (2.27.1-2.28.9).

3.1-5, vol. 2, pp.1-20 (3.6.1ff);  3.38, pp. 131-3 (3.24.1f); 4.40-42.1, pp. 234-238 (4.26.1 -5); 4.53-54 pp. 261-264 (4.33.7-9);  5. praef pp. 131f (3.24.1);  5.20.1f, pp. 377ff (5.20.1-2).

74. Irenaeus, Adv, Haer., 1.1.15, vol. 1, pp. 66f  (1.8.1); 1.18, pp. 80ff (1.9.1-1.9.3); 2.40-45, pp. 347-358 (2.27.1-2.28.9).

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