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* BitchInSheepsClothing: Alexander the coppersmith, whom Paul warns about near the end of his second letter, who did much harm to the apostle and greatly opposed his words.


* MandatoryFatherhood: Unlike in [[Literature/BookOfCorinthians 1 Corinthians chapter 7]] where Paul stated it's okay for men and women to marry and not marry, he plays this straight in 1 Timothy 3:5 where he says a man is not fit to run a church unless (among other traits) he first has experience running a family. The contradiction is possibly due to the fact that the epistle in question was written by someone else in the following century and attributed to Paul. Alternatively, it could be seen as an instruction that, while singlehood is fine for lay members of the congregation, marriage and fatherhood is mandatory for one who wants a position of authority.

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* MandatoryFatherhood: Unlike in [[Literature/BookOfCorinthians 1 Corinthians chapter 7]] where Paul stated it's okay for men and women to marry and not marry, he plays this straight in 1 Timothy 3:5 where he says a man is not fit to run a church unless (among other traits) he first has experience running a family. The contradiction is possibly due to the fact that the epistle in question was written by someone else in the following century and attributed to Paul. Alternatively, it could be seen as an instruction that, while singlehood is fine for lay members of the congregation, marriage and fatherhood is mandatory for one who wants a position of authority. 1 Timothy 2:15 also says "women will be saved through childbearing".



* WidowWoman: Paul gives Timothy detailed instructions in his first letter on how the church ought to care for widows. Specifically, younger widows are encouraged to remarry so they will not be tempted to idleness, and that it's a family's responsibility to take care of their widowed relatives, but the church should fully support any pious widow who doesn't have a family to look after her.

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* WidowWoman: Paul gives Timothy detailed instructions in his first letter on how the church ought to care for widows. Specifically, younger widows are encouraged to remarry so they will not be tempted to idleness, and that it's a family's responsibility to take care of their widowed relatives, but the church should fully support any pious widow who doesn't have a family to look after her.her.
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* MakeAnExampleOfThem: In 1 Timothy 5:20, if an elder sins, they must be rebuked publicly so that "others may also fear".


--->''But we know that the law is good if someone uses it lawfully. And we know that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and the profane, for those who [[SelfMadeOrphan kill their fathers and mothers]], for murderers, for the [[ReallyGetsAround sexually immoral]], for sodomites, for [[SlaveryIsTheSpecialKindOfEvil slave traders]], for [[ConsummateLiar liars]], for perjurers, and for anything else that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.''

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--->''But we know that the law is good if someone uses it lawfully. And we know that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and the profane, for those who [[SelfMadeOrphan kill their fathers and mothers]], for murderers, for the [[ReallyGetsAround sexually immoral]], for sodomites, for [[SlaveryIsTheSpecialKindOfEvil [[SlaveryIsASpecialKindOfEvil slave traders]], for [[ConsummateLiar liars]], for perjurers, and for anything else that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.''


--->''But we know that the law is good if someone uses it lawfully. And we know that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and the profane, for those who kill their fathers and mothers, for murderers, for the sexually immoral, for sodomites, for slave traders, for liars, for perjurers, and for anything else that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.''

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--->''But we know that the law is good if someone uses it lawfully. And we know that the law is not given for a righteous person, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for the unholy and the profane, for those who [[SelfMadeOrphan kill their fathers and mothers, mothers]], for murderers, for the [[ReallyGetsAround sexually immoral, immoral]], for sodomites, for [[SlaveryIsTheSpecialKindOfEvil slave traders, traders]], for liars, [[ConsummateLiar liars]], for perjurers, and for anything else that is contrary to sound doctrine, according to the glorious gospel of the blessed God, which was committed to my trust.''

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* TheEndIsNigh: 2 Timothy 3:1-9 focuses on how there will be lack of godliness in the last days. See ListOfTransgressions.


* {{Polyamory}}: Discouraged in Paul's writing about the qualifications of a bishop (also translated ''elder'' or ''overseer'') as well as for a deacon, saying that such men who seek those positions must be "the husband of one wife". The Scripture is also alternately interpreted to exclude divorced religious leaders from continuing in their ministry if the cause for divorce as anything other than adultery or neglect, or if the religious leader was the offending spouse in those two aspects.

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* {{Polyamory}}: Discouraged in Paul's writing about the qualifications of a bishop (also translated ''elder'' or ''overseer'') as well as for a deacon, saying that such men who seek those positions must be "the husband of one wife". The Scripture is also alternately interpreted to exclude divorced religious leaders from continuing in their ministry if the cause for divorce as is anything other than adultery or neglect, or if the religious leader was the offending spouse in those two aspects.

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* ScrewTheRulesTheyBrokeThemFirst: Averted as far as God is concerned, as Paul writes in 2nd Timothy: "If we are faithless, He remains faithful, for He cannot deny Himself." (2nd Timothy 2:13)

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* AwesomeMomentOfCrowning: Paul near the end of his second epistle tells Timothy that, because he has stayed the course and has kept the faith, there is a crown waiting for him, with which the Lord will crown him on [[SecondComing the day of His return]], and not just him but also those who love the Lord's appearing.

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* FromBadToWorse: "But evil people and charlatans will go from bad to worse, deceiving others and being deceived themselves." (2nd Timothy 3:13, NET Bible)

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* SinisterMinister: Paul in his second epistle warns of Hymenaeus and Philetus, who were among a group of false teachers who have strayed from the truth of Scripture, teaching that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.

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* FairWeatherFriend: Paul tells Timothy that "everyone in the province of Asia deserted me, including Phygelus and Hermogenes" in the early part of his second epistle, and near the end of it that "Demas deserted me, since he loved the present age, and he went to Thessalonica; Crescens went to Galatia and Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me."

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* HardWorkHardlyWorks: In his second epistle, Paul tells Timothy that God has called us and saved us with a holy calling, "not based on our works but on his own purpose and grace, granted to us in Christ Jesus before time began, but now made visible through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus." (2nd Timothy 1:9-10, NET Bible)


* GoodIsNotSoft: "Those guilty of sin must be rebuked before all, as a warning to the rest." (1st Timothy 5:20, NET Bible)

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* GoodIsNotSoft: Paul warns Timothy, "Those guilty of sin must be rebuked before all, as a warning to the rest." (1st Timothy 5:20, NET Bible)

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* GoodIsNotSoft: "Those guilty of sin must be rebuked before all, as a warning to the rest." (1st Timothy 5:20, NET Bible)

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