Do You Have:
"Love Out Of A Clean Heart"?
Do you teach men different doctrine,
attention to false stories?
Do you research genealogies rather than
Dispense anything of God and His glory?
Do you think yourself a teacher of Christ's Law,
But make the assertions of an untrained mind?
Have you acquired love for God out of a clean heart,
And faith without hypocrisy of heart and mind?
Many deviate from the faith through idle talk,
When persecution has tested the spirits of men,
They tire, with excuses, when the Lord measures
Their endurance and their fickle loyalty is broken.
Christians charged as dropouts should be happy,
For "friendship with the world is enmity with God",
Ostracism begins when detached from the "goats",
From their "darkness" to the heartfelt
Light of God.
Freedom is knowledgeable subjection to The Word,
Sacrificing superfluous badness until one is proved,
Freedom is unity with one's Life-giving Creator,
Without it the "veil" of ignorance cannot be moved.
(1) "…that you might command certain ones not to teach different doctrine, nor to pay attention to false stories and to genealogies, which end up in nothing, but which furnish questions for research rather than a dispensing of anything by God in connection with faith. Really the objective of this mandate is
love out of a clean heart and out of a good conscience and out of faith without hypocrisy.
By deviating from these things certain ones have been turned aside into idle talk, wanting to be teachers of
Law, but not perceiving either the things they are saying or the things about which they are making strong assertions."
(From 1 Timothy 1:3
(2) James 4:4. (3) The
"veil": 2 Cor 3:16-18.