Posts Tagged ‘Timothy’

2 Timothy 1:1-2 Security Questions

Paul took the second meaning personally!

Paul is writing again to his son in Christ, Timothy. Timothy holds a special place in his heart. He starts his letter with his personal greeting, as is his custom.

The way Paul opens his letter to Timothy sounds too formal for a “father and son” letter. I believe there was a reason for this formality though. There were forgers and false teachers out and about passing themselves off as our gospel heroes. Paul even mentioned a forged letter in 2 Thessalonians 2. He knew others were out there impersonating him or signing his name to things that he did NOT teach or ascribe to. Read more »