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Life of Faith, book by H. H. Pope Shenouda III

28- Deviating From The True Faith

 

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7. There Are Other Cases The Bible Describes As Deviating From The True Faith:

a) Saint Paul the apostle said “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” (1 Tim. 5:8).

b) He said about the young widows when their sensual desires overcame their dedication to ChristThey desire to marry, having condemnation because they have cast off their first faith.” (1 Tim. 5:11,12).

c) He also said “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows " (1 Tim. 6: 10).

d) He said “Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith” (1 Tim. 6:20,21).

In all these examples, can we deny the relationship between faith and deeds?

With a false deed it is said that a person denied the faith, or refused it, or went astray from it, or deviated from it, as we have discussed this issue before here on st-takla.org in other sections. May be with these examples as measures we can examine ourselves, doing what the apostle said: “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith.” (2 Cor. 13: 5).


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