|1 Timothy 4:1-5 |
1 Now the Spirit speaks expressly, that in the latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons,
2 Speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared as with a hot iron,
3 Forbidding people to marry, and commanding to them abstain from certain foods,1 which God has created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth.
4 For every creature of God is good, and nothing is to be refused, if it is received with thanksgiving;
5 For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
1 The Spirit of God prophesied that some would follow doctrines of demons, forbidding marriage and teaching to abstain from certain foods. The Roman Catholic sect forbids marriage of nuns and priests, and until lately has forbidden the eating of meat on Friday. Thus the Spirit's prophecy came true; thus the Roman Catholic sect is condemned for teaching doctrines of demons.