“Exhort With All Purity” (1 Timothy 5: 1-2, KJV ) by Carley Evans

Jesus says to His disciples, “If your brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him.” (Luke 17:3, KJV) Jesus also says not to expect thanks from God for doing those acts “which are commanded you.” (Luke 17:10) Instead, Jesus contends, you ought to “say, ‘We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which is our duty to do.'” (Luke 17:10)

“Them that sin rebuke before all, that others also may fear,” says Paul to Timothy, who is a minister of God.

In the New Testament, these are the only scriptures which direct anyone to rebuke another Christian — in both cases, the persons commanded to perform the admonishing are ministers or apostles appointed by Jesus or God the Holy Spirit. In other cases, God calls us not to judge one another. Instead we are to be gentle with each other, teaching what we know and being open to what we may learn from someone else. Jesus suggests settling with others before situations get out of hand.

Paul warns Timothy, “Rebuke not an elder, but exhort him as a father; and the younger men, as brethren; the elder women, as mothers; the younger, as sisters; with all purity.” (1 Timothy 5:1-2, KJV)

Rebukes are sharp; exhortations gentle. Rebukes are reserved for those God calls into full-time ministry, those who are specially called. Exhortations are for all Christians, as long as they are approached with care and with a loving spirit.

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  1. Freedomborn says:

    Carley we are all called to stand up for God’s Truth both Males and Females and we can’t do this unless we are anointed and empowered by the Holy Spirit or it is just the flesh and if so there will be error . So why are you teaching on this Blog and using Scripture to refute what I’m sharing without confirmation, if you are not anointed, I don’t find it very Loving when everything I share is rejected even though I have the Scripture to confirm it … it’s a worry.

    I notice you use the K.J.V Scriptures on your Blog, good it’s the only one that is Public Domain, the rest have of copyright, but you can buy the right to use them.

    What does God tell us in regard to the Scriptures and what we are to do about them as woman, keeping in mind unless stated differently male and female are genetic terms and are interchangeable in the Bible depending on the context they are used and the original Greek. Do you know who taught Timothy the Scriptures? did you know that Deborah rebuked Barak for wanting her to lead with him and that women in the early Church corrected error and also that Jesus called them Disciples and anointed them to heal and drive out evil spirits and to share His Truth within their role and under His Authority or the Men called to positions of Authority in the Church.

    2 Timothy 3 :14 – 17 But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them; And that from a child thou hast known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.

    So with your own logic and reasoning Carley which does not add up to the Truth, you are claiming only men are able to be equipped for good works or to use the Scriptures, for confirming true doctrine, for reproof, for correction and for instruction in righteousness.

    You need to read more of what the woman in the early Church did, you are depending on your own understanding and others when you say it is only Men who are to rebuke, this is ignoring other Scriptures where we are all told to do so.

    I also found the thread where you claimed God was not a Trinity meaning 3 in One.

    Kind regards Anne.

    1. lambskinny says:

      Thanks Anne. God bless, Carley

  2. lambskinny says:

    God bless you Jeff! Carley

  3. lambskinny says:

    Thank you so much MT.

  4. Freedomborn says:

    Hi Carley, I sorted out the confusion with the Trinity, you were saying God is One meaning 3 in one person ? but I was confirming as you can see below in the Scriptures that They are the Father, The Word,( Jesus) and the Holy Ghost: and these Three are One. ….So are we saying the same thing???

    Without the Holy Spirit we can’t understand The Trinity that is why Cults can’t say Jesus is Lord in their hearts Romans 10:8-10 & 1 Corinthians 12:3 … this Lord means in the Greek, God, which Jesus is as part of the Godhead -Romans 1:19-21 – Colossians 2: 8-10 & 1 Corinthians 8:5-7 The Father has given Him all Authority in Heaven and earth and He is answerable only to The Father as the Scriptures tell us in 1 Corinthians 15:27-28 and they also tells us that God The Father and God The Son who is The Living Word John1 and God The Holy Ghost or Spirit are one. Isaiah 9:6-7

    This is why I was worried about Sam, the Scriptures tell us only God can forgive sin and Jesus as we know forgave sin, so He himself claimed to be God as part of the Godhead, if we don’t accept this we are not believing in Him or His Name meaning who He is, His nature and His Authority.

    1 John 5:7 For there are Three that bear record in Heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these Three are One.

    Colossians 2: 8-10 Beware lest any man spoil you through philosophy and vain deceit, after the tradition of men, after the rudiments of the world, and not after Christ. For in Him dwelleth all the fulness of the Godhead bodily. And ye are complete in Him, which is the head of all principality and power:

    Christian Love Anne,

    1. lambskinny says:

      I answer you Anne in my note, “THE SAME” dated today. Thanks again, Carley

  5. lambskinny says:

    God bless you, Anne. Carley

  6. Freedomborn says:

    I though I might share with you Carley how I came to understand God’s Truth and not to depend on my own understanding or someone elses, I have shared it before but it helps to repeat when needed for clarity.

    After coming to real heart repentance but because of so much conflicting teaching I felt very unsure about what was Truth and so had doubts. One day as I was reading the Scriptures a verse touched my heart, Mark 9:24 some Christians call this a Rhema Scripture, it said… that a man’s son was in need of healing and Jesus asked him do you believe, the man answered yes I believe but please help my unbelief and so I also asked Jesus to help my unbelief.

    Not long after this realizing I was very confused because of the conflicting teaching in the Churches and by Theologians and Evangelists even those who had a high profile and yes they all claimed what they believed was True but what they taught was different which means some of them were trusting in their own worldly understanding or what they had been taught instead of God’s Truth. I knew this to be True because The Holy Spirit does not say one thing to one person and something different to someone else when it contradicts and as I knew we are not to agree to disagree but to take our difference to God and he will show us who is in error because we are to have the same focus and to be of one mind and purpose, it confused me greatly because how could they all have the mind of Christ and also be in conflict which was shown by their division .

    I prayed to God for His help again and He gave me another Rhema Scripture James1:5-8 I asked in Faith for God’s wisdom and I have no doubts that I have received it and that it is growing in my heart in knowledge and insight and will continue to do so as He perfects me in His Love to conform me to the image of His Son. What God has shared with me He has confirmed in His written word by His Living Word but as I said before I am still learning but I know without a doubt what God has already shown me His Truth and I don’t doubt it …. Jesus tells us we don’t have because we don’t ask with Faith believing what He says He will do and I found this is very True…..Why don’t they believe because they don’t ask!

    Thank you for your well wishes Carley, I appreciate it and God bless you too.

    Christian Love Anne.

  7. Lambskinny says:

    How can they believe unless they hear; how can they hear unless the truth is preached? How blessed are the feet of those who carry the good news to the world!

  8. lambskinny says:

    Thank you and God bless, Drusilla!

  9. lambskinny says:

    Thank you very much, Jeffrey!

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