Verses Evangelicals Ignore or Explain Away: 1 Timothy 3:15

I am going to try to prove that there are at least 100 verses that a large percentage of evangelicals ignore or explain away. I’m not going to do this daily like I am doing the “good works” passages daily. Instead, I’ll just fit these into the blog on days I don’t have something else.

I’m going to start with an easy one.

Verse 1: 1 Timothy 3:15

These things I write to you … that you may know how you ought to behave yourself in the household of God, which is the church of God, the pillar and support of the truth.

Applies to whom?

All evangelicals



This is a Roman Catholic verse. Evangelicals don’t pay attention to it.

Fair Warning

One of the “applies to whom” categories will be “eternal security believers.” That will make my task much easier because it will provide at least half of the hundred verses I’m shooting for. You have to close your eyes a lot, have a very creative imagination, and be impervious to embarrassing yourself with outrageous excuses.

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2 Responses to Verses Evangelicals Ignore or Explain Away: 1 Timothy 3:15

  1. kenmullins says:

    I’m not sure that this verse is ignored — “we” just say that “our church” is “the support and bulwark of the truth” (NET). The “other” churches have it “wrong,” but we “know” the truth.

    • paulfpavao says:

      Have you ever heard anyone actually say that? I can see that if asked, a Protestant might think that, but I have never heard an evangelical bring up 1 Tim. 3:15. I also have never had one admit that the Scriptures are never called the pillar and support of the truth.

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