09 August 2006

The Other Typology

Paul writes to Timothy exhorting him to preach and teach the doctrine that Paul had passed on to him.

He also wished that Timothy would aspire to a such a character as to silence any who would despise his youth (1 Tim 4:12).

In contrast to being despised for immaturity, Paul commanded Timothy to be a "type of the faithful ones" or a "type of the believing ones".

In this way there is an alternative typology for the Christian to study---the typology of a godly life.

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