The epistles are especially relevant to the dispensation we are living in, the church age. As we continue to study this first letter Paul wrote to his son in the faith, young pastor Timothy, we learn things that are directly applicable to our time, situation, and local church.
Timothy was the pastor of a key church of the early New Testament era and the Holy Spirit gives Paul instruction for this pastor in how to deal with church problems that are identical to the issues facing churches like ours seeking to carry on for Christ and His kingdom later in the “last days”. Not only will we get some tantalizing insight into early church life but there is an especially important truth this opening portion of the epistle deals with that is often overlooked but it has destroyed many people. Understanding it could even save you from eternal damnation!