1 Timothy 6:20-21

Today’s Crazy Bible Verse Tuesday verse comes from the book of 1 Timothy in the New Testament.

“Timothy, guard what has been entrusted to your care. Turn away from godless chatter and the opposing ideas of what is falsely called knowledge, which some have professed and in so doing have departed from the faith.” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21

The King James Version specifically mentions science.

“O Timothy, keep that which is committed to thy trust, avoiding profane and vain babblings, and oppositions of science falsely so called: Which some professing have erred concerning the faith.” – 1 Timothy 6:20-21 (KJV)

Now why would the authors of the Bible tell you to ignore what science shows and state that science is false?  Oh yeah, because science shows the absurdity of most stories in the Bible.  If people listen to science, they’ll no longer believe the Bible and will no longer be under the control of the few select men in power trying to control the masses.

The Bible tells us a massive flood killed everyone except for 7 people (might be off by one or two here, but the point is still valid) that re-populated the Earth.  The Bible tells us two people populated the world in a different story (told two different ways mind you!).  Both stories require incestuous relationships to re-populate the Earth.  Science finds no evidence of a flood and common sense says two people can’t populate a planet.  The Bible doesn’t want you to believe this so it tells you science is evil and will send you to hell.  What do you think?  As for myself, I’m not listening to the delirious delusions of a few mad men in ancient times looking to gain power and rule over the masses.

3 thoughts on “1 Timothy 6:20-21

  1. I’m an atheist and I appreciate what you are doing here. I question the use of the word “science” in the KJV however. English usage has evolved considerably since that version’s appearance, and that’s not even considering the vagaries of translation from Latin/Greek/Aramaic. The first version you quote translates to”knowledge” rather than the word “science” and I suspect that “science” in this instance may not actually have the specific meaning we give it.

    Anyway, that’s me, give me nit and I’ll pick it. It’s all a bunch of tosh anyway!


    David Roddis

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