Paul wrote the letters to Timothy knowing that Timothy would be here in the last days before Christ returned. This is the Timothy that Paul addressed the two letters to in the Bible. Timothy was not Paul's imaginary companion. Paul was a prophet that foretold of the coming of Timothy, at the end of time.
They will insert this book in the back of the Bible also. Unfortunately, many people will not accept the Gospel of Timothy as the Timothy of the Bible. Just as people will not accept Christ as the Christ of the Bible when He comes. However, the Bible is just a tool. It is Christ who saves men.
Timothy is the one sent, to prepare the path for Christ's return. He did not die 2,000 years ago. If he did, he took the secrets of immortality and the prophecies with him, 1st Timothy 1:18, 6:12. Also, Paul wrote to Timothy as if Timothy would be alive in the last Days, 2nd Timothy 3:1.
Look at it this way. Are you expecting Jesus to return? If a man showed up on your doorstep with long hair and barefoot saying "here I am, I am Jesus" would you think he was more insane than me? If Jesus really came flying around on a Cloud from Heaven, would He really need to come twice? If he flew, everyone would have been converted, 2,000 years ago.
The Bible says not only will we see Jesus, but also other Bible Characters will be raised from the dead even Daniel, 12:13 But go thou thy way till the end [be]: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days. What if a man came to your door saying "Yo Whatsssup, I'm Daniel from the Bible", will you label him a Schizo?
Face the Facts, your going to have to meet a few Bible Characters before you meet Jesus. Because if you are calling me a loon, what are you going to call one who claims to be Jesus? : ) I guess you hope Jesus doesn't show up in your lifetime.
The church was afraid of the number thirteen because Timothy was the thirteenth Apostle of Jesus Christ. He was to judge the World at the end of time, 1st Corinthians 4:5, 6:2. Or at least he was the messenger of the covenant that was to prepare the earth for Christ's return, Malachi 3:1.
Timothy was resurrected from the dead by Nephi and Chosen by Jesus to a disciple because of his faith.
3 Nephi 19:4 And it came to pass that on the morrow when the multitude was gathered together, behold, Nephi and his brother whom he had raised from the dead, whose name was Timothy, and also his son, whose name was Jonas, and also Mathoni, and Mathonihah, his brother, and Kumen, and Kumenonhi, and Jeremiah, and Shannon, and Jonas, and Zedekiah, and Isaiah -- now these were the names of the disciples whom Jesus had chosen -- and it came to pass that they went forth and stood in the midst of the multitude.
3 Nephi 19:28 Father, I thank thee that thou hast purified those whom I have chosen, because of their faith, and I pray for them, and also for them who shall believe on their words, that they may be purified in me, through faith on their words, even as they are purified in me. 3 Nephi 19:29 Father, I pray not for the world, but for those whom thou hast given me out of the world, because of their faith, that they may be purified in me, that I may be in them as thou, Father, art in me, that we may be one, that I may be glorified in them. 3 Nephi 19:30 And when Jesus had spoken these words he came again unto his disciples; and behold they did pray steadfastly, without ceasing, unto him; and he did smile upon them again; and behold they were white, even as Jesus.
3 Nephi 19:35 And it came to pass that when Jesus had made an end of praying he came again to the disciples, and said unto them: So great faith have I never seen among all the Jews; wherefore I could not show unto them so great miracles, because of their unbelief.
3 Nephi 19:36 Verily I say unto you, there are none of them that have seen so great things as ye have seen; neither have they heard so great things as ye have heard.
I am a Timothean, and my government is the Timocracy. It will not fall, nor be given to other people, it shall stand forever. Its purpose is to prepare people to see God.
When I said the purpose of life is to see God that made me King Messiah. When I exulted Jesus to be God, that made me King. God has the power to make Himself visible. Anyone can see God if they desire to seek after Him. King Messiah is a man anointed by God.
Revelation 10:7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
Revelation 11:15 And the seventh angel sounded, and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become [the kingdoms] of our Lord, and of his Christ; and he shall reign forever and ever.
Homilies said that Timothy might be apprehended. Be deserted even by his friends and the faith-full themselves. No one stood by him, Homily 3.
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