"Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [i]so do[/i]."- 1 Timothy 1:4(KJV) [b]fables[/b](From Strong's Greek Dictionary)G3454μῦθοςmuthosmoo'-thosPerhaps from the same as G3453 (through the idea of tuition); a tale, that is, fiction (myth): -fable.[b]Fables (μύθοις)[/b](From Vincent's Word Studies)Μῦθος, in its widest sense, means word, speech, conversation or its subject. Hence the talk of men, rumour, report, a saying, a story, true or false; later, a fiction as distinguished from λόγος a historic tale...[b]To fables (muthois)[/b](From Robertson's Word Pictures) Dative case of old word for speech, narrative, story, fiction, falsehood. In N.T. only 2Pe_1:16; 1Ti_1:4; 1Ti_4:7; Tit_1:14; 2Ti_4:4.
_________________Christopher Joel Dandrow
Would to God we would avoid fables, stories, deception, lies and everthing else that falls into that category.If only we would rejoice in and enjoy godly edification in what we speak and hear, and progress in our walk with God.We would be different wouldn't we?And so would be the church.God bless.