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When are the "later times"? (1 Timothy 4:1)


1 Timthoy 4:1 The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons.

1 Timothy 4:1 - 16

ESV - 1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons. 2 Through the insincerity of liars whose consciences are seared.

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Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
My understanding is that the Greek word translated "later" (anglicized as "hysterois", and which appears only in this verse in the entirety of Scripture) does not pertain to any specific identifiable period of future time, but could be speaking of any time after the ascension of Christ and prior to His return, with no inference possible with respect to any defined date (whether near or remote).

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