New American Standard Bible
men who have gone astray from the truth saying that the resurrection has already taken place, and they upset the faith of some.
King James Bible
Who concerning the truth have erred, saying that the resurrection is past already; and overthrow the faith of some.
Darby Bible Translation
men who as to the truth have gone astray, saying that the resurrection has taken place already; and overthrow the faith of some.
World English Bible
men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some.
Young's Literal Translation
who concerning the truth did swerve, saying the rising again to have already been, and do overthrow the faith of some;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who concerning the truth have erred - To what extent they had erred is unknown. Paul mentions only one point - that pertaining to the resurrection; but says that this was like a gangrene. It would certainly, unless checked, destroy all the other doctrines of religion. No man can safely hold a single error, any more than he can safely have one part of his body in a state of mortification.
Saying that the resurrection is past already - It is not known in what form they held this opinion. It may have been, as Augustine supposes, that they taught that there was no resurrection but that which occurs in the soul when it is recovered from the death of sin, and made to live anew. Or it may be that they held that those who had died had experienced all the resurrection which they ever would, by passing into another state, and receiving at death a spiritual body fitted to their mode of being in the heavenly world. Whatever was the form of the opinion, the apostle regarded it as a most dangerous error, for just views of the resurrection undoubtedly lie at the foundation of correct apprehensions of the Christian system; compare the notes at 1 Corinthians 15:12-19.
And overthrow the faith of some - That is, on this point, and as would appear on all the correlative subjects of Christian belief; compare 1 Timothy 1:19-20.
DR. TALMAGE-THE MAN. BY REV. W. S. SWANSON, D.D. [Dr. Swanson was for twenty years a valued member of the English Presbyterian Mission at Amoy, and subsequently Secretary of the Board of Foreign Missions of the Presbyterian Church of England until his death, November 24, 1893] My first meeting with Dr. Talmage took place in the early days of July, 1860, and from that day till the day of his death he was regarded as not only one of the best and most valued friends, but I looked up to him as a father …
Rev. John Gerardus Fagg—Forty Years in South China
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1 Corinthians 15:12
Now if Christ is preached, that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead?
1 Timothy 1:19
keeping faith and a good conscience, which some have rejected and suffered shipwreck in regard to their faith.
1 Timothy 6:21
which some have professed and thus gone astray from the faith. Grace be with you.
who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain.
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