Timothy, my son, here are my instructions for you, based on the prophetic words spoken about you earlier. May they help you
fight well in the Lord’s battles. Cling to your faith in Christ, and keep your conscience clear. For some people have
deliberately violated their consciences; as a result, their faith has been shipwrecked. Hymenaeus and Alexander are two
examples. I threw them out and handed them over to Satan so they might learn not to blaspheme God.