New Testament Fables

God’s word focuses on truth, so when the Bible cautions us against fables, we should take note.

These fables make up fake religion which teaches stories that contradict the truth.

Let’s consider the various fables mentioned in the New Testament.

Generic Fables

Here, the Bible does not directly attribute these fables to anyone.

Neither give heed to fables and endless genealogies, which minister questions, rather than godly edifying which is in faith: [so do].

1 Timothy 1:4

[2Pe 1:16 KJV] 16 For we have not followed cunningly devised fables, when we made known unto you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

2 Peter 1:16

Old Wive’s Fables

Old wive’s tales seem to be a colloquial expression for a thousand or more years.

[1Ti 4:7 KJV] 7 But refuse profane and old wives’ fables, and exercise thyself [rather] unto godliness.

1 Timothy 4:7

Jewish Fables

Although the other New Testament fables may have originated with the Jews, the fables in Titus 1:4 have a clear origin.

[Tit 1:14 KJV] 14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Titus 1:14

Future Fables

[2Ti 4:3-4 KJV] 3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 4 And they shall turn away [their] ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.

2 Timothy 4:3,4

Responding to fables

In every case, the Bible warns believers to avoid the fables taught by the people who surround them.

Of course, the Jews, most likely, comprise one group which nearly constantly surrounded the apostles and the church.

Still, we cannot say whether all the fables referred to in scripture point to the same fables or whether multiple types of fables existed.

The Source of Fables

Titus, however, tells us the origin of either some or all the fables in question. He speaks of Jewish fables. Kittel’s opinion on the matter says that all references to the fables refer to the same set of fables with similar – if not the same – origin.

The Lesson of the Fables

Jews hate the truth of the Gospel. After all, they killed Jesus. Why did the Jews kill Jesus? They did it because they hate the truth.

That hatred continues. The Jews furiously worked against the Church and the Apostles. These myths were clearly used to lead believers away from the truth, corrupting the true faith in a similar way they did in Revelation 3:9 and 4:9.

We have no reason to believe that the Jews have stopped attempting to deceive believers (and the world). The objective? Power and destruction. Titus says to ignore what’s coming from the Jews: Fables and Doctrines of men.

Next time you here charges of “antisemitism” remember that the ADL and other radical groups seek to destroy Christians and turn humanity to a machine that profits them only. To achieve their end, they aim to corrupt many from the truth.

Beware of the Jews. Stay with God.