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To Timothy, my genuine child in faith…. Warn certain people not to teach any other doctrine, neither to pay attention to legends and interminable genealogies such as cause disputes rather than divine training that is in faith. The purpose of our instruction, however, is love that rises out of a pure heart, a clear conscience, and undisguised faith. Swerving from this, some have strayed into empty talk, wanting to be teachers of the Law without understanding what they say or about what they are making their confident assertions. But we know that the Law is admirable if one makes lawful use of it, keeping in mind that a law is not laid down for an honest person but for the lawless and the refractory, for the ungodly and sinful, for the impious and profane, for patricides and matricides, for homicides, for the immoral people, for sexual perverts, kidnappers, liars, perjurers and whatever else is contrary to wholesome teaching according to the glorious good news of the blessed God, with which I have been entrusted… I charge you with these instructions, Timothy my son, in agreement with the prophecies that were made long ago concerning you, that you may with their aid fight the good fight, holding faith and a clear conscience.”

                                                       1 Timothy 2:19

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