nor to devote themselves to myths1 and endless genealogies.2 These promote controversies3 rather than God's work--which is by faith.
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The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart4 and a good conscience5 and a sincere faith.6
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Some have wandered away from these and turned to meaningless talk.
They want to be teachers7 of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.8
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