Dealing With False Teachers

14 Keep reminding God’s people of these things. Warn them before God against quarreling about words; it is of no value, and only ruins those who listen.
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15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.
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16 Avoid godless chatter, because those who indulge in it will become more and more ungodly.
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17 Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus,
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18 who have departed from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.
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19 Nevertheless, God’s solid foundation stands firm, sealed with this inscription: “The Lord knows those who are his,” and, “Everyone who confesses the name of the Lord must turn away from wickedness.”
20 In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for special purposes and some for common use.
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21 Those who cleanse themselves from the latter will be instruments for special purposes, made holy, useful to the Master and prepared to do any good work.
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22 Flee the evil desires of youth and pursue righteousness, faith, love and peace, along with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart.
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23 Don’t have anything to do with foolish and stupid arguments, because you know they produce quarrels.
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      24 And the Lord’s servant must not be quarrelsome but must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.
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      25 Opponents must be gently instructed, in the hope that God will grant them repentance leading them to a knowledge of the truth,
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      26 and that they will come to their senses and escape from the trap of the devil, who has taken them captive to do his will.
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