When I was going to the province of Macedonia, I encouraged you to stay in the city of Ephesus. That way you could order certain people to stop teaching false doctrine
and occupying themselves with myths and endless genealogies. These myths and genealogies raise a lot of questions rather than promoting God's plan, which centers in faith.
My goal in giving you this order is for love to flow from a pure heart, from a clear conscience, and from a sincere faith.
Some people have left these qualities behind and have turned to useless discussions.
They want to be experts in Moses' Teachings. However, they don't understand what they're talking about or the things about which they speak so confidently.