or to devote themselves to myths(A) and endless genealogies.(B) Such things promote controversial speculations(C) rather than advancing God’s work—which is by faith. The goal of this command is love, which comes from a pure heart(D) and a good conscience(E) and a sincere faith.(F) Some have departed from these and have turned to meaningless talk. They want to be teachers(G) of the law, but they do not know what they are talking about or what they so confidently affirm.(H)

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