avoid
Titus 1:14
and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commandments of men who reject the truth.
1 Timothy 1:3-7
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As I urged you when I went to Macedonia, remain in Ephesus so that you may command certain people not to teach other doctrine
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or to pay attention to myths and endless genealogies. These promote empty speculations rather than God's plan, which operates by faith.
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Now the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart, a good conscience, and a sincere faith.
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Some have deviated from these and turned aside to fruitless discussion.
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They want to be teachers of the law, although they don't understand what they are saying or what they are insisting on.
1 Timothy 4:7
But have nothing to do with irreverent and silly myths. Rather, train yourself in godliness,
2 Timothy 2:23
But reject foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they breed quarrels.
unprofitable
Job 15:3
Should he argue with useless talk or with words that serve no good purpose?
1 Corinthians 8:1
About food offered to idols: We know that "we all have knowledge." Knowledge inflates with pride, but love builds up.
1 Corinthians 13:2
If I have [the gift of] prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so that I can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.
2 Timothy 2:14
Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.