Many folks have butchered the mean of Paul’s admonition to Timothy regarding men who “have an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words,” by applying this to good Bible teachers who engage in debate and polemics. This is a misuse of the meaning of the scripture and obscures the warnings Paul intends for the Church.
What does this phrase really mean and what the consequences of failing to hold to sound doctrine? Join me and I’ll explain.
Who is the conceited one here?
Which of these men is Paul warning Timothy about?