Paul, an apostle, wrote to Timothy:
“The purpose of my instruction is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5)
Paul continues in this letter to list what is false and opposite of where love comes from:
False doctrine v. 3
Emphasis on myths (profane fables) v. 4
Exalting genealogies (personal pedigrees) v. 4
Promoting controversies v. 4
Fruitless discussions v. 6
Teaching things they don’t understand v. 7
Talking about things they know little about v. 7
Knowing little about the subjects they seem so confident about v. 7 (1 Timothy 1:3-7; also see 1 Timothy 4:7; 2 Timothy 4:4; Titus 1:14; 2 Peter 1:16)
In 1Timothy 1:4 the apostle contrasts his reason: “These things only lead to meaningless speculations, which don’t help people live a life of faith in God.” They still don’t.
Real and genuine instruction is: “is that all believers would be filled with love that comes from a pure heart, a clear conscience, and genuine faith.” (1 Timothy 1:5) They still do.
“Things that make people sin are sure to come, but how terrible it will be for anyone who causes those things to come! Suppose people lead one of these little ones to sin. It would be better for those people to be thrown into the sea with a millstone tied around their neck. So watch what you do.” Jesus