3 If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to wholesome words,even the words of our Lord Jesus Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to godliness; 4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, 5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
1 Timothy 6:3-5 KJV
Beware the man who quarrels with the Word,
Who picks at tiny things and contradicts,
Who makes a show to have his feelings stirred,
Displaying traits the Spirit sure convicts.
He thinks that if you claim it, it is yours,
Especially the things that money buys;
He’ll tell a dirty joke beyond church doors
And never seems to look you in the eyes.
Stay far away as possible, my friend,
For all your wholesome words fall on deaf ears.
Associate with him to no good end;
He is a scourge among his friends and peers.
If Jesus isn’t in his repertoire,
The only thing to say is au revoir.
REMEMBER: Pray for the contentious, but avoid them whenever possible.
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