Warning against False Teachers
1 Timothy 1:3-20
3 As I besought thee to abide still in Ephesus, when I departed into Macedonia, so do, that thou mayest command some, that they teach none other doctrine,4 Neither that they give heed to fables and genealogies which are endless, which breed questions rather than godly edifying which is by faith. 5 For the end of the commandment is love out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned. 6 From the which things some have erred, and have turned unto vain jangling. 7 They would be doctors of the Law, and yet understand not what they speak, neither whereof they affirm. 8 And we know, that the Law is good, if a man use it lawfully; 9 Knowing this, that the Law is not given unto a righteous man, but unto the lawless and disobedient, to the ungodly, and to sinners, to the unholy, and to the profane, to murderers of fathers and mothers, to manslayers, 10 To whoremongers, to buggerers, to menstealers, to liars, to the perjured, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to wholesome doctrine, 11 Which is according to the glorious Gospel of the blessed God, which is committed unto me. 12 Therefore I thank him which hath made me strong, that is, Christ Jesus our Lord, for he counted me faithful, and put me in his service; 13 When before I was a blasphemer, and a persecutor, and an oppressor, but I was received to mercy, for I did it ignorantly through unbelief. 14 But the grace of our Lord was exceeding abundant with faith and love, which is in Christ Jesus. 15 This is a true saying, and by all means worthy to be received, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief. 16 Notwithstanding, for this cause was I received to mercy, that Jesus Christ should first shew on me all longsuffering unto the example of them, which shall in time to come believe in him unto eternal life. 17 Now unto the King everlasting, immortal, invisible, unto God only wise, be honor and glory, forever, and ever, Amen. 18 This commandment commit I unto thee, son Timothy, according to the prophecies, which went before upon thee, that thou by them shouldest fight a good fight, 19 Having faith and a good conscience, which some have put away, and as concerning faith, have made shipwreck. 20 Of whom is Hymenaeus, and Alexander, whom I have delivered unto Satan, that they might learn not to blaspheme.
1 Corinthians 14:8
And also if the trumpet give an uncertain sound, who shall prepare himself to battle?
"Let not Geneva be forgotten or despised. Religious liberty owes it most respect." John Adams, the second president of the United States