The apostle Paul’s public letter to Timothy identifies qualifications for pastors that remain true today. Alistair Begg reviews the grave responsibilities for leaders who must rightly divide the Word of Truth. Pastors, Paul instructed, must be committed, clear, morally clean, and courteous. While some leaders may be tempted into foolish controversies and quarrels, godly teachers are called to defend the truth and correct false teaching without a combative spirit.
24And the Lord's servant5 must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, 25correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth, 26and they may come to their senses and escape from the snare of the devil, after being captured by him to do his will.
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