Why is it so important that elders be men who know, teach, and live the truth? Paul explained that godly leadership is a matter of spiritual life or death for the church. Elders must teach God’s Word clearly so that the people under their care may be sound in faith and able to confront counterfeits in their midst. Warning against shallow religiosity, Alistair Begg helps us see that God desires not external lifestyle changes, but heartfelt devotion and love.
10For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party.7
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