Remind them of this, and warn them before God that they are to avoid wrangling over words, which does no good but only ruins those who are listening.
Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved by him, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly explaining the word of truth.
Avoid profane chatter, for it will lead people into more and more impiety,
and their talk will spread like gangrene.
2 Timothy 2:14-17