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1 Timothy 1:1–13. Christian leaders cherish, embody, and defend the truth that Jesus plus nothing equals everything. Paul’s opening command, in a letter that is largely about leadership, is that Timothy stay and confront those who would want to add to sound Christian doctrine. This is why I summarized Paul’s charge to Timothy as a call for Christian leaders to love, and therefore defend, that Jesus plus nothing equals everything. Jesus is the entire equation. These other people wanted to add some genealogies as part of the key truths, but Paul’s response is that if you do, you are swerving from the truth. 

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