“But avoid foolish and ignorant disputes, knowing that they generate strife. And a servant of the Lord must not quarrel but be gentle to all, able to teach, patient, in humility correcting those who are in opposition,….”. 2 Timothy 2:23-26 Foolish and ignorant disputes; Boy, I’ll bet Paul had plenty of opportunities for that. After all, his message of grace was challenging both to the Jews and the Gentiles. For the Jews it was downright blasphemous.