21. What does teaching with reasonableness do for the one taught?
21 Anyone teaching with reasonableness provides a basis for others to become reasonable toward God’s Word, for he fits the Bible’s description of a true minister: “A slave of the Lord does not need to fight, but needs to be gentle toward all, qualified to teach, keeping himself restrained under evil, instructing with mildness those not favorably disposed; as perhaps God may give them repentance leading to an accurate knowledge of truth, and they may come back to their proper senses out from the snare of the Devil, seeing that they have been caught alive by him for the will of that one.”—2 Tim. 2:24-26.
Return evil for evil to no one.