The truly learned are:
- Mature. Skilled in the understanding of the word and able to discern both good and evil (Heb.5:13,14)
- Consistent. Not unlearned (amathes) and unstable (asteriktos) (2Pet.3:16; Eph.4:14-15)
- Efficient in Ministry (Eph.4:12-16). Training (perfecting of saints) precedes work of the ministry. Work of ministry (as each fitly joint contributes) helps in edification of the Body.