Romans 16:17 (ESV) I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. This verse should not be taught in isolation, but in context of Romans Chapters 1-15, especially Chapters 1-8. We have been taught the foundations of the Christian faith plus being instructed to welcome the weak and not quarrel over opinions. We also have been instructed to let our love be genuine and instruct one another in love. We are equipped to live out the truth in our Christian faith. Now at the very closing of the book, Paul finds it necessary to warn us, “Watch out for Bad Apples!” Being accepting and loving, we must acknowledge there are Bad Apples. Our instruction is clear, “Avoid them!” This requires wisdom. The book of Proverbs identifies three types of people: Wise, Fools, and Evil.