Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Titus 1:14-15 (the myth of jews)

Paul identified himself as the author of the letter to Titus, calling himself a “bond-servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ”. The origin of Paul’s relationship with Titus is shrouded in mystery, though we can gather that he may have been converted under the ministry of Paul, who called Titus “my true child in a common faith”. Titus accompanied Paul on his third missionary journey, during which the apostle sent him to Corinth at least once. Paul clearly held Titus in a position of great respect as a friend and fellow worker for the gospel, praising Titus for his affection, his earnestness, and his bringing comfort to others.

Titus 1:14-15New International Version (NIV)

14 ....... pay no attention to Jewish myths or to the merely human commands of those who reject the truth. 15 To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and consciences are corrupted.
Paul is concerned over instructions coming from those who had rejected the truth. Some had embraced the teachings of the false teachers and accepted their words as truth. Paul tells Titus to rebuke these people sharply (Titus 1:13), in order to stop this problem immediately. Christians were not to follow the commands of people who turn away from the truth. Instead, they were to follow the good news of Jesus, as taught in His word.


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