The Epistle of Paul to his son Titus

 

 


                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

 

Paul, a highly respected and educated man, a Pharisee who relentlessly persecuted the Christians at one time, was called by “Christ on the road to Damascus” to follow Him and spread the Word of God. Paul; who wrote most of the New Testament promoted TRUTH throughout, beginning with God Himself.

For this, he; “who persecuted the Christians” was persecuted himself and distrusted by the Sanhedrin (The Great Sanhedrin was the supreme religious body in the Land of Israel) But nevertheless he went about his preaching tirelessly, and with zeal, because he found the Truth through God, Jesus Christ, and the indwelling Holy Spirit. He wanted everyone to know the Truth so they too could be free of man’s lies, and teachings, and to lead all to safety through his preaching and epistle’s, as a shepherd would lead his sheep.

 

Titus 1:1-3

1. Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God’s elect, and the acknowledging of the TRUTH which is after Godliness.

2. In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began;

3. But hath in due times manifested His word through preaching, which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour.

 

Preaching and spreading the word will find others who feel compelled to inform others, from this method God’s Word has spread enormously. A few simple maths will explain this;

 

1 tells 2, 2 tells 4, 4 tells 8, 8 tells 16, 16 tells 32, 32, tells 64, 64 tells 128, and so on, multiplied by over 2000 years.

 

 Advertising businesses, businesses, and even Satan and his followers use this system known as “duplication” because it works. It is so effective that Satan uses those who worship the god profit (businesses) to distract all those Christian consumers who have been converted into using time consuming gadgets, and distractions such as PC games, I pods, IPhones, murder movies, soaps, TV reality shows, the list goes on and on. So now you can understand the struggle which lies before us.

It was for this reason Paul left his son Titus in Crete, and for us as Christians to get as busy as Satan is.

 

Titus 1:5 For this cause left I thee in Crete, that thou shouldest set in order the things that are wanting, and ordain elders in every city, as I had appointed thee:

 

Those to look out for are good blameless men, the husband of one wife, who has faithful loving children who do not riot, nor are they unruly. Even a bishop has to be blameless in dealing with his parishioners otherwise he loses all credibility. This is happening in Churches of all denominations, embracing homosexual marriages, homosexual clergy, and homosexual abuse. How could one respect such as these vile Cretans? Let alone their false doctrines.

 

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort, (urge strongly, to do the right thing) and to convince the gainsayer. (Those who deny, dispute, or contradict)

 

Now here is an interesting, and disturbing mystery in Titus 10 and one to be aware of. (More on this later)

 

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly, and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

 

Those here referred to were Jewish Christians, but there are also a number of false prophets who will seek you out and try to convert you to their view of God’s word, also corrupting newly found Christians by teaching things they should not. Even this going door to door is directly from Satan, who corrupted the word of God by subtly altering a few words here and there, to beguile Eve who caused the fall of man, and all it entails.

This is the very reason why we should study and learn God’s word, in order to detect these false teachings, and in so doing help those who would otherwise be lost.

 

 Titus 1:11-12

11. Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. (Gain)

12. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, “The Cretians (Cretans) are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.” (Idle gluttons)

13. This witness is true, (so) wherefore (why) rebuke them sharply, (so) that they may be sound in the faith.

14. Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men that turn from the TRUTH.

15. Unto the pure all things are pure: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.

16. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny Him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate. (A depraved, unprincipled, or wicked person: a drunken reprobate. 2. A person rejected by God and beyond hope of salvation. 3. Morally depraved)

 

On the positive side, and knowing what is of this earth, it still therefore befalls us to teach good doctrine, be benevolent, and help the lost in every way we can, by becoming longsuffering just as God has been to us. In other words become as Christ would have us be, as a Soldier in His Army.

The man as the leader in this world; which is ruled by Satan, must lead his wife and children, and not allow secular activities among them, which will bring strife. By gently, and patiently steering them in the way of TRUTH, and yea even if it has to be by discipline, become blameless men having a blameless family, and happiness.

This will become harder as the pagan seasons; Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and other Roman and profit worshipping, satanic followers; would have us turn to. But how can you possibly teach the word of God when following these patterns of filthy pagan lucre? Even in this financial meltdown they are only interested in your money, and not your spiritual welfare, which in turn brings pressure to bear with those already struggling to pay their increasingly, and upwardly spiralling bills.  

 

Titus 2:1-5

1. But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine:

2. That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.      

3. The aged woman likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;

4. That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husband’s, to love their children.

5. To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.

 

Emily Pankhurst, Germaine Greer and others overturned God’s word and instigated equality. This has been a controversial topic since woman was made of Adam by God and has become the most misunderstood verse in the King James Bible, or any other bible for that matter by both sexes, and it is, I am sad to say, mostly the fault of men for treating their wives as slaves, slope shouldering responsibility, and lack of discipline and guidance.

The Truth of the matter is that the male, Adam as made by God and the woman Eve made from Adam became one flesh. Eve was told of God; Elyōn El that she may eat of every tree of the garden but not the tree of knowledge of good and evil who was Lucifer and is now prince of this fallen world. The other trees were Elohim including Our Lord Jesus Christ who is the tree of life, among other sons of Elyōn El.

Elohim

Elohim occurs 2,700 times. Its first occurrence connects it with creation, and gives it its essential meaning as the Creator. It indicates His relation to mankind as His creatures (see note on 2 Chron 18:31, where it stands in contrast with Jehovah as indicating covenant relationship). ‘Elohim is God the Son, the living “WORD” with creature form to create (A John 11:1, B Col: 15-17, C Rev 3:14); and later, with human form to redeem (D John 1:14). “Begotten of His Father before all worlds; born of His  mother, in the world,”

In this creature form He appeared to the Patriarchs a form not temporarily assumed. ‘Elohim is indicated (as in the A.V Authorised Version) by ordinary small type, or lower case, “God”.

Adonai Jehovah = LORD GOD.

Jehovah Elohim = LORD GOD.

Elyōn El = MOST HIGH GOD.

El Shaddai = GOD ALMIGHTY.

 

(A) John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

 

(B) Col 1:15-17

15. Who is the image of the invisible God, the Firstborn of every creature:

16. For by Him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by Him, and for Him.

17. And he is before all things, and by Him all things consist.

 

(C) Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness.

 

(D) John 1:14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in Me.

 

Because the woman disobeyed God and had sexual intercourse with Satan and Adam, they were ejected from Eden. It was here in the Garden of Eden, that Satan tried to annihilate man’s lineage from which Our Lord and Saviour was to be born. More

Since Satan has intervened from then until now man has turned his back to God and tried to make his own way through life without the guidance of God or the Bible. Consequently the gender gap has become wider and wider until each go on struggling their own way through incompatibility, divorce, separation, partners, lesbianism, homosexuality, arguments, intolerance, abuse, violence, drunkenness, and living outside of marriage, shamelessly living in sin, but because many of their peers live in sin that makes it OK in their eyes. (Safety in numbers of the herd)

We cannot today blame anyone sex, male or female, man or woman, because the breakdown in human endeavours came with lack of leadership both from family man, Church, and Government, allowing Satan easy access to corrupt adults and children alike.

 

Genesis 2:18 And the LORD said, “it is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.”

 

Created to Be His Help Meet

Somewhere over the passing years and changing culture, women have lost their way. This book is written to lead them back home. Regardless of how you began your marriage or how dark and lonely the path that has brought you to where you are now,

I want you to know that it is possible today to have a marriage so good and so fulfilling that it can only be explained as a miracle.

 

                                      Help Meet By Debi Pearl http://nogreaterjoy.org/blogs/createdtobehishelpmeet/

 

This book by Debi Pearl will help the help meet enormously, but another book for today’s man must be The Holy Bible. (KJV)

 

Titus 2:6-8

6. Young men likewise exhort (urge strongly) to be sober minded.

7. In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity

8. Sound speech that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say about you.

 

It would bring together two people as one, (male and female) multiplied by billions; who would become an invincible army of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Satan would find it increasingly difficult to penetrate such an army, and if sustained for long enough maybe, just maybe, God would restore His blessings to all the twelve tribes of Israel.

 

Titus 2:11-15

11. For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men,

12. Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

13. Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

14. Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto Himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.

15. These speak and exhort, and rebuke with authority. Let no man despise thee.

 

Everyone today is subject to the law of the land, even politicians who we voted for, and Royalty is answerable to God whom he bestowed the heavy, and sombre weight of Sovereignty. It is for this reason that Satan, who is prince of this world, attacks us through these channels by placing in senior positions those of his subjects to high office, principalities, and powers. (Christian spiritual warfare is ultimately a battle against demonic forces in control of this world's system), see Ephesians 16.

So there is very little we can do under such a system except complain, which the British are very good at. Very little that is; but to study God’s Word, and give help and spiritual guidance to those who cannot cope with this onslaught, and evil capitalist system, which takes no account of the elderly, young, and the poor wretches who struggle from day to day.

But even during these harsh conditions we must not let it provoke us to lawlessness; but to invoke the mercy of God our Father through prayer, and understanding. Speaking evil of anyone only leaves the perpetrator prone to attack. If you cannot say anything good about someone, then say nothing at all.

 

Titus 3: 1-2

1. Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work.

2. To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness to all men.

 

A magistrate is an officer of the state; in modern usage the term usually refers to a judge or prosecutor. This was not always the case; in ancient Rome, a magistratus was one of the highest government officers and possessed both judicial and executive powers

God forbid that this commentary should appear hypocritical to the reader, but when we ourselves were young and foolish we sometimes became a pain to our parents, and also those parents sometimes forgetting their foolishness. As we mature we become wiser by reflection and pass that experience on to others, but unfortunately most young rebel against advice, and choose instead to follow the advice of their peers who join forces in gangs, and tragically try to enforce their rules and beliefs on yet other gangs. This comes across to the younger generation who see parents as not being wise enough in understanding them, and restricting their freedom as they see it; to do what they like, therefore provoking hostilities between parents and siblings. We forget what we were like.  Unfortunately man’s rule of “don’t do as I do, but do as I say” springs to mind.

 

Titus 3: 3-4

3. For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving diverse lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.

4. But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared

 

It is not surprising then when one looks around at many other people who are today unruly, secular, rude, aggressive, without love, having itching ears, in other words listening to what they want to hear, but not the truth.

 

2 Tim 4:3 For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, (because of they) having itching ears.

 

The blame does not lie on such as these alone, but also previous generations who were unable, through poverty, ignorance, and even those who selfishly, could not be bothered. Therefore it is not because we did good things so as to earn the blessings of God; rather it is because God in his great benevolence, and mercy saved us all by regeneration, (regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth) and the renewing of the Holy Ghost. So it seems we owe God nothing but our true love, and devotion as our Creator, Father, and Benefactor.

 

Titus 3: 5 -7

5. Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.

6. Which He shed on us abundantly, through Jesus Christ our Saviour.

7. That being justified by His grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

 

What we are reading is the truth, and we should convey what we learn in all sincerity, and simple terms, to those who wish to know; but yet do not understand, just as Christ did in parables. By teaching people in this way we maintain a constant and steady flow of simple, sound doctrine, between the Holy Spirit and God Himself.

 

Titus 3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto man.

 

Do not get involved with anyone asking what you know rightly to be stupid and controversial questions. But it is better to leave them with their beliefs, and you with yours. These confrontations have caused insurmountable (incapable of being surmounted, passed over, or overcome) conflicts and should really be ignored. The only true settlement of such things will be dealt with by a higher authority.

Questions about genealogies from Abraham Isaac and Ishmael in particular which can develop into a heated argument; even if you do understand the workings of such a controversy.

Also the Law of Moses which is rigidly adhered to in Judaism, is another topic to avoid which I will not contend here, but it is enough to say not to become embroiled in such discussions.

 

Titus 3:9-11

09. But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.

10. A man that is a heretick, after the first and second admonition reject; (admonition 1: gentle or friendly reproof. 2: counsel or warning against fault or oversight.

11. Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.

 

As we study and become more knowledgeable in God’s Word, we will feel more confident in the reply we give to those who enquire about the truth, and thus become more fruitful in God’s, and Christ’s army.

 

Titus 3:14-15

14. And let ours also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.

15. All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. AMEN

 

Now here is an interesting, and disturbing mystery in Titus 10 and one to be aware of.

 

Titus 1:10 For there are many unruly, and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision:

 

 

Who are these “many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision?”

 

Those here referred to were Jewish Christians, but there are also a number of false prophets who will seek you out and try to convert you to their view of God’s word, also corrupting newly found Christians by teaching things they should not. Even this going door to door is directly from Satan, who corrupted the word of God by subtly altering a few words here and there, as he did to beguile Eve who caused the fall of man, and all it entails.

This is the very reason why we should study and learn God’s word, in order to detect these false teachings, and in so doing help those who would otherwise be lost.

 

Jewish Christians Jewish Christians is a term which appears in historical texts contrasting Christians of Jewish origin with Gentile Christians, both in discussion of the New Testament ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Christians

 

Jehovah Witnesses Jehovah's Witnesses is a millenarian restorationist Christian denomination with non-Trinitarian beliefs distinct from mainstream Christianity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jehovah%27s_Witnesses