The Epistle of Paul to TITUS
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Teach Sound Doctrine

Teach Sound Doctrine Titus 2:1-15 But speak thou the things which become sound doctrine: That the aged men be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity, in patience.

The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed. Young men likewise exhort to be sober minded.

In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity, Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you. Exhort servants to be obedient unto their own masters, and to please them well in all things; not answering again; Not purloining, but shewing all good fidelity; that they may adorn the doctrine of God our Saviour in all things.

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. These things speak, and exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no man despise thee. (Titus 2:1-15 kjv)

The Epistle of Paul to TITUS

Titus was most likely a Gentile from Macedonia (Gal. 2:3) who was led to Christ by Paul (Titus 1:4). Titus was with Paul in Jerusalem (Gal. 2:1) when some dogmatic, Jewish brethren insisted that Titus should be circumcised. Paul would not allow it (Gal. 2:3 -5) because this would have suggested that all non-Jewish Christians were second-class citizens in the church.
Titus remained as Paul's traveling companion and may have been with Paul when he wrote the letter to the Galatians. After Paul's release from his first imprisonment in Rome, Titus traveled with Paul to do mission work in the East. They landed at Crete and evangelized several towns (Titus 1:5).
However, since Paul was unable to stay, he left Titus on Crete to complete the organization of congregations in that region. Titus met with considerable opposition and insubordination in the church, especially from the Jews (Titus 1:10). It is quite possible that Titus had written to Paul to report this problem and ask for spiritual advice. Paul responded with this short letter encouraging him to complete the process of organization, to ordain elders, to exercise his own authority firmly, and to teach sound doctrine while avoiding unnecessary strife.
Paul asked Titus to join him at Nicopolis (Titus 3:12), where he planned to spend the winter. It is probable that Titus was dispatched from there on a new mission to Dalmatia (2 Tim. 4:10).
The letter was probably delivered by Zenas and Apollos (Titus 3:13). It is believed, however, that Paul penned this sometime between his first and second imprisonments in Rome (ca. AD. 64) when he was in the city of Nicopolis (Titus 3:12).
This was about the same time that the Book of 1 Timothy was written. The instructive tone of this epistle to Titus is similar to that of Paul's first letter to Timothy. Both Titus and Timothy endured much criticism from false teachers during their ministries. Paul exhorts Titus to continue to preach sound doctrine (Titus 2:1) and to use wise judgment concerning the appointing of leaders in the church (Titus 1:5-9).  [Source for Introduction of chapter: Hebrew Greek Key Study Bible KJV edited by Spiros Zodhiates, Th.D. AMG Publishers, Chattanooga, TN 37422]

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