TRUTH U CAN TRUST - DIRECT BIBLE QUOTATIONS - TITUS 1:4-16
Please read the bible quote and the comments at the end - thanks.
4 To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
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:
6 If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake.
12 One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
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.
The caricature of national characteristics does not go down well with the
members of the nation being described.
To call the Scots mean is not only insulting but untrue.
To call the Irish stupid is equalling insulting and any brief visit to the Emerald Isle
will reveal that in terms of making money they are far from stupid. I could go on
but I'd rather have some friends when I have finished writing this piece!
So what is my point?
In the chapter quoted above the residents of Crete are described as 'liars, violent and
greedy", not guaranteed to endear one to the nationals but one that seems to have been
commonly accepted in the days of the New Testament; I am sure that things have changed
drastically since then.
The point that the writer is making is that becoming a follower of Jesus Christ (also
described as getting saved or being converted) completely changes a person and
counteracts what we are naturally.
I whole heartedly recommend turning from your sin and accepting Christ as your Lord and
Saviour. To find out more read some of my previous blogs or visit me on