Heretical (airetikon). Old adjective from airesi (aireomai, to choose), a choosing of a party (sect, Acts 5:17 ) or of teaching ( 2 Peter 2:1 ). Possibly a schism had been started here in Crete. Refuse (paraitou). Present middle imperative of paraitew, to ask from, to beg off from. See same form in 1 Timothy 4:7 ; 1 Timothy 5:11 . Possibly an allusion here to Christ's directions in Matthew 18:15-17 .