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NOTES ON ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO TITUS

NOTES ON ST PAUL'S EPISTLE TO TITUS

Titus was converted from heathenism by St. Paul, Gal 2:3 and, as it seems, very early; since the apostle accounted himas his brother at his first going into Macedonia: and he managed and settled the churches there, when St. Paul thought not good to go thither himself. He had now left him at Crete, to regulate the churches; to assist him wherein, he wrote this epistle, as is generally believed, after the First, and before the Second, to Timothy. The tenor and style are much alike in this and in those; and they cast much light on each other, and are worthy the serious attention of all Christian ministers and churches in all ages.

This epistle has four parts:

I. The inscription,............................. C.i. 1-4 II. The instruction of Titus to this effect  1. Ordain good presbyters,.......................... 5-9 2. Such are especially needful at Crete,.......... 10-12 3. Reprove and admonish the Cretans,.............. 13-16 4. Teach aged men and women,................. C. ii. 1-5   And young men, being a pattern to them,.......... 6-8   And servants, urging them by a glorious motive,. 9-15 5. Press obedience to magistrates, and   gentleness to all men,................... C. iii. 1-2   Enforcing it by the same motive,................. 3-7 6. Good works are to be done, foolish   questions avoided. heretics shunned,............ 8-11III. An invitation of Titus to Nicopolis,    with some admonitions,........................ 12-14IV. The conclusion,................................... 15