detestable, disobedient, and disqualified


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detestable, disobedient, and disqualified

Titus 1:10-16 (JDV)

Titus 1:10 Because there are also many rebellious people, full of empty talk and deception, especially those from the circumcision faction.
Titus 1:11 It is necessary to silence them; they overthrow whole households by teaching what they shouldn’t in favor of getting money shamefully.
Titus 1:12 One of their very own prophets said, Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, lazy gluttons.
Titus 1:13 This testimony is accurate. So, rebuke them sharply, so that they may be healthy in the faith
Titus 1:14 and may not pay attention to Jewish myths and the commands of humans who turn away from the truth.
Titus 1:15 To the pure, everything is pure, but to those who are stained and unbelieving nothing is pure; in fact, both their mind and conscience are stained.
Titus 1:16 They profess to know God, but they are denying Him by their achievements. They are detestable, disobedient, and disqualified for any good achievement.

detestable, disobedient, and disqualified

This passage explains “why candidates for the office of overseer must possess the doctrinal qualifications described in verse 9 in order to assume this office.” 1 Others who are not qualified will presume that they should be overseers. Titus needed to look at the candidates’ achievements, not just their profession.

Some people who claim to be good leaders are actually “detestable, disobedient, and disqualified” and these should not be appointed as leaders in Christian communities.

William E. Wenstrom, Jr. Bible Ministries: “Exegesis and Exposition of Titus 1:10,” 2014. p.1.


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Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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