|This week we focus on the study of Titus chapter one. The purpose of this letter was to advise Titus in his responsibility of supervising the churches on the island of Crete. I will be sharing with you some selected notes from the Life Application Study Bible (NLT). Enjoy|
SCRIPTURE TEXT: “For there are many rebellious people who engage in useless talk and deceive others. This is especially true of those who insist on circumcision for salvation. They must be silenced because they are turning whole families away from the truth by their false teaching. And they do it only for money.”–Titus 1: 10-11 (NLT)
We are to be on the lookout for people who teach wrong doctrines and lead others into error. Some false teachers are simply confused. They speak their misguided opinions without checking them against the Bible. Others have evil motives: They pretend to be Christians only because they can get more money, additional business, or a feeling of power from being a leader in the church. Jesus and the apostles repeatedly warned against false teachers because their teachings attack the foundations of truth and integrity upon which the Christian faith is built.
You can recognize false teachers because they will:
Focus more attention on themselves than on ChristAsk you to do something that will compromise or dilute your faiths-emphasize the divine nature of Christ or the inspiration of the BibleUrge believers to make decisions based more on human judgement than on prayer and biblical guidelines.