They Must Be Silenced

Titus 1:10-11 says, For there are many who are insubordinate, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision party. They must be silenced, since they are upsetting whole families by teaching for shameful gain what they ought not to teach.  We often find teaching among God’s people that should not be taught.  Thus, the requirement for the elder to hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught (Titus 1:9a).  The author of this epistle, Paul, has to be speaking of the trustworthy word as taught by the apostles who were themselves taught by Jesus Christ.  That is the trustworthy word!  That is the kind of teaching… Continue reading