Brother Ron Barnes
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Titus 1:9


Dear Brother Ron

How has Titus 1:9 affected you? It has touched me deeply

Jess


Dear Jess

Titus 1:9 Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.

Paul is telling his son, Titus, to remain true to the teachings of Jesus and not distort the message Jesus gave us. Throughout the ages, religious organizations have used the Bible to promote all sorts of private agendas. It has been used to justify murder, bigotry, slavery and a host of other evils. We have seen at Dachau, Jonestown and numerous other places the tragic results of these abuses.

This has resulted in many people rejecting the teachings of Jesus. The Spanish conquist- adors offered the Aztec chief Montezuma the opportunity to convert to Christianity and go to heaven. They did this as they were about to burn him at the stake. Montezuma asked the priest if the conquistadors were going to heaven. The priest replied that they were.

Montezuma replied, "Well then I hope I go to hell because I would not want to spend etern- ity with people like these."

How many people have rejected the message of Jesus because of the misconduct of his self- proclaimed followers? This is why Paul said to use only sound doctrine to "both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers". But sound doctrine means more than just words. You have to walk the walk, not just talk the talk.

Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

Best always
Brother Ron