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Paul’s letter to Titus
Paul’s three-chapter letter to his colleague, Titus, reads like a short version of the six-chapter letter of 1 Timothy, which Paul seems to have written about the same time, to another associate and dear friend: Timothy.
Reading between the lines, it seems as though Paul and Titus had gone to the island of Crete sometime after the stories reported in Acts. Since Acts ends with the cliffhanger of Paul under arrest in Rome, and waiting for his trial before the emperor’s supreme court, the presumption many Bible experts make is that Paul was found not guilty at that trial, and released.
By the time Paul wrote this letter to Titus in Crete and a similar letter to Timothy in Ephesus, Paul was back on the road somewhere, perhaps headed to Spain. He said he wanted to go there (Romans 15:24).
In the letter Paul wrote to Titus along with the two letters Paul wrote to Timothy, he gave his two associates advice about how to select church leaders, what to teach believers, and how to deal with troublemakers in the church. That’s why these three letters, written from one pastoral leader to another, are sometimes called the “Pastoral Epistles.” “Epistles” is a two-dollar word for a one-nickel word: “letter.”
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