Paul wrote the Book of
Titus to his friend, called Titus. Titus was working on an island called Crete. There were many churches on Crete,
but these churches did not have leaders. So, Paul told Titus to appoint a
leader for the church in each town. But Titus must choose the leaders
carefully. Each leader must be a good man, who is kind, holy and honest. And
the leaders must teach God's message accurately (Titus 1:5-9).
This was an important task.
Some people were trying to convince the Christians to obey their traditions.
These people pretended to know God. But their actions proved that they denied
God (Titus 1:10-16). Paul advised Titus not to argue with people who taught the
wrong things. He told Titus to warn them on two occasions only. Then, Titus
should leave that person (Titus 3:9-11).