What is the foundation for orthodoxy and orthopraxy? In other words, what do right doctrine and right practice rest upon? The apostle Paul answers this question in verses 11-14 of Titus chapter two.
He has been urging teaching, teaching that lines up with sound doctrine (orthodoxy) but is evident through sound living (orthopraxy). There’s a clear word of instruction from the Lord through his apostolic servant that Titus is to dispense to the congregations scattered across the island of Crete. Our recent posts have explored the conduct of older men, older women, younger women, and younger men, and even slaves. All this teaching is to be affirmed and confirmed through the exemplary conduct and convictions of the missionary-equipper, whom we know as Titus!
Why teach these groups? Why insist on evident gospel-centred living in the lives of those who profess to know God? The whole foundation of Paul’s ministry is…
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