by Benjamin Munsell on July 28, 2019
BUT A LOVER OF HOSPITALITY, A LOVER OF GOOD MEN, SOBER, JUST, HOLY, TEMPERATE; 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. For there are many unruly (insubordinate) and vain (fast) talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's (money) sake. One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies. THIS WITNESS IS TRUE. WHEREFORE REBUKE THEM SHARPLY, THAT THEY MAY BE SOUND IN THE FAITH; NOT GIVING HEED TO JEWISH FABLES, AND COMMANDMENTS OF MEN, THAT TURN FROM THE TRUTH. UNTO THE PURE ALL THINGS ARE PURE: but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure; but even their mind and conscience is defiled. They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate (disqualified). Titus 1:8-16. There are 2 kinds of people here. The Solid, Faith Filled Believer who has a Heart for Christ. And then you have the lying, deceiving reprobate who will sell his own soul, (and yours) for more money. You, Believer, go talk, teach, preach, and encourage those who deceive, AND those being deceived. TALK TO EVERYBODY. And remember, as you do talk, ONLY those who have a Heart For Christ, will come to Christ AND stay with Christ. Christ will lose NONE of His. Here's the point, talk to everyone, lift up Christ and His Banner, and all those who ultimately Belong to Christ, WILL ARISE AND BE COUNTED. No matter how hard a deceiver tries, he CAN NOT take one of Christ's away from Christ. Those who belong to Christ, will Stand With Christ both now, and For Ever. Those who don't, never will. Preach Christ anyway, your Words will stand next to them on Judgment Day and will Convict the Christ deniers. Be Obedient to His Word, and, Be Blessed.