For what end Titus was left in Crete.
Titus 1:1 Paul the seruaunt of God and an Apostle of Iesu Christ to preache the fayth of goddis electe and ye knowledge of that trueth which is after godlynes Titus 1:2 vpon the hope of eternall lyfe which lyfe God that cannot lye hath promised before the worlde begane: Titus 1:3 but hath opened his worde at ye tyme apoynted thorow preachynge which preachynge is committed vnto me by the commaundement of god oure saveoure. Titus 1:4 To Titus his naturall sonne in the commen fayth. Grace mercie and peace from God the father and from the lord Iesu Christ oure saveoure. Titus 1:5 For this cause left I ye in Creta that thou shuldest performe that which was lackynge and shuldest ordeyne elders in every citie as I apoynted the.
How they that are to be chosen ministers ought to be qualified.
Titus 1:6 Yf eny be fautelesse the husbande of one wyfe havynge faythfull childre which are not selandred of royote nether are disobediet. Titus 1:7 For a bisshoppe must be fautelesse as it be commeth the minister of God: not stubborne not angrye no dronkarde no fyghter not geven to filthy lucre: Titus 1:8 but herberous one that loveth goodnes sobre mynded righteous holy temperat Titus 1:9 and suche as cleveth vnto the true worde of doctryne that he maye be able to exhorte with wholsom learnynge and to improve them that saye agaynst it. Titus 1:10 For ther are many disobedient and talkers of vanite and disceavers of myndes namely they of the circumcisio
The mouths of evil teachers to be stopped:
Titus 1:11 whose mouthes must be stopped which pervert whole houses teachinge thinges which they ought not because of filthy lucre.
and what manner of men they be.
Titus 1:12 One beynge of the selves which was a poyet of their awne sayde: The Cretayns are all wayes lyars evyll beastes and slowe belies. Titus 1:13 This witnes is true wherfore rebuke them sharply that they maye be sounde in the fayth Titus 1:14 and not takynge hede to Iewes fables and commaudmentes of men that turne from the trueth. Titus 1:15 Vnto the pure are all thynges pure: but vnto them that are defiled and vnbelevynge is nothynge pure: but even the very myndes and consciences of them are defiled. Titus 1:16 They confesse that they knowe god: but with the dedes they denye hym and are abhominable and disobedient and vnto all good workes discommendable.