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Titus 3

3:1 Put them in mind to be subject to principalities and powers, to obey magistrates, to be ready to every good work (3:1-2)
Do good works; be gentle toward others; avoid fighting or speaking unkindly about others.

(3:1) "Be ready to every good work,"

(3:2) "To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men."

(3:5)
"Not by works ... but ... by the washing ... of the Holy Ghost."
People aren't saved by doing good things, but by the arbitrary decision of God. He decides who gets washed by the Holy Ghost and who doesn't. Hasa diga eebowai.
Is Salvation by faith alone?
What must you do to be saved?

(3:9) "Avoid foolish ... genealogies."
Like Gen.10, 1 Chr.1-9, and Lk.3?

(3:10-11) Heretics are to be rejected since they are subverted, sinners, and condemned by God. The Jehovah's Witnesses follow this by disfellowshipping those who refuse to accept the Governing Bodies teachings. (The NWT translates 3:10 in this way: "As for a man that promotes a sect...." But don't all JWs belong to and promote a sect?)

(3:10) "A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject."

(3:11) "Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself."

(3:14) "Maintain good works."

3:2 To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers, but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.
3:3 For we ourselves also were sometimes foolish, disobedient, deceived, serving divers lusts and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful, and hating one another.
3:4 But after that the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward man appeared,
3:5 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;
3:6 Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;
3:7 That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.
3:8 This is a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.
3:9 But avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and vain.
3:10 A man that is an heretick after the first and second admonition reject;
3:11 Knowing that he that is such is subverted, and sinneth, being condemned of himself.
3:12 When I shall send Artemas unto thee, or Tychicus, be diligent to come unto me to Nicopolis: for I have determined there to winter.
3:13 Bring Zenas the lawyer and Apollos on their journey diligently, that nothing be wanting unto them.
3:14 And let our's also learn to maintain good works for necessary uses, that they be not unfruitful.
3:15 All that are with me salute thee. Greet them that love us in the faith. Grace be with you all. Amen.

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