1 Paul, a servant of God, and an apostle of Jesus Christ, according to the faith of God's elect, and 2 Tim. 2:25the acknowledging of the truth 1 Tim. 3:16which is after godliness,
3 2 Tim. 1:10But hath in due times manifested his word through preaching, 1 Thes. 2:4which is committed unto me according to the commandment of God our Saviour;
4 To 2 Cor. 2:13Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Eph. 1:2Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.
5 Qualifications for elders
6 1 Tim. 3:2If any be blameless, the husband of one wife, 1 Tim. 3:4having faithful children not accused of riot or unruly.
7 For a bishop must be blameless, as Mat. 24:45the steward of God; not selfwilled, not soon angry, Lev. 10:9not given to wine, no striker, not given to filthy lucre;
10 Dealing with false teachers
10 For 1 Tim. 1:6there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, Acts 15:1specially they of the circumcision:
11 Whose mouths must be stopped, 2 Tim. 3:6who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, 1 Tim. 6:5for filthy lucre's sake.
12 Acts 17:28One of themselves, even a prophet of their own, said, The Cretians are alway liars, evil beasts, slow bellies.
13 This witness is true. 2 Cor. 13:10Wherefore rebuke them sharply, that they may be ch. 2:2sound in the faith;
14 1 Tim. 1:4Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and Is. 29:13commandments of men, that turn from the truth.
15 1 Cor. 6:12Unto 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.
17 Christian doctrine and conduct