a great Christian teacher. God sent him to many countries to tell the people
about Jesus Christ. Titus was a young man who had travelled with Paul. He had
been to Jerusalem with Paul. (See Galatians 2:1-3.) Some time after that, Paul sent
Titus to Corinth city. There were serious problems among the Christians at Corinth,
and Paul sent Titus there to help them. (See, for example, 2 Corinthians 7:5-16;
that Paul wrote this letter at some time between *AD 62 and *AD 65. That was
more than 30 years after Jesus died. Titus had travelled with Paul again. But Paul
had asked him to stay on the island called Crete. Crete is in the Mediterranean
Sea, south from the countries called Greece and Turkey. Paul left Crete and he travelled
to other places. But Titus stayed on Crete, to help the Christians there.
Christians who lived on Crete had believed Christ for only a short time. They needed
good leaders. So, in this letter, Paul tells Titus what kind of people he
should choose as leaders.
there were some false teachers there. So, Paul tells Titus that he must not let
the Christians believe those false teachers. Titus must teach only the true
Christian message. The Christians must do good things that make God happy. And
Titus must tell them that.