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Titus 1:8-9

Titus 1;8-9

The word "elder" in the Bible is the Greek presbyteros, which simply means "a leader of the church". There are other words that describe this office as well such as epskopos which means an "overseer" or "administrator" and poimen which could be translated "pastor" or "shepherd". However, they all refer to the same position. An elder is someone who leads the church in a she...

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Titus 1:8

Titus 1;8

Crete is an island just off the coast of Greece in the Mediterranean Sea. It is 156 miles long and 35 miles wide. In the First Century it had a reputation for being a dangerous place. One author said that there were three evil C's in the ancient world: Cilicia, Cappadocia, and Crete. Another author named Polybius said, "The Cretans, on account of their innate greed, live i...

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Titus 1

Titus 1

According to Smith's Bible Dictionary, an Apostle is someone who was personally sent out by Jesus to do the following things: 1) Work miracles2) Write Scripture3) Lay a foundation for the church The dictionary goes on to point out that every book of the New Testament was written by an Apostle or a close associate of one. Everything we need to know about the church has be...

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