Titus 1: 15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. 16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work.What does this scripture mean to you all when he says, "To the pure all things are pure?"
Hi SherriThe answer lies in verse 9 I believe:" He must hold firmly to the faithful message as it has been taught, so that he will be able to give exhortation in such healthy teaching and correct those who speak against it."There were folks, mostly from Jewish background, who were teaching error and not holding fast to the purity of the gospel teaching, thereby defiling many. Their behavior was also not in line with Christian character and sound doctrine.To be pure is to believe the gospel, to set apart Christ alone as Lord in your heart and to remain sincerely devoted to Him.Blessings,
What does this scripture mean to you all when he says, "To the pure all things are pure?"
by sherri2What does this scripture mean to you all when he says, "To the pure all things are pure?"
When a Christians heart is right before God, he sees things as God sees them. Meaning God's anointing enables that Christian to understand the world he/she lives in and judge righteous judgment concerning the everyday affairs of life. When the Christian is sinning his eyes are dim, he/she cannot see clearly what is before them. With that dimness comes a tainting, an admixture of flesh and worldly wisdom that adds unbelief in all things. When a pure Christian judges, he/she judges according to the wisdom found in scripture, comparing spiritual with spiritual whereby God gives insight into things. When the Christian sees the sins and failure of others he is able to meet the sinner where he/she is at and bring the love of God and the gospel to bear. When the Christian is compromised the Christian projects his/her own weaknesses and failures into those they meet and in short are unable to offer gospel wisdom and faith because of their fallen human-ness projects rejection, unbelief, fears, alienation upon that other person. So no matter what the issue may be there is no faith to believe God to see past the sins and weaknesses of humanity and all they can see is the express image of their own failings demonstrated in the lives of others. Their impurity is a guilt and their finding impurity in others is re-associating with more guilt. This is why those who merely decry the failings of societal morals and do not seek to bring Christ into it are a testimony of their own unbelief, not a truth whereby the promise of God is available to aid and help those in need. The lost and sinful just stay lost and sinful because we are condemned in our hearts instead of believing and living in the love of God which is abundant in Jesus Christ.
I believe we find commentary on this verse in Romans 14.