Saturday, April 16, 2016

Titus 1:16 (KJV) Contumacious?

Titus 1:16 (KJV)
They profess that they know God; but in works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.
While a person’s profession of faith is important, it is not necessarily proof of a true and vital relationship with Christ. We profess Christ as much by our works as we do by our mouths. Little of spiritual and eternal value is accomplished by a profession of faith followed with works of denial. This passage classes such works as:
AbominableStrong’s Concordance defines this as detestable, especially idolatrous. These are actions that place something else before God.
DisobedientWe all know what this means. Strong’s defines it as “contumacious” a term used most commonly in the legal field to speak of the “stubbornly rebellious”. This is the person who chooses disobedience to God despite judgment against it. We live in a contumacious society these days.
ReprobateThis means rejected or cast away. I think we can apply it from two perspectives:
  • They reject and cast away good work. They choose the evil over the good. 
  • They are therefore rejected and cast away by God. He will not accept what good they might do. Eternally they are cast away into hell fire. 

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Titus 1:16 (KJV) Contumacious?

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