Pastoral letter that calls the work of the Spirit a washing "of rebirth and renewal."

The Spirit brings a
washing of rebirth
(Tit 3:6)

Titus is one of the Pauline Epistles that is closely associated with 1 & 2 Timothy. These letters are often called the "pastoral epistles" because they deal with pastoral issues in congregations. The letter is addressed to Titus, a gentile convert who sometimes accompanied Paul. Summarizing the qualities of good elders or bishops, the letter exhorts Christians to show reverence and self-control. People are to resist sin because they have been washed by the mercy of God "through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit" so that they have hope of eternal life (3:6).

Titus 3:6 - Washing of renewal


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