The Message of 1 Timothy & Titus: Guard the Truth (Bible Speaks Today)
Stott, John R. W.
Source: All Souls Church
For the postmodern world the very notion of objective truth is open to question if not ridicule. In a cultural climate of soft footings and cracking walls, Paul’s unambiguous commitment to the church as “the pillar and foundation of the truth” is a timely metaphor. It calls us to reconsider the architecture of a truly Christian worldview and to reexamine the gospel and tradition we have inherited.
Paul’s burden in these letters to Timothy and Titus is inheritance, the faithful guarding and delivering of the inheritance of gospel truth. Nearing the end of his life, Paul is intent on securing the heritage of gospel truth for the next generation.
John Stott, in this paper edition previously released under the title Guard the Truth, finds in 1 Timothy and Titus a dynamic truth that orders Christian life in the church, the family and the world. Here is the lucid commentary we have come to expect from Stott, ever faithful to the text and time of Paul’s letters. But in a manner unique to Stott’s role as a distinguished Christian statesman, its interpretive and pastoral voice remarkably echoes Paul for our own day. One generation speaks to another: “Guard the truth.”