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11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.


Verse 11 describes the kind of person Titus was to avoid and reject.

11 knowing

Titus needed to know something about divisive people in the church. His knowledge would come from his two warnings of verse 10.

that such a person is warped [perverse]

A person who will not respond to admonishment is “warped” and “sinning.” The Greek indicates that he was warped, and continues to be warped until the present (perfect, passive).

and sinning,

The divisive man willfully continues to sin by not repenting. People in the congregation needed to know that he was in a state of negative volition toward Titus’s rebukes.

being self-condemned.

The divisive person participates in his own condemnation. No one need tell him he is off base; he knows it by his own attitude and actions. He willfully sinned against what he knew.


People in a state of negative volition condemn themselves.


It is clear that church leadership should avoid divisive issues and divisive people. Divisive people love to fight. They enter every disagreement in the church. They evidently love to hear their voice in a debate. These people condemn themselves by remaining in a state of negative volition toward rebuke.

A peaceful person enters conflict only reluctantly and grieves over differences he may have with a fellow believer.

2 Th 3: 14 And if anyone does not obey our word in this epistle, note that person and do not keep company with him, that he may be ashamed. 15 Yet do not count him as an enemy, but admonish him as a brother.