“After a first
And second admonition,
Have nothing more
Sectarian heretical divisions.”
Paul said, “After a first (μετὰ μίαν) and second (καὶ δευτέραν) admonition (νουθεσίαν), have nothing more to do (παραιτοῦ) with anyone who causes sectarian heretical divisions (αἱρετικὸν ἄνθρωπον).” Only this letter to Titus used this word αἱρετικὸν, that means causing divisions, forms sects, sectarian, heretical, or factious. Only the Pauline letters used this word νουθεσίαν, that means admonition, warning, or counsel. Paul wanted Titus to take action against anyone who was causing sectarian heretical divisions in the emerging Christian communities. He should give these people a first and second warning or admonition. If they continued with their false disruptive views, they should be ostracized and put out of the Christian community. Do you know anyone who was kicked out of a Christian community church?