Titus was a Gentile (someone who is not Jewish) and traveled with the evangelist Paul. Paul referred to Titus as "My brother" (Titus 2:13), "My partner and fellow worker" (Titus 8:23), and "My true son in our common faith" (Titus 1:4). After visiting the island of Crete with Paul, Titus stayed on the island in order to oversee the organization and growth of the newly-founded churches there. It was advice on this matter which prompted Paul to write the Epistle to Titus.

The church historian Eusebius indicates that Titus remained in Crete, or returned after his trip to Dalmatia, to become the island's first bishop. The letter written by Paul to Titus is the 17th book in the New Testament. Paul tells Titus to ordain elders and to instruct the believers in the basic doctrines of the faith. Paul also touches upon the problems that face him, and how these problems might be met. The need for proper Christian living in the midst of the evil of the world is stressed by Paul in this letter.

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