Kentucky Baptist Convention
A Hermeneutic of Submission
Titus 2:9-10 CSB
Big Idea: Read the text in Context
A. A proper reading of this passage will focus on Crete, not America
a. Understand the similarities and dissimilarities between Cretan and American slavery
i. Cretan slave owners held absolute authority over household slaves.
ii. American slave owners held absolute authority over enslaved Africans.
iii. Cretan slavery was based on remuneration.
iv. American slavery was based on race.
v. Cretan slavery was provisional.
vi. American slavery was perpetual.
B. Submit to your Cretan masters to advance the message of Christ (vv. 9-10)
i. In everything honorable
ii. In communication
iii. In contentment
iv. In commitment
v. In Christ-likeness
Final Charge: Do not abuse the text or you will make the Bible suspect. Read the text in Context.