William Burkitt Notes and Observations - Titus 1:16 - 1:16

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William Burkitt Notes and Observations - Titus 1:16 - 1:16

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Behold here the dismal character of many hypocritical persons in the Jewish church. They professed the knowledge of God, the true God, but in their works, in their actions, they denied him, and so became abominable both to God and man, disobedient to the law, and averse to every good work.

Here learn, 1. That hypocrites are generally great professors, they profess great knowledge of God, and great zeal for him.

2. That to deny God is a very heinous sin, and an abominable wickedness;

There is a twofold denial of God,

first, in words expressly and openly; secondly, in practice, closely and consequentially.

They profess that they know God, but in works they deny him. There may be at once a professing of God, and a denial of him: many a man's practice speaks aloud, that there is no God, when he makes a fair confession and profession of him with his mouth and tongue.

Learn, 3. That no sorts of persons are so odious to God, and abominable in his sight, as those who make a profession of his holy name and truth, but walk contrary in their lives to their profession.