15 To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled. – Titus 1:15
I like this verse. I think it has a certain beauty and simplicity to it that makes it rather profound. It’s up to us to determine how we view the things that happen to us, and more importantly, it’s up to us to determine how we view God’s word.
It’s kind of funny that some people can take passages and see the truth of them, while others maintain that they’re contradictory, or don’t make sense. In large part, people see what they want.
We need to make sure that we’re being honest with ourselves about the truth of God’s word. A sincere heart and earnest study will lead to the truth every time. Let’s not blind ourselves.
And don’t think that just because you profess a faith in Christ that that’s all it takes. It requires sincere dedication. After all, the next verse in Titus 1 says this:
16 They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work. – Titus 1:16
If we really want to be Christians, then we have to live that way.