The ecclesiastical issue was that the apostle Paul was writing about something within the church that was apparently after his lifetime although he was continuously in the church speaking in person about some things he put it into writing. This allegation did not have enough evidence for this argument to stand amongst scholars. Some scholars also argued that the theology was Gnosticism of the second century, meaning it was a secondary follower and that it was unlike the apostle Paul to write somet... ... middle of paper ... ...what actually happened in the past and how things are the way they are today. Works Cited Walvoord, John F., and Roy B. Zuck. The Bible Knowledge Commentary: An Exposition of the Scriptures.
To distinguish the changeover from the two religions (Paganism and Christianity) it is unquestionably vital to understand what Paganism actually is. “Sometimes at pagan shrines they vowed/offerings to idols, swore oaths/that the killer of souls might come to their aid/and save the people. That was their way,/their heathenish hope; deep in their hearts/they remembered hell.” (Heaney 170-180). The Danes engaged in several pagan practices such as idol... ... middle of paper ... ...oots, whether appreciated or not Paganism helped form Christianity to what it is today. Works Cited Stanley, Tim.
"Athanasius and the Making of the Doctrine of the Trinity." Pro Ecclesia 6, no. 4 (September 1, 1997): 456-478. ATLA Religion Database with ATLASerials, EBSCOhost (accessed November 25, 2013).
Many view this doctrine to be outdated, sexist, and a narrow-minded way of thinking. However, I am led to believe that if the Bible calls these instructions, “sound doctrine”, and has focused so strongly on the reaffirmation of these instructions, that it has to be correct and the fault therein lies with human and societal interpretation and actions towards these Biblical instructions. The apostle Paul wrote this letter while he was in Epirus. He wrote to his disciple, Titus, whom he had left on the island of Crete to watch after the new church. Paul tells Titus earlier in the letter (1:15) that he was left there to complete their work in Crete.