I’m here for just a few minutes to post this. I will try to come back later this evening. NIV Titus 2:11-14 For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men. It teaches us to say "No" to ungodliness and wordly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright and godly lives in the present age, while we wait for the blessed hope–the glorious appearing of our great God and Saviour, Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all wickedness and to purify for himself a people that are his very own, eager to do what is good.
NWTTitus 2:11-14 For the undeserved kindness of God which brings salvation to all sorts of men has been manifested, instructing us to repudiate ungodliness and worldly desires and to live with soundness of mind and righteousness and godly devotion amid this present system of things, while we wait for the happy hope and glorious manifestation of the great God and of (the) Saviour of us, Christ Jesus, who gave himself for us that he might deliver us from every sort of lawlesssness and cleanse for himself a people peculariarly his own, zealous for fine works.
I read this verse last night. Sometimes I will read the NWT version and I am always struck by the mumble jumble of the wording plus the added words to make the meaning totally different. There is so much that I can say. Why undeserved kindness instead of grace?Glorious manifestation of the great God and of (the) Saviour of us, Christ Jesus. I get the impression from this line that God will manifest himself also? A whole sentence longer but is it any more clear. Could that be the point, because many don’t question what they read, they just accept it. But then aren’t witness told, that because they aren’t filled with the holy spirit they couldn’t possibly understand what they have just read, that only the annointed understand?