Understanding The Bible
Clarence E. Mason's "Later New Testament Epistles"
Notes on: The Pastoral Epistles


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Dr. Clarence E. Mason, Jr.
Philadelphia College of Bible


The Epistles just covered are generally called the PRISON Epistles because they were written by Paul from Rome during his first imprisonment (Hebrews, Ephesians, Colossians, Philemon, Philippians).

We now come to the PASTORAL Epistles, so-called because they are instructions to Timothy and Titus as pastors at Ephesus and Crete respectively (1 Timothy, Titus, and 2 Timothy).

"Paul was the apostle to the Gentiles and to him was given the revelation of many details concerning the church. Not only church position, but church order. In 1 Timothy we see God's order for the church in the light of the coming apostasy. In 2 Timothy we see man's disorder in the church, with a fuller description of the coming apostasy. OR, in 1 Timothy we see order of the house of God with prophecy of failure, and in 2 Timothy we have the failure of the house of God with prophecy of judgment." (B. B. Sutcliffe)

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