“Elders Work Titus 1:5-11”Categories: KB
Titus 1:5 "For this reason I left you in Crete, that you would set in order what remains and appoint elders in every city as I directed you," Paul continues on giving directions to the type of men who are to be placed in the 'WORK'. (Titus 1:6-9). and the "Work" they are to do is described in (Titus 1:9b-11).
The qualification of "holding fast the faithful word which is in accord with the word" is germane to the work of an elder, . On one hand he is to be able to exhort in sound Doctrine. On the other being able to refute those who teach things that are contrary. Or silence those that oppose the doctrine of Christ. You can't refute or exhort if you don't hold the correct understanding in the first place.
Age or time does not garentee that the person is qualified as the Hebrew writer points out in (Heb. 5:11-14). The need for qualified men are seen in Paul's warning to Timothy. (2 Tim. 4:3,4).
One might also reference (Acts 20:28-32) Paul's warning speach to the Elders of Ephesus. And then the letter to Timothy a few years later giveing him directions for the selection of elders at Ephesus.