Titus 1:9

1:9 the trustworthy word as taught. As in his letters to Timothy, Paul is concerned with the transmission of and commitment to sound doctrine in accordance with the gospel (1 Tim. 1:10 note).

rebuke those who contradict. Two tasks of the elder that are especially relevant in view of the false teachers on Crete are teaching sound doctrine and refuting that which is false. See “Pastors and Pastoral Care” at 1 Pet. 5:2.