The Apostle Paul: Many Corinthians Believed.

7 “And he left there and went to the house of a man named Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. His house was next door to the synagogue. Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household. And many of the Corinthians hearing Paul believed and were baptized.” (Acts 18:7–8)

Following the Jews’ rejection of the Gospel, and Paul’s rejection of them, he went to the house of a man named Titus Justus. Titus was a Gentile who showed interest in the God of Israel and was associated with the synagogue next door to his home. His name indicates he was a Roman, and since Romans usually had three names, his may have been Gaius Titius Justus, meaning he was the same Gaius mentioned in Rom. 16:23 and 1 Cor. 1:14.

What we also know about Titius Justus was that he was a worshiper of God. He gave reverence solely to the One, true God. To do so in such a pagan city as Corinth speaks well of this individual.

Another individual who was converted was Crispus; along with his entire household. He was the ruler of the synagogue in Corinth. This means that he not only was a leader within the synagogue, but also within the greater Corinthian community. He placed his trust, commitment, and dependence for his justification from God solely in the person and work of Jesus Christ. His conversion to Christ must have had a ripple effect throughout the Jewish community.

Additionally, Luke records that many Corinthians believed in the Lord Jesus. They evidenced their new found faith in Christ by believer’s baptism. Thus, the church at Corinth was conceived and born by grace alone, through faith alone, and in the person and work of Jesus Christ alone.

Soli deo Gloria!

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