Paul wrote this letter to his missionary helper Titus, whom he had placed in charge of the church on the island of Crete.
One purpose of this letter was to instruct Titus in how to deal with the false teachers who had infiltrated the church.
They were members of a group known as the Judaizers, who taught that Gentiles could not become Christians unless they submitted to certain Jewish rituals, including being circumcised, refusing to eat unclean foods, and observing Jewish feasts and holy days.
To Paul, these were Jewish fables or myths that had no part in a person’s salvation. God accepted both Jewish and Gentiles on the basis of their faith in Jesus Christ and their commitment to Him as Lord and Savior (Ephesians 2:8-9).
TITUS 1:14 – Not giving heed to Jewish fables [myths, NIV], and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.