Monday, April 16, 2012

Saved Through Childbearing

The Jews, the Greeks, the Romans, the Swiss, the Dutch, all lost their public spirit and their republican forms of government when they lost the modesty and domestic virtues of their women
John Adams, Second President of the United States

Notwithstanding, she {women} shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety
I Timothy 2:15

This verse was always a difficult one to figure out.  I am going to be quoting from Pastor Walter J. Chantry in this post.  One sermon of his helped me understand this verse better.

Prior to this verse in Timothy, we are told about Eve being the one deceived.  When she abandoned her role of submission to Adam, and decided to take matters into her own hands, the Fall came!  Her restless defiance of man's authority is at the crux of human calamity!

Now I know a lot of today's women will not like hearing that but we were created to be man's help meet from the very beginning of time. The first sin appears to be an unsubmissive wife that just decided to take things into her own hands and do things her way, coming out from under the authority of her husband.

So how does childbearing save us?  This is not a text on remission of sins but deliverance out of sin-related suffering and oppression.  As women have left their God-ordained place {home} they have institutionalized their rebellion against their God-given place. {It is impossible to have a full-time career, a solid marriage, secure and godly children, and a well-run home with nutritious food.  Nobody is superhuman.}

Her pathway to real salvation was appointed by the Almighty.  It is motherhoodShe shall be saved through childbirth.  How wrong women are when they imagine that their hope lies in imitating men's careers.  Raising a godly seed is still of the profoundest importance to the cause of God in the earth!  Nothing crushes the cause of sin like godly childbearing.

Today nothing can replace the care and training of a faithful mother. {No daycare or babysitter will love and train their children like their mother!}  Women have abandoned their highest dignity and hope for lesser things. {How can working a job outside of the home compare to raising children who walk in truth?}

Women's hope, the church's hope, the world's hope is joined to childbearing with continuance in faith, love and holiness. {You must be diligent to grow in your faith, love and holiness while raising children.} 

Young women, here is a life-long calling!  It is the highest any woman can enter.  There is much more to it than the world imagines.  Take it seriously and God will bless the generation to come. Work at it spiritually and the Lord will give you the liberation you desire. {True freedom is found in surrendering your life to God and His ways.}

These are tough words but I hope they are ones you will prayerfully consider when listening and watching the world's path for women and deciding upon your own path...