The New Testament of the Bible is absolutely clear and unequivocal: “Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners,” (1 Timothy 1:15, NKJV). Whoever among males and females of mankind repents of their sins and believes the Gospel of Christ that He died on the cross for our sins, was buried and rose again on the third day will be saved (John 3:16-17, Acts 2:38-39; Romans 10:10-13; 1 Corinthians 15:1-4)! So then, God makes no distinction between male and female in the means of obtaining His free gift of salvation by grace through faith in Christ alone. Even so, the Christian female is uniquely shown to be saved in childbearing according to Paul, the apostle to us Gentiles.
God in sovereignty established His order of mankind at creation. The apostle Paul instructs Timothy, his son in the faith, about how this foundational truth works itself out in the way women were to perpetually conduct themselves in God’s house during this mortal age. Silence and respectful submission was to characterize their demeanor in the mixed assembly of men and they are not “to teach or to have authority over a man” because in God’s standing order of mankind “Adam was formed first, then Eve,” (1 Timothy 2:11-13, NKJV).1 He also cites the fact the first woman was the one “deceived” when she usurped her husband and “fell into transgression,” (1 Timothy 2:14, NKJV).
Apparently, Paul and God inspiring his pen took the first female’s status as the first sinner and how she became one very seriously unlike many in the churches at this hour. Typically, the first to do something is considered a trail blazer, noble and good. However, to be the first human sinner is eternally ignoble in the sight of the holy God! Truly, the fact the immediate punishment of Eve (and her daughters to follow) was only “greatly” intensified grief while pregnant and “pain” in childbirth is amazing grace indeed (Genesis 3:1-7, 13, 16a, NKJV)!2 That guilty females would instead of humility, in pride today, openly rebel against God who has shown such grace is very wicked.
Whatever circumstances may have led to the apostle’s specific instruction about women (such as perhaps having some at Ephesus attempt to teach or take authority over men), the instruction is rooted in God’s design, assigned roles, responsibilities and order of rank for man as male and female. So, the saved, Christian female purposely designed by God to bear children is to please Him above all and be content with His will to do so as a wife and mother.3 This assumes of course, she gets married and is physically able to bear children.4 Her submission to God in this is proven salvation “if” she continues “in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control,” (1 Timothy 2:15, NKJV). The latter trait is needed to help avoid the first female’s impulsive act to usurp her husband, be deceived and sin.
1 Read the July 28, 2019 post, Roles, Rank And Responsibilities, under the category, God’s Creatures.
2 The grace of God also encompasses not only being willing to save females, but to redeem their purpose in His design of them by sending Christ our Redeemer into the
world through the seed, womb and birth canal of a woman as He spoke before ever announcing Eve’s punishment (Genesis 3:15; Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-14).
3 This is the heart of the aspiring great woman of God in the image of Christ I am privileged of Him to elaborate about in The Great Woman Of God Women’s Group Study
drawn from two important chapters in my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics. The book and group study are available for purchase in the Strong Man Store
or by order through your favorite book seller. Please note that neither the apostle Paul or I are saying women as wives cannot engage with their husbands in Bible discus-
sion or together in the manner of Aquila and Priscilla with Apollos as an uncle and aunt (the husband leading) teach the faith to a singular man in private (Acts 18:24-26)
or finally, be a gifted teacher of women as well as male and female children (Titus 2:1-5).
4 There is no specific instance of a call from God to any woman in the Bible to lifelong celibacy. As such, a Christian female that takes it upon herself to do this is to keep
her vow to the Lord. Otherwise, she is to wait on God in all purity to send her a husband. After marriage, adoption is certainly an option if either spouse has reproductive
Happy Mother’s Day to my wife and all of the daughters of this age that submit to God’s design of you as a female who alone of mankind can conceive, carry in your womb, birth and nourish children from your body! While as His creature, a Christian and aspiring great woman of God in the image of Jesus Christ you may have other interests, you understand God did not create you to fulfill any ambitions first, but to do His will in the prime roles He designed you for as a wife to your male husband and mother to the children you create together. Indeed, no male, no children; no female, no children; male and female in the bond of holy marriage, children (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:7, 18-25, 3:20, 4:1-2, 5:1-4)!
I continue to stand in awe of God Almighty and wise who could have raised up man in number as the grains of sand on earth or stars of the universe at once from the dust. Instead, He purposely chose to create one man, from him take out a woman and through their marital relationship and pleasure of sexual intimacy He designed them to share, achieve the same numerical ends briefly over time. Mothers in their procreation role and responsibilities by far have it the hardest. Well before birth, there are the hormonal changes, body stretching and carrying added weight. But God uniquely equipped you to marvelously handle your business especially when doing so in Him!
Upon giving birth made more painful as God’s punishment for the first female’s sin (Genesis 3:16a), the new mother’s joy is met with the hard work of feeding, changing, clothing, comforting and giving nurturing attention to her newborn as God designed you. When other children follow in short order, mom takes on super human dimensions in the ability God designed her with to do all of the foregoing while also managing the older children and her household in multi-tasking adeptness. God be praised and to Him be all the glory for the marvel of mothers as He designed! How sad in these latter days evil has convinced many motherhood is no biggie and the unborn, disposable like so much garbage.
Nevertheless, in a biblical worldview, females as mothers to be or who have already fulfilled the will of God to bring forth children are a wonderful display of His glory in the earth and gift to all of us including the Son of God that have entered this life through you (Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-7). Thank you!
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