Thursday, June 30, 2011

1 Timothy 2

I thought long and hard about what my first "official" post should be on this blog, and I figured I would start with a topic that I talk about A LOT with other women. This topic is mainly about gender roles, specifically, for a woman.

In a society that preaches for equality between men and women in ALL areas, what the Bible truly says about gender roles is very much ignored not only in the world, but even in Christian circles. Looking around society today you see women who rule over their husbands, boss over other men at work, women preachers/pastors in church, fighting for equality to be in the military, etc. But what does the Bible truly say about this?

There are soooo many passages that refer to gender roles in the Bible, but, for this post, I’m just going to focus on the one I deal with most – 1 Timothy 2 (note: all references to Scripture will be KJV). Below, I have just listed two of the most common arguments that I hear regarding this passage. Let’s take a look…

Argument #1 This passage was written only to the church at that time. It doesn’t have anything to do with this culture.

False. If this passage only referred to the church at the time, then women do not need to dress modestly anymore as it talks about in vs. 9. Also, in vs. 13-14 it specifically says WHY women should not have authority over man, and that’s because we women were deceived back in the Garden of Eden, not the man (and let’s face it we’re STILL easy to deceive). Again, that’s a historical fact and no amount of time or changes in culture is going to erase that.

Argument #2 Women not being teachers/preachers only refers to the church. It’s ok for women to be in authority over men outside of church.

Incorrect, again. If we take a closer look at the ENTIRE chapter, we’re able to see in context of where this behavior is to take place. First of all, church is never even mentioned in the entire chapter; vs. 2 talks about “kings, and for all that are in authority…” Also, vs. 8 talks about men praying EVERY WHERE…then proceeding with (vs. 9) “in like manner also…” meaning when Paul starts talking about a woman’s behavior, he’s also talking about this being the case everywhere we go whether it’s church or in the world. As I stated this before, if this passage were only referring to women’s behavior and demeanor in church, then I guess it’s ok for us to be loud, boisterous, and immodestly dressed outside of church. If you really want to dig deeper, start researching exactly what God made women for and you’ll find that we were created to be keepers at home, not working alongside men in the outside world as equals.

So Ladies, let’s remember that we should just take the Word of God on its own. No matter what culture may say, no matter what other Christians may say, do what God says. In conclusion, it is NOT right for us to be in a position of authority over a man no matter if it’s at church, home, or at the workplace if you work. No matter where we go, we should also maintain that meek and quiet spirit the Bible refers to (1 Peter 3:3-4). Let us be different from the world. Let’s remind them that there IS a wonderful and beautiful difference between a man and a woman. God created us to have different roles, and when we serve those roles faithfully the way God intended it to be, you’ll feel more fulfilled. I know I do!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Hello blogging world!

My name is Felicia and I'm a 25 year-old homemaker/preacher's wife in training. I just celebrated my first wedding anniversary to the most wonderful man in the world. He is my rock, my best friend, and my teacher in every area of life and I am so thankful that the Lord brought him to me 4 years ago! But more about our story later...

The reason I'm starting this blog is because there is a desperate need for more Godly feminine homemakers in the Godless and wicked society we live in today. Satan is waging a war Lately I've been researching and reading at several wonderful blogs written by fellow homemakers that have inspired me so much I decided to start this blog of my own.

My goal is to not only encourage other homemakers and women to be homemakers and raise Godly seed, but also to connect with other like-minded women. Us women who see the need and importance of having a strong home are very rare in this feminist and emasculating society and, at time at least for me, it can be a little discouraging to be surrounded by women who are polar opposites.

Our society sees women who stay at home to raise a family and manage their homes as weak, stupid, and a waste of intelligence. But I say look at Proverbs 31!! That woman was one of the most intelligent, sufficient, and Godly woman there ever was. My prayer is that I become more and more like her every single day.

So, Ladies, I hope this little blog can be a help to at least one of y'all out there. At the very least, maybe it'll just encourage you to know you're not alone. There are other little homemakers out there like you ready to fight Satan with a two-edged sword to keep him away from our homes.

There's a war going on, Ladies, for our homes! Time to start shooting and making bullets :-)

(Ok doing my first link-up, let's see if it works!)