Summary: To show that we need to continue in faith, love, holiness with propriety.
Are women kept safe thru childbirth and childbearing?
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to continue in faith, love, holiness with propriety.
1 Timothy 2:15 (Amplified Bible)
Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood does not hinder their souls’ salvation, and] they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child.
We need to continue in faith, love, holiness with propriety.
Kept safe through childbirth and childbearing
A. Author: Apostle Paul
B. Date written: About 64 A.D., but uncertain
C. To whom written: Timothy, Paul's true son in the faith
1 Timothy 1:2 (New International Version)
To Timothy my true son in the faith: Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.
D. Main themes: Advice and exhortation to a young pastor respecting his personal conduct and ministerial work
E. Keyword: conduct
F. Key verse:
1 Timothy 3:15 (New International Version)
if I am delayed, you will know how people ought to conduct themselves in God's household, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and foundation of the truth.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Labor pains and childbirth pains are part of the curse
"Nevertheless [the sentence put upon women of pain in motherhood"
Genesis 3:16 (Amplified Bible)
To the woman He said, I will greatly multiply your grief and your suffering in pregnancy and the pangs of childbearing; with spasms of distress you will bring forth children. Yet your desire and craving will be for your husband, and he will rule over you.
Isaiah 13:8 (Amplified Bible)
And they [of Babylon] shall be dismayed and terrified, pangs and sorrows shall take hold of them; they shall be in pain as a woman in childbirth. They will gaze stupefied and aghast at one another, their faces will be aflame [from the effects of the unprecedented warfare].
Isaiah 42:14 (Amplified Bible)
[Thus says the Lord] I have for a long time held My peace, I have been still and restrained Myself. Now I will cry out like a woman in travail, I will gasp and pant together.
John 16:21 (Amplified Bible)
A woman, when she gives birth to a child, has grief (anguish, agony) because her time has come. But when she has delivered the child, she no longer remembers her pain (trouble, anguish) because she is so glad that a man (a child, a human being) has been born into the world.
1 Thessalonians 5:3 (Amplified Bible)
When people are saying, All is well and secure, and, There is peace and safety, then in a moment unforeseen destruction (ruin and death) will come upon them as suddenly as labor pains come upon a woman with child; and they shall by no means escape, for there will be no escape.
Both believing and unbelieving wife are in pains when in labor and birth, but the former will be saved from it all, she will keep the faith, though women in pain sometimes curses because of the pain.
B. Continue in faith, love, holiness with propriety
"they will be saved [eternally] if they continue in faith and love and holiness with self-control, [saved indeed] through the Childbearing or by the birth of the divine Child"
Though women are reminded of the childbearing and birth of the LORD JESUS CHRIST which can save us all.
Hebrews 11:6 (Amplified Bible)
But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
1 Corinthians 13:13 (Amplified Bible)
And so faith, hope, love abide [faith—conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope—joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love—true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
2 Corinthians 7:1 (Amplified Bible)
THEREFORE, SINCE these [great] promises are ours, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that contaminates and defiles body and spirit, and bring [our] consecration to completeness in the [reverential] fear of God.
Hebrews 12:14 (Amplified Bible)
Strive to live in peace with everybody and pursue that consecration and holiness without which no one will [ever] see the Lord.
2 Peter 3:11 (Amplified Bible)
Since all these things are thus in the process of being dissolved, what kind of person ought [each of] you to be [in the meanwhile] in consecrated and holy behavior and devout and godly qualities,
Continue in faith, love, holiness with propriety. When men keeps silent, he is trusting JESUS; when women keeps silent, she is submitting to her husband.