Dear sister Dawn Davidson,
“ So are women who are unable to bear children, or women who are unmarried and obediently therefore not bearing children, or even women who are married yet in agreement with their husbands by choice remaining childless, on a fast-track to hell? I mean no disrespect but the question does require an answer. It seems we are left with very few options. And what happens if we marry a man who is unable to give us children? What then, are we still the ones to go to hell for it? As a matter of fact, my best-friend who is married and by choice without children just delivered the Resurrection Day sermon at her church, will she go to hell twice then? Of course I am being facetious also but I am trying to get you to see how ridiculous it is…And if I am not a mother, then what? And if I cannot be a mother yet desire to be, please imagine the level of anguish saying something, or worse yet teaching something like this creates. Have you ever suffered with a woman through a miscarriage or with one unable to conceive? And yet you would say this is God? I don’t understand that.
Please, do not take me wrong!
I’ve never said that unmarried women and those who are unable to bear children will go to hell. I’ve never say that!
Women are called to be mothers. It is their attribute, their vocation. For example, a man will never be a mother.
Indeed the Bible clearly states that Adam “called his wife's name Eve; because she was [to be] the mother of all living”.
EVE WAS TO BE A MOTHER.
Let us listen to an extract of Deborah’s canticle:
“Village life in Israel ceased, ceased until I, Deborah, arose a mother in Israel.”
Deborah arose like a mother in Israel. Yes A MOTHER!
To be good mothers is the true position of the women in the Church of Jesus Christ. This is not a condition for them to be saved.
As good mothers they ought to teach what is good to their daughters.
“Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. Then they can train the younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.”
Old women should not train the younger women to become pastors or to hold authority over men. But they should teach them to become also good mothers, loving their husbands and children, being self-controlled and pure, being busy at home, being kind, and being subject to their husbands.
Women, this is your role as members of the body of Christ. You have many things to do. Then do not usurp the role of the men.
Not only you must teach the younger women but also your behavior owes to be a preaching for your husbands:
“Wives, in the same way be submissive to your husbands so that, if any of them do not believe the word, they may be won over without words by the behavior of their wives, when they see the purity and reverence of your lives. Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as braided hair and the wearing of gold jewelry and fine clothes. Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight. For this is the way the holy women of the past who put their hope in God used to make themselves beautiful. They were submissive to their own husbands, like Sarah, who obeyed Abraham and called him her master. You are her daughters if you do what is right and do not give way to fear.
1 Peter 3:1-6
This is the truth !
Indeed Brother Paul said:
“But women will be saved through childbearing-if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety”
1 Timothy 2:15
Please, listen: women will be saved… if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Of course, faith, love and holiness with propriety are the conditions for women to be saved.
Childbearing or to be a mother is a vocation, an attribute (through childbearing) of the women.
All the women are called to be mothers, and they will be saved if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety.
Do you understand clearly Brother Paul’s statement now?
Please, do not take me wrong!
I’ve never said that unmarried women and those who are unable to bear children will go to hell. I’ve
never say that!