That they may teach the young women to be ... keepers at home, ... that the word of God be not blasphemed.
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The Big Lie:
Actually One of Many

What is the Big Lie?  The big lie starts by telling women that being a mother is either beneath her dignity or is inferior to her career choices.  It is modern society's philosophy that a woman is 'above' being a mother and a home maker.  That lie is reinforced with yet another lie that being a home maker (keeper at home) is a waste of her intelligence and talents. 

If the career women of today realized that (from God's perspective) they are wasting their time, intelligence and talents trying to do work (so called men's work) for which they were never created they would turn away from the religious humanism that dominates our culture.  God has designed women to be busy doing things far, far more important than trying to "prove" they can do anything a man can do.  God has designed women to find fulfillment in spiritual ways which are far superior to a career.  God has designed women to be busy doing things much more important than chasing the "almighty dollar".  Only God is almighty, the dollar and all the things it can purchase will perish when "the elements shall melt with fervent heat ... and the works that are therein shall be burned up."  2Pe 3:10  Christians have far more important things to be concerned about than the world's materialism.

It is a matter of fact that modern society puts down motherhood.  But motherhood is unquestionably one of the greatest and most important jobs in the world.  Although the world has fostered the lie that choosing to be a mother and a home maker is beneath the dignity of a modern woman, God's word says that being a mother and a home maker is that which gives a woman her dignity.

Consider Genesis 3:20, And Adam called his wife’s name Eve; because she was the mother of all living.  Adam was certainly an important contributor to his family's welfare but he is never called the father of all living.  That honor is reserved for Eve, the mother of all living.  Humanity could not survive without women who are willing to rear the next generation of human beings.  As humans, we instinctively place a high degree of importance on the value of human life.  If we compare the value of nourishing a human life with a career, which is truly more valuable?  If we compare the value of great success in the business world with the significance of molding and shaping a child into a responsible adult, which is truly more valuable?  God has given a great privilege to women despite the philosophy of our twisted modern world.

1Timothy 2:15 states, Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if [she] continues in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.  This saving is one of honor and virtue.  This particular application of "saved" is never applied to men.  It is applied only to women because God honors their role in bearing children.

Our Saviour was born into the world without an earthly father but he could not be born without a human mother.  Consider then how important the role of a mother is!  Hear the words of Mary who said, "My soul doth magnify the Lord, And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour.  For he hath regarded the low estate of his handmaiden: for, behold, from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed.  For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name."  Lu 1:46-49  God chose a woman, not a man, to bring our Saviour into the world, thus demonstrating the significance our Lord places upon motherhood.

Elder James Taylor

 
 

10/1/2006

 

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