The number one reason this is important is
because God says it's important. Look at the end of Titus 2:5.
According to the scriptures there is one over riding reason why
women should be keepers at home. It is so that "the word of
God be not blasphemed."
There are two ways the word of God may be
blasphemed. When a Christian woman works outside the home the
word of God may be blasphemed by unbelievers who see that she is not
in her proper place. They use her actions as an excuse for
their own disobedience. We all know the person who thinks they
are a good person because they are not as bad as some one else.
This kind of person becomes hardened in their sin of unbelief
because they can point to the woman who is in disobedience to the
word of God and declare themselves comparatively righteous, thus
they blaspheme the word of God by not submitting to it and believing
The second way the word of God is blasphemed
is by the woman herself (husbands who are complicit in this are
equally guilty). When one refuses to obey God's clearly
defined role for them in society, that is, when the Bible
unequivocally tells us how to behave and we deny it, disregard it
and violate it we blaspheme the word of God. To
blaspheme means to speak against. If someone approaches you
and says doesn't the Bible say you need to be a keeper at home and
you say that doesn't apply to me, you have spoken against God's word
and by definition you have blasphemed it. If if you say,
without being asked, I think its fine for a woman to work outside
the home, you have spoken against the scriptures and according to
God's word you have blasphemed it.
I don't think any sincere Christian wants to
be guilty of blaspheming the word of God. But when Christian
women enter the work force they, and the men who approve it, are
guilty of blaspheming the word of God.
Christianity has reached this point because we have become
intoxicated with the philosophy of the world rather than the word of
God. No teaching from the Bible, no passage and no person in
the scriptures ever set forth the idea that women should work
outside the home. The belief that it is scriptural for women
to work outside the home is entirely modern. This modern
philosophy is best described by the Apostle John who said,
Love not the world, neither the things that
are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father
is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the
flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of
the Father, but is of the world.
The plunge women have taken into the work
force is brought on by our love of the world because of the lust of
the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life. It is
our modern love affair with acquiring wealth, making money and
gaining material possessions which has driven this.
Elder James Taylor