LEARNING BIBLICAL WOMANHOOD FROM OLDER WOMEN

The other night, I listened to a sermon by Voddie Baucham called The Sufficiency of Scripture in the Disciple-Making Ministry of the Church and the Home. I encourage you to all go listen to it! He affirms what I teach concerning what women should be teaching other women.

Older women are commanded to teach younger women. What are they commanded to teach them, so the young women don’t blaspheme God’s Word?

“That they may teach the young women theology, Bible, apologetics…that the word of God be not blasphemed.” This is NOT what God puts in these verses! (Voddie Baucham)

“That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed” (Titus 2:4,5).

Yet, few older women are teaching younger women these things, so many younger women are blaspheming God’s Word. It’s an extremely rare Women’s Bible study or conference that teaches it.

He also preached that nowhere in God’s Word is it permissible for women to preach to and pastor women. The only ones who are to be preaching and pastoring women are biblically qualified men in the churches (elders and pastors). Female Bible teachers are what has led to the proliferation and full acceptance of female pastors which is become common in most churches.

Ideally, what should be happening is that the older women in the churches are gathering with the younger women in their homes teaching and training them in the ways of biblical womanhood. It should begin happening with mothers training their daughters as they grow up. Then learning new things from the older women in the churches. The older women could pass down so many lost skills that younger women don’t have such as gardening, sewing, cooking, baking, crocheting, knitting, canning, frugality, training children, eating healthy, tips for cleaning and organizing, what submission to husband looks like, modesty, and so on.

The Church would be a FAR more powerful influence for good if the older women in the churches were actually obeying God in this area. Instead, the younger women are blaspheming His Word by living no different than the world.

I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
1 Timothy 5:14

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