danfromtn2 wrote: I would be very careful with this woman's writings. The following was pasted from a Way of Life article at http://www.wayoflife.org/index_files/dangers_in_christian_bookstores.html Popular author Elisabeth Elliot, who is an Episcopalian and ecumenical in philosophy, spoke at the Roman Catholic Franciscan University in 1989 and at Notre Dame in 1998. She had nothing negative to say when her brother Thomas Howard joined the Roman Catholic Church.
penned wrote: Lady Virtue, those are words of wisdom.
It's very kind of you to say so; thank you. I have to state however, that the true wisdom resides in the first paragraph of my original comment, which is Scripture. The rest flows from what God has taught me from that verse and others similar to it.
I Timothy 5:8 - "I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully."
There is just no getting around it: this is the purpose for which God created women and the means by which they normatively bring Him glory. I know the feminists hate it, but so what.
I skimmed the article and saw a statement from a woman who is now 21 saying she was in no rush to marry and that if it didn't happen until she was 30 or 35, she'd be OK with that. Sadly, she's probably too naive to realize that it will be much harder for her to catch a husband at those ages than it is now. She's also more fertile now than she would be in her early to mid 30s, so she'd have fewer children, if any at all. I pray God delivers her from her feminist mentality--and from Mormonism to Himself--before it's too late.
Thornside wrote: The only reason churches put women in the pulpit is because the world has gone in that direction to wreck God's institution of wife and marriage. Therefore who takes that decision is worldly.
Very well stated, Thornside. If I should ever happen to visit a church and then discover that a woman is "preaching" that day or is the "elder," I get out of there as fast as God allows me. Women "preachers" do nothing but usher false teaching into a congregation. I Timothy 2:11-12 is still in effect.
JSC wrote: Facebook flatters men. They get on it and peddle their accomplishments, brag about themselves, deceive, distort the truth about their lives and their accomplishments.
Yes, you've summed it up well. Do we really need to see pictures of what someone had for dinner last night or the outfit someone is planning to wear when she goes out this weekend? Talk about oversharing!
I know it appears many of these people have fabulous, exciting social lives, but I have to wonder, if acquainted with them IRL, it would be one of those "all that glitters isn't gold" situations. Things aren't always as they seem. People who put a lot of effort into making it look as though they never have a dull moment are usually the emptiest, loneliest ones. What doth it profit a man if he should gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul?
Strat wrote: And likewise I'm sick of feminist inspired victimhood for women,they have sex they're a victim,they kill a child they're avictim,they can even molest a child and face a far less sever penalty for it...zero responsibility for anything.
Well said. Thank you for the courage to make this politically incorrect but true comment. Things such as this need to be said more often.
Anne wrote: SF, preaching to the choir! Lol! My husband reminds me of the 1 Timothy verse frequently (usually after a long day and a backache) hahaha! I haven't seen the psalms verse before but just copied it down; wonderful and thank you! I will be using that as well. Well, we continue to lift you and the baby and your family up in prayer as the arrival is soon! Lady virtue, we do not miss TV either! What TV we see at other places I have been shocked more at the commercials than the shows themselves - downright revolting! I just don't see the point of flipping it on anymore for the very, very few shows that might be alright since there is so much junk to wade through! This article, as case in point; it just gets nastier with each passing season.
Good to see you post; congratulations to you and your family on the upcoming addition!
Per I Corinthians 6:9-11, I would state that sodomites can be washed, sanctified, and justified. Thankfully, their sin is not unpardonable or unforgiveable, but it is conditioned upon repentance, of course, as is all sin.
I'll go with what the Bible says, and I'll take the Scriptures over the Pope anyday!
I left my TV behind going on five years ago, praise God. It was a major time waster and created a lack of discipline. It programmed my mind with sins (fornication, adultery, sodomy, idolatry, greed, etc.) in the guise of entertainment and comedy, often so subtly that it was hard to detect.
No looking back in the five years that have passed since!
GsTexas wrote: I find it most encouraging that you, Dorcas, Anne, penny, Lady Virtue, and others have embraced Gods role for women, and not the feminist agenda. I'm also thankful for my wife, who is trying to fulfill the role of a Biblical housewife and mother, much to the disapproval of family or friends. Keep up the good work ladies!
Thank you for the honorable mention. I must admit that I was a feminist fool for a number of years before the Lord really began to mature me and change my thinking and my desires to align with His Word. I remain a work in progress.
I pray that your wife will fulfill her Biblical role, despite not having much encouragement from family or friends. I know from personal experience that that really hurts.
Ladies, especially young ones, take note: this is the fruit (or lack thereof) of feminism.
When these women are dying, the regret will probably hit them squarely in the face more than ever, for they will have no husband or few if any children to comfort them at their deathbed before they leave this world and enter eternity.
May they both come to a saving faith in Jesus Christ before it's too late.
John Beechy wrote: Parents should encourage early marriage for their children so when the urges arise the husband and the wife will already be married.
Amen; that brings I Cor. 7:2,9 to mind.
You've touched upon a very important issue. Parental involvement is often absent in marriages today. Why parents think their young adult children are wise enough to choose a spouse all on their own is something I don't understand.
Too many parents today set their children on that feminist/existentialist path: go to college, get a good job, and make as much money as possible. This does nothing but encourage the love of money and Mammon as one's master (I Tim. 6:10; Matt. 6:24). What good is all that money with no family to support and no legacy of children to whom it should be left?
Sadly, many parents aren't qualified to help their children in this matter because they're divorced, married multiple times, or never married in the first place. The belief that youth is to be elongated and life is all about having as much fun as you can until you die has done inestimable damage. God is not glorified in such a mindset; it's all about self.