A wise Bible teacher once taught me that when studying Scripture, specifically, the New Testament Letters; one must recognize the question the letter is answering. Doesn’t it often feel when reading a NT Letter we have been thrust into a pressing, existing problem? Without stating the question, the writer is clearly & passionately answering a question or addressing a problem in the church.

Enter the Titus 2 woman. Although Scripture speaks to both men and women — there are some places where Scripture is speaking to specifically one gender. The letter to Titus from Paul is one.

While participating in a Bible study, A Woman’s High Calling by Elizabeth, George my eyes were opened to the question/problem that Paul was addressing in Chapter 2. According to John MacArthur’s study notes,

The ideas of radical feminism were an integral part of ancient Babylonian and Assyrian mythology as well as of Greek gnosticism, which fourished throughout the Roman Empire during NT times and posed a constant danger to the early church.”

From other sources I learned that in those days — women were often the ones listening to the false teachers and spreading their heresy. Perhaps that is why Paul is admonishing “older women to be reverent in their behavior, not malicious gossips nor enslaved to much wine, teaching what is good so that they may encourage the young women . . . “

What does that mean for us today?  Perhaps our fallen nature predisposes us to entertain false teachings and not sound doctrine? In Paul’s letter to Timothy,

“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but wanting to have their ears tickled, they will accumulate for themselves teachers in accordance to their own desires, and will turn away their ears from the truth and will turn aside to myths.”  (2 Timothy 4:3,4)

Time is precious and the time is now to stand for Truth, sound Biblical doctrine and the authority of Jesus Christ without apology. We have a gigantic influence on our children, husbands, homes, schools, churches, and communities.

We are living in a war zone and the battle ground is the minds of those we love and cherish — how many more “casualties” will we allow before we join the battle? Your child is worth my fight.

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