Titus 2:4-5 – “That they [the aged women] may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.”
We continue our study of Titus 2 by turning our focus to the “young women” of the church (Titus 2:4-5).
Today’s verses are the antithesis of 21st century politically correctness. The “young women’s” role described in Titus 2:4-5 was the aspiration of young women a century ago, but today they are the scorn of many. If you wonder where the responsibility lies for the aspersion of motherhood, the moral decline of our culture, and the erosion of traditional marriage and family, you need look first at the influence of radical feminism.
Radical, revolutionary feminism has dominated the Women’s movement in America for a ½ century and the detrimental effect has been the diminishing of femininity and the ravaging of marriage and motherhood. It is no surprise that the masculinizing of women and the emasculation of men has given rise to “transsexuals” demanding the right to invade the sanctity of the most private arena…dressing rooms, showers, and bathrooms. To hammer the final nail into America’s cultural coffin is the rabid vitriolic tone of the LGBTQ left in harmony with our own federal government’s radical sexual exploitation of our youth. Adding to the moral depravity is the inane support of American corporations like Target who are bent on their own suicidal demise!
The loss of “feminine grace” and refinement is one of the great voids in America’s homes, communities and churches. The “Women’s Movement” pursued and won some noble causes such as “the Right to Vote, Civil Rights and Equal Pay for Equal Work”; however, what began as a movement with high ideals has, since the 1960’s, been hijacked by radical feminists who reject not only the doctrine, “the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world”, but belittle the traditional role of the wife and mother. In its wake, radical feminism has eroded marriage between one man and one woman, disdained the role of the husband and father, and promoted the perversity of sodomy. No wonder we find ourselves living in a culture so perverse that defining human sexuality as male and female is disparaged.
My friend, irrespective of the howls of protest, let it be said with authority, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God created He him; male and female created He them.” (Genesis 1:27)
To be continued….
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith