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What does it mean that women will be 'saved' through childbearing?


1 Timothy 2:15

ESV - 15 Yet she will be saved through childbearing - if they continue in faith and love and holiness, with self-control.

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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
This verse has been misinterpreted to mean that any woman who bears a child is automatically saved by virtue of the childbearing. First Timothy 2:15 is the conclusion of Paul's teaching concerning ...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Beach Jae Park
The following is my opinion. 

I. I do not believe all women will be saved from their sins through childbearing. Salvations [spiritual salvation] are by grace, through faith, in Christ, by the Holy Spirit, according to the Scriptures, for the Glory of God. 

II. I do believe all women have stigma of Eve [disgrace of Eve's disobedience to God, to Adam] 

III. I do believe in general women will be saved from their stigma [disgrace of Eve's disobedience] through childbearing. 

IV. Salvation here
Salvation is not only spiritual but also physical as well. 
Salvation from sin/death [spiritual salvation]
Salvation from physically difficult situations [physical salvation] 
we can be saved not only from sin but also from any kinds of difficult situations; in this case, stigma of Eve; disgrace of disobedience

V. Stigma of Eve [Disgrace of Disobedience]
1) All women have stigma of Eve because of Eve's original deception. Paul was saying although women in general were not deceived by serpent directly, all women are responsible for what Eve did and therefore have to take full responsibility of what Eve did. 
2) Just like all [men and women] sinned in Adam, since Adam was a representative of all human kind [men and women]. 
3) All women sinned in Eve, since Eve was a representative of all women in some sense, [but not men]. 
4) In summary, all women have stigma of Eve. Therefore they should take full responsibility of Eve's stigma, which includes No teaching or having authority over men in the church and at home as well. 
5) But women can remove their stigma of Eve through childbearing
which is God's purpose for women from the beginning. Through obeying God's original purpose; childbearing [include nurturing, raising up, teaching and disciplining], God will remove women's stigma of Eve [disgrace of disobedience] [they will be saved from their stigma] Women will be the source of blessing; mother of all godly children through faith, love, holiness and self-control. 

In general, godly children always have godly mother occasionally godly father. We should pray for godly mother for our next generations. 

May God bless all women to be godly mother according to Your will and good purpose. Amen

October 29 2013 2 responses Vote Up Share Report

Mini Tim Maas Retired Quality Assurance Specialist with the U.S. Army
The wording cited in the question, which is from 1 Timothy 2:15, is part of a larger passage in which Paul is counselling Timothy on the role of women in the church.

I believe that Paul is saying that, despite women not being permitted to teach men in church (for the reasons stated by Paul), it was the unique ability of women to bear children that allowed (and still allows) the human race to be perpetuated, and (especially) that enabled Christ's incarnation, which made salvation possible. (One commentator supports this by saying that the Greek wording of the verse can also be rendered as "through THE childbearing" (emphasis mine), with specific reference to Christ's birth, which had been first prophesied immediately after humanity's fall into sin (Genesis 3:15).)

Another commentator suggests that child-bearing (in the context of this passage) is a means by which women (even if they are not allowed to teach men) can contribute [as Paul advised the Philippian church in Philippians 2:12] to the "working out" of their own salvation (in addition to the behavioral characteristics noted in the verse, which all Christian women, whether they have children or not, can strive toward.)]

October 30 2019 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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