Because Christianity is bigger than Biblical manhood or Biblical womanhood (Blog of Retha Faurie)

Titus 2 keeping was what Jenny have done

called it The Godliest Lifestyle Under The Sun

On judgment day said the Lord Divine:

“My Word’s chapters are a-thousand-one-hundred-and-eighty-nine

Out of that number, Jenny, your score is one.”

 

A few of the tea-drinking, old-fashioned, pink-and pastel pictures you will find if you search for “Titus 2 womanhood”. You find nothing if you search for 1 Thes. 5:17 womanhood, or Mat. 28:18-20 womanhood, or Luke 10:27 womanhood...

A few of the tea-drinking, old-fashioned, pink-purple-and pastel pictures you will find if you search for “Titus 2 womanhood”. You find nothing if you search for 1 Thes. 5:17 womanhood, or Mat. 28:18-20 womanhood, or Luke 10:27 womanhood…

 

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Note: Since Titus 2 keepers like “Jenny” actually lives by only 3 verses from Titus 2, (:3-5) and the Bible has approx. 31 000 verses, her score would be 3/31 000, or less than 0,01%

More important note: When God looks at a believer through the blood of Jesus, the score does not matter. Nobody will stay out of heaven because they were “Titus 2 women”. Nevertheless, I have several reasons to believe they are taking a text meant to give the bad neighbourhood (Titus 1:12) ideas of acceptable behaviour (for example not drinking too much, and loving your children), and wrongly assuming it to be the  epitome of womanhood.

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Comments on: "Titus 2 Jenny – a limerick" (2)

  1. this is actually quite clever. 🙂

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  2. Don Johnson said:

    NET Tit 2:3 Older women likewise are to exhibit behavior fitting for those who are holy, not slandering, not slaves to excessive drinking, but teaching what is good.
    Tit 2:4 In this way they will train the younger women to love their husbands, to love their children,
    Tit 2:5 to be self-controlled, pure, fulfilling their duties at home, kind, being subject to their own husbands, so that the message of God may not be discredited.

    Many people misread what this says and so limit women in ways that Paul did not mean. I know I did until some things were pointed out to me.

    For one, the older women are to teach in general and as a part of that to ensure that the younger women are taught. But there is no implication that they are ONLY teaching younger women.

    For two, Paul is writing to Titus, who is younger than him. In that 1st century Greco-Roman culture, it would be scandalous for a young man to teach a young woman. Why? Because the culture assumed that she would seduce him and if even if there were multiple women being taught, the culture assumed that they would seduce him. There was a lot of bondage because of cultural expectations and Paul did not want to violate those expectations so the message of God would not be discredited.

    For three, in those times, the home was a place of production unlike today when for many it is only a place of consumption. So when the circumstances change in terms of the place of production because of the industrial revolution, one should read it knowing about these changed circumstances.

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