by Nancy Campbell from Above Rubies – The Beautiful Lifestyle
Editor’s note: So now Nancy is taking her theology to a scary strange place. She claims if you do not rejoice in staying home and being the most perfect, happy, joyous wife and mother while keeping your home perfect then you are blaspheming against God. Nancy does not provide any real scriptures to support this, acting like everyone should just KNOW this is God’s intent for women.f
We all know the Titus 2:3-5 passage in the Bible where the older women are instructed to be “teachers of good things.” The Mirror paraphrase of the Bible says that it is “irresistibly beautiful teaching.” The phrase in the Greek is “kalodidaskalos” from two words:
1.”didaskalos” meaning “ teacher, instructor,” and
2. “kalos” meaning “good, beautiful.”
Actually it is more than that. Would you like to know the full meaning of this word? Sorry, there are too many descriptions from the Greek Lexicon so I’ll just add a few more for you: “kalos” also means “excellent in its nature and characteristics, magnificent, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable, valuable, virtuous, worthy, praiseworthy, honorable, beautiful to look at, and beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life.”
God describes the lifestyle of being a submissive and loving wife, mothering (embracing and loving children), and keeping the home as beautiful and admirable. They are not insignificant or to be despised. This lifestyle is so valuable to God and to society that God actually says that when we reject it we “blaspheme the Word of God.” Please don’t get mad at me! I didn’t say those words, the Bible says them!
I like the J. B. Phillip’s translation of these words. Instead of saying them in the negative, he turns them around to the positive and says that when young women embrace this beautiful lifestyle it is “a good advertisement for the Christian faith.”
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