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What Does Women Will Be Saved Through Childbearing Mean in 1 Timothy 2:15?

The meaning of women will be saved through childbearing—if they continue in faith, love and holiness with propriety in 1 Timothy 2:15, first Timothy chapter two verse fifteen, is what I will explain in this article. So keep reading. First, read: 1 Timothy 2:11-15

What is childbearing?

Childbearing is the process of giving birth to children. Since this is the meaning of childbearing, how possible is it for women to be saved through it when the Bible has already specified how everyone, including women, will be saved and this is different from childbearing. Is this a contradiction? Read on to see the answer.

Through what are we saved?

We are saved through faith in Christ Jesus. That is, by believing in Jesus Christ. Read the following quotations to see the means of salvation confirmed: Galatians 3:26-28, Ephesians 2:8-10 and Acts 16:29-31

The meaning of childbearing in this context revealed

Some Bible portions can never be understood except one engage in contextual analysis. Contextual analysis takes into account the historical, cultural, etc application of words or something else.

Before the Bible made the statement “Women will be saved through childbearing,” what did it say first? It says, “For Adam was formed first, then Eve. Furthermore, it added that Adam was not the one deceived; it was the woman, that is Eve, who was deceived and became a sinner.”

This is a direct reference to the incident that occurred in the garden of Eden, when Eve, deceived by Satan, the Serpent, disobeyed God by eating the forbidden fruit. Subsequently, she offered the same fruit to Adam and he also ate it. After this had happened, God, in addition to the collective curse of death, placed individual curses also on Adam, Eve and the Serpent respectively. Read Genesis chapter 3

Childbearing is an indirect reference to Genesis 3:16

Yes, it is. Read Genesis chapter three verse sixteen for details.

The meaning of the word “through” in this context revealed

partly responsible for the misunderstanding of the subject I am dealing with is the misunderstanding of the word “through.” Unfortunately, some people believe that this word only signifies the means by which something happens or is done. However, that is not the case, as the word, among other meanings or senses, also means “throughout”, “during an entire situation or period of time” and this is the sense in which it is used in this Bible verse.

The statement “Women will be saved through childbearing” was necessitated by the women’s restriction and its reason

Before the Bible says women will be saved through childbearing, it says, “A woman should learn while remaining quiet and fully submissive. I do not authorize a woman to teach or to assume authority over a man; a woman must be quiet. For Adam was made first, then Eve. And Adam was not the one who fell into deception; it was the woman who was deceived and became a sinner.

This is a restriction on women and the reason for it is that a woman wasn’t created first and that it was a woman, Eve, who was deceived by Satan, the Serpent, and became a sinner. Consequently, when the woman became a sinner, she incurred a curse related to childbearing.

The meaning of “Women will be saved through childbearing” finally revealed

Before I give you the final interpretation of this statement, I want you to refresh your memory by rereading the following points discussed earlier in this article:

  1. What the word “childbearing” means in this context
  2. What the word “through” means in this context
  3. Women are being restricted because: (1) a woman was not created first, (2) It was a woman who was deceived (3) It was a woman who first became a sinner
  4. God cursed a woman in connection with childbearing and the effect of that curse is still affecting all women.

Having considered the above, the statement, “But women will be saved through childbearing” means that: Actually, an ongoing restriction has been placed on all women because a woman, Eve, was found wanting in connection with the three reasons enumerated above, the childbearing-related curse placed on the same woman, Eve, though still affecting all women, cannot deprive them of salvation provided they embrace the same means through which even men are saved.


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