Men should stop treating feminists like ladies, and instead treat them like the men they say they want to be. [Phyllis Schlafly]
3 The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;4 That they 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.
Titus 2: 3-5
Let’s examine the phrase “keeper at home.” Some of what could be termed – New Age Bible Versions - have corrupted this passage to say something entirely different. Merely keeping a clean house – is not being a keeper at home. The keeper at home is something far greater than is commonly understood.
From the Greek, “keeper” in Titus 2 is translated from this word -
a watcher, warder, guardian
The same directive was given to Adam in the Garden of Eden – he was to
“keep” the garden. It means something a great deal more than pruning! The Cheribum was to “keep” the way of the Tree of Life. With a flaming sword, no less! The same charge is given to women for their homes. It has ever been the desire of Satan to destroy the family – and one of the ways he does this is by changing God’s Words. The NIV version changes “keepers at home” to -
to be busy at home
Think I am making too big of an issue over a few words? The change in context here is of gigantic proportion. That simple change, in the NIV, as well as others, has influenced Christians for the past generation, to abandon their children to the pagan shrines masquerading as schools, and thrust women into the unnatural role of competing with men. Even our seniors are being shuffled off to assisted living, because the “keeper at home” is not there to care for the elderly members of the family. I don’t agree with John Piper on everything, but his commentary here is extremely relevant:
As the keeper at home – you are the guardian of your family. You are to be ever watchful for the welfare of your home, and its occupants. There simply is no more important job in the entire world. No where, and I mean no where, in the Holy Bible, the inspired Word of God, is this incredible responsibility given to men. Not in thousands of years of recorded history.
When you begin each day. have this thought in mind. You are the watcher, warder, guardian of your home. Not a mere housewife! You are the chatelaine of your castle, with all the commensurate responsibilities. Don’t let the media, politicians, or someone close to you diminish you and your desire to be obedient to the Lord. Your home is a fortress against the outside world, and you are its keeper! And the world, under the influence of the evil one, will attack with as much vengeance as an invading army. He will try to break down your door, infiltrate through a weak spot, smoke you out, and catapult destruction over the wall. The war machines you see in the above illustration are nothing compared to what he has in his arsenal.
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.
Ephesians 6: 11
Ultimate Banana Bread!
1 3/4 cups white whole wheat flour
1 3/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
1 1/2 cups mashed, ripe bananas (usually three)
1/2 cup light olive oil
1/2 cup milk
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Spray 12 cup bundt pan with cooking spray. Combine all ingredients in large bowl. Stir just until blended. Pour into pan and bake at 350 degrees for 50 to 55 minutes. Cool in the pan for 15 minutes! (very important) Turn out onto rack to finish cooling.