Posted by: SandreS | October 12, 2009

The Church in Ruins (Brief Thoughts on II Timothy), Part 35

The Creepers

For of this sort are they who creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts (II Timothy 3:6).

Now, all of this – leading captive away from the home – is done in blatant disregard to Paul’s teaching, and it is done so under the guise of “godliness” (II Timothy 3:5). Just look around at all the “good,” “godly,” “great” work that is being done “for Christ” in Christendom. This is a “form,” an appearance, and things are not always as they appear. That is why those coming into the “houses” to lead out the silly women captive are creepers.

For of this sort are they who creep into houses …

The woman is the first line of the satanic attack to lead the church out of its natural habitat – the home – and into the religious system, captive. Therefore, from the satanic viewpoint, the woman is at the heart of the religious system – and her husband, with ring-in-nose, submissively follows suit! Remember the account of Genesis?

… And gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat (Genesis 3:6).

The whole system – even when it has male leadership – is designed to be an attack upon the God-ordained role of the head of the home. One brother has well stated, “I am the head of my household in the parking lot, and a child when I walk through the ‘church’ doors.”

We are reminded that “Babylon” is called “she” in Revelation chapter 18. It is a feminine system. Remove the woman’s presence, work and influence from the system, and it will die.

Perhaps for years, many of us would read verse six and scratch our heads, “What in the world is Paul talking about?” How wonderful context is! For, with context comes the floodlight of understanding, bringing the whole world of religion into focus!

Once again, the indictment in verse six is not so much against “silly women,” as it is against their rebellious, lazy and weak heads! It is time for us husbands to stop abdicating the divine responsibility that is ours. It is time to stop voluntarily taking our families “away” to be trained by the Gentile religious system. This is our responsibility, and it is one that cannot be delegated to others. Let’s repent of our failure to be the spiritual leaders of our homes. With Bible in hand, let’s bring our families back home, leading our wives and children in the Lord’s nurture and admonition.

(to be continued)

Clyde L. Pilkington, Jr.
Bible Student’s Notebook
© 2001, 2009 Bible Student’s Press

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