Keepers At Home

” When we remember how early and how constantly children behold the example of their parents—how lasting and mighty the influence which grows out of that relation—how it blends and becomes interwoven with the rudiments of their nature—it is manifest that the parent, more than any other creature being, has the molding of his offspring’s destiny for both worlds.

    No being, save God himself, can do as much as the parent, to purify the fountain of existence before it widens into the stream. In the family are daily and casually put in motion influences that will go on harming or benefiting, blasting or blessing through all time and eternity. Hence the importance of family religion. 

    Parents, you need not be positively irreligious in your families: just conceal your light, and without the invincible grace of God, you will give rise to trains of evil that will survive death and the shock of the Arch Angel’s trumpet. Let there be merely the absence of religion in your household, and we would not take your place at the judgment-seat for a thousand worlds.

    But, on the contrary, let your domestics see as well as hear religion—display before them the charms of a religious example—commence, carry on, and close the day with a consistent Piety, and you will deposit in the virgin soil of their souls the good seed of the Kingdom, which being warmed by the life-giving beams of the Sun of Righteousness, and refreshed by the dewy influences of the Holy Spirit, will, if not in your lifetime, after you are gone, produce the golden fruit of conversion and usefulness.

    Live thus, ye professing parents, and you will do more for the prosperity of this Republic than all of our armies, navies, and laws. In this way your households will become nurseries for the Church. My Brethren, for the sake of Christ’s honor, for the sake of the Church, of your Country, of your children’s deathless weal, and for your own sake, by all means, exhibit religion in your families.”

Minutes of the fifty-ninth anniversary of the Broad-River Baptist Association: held with Gilead Church, Union District, S. C.; Friday, October 14th, 1859, and days following (1859) Page 19

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Our desire is to encourage every woman, young or old, to walk in the center of God’s will and to delight in the role God has created her for.

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“The aged women likewise, that they be in behaviour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things;  That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,   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

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Feminism:  Women and Her Work by J.W. Porter(Historic Baptist), page 114

Subordination is one of the beautiful rays which flash from the glory of true womanhood.  Never was there a grander and graver mistake than to suppose that there is any humiliation in it, or that subordination means subjugation.  Jesus Christ subjected Himself to God; but was He degraded by It?  Did He not, in that subjection, work out the grandest glory for Himself and the world?  Away with the idea that woman, by being subjected to man is degraded.

Above Quote Referenced in Sermon Feminist Movement-Part 6 by Pastor Cooley

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“The women of my people have ye cast out from their pleasant houses; from their children have ye taken away my glory for ever.”  Micah 2:9

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