If They Continue

1Timothy 2:13-15 For Adam was first formed, then Eve. And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. Notwithstanding she shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety. 

‘For Adam was first formed, then Eve.’ This is Paul’s reason for stating the headship (not rulership) of men (2:11-14; 2Cor. 11:3).

By Adam (not Eve) came physical death, which is a result of the eternal-death penalty for sin (1Cor. 15:22). This death passed upon all people (Rom. 5:12-21). Adam was with Eve in the garden and therefore without excuse. He should have spoken up and protected his mate and his dominion. His duty was to cultivate and keep (preserve) the garden from all intruders (Gen. 2:15). “Keep” is from the Hebrew shamar, meaning to hedge about, guard, protect (Gen. 3:24; 6:19-20; 7:3; 17:9-10; 18:19; 28:15, 20; Ps. 17:8).

‘Shall be saved in childbearing, if they continue in faith and charity and holiness with sobriety.’ She shall be saved from dying during childbirth if she remains godly. Childbearing does not save the soul. Even to be saved from dying in childbirth is not promised unless a woman continues in four things: [1] Faith – something we must continue in; be grounded in; be settled in and not move away from our hope in eternal life (Col. 1:23). [2] Love – that consists of patience, kindness, generosity, humility, courtesy, unselfishness, good temper, righteousness and sincerity (1Cor. 13:4-8). [3] Holiness – everyone should know how to possess his vessel in sanctification and honour (1Thess. 4:3-5,7). [4] Sobriety – clothed in proper and modest attire (2:9).

One must continue in these things to have the assurance of continued physical life, and the same is required for eternal life. Even with this promise, the benefits must be appropriated by faith.

2 thoughts on “If They Continue

  1. Great post! I found the explanation of the headship of men very interesting. In your opinion, how can the principle of headship be applied in today’s society where there is much emphasis on equality and fairness between men and women?


    1. Good day

      I tend not to give an opinion except through Biblical justification, too many opinions are out there already and very few contain an ounce of truth. As the Words say in Galatians 3:28:  There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. It does not however take away the fact that the husband stays the head (not the boss) in marriage and all commands given in Ephesians 5:22-33 must be adhered to for those in Christ. I tend not to expect others to follow these commands, for they were written for those who believe the gospel and follow Christ, for those whose faith is in Him.


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