"A mention of this verse on Jesus Creed got me looking for other commentary from Orthodox Christians on it. I know that the Orthodox take this both figuratively as referring to the work of the Theotokos in bearing Christ, and literally in teaching that the inherent self-sacrificial love of motherhood births Christ both in the mother and in others. These are really two aspects of the same thing. What the Theotokos did, we must all do- take in the life of Christ and bear Him in our lives.
Protestantism is uneasy with such comfortable handshakes of allegory and the literal."
Gina, Women will be saved through childbearing
These words are still ringing in my consciousness.
1 Timothy 2:15 says women can be saved through childbearing.
How so? I ask. Gina answers the question. However, in consideration of childbearing happening through marriage, the sacrament of marriage that is...
It gives good argument in support of Marriage actually being a sacrament - sacrament being defined as more than just an "ordination" as Protestantism likes to define it. A Sacrament in the sense that it is a vehicle in which God's Grace is manifested.
If Holy Matrimony truly is "Holy Mother-making" this all falls into place.
What profound thoughts. Parenthood by necessity becomes a vocation.
I'd love to expand on these thoughts further. Does any of you have thoughts on this?