April 10, 2011

College article to mull over while I'm gone :)

Hey everyone! I thought I would repost this for you all, since I will be gone for a while. God Bless you All!
What's Wrong With Going to College?

This is going to be pretty long, but just hang in their with me.

There are a lot of young girls who think that the first thing that should come to your mind after you finish your basic education at high school is to run off to college. Let me start this report by saying, this is not true. The primary reasons behind this misconception are:

1, most parents think their daughter needs a good job that earns good money, and to do so, she needs to have a proper education, which cannot be gained by home schooling or other means.

2, Most people think that if you don’t attend a college you will never get a job and are therefore an outcast in some societies. First, we have to ask ourselves the question, why do I have to be this great person, have a career and be successful in the eyes of our modern culture? Let’s see what God has to say about the matter. “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) Let’s examine this verse; my usual question when I read just about any verse in the Bible is, what is God trying to say? The first thing I do when I have this question is go to my father and asked him what it means, after I know what it means I can write reports about what I have learned as I am doing so now. In this verse God is saying, first of all, that the older women needs to be in good behavior, not drunk with much wine, not gossipers (false accusers) and that they are knowledgeable about good biblical principles. The next thing He says is that the older, more learned women should teach the younger women. He wants the younger women of each generation to know how to: love their future husband, love their children, have good manners, be fully capable of taking of care of every aspect of home living, and to be willing to obey their own husband so the word of God will not be blasphemed.
Let’s take this verse one-step at a time.

1, the older women are to know godly principals and are to teach the younger women these topics.

2, He wants young girls to be sober, meaning to be in a clear state of mind, not drunk or under the influence of any other mood altering substances.

3, the next thing He says to young girls is that they are to love their husbands. To love a husband the way God wants us to, does not require the training that millions of young girls get from the following: dating, free sex, and being away from your father for very long periods of time, all of which are freely available at almost every college. To properly love a husband, you must train yourself, by serving your father in helping him accomplish his goals for most of your youth, as a young woman in your father’s home. It’s amazing how many different skills that can be acquired just by helping your father in every way you can.
The first book of the bible tells us that it is “not good” for man to be alone. He needs a helper. In fact he was designed by God to need a wife & helpmeet. Genesis 2:18 And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. That was Eve’s job, to help Adam. Since it is clear that men need a helper, wouldn’t it make sense that they have the most capable & skilled helper possible? So, it makes since that Eve would be very capable and skilled. I think we can all agree on that. But what was she supposed to do with these skills? She was supposed to pour all of her skills, talent and beauty into Adam. She was there for him. So, you have to ask yourself, are you going to run off to college to gain skills and knowledge that are going to be used to help another man in his vision, or are you going to train yourself in helping your father accomplish his vision while you are still at home? It’s a choice that every girl will face after finishing their high school education. If you do chose to stay at home helping your family, you will be criticized for it, people expect you to run to college, they don’t expect you to care about your father’s vision. But as a Christian girl that wants to make a difference, you might think that you will accomplish more by gaining a college education. But is that really true? Are you really fulfilling God’s plan for your life by going to college? God created a woman to never leave her father’s protection until the day that she marries; do you think that being away from him in a none Christian atmosphere for months on end is being under his protection? And how can you learn to be his servant and helper if he is far away? All of these questions you will face, so think about it now, and start helping your father now, rather than later. A few sentences ago, we mentioned the topic of “God’s plan for your life”. Let’s call that “God’s Will” for your life.
The following passage, in Paul’s first epistle to Timothy, clearly spells out “God’s will” for younger women: “I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully. 1Timothy 5:14
So, it seems quite clear that it’s God’s plan for young women to marry and raise children. And the bible even tells us what kind of children, in Malachi 2:15, he explains that one of the primary reasons that he created the husband and wife union was for them to have righteous, faithful Christian, God-fearing children. This desire of Gods is further amplified by the Prophet Isaiah, when he states: And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children. Isaiah 54:13
So, how are these children going to “get godly”? How are they going to be “taught of the Lord”? Whose lap will they sit on, to hear about the powerful miracles of Jesus, and who will read them the sweet little edifying stories, on their way to bed? And who will be there to protect them from the evil bombardments of this present world and it’s media? Who will help nourish their little, growing bodies with nutritious home cooked food, and not the processed garbage that most youth pour into their systems like a river. The answer is YOU! And who will mend their torn clothes, when they fall down while riding their bikes? YOU. So, you can see that it’s going take some training to be ready for this “helpmeet” job. Who will be there, throughout their little girls lives, to show THEM what a Christian mother “looks like”, and how to honor your husband, and how to cheerfully clean a bathroom, or do dishes, or iron clothes, or all the nuances of planting, nourishing and harvesting a garden, so that they will be able to have affordable fresh veggies for their husband in the years to come. The list goes on and on – but you can see, again that the mothering part of this helpmeet job is huge. So, as we get back to the point of this article, Will college help you get ready for this? Do they offer Christian Mothering 101, and 202 and 303? As we get back to our list in Titus chapter 2, of what the older women are to teach the younger women.

4, Love your children, that’s the next thing on the list. Love is something that is never ending; if you are one of God’s children he will love you forever (unless you fall into sin & do not repent, but that’s another topic.) Anyways, what I am trying to say is this, God said children, he didn’t say no children or child. He also says in other sections of the bible that children are a blessing from God to the wife and husband, Psalms 127:3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward. God wants us to have a very positive outlook on children and not try to get rid of them or to only have one and then say I’m done with this. God will give some women 10 children, while others only 1 or 2. The number doesn’t matter, just embrace whatever number of children God gives you. Unfortunately what a lot of young girls have done is get an abortion, which is murder. God created woman to have children, we should embrace this gift with open arms.

5, Here it tells women to be discreet. In other words God wants us girls to be decent, you know, not wild and untamed like so many college age girls are these days. And one of main reasons girls are like this is because they are around other girls that are very bad influences, and it will rub off badly on you and before you know it you are a child of the world and no longer a child of God.

6, Chaste, usually when this word is used the Bible it means that we are supposed to be chaste in conversation & dress. Meaning that we watch what we say and are slow to speak. Not a blabbermouth or into the latest gossip about so & so, or a showgirl in clothing. I will cover the topic of modesty in another section. Basically God wants young girls to watch what we say and when we do speak, it needs to be intelligent and well founded.

7, Keepers at home. What do you think college is doing for your homemaking skills and learning practical things that you will need everyday when you are married? Our society thinks that if you don’t have the proper education (which can only be gained at a college) you won’t be going anywhere in this world. I try to remind myself quickly that we just have to live in this world, not be a part of it. God’s original rule was that the girl would be protected by a man all her life. When a girl goes out from under her father’s protection, usually around the age of 17, 18 or 19, bad things almost always happen. Also, these are the tender years when character really develops in a young woman and she makes the transition between girl and woman. The environment you are in when this takes place will dramatically influence your behavior & beliefs for the rest of your life! This is not the time to be out with girls that have been trained by the ways of the devil and this world all their life and young men who may be physically attractive, but ultimately extremely dangerous to a young girl. Also in this stage of a girl’s life her hormones are going bonkers, and being around good-looking guys that are not interested in God is, well, not recommended.

8, one of the last sections of this verse tells us girls to be good. Think about that for a minute. What does good mean? To be in good obedience to your parents, good modest apparel, good attitude, and if possible not lose your innocence which is almost impossible when attending a college. Now, God did tell us that we aren’t perfect, Jesus was the perfect One, but he also said, “Be ye thou perfect,” We are going to fall and have temptations, but the stronger we are in Christ and character the less likely this will happen. Correct me if I’m wrong, but what kind of things will you be learning at college? If you are a Christian you are going to be constantly trying to walk the Jesus walk and learn and study things that will glorify Him. Do you think that the public school and even the Christian school systems really has your best interest in mind? Isn’t it interesting that they make sure that they tell us everything we need to know about sex, evolution and finding yourself. But if you look at what college has to offer and on the one side, and then you look at what skills you can gain by being in your father’s house helping him in his endeavors and learning real things that you will need after marriage. Does a young woman need a Business Degree, what do you think that’s for? To run off to work every morning and serve another man, not your husband, in his business endeavors. Also if a girl works she’s carrying the double curse. In the beginning, after the woman fell for Satan’s lie and ate the apple because she wanted to be like God, He gave Adam the curse of bearing the work load and providing for the family, and the curse he gave to the woman was bearing children. If a woman runs off to work she does not only have to bear children, take care of them and her husband, she also has to provide for the family by going to work in a environment, most of the time does not have the Christian based atmosphere in mind. It all goes back to what your personal goal is. If you want to be a ‘career woman’ or have a ‘ministry’ you are without a doubt carrying the double curse. God’s plan for young women is a beautiful, extraordinary thing but so many of us have decided that we don’t really need to train to be a wife and mother, and who really cares of you can’t cook that well, or sew, or take care of children etc. Every single one of these things you will face when you are married. As a young woman you need to study the bible, find out what God says to train on with your father and mother and practice these things.

Now, earlier I mentioned I was going to talk about modesty. This is a very important topic, the way a girl dresses says a lot about what kind of woman she is. If a young girl wears a tank top and short shorts, what kind of message do you think she is trying to send? Either she thinks that it’s just fashion, or she wants to get attention from guys, which (or should I say witch) is mostly the case. God says the way women dresses will mess with a guy’s head, and if you are responsible for some of that sin that he commits, you will carry some sin also. Matthew 5:28 But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart. It is a very dangerous thing to play with the way you dress. Unfortunately, a lot of girls don’t view it from this vantage point and are carrying a lot of sexual sin around. Even just the little things will make a guy think, when you wear a shirt and your bra sticks out of the corner, sometimes that triggers a reaction in a man’s mind. We really have to watch the way we dress, it is extremely important. What I’m trying to say is this, when you are getting ready in the morning to represent yourself to the world, think about choosing that long skirt and blouse, instead of that cute skin tight T-shirt and that pair of skinny blue jeans. Just think about it, do you feel differently depending on how you dress? I know I do. I feel more beautiful when I do chose that long skirt, instead of those tight blue jeans that don’t really fit anymore but you wear them anyways. You know what I’m talking about, choose the latter. Don’t be another slut, there are plenty of those, instead stand out and make people think, “she looks like a beautiful young lady” instead of, “wow, she’s hot” at some point you have to make the decision. It’s your choice, how do you want to be perceived by the world?


God Bless Texas, Prudence

6 comments:

~Miss Rose~ said...

Hey! Love your blog! It's really good, and I'm so happy that you got to post this. BRAVO! :D

In Christ,
~Miss Hannah Rose

Sarah Grace said...

Very well said. I coudl not agree with you more, Abigail.
~Sarah

Abigail Prudence said...

Sarah Grace ~ Thank you so much for reading this article. Very, very few people that have read this article have agreed with me, it's good to know that there are like minded young women out there!
God Bless you.


Signed, Anti College Fanatic, a.k.a. Abigail

Sarah Grace said...

No problem at all, Abigail--I enjoyed it. I agree, it IS good to know there are other young ladies who think this way! (I thought the same thing when reading your article!) God bless you too and I hope somebody will get something from your post.
In Christ,
~Sarah Grace

Jennifer said...

I have been to college and it was a great blessing to me. I'm praying fror a job soon.

Lucy said...

Hi there,

I think your blog is fascinating. I'm a UK journalist writing a feature for a teenage girl's magazine about the CPM. I'd love to know what inspires you to write your blog posts. My email is lpeden@panini.co.uk - if you email my address, could I reply with some questions?

Thanks
Lucy