What Is The OTHER Gospel?

Leviticus 11:37-39 (New King James Version)
New King James Version (NKJV)
Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.

37And if a part of any such carcass falls on any planting seed which is to be sown, it remains clean. 38But if water is put on the seed, and if a part of any such carcass falls on it, it becomes unclean to you.

    39"And if any animal which you may eat dies, he who touches its carcass shall be unclean until evening.

Our passage study today is taken from:

1 Tim 2:15
Nevertheless she will be SAVED in childbearing if they continue in faith, love, and holiness, with self-control.

Exactly what does the above passage teach?  Some bible interpretations include the idea that there is some type of Sainthood associated with the fact that women are to have children.  The word "saved" is the same word used in reference to salvation in other verses such as:

1 Thessalonians 2:16
forbidding us to speak to the Gentiles that they may be SAVED, so as always to fill up the measure of their sins; but wrath has come upon them to the uttermost.

However, if we look at the complete context, the verses preceding 1 Tim 2:15:

1 Tim 2:8-14
8     I desire therefore that the men pray everywhere, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting;
9     in like manner also, that the women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with propriety and moderation,
       not with braided hair or gold or pearls or costly clothing,
10   but, which is proper for women professing godliness, with good works.
11   Let a woman learn in silence with all submission.
12   And I do not permit a woman to teach or to have authority over a man, but to be in SILENCE.
13   For Adam was formed first, then Eve.
14   And Adam was not DECEIVED, but the WOMAN being DECEIVED, fell into transgression.

This idea of deception goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden where we find that the "Fundamental Sin Nature" of the woman is DECEPTION:

Gen 3: 13
13  And the LORD God said to the woman, "What is this you have done?"
      The woman said, "The serpent DECEIVED me, and I ate."

Thought Question:  What is the "Fundamental Sin Nature" of the man?

2 Timothy 3:6
For of this sort are those who creep into households and make captives of GULLIBLE WOMEN women loaded down with sins, led away by various lusts,

To fully finish the context in the above verse, we must note that the Apostle Paul is speaking of evil men who are out to deceive.  The word "women" as used here is a type of a metaphor for "one who is deceived or being deceived".  Later on in the chapter Paul says :

2 Timothy 3:13
But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, DECEIVING and BEING DECEIVED.

Ok, so what is the idea behind the verse that she will be SAVED in childbearing?  Well, what the Apostle Paul is getting at is that since a woman has a tendency toward deception, then this deception would multiply through the woman as the generations pass to such a degree that the Word of God (the Gospel) would become so distorted that it COULD NOT SAVE.  In other words, if it were possible that women produced only women through childbearing, their opportunity for salvation would ultimately disappear.  However, since men are produced through childbearing and man is not prone to this DECEPTION tendency, the Gospel of Christ will remain intact:.  Although we know from the Pauline epistles that the Gospel amid those who do pervert the Gospel, such that there will always be a Gospel that SAVES...

Romans 1:16
For I am not ashamed of the GOSPEL of Christ: for it is the POWER of God unto SALVATION to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Unfortunately, just because men are not normally deceived, striving and contending for the Gospel exists even under the teaching domain of the man because of man's sin nature.  Man's sin nature will disobey the voice of God and will deliberately plot and distort the Gospel by various techniques including the avenue of DECEPTION:

Ephesians 4:13-14
13   Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the
       measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
14   that we should no longer be children, tossed to and fro and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the
       trickery of men, in the cunning craftiness of DECEITFUL plotting

First of all, what is this idea of the women keeping silence?  After all, the same requirement is given by the Apostle Paul in I Corinthians:

I Cor 12:34-38
34  Let your women keep SILENT in the churches, for they are not permitted to speak; but they are to be submissive,
      as the law also says.
35  And if they want to learn something, let them ask their own husbands at home; for it is shameful for women
      to SPEAK in CHURCH.
36  Or did the word of God come originally from you? Or was it you only that it reached?
37  If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are
      the commandments of the Lord.
38  But if anyone is ignorant, let him be ignorant.

Now we know, what is behind the idea of women keeping silent in the churches.  This is a requirement that the Church is to follow.  It does not mean that a woman in the pulpit is at that very moment distorting the word of God, but it does mean that she is not to do it.  In fact, it my conviction that many people can be and are being saved under the teaching of the woman.

Observing on television the thousands of men sitting under the teaching of a woman is a shame to them.  However, we should not look with disdain and rejection on this phenomena or go to war over it, because Paul sums it up by saying that when a man desires to let the woman handle the Word of God with authority over himself, that HE is IGNORANT of the Word of God:

I Cor 12:34-38
37  If anyone thinks himself to be a prophet or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things which I write to you are
      the COMMANDMENTS of the Lord.
38  But if anyone is IGNORANT, let him be IGNORANT.

Did you answer correctly the Thought Question:  What is the "Fundamental Sin Nature" of the man?  Referring back to Genesis we find that the Fundamental Sin Nature of man is DISOBEDIENCE, whereby for woman, it is DECEPTION.

Gen 2:15-17
15  Then the LORD God took the MAN and put him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it.
16  And the LORD God COMMANDED the MAN, saying, "Of every tree of the garden you may freely eat;
17  but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil YOU SHALL NOT  EAT, for in the day that you eat of it
      you shall surely die."

Gen 3:17
17  Then to Adam He said, "Because you have heeded the voice (i.e. DISOBEYED MY VOICE) of your wife, and
      have eaten from the tree of which I COMMANDED you, saying, "YOU SHALL NOT EAT of it':

The New Testament confirms this idea of DISOBEDIENCE of the man:

Rom 5:19
For as by one MAN'S DISOBEDIENCE (Adam) many were made sinners, so also by one Man's obedience (Christ) many will be made righteous.

Of course, this is not to say that in all cases, only women are deceived.  For indeed a woman can disobey.  But our Lord is revealing the history of our inherent fundamental sin nature.  It might be said and is my conviction that when a man is deceived, it is by his own DISOBEDIENCE that he is deceived, and not on gullibility alone...

Looking back, a very common scenario in high school and later, was when a young woman was overcome by the smooth talking verbiage of a young man unworthy of her affection, while her friends plead with her to realize what sort of guy he really is.  She would have a tendency to be deceived more so on his WORDS than otherwise.  Tends to happen  that the woman is deceived more often than when a guy is deceived by a woman.  The crime scenes are another example where generally speaking, the woman is usually the accomplice to the foolish schemes developed by the man.  Anyway, just by observation, we see that these situations are grounded in our fundamental sin nature which goes all the way back to the Garden of Eden.

Just for your info, I had pondered the subject passage many years ago and had been praying about the interpretation of the verse.  One night while just driving around town in Houston, Tx while working a job down there, I just happened to tune across a radio station where some Pastor was discussing this very passage.  I don't recall his name, but he put me on the right track in regards to the interpretation of the passage in direct answer to prayer...  God does work in marvelous ways.