I came across the following statement on the website Rough Cut Men:
The sad fact is that men in America’s churches today have hundreds of acquaintances and no real friends. We shake hands with many, yet know very few.
No wonder we’re suffering so many ills today. Because men have been so beaten down and demoralized by a society that want nothing to do with solid, positive masculine traits we’ve become totally afraid to be the kind of authentic, real men that God created us to be. In short, nobody has our back anymore.
Consider the words of King Solomon, the wisest man to ever live:
Two are better than one, because they have a good [more satisfying] reward for their labor; For if they fall, the one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up!” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10 AMP
Verse 12 continues…
And though a man might prevail against him who is alone, two will withstand him. A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
The results are legion. Because men have abdicated their rightful role in society and the family, the family unit is mocked and redefined by those who openly deride it, pre-teen and teenage girls have become more sexually promiscuous than ever, we pass laws that allow human life to be snuffed out for the sake of convenience and teenage boys from fatherless homes form criminal gangs to sell drugs and kill people. Moreover, we’ve allowed our schools and government to openly deny historical facts that point to the success of our founding as a nation. To shout or declare otherwise is to elicit a nuclear response from modern-day Pharisees.
I recently heard a question posed about Islam and the fact that so many men around the world today are attracted to a misogynistic, male-centric religion that it makes me wonder… what is it about Islam that men are willing to die for but for Jesus Christ and Christianity, men would rather watch sports on television or go fishing than dirty their hands or fight for something in which they believe?