Do we believe in anything anymore?

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?

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4 thoughts on “Do we believe in anything anymore?

  1. A mysogynistic (a word I had to look up) religion puts power in men’s hands. Could the attraction be pride? Just a thought. True Christianity puts the power in God’s hands (though often through men’s hands). True Christianity is wholly the opposite of a mysogynistic religion, for a man who is a godly leader tenderly cares for and nourishes his wife, he softly and gently leads the children, he boldly but lovingly stands for the right. I believe what is largely missing is the individual’s relationship with Jesus. The world can only change one heart at a time. I believe one man truly standing in godly love, strength, and nobility is a power for good, an influence that cannot be checked nor denied. May the Lord bless each and every man who, in Christ’s power, seeks to make that stand.

    • Thank you for your comments.
      I don’t understand the attraction of Islam other than to recognize that there is evil in this world and as sinners, people are attracted to evil, but it was an honest question that I heard asked and it does seem attractive to a large number of men (and even women in an odd way) Please don’t misunderstand… I am not suggesting that we convert to such a system where women (or anyone for that matter) are treated horribly.
      Christ’s love for people was the epitome of sacrifice and the fact remains that He did call men to take action, be courageous, love their wives, train up their children… in short, be leaders.
      That’s my purpose: to encourage men to be holy, courageous leaders however God wishes to use me. I want that for myself and I want that for the church.

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