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The “The Gospel of Ruth” as a Revelation of Today’s Church

There are lots of Christian books written by Christian women about empowering women in the Church using various examples of women in the Bible. One of those books is called "The Gospel of Ruth: Loving God Enough to Break the Rules" by Carolyn Custis James. In a recent review of the book Aimee Byrd wrote about Ruth and Boaz in a way that I think should cause all of us to stop and think. Commentators and theologians have long known how the story of Ruth and Boaz typifies allegorically Christ and the Church. I recommend Mitchell Chase's scholarly article A ...
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Biblical Manhood vs. Free Porn

Do Christian men care about biblical manhood? To put it succinctly, no. I pulled some keyword data from Google via their advertising system. Here's the stark reality of interest among men vs. women based on search term frequency in the USA:# times searched per month women of the bible - 27,100 bible studies for women - 14,800 proverbs 31 woman - 12,100 christian books for women - 3600 biblical womanhood - 390# times searched per month great men of the bible - 320 bible study for men - 590 iron sharpens iron - 18,100 mens bible study - 590 christian ...
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Why Men do not go to Church (1899) by Cortland Myers ★★

The imbalance of men vs. women in the Church was a painfully obvious thing by the end of the 19th century. Numerous Presidents were noted to be Christians but not interested in going to Church or becoming members while their wives did. This book misses the mark by miles. Taking in the low numbers of men compared to high numbers of women in attendance Myers asks the question, "Where are the men?" The correct question should be, "Why are there more women?" The answer I think is plain. The biblical doctrine of manhood and all its tenets were suppressed, forgotten, ...
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Founded in 2015, The True Man is the teaching branch of Northwester Ministries which is spearheading a new reformation in sexuality, relationships, marriage, and manhood in the modern Church in the Northwest and beyond. You can be an integral part of making this happen and get exclusive updates, benefits, and more by visiting our Patreon page and becoming a monthly donor. The time is urgent and we need your help. Please spread the word!

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are my ways your ways. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so my ways are higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
Isaiah 55:8-9

“A woman shall not wear a man’s garment, nor shall a man put on a woman’s cloak, for whoever does these things is an abomination to the LORD your God.”
Deuteronomy 22:5

“the word of the Lord is to them an object of scorn; they take no pleasure in it.”
Jeremiah 6:10b

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Matthew has been writing since 2002.

He grew up in Portland, OR in a broken, dysfunctional family. Today’s world is a brutal place for men. People are lovers of self, reckless, and dishonorable to their parents. Matt sat his entire youth through church unseen. He wasn’t supposed to make it. Like most others boys in his circumstance, he should have joined gangs, abused substances, used women, cursed the world around him, deemed himself entitled, and detested God. Instead, at age 10 he prayed for salvation.

As society grows in its trickery against the women and its tyranny against the boys, the young men, and the old men, pushing more and more of them over the edge to their own destruction, God has led Matt to set his face like emery harder than flint and fight back. This call was impossible to live up to in his paralyzed state so God put him through a spiritual version of a Navy SEAL hell-week in which he was dropped into the Valley of Death and left alone where he wouldn’t see the light of day, know the pleasures of life, enjoy companionship, or feel anything other than pain for the next decade (see Job 33:19-30). He would experience the most extreme physical pain (kidney stones) and soul pain bestowed on humankind. He would never win gainful employment beyond slaving away at the bottom of the barrel, marry, have kids, or own anything of real value. He’d sleep on garage floors and be homeless with no choice. Even when evangelizing in the sub-Sahara or smuggling Bibles in mainland China, God would have him do it literally on a few dollars a day and rice and sometimes, nothing. Christian men have forgotten that God wants to make soldiers out of men, not self-entitled, pampered whiners (Matt. 8:9-10, 2 Tim. 2:3).

To date, Matt has been around the world a dozen times, nearly 40 countries, paid for his own education in college and seminary, learned to read the Scriptures in Greek and Hebrew on his own, and authored two works on biblical manhood and womanhood consisting of over 700 pages, 222,000 words, sourcing hundreds of articles and books, and thousands of hours of research and writing over ten years–the equivalent of two PhD dissertations–each with no funding, no commissioning, and no publishing contracts. Because the only approval and help you need to do such things is God’s.

Matt in Ephesus in 2002 when he started writing.

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Read his personal story, The Long Road to Manhood.