Is manhood a glory?

Since the Industrial Revolution manhood has been in a significant decline. For the last fifty years it has been under significant attack. Fierce anger, deep depression, severe anxiety, profound weakness, virtual fantasy realities, addiction, and suicide have become ‘the norm’ among men.

Meanwhile, the Church failed to adequately respond to the crisis. In fact, the truth be told, she contributed to it. She wiped clean the Bible of its gender-specific language, told men they were equal to women, and tucked away out of sight one of the most important doctrines any man could ever learn in their life.

Strong is a groundbreaking book that explores in-depth what the Bible really has to say about men. It‘s a no-holds-barred, long-overdue mandate for the Church to come out and be separate (2 Cor. 6:17).

With over 1000 scriptural references, countless historical references from Plato to Karl Marx, and a close examination of the Greek and Hebrew texts, Strong is not just another fashionable book for men. It’s a fresh take on truth in a postmodern, egalitarian, upended world.

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References and Scriptures

The Manhood Crisis

  • Men Are The Problem
  • The Deconstructed Man
  • The Male Social Deficit
  • Lost Boys and Murder-Suicide
  • Men, Church, and a Prophecy
  • The Struggle for the Church
  • The Politically Correct Bible
  • Alone
  • Men are Called to Greatness
  • Strength vs. Cowardice
  • The Blessing of Strength
  • Reflection

Who You Are

  • The Head and the Dirt
  • From One Man
  • Stages of Manhood
  • The Truine Man: Spirit, Soul, and Flesh
  • Jacob Wrestles with God
  • Strength Does Not Mean Authority
  • A Man’s Purpose
  • Male and Female: Complementary, Interconnected, and Interdependant
  • You’re (Not) Born a Man
  • Identity: Leader, Protector, and Provider
  • Identity: Father
    • The Seed of Adam
    • The Seed of Abraham
    • The Seed of the Word
    • The Father’s Name
    • A Name Better Than Sons and Daughters
  • Identity: Husband
  • Identity: Fighter
    • The Warrior Spirit
    • Physical Muscle is also God’s Design
    • The Battle of Faith
  • Identity: Brother
  • Reflection

How to Be

  • Brotherhood is Crucial
  • Gird Up Your What?
  • A Stable, Steady Heart
  • A Heart of Boldness
  • Fear Not the Man
  • Be a Man of Your Word
  • Be Money-Smart
  • Anger and Aggression
    • Be Slow to Anger
    • Avoid Unrighteous Anger
    • Cultivate Righteous Anger
  • The Anger of the Lord
    • The “Eye for an Eye” Precept
    • The “Turn the Other Cheek” Mandate
    • The “Eye for an Eye” Fulfillment
  • The Paradox of Suffering
    • You Will Suffer as a Christian
    • Suffer Well
    • The Furnace of Affliction
  • Reflection

What to Do

  • Just Say No to Passivity
  • Work?
  • How a Man is Designed to Work
  • Live Sacrificially
  • Fight Peacefully
    • Warrior for God
  • War, Violence, and Your Cheek
  • Spiritual Wickedness
  • The Honor of Man
    • The Monster Lurking at Every Man’s Door: Sin and Shame
    • How to Die for God
  • Love Your Wife and Children
    • Seek Understanding
    • Guide Your Family
    • Discipline Your Children in Love
  • Seek Out Your Path
    • The Secret of Singleness of Purpose is Community
  • Men of Responsibleness
    • Examples of Irresponsibility
    • Examples of Responsibility
    • Don’t Avoid Responsibility
  • Honor Your Father and Mother
  • Defend the Cause of the Fatherless
  • Mastery and Skill
    • Being a Man of Something
    • Jesus, our Example
  • Treat Women with Respect
    • Spreading the Corners of Our Garments
    • Oneness
    • Adultery
  • Reflection

God’s Manly Attributes

  • God the Builder
  • God the Gardener
  • God the Husband
  • God the Warrior
  • God the King
  • God the Father

Moving Forward

  • The 60/40 Question
  • The Solution

Is womanhood a glory?

What saith the Scriptures about women? Like he made the sun and the moon, God so made the man and the woman. From their glory they fell, this we know. But to what glory has Christ redeemed them? Are they returned to their former glories or are they transformed into something else altogether? Or did they both become like the moon? Or did they both become like the sun?

One thing that stands out in Scripture is that all instruction and admonishment to women was given by men. And not just mere men but men of faith. The Scriptures call women not to look up to men but to men of faith, the sons of God. God refers to the woman as “the desire of a man’s eyes.” (Eze. 24:16,25) As the sun gives the light to the moon and the moon reflects the light of the sun, men gave women their sense of meaning. “For she was taken out of man” (Gen. 2:23, 1 Cor. 11:8). In one case a man passed on instruction—or an oracle to be exact—which he learned from his mother, the famous Proverbs 31 woman. From Adam to King Lemuel to Jeremiah to Jesus to Paul to Peter scriptural instruction was always from a man of faith. This is a bone of contention for feminists since they will point to exactly this as a proof that men have always been trying to control women. But closer study shows, overwhelmingly, that the Scriptures don’t oppress the woman, they liberate and redeem her. It is the world and its tsunamis of social fashion, consumerism, temptations to wealth and power, idle comforts, and materialism that do the woman grave injustice—leaving her disillusioned and oppressed worse than ever, and ultimately buried in ignominy and sadness. Men who don’t care that women are driving themselves into an abyss of self-destruction are the real misogynists. They are sons of the first Adam, enslaved to corruption.

The Apple

  • “Did God Really Say…?”
  • “God is Dead, Nature is Rigged”
  • “Men are the Oppressors, Women are the Oppressed”
  • Atheism, Matriarchy, and the Loss of Soul
  • The New World Religion

The Man Cave

A Hero is A Servant

  • Jesus Teaches Martha

The Bible’s Value of the Woman

  • The Qur’an
  • The Tao Te Ching
  • Confucian Books
  • The Hindu Texts
  • Buddhist Sutras
  • Indigenous Stories
  • The Bible
  • Jesus and Women
  • Wisdom
  • ἀγάπη, Love
  • πραΰς, Gentle
  • ἡσύχιος, Quiet
  • ἀσθενής, Weak
  • κεφαλή, The Head
  • ἐξουσία, Authority
  • The Woman and Her Hair

The Bible’s Identity of the Woman

  • His Name, Her Glory
  • The Soul
  • Appearance as Symbol of the Soul
  • עָדָה, Adorned
  • חֶפְצִי־בָהּ, Hephzibah
  • The Triune Woman

The Female Social Credit

  • The Sin of Shaming

An Examination of Suffering: Job vs. Naomi

When Men are Pro-Choice

Women’s Role in the Church

  • Inequalities are Real
  • Why Women Cannot Rule
  • With Regards to the Flesh
  • The Curse of the Fall or, The End of the World

Conclusion: Reviving Honor