There is a narrative that is drilled into our heads everyday by pop-culture, the media, hollywood, and even people in our own circles.
The broad summary of the narrative is this: All men are pretty much alike and they all live and behave in the same way.
I suspect that I’m not alone in my belief that the world’s idea of what a real man is couldn’t be more flawed.
As a Christian man, I want to expose the world’s notion of manhood for what it is, a lie.
I also want to encourage brothers in Christ everywhere to live out authentic manhood in the end times.
Before we dig in, I want to address sisters in Christ.
We know you as wives, moms, daughters, sisters, aunts, and friends. As you read this article for men, please understand it is meant to encourage you as well. The world tells you the same pack of lies about men.
As believers, we know this isn’t the truth. The continuous defamation of the roll and character of men is unrelenting. Please remember that we need your prayers, support, and encouragement.
Wives please pray for your husbands.
Moms please pray for your sons.
Grand moms please intercede for your Grandsons.
Aside from the Lord, Bible believing women are the greatest asset we have.
If you are a Christian teenage young lady or young woman, please remember that you belong to the Lord. Christian guys are your brothers.
Be an example of kindness, modesty, and true beauty that is so rare and hard to find these days. You will be such an encouragement to your brothers in Christ.
"But understand this, that in the last days there will come times of difficulty. For people will be lovers of self, lovers of money, proud, arrogant, abusive, disobedient to their parents, ungrateful, unholy, heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good, treacherous, reckless, swollen with conceit, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having the appearance of godliness, but denying its power." 2 Timothy 3:1-5
Men, we live in dark days and the onslaught of evil is growing by the day. I began to notice this defaming of the roll of men start in the 1970s and it really took hold in the 1980s.
Now in the last decade or so, it seems like an all out frontal assault on men. Hollywood for the most part, likes to portray men as poorly mannered, sex crazed, egotistic, bumbling idiots.
Thinking of television in just the past few years or so, men have been portrayed like goofballs in shows such as: Married With Children, Friends, Everybody Loves Raymond, and The King of Queens to name just a few.
Think about the men the actors in these shows portray. They are usually very immature, self absorbed, simple minded, and foolish. The husband and father on these shows is reduced down to having the same intellect as a side show clown. I have news for Hollywood, the world doesn’t dictate how Christian men should live, only Jesus can do that.