Pretty Little Gentlemen and Angry Women Part 1

“If you will describe yourself as a pretty gentleman, I shall find nothing in the Bible wherewith to comfort you; but as long as you have black words and condemning words wherewith to daub yourself, I feel that you are Christ’s man…”

 

An excerpt from The Complete Works of C. H. Spurgeon, Volume 36: Sermons 2121-2181.

 

download (7)How many pretty gentlemen do we have in the church today? Never mind the world, as they are supposed to be messed up, deceived and running around blinded and dead in their sins. But we are being inundated by pretty, effeminate men climbing into the pews and seats of authority all over Christianity. These men are delicate, soft, glamorous. They speak nothing of the men of yesteryear who were strong, bold, courageous.

You may shy away from this sort of criticism because it seems normal for you to see such men dolled up and looking beautiful, but if you are middle age and older you remember a time where this wasn’t so.

If you walk through the grooming section of your local drug store, you will undoubtedly see the usual shaving creams, safety razors, deodorant and the like. However, along with the usual old-fashioned toiletries, you will now see a large selection of face putties, under-eye creams, wrinkle erasers and worse.

Society is training its boys to be pretty and delicate, and this horrid philosophy has crept into the church and made the so-called men snowflakes.

I have seen this in sports as well. I catch baseball and hockey highlights from time to time, and when someone gets hurt or hurts someone else, these men tend to fall apart. I watch in shock as the athlete wanders around, head in hands, getting hugs from his teammates, crying and shaking from the horror of it all. I see soccer (football in Europe) players drop like someone shot them when they get pushed or knocked over.

This is a disturbing trend I have found permeating the world. Men are quickly becoming cry-babies!

 Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary on the Definition of the word Effeminate.

 

1. (a.) Having some characteristic of a woman, as delicacy, luxuriousness, etc.; soft or delicate to an unmanly degree; womanish; weak.

2. (a.) Womanlike; womanly; tender; — in a good sense.

3. (v. t.) To make womanish; to make soft and delicate; to weaken.

4. (v. i.) To grow womanish or weak.

What does the Bible have to say about this sort of man?

1 Corinthians 6:9
Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind (homosexuals)…

No longer do we see the loggers, sailors, and miners of yesteryear who were tougher than nails, working, struggling against all odds, standing up against the evil powers of the world. Now we see men talking about relationships, emotions, and male bonding.

I look to the Bible for most of my examples and this is one occasion where the Bible can be used for evidence. Look back into the Old Testament and you see Abraham and Moses. Tough, leading armies against the enemies of God. You see David, a slayer of thousands. You go to the New Testament and see John the Baptist. Nothing pretty or delicate here. Then you see the Champion of our Faith, Jesus of Nazareth. Glamorous and polished? Not a chance. Paul the Apostle? Nope. Peter? Are you kidding?!

The Bible is full of men who were strong and rugged. Courageous and bold. Standing up for truth, defending what was right no matter the consequences.

Remember Peter and John in Acts 4? They stood courageously against the religious leaders and refused to be quiet. They were going to preach the Gospel come hell or high water and it didn’t matter one iota what the consequences were.

How about Stephen? He was stoned to death preaching the Gospel.

The Apostle Paul?

2 Corinthians 11: 23. Are they ministers of Christ? (I speak as a fool) I am more; in labors more abundant, in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft. 24 Of the Jews, five times received I forty stripes save one. 25 Thrice was I beaten with rods, once was I stoned, thrice I suffered shipwreck, a night and a day I have been in the deep; 26 In journeyings often, in perils of waters, in perils of robbers, in perils by mine own countrymen, in perils by the heathen, in perils in the city, in perils in the wilderness, in perils in the sea, in perils among false brethren; 27 In weariness and painfulness, in watchings often, in hunger and thirst, in fastings often, in cold and nakedness.

Did Paul cower and lay in the corner in a fetal position hoping Oprah had the answer? No. He kept going. He poured himself out for the Gospel and when he was finally killed, he left this earth with nothing more to give.

What happened?! Where are these men? Where are the leaders and warriors of the faith? 

I read of men and hear it throughout my day where men have arguments or go through trials and they break down and run to their drugs, games or some sort of fantasy to help them cope. No longer do men stand strong in faith and the assurance that God is sovereign and is leading them through the valley of their lives. No longer do men humble themselves before God and pray. They run to Google for their answers. They allow the world or their aggressive, feminist wives to dictate what they should do. This is a modern-day atrocity that can only spell ruin for future generations.

What is happening in the church today is symptomatic of what I am seeing. The feminist movement has marched in and taken over. We see it all the time in the church and because women are being trained to take charge and “be the man“, the men have backed down and kept quiet.

Why? Because parents have dropped the ball. Because parents in my age group are a product of the no-discipline philosophy. They were raised with no correction in their homes and now they have passed it on to their children.

I see it with my wife and her piano students. Children today cannot take criticism. They don’t even know what “NO” means! If my wife tries to correct something in regards to their piano playing they whine and cry and pound the piano in frustration and anger.

If these children are being raised to run the home and get away with whatever they want, what will happen when they are grown up? If children today do not have godly, old-fashioned role models to copy, they’ll copy media, video games, music stars and the like.

I see families where the mom is trying to fill both roles. What happens? Their children, many times decide to embrace a homosexual lifestyle. The same goes with dad trying to be mom. The family has been attacked on all sides and the children are the victims.

I see parents teaching boys to dress up like glamour girls and girls to be men. I see boys feathering their hair and wearing skinny jeans with their delicate ankles showing and girls driving dump trucks.  The whole core of the family has been twisted around and perverted.

Abhishek-Bachchan-in-Bol-Bachchan-380This reverberates straight through into the church, where the pastor dares not mention sacrifice, sin, and hell. Instead, he tells a story full of emotion and emphasizes relationships and staying relevant to the world. All the while the enemy stalks through the sheep-fold unmolested.

The church is supposed to reflect Christ and His teachings. Islam understands this. Buddhism understands this. Talk to any religion out there and they all get this. Their religion reflects its founder.

Why doesn’t Christianity? 

6 thoughts on “Pretty Little Gentlemen and Angry Women Part 1

  1. Thank you. A very interesting and (in the main) accurate appraisal of a modern-day fulfilment of prophecy, equating to St. Paul’s prediction “They will exchange the Truth of God for a lie” (Romans 1.) So, the Good News is that this phenomenon of male/female role reversal represents a very important “Sign of the Times,” pointing towards Christ’s imminent Return (“imminent” strictly meaning that theoretically it COULD happen at ANY time.)

    My second point is that this well-written piece reminds me of Elijah saying to God “I’m the only one left (genuine prophet that is)” to which God replied “Not so, for I have SEVEN THOUSAND others like you who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” These 7000 were kept hidden by God throughout Israel, awaiting God’s time to be revealed publicly. Just so, by the same PRINCIPLE, I believe that God has THOUSANDS of men who “love not their lives unto death” hidden away across the U.S.A. and Great Britain, just waiting for GOD, not man, to call them into the open.

    St. Paul said that whole of Creation is “groaning for the sons/daughters of God to be REVEALED.” May that time happen a.s.a.p. In Christ’s invincible Name. Amen.

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  2. Thank you for these kind words. It sure seems like men like me and my boys are few and far between but yes, God has a remnant even in this area, doesn’t He? Romans 1 always come back to me where God abandoned those who turned their backs on Him and worshiped the creature instead of Him. He gave them over to homosexuality as a punishment for their rebellion, and this is what we are seeing today.

    May God be glorified even in the turmoil we see in the world today. He’s sovereign and nothing is beyond His power.

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  3. Paul, these words reverberate throughout western evangelicalism. Churches are often soft and pastors refuse to call sin what it is. Now, many churches (due to lack of teaching and lack of personal Bible study) are embracing the LGBT community as acceptable behaviors.

    Yet, God sits in the heavens and laughs. He will not be mocked and righteous judgment is coming. It does not matter if every abomination is made legal in every country of the world, the world will stand fully against the commands of Scripture.

    Yes, I believe that we should welcome people into our meetings where we worship God. However, if they are comfortable sitting in their seats unrepentant, then they are not hearing the true Gospel being proclaimed.

    Thank you for the article and I look forward to reading the next part.

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  4. Bryan,

    The fact that God still has a remnant has also been of great encouragement to my family and I down through 25 years of ministry. We realized early on that solid truth that calls for change is not popular and will exact a high cost from those willing to take a stand.

    I believe that we are in for a time of great tribulation and that we are a far cry from a Bride who is seeking to make herself ready for the return of the King.

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  5. Thank you, Mark. This means a lot coming from you. As I have said before ad nauseam (at least for those who don’t agree with me), the mainstream church is mostly composed of false-converts. People who have prayed a canned prayer once or twice and asked Jesus into their hearts, and because the Holy Spirit wasn’t in it, they go back to their lives as if nothing happened. Thinking they are Christians now, they go to church and act like a doctor Jeckel and Mr. Hyde sort of character and live a double life.

    It’s no wonder then why there is no power to keep any of this filth out of the church and why so many pastors and leaders are falling. It’s inevitable.

    God is sovereign and will have His way. Even when the rebellious shake their fist at God and state that they will run their own life, they are still following His preordained plan. Either way, God is justified and glorified.

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