Joy Hardin Plays:
All songs out of copyright

Just Over in The
Glory Land
When I See the Blood
Glory To His Name
Higher Ground
Heavenly Sunlight
I would not be denied
My Saviour's Love
When We See Him
Kneel at The Cross
Sound the Battle Cry

I Know
My Saviour Cares
More About Jesus
Saved By the Blood
of the Crucified One
Oh How I Love Jesus
Each Day He Grows
Still Sweeter
Power in the Blood
Pass Me Not,
Oh Gentle Saviour

Rock of Ages
Walking By Faith
Trust and Obey
The Way of the Cross
Leads Home
Til the Storm is Past
Amazing Grace
Will Jesus Find
Us Watching?
Channels Only
The Comforter
Has Come
I am Resolved
No, Never Alone
[ Sing it along with
Joy Hardin ]

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The Alpha Male Wolf-- Model of many pastors and churches

A term originating from the animal kingdom, in which some species arrange individuals into a ranked order. For example in wolves, the pack order is split into two chains of command, one chain for the male, and one for the female. At the top of each chain is the 'Alpha' animal, and at the lowest of the chain is the 'omega' animal. Thus, the position of 'Alpha Male' means the male in charge of all the other males in his social group. This position can be seen being fought for, for example in school, by way of social interactions, group contests, or simply fighting to determine who is the 'hardest'.

The position of Alpha Male is seen as one of the most socially desirable (in wolves as well as humans) as having it enables a male to make decisions about how their social group/pack is run, to exact submission and obedience from subordinates, and generally to control things and boss others around at will. The power of the alpha male is matched only by that of the alpha female, who is just as in control as the alpha male is. Though in human society, individual ego and desire for authority often exclude the possibility of a partnership at the top.

Humans seem to have a remarkable tendency for aggregating ultimate authority to one (usually male) person. Little has changed from wolves to humans in this regard; humans still fight for the dominant position, but unlike wolves (continuing the example), who challenge for dominance and alpha status nonviolently using visual, auditory and smell clues, humans often get in bloody, protracted, and vicious fights/wars to determine who is the most powerful, and hence can dominate the rest of the pack. This can be regarded as one of the great failings of humanity, the desire for dominance and control and doing things one's own way destroying social ties to the extent fighting is necessary to enforce a social order, and that fighting actively harms, even kills, members of that social order.



This is another good discussion
of the wolf pack. You will see the similarity to many local church hierarchies. I note that the alpha male and female will even control the breeding of the pack. This is done in some Fundamental Bible believing churches as the pastor and his wife keep the saint exhausted with herding both sheep and goats that husbands and wives are too tired, or even separated from each other, so that they cannot "breed." The average Fundamental church pastor considers working at the church house and visitation far more important than making love. These pastors often have mistresses themselves. And, their mistress may well be YOUR wife sir. This was famously the case in a large church in northern Indiana.

If you feel like an omega wolf, have a look at yourself here.

Why are you putting up with this? Here are the words of your Lord and Master:

Do the following verses remind you of your pastor? If not, find new fellowship at once.

Psalms 103:8 The LORD is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy. 9 He will not always chide: neither will he keep his anger for ever. 10 He hath not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.

Psalms 103:13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the LORD pitieth them that fear him.

Exodus 34:6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,

Jeremiah 31:3 The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.

James 5:11 Behold, we count them happy which endure. Ye have heard of the patience of Job, and have seen the end of the Lord; that the Lord is very pitiful, and of tender mercy.



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