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THE FEMINIZATION OF CHRISTIAN MEN
By Steve Van Nattan
modern New Age culture has given us two generations of ladylike men,
START AT PART ONE-
You will not like the following treatment of Jesus Christ if you are a man who is managed by a woman. The following is the non PC Jesus.
I introduce to you a man who has calloused hands from working for many years in a carpenter's shop. He is a man who can, according to historians, turn over stone tables weighing 1200 pounds. He is a man who knows where the fish are in the lake. He is a man who thunders at heretic preachers and calls them nasty names. He is a man who, when 12 years old, had such a command of theology that he held the doctors of theology in awe for three days straight. He is a man who intentionally refused to defend himself so he could die for his friends. He is a man who carried all the penalty for sin for his friends, and then never asked them to thank him. And, this man, before he left town and his friends behind, told them, "Get a sword." He told his male friends to be defenders and use violence if necessary. He is a man who, when he does return to town, will come with a roar, riding hard on a white horse, and with a sword in his hand. This man, one day down the road, will blow up the whole world and the universe in white hot fire, and start over.
This is the man who is intensely hated by 95% of all Christendom, and feminists regularly mock and degrade his memory and his teachings. This is the man who is the model for masculinity for YOU, sir.
The Manly Tenderness of Jesus Christ
Being tender hearted today is seen as a feminine trait. BAH! Being tender hearted is a male trait just as much as it is a female trait. In fact, the tenderness of men has a manly twist to it, and only a feminazi and her sissy cur dog husband could miss the point.
To further complicate this nonsense of men having a feminine side, there are now Bible teachers who claim that, "Jesus had a feminine side." This is blasphemy. Jesus was 100% male. The teacher will then claim that he is not saying that Jesus was both male and female. He will claim that Jesus simply showed feminine traits. This too is hog wash.
These false teachers miss the point entirely. When a man is tender hearted or sensitive, he is not being female. He is projecting tenderness out of his masculinity. And, the tenderness projected by a man is almost always distinguishable from the tenderness projected by a lady. When a man actually does show tenderness or sensitivity in a distinctly female way, it is because he has been feminized by society, his parents, his wife, or by false teaching at church.
David Murrow, a man who has done a great deal of good in exposing the feminizing of men in the Church, has bought into this line of bull that Jesus, and YOU, sir, can have a female side. Tony Campolo teaches this also. Jesus was not a hermaphrodite. Hermaphroditus was a Greek god who was both male and female. READ THIS This is the mental picture a Christian can get from hearing this teaching of Jesus and his female side. David Murrow started out to be very useful to the Lord's Church in exposing the feminization of Christian men, but he essentially stepped into a position of heresy when he decided to teach that Jesus had a feminine side.
For purposes of this article, and this journal, Jesus was both strong and tender. He was both Boss Man and merciful. But, as with you if you are not feminized, Jesus' tenderness and mercifulness was projected from a 100% male persona. This is what is missing in Christian men, pastors, and denominational leaders and college instructors today. I know a pastor is a sissy if he teaches this heresy. And, you are a fool to continuo to let your family sit under the teaching of a pastor who teaches that Jesus had a feminine side.
The femininized Jesus is a faggot from the Whore Church of Rome. What is it about that statement that you do not understand?
You will never be much of a man unless you are both masculine and tender hearted. We have an abundance of arrogant self-loving slobs in this world, but manly men with a heart are rare. I want to show the balance in Jesus between his tender side and his manly side. And, to hell with "the feminine side of Jesus." A man is all man, even when he is weeping, or when he is rocking his baby to sleep. I hate this modern notion that men have a feminine side, and just as evil, that woman have a masculine side. The point is, IT IS MANLY TO BE TENDER HEARTED, and that is not feminine when found in a man.
When you see a breeder bull nuzzle his calf, do you suddenly decide the bull is being a cow?
We had a jack ass and jinny ass on our property here in Texas to keep the weeds and brush eaten down. They had a colt, and things went well. The jinny tended to guard the colt from the jack, but the jack never showed aggression toward the colt. The jinny died one day. The jack father took over and became affectionate toward the colt. This did not make any of us come to the preposterous conclusion that the jack ass was part female after all. So, in talking about the tender side of Jesus, you are a devil if you imagine that Jesus had both a male and female personality.
Mark 5:21 And when Jesus was passed over again by ship unto the other side, much people gathered unto him: and he was nigh unto the sea.
22 And, behold, there cometh one of the rulers of the synagogue, Jairus by name; and when he saw him, he fell at his feet,
23 And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.
24 And Jesus went with him; and much people followed him, and thronged him.
25 And a certain woman, which had an issue of blood twelve years,
26 And had suffered many things of many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was nothing bettered, but rather grew worse,
27 When she had heard of Jesus, came in the press behind, and touched his garment.
28 For she said, If I may touch but his clothes, I shall be whole.
29 And straightway the fountain of her blood was dried up; and she felt in her body that she was healed of that plague.
30 And Jesus, immediately knowing in himself that virtue had gone out of him, turned him about in the press, and said, Who touched my clothes?
31 And his disciples said unto him, Thou seest the multitude thronging thee, and sayest thou, Who touched me?
32 And he looked round about to see her that had done this thing.
33 But the woman fearing and trembling, knowing what was done in her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth.
34 And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.
35 While he yet spake, there came from the ruler of the synagogue's house certain which said, Thy daughter is dead: why troublest thou the Master any further?
36 As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, he saith unto the ruler of the synagogue, Be not afraid, only believe.
37 And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.
38 And he cometh to the house of the ruler of the synagogue, and seeth the tumult, and them that wept and wailed greatly.
39 And when he was come in, he saith unto them, Why make ye this ado, and weep? the damsel is not dead, but sleepeth.
40 And they laughed him to scorn. But when he had put them all out, he taketh the father and the mother of the damsel, and them that were with him, and entereth in where the damsel was lying.
41 And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.
42 And straightway the damsel arose, and walked; for she was of the age of twelve years. And they were astonished with a great astonishment.
43 And he charged them straitly that no man should know it; and commanded that something should be given her to eat.
The first strength of character in a manly man is that he takes interruptions in stride. In verse 24 through 34 Jesus is touched by a woman who believed touching him would heal her ailment. Jesus seized the moment to make sure those around him, but especially the woman, knew what happened. The woman was healed. She was also trembling, terrified, for she had touched a Rabbi without proper etiquette. The manly Jesus demanded she identify herself, and the tender Jesus sent her away healed and comforted.
But, we need to consider how Jesus dealt with the dead girl.
Understand that in Israel and the Middle East long ago, and sometimes today, when someone dies, the family and friends come around and raise a horrible depressing noise of weeping and wailing. This is done to impress the bereaved as much as because they are sad to lose the deceased. The more you want the bereaved to be impressed, the more you wail and roar, all the time crying out to the deceased how much you will miss them. I have seen this myself, and it is depressing in the extreme.
Jesus told the mourners to stop weeping because the girl was only asleep. This may have been Jesus' way of trying to shut down the horrid noise.
So, Jesus did the manly thing in verse 40. He ran the wailers and mourners out of the house. He also, in verse 37, chose only three disciples to go into the house with him. Jesus took charge like a boss, and why is that? Jesus knew this girl would soon wake up from death, and he did not want a huge crowd of people hanging over her wailing and staring down at her. Can you imagine waking up to that in the morning? This is indeed the tender hearted Jesus, but he had to be the boss to get it right.
Then, it is time to raise the girl from death. Jesus did not make a big stupid production of this, as Benny Hinn or Kenneth Copeland would have done. Jesus took the girl by the hand, just like Daddy or Mommy would in the morning, and he said what the girl had heard a thousand times before in the morning. "Get up little girl." That is the literal meaning of Talitha Cumi in the Chaldean language.
It is enough to wake up and find your mother astonished and suddenly hugging you, and your Daddy praising God wildly. That is about as much excitement as a twelve year old girl needs when she wakes up. But, the Boss Man does one more masculine thing. In verse 43 he makes sure the girl is not overwhelmed by having the whole city rush to her door fawning over her. Jesus told the parents to tell no one about it. And the Boss Masculine Jesus says, "Get the girl something to eat."
Everyone was being affectionate and emotional and hugging the girl. But, the girl had died of some disease, and it was probably a typical disease of that day- typhoid, black water fever, or cholera. That little girl had been puking her guts out for days, and she was STARVED. Jesus, the Boss Man of Galilee, showed his male tenderness toward the girl when he ordered food be prepared at once.
Only a manly man of God learns to take charge and be tender at the same time.
Feeding of the 4000
Jesus ordered the show to be halted another time for the same reason- they were hungry. This was at the feeding of the 4000. Jesus had just had a teaching, healing, and shouting time with a huge crowd:
Matthew 15:31 Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.
32 Then Jesus called his disciples unto him, and said, I have compassion on the multitude, because they continue with me now three days, and have nothing to eat: and I will not send them away fasting, lest they faint in the way.
33 And his disciples say unto him, Whence should we have so much bread in the wilderness, as to fill so great a multitude?
34 And Jesus saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? And they said, Seven, and a few little fishes.
35 And he commanded the multitude to sit down on the ground.
36 And he took the seven loaves and the fishes, and gave thanks, and brake them, and gave to his disciples, and the disciples to the multitude.
37 And they did all eat, and were filled: and they took up of the broken meat that was left seven baskets full.
38 And they that did eat were four thousand men, beside women and children.
In verse 32 Jesus had compassion on the people. This is not because Jesus was part female. It is because the Boss Man from Galilee felt a manly responsibility for those people. He wanted to make sure no one fainted on the way home because they had been to his convention by the sea.
Are you catching on yet? The tenderness of Jesus was a projection of his maleness, that is, of his sense of responsibility to take charge in a manly way.
Preacher: How about you? Do you take charge when people are troubled or in some need, and I am not talking about their need to hear a fire baptized sermon. I mean, do you see a special need in the local church as life flows by? Or, are you preoccupied with making a good impression on the visiting business man in the hope that he will join your church and cover you with gold?
Matthew 15:21 Then Jesus went thence, and departed into the coasts of Tyre and Sidon.
22 And, behold, a woman of Canaan came out of the same coasts, and cried unto him, saying, Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou Son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.
23 But he answered her not a word. And his disciples came and besought him, saying, Send her away; for she crieth after us.
24 But he answered and said, I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
25 Then came she and worshipped him, saying, Lord, help me.
26 But he answered and said, It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.
27 And she said, Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.
28 Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.
Here is the Jesus that never gets preached by sissy preachers. They do not like the way Jesus enforced the will of God on the lady. This lady was a Canaanite, and she was called a "dog" (Goy) by the Jews. In verse 26 Jesus clearly implies she was a dog, or a Gentile. Jesus is arranging the plot here according to Jewish social order. If Jesus returned today and said something like this in the average church, someone, probably the pastor, would whine that Jesus was being very politically incorrect, indeed, racist. AND HE WAS. Can you imagine what a uproar CNN would make over this "Fundamentalist bigot?"
It is about time for Christians to decide whether they are going to follow the Jesus of the Bible or the sissy Jesus of the feminazi nannies in the local church. The Boss Man will call it like it is.
But, out of the masculine brusqueness of Jesus comes the tenderness of Jesus. In verse 27 the woman reasons with Jesus, but she is humble and submissive to Jesus. She also shows she understands that the Old Testament Gospel could be given to Gentiles, as was the case when Ruth was brought into Israel by Boaz. And, in verse 22 she showed she knew some Old Testament doctrine of Jesus' Messianic role by calling him the son of David.
"Great is thy faith" says the Boss Man of God in verse 28. This merciful response of Jesus was a projection of the MAN OF GOD, not the female side of Jesus. Only the Man Jesus could do what Jesus did in verse 28. He suspended the plan for his "ministry," and he went outside the box to be merciful.
When a father is confronted by his son's disobedience in some way, the father can apply the penalty for the infraction, or he can show mercy. When he does show mercy, it is not a Mommy moment. It is mercy projected from the father's headship in the home. It is final. Mommy, when you tell Johnny, "We will talk to Daddy about your behavior when he comes home," do NOT second guess Daddy's verdict later. To do so is to castrate your husband in front of your children. That is child abuse AND husband abuse. And, you are daring God to take your husband in death because you blaspheme God in your rebellion against your husband.
Jesus in the Boat
Mark 4:35 And the same day, when the even was come, he saith unto them, Let us pass over unto the other side.
36 And when they had sent away the multitude, they took him even as he was in the ship. And there were also with him other little ships.
37 And there arose a great storm of wind, and the waves beat into the ship, so that it was now full.
38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
39 And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.
40 And he said unto them, Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?
41 And they feared exceedingly, and said one to another, What manner of man is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?
Lessons abound in this story.
First, Jesus set his disciples up. There are plenty of examples in the Gospels to show that Jesus still exercised his omniscience, knowing all things. He knew he was asking to cross a lake which would soon have a terrible storm on it. The mountains around the lake funneled fierce winds down through the canyons, much like the mountains in the California and Arizona. These winds then stirred up the lake suddenly.
There must have been plenty of shouting of instructions, and the wind must have been howling. How could Jesus sleep through this storm? The disciples' question in verse 38 betrays their disapproval of Jesus sleeping and seeming not to care if the boat sank.
When reason flees, people start saying dumb things. They knew that Jesus was the Messiah, and this knowledge should imply that he is not about to perish. This should have given them some comfort. Jesus' first response was to take care of the storm. In verse 39 he takes charge as the divine Boss Man, creator of all things physical.
Then, he rebukes his best friends for lack of faith in verse 40. Finally, we see the disciples in a new kind of fear. Imagine a fierce wild storm, lightning and thunder, and being flung all over the place in a boat. Then, suddenly, dead calm. The disciples ask one another, "What kind of man is this?" They were in fear because, with that kind of power, what could Jesus do to them? What acts of power might come next?
When a real man acts suddenly, it is often out of a state of mind at total peace with the world. And, what a manly man does suddenly to solve problems or defend other people may leave people in shock. Some will be in fear because a real man is troubling at times.
Suddenly..... that is how bad things happen. Manly men react just as suddenly and vigorously.
For the record, out of the emotional and caring nature of a woman, brave moments can happen.
There was nothing masculine about that lady's sudden response to terror. She is all woman and responding out of her femininity.
Sit on the Green Grass
Mark 6:33 And the people saw them departing, and many knew him, and ran afoot thither out of all cities, and outwent them, and came together unto him.
34 And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.
35 And when the day was now far spent, his disciples came unto him, and said, This is a desert place, and now the time is far passed:
36 Send them away, that they may go into the country round about, and into the villages, and buy themselves bread: for they have nothing to eat.
37 He answered and said unto them, Give ye them to eat. And they say unto him, Shall we go and buy two hundred pennyworth of bread, and give them to eat?
38 He saith unto them, How many loaves have ye? go and see. And when they knew, they say, Five, and two fishes.
39 And he commanded them to make all sit down by companies upon the green grass.
40 And they sat down in ranks, by hundreds, and by fifties.
41 And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.
42 And they did all eat, and were filled.
The divine Boss Man is getting ready to serve dinner. He first puts the disciples to work finding what food they could. It was not much. Then, Jesus tells the disciples to divide up the crowd into groups of hundreds and fifties. But, here is the tenderness of the manly man. He orders the disciples to seat them in the green grass, not just anywhere. He wanted the people to be comfortable. The tenderness of Jesus was a projection of his manly take-charge male temperament. Wanting them to sit on the green grass was not coming from his alleged feminine side.
Once the people were comfortable, the Man of God showed his power, and everyone was well fed.
This is why real men, who have been through all the journeys of manhood, develop a male form of tenderness and attention to detail. A man who does not learn these things is a brute.
Psalms 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Peace in the Upper Room
Jesus had been crucified, risen from death, and had been seen by some of his friends. Peter and John had seen the empty tomb. But, Jesus had not yet made his official appearance to his disciples. The first words Jesus said to the disciples would be historic. What about, "I hope you guys appreciate all that I suffered for you." Or, "Why did all of you all abandon me when I was being arrested and judged?"
After what Jesus went through in suffering and literally raising Hell to get the keys of Hell and death, his first words will be monumental.
Luke 24:36 And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.
37 But they were terrified and affrighted, and supposed that they had seen a spirit.
38 And he said unto them, Why are ye troubled? and why do thoughts arise in your hearts?
39 Behold my hands and my feet, that it is I myself: handle me, and see; for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as ye see me have.
40 And when he had thus spoken, he shewed them his hands and his feet.
41 And while they yet believed not for joy, and wondered, he said unto them, Have ye here any meat?
42 And they gave him a piece of a broiled fish, and of an honeycomb.
43 And he took it, and did eat before them.
44 And he said unto them, These are the words which I spake unto you, while I was yet with you, that all things must be fulfilled, which were written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me.
45 Then opened he their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures,
46 And said unto them, Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day:
47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
48 And ye are witnesses of these things.
49 And, behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you: but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
"Peace be unto you." Everything the manly Man of God, known as the Son of God, suffered was done so that he could say, "Peace....." Shalom. Jesus knew the disciples were very nervous. They had lost his close companionship, and they may well have been on a hit list of the Jewish leaders. The door was locked, and Jesus slipped into the room anyway.
The disciples still panicked. They thought Jesus was a ghost (verse 37). So, the manly man, Jesus, did what they needed..... he invited them to handle his hands and feet to see the wounds. The disciples still had mixed emotions. They were joyful to see him, but they were still frightened. The manly man, Jesus, then asked for something to eat. That makes sense. He must have been starved after all the events of the crucifixion. Once he ate the food, which a spirit could not do (verse 43), Jesus did what a real man does..... he opened their understanding.
Jesus did not spend time chattering about the events of the crucifixion, he did not whine about the failure of the Roman judicial system, nor did he talk about the disciples' need to get up their zeal. What would come later. No, Jesus went home. His work on earth was done.
Luke 24:50 And he led them out as far as to Bethany, and he lifted up his hands, and blessed them.
51 And it came to pass, while he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
52 And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy:
53 And were continually in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.
The fire this manly man of God lit in the hearts of the disciples could not be put out. They were never the same. Every one but the Apostle John was executed for his faith. They went off in all directions eager to take the Gospel to the world. Early explorers in India found a colony of Christians who claimed they were the church which Thomas planted. Even today, every third man in Karala State in India is called Thomas, either for his given name or his surname.
And, here you are, a Bible believer, somehow looking back over twenty centuries, reading the thoughts of another Bible believer, and we both find our salvation in the zeal of those eleven men who caught fire for Christ one day long ago. It is an astounding tribute to Jesus Christ that those few last words started a fire of evangelism that has never been put out, though many have tried.
There was not a shred of the "feminine side" of anything about Jesus.
What a man!
Some of you bluster and bombast idiots think cooking is only for sissies. Well, what do you think of this man?
John 21:1 After these things Jesus shewed himself again to the disciples at the sea of Tiberias; and on this wise shewed he himself.
2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael of Cana in Galilee, and the sons of Zebedee, and two other of his disciples.
3 Simon Peter saith unto them, I go a fishing. They say unto him, We also go with thee. They went forth, and entered into a ship immediately; and that night they caught nothing.
4 But when the morning was now come, Jesus stood on the shore: but the disciples knew not that it was Jesus.
5 Then Jesus saith unto them, Children, have ye any meat? They answered him, No.
6 And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.
7 Therefore that disciple whom Jesus loved saith unto Peter, It is the Lord. Now when Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he girt his fisher's coat unto him, (for he was naked,) and did cast himself into the sea.
8 And the other disciples came in a little ship; (for they were not far from land, but as it were two hundred cubits,) dragging the net with fishes.
9 As soon then as they were come to land, they saw a fire of coals there, and fish laid thereon, and bread.
10 Jesus saith unto them, Bring of the fish which ye have now caught.
11 Simon Peter went up, and drew the net to land full of great fishes, an hundred and fifty and three: and for all there were so many, yet was not the net broken.
12 Jesus saith unto them, Come and dine. And none of the disciples durst ask him, Who art thou? knowing that it was the Lord.
Every year we had a Memorial Day breakfast for the church I pastored in the High Desert of California. The chef was a man who had hung from a bosun's chair in missile silos and painted them. He had climbed three hundred feet to the peak of church steeples in the wild winds of Chicago to add new gold leaf to the crosses on top. He had worked as a wild catter on oil rigs in the Amazon jungle and in the deserts of the Middle East. But, when Ed cooked the sausage, he held the spatula like an artist with his little finger extended upward. Ed had also been a chef on a dude ranch in the desert. Ed was very sure of himself as a chef, and he knew he was good. Are you sure of yourself in anything so that you know you do it a lot better than most men?
My Dad had learned auto mechanics from a master of the art in Los Angeles. Later, as a missionary, the mission asked Dad to run an automotive shop to repair missionaries' vehicles. When Dad and I rebuilt an engine, he would shim brand new bearings so that they were as tight as the factory manual allowed. This was to get the oil pressure as high as possible. When we reassembled the engine, he required me to wash each part in gasoline and lay it on hard paper with paper covering it to make sure there was no lint on the parts assembled later. I was not allowed to put a finger print on a new bearing or on any moving part surface. Human perspiration is acidic, and Dad did not want even a finger print forming in he new part. As we assembled the engine, we immersed every part in loads of oil so that when we started it up for the first time, there would be no metal against metal. Finally, we towed the car in second gear for about a quarter mile until it had oil pressure before it was even started. When Dad welded anything, he went to great extremes to try to break the weld in order to be sure it would never break later. My Dad had raised auto repair to an art form, and he knew he was doing the best work around. Space does not allow me to describe Dad's building methods, but they too were fanatical.
Jesus knew how to cook breakfast. He also knew where the fish were. He was talking to professional fishermen, but he was sure of himself. A manly man has life experiences which he uses to be more than helpful. He is the expert on the subject, and wise men listen to him.
Junior Heron taught my son to build fishing rods. Junior was a gentle fellow, but he was 100% sure of his craft, and he knew he built the best fishing rods. Because of this, my son can pick up a $700 fishing rod, bend it, flip it, and tell you if it was made right. Most rods are not built right. The highest priced rods often miss the spline. Junior Heron passed on everything he knew to my son.
So, if you are good at something, even at cooking breakfast, do people know it? Furthermore, regarding the things you know well, like the Word of God, do you pass it on, ALL OF IT, every chance you get? If not, you are a sissy self-possessed don rather than a man of God.
When you get to Heaven, friend, you will not meet a sissy Jesus with pretty hands and soft flowing hair. You will see the rough hands of a carpenter, and you will see the hair of a man who spent a lot of time in the lake winds of Galilee. You will see the feet of a man who had no Ford to ride in (read that, donkey). He only rode a donkey once, and he had to borrow it. If you are offended by the thought of meeting the Man of God who has calloused feet and hands, you are a pansy and a sissy. When Jesus shakes your hand, grab hold friend.
Feminine side? Bah and horse feathers.
On the Cross
Jesus had been suffering pain and punishment for hours. He was finally nailed to a cross and lifted up for all people to see and mock. As one last insult, Jesus was placed between two thieves, real criminals. Here is what happened:
Luke 23:39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us.
40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation?
41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss.
42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom.
43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.
The thief who mocked at Jesus knew that Jesus claimed to be the Messiah. That thief had revelation, and he chose to use it to mock at the Son of God. The second thief made it clear that he also knew about Jesus. He rebuked the first thief and admitted he was a sinner worthy to be condemned. Having established his guilt, and knowing God had the authority to judge him, he turned to Jesus and asked him to remember him when Jesus came into his Kingdom. He even had his eschatology right.
What does the Man of God do? He is totally at the mercy of the Romans to kill him. He is, by his own choice, powerless, and he is in excruciating pain. Out of the depths of horror, The Man took the second thief into the promise given to Abraham, Moses, and David. He promised to take him to Paradise with him.
The Man walks into eternity, into Paradise, into the presence of Abraham, within whose bosom millions of Old Testament saints were resting, waiting for the Promised One to arrive. In my imagination I hear Moses slip up next to father Abraham and say, "Abraham, there are two men coming. One reminds me of the Angel of the Lord I saw in the burning bush. But, do you know who that other man is?"
That thief never was baptized, never went to church, and never gave the church a dime of tithe. He never went street preaching or handing out tracts..... all the things you sissy preachers claim a real Christian must do. That thief confessed his sin opening and asked the Messiah to include him in the Kingdom. There would have been plenty of reasons Jesus could have refused him. Jesus could have been forgiven if he never even heard the man, considering all the pain he was suffering. But, Jesus is the Boss, Eternal God, King of Kings, and he saw a repentant sinner looking for deliverance from Hell and damnation.
It was a short visit to Paradise for the thief. Jesus lead captivity captive when he emptied Paradise and delivered everyone there to the presence of his Father in Heaven. Why was that? It was because the Holy Spirit had not been sent yet to be the earnest of men's salvation. Jesus had to take personal charge of that thief to keep him in his hand, as promised in John 10:28.
A real man, out of his worst moment, takes responsibility for what is his duty given to him by God.
A few minutes later, Jesus took care of some other unfinished business:
John 19:25 Now there stood by the cross of Jesus his mother, and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Cleophas, and Mary Magdalene.
26 When Jesus therefore saw his mother, and the disciple standing by, whom he loved, he saith unto his mother, Woman, behold thy son!
27 Then saith he to the disciple, Behold thy mother! And from that hour that disciple took her unto his own home.
Jesus loved his mother intensely. Joseph, for unknown reasons, disappeared from the Bible narrative right after Jesus was twelve years old. Jesus, being the oldest, and in the tradition of the Middle East, would have taken over the leadership of his home. He would have supported his mother and his brothers and sisters. Any image you have of Jesus without hard calloused carpenter's hands is a lie. He had been hardened by life and hard work. The Pharisees accused Jesus of many things, but never do we read, "And the Pharisees came to Jesus and accused him and said, 'Thou makest a lousy bench, Rabbi, and thy table legs fall off.' "
This man again became tender, but his tenderness was 100% a projection of his manly heritage as the provider of his home and mother. And, he made sure the second brother took over for him. If you think being the Messiah and Rabbi of the Gospels was not a busy life for Jesus, consider this. Verse 27 implies that Mary was in her own home up until this poignant moment. This means Jesus somehow found the time to keep Mary well cared for while we wandered around Galilee.
So, preacher, mister hard working man, and you young bucks on your first job..... you tell folks you are just too busy to take care of the needs of some other people. Really, now? Try running a carpenter's shop in Nazareth and a Bible Institute in Galilee at the same time.
We need more men to lead like a boss, work like a boss, defend like a boss, and find time in between to show manly tenderness.
Woman Caught in Adultery
John 8:3 And the scribes and Pharisees brought unto him a woman taken in adultery; and when they had set her in the midst,
4 They say unto him, Master, this woman was taken in adultery, in the very act.
5 Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou?
6 This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not.
7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her.
8 And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground.
9 And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?
11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
When the men all drifted off, their consciences condemning them, the woman was left alone with Jesus. Jesus asked her who there was to condemn her. The woman answered wrong. There was one man left qualified to condemn her for adultery and stone her..... Jesus, the giver of the Law of Moses.
Jesus, who was God, chose to do what he would soon do on the cross for all of us in the Church Age.
1 Timothy 2:5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;
Based on his office of judge of all of humanity, the Judge extended mercy to the woman. The ultimate measure of a manly man is when he does not give people what they deserve. But, real mercy is only given when the giver has the power to condemn.
Sissy men never give mercy because they have not taken authority. In fact, their authority has been demanded by their wife, and they have abdicated the headship of the home. So, when they try to show mercy to their kids, the brats know it is coming because Mommy is really in charge anyway.
The deepest irony in the story above was that the woman's sin would be paid for. Jesus would later die on the cross for the sins of the whole world, including her sin. What a Man. He died in her place, and she may have never figured it out.
Ephesians 5:25 Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;
A manly man of God will defend and nurture his wife in every way, even if he dies doing it. This in no way suggests a godly wife can be careless in your choices and actions which affect her husband. A feminazi wife will gladly put her husband in peril and then go out with another man the night of her husband's funeral.
I hope you learned something above about the manly Jesus. I have taught you straight from the Bible, and I have shown you that tenderness in a man has nothing to do with his having a "feminine side". You men reading here, especially you who have allowed the women in your life to make a sissy of you, need to get to know Jesus all over again.
There was a question that was popular some years ago..... "What would Jesus do?" The answer is, "Step up like a Boss and show both manly tenderness and strength." You might as well get to know the manly Jesus before you die and get to meet him in Heaven. I don't want to get to Heaven and find you over under a tree by the River of Life trembling in terror because you thought you would find Jesus with a "feminine side" to pamper you.
Preacher: In closing this discussion of manly men in the Bible, are you telling sinners that the man is coming around soon? Johnny Cash, at the end of his life and fifth journey, wrote several blunt songs with biblical themes. It was like he wanted to make sure he discharged his duty as a Bible believer. Like this:
WHEN THE MAN COMES AROUND
Isaiah 66:15 For, behold, the LORD will come with fire, and with his chariots like a whirlwind, to render his anger with fury, and his rebuke with flames of fire. And, what will he be saying to the sissy preachers who chattered about Jesus' "feminine side?" God's gonna cut you down.
If you find fault with Johnny Cash's message in the song, check out the hit numbers- 36 and 60 million when I wrote this. I strongly suspect most of those hits were by men..... men you cannot connect with because you are a sissy man.
Preacher: There will be Hell to pay if you don't get off of your butt and play the man.Here is just one question for you, sir:
Do you tell your kids, especially your son, stories about the manly Jesus? If Jesus is not your son's manly hero, don't be shocked when your son tells you he does not want to go to church. Don't come whining to me when he denies the faith and becomes an arrogant agnostic.
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DAVID MURROW- PASTOR, YOU MUST WATCH THIS
Caveat: This man is an evangelical, but the principles he discusses work in any church.
THE MAN FROM SNOWY RIVER- By Slim Dusty
Australian song about the Second Journey that ended well
Do you play heroic songs for your son, sir?
Does anyone tell the story of your ride?
YOU ARE AT WAR WITH THE SOCIAL ORDER
Are you winning, or have they castrated you?
TO HELL WITH THE HANDLERS AND HERDERS
A call to fight back against political correctness. This is what I have been promoting for years.
PC will collapse instantly after a national disaster.
WHINING THAT LIFE IS NOT FAIR IS ANIMAL BEHAVIOR
When you whine about fairness, you are no better than an ape. Life is never fair. A manly man learns to walk on and leave the unfair moments behind.
THIS INDIA SCENE IS A HARBINGER OF AMERICAN MEN'S DESTINY
This is why American men are ignoring women and walking away from them.
The following pastor is spot on regarding masculinity issues, but we disclaim his association with the Patriarch Movement.
NUMBER OF MARRIAGES IS FALLING
This has been going on since the feminist movement launched war on men. Men are frightened of marriage and the horror of divorce in which the courts destroy husbands. The day will soon come when couples sign hold harmless contracts when they get married.
SWEDEN EMASCULATES BOYS - CAUTION - Rough language
If men in America do not openly blast this PC insanity, we will soon be like Sweden. If you wimp out and go sissy in public, do not complain about what happens to your grand kids.
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