Contrary to popular opinion, it is NOT the times that defines a man; it is a man who defines the times! In other words, a real man—especially a real Christian man—does not bow his knee to the whims of society when it comes to righteousness, beliefs, family, and the Word of God. A true man under the power of God has the hidden strength to make the times bow to him because he can see the landscape and the type of traps that are laid out to cripple and possibly kill him.
Someone with more wisdom than I stated the matter plainly: “When immorality floods the land collectively, it is because EACH of us individually have tolerated the SAME immorality in their OWN lives.”
Please allow me to get KJV biblical for a moment. Two Old Testament men: Nehemiah (who helped to rebuild Jerusalem) and Daniel (one of the more notable of the Old Testament major prophets) sought God in prayer and did something rather unusual for their day. They EACH not
As one of my favorite illustrations goes, there were four women who died on the same day. They were a housewife, a college professor, a prostitute and the CEO of a large corporation. The four women arrived at the gates of Heaven and were met by St. Peter. “We’ve got a special today, ladies. You get to spend three days in Heaven and three days in Hell. On the seventh day, you get to choose your eternal destination.” He spoke.
*Would you like to know one of the reasons behind the demise of “Promise Keepers”? Well, in my humble opinion, the organization went down the tubes when it started to try to ‘please’ the women in our society.
*Would you like to know why more and more viewers are ‘turning off’ the Olympics, when they cycle around every four years? Because those power brokers often shift their focus away from the broad, competitive spectrum and narrowcast to the women of society.
First, let me thank the publications, publishers, editors and—most importantly—the readers of “The Manhood Line” over these many years. It has been a joy to put this column out (the flagship column for Barnstorm Communications International, by the way). God has blessed this column to go from my home city of Indianapolis, Indiana around the world and back. It has visited a variety of HBCUs and other college campuses. It has hit Tokyo, Japan. It sipped tea in Rome, Italy. It made its s