Over the past thirty years mainly, I have been on a God stirred quest to understand myself as a fallen mortal man that was created in the divine image and likeness and with assignments from Him I knew very little about. I have written about how teaching on the topic was quite limited in the churches I had attended from the time of my full surrender to the Lord in February 1979 until the early 1990s when my then, pastor, in a small Fort Worth, Texas church, began a purposeful presentation on the family. At about the same time I was introduced to Promise Keepers and a growing national movement of men on a similar quest I later found had issues that I have also written about.1
The major crippling issue of our national Christian men’s movement and in the churches that welcome the associated ministries in to teach and train their men is the hypocritical attempt to fit the square peg of the Bible’s instruction on God’s order, the roles and responsibilities of men into their round hole of practice dictated by feminist ideology. I was never comfortable with this burgeoning situation, but had included women in the incorporation and oversight of Open Door Communication Ministries for example, in an effort to be open-minded. Meanwhile, I also continued my personal quest to learn from God’s Word what a man is for my own need and to teach men as a pastor.
Illuminating instruction from the Lord through His Word brought me to the inescapable conviction that man and womanhood were not just some add on church discipleship topics, but essential doctrine that flows powerfully out of God’s purpose to save mankind both in time and for eternity! In the grip of this conviction in 2002, I felt led by the Lord to write a little booklet titled, Man, published by the Ministry’s Publishing Division. Shortly thereafter in May 2003 though, I was brought to a spiritual crisis by not being able to reconcile the biblical doctrine on men I was learning with the church practice I and other pastors were hypocritically allowing as I later wrote in a 2007 article.2
Confiding my dilemma to a pastor mentor, he confirmed the need to make a decision about what I would do since I was so deeply conflicted. I went home that day and prayed; finding myself once again in another of those true disciple, cost counting moments that test the depth of our commitment to Christ as Lord and the Word of God as the final authority of our lives. He honestly warns anyone that would be His disciple up front it requires a willingness to deny self to the point of suffering and death and urges “count the cost,” (Mark 8:34-38; Luke 14:25-33, NKJV).3 For those that are initially willing to follow the Lord no matter the cost, crisis comes when that cost gets painfully real!
Especially before me that day was His question: “For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul,” (Mark 8:36, NKJV)? Too, His soul piercing charge, “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words in this adulterous and sinful generation, of him the Son of Man also will be ashamed when He comes...,” was potent in the moment (Mark 8:38, NKJV). I repented of my compromise, unwillingness to teach, contend for or implement the “whole counsel of God” in His Word as it is written concerning men (Acts 20:27, NKJV). Deciding to proclaim and teach only biblical doctrine on men led to the establishing of Strong Man Ministries on October 1, 2005.
I was also led by the Lord to write The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics first published in 2011.4 Many men to this hour have been reached with the Gospel and instruction on biblical manhood to the glory of God! However, none of this has taken place without cost. Not only have I had very few invitations to speak at or bring instruction to Christian men’s events or churches, but I have also been purposely rejected from serving as a pastor because of holding true to God’s Word as it is written. Humanly speaking it hurts, particularly as professed Christian folk as the unsaved try falsely and carnally to make it something about me when they are the ones guilty of compromise (1 Peter 4:1-5). I stand firm there is no temporal worldly profit worth being unfaithful to God’s Word for!5
Now, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ I challenge every professed Christian man, pastor, elder, church and men’s ministry leader who have corrupted yourselves through compromise of the Word of God and what it says about His order of mankind, the roles and responsibilities of men to repent! Truly, are you really willing to gamble your eternal soul on the patently false supposition that the immutable God, Christ Jesus our Lord, has changed His mind about anything written in the Bible as His words (Matthew 5:17-20, 24:35; John 1:1-5, 14; Hebrews 1:1-4, 13:8-15)? “Yeah, but look at all of these mega and other large church pastors; their success clearly says God is okay with this,” someone will say. Get in your Bible sir; success is not necessarily an indication of God’s approval!6
Indeed, in His Coronavirus judgment God has shut down the churches of even the most successfully high flying pastors. He shows no favoritism! Pastor, I know the pride and fear that wells up in you to even think of having to admit you were wrong, misled and hurt people who trusted your subjective conviction that God was okay with your disobedient compromise of His Word. But this you must do if you will please Him and do His will since you already know remaining proud, defiant and stubborn in the face of His Word and call to repent will continue to be resisted by Him with more judgment (Psalm 138:6; Proverbs 3:31-35; James 4:4-10).7 You cannot prevail against God! The risen, living Christ continues His cry among American churches, "Who is on the Lord's side?"
1 Read part one of the three-part post, In God’s Revival Men Are Restored, under the category, The Cause that begins on January 8, 2017.
2 See the part two conclusion of the September 2007 FSTVEP Journal, If Not The Church, Then Who?
3 Read the two-part post beginning August 18, 2019, Lined Up Behind Jesus, under the category, Instruction.
4 A print copy or digital download of the book published by the Publishing Division of Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. with fresh editing in 2019 for greater clarity
and updated web addresses in the footnotes is available at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple (digital only).
You can also purchase a print copy in the Strong Man Store.
5 This does not mean I cannot be (and have not been) tempted to evil compromise--only God holds that distinction (James 1:13)! Satan, the tempter is wily and relentless
in his attempts to get me to sell Christ and His Word out (and you too, if you are truly in Him). The truth is, we all have been tempted by the satanic deceit of feminism
from whatever weakness or desire of the flesh to believe the lies God is no longer honoring His Word as it is written, biased males from Moses and to include Christ for
centuries have misunderstood or purposely misinterpreted the Word to subjugate females or blasphemously, God made a mistake and is wrong (Genesis 3:1-6; Isaiah
29:16, 45:9-10; Romans 9:20; 1 Timothy 4:1-2; James 1:14). And now, having ignored the Lord’s warnings not to be deceived in these latter days and without repen-
tance, many guilty are enduring the consequent fruit of their sinful compromise (James 1:15-18).
6 Large numbers and the majority can be wrong in God’s economy as was the case with Israel’s ten out of twelve spies when they assessed their prospects of taking the
Promised Land (Numbers 13-14). Also, as it concerns success as an absolute standard of divine approval, read how successful Solomon was and how God dealt with
his disobedience in the end (1 Kings 9-11). Finally, for anyone that would suggest “The compromise has existed a long time” (over half a century intensely). “Surely, God
has not waited until now, to actually do something about it?” Please read of His longsuffering shown to Israel in sin over extended periods beginning in Judges before
bringing remedial judgments. He waited in the case of king Manasseh’s sins over a century before finally bringing severe judgment upon Judah; in the meantime, send-
ing His prophets unheeded to warn and call the people to repentance (2 Kings 21:1-18, 23:26-27; 2 Chronicles 36:15-16).
7 This means that unless those sponsoring calls to prayer, repentance and revival at this time or going forward are willing to confess and repent from all God considers sin
including capitulating to feminism and the related compromise (and in many cases, serious corruption) of His Word to justify it, their efforts are in vain. Again, someone
will say, “Those who have corrupted themselves do not wish to repent from what they believe is right.” Then, the Lord from His Word has already made clear neither will
He relent from carrying out His foretold judgment (Proverbs 14:12; Jeremiah 15:1-9; Ezekiel 14:12-23)!
Feminism’s rebellion against God’s order of mankind from creation that permanently established His election of men to lead beginning in the home has proven costly to the Western world, our nation and many churches during the Coronavirus pandemic. As part of a wider, foretold rebellion against God (Psalm 2:1-3), feminism’s rebellion has marginalized secular men leaving the typical male conflicted and confused about who and what he is. Thanks to feminism’s purposeful infiltration, the same has taken place among many Christian men as they may be taught they are the heads at home, but are usurped by females in guilty churches contrary to God’s written Word!1
In the rise of feminism it has been arbitrarily determined that men are necessary only as unassuming mates, financial partners and sperm donors. This determination has been made in the kind of ignorance medicine once displayed about certain body parts such as the spleen. Because they could not figure out its function, the spleen was once deemed unimportant.2 However, from creation humanity has known the very important leadership roles and responsibilities God assigned to men, but now, have chosen to rebel! One of the most ruinous outcomes of rebelling against God’s set order of mankind by the world and many churches has been the destruction of the nuclear family.
In my book, The Strong Man Of God: Back To Basics, I cite statistics bearing out the foregoing statement and that have only gotten worse.3 Even the most rabid feminist and advocate of same sex marriage must concede that without an original married Adam and Eve procreating and providing a cohesive family framework as in the Bible, none of us would be here today! The nuclear family as God designed it with a male husband-father and female wife-mother is absolutely basic to the stability and survival of mortal human life on this planet (Genesis 1:26-28; 1 Corinthians 11:11-12). You cannot remove either without wreaking havoc upon the family and mankind as is now, happening.
I was also led by the Lord in my book to recover His design of a man made in the divine image and likeness to lead, teach, provide for and protect his family from the Bible. Male headship is established by God in the simple act of creating Adam first and then, taking the female out of him to be his companion and helper (Genesis 2:7, 15-25). When the female plainly showed she had not understood this by the acts of usurping her husband and disobedience, God told her to her face what His order is as the apostles of Christ also affirm (Genesis 3:1-6, 16b; 1 Corinthians 11:3-10, 14:34-37; 1 Timothy 2:11-15; 1 Peter 3:1-6). The wickedness of fallen men has not changed God’s order.
After just over half a century of feminism that has reached its triumphant though, temporary pinnacle,4 a devastating unforeseen consequence of its spread within many families and churches has been exposed by God’s Coronavirus judgment.5 The rebel feminist rejection of God’s order of mankind that requires male leadership has left many families and churches without men to step up and take charge during the crisis. Abandonment and domestic violence incidents may be up not only as a product of the psychological pressures of the pandemic, but this consequential absence of God’s moral responsibility imperative on men for their families; many with women not their wives.
Guilty churches that have proudly embraced the stronghold of feminism by teaching in word and practice a worldly equalitarian form of male headship at home which ends at the steps of the church building, now, find themselves having to get basic instruction and worship to families that cannot physically come to church. Not all have the internet.6 Meantime, most of their few men have no idea they were supposed to be teaching their families and leading them in devotion and worship of God apart from, but while also assembling with other believers in local churches (Deuteronomy 6:4-9; 1 Corinthians 14:34-35; Ephesians 6:4). They are absolutely clueless on how to proceed. The local church did all of this for them in exchange for their attendance, money and service of some kind.
The Lord’s Coronavirus judgment has revealed the glaring evil in this sinful arrangement brought about by acquiescence to the feminist rebellion that marginalizes men and too, the carnal co-dependency I recently wrote about that exists in many churches.7 Therefore, let those pastors, elders and church leaders that are guilty during God’s Coronavirus judgment repent and return to conducting their assemblies in accord with His will, way and Word! This means teaching and practicing the Lord’s order of mankind, biblical man and womanhood in His house.8 In so doing, also teaching men without the gifts of leading and teaching how to call upon the Lord for what they need to fulfill His assigned responsibilities as the pastors of their homes; women how to submit and be supportive.9
As well, restore men to their proper leadership roles in God’s house; qualifying those gifted by the Holy Spirit and demonstrated practice at home to shepherd and teach others as it is written (1 Timothy 3:1-13). Men alone are to teach adult men as well as address, lead the worship, teach and preach to the whole church when it is assembled as the Word says and I exhort pastors in my book. This all being done, men will know what to do next time folk cannot go to church--coming persecution assuring that time is not far off! Let the church leaders that truly love Christ’s sheep give heed so, the shameful spectacle of professed Christians being distraught and disillusioned because they cannot go to church that has occurred during God’s Coronavirus judgment does not reoccur.
1 Read the October 12, 2014 post, Whose House?, under the category, Call To Repent and two-part post that began on May 27, 2018, Feminism’s Entry Into The
Churches, under the same category and that of God’s Creatures. Feminism is so pervasive in many churches today, I am not welcome in some. Also, not a few wo-
men have told me if it were not for them (rather than the Holy Spirit), churches would not exist. God’s Coronavirus shut down of churches surely proves who is really
behind their existence! Otherwise, the women speak the truth as it concerns dead churches of manmade religion.
2 See an article on the once thought “useless” human spleen from the National Center for Biotechnology Information.
3 A print copy or digital download of the book published by the Publishing Division of Open Door Communication Ministries, Inc. with fresh editing in 2019 for greater
clarity and updated web addresses in the footnotes is available at major internet booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, ChristianBooks.com and Apple
(digital only). You can also purchase a print copy in the Strong Man Store.
4 Read the April 8, 2018 post, The Second Adam Rules And Judges, under the category, Call To Repent and The Value Of Women To Families posted May 6, 2018
under the category, God’s Creatures. The first woman though judged for her acts of rebellion (Genesis 3:16a, 17-24), was shown mercy because they were done out
of faithless spiritual ignorance (1 Timothy 1:12-13). Such will not be the case for women millennia after her, the coming of her Seed to bring salvation (Genesis 3:13-
15), biblical instruction and commands willfully discarded by them (and fearful, people pleasing men) who fully know what they are doing (Romans 1:18-32)! Truly, as
the Holy Spirit discloses in Bible prophecy, even before the Lord Jesus returns to squash all rebellion against God, the now, triumphant feminist moment will have
been put down by the Antichrist. Having no regard for any god above himself, he will not honor any women put forth no matter how seductively proffered or endorse
the feminist ascent to divinity which some of their more deluded numbers make no apology for blasphemously asserting (Daniel 11:36-37; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-4).
5 See the June 10, 2018 post, God’s Judgment Upon His House, under the categories Bible Prophecy and God’s Creatures.
6 Nor will an authentic Christian presence on the internet or in any other media long be tolerated. Read the October 21, 2018 post, Christian Television: Purveyor Of
Babel, under the categories Bible Prophecy and Call To Repent.
7 See the two-part post beginning August 23, 2020, The Churches Under Judgment, under the category, Instruction.
8 Such teaching and practice is fundamental to activity in the genuine repentance and Holy Spirit fired revival of the post Coronavirus paradigm the Lord led me to write
about in the April 26, 2020 post, There Is Only One..., under the category, Instruction. While there may not be uniformity of style in doing this, for the leaders’ sake,
there had better be unanimity of content informed exclusively and obediently by God’s Word (James 3:1)!
9 In its mission to restore men, their families and communities, this Ministry continues to stand ready to serve the instructional needs of men through for example, the
free download, Men Leading Family Worship At Home available in the Strong Man Store. Too, pastors and men’s leaders can teach and disciple men in biblical man-
hood through The Strong Man Of God Men’s Group Study also in the Strong Man Store. And coming this October for women, The Great Woman Of God Women’s
Group Study. Both studies can be conducted in small groups that gather together in person or by way of the internet.
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