New Study: Church needs to “man up!”

Posted: July 28, 2008 in Networking, PC is not for ME, Testify, WWJD
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The article on that alarming study is here in USA Today.

You know, it’s no surprise. Why would it be?

You’ve heard the adage, “Behind every good man is a great woman.” Old sayings become old for a reason – they work!

Since the book of Genesis, the move of God has been instigated by the work of women. Check the annals of Christendom and you’ll find church pews are warmed largely by women. Why?

  • Inability – Back in the 18th & 19th century, the man would hunt and drag it home. Work was his job, so when church came around, it was considered an “optional” family outing. That even happens today.
  • Apathy – Men are more logical and because of that, many men throughout time has have to rationalize the reality of Christ. Women, on the other hand, can get a cold chill and their booties scurry to the first revival service they find.
  • Genealogy – I’m sure the percentages triple or quadruple when you consider the amount of women versus men that pass a relationship with Jesus down lineage. Many fathers want to teach the kids common sense, and leave the “spiritual stuff” to mama. Pity, huh?
  • Progeny – As much as I don’t like admitting it because I’m such as sap when it comes to my own lil’ Wall watchers, women indeed do have a stronger innate familial bond with the kids. They carried the children, we didn’t. Why else is one reason there are so maaaaaaaany single mothers? Those sorry paycheck dads have an “out” – no bond. When you are connected to your kids, you push moral, ethical and definitely SPIRITUAL strengths. Who does a lot of that? Women.
  • Responsibility – Many men – in and out of church – don’t feel the need to proselytize in the home. As long as prayer is being done by one person in the home, then both do not have to participate. Well, not so much, and it’s obvious that mindset has adverse effects in the sanctuary.

To that, I say one thing: leave the statistics alone. Think about Jesus. Everywhere in the Bible, we read one constant, HE is alive!”

I don’t care about a gender-neutral world because it liquidates man’s true responsibility when it comes to living as a Christian. The Bible was written about “man” because back then, man was supposed to be teaching the Word. He usually didn’t and the women had to have “secret bible studies” (work with me here) to learn about God.

Jesus was a man, and guess what fellas? That means you have an innate bond with the one who carried your sorry tails! We need to be MEN in the home, on the job and with our family. It’s our job to exemplify Jesus Christ wherever we go.

Why else is it so difficult for younger people to come to Christ when they are told, “Your FATHER in heaven wants to have a relationship with you.”

Men, how’s your own relationships? If they ain’t good, you could be stunting more growth than just your own. In short, get back to church!

  1. donstuff says:

    Hey, thanks for the post.
    My wife and I are doing our best by our kids. We participate in a worship community, but not out of legalism, just out of love, obedience, and responsibility.
    I enjoy your take on life. Thanks for the read.

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