In Genesis 1:26-27, God created man “in his own image”. This is further described in Genesis 2:7-8&15-25. In Genesis 3, Eve is deceived, Adam willingly partakes, and both are thrown out of the garden. Adam was not deceived; this is clearly stated in 1 Timothy 2:13-13. Romans 5 puts blame on Adam’s disobedience as the cause for man’s sin. 1 Timothy 3:1-13 gives the requirements for being a bishop or deacon. Joshua 1:8 commands God’s people to meditate on his word day and night. Again in 2 Timothy 2:14-18, Timothy is told to study so that he can be approved by God. The Spirit and the flesh are two different path one can choose, stated in Galatians 5:16-17.
The Bible is full of man’s freedom of choice and will. God wishes to be with those who wish to be with him.
And Adam was not deceived, but the woman being deceived was in the transgression. — 1 Timothy 2:14
A woman doesn’t know what she wants – she must be told, taught, trained and shown what she wants.
Why has the average legal age of marriage gone up since the previous century? Why is the such a push for girls to get “an education”? So that the school system can teach them how to act, what to think, and what to say. However, this is hidden behind all kinds of propaganda – from letting kids learn social skills to teaching them life lessons to helping them find themselves.
There is a thief who wishes to steal all the girls for himself. He does this easily in the modern western world because a woman doesn’t know what she wants.
I’d like to start by referencing a post by Justin Campbell: Quit Being Nice
A man needs to discover what he believes and stand firm for it. Who a person is nor what a person is should affect his stance.
Every masculine man desires to have a domain of his own. This can cause his demise if he does not rule his domain. Any leniency creates momentum in the wrong direction. A house without a firm foundation will not stay when a storm comes.
It is masculine men that create the structure of the society that they live in. A masculine man build a castle with thoughts of war in mind. A masculine man builds an empire for the continuing of generations. A masculine man will stand firm in the face of any adversary – no matter who the adversary may be.
Words are more powerful than any weapon. Examples of this power include politics, news, movies, teachers, parents, peers, and music. It is not the weapons of war one has to fear, but the words that one listens to.
What is a weapon? What is a loaf of bread? Without words, they are nothing but objects. The objects themselves can be anything and have no meaning to the observer. Words are what make the loaf of bread tasty and desirable, and the weapon dangerous and evil. Yet those same objects could be changed and morphed into a completely different perception with just a few words.
Words also change this listener, the one spoken to. Giving derogatory names has a psychologically damaging effect. Applying derogatory statements of fact is even more damaging. “You’re just stupid.”
Words have the most powerful effect on children. Minds that are developing and are easily molded. The most valuable physical treasure in this mortal realm; the most fought over, the most destroyed, and the most killed.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof. — Proverbs 18:21
Words can also be used to build, strengthen, and nurture. Words can also be used on one’s own self. It is with the power of the audible voice that the universe around us changes – just like with Martin Luther King, Jr.
I want to write on the topic brought up in this post.
According to the author, it is control that makes a man. I disagree. Control of one’s self is a good demonstration of maturity, but leadership is a characteristic of a man.
In Genesis 1, God gave earth into man’s hands to subdue and have dominion over. Woman is made as a help meet, or aid, for man in Genesis 2. Leadership is not a feminine trait.
A man travels through life as a leader. Being a leader requires followers, but being as a leader does not. To live as a leader requires study and self-discipline.
“Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” — 2 Timothy 2:15