Courage, Confidence, Truth, Faith these words often ring all too hollow when spoken in terms of our modern Christian family man.
Christian Manliness requires courage.
The fear of speaking up and speaking out in truth is destroying the modern Christian church in the United States. Christian men have lost courage. Not only have men lost courage, but they have also lost confidence. The fear of being “Cancelled” or unliked on social media or the workplace has taken the voice of many men.
We must tame the flesh and overcome these fears.
Our King deserves courage as He had courage in the face of opposition. The enemy and fleshly comfort is being allowed to have an unchecked lead role as head of our lives.
The fear of losing the praise of men, the fear of losing our jobs, the fear of fully believing the Truth of who Jesus is. This first battle is within us, as men, to overcome our own doubt and start living like we genuinely believe in Truth!
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This book is a review on the subject of Christian manliness and the courage needed to stand on the truth of Christ in the face of opposition, being a good steward of the truth and our physical bodies, and to shun the praise of society and the fleeting pleasure and comfort of living for fleshly desires.
My goal in authoring this book is to help men see examples of courage and fear and to help them see how to Stand Firm on the truth.
Modern Christianity is fighting for relevance today from a position of weakness because of fearful men, and as such will fail in the future to be the societal pillar that it once was unless it recaptures the courageous and manly spirit of the “author and perfector of our faith” (Heb 12:2), Jesus Christ, who was both manly and courageous, and is the matchless example of manhood.
My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.
We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.