Biblical Manhood Is Not Effeminate

“¶Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you; but you were washed, but you were sanctified, but you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and in the Spirit of our God.” 1 Corinthians 6:9-11 LSB


All of us were separated from God at one time, unrepentant, self-seeking, self-pleasuring, self-directed rebels against the ways of God and the Word of God, denying the Son of God as Lord over our lives. But that changed when we repented from our evil ways. That is, we turned away from those ways that displeased God, and we turned to the ways of God recorded in the Word of God and modeled by the Son of God, Who is and was perfect in every way. Jesus died on the cross as punishment for our sins and rose from the dead to pardon all sinners who come to Him, the Judge, for the forgiveness of sin. Thus, the church is comprised of formally sinful people who have repented from their sin and now seek together to live in obedience to the ways of God. One group that needs encouragement is the effeminate. Our culture is increasing the number of effeminate men. From kindergarten forward, boys are encouraged to become like girls. Homosexuality is now rampant. Boys begin this journey wearing the earrings they see their mothers wearing, wearing the colors, even the clothes, of their mothers and sisters. The public school venue squashes all manner of expression of ordinary testosterone-filled boys. Effeminate men are poor fathers, leaders of homes, and disciples of Christ. Effeminate men seek their own pleasure, comfort, and approval primarily from women. Men are sorely needed in society today. Men are needed in the home, marketplace, and the public sector. Men are purposeful, intentional, and sacrificial. Men protect, lead, and provide for others, often at the cost of themselves. The church must engage the work of teaching boys to become men and rebuke the effeminate male who is in our midst, reminding them that repentance from sin and turning toward Jesus begins the end of such unholy living

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