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Namby-pamby Christian Men

Friday, November 16, 2018

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“Stand true to your calling to be a man. Real women will always be relieved and grateful when men are willing to be men.” – Elizabeth Elliot, The Mark of a Man

Yesterday, I received a text from one of my nephews in New Jersey. He is a Bible college graduate and is currently serving as the interim pastor at a church. He is also a devoted husband and father. Needless to say, I am very proud of him.

Here is what his text said…

“Cleaning out a drawer and found this. Thought of you when I read it again.”

What did he find in his desk drawer? A remarkable quote from C.T. Studd that bears repeating…

“Too long have we been waiting for another to begin! The time for waiting is past! The hour of God has struck! War is declared! In God’s Holy Name, let us arise and build! The God of Heaven, He will fight for us, as we for Him. We will not build on the sand, but on the bedrock of the sayings of Christ, and the gates and minions of hell shall not prevail against us.”

“Should such men as we fear? Before the whole world, aye, before the sleepy, lukewarm, faithless, namby-pamby Christian world, we will dare to trust our God; we will venture our all for Him; we will live, and we will die for Him, and we will do it with His joy unspeakably singing aloud in our hearts. We will a thousand times sooner die trusting only in our God, than live trusting in man.”

“And when we come to this position, the battle is already won, and the end of the glorious campaign in sight. We will have the real Holiness of God, not the sickly stuff of talk and dainty words and pretty thoughts; we will have a Masculine Holiness, one of daring faith and works for Jesus Christ.”

I desperately want to be such a man and so does my nephew. How about you, my friend? Christian women – our wives, our daughters, our aging mothers – all of them are waiting and watching for us to “man up”.

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)

- Rev. Dale M. Glading, President

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