We have been living through a horribly effective destruction of Christian Civilization.
In the midst of this ideological war we must remember that we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.
There have been many calls to save or change our nation, but thats the last domino in the line.
We are trying to save the fruit, without returning to the root.
The root, or source, of civilization is not Man. Civilization’s source is Jesus.
Colossians 1:“15 He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. 17 And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist.”
“Non-Christian Western Civilization is not worth saving. Saving a non-Christian West is like putting something in the fridge five minutes before it goes bad, it will just go bad a little bit later.” – @memealchemy
A Man’s god defines him.
A man will become like whatever he worships.
In Genesis1v26-28 God says “we have made man in our image and our likeness.”
And then He commissioned us to go and work in the garden, to be fruitful and multiply the image of God, and to take dominion over the earth as stewards.
What we believe, we cultivate into the world around us.
A Man defines his Family.
When the man honors his God-given Identity then the family flourishes.
God designed Woman as a helpmeet for Man to work out his Identity and Purpose.
If a man forgets his identity and purpose then his family falls apart.
A two parent household, a husband who protects and provides for his wife, and some form of homeschooling are the foundations for children to grow into healthy, faithful and powerful adults.
Families define their Community.
The state of the families that make up a local community determine the condition of that community.
If it is full of righteous Men and flourishing Families then it will be a community which affects its environment.
If it is full of immoral men and broken families then it will be a community affected by its environment.
Will the men in a community go and do their work according to their faith, as unto the Lord?
Are the families’ consumer habits influenced by their faith?
Either they will be integrous or they will sink to their comfort level of virtue in the marketplace.
Will they put their resources and relationships towards candidates and policies that honor Jesus?
If you have righteous families, they will favor righteous candidates & policy.
If you have immoral families, they will favor corrupt candidates & policy.
What is incentivized, what is acceptable, what is unacceptable, and what is prohibited through local law enforcement, fiscal management, service delivery, and policy making are driven by the families of a community.
Excellent families draw honor and glory into their community.
Communities define their Nation.
Communities begin to breakdown if growth is not congruent with its roots.
Citizens begin to segregate in an attempt to live amongst those with a similar worldview, and avoid those with a conflicting worldview.
Dependency upon familial and church community tends to break down in highly developed cities where comfort and entertainment replace human contact and fellowship.
Cities are not bad. If built in submission to the upstream source of “Jesus >Man > Family > Community” they can be life giving and God-pleasing.
In order to eradicate Christianity from a Nation, which is the downstream manifestation of God, or the fruit from the root which is God, you don’t target the community, or the family, or the man. You go straight to the root, which is God.
You must eradicate God from the heart of man. You either take God away like the Bolsheviks did.
They murdered over 12million Christians in their effort to erase God from Soviet society.
Or change who/what God is, like the humanists did; god is money, god is sex, god is power, god is yourself, man is god.
That is the perversion of masculinity.
A lot of these manosphere guys have got it right, there is a suppression and shortage of masculinity.
But then instead of placing it in submission to God, they make masculinity their god.
Christian Civilization is rotten to its core: the heart of Man is no longer dependent upon God.
Each Christian man is a seed ready for re-planting.
But unless that man dies to himself, he remains only a seed.
By dying to himself and following Jesus he brings forth much fruit.
We have one goal, and one goal only, to encourage Christian Men to be fearless and integrous in following Jesus in the midst of a hostile culture.
A Man who is one with God, living as the image of God, starts a flow, a knock on effect, on the world downstream from him.
“There are still 7000 men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.” – Romans 11v4
We are always encouraged by this verse when it seems like the battle is too far gone.
We want to connect and encourage these 7000 men to go hard, they are scattered but not alone, they are on the right track.
Will you join the 7000?