Did you know that the men of this country are under attack, and that many of them have been destroyed, and the people around them destroyed as well? Did you know that our young boys are being targeted before they’re even old enough to know that they’re under attack? Do you know why they’re being attacked, and how, and that the method of attack is so devious and so subtle that our men and boys are being taken out before they have any awareness of what’s going on?
Why would anyone want to destroy men in our country? What would be the purpose? Think about it. In order to answer those questions I believe it’s of vital importance to talk about what a man is, and why he’s important. What is a man? King David asked the question this way in Psalms 144:3 “Lord, what is man, that thou takest knowledge of him! or the son of man, that thou makest account of him!” People have been pondering this ever since.
So what is man? Man is a spiritual, moral being. He was created, and intended to be this. Creation is the first and foremost witness of the creator. To deny the Creator is to look up at the night-time sky with its’ billions of stars twinkling overhead, and say you can’t see them. Man, as a created being, cannot be and will not be a man in the way God designed him apart from his spiritual and moral development. He was made in the image of God, and the more man denies the imprint of the God who created him, and the further away he moves from that knowledge, the more he devolves into a being of little worth and little virtue.
Why is man important? What is his purpose? From the dawn of creation, these questions have been pondered and debated, and the fact they have been so is a witness to the ignorance and inability of man on his own to see what’s right in front of him. There’s no great mystery, no indiscernible theory, to contemplate here because the answer has been implanted in the heart of man since his Creator breathed the breath of life into his dust-formed body. At the risk of oversimplification, man is important because God made him. God made him in his image, as a representation of all that is holy, good, and perfect. The purpose of man is to display the glory and perfection of God in all of His unequaled love and holiness.
To look at man in view of what he was intended to be, and what he is now is to see what happens when God is set aside and the things of God ignored. Man’s downfall and his subsequent degeneration wasn’t due, as some believe, to Eve’s taking and eating of the apple. Nowhere in the Bible does it say sin entered into the world through Eve, or that it was Eve’s sin that precipitated the downfall of man. It was through Adam that sin entered the world, and through sin (which is rebellion against God) that the true nature of man was and is corrupted.
Man, being corrupted, had lost his value, and was worthless for the purpose which God intended, and would have remained so had not God in His infinite love not made a way for man to be redeemed. Man, in and of himself, had no way to save himself, could do nothing to earn his redemption. Like mold on bread, sugar in gas, man’s corrupted nature had to be thrown out and replaced. Only a perfect representation of what man was intended to be could restore corrupted man to his God intended condition, and so Christ Jesus took the sin that corrupted man on himself, and paid the price of sin by his death on the cross and His resurrection thus offering man the gift of restoration to what he was originally intended to be. God made the way for man to be redeemed, but left man with the choice whether or not to be so.
Now, I’ve said that men are under attack, and that’s true, but if that’s true, then it’s truer still that the man who follows Christ is even more so. Every man makes a decision about the man he’s going to be. Either he decides he’s going to choose to be the man God intended by taking the gift God offered through his son, or continue to live in the corruption he was born into.
Now, we live in a country where I think that the kind of man God intended for man to be is being attacked in a way never before seen in history. Think about it. Look at the corruption in our society, in government, in business, in religion; in the way that men are constantly and incessantly being bombarded with every form of vice that can be hurled at them. In our society, a man is not a man if he doesn’t drink, make a lot of money, look rough and tough, be sexy and attractive, and be powerful in bed and in the boardroom.
The secret destroyer of men in our society is the forever enemy of God, and he’s alive and well. Men are being destroyed in this country. Make no doubt of it. They’re being destroyed not by sex or alcohol, or the love of money though they are the destroyer’s favorite tools, but rather they are being destroyed by those who are trying to destroy the Definer, the one who defined His creation and gave man his true idenity. The sucess of the destroyer is the result of our failure to be vigilant, to be forthright, to be courageous, to be the full representation of what God called us to be.
I say this again. The men of this country are under attack, and I say the following to all christian men: if we don’t unite and take our responsibility to be what God designed and calls us to be seriously our country will fail. Christian men we must be willing to stand in front of our children and fight for them. We must live before our boys as Christ lived before us. We, as men of God, must stand firm in our belief and love of our Creator, our children, and ourselves. If our country is to survive and remain great, we must have and train our men to be great . . . .