Like a twisted Orwellian nightmare, our culture is trying to blur all distinctions between men and women. Masculinity – with its firmness, frankness, and strength – is villainized. Meanwhile, femininity – with its grace, beauty, and nurture – is being abolished by calling cross-dressing dudes the height of womanhood.
For the trans-activists, all the best women are men.
The goal is nothing less than the creation of an androgynous world. No men, no women. No masculinity, no femininity. No fathers, no mothers. Just birthing people and the birthed people they dispassionately produce.
Where do we turn to fix this mess? To Christ, of course. But that turning to Christ includes listening to what he has said. And through his word we learn about those who ought to oppose falsity and error. The ones who should step up to address this sadistic orgy of gender mutilation and transvestic fetishes are none other than that most-hated class among woke humanity: men.
Specifically, Christian men.
Even more specifically, Christian men who are serving as leaders in the church.
It has been said that culture is downstream of worship. If that is true, then our lack of masculinity in society has been presaged in the church for quite some time.
The rise of women pastors is merely a symptom of the deeper problem. By demonizing biblical masculinity, we have weakened our supply of godly men who will boldly stand in the gap and confront the forces of darkness. In other words, it makes sense for us to have women pastors if we want our pastors to act like women.
The very thing our society needs is the thing the church has treated with embarrassment: men who aren’t afraid to hurt the feelings of ravenous wolves and reprobates. We certainly cannot have that sort of manliness in the pulpit, huffs the women-led pastoral search committee. After all, Jesus never forcefully confronted anyone or said things that might hurt someone’s feelings. Meek and mild, and all that.
The epicene chickens have come home to roost. We are beholding the fallout of the loss of biblical masculinity. And it ain’t pretty.
Attacking masculinity inevitably ends up shredding femininity to pieces. It turns out the ones with an interest (and ability) in protecting woman (and allowing them to flourish in their femininity) are men: fathers and husbands.
The Bible doesn’t refer to the woman as the weaker vessel for naught (1 Peter 3:7). By nature, women are of a different sort than men. Most notable of their strengths are their affirming nurture and motherly affection, inextricably linked to their design as child bearers. A good mother knows when to correct, but she is in her element with the nursing baby in her bosom, not when confronting the wayward youth who needs a father figure to show him how to be a man.
Womanhood is a wonderful thing, but it is being destroyed before our eyes as paganism and apostasy wreak havoc in our culture. A society led by Christian men, on the other hand, wouldn’t allow pervs into their daughter’s locker rooms or pay doctors to change Johnny into a faux girl.
As it turns out, a Christian patriarchal society is just what we need because a godly patriarchy is the only societal protection for femininity. The sodomites and transvestites cannot protect femininity. They are busy making Mengele’s ghost proud by butchering America’s youth and ruining their futures (see the sad case of Jazz Jennings). They simply don’t have time to protect femininity because they are too busy destroying it.
What we need around here are some good, old-fashioned men. Men who aren’t afraid to confront the crossdressing perverts who want to see our society go up in flames.
Of course, there are abuses of masculinity. For example, fornicating men and blowhards who objectify women and teach their sons to do the same are a serious problem. But it’s not an overweight transvestite in a pink dress that will have the fortitude to confront Andrew Tate and pathetic men like him. Once again, it’s the godly men, not the genderqueer sissy-boys, who have what it takes to fight the good fight.
Christian pastors are to be men for two main reasons. One, the Bible told me so. Two, the work is a man’s work.
Paul told Timothy that the man of God (“the Lord’s servant”) must correct his opponents (2 Timothy 2:25). He also told Titus that the elder must be a man who can “rebuke those who contradict” sound doctrine (Titus 1:9). Furthermore, Paul warned Christian leaders of fierce spiritual wolves, who would threaten the flock of God (Acts 20:29). Christian leaders must “be alert” and protect the flock from those who would “draw away the disciples after them” (cf. Acts 20:30-31). Pastors are also to “do the work of an evangelist.” Taking the gospel to a lost and hostile world breeds conflict. Just read the accounts of the Apostle Paul – he confronted false religion wherever he went. Just as a godly society would not send their women into war, nor would a godly church put forward a woman to serve as the vanguard in this spiritual battle.
And, yes, Paul told Timothy that the man of God must correct his opponent with gentleness. But correcting opponents with gentleness does not mean gently abstaining from correcting opponents. No matter how nice you are, telling the sodomite, or the fornicator, or the blasphemer, that he is heading to hell and taking others with him is not going to make us friends with the world.
The pastoral search committee might be shocked to find out that Jesus offended a lot of people (cf. Luke 11:45).
But they would have known that, had they had a real man preaching the Word of God to them instead of some effeminized seminary grad who is more concerned with his own security than protecting the flock by confronting the wolves.
In a society at war with the created order, the Apostle Paul’s injunction is anathema. To the church, it is central to the path forward: “Act like men, be strong” (1 Cor. 16:13).