Thursday, April 19, 2012

Lucia Never before has there been a generation of men so unsuitable

I couldn't resist, I had to buy The Three Marks of Manhood: How to be Priest, Prophet and King of Your Family for my Kindle. I had linked to the book as part of a blog post about a YouTube clip on Masculinity. The book piqued my interest and after reading the sample, I thought what the heck and bought it.

It's not very often that books make me laugh out loud, but this one did. After talking about the need for a resurrection of true Christian patriarchy (where the husband is the priest, prophet and king for his family), the author states:
Yet never before has there been a generation of men so unsuited to the establishing of an authentic Christian patriarchy. The Western male in particular, the erstwhile head of Christian culture, is found to have pawned his patriarchy for pleasure. He is thoroughly inculcated in the values of extended adolescence, and even where he rejects certain extremes of "playboyism", he has nonetheless, as a whole, acquiesced to the assaults of an hedonistic, immodest, and pornographic society; to the dominating search for pleasure and entertainment; to the beckon of a consumeristic society and the sophisticated toys it proffers; to contracepting his seed; and to the shirking of his duty to lead, protect, and provide for the family.

Sounds hopeless, really ... except that with God, nothing is impossible.

Yes, it is precisely because there has never been a time so desperately in need of men able to answer the call to Christian patriarchy, nor a time when there has been such an unsuitable selection of these men, that Christians may justifiable expect an unparalleled outpouring of God's miraculous grace and favor on Christian manhood, and on the family he is called to lead.

I'm sure the beginning of this outpouring of grace is the book itself.  So, people, men in particular, if you buy this book, consider yourself prompted by grace!

5 comment(s):

Psycho Milt said...

Yet never before has there been a generation of men so unsuited to the establishing of an authentic Christian patriarchy.

He says that like it's a bad thing.

Lucia Maria said...

Well, yes and no. Yes, because it's a sad state that most men in the West have fallen into and and no, because it makes it much more likely that God will intervene because of the very necessity. God quite often uses the small and insignificant to work wonders.

But, if you are reacting to the word "patriarchy", then I'll have to a sentence from the book:

"For it is Christian patriarchal fatherhood, with its requirements of magnanimous leadership and sacrificial service, that perfects manhood."

Matthew said...

The writer is correct. At least I see in my workplace, and even parts of the so-called church, where men have become adult-aged but immature (i.e. teenage) in their beliefs and actions.

This whole teenage concept also is a mistaken concept. Children are children whose parents are bringing them up to face the real world and bring selflessness, love, leadership, courage and above all the message of Christ. Such an upbringing will bypass this notion of being teenaged.

Our time is short, we need to use it well. Priest, Prophet and King are indeed the calling to what matters.

mzala said...

And yet below this post, we have a real 'Man's Man', a soldier for Christ and His Bride, the Holy Roman Catholic church. A truly humble man totally in love with the truth, who in his talks, consistently reminded the (growing) audience that they are Catholic. No pussy-footing, beating round the bush, modern soft-man- syndrome. After the talks, it was not unusual for males to engage with Michael for extended periods of time. Even the ladies present did not object to be called "Sons of God".
As Michael stated, "How can you tell a person that if they die in a state of mortal sin, they will go to hell!". The truth is the truth and no 'social construction' nonsense.

Lucia Maria said...

Wow, these posts are bringing out the oldtime commenters!

Hi Matthew!

Mazala, so, you must have gone. Cool!

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