The Twenty-one Tenets of BIBLICAL MASCULINITY
Transitioning Young Men From Boyhood to Manhood
“Biblical masculinity has all but disappeared in the modern day culture. Satan has systematically targeted the tenets of Biblical manhood, eliminating them one by one from our society. As a whole, we no longer are rearing young men. Thank God there are exceptions, but they are simply that–exceptions. The church of Jesus Christ must scripturally define, and purposefully re-instill the character qualities of Biblical masculinity back into our boys and young men.”
I just finished reading this book recently, as well as the book BIBLICAL FEMININITY , and I am SO excited about adding these books to our website. They are very needful, and a great resource for helping our young people know and understand their role as a young lady or young man, based upon Bible principles. I personally believe it would be beneficial for parents to read these books to know how and what to teach their children regarding their femininity or masculinity, regardless of the age of their children. It would also be wise to have our teens read the book, and do a study of it with them, helping them understand their God given role, and how to apply the principles in their own lives.
The Bible principles found in this book are the result of a study of what the Word of God has to say concerning “young men/man”. From this study we observe twenty-one tenets of Biblical masculinity. (For this study, we are defining a “young man” as a male between the ages of 12 and 30 years of age.)
Just a few of the tenets discussed are:
*Young men must embrace opportunities to develop their natural strength in the performance of physical labor. “If you shirk work, you are not a young man, you are a boy.”
*Young men should seek God in their youth with the understanding that the God/young man relationship may be the most potent available to them in their lifetime.
* Young men should learn from aged men the four disciplines of Christian maturity. (Disciplined Thinking, Reputable Living, Pure Convictions, Excellent Speech)
This book ends with a challenge to young men “As you have learned, the transition from boyhood to manhood is not an easy one. Real men do not seek the easy way. God’s standard is high, yet we are mortal men. At times you will fail, but you must never, never quit. At times you will all, but you must get back up. Men – real men – learn to overcome failures and setbacks.” They are then encouraged to sign a covenant before God to try to uphold the twenty-one Biblical principles.
Very challenging and encouraging book for young men!