The following was taken from my new book, If If Masculinity Is ‘Toxic’, Call Jesus Radioactive”>Masculinity is ‘Toxic’ Call Jesus Radioactive.
12 Now when Jesus heard that John had been taken into custody, He withdrew into Galilee;
13 and leaving Nazareth, He came and settled in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the region of Zebulun and Naphtali.
14 This was to fulfill what was spoken through Isaiah the prophet:
15 “The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—
16 “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great Light, And those who were sitting in the land and shadow of death, Upon them a Light dawned.”
17 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”
–Matthew 4:12-17 (NASB)
I would be willing to give up my left testicle just to have had the opportunity to have heard Jesus preach while He was kickin’ up dust on the mean streets of the Middle East two-thousand years ago.
Can you imagine actually beholding The Incarnate Word actually preaching the Word?
I don’t know about you, but I hope they have videos of Him preaching that I can watch once I get to heaven because I guarantee that was some epic … holy … stuff.
One thing is for certain: His sermons weren’t muddy and murky, cheeky and cutesy, platitudes and maxims, built to make people feel good about being an impenitent sinner; deluding them into thinking that ‘they’re fine and heaven waits for them’ all the while they’re tooling down AC/DC’s Highway to Hell at ninety-miles-per-hour.
The message that Jesus preached wasn’t some lame, half- baked, seeker friendly, ‘what does he mean’, indefinable horse-scat that terrified pastors craft to keep in the good graces of the politically correct Thought Police who now threaten churches with lawsuits if they preach against their particular penchants.
Oh, heck no, Dinky.
Jesus’ message was repentance. It was, turn or burn.
It was, do a 180.
It was, leave everything and follow me.
It was, if you love anything more than me, then you’re not worthy of me.
Jesus’ message was, you’re wrong … I’m right.
His message was, I am the way, the truth, and the life, and no one gets to The Father except through me.
It wasn’t, ‘there are many ways to God.’
Jesus’ message wasn’t the byproduct of a focus group of feckless friars trying to appeal to the carnal appetites of the damned.
Jesus knew hell awaited the unrepentant, therefore, His message was … repent.
Speaking of hell, as Dr. R.C. Sproul said, ‘It’s because Jesus spoke so frequently about hell that the Church should take the concept seriously.’
But the Church doesn’t.
Well, it’s because the Church has become effeminized and has lost the holy and masculine fortitude to say the tough things that must be said in order to truly rescue dunderheads like me from their impending and eternal doom, if … they … don’t … repent.
True men of God, like Jesus, will not dull their sword because their crowds can’t handle the plain-dealing.
Effeminate, Nancy Boy pastors, however, will.
All the biblical greats, from the prophets, lawgivers, judges, psalmists, righteous kings, priests and The Chief Dragon-slayer himself, Jesus, preached repent, hell-fire, ye must be born again, to whomever, whenever, they opened their righteous mouth on behalf of their Holy God.
And they didn’t apologize for making people feel bad. As in, real bad.
The apostle Paul put it this way …
8 For though I caused you sorrow by my letter, I do not regret it; though I did regret it—for I see that that letter caused you sorrow, though only for a while— 9 I now rejoice, not that you were made sorrowful, but that you were made sorrowful to the point of repentance; for you were made sorrowful according to the will of God, so that you might not suffer loss in anything through us. 10 For the sorrow that is according to the will of God produces a repentance without regret, leading to salvation, but the sorrow of the world produces death. 11 For behold what earnestness this very thing, this godly sorrow, has produced in you: what vindication of yourselves, what indignation, what fear, what longing, what zeal, what avenging of wrong! In everything you demonstrated yourselves to be innocent in the matter.
2 Corinthians 7:8-11 (NASB)
True men of God, like Jesus, preach the hard truths of the scripture that’ll ruin your day but will, if believed and received, make your life an homage to your Creator, a true gospel benefit to mankind, while sparing you from an eternal deep-fry in outer darkness.
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Much of the Left loathes masculinity and they love to paint Jesus as a non-offensive bearded woman who endorses their agenda. This book blows that nonsense all to hell. From the stonking laptop of bestselling author, Doug Giles, comes a new book that focuses on Jesus’ overt masculine traits like no other books have heretofore. It’s informative, bold, hilarious, and scary. Giles has concluded, after many years of scouring the scripture that, If Masculinity Is ‘Toxic’, Call Jesus Radioactive.