Thursday, June 7, 2007

A Real Man

An incredible excerpt taken from Randy Stinson's "Is God Wild at Heart? A Review of John Eldredge's, Wild at Heart" written July 3, 2003: "While God has made men and women in His image, He has also given them particular roles and functions that correspond to their gender. This can be easily seen in the warp and woof of Scripture where men are consistently called upon to lead and protect. They are called upon to fight and defend. In the contexts of homes and the community of faith, they are given the responsibility of headship and oversight. In cases where men like Moses or Abraham faltered in their courage or faith, they hear from the God of the universe that He will bring about His plan. He is in control. This is where they place their confidence. This is the point from which they draw their strength."

I was VERY fond of the book Wild at Heart until I just read this review. Randy Stinson did a very good job of pointing out the areas where this book is Scripturally unsound. The way Randy wrote about a man's role in the above quote is Scripturally sound and reveals what is really in a man's heart.

Randy is the Executive Director of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW).

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