Paul, being intolerant again...
"Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived; neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor homosexuals, nor thieves, nor the covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers, will inherit the kingdom of God." (1 Cor. 6)
The Greek word for "effeminate" there can be translated "soft" or "fine".
I really was shocked (in a thrilled "why haven't I seen this before!" way) to realize that "effeminate" is in this list.
Has anyone else noticed the fad of girly, soft young men lately? I'm getting tired of it. I even see it among homeschoolers. A gentle, quiet softness that isn't just manly meekness- it's girly. And it's disgusting. And it's unBiblical, most importantly.
And it's so fashionable, it seems, today.
I'm not advocating boorish, vulgar manhood- just manly manhood.
Any other men out there who agree? Who desire to have a bit of thunder in their step, lion in their voice, iron in their grip, determination in their stride, fiery vision in their eyes?
Of course, this strength must be tempered by meekness. Strength under control for The Glory of God.
But I can be meek and still be very firmly a man.
May it be so. By God's Grace, for His Glory.
(See part 2 for more on this topic)