Are you a God-fearing man?

“Are you a God-fearing man?” That’s a question a close Christian brother of mine sometimes asks before witnessing to other men.

When he shared this with me I was immediately struck by the term. It’s old-fashioned , masculine and at the the same time, humble. I thought to myself, I have to write a column about the question, “Are you a God-fearing man?”

So here you go.

First of all, what is a God-fearing man? The obvious answer is in the term, a man who fears God. Makes sense, right?

But digging deeper, we find that “fearing” God is more complex than just living life afraid of God. First, let’s look at what Proverbs says about fear:

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom,
And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.–Proverbs 9:10

The fear referred to in Proverbs is reverence of the Lord. Before one can gain true wisdom, he must revere the Lord as Creator, Heavenly Father and Provider. To not hold God in awe is foolishness.

However, Jesus speaks of fear in a different context when detailing why we should not fear man, but only the Lord.

“Whatever I tell you in the dark, speak in the light; and what you hear in the ear, preach on the housetops.  And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”–Matthew 10:27-28

Jesus is, of course, speaking of God as the one who “is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Yet, in the next verse, Jesus speaks of God’s love for us:

“Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will.  But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.  Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.”

So God can banish you to hell , yet love you so much that all the hairs of your head are numbered? The best picture I can think of to describe this is a Godly earthly father: He loves you , yet sometimes has to discipline you.

If that fails to take hold, fathers sometimes have to make the tough decision to let you experience the consequences of disobedience. Sometimes the cost of this is devastating and life-changing.

While not perfect, I hope the previous analogy paints a picture of God allowing people the consequence of hell for a life of unrepentant sin.

Like a loving father constantly warning his children of the dangers of disobedience, so God sends warnings to the world. First the prophets, then Jesus, then the apostles and now Christians. This, so no one has an excuse of not hearing the gospel.

Af the forefront of this evangelism are God-fearing men, answering the Father’s call of using our talents to share the good news of Jesus Christ. God sent His Son to die for our sins so we could be saved from eternal punishment. All we have to do is repent from sin and place our eyes on Jesus as Lord and Savior.

“Uh …hold on,” says the secularist.

“God-fearing men? Oh great, they’ll push their religion onto everyone. What are we talking now, a theocracy for America?”

Here’s a news flash. WE are living smack dab in a religious theocracy!

The problem is it’s a secular-leftist, pseudo- religious theocracy. I’ll prove it.

The sacrament for this secular-leftist theocracy is abortion. Nothing else explains the feverous zeal to protect a women’s right to kill her baby. I’m convinced that abortion is ritualized sacrifice designed to appease the secular-left’s god. Here’s a hint, their god is not the God of the Bible and certainly not the Creator of the heavens and earth.

Everything about this pseudo-religion is a counterfeit of God’s creation. Marriage between a man and a woman? We’ll allow same -sex marriage . The family? Government will tell you how to raise your children. Men as head and protector of the family? Government will take that role for single-parent families. Truth? Truth is whatever the secular-leftist narrative needs it to be.

Want to have a trouble free life? Shut your mouth, pretend not to know things and go along with everything like it’s normal. Want to be diminished, ridiculed , and cancelled? Stand for outdated concepts such as Christianity, the Bible , the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution.

Those are your choices under the Secular-leftist religion: Living under the fear of the state, or choosing to live according to the fear of the Lord. The God-fearing man chooses the latter and rejects the former .

The God-fearing man takes seriously the biblical warning of friendship with the world making one an enemy of God (James 4:4). He believes Jesus’ promise of hatred from the world since the world hated Him first( John 15:18). But the God-fearing man also has faith and believes that in persecution comes blessing and reward in heaven (Matt. 5:10-12).

So if God exacts death for our sin, isn’t that it? If we’re dead, what difference does it make?

The problem is you don’t actually “die.” Everyone of us when our physical bodies die, will receive an eternal body. That is, a body built for eternity.

Got it?

Now here’s the deliniation.

Those who accepted Christ as Lord and Savior will have bodies equipped for eternity living under God’s presence in heaven. Now here’s the bad news:Those who rejected the gift of grace through His death and resurrection, will have bodies equipped for wrath. The “death” is total separation from God.

Jesus spoke of hell more than anyone else in the Bible, describing it as outer darkness, fire, torment and full of weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Sin, any sin, is a capital offense per God’s law. He is holy therefore, He cannot, and will not tolerate sin.

Most pastors leave hell out of their sermons, so as not to offend or scare parishioners. This is preaching the “modern” gospel which ignores the truth that the consequence of a choice of unrepentant sin is eternal punishment in hell.

Focus on that description , eternal. That means not one hundred , a thousand or ever a million years living under God’s wrath, but forever.

Fearing God means living a life with the knowledge that everyone is accountable to God. This fear is also accepting that everyone, every man, woman and child has fallen short of the glory of God, due to sin.

God-fearing men (and women) only become as such, because they understand the eternal consequences of rejecting Jesus. The Christ is our only salvation from hell.

The God- fearing man knows we are literally enemies of Jehovah without Jesus as Lord. This is frightening and ,at the same time, humbling when you understand only God’s grace saves us.

God sent His only Son as the perfect sacrifice for our sin. Jesus willingly faced God’s wrath and eventual death to save us. His resurrection provided the gift freely offered to us.

We live in a world where leaders are God-mockers instead of God-fearing. They are weak, vindictive, deceitful, hateful , spineless, fearful ,dishonorable and arrogant with no moral foundation. Their schemes are anti-God, anti-life and idolatrous.

Can you see why we need God-fearing men in leadership? Only men who understand their accountability to God should be trusted with power.

What say you Christian? Are you a God-fearing man?


“American Christian …” My newest book

American Christian: A Treatise of Spiritual, Cultural and Political Discernment, my newest book, is now on sale at Amazon. I hope you will add it to your library as an indispensable tool for discernment.

Why the title, American Christian ?

I came up with the title because American Christians are unique in the world. What is this uniqueness? They must not only know their Bible to serve the Lord effectively, but should also understand the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence to defend freedom and liberty in America.

God blessed America with a spirit of courage and abundance. Because America’s has turned its back on God, fear and corruption dominate. I believe our nation is in the shadow of God’s righteous anger as most of her citizens and leaders reject Jesus.

God-fearing, Bible-believing Christians must rebuke the notion that we will politic our way out of this situtation with a new president or congress. What the USA needs is repentance and a return to Christ.

From the introduction:

America is amid a vast spiritual war. In war, one must be battle-ready to fight effectively. In this spiritual war, the Christian must always be vigilant in order to stand against the schemes of the devil carried out by human pawns. American Christian pp. 3

It’s not only compromised politicians, educators, journalists, judges, and Hollywood who are the devil’s human pawns. We can also include friends and loved ones walking in darkness. Keep in mind anyone who rejects Jesus is, by default, a pawn of the devil.

When Jesus first sent out the disciples, what did He tell them?

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.”–Matthew 10:16 (New King James Version)

Wolves are ravenous, hunt in packs and are natural predators to sheep. This is the world to the Christian. We can only prevail in our call through the power of the Holy Spirit. This is why Christians must be in daily, fervent prayer to the Heavenly Father.

Amid this, Jesus tells us to be shrewd in using worldly institutions such as radio, television, the internet, and social media to accomplish our mission. In Christ , we are able to take what was meant for subversion and use it for the kingdom of heaven. We are to do so with gentleness and the the utmost integrity, hence the term “harmless as doves”.

American Christian is one reference to aid this shrewdness by understanding the lies and falsehoods fed to us as truth by the world. I provide the reader with pithy , straightforward chapters that are easy to digest. My goal is to engage the reader to consider aspects of Christianity, culture and politics they may not have given much thought about.

Discernment is a spiritual gift from God that enables us, in His power, to tell truth from lies, right from wrong and light and darkness. If you do not have this spiritual gift, all you need to do pray and ask.

If you like my newest book, American Christian, please leave a review on Amazon and share with your friends. American Christian will also make a nice Christmas gift.

My first book, No Christian Man is an Island: Leading the Spiritual Quest in America’s Culture Wars , is also available at Amazon for your reading pleasure.


Traditional masculinity triggers godless left

Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.  Let all that you do be done in love.–1 Corinthians 16:13-14 (English Standard Version)

Like a cross to a vampire, traditional masculinity triggers the godless left. Why is this so?

So much of leftism attacks classic masculine traits such as courage, assertiveness, independence and leadership. Here’s why they must.

I believe it’s because masculinity is normal.

Oh it can’t be that… can it?

Yes it can, and it makes sense if you think about it.

Everything about the left is a parody and a counterfeit. Their policies and goals are steeped in chaos with the upending of what used to be accepted behaviors of the two sexes.

There is nothing chaotic about true masculinity. If anything ,masculinity produces order and calm which is kryptonite to the radical left.

Take a guess as to the masculinity poster boy that most triggers the godless left? That’s right: None other than President Donald Trump.

Let’s see… the left labels Trump as bombastic and braggadocious, yet he exhibits those masculine traits of courage, assertiveness, independence ,leadership and results in spades. Maybe that’s why the left and RINO’s on the right hate him?

Trump not only exemplifies those qualities, but he celebrates other men that project those qualities. Just look at any of his rallies. He always makes it a point to single out people in his audience that look like men’s men. He highlights and celebrates that as one alpha male to another which gets the left seething.

“Toxic masculinity this and toxic masculinity that!” they whine as if every male is a bully or misogynist. Now are there some jerks who exhibit those negative qualities?

Of course. But who stands against the those who bully others? That’s right, the masculine male.

The experts say toxic masculinity is harmful to nations because of misogyny, dominance and violence. Let’s examine these examples one by one.

The vast majority of masculine men are chivalrous to women because of their up-bringing. Notice you never ever hear the left discuss chivalry as a part of masculinity. Nope, all we hear associated with masculinity is sexism.

Dominance is also alien to true masculinity. These men do not obsess over bending people to their will , they’re too busy living their lives, taking care of their families and working their jobs. Only godless narcissists and sociopaths, walk around, contemplating how they can dominate society and culture. Remember, control is a reaction to fear.

Which brings us to violence…

For real toxic males, violence is a go-to, whether it’s raging, protecting fragile egos, dominating women or impressing peers with random assaults. We’re talking developmentally arrested individuals, lacking self-control. For them, violence is strength.

On the other hand, threats to family, friends innocents and personal safety are go-time for the traditional masculine man. These are males with self-control and patience…up to point. While these men are not prone to violence, they are not afraid to use it when needed.

God gave masculinity to men as tools to protect, build, carry on the species, fight, and if necessary, kill evil. Demonizing masculinity, in favor of radically feminizing culture, is literally withering the United States of America and Western Civilization.

This coordinated attack on masculinity is not to make us a better nation as the leftist mantra often claims. Instead, it is a strategy to destroy western nations like the United States, Canada and Great Britain by weakening its protectors: masculine men.

Want to know the biggest reason the left hates Trump or any other unapologetic masculine men? These guys whether in big ways or small inspire men to stand , resist and, if needed, fight.

Most importantly such men are heroic to young boys and teens. They provide an ideal for them in which to aspire.

True masculine guys don’t obsess over what people think about them. They form their opinions based on their core beliefs and principles.

The ever growing numbers of MAGA reflect a country of males thirsty for simple, plain-spoken truths outside of the gaslighting left. That’s sand in the gears of leftism which bullies people into staying silent and standing down out of guilt, shame or fear.

Men like Trump are dangerous to the left, so they are demonized as racists, misogynists, and homophobes. This is done so other guys will hesitate pushing back against the crazy leftist agenda.

Too many men want to be liked and accepted by everyone:pop culture, friends and even people they hardly know. They parrot mainstream thinking with their comments and observations and are mortified if they offend anyone. These are beta males.

To quote the legendary Brooklyn Dodgers Manager, Leo Durocher, “Nice guys finish last.” Or in this case , beta males aren’t even in the fight.

The need for traditional masculinity is a truth that may offend many in our angry , petulant and unserious culture. Since traditional masculinity triggers the godless left, more males should embrace this trait with alacrity.

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What can one Christian do?

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” –Isiah 40:31

What can one Christian do? What difference can you make in the face of widespread infiltration of evil in America?

You see blatant corruption literally sucking the life out of America: a two-tier justice system, a wide-open border , presidential administration beholden to America-hating interests and a federal government persecuting anyone who questions or stands in the way of its agenda.

Some days the gravity of our situation is wearying and some days a feeling of powerlessness dominates. Can I get an amen?

We feel this way because the news is mostly bad. Even on conservative websites, many published articles can leave one sighing in despair over the madness of our situation and the willful destruction of our economy, laws, society and military.

We can respond to the world’s standards or God’s

As Christians we have three responses to our current situation. 1) We can surrender in a foregone conclusion that America is over; 2) we can return evil for evil; or 3) we can reference our Bibles for a Godly response.

The first example implies a serious lack of faith. So does the second; with you now showing that you know better than God. The third action is rooted in God’s word and therefore, faithful.

Faith is the key word. Specifically, where do we place our faith? If you find yourself reading news or commentary more than your Bible, your faith in God may be or is already lukewarm.

I must confess that there have been recent periods where I have done exactly that; studying political commentary more than my Bible. That wearing feeling mentioned earlier, is the barometer of this shift in priorities.

Powerlessness comes from taking our eyes off of Jesus

Powerlessness comes when we’re not trusting in God. Power comes from faith in God.

We must keep our eyes on Christ and not on the current state of our country. That doesn’t mean we ignore what’s going on because we have to live in the world. However, we must also remember that when we accepted Jesus as Lord and Savior, like Him, we became no longer of the world.

This means our true home is heaven. This world is not a final destination, but merely a flash on our way to eternity.

This truth is an important concept that we must resolve to remember, no matter how much the culture deteriorates. With that in mind let us look at what God tells us to do in the face of corrupt government officials and a pagan culture.

The Bible commands us to submit to government authorities and pray for those in power. Yeah… submit and pray.

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.–Romans 13:1(New King James Version)

This means we peaceably obey the government by not fomenting rebellion against obeying laws and paying our taxes. Keep in mind, that Paul wrote this during the time of Nero, one of the cruelest Roman rulers.

Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.–Romans 13:2(NKJV)

You think things are bad for Christians now? Nero used to have Christians cast in wax and lit on fire like candles for his amusement. This depraved Caesar would also feed Christians to the hungry lions in the coliseum or have them killed in gladiator spectacles.

Paul wrote Romans during the reign of this madman. Does this mean we obey all government edicts without question? Of course not.

Why do you think those Christians were persecuted by Nero? It was because they did not follow his laws to remain silent and not worship Christ. Those Christians were martyred because they placed God above government.

We choose God over government

This is the only instance in which we are not to follow government. When it comes to obeying the government and worshiping our Lord, we defer to the latter and not the former. Peter explicitly obeyed this principal in Acts 5:29:

But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: “We ought to obey God rather than men.

Government as ordained by God is supposed to protect the righteous while being a terror to the evil doer.This is the explained in Romans 13:3-5

For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake.

Our current government has become a terror to good works and not to evildoers. Therefore it is not carrying out its God-given duty to protect the good. It prioritizes abortion, transgenderism , division and paganism. Are we to obey it blindly? No, for it is anti-God and anti-Christ. However, this does not give us license to foment rebellion. We choose not to follow laws that glorify evil and not God,while at the same time praying for elected officials.

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.–1 Timothy2:2-4.

So if you want peace of mind and joy, do what God commands us to do . It totally goes against the world’s standards and as a result, calls us to faith and obedience; which is really what God is looking for in his children.


Warfare prayers needed for President Trump

President Donald Trump is out in front, taking slings and arrows on the people’s behalf. What Trump has faced would cause most politicians to slink away in defeat.

Trump is showing that he is the people’s President and this frightens the uniparty and the deep state.

They have thrown everything at this man and everything has failed. Now all they got is revisiting the hush money probe that failed before. Legal experts say Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s case doesn’t hold up to legal scrutiny.

Please pray for him as he prepares to enter the Manhattan courthouse Tuesday .This, the culmination of the George Soros funded DA’s witch-hunt.

That isn’t stopping the deep state and the press from salivating about the prospect of getting video of authorities booking Trump.

Trump will likely be fingerprinted, have a mug shot taken , among other formalities before he’s formally arraigned and appears in court to plead not guilty.

We are living through dark times in America right now. We are surrounded by and being governed by pawns doing the work of evil forces hidden from public scrutiny.

Like you , I have had feelings of revulsion pondering the level of satanic evil looming over this country. We are witnessing the physical manifestations of spiritual warfare.

Evil is ugly and disturbing when you witness godless people carry it out without fear of consequences. Our enemies are emboldened because every institution in our country is corrupted.

For example, the indictment of President Trump is a glaring example of how the deep state has weaponized the legal system against their political enemies.

That all this happening during Holy Week is uncanny. I’m sure it’s part of God’s timing that this sham of an indictment is reminiscent of the sham trials Jesus experienced before His crucifixion.

Jesus knew He was going to the cross to save man. He knew he would die , be resurrected and sit at the right hand of God , ready to return during our Heavenly Father’s timing.

Let us pray that no harm comes to President Trump while in custody and that he and the MAGA movement emerges stronger:

Heavenly Father,

May your angels surround President Trump and his group with your protection . Lord May the plans of our enemies meet with failure. Please bless President Trump with godly wisdom and discernment. Please fill his heart and the hearts of his family with your perfect peace that defies human understanding.

May President Trump keep our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ first and foremost in his heart and mind from this day forward.

Lord we pray that no plan will succeed against this man and his family and his administration.

Lord we pray that you would be glorified in this situation and that from this period of darkness would come the light of revival throughout this nation.

We ask in Jesus’ name…Amen