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manly men

W
hy does all of this matter? I know some will undoubtedly be asking this
question because it is important.

We live in a culture of hook up, shack up, break up. Men are marrying
later and staying married shorter than ever. The average dude is not a dude but just a
boy who can shave. Many Christian men are enslaved to pornographic lust and live in
silent shame, which hinders their growth in Christ and service in ministry. Meanwhile,
the number of Christian leaders making headlines because of sexual sin further stains the
reputation of Jesus and undermines the credibility of his church.

Nevertheless, in 1 Corinthians 11:7, we are told that God’s men are the glory of
God shining forth into a perverted and dark world. You, as God’s man, are not to be led
around by naked whores and stiff erections like the pagans who do not know God. You
need to memorize these words, “A man . . . is the image and glory of God.” The next
time you are out hunting or camping and sitting around a fire, take a long stick and put
one end of it in the fire. When that end gets hot and glowing red from glorying in the
fire until its heat and light are transferred to it, take it out and look at it. Remind yourself
that when the Bible says you are the glory of God, it means that you are like that stick
and supposed to draw near to the pure and powerful God who is your Father and radiate
his heat and light to the world.

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who desperately wants you to join his ranks and participate in his darkness. As Paul told
Timothy, you need to �ght a good �ght.

So keep your pants on, your Bible open, your eyes focused, your hands ready, and
your heart broken, and �ght in such a way that when you stand before Jesus in the end,
you can look him in the eye.

notes

1 Victor Malarek, The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003), pp. 1�7.

2 For a thorough explanation of these factors, see Kathryn Farr, Sex Traf�cking: The Global Market in Women

and Children (New York: Worth Publishers), pp. 132�162 (Chapter 5��From Here to There: Sex Traf�cking

Flows and the Economic Conditions That Drive Them�).

3 Denise Gamache and Evelina Giobbe, Prostitution: Oppression Disguised as Liberation, National Coalition

against Domestic Violence, 1990.

4 Victor Malarek, The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003), pp.

9�29 (Chapter 1��Smuggler�s Prey�).

5 Victor Malarek, The Natashas: Inside the New Global Sex Trade (New York: Arcade Publishing, 2003), p. 33.

6 For more on the role of organized crime, see Kathryn Farr, Sex Traf�cking: The Global Market in Women

and Children (New York: Worth Publishers), pp. 56�131 (Chapter 3��Criminal Networks and Corrupt

Guardians� and Chapter 4��Sex Traf�cking and the Changing Face(s) of Organized Crime�).

7 George S. Patton, War As I Knew It (Boston: Houghton Mif�in Company, 1947), p. 31.

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