"Daddy! Listen to this rap me and my friend made up!" My nine year old son shouted.
As he began to recite the lyrics to the rap song he and his friend put together, I was immediately jolted by the picture that the phrases, content, and topics emerging from his mouth began to paint.
"Yeah, yeah! un-understandable gibberish....jail...un-understandable gibberish....fight....fight...un-understandable gibberish....fight...jail...yeah, yeah...more gibberish I can't make out..." he rapped.
I looked at'em unimpressed with a fatherly face and said, "Young man, we don't go to jail, fight, or rap about any such thing in this house. In this house we talk about good and positive things!"
Then my youngest one followed up with, "You mean we rap about God n stuff?!"
"You got it!" I said, then I proceeded to put together one of the most horrible, non-rhyming, and worst delivered raps ever, but my youngest one couldn't have cared less, and we had a good'ol time.
As a father I have to be vigilant as to the seeds the culture at a large is planting into the hearts and minds of my sons. I must be a strong man defending the innocence of not only my young, but yours too. Being a father is not about DNA, but about the life you live, pattern you set, and legacy you leave for the proceeding generation.
The Father is the foundation of the family on which society is built. Remove strong men from the home and the home is open game for rape, pillage, and destruction! The war machine against manhood has been in full gear for some time now. Hack your body and jack it up with testosterone, toss fear to the side, gain mental clarity at all cost, and connect spiritually to the throne of The Lord of Host!
In thinking about this moment of my inability to rap as well as others, the power of culture was brought to full clarity and made crystal clear to me. Even though I do my best to filter out a lot of the cultural artifacts I think aren't appropriate for children to consume, I'm only one person and there's much that gets past me. I can't be with my children 24/7, thus, I'm dependent upon The Almighty to look after them while they aren't in my presence, and am grateful that we serve a God that can do all things exceedingly and abundantly--including looking after the safety of our loved ones.
The culture that we live in is one of moral decay, decadence, and just straight up rebellion, and it behooves us to be mindful of this fact while running to and fro taking care of business. As a sociologist, I'm well aware of the power of culture to cultivate, shape, and influence the minds and heart of the masses, and in studying the Bible it's quite evident that our adversary, Satan, is well aware of this power too.
The Bible serves as a blueprint for producing a culture of life. Israel was given everything she needed to cultivate a culture that produced and reproduced life in all the Earth. But in her rebellion she found herself heaping upon herself curses, suffering, and death. A society without God at the heart or core of it's moral fabric is a society that's doom to fail. This is the lesson that humanity refuses to learn. God's instructions for life must be at the core of any civilization, individual life, or institution in order for success to be realized and maintained throughout the ages.
Men are being attacked from several angles in our culture that's rendering them of no effect (not only men, but women, and children as well. Every one is under full assault, but I'm just honing in the male at the moment given that he's the foundation on which the family institution rest, which inturn provides the building block for society and organized living at large. Also, I'm doing a presentation on men soon, so this subject is within my immediate peripheral of thought at the moment).
There are several areas of culture that we've been under full assault from for some time now. Once you realize this, it provides you the ability to see the enemy at work against you and your family more clearly. Thus, you gain the ability to identify the enemy removing the cover of mystery and darkness bringing his stratagems to light giving you the capability to defend, develop solutions, and employ them in your life.
In short, there's several areas of culture that's being used as fronts of battle in which our adversary Satan is not only waging war against men, but society at large. Once you realize and understand this, you can take steps to insulate yourself from this war as we're marched towards the one world dictatorship.
Learn these key battle fronts and the tactics the enemy is employing on them, and source out practical solutions to aid in your departure and untethering from Babylon, A.K.A., the Beast System.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you always! Stay blessed and encouraged!
Masculinity is under attack in our culture. There's a war against maleness.
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