Monday, October 20, 2014

Saving Private Men

"In creating civilization, women transform male lust into love; channel male wanderlust into jobs, homes, and families; link men to specific children; rear children into citizens; change hunters into fathers; divert male will to power into a drive to create. Women conceive the future that men tend to flee; they feed the children that men ignore." —George Gilder

In the 1998 war film Saving Private Ryan, Tom Hanks plays U.S. Army Ranger Captain John Miller, who during the time of the WW II Normandy Invasion, leads a team on a mission to save the last surviving brother of four servicemen—PFC James Francis Ryan (Matt Damon). It is a mission enveloped in adversity and opposition, sadness and joy. The mission ends in success. The Lord sends women on a similar rescue mission to save specific men. The rescue is intended to play out on the field of marriage, though it happens in a contingent way. "Women shall be saved through the bearing of children" the apostle tells us. And it is through these "saved women" that perishing men shall be saved.

In speaking of women being saved, the apostle is referring to a life preserving lifestyle. He is referring to a specific mental focus and path. It is the path of first producing, then raising disciples of Christ. It is an all-consuming team effort. Man is dependent on woman, and if woman is not saved, neither will man be. Modern culture, however, seeks to divert woman from this saving path, pushing salvation for woman through a college degree. For modern culture, salvation for woman is through the power of the Pill and alternative forms of birth control. For modern culture women will be saved through the avoidance of children.

If private men are to be saved, it will require a new breed of militant women. It will require women with a call of duty. It will require a strong sense of mission and commitment to following Christ. It will require a woman willing to challenge her man. It will not be an easy task. Nevertheless, there is no alternative way. The faithless path of our day is a continued march to destruction. It is the working out of social suicide. The modern path will not advance the Kingdom of God on earth. The question is will a few good women answer the call of duty? Or, while claiming the name of Christ will they follow the compliant and complicit path of Sapphira?

Will women save men...or simply give men sex?

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