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Man-Up Rants Take No Season Off

December 14, 2012

Regardless of whatever one might think of the season, involved with Churchianity or not, a number of people get into the Christmas spirit, whatever that entails for the people involved. Instead of thinking about the usual things of life, they start thinking about Christmas decorations and bells and ornaments on trees. They also start thinking about being more giving, through gifts to their friends or to help the homeless. While it is true that it could be pointed out what Christmas really is in relationship to God, it is a blessing to notice the typical hard-heartedness and greed of men dissipate, if only but for a time.

We even can take a step into Churchianity and expect to hear stories about the baby Jesus, Joseph, Mary, and the Light coming into the world for the propitiation of sins, and hear more glory thrown to Christ than usual. But it wouldn’t be a surprise for the feminists in Churchianity to use it as an opportunity and it seems like one has been found. (H/T)

David McGee, founder of Cross the Bridge Ministries and the senior pastor of The Bridge Church in Kernersville, N.C., chooses to point out to us in his own way that Jesus was part of a “blended family” and that Joseph manned-up to the situation and didn’t divorce his wife and accepted her despite being born with a child that wasn’t his and obviously wasn’t conceived by him. It illustrates a perfect example of having one’s own agenda and then shopping Scripture and bending it to match the person’s agenda, which is common in feminist goals.

David McGee writes:

Christmas is an appealing time of the year, associated with holiday cards, cheerful parties, talk about Mary, Jesus and the wise men; but not many people talk about Joseph, Jesus’ worldly father. I’d like to tell the Christmas story we don’t often hear, that’s from Joseph’s perspective.

The emphasized part announces the intention. If we have not heard it before, or have not “often” heard it, it’s a good sign that it’s either neglected Scripture or a creative interpretation. An honest assessment of the Scriptural text involved will reveal the real intention, that it is a creative interpretation:

Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. (Matthew 1:19-21)

By describing Joseph as a just man, it is saying that he was doing God’s will by having this in mind. He was willing to stand for God over this woman that he was bethrothed to, especially given this woman was pregnant and he knew he was not involved. The fact that he was willing to not make her a public example was a part of grace on his part, because by the law he could have had her brought out and killed and a search done for the man (Deut 22:23-24), but he chose to do it privately (Deut 24:1):

If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you. (Deuteronomy 22:23-24)

When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of his house. (Deuteronomy 24:1)

In fact, it took the vision in the dream (v20-21) to keep him from following out the Law of God in any way, pointing out what the child really was. This was indeed a unique situation, much like Hosea’s was.

Yet we have both applied as normative in this day and age in the culture to excuse the sinful behavior of women within Churchianity. This is a common example of misinterpretation of Scripture by taking unique situations and making them into the normal situations.

Now that we have the full truth of the story, let us see how Mr. McGee applies the story to further his goals:

You may have been married previously and be thinking about getting married again.

We see where his mind is on the matter. He is not looking to the story of Jesus’ birth, but on something else. While the next three paragraphs are a passable explanation of the Biblical story, he continues and fully reveals the intention of his article:

Jesus could have come into the world in a lot of ways, but He chose to come in and experience a blended family. Why? So He could minister to the thousands of us who are also from blended families. Jesus sat around that table knowing in His heart of hearts that Joseph was not His biological father. Could there also be people around your table this Christmas who are not biologically connected to you, but are now members of what you call your “family?”

Here, David McGee reveals his intentions. He mentions the blended family, in other words families where all the children do not have the same father. This is very specific in intent, as no doubt he has no other goal in mind to get men to accept the chaste, righteous, perfect and sinless single women of God sluts who were being perfectly chaste and virginal fornicating and somehow found themselves pregnant (*), because Joseph accepted the situation he was put in by the virgin birth. McGee continues:

The Bible shows us that fatherhood is much more than simply being the father of a child. Biblical fatherhood involves setting a godly example for our children and blessing them as our Heavenly Father has blessed us.

Like Joseph, God might be calling you to an untraditional path of Fatherhood. Maybe you and your spouse have created a blended family. Our idea of how we want life to go is not always God’s plan for our life. God’s plan is purposeful and perfect; during this Christmas season I encourage you to be the father your children need you to be, whether biological or other. Use Joseph as your example. God has called you to care for your family. Fulfilling His calling is the highest of achievements.

As we have seen in the past, the intentions of these proctors of Churchianity are almost always to bring men to the heel of the single women within the church, especially marriage. There is never a recognition of how these women become pregnant, no admonition on their behaviors, and especially recognition for their sins within Churchianity. These are just women who somehow “found themselves pregnant” and somehow became single mothers who are ultimate tragedies in the eyes of Churchianity. They are perfect and chaste women in the eyes of Churchianity and the evil evil menz are all to blame for leading them to such a path. Ultimately, these sins gets rewarded and pushed under the rug because they do not want to recognize women for who they are, just as sinful as the men.

As a result, they push on the men to accept what they should not accept. Our idea of how we want life to go is not always God’s plan for our life, true, but God’s plan for the life of a man is not to cater to a woman who has deliberately not followed God’s plan for her life, but to give God glory in everything. If he decides that he can extend his heart to grant grace to a woman for dealing with the fruit of her sin, it’s his business. But sins have worldly consequences. Whether someone has “accepted Christ” or not is irrelevant to this fact.

This includes what God has set out for how people should live their lives. The normative action for a man who is following God’s plan for his life is to do as Joseph was to do with Mary. There will only be one virgin birth and one begotten Son of God, EVER. God’s plan is not for fornication, and especially not for the REWARD of fornication within His body, but for the chastity of sexual relationships to be confined to marriage.

There will always be those pushing in Churchianity today for men to be deprived of a Godly choice when it comes to marriage. David McGee is no different.

(*) – lgrobins is money already on this phrasing within the blog post. For example, the author of the OP for that blog entry’s by-line on her own blog is:

At 19, Maggio found herself pregnant for the fourth time, living in government housing on food stamps and welfare.

How can someone not see cause and effect on this one to “find herself pregnant” instead of seeing that she did something to cause it, especially something that is against God’s plan for anybody’s life?

  1. Wonder if he will comment on Hosea and tell us we should also marry prostitutes, too.

  2. jsr permalink

    “When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her”

    I know this passage and Jesus’ words in the NT have been the source of varying interpretations of justified divorce. However, I would like to see you write an article or series of articles that attempts to rigorously define what actions do justify divorce according to the Bible.

    [B: There are a number of blog posts here that have addressed the issue of what the commitment of marriage is and is not in some way. Marriage 1.0 (#1) – The Commitment, and The Marriage Impulse will probably be closest to your request.]

  3. Thanks for the post.

    When I started reading it and seeing where it was going I just shook my head.

    Surely the appropriate response to this sort of exhortation is to say, “Sure, I see your point and,think you are right. I will take seriously the idea of manning up,and marrying a single mother when I have a suitable vision of Angels telling me to do it just as your example from scripture did, thanks for reminding us of that”.

    Just unbelievable that someone would argue like that.

  4. If Joseph was a righteous man who sought to put Mary away privily, then that (putting away privily) surely is our example to follow; do what you have to do but do not make such a song and dance about it that the world and his wife (or wives) know all about what you are doing. Perhaps David McGee will tell us if he would continue to live with his wife if she were to conceive a child with another man, and to bring that child up as if it were his own flesh and blood.

    Using the example of Joseph like this is yet another case of attempting to undermine the uniqueness of Jesus’ birth. But if you do not believe that there was a virgin birth, then Jesus’ birth was not unique. The whole purpose of the story of the Incarnation in the Gospels is to point out that it was / is / forever will be an event like no other. Never before had God become man, nor, because Jesus obeyed and lived all His life with the intention “Not my will, but Yours” as prayed to His and our Father in heaven, will he ever need to come to Earth again. When He died on the cross, it was finished, all of Satan’s power had been overcome. No mere man could have done that, before or since. As the old hymn says, “He, only, could unlock the gate / Of Heaven and let us in”

    To suggest that because Joseph married a woman who was already pregnant, and he had not impregnated her we have an example for men when pregnant unmarried women ask them to become their husbands, is utterly fallacious. Mary was betrothed to Joseph. He knew where she had been and whom she had been with. He knew that she had not been playing away as the modern vernacular has it.

    No, what we need is for David McGee to start using his God-given senses. A woman who gets pregnant out of wedlock these days, unless she is a rape victim, needs shaming, not marrying. McGee needs to look at the statistics for marriage break up when one party to the marriage has a child by another partner. Both in the UK and in the US, there needs to be a realignment of priorities for benefits so that mothers of children conceived in wedlock are given a premium from the welfare system and not the handicap they seem to get at the moment.

  5. Sorry, in Para 2 “Never before had God become man, nor, because Jesus obeyed and lived all His life with the intention “Not my will, but Yours” as prayed to His and our Father in heaven, will he ever need to come to Earth again.” should have added at the end except as King of Kings and the Judge of all people.

  6. Joe permalink

    Did Pastor McGee apply his teaching to his own life and marry a single mother? If not, then he is kind of like George Whitefield who advocated for legalization of slavery in Georgia as long as he’s not a slave.

  7. Just wanted to say I enjoy reading your articles.

    More focused on God and Bible and less on worldly/man’s philosophy than some other ‘Christian’ manosphere blogs I read. Keep it up.

  8. Great Books For Men GreatBooksForMen GBFM (TM) GB4M (TM) GR8BOOKS4MEN (TM) lzozozozozlzo (TM) permalink


    “Like Joseph, God might be calling you to an untraditional path of Fatherhood. ”

    Yah!!!! god callz onme ll the time [vulgarity removed] as an alpha and then god calls upon all the betas to man up and pay for it, eeither by marrytining the slut or via the welfare state both of which profit the centralbanekrsterz zlzozolzozo

    th preacher is peaking of some god
    who wants not to fulfil the law of moses (thou shalt not lie, steal, commit adultery, covet thy neighor’s ife)
    but wantsz to abolish it

    so it is dat da modern chcurch is based upon the immoral transfer of welath to da church via single moms and all the risk and work to the common good man

    this is an abomoination of our GREAT BOOKS FOR MEN heritage fellaz


    [B: Dude, I like reading your stuff, but there is a certain standard that I do like to see maintained here. Gross vulgarity crosses that line. I let this through with that part redacted, but please refrain from going there in the future. Thanks.]

  9. His church is a mecca for single moms. Most of the Bible study leaders are even worse than McGee.

  10. jsr permalink

    From what I have read, “porneia” is not as straigtforward as fornication or adultery.

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