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Offline DaveW

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #35 on: Fri Oct 12, 2012 - 08:07:44 »
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Curious, what music genre is acceptable for a man to listen to?
Minor key uptempo praise music in Hebrew and Aramaic.

Love it Dave, it's got a beat and you can dance to it.
I always enjoy the unorthodox perspective you bring to this site.  ::smile::

Who you callin' unorthodox? ::smile::

That is the kind of music (minus the lush orchestration) that Jesus would have grown up hearing.  So I think that would have a special place in His heart. (just like the Iron Butterfly, Grand Funk RR and Motown/Chi-town have a place in mine)

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #36 on: Fri Oct 12, 2012 - 17:58:40 »
When you become wise you will no longer listen to rap music.  It signifies the ignorance of a generation and is ungodly.  It is music that generates self-pride instead of GOD-pride. 

Sure, you can change the lyrics, but it still represents garbage.

Does this only pertain to rap then, is there an acceptable music style for man to listen to?

Its a joke, but it does have a point and some on here have explained the point. 

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #37 on: Wed Oct 24, 2012 - 09:34:31 »
To be a man is to be a rock. 

A rock doesn't blow in wind, but is something women and children can hang onto to avoid being blown in the wind. 

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #38 on: Sat Oct 27, 2012 - 16:33:21 »
Some recommended reading to help would be The Resolution for Men, based off the movie Courageous.

It is an excellent primer for what God intends men to be.

Further reading I'd recommend is:

Tender Warrior by Stu Webber
Wild at Heart by John Eldredge

Both excellent books.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #39 on: Fri Sep 02, 2016 - 19:58:28 »
You need to go to www multiplying  manly  men  .com for that answer.  This site is awesome & has helped me to be more of a Christlike man.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #40 on: Fri Sep 02, 2016 - 22:23:08 »
Two things for me, self awareness and accountability.

Self awareness as in being able to ssnswer the question "who are you" without falling back on your name or titles or deeds or what other people call you or see you as. I once heard that character is who you are when you're alone in the dark. To not be afraid to go there, find out and tackle the dank truth you find without hesitation.

The other is accountability. If you bugger up,  you better pull your thumb out and put your hand up. You should take even insults as either impotent lies or observed criticism. Momento mori and all that yarn.

Men will take a squizz at theselves and either sleeo easy or make it so they can do so.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #41 on: Fri Sep 09, 2016 - 02:14:05 »
Or  better yet, a Christian/real Man.  Thoughts?

Reminds me of a saying i once heard , "Any man can farther a child, but it takes a special man to be a dad". A "real man" as you put  it ,is one that accepts responsibility's in this world and in life isn't it ? humble, caring, honest and not self obsessed. Surely getting the basic things right in life makes you a real man.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #42 on: Fri Sep 09, 2016 - 04:35:42 »
Man vs. animal: a measure of civility.
Man vs. boy: a measure of maturity.
Man vs. woman: a measure of masculinity.

A man is civil, mature, and masculine. 

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #43 on: Fri Sep 09, 2016 - 05:08:19 »
 
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1st Corinthians 16:13~"Watch ye, stand fast in the faith, quit you like men, be strong.
Spiritual faith and strength in the face of all  spiritual warfare, persecutions, and rejection...... be whatever may come, face it with boldness and confidence that through Christ we are more conquerors~Joshua 1:6,7,9 18;2 Samuel 10:12; 1st Chronicles 22:13; 28:20; 2nd Chronicles 32:7; Daniel 10:19 We refuse to live in fear, of flesh and blood and evil spirits, or even the devil himself.
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Philippians 1:28~"And in nothing terrified by your adversaries: which is to them an evident token of perdition, but to you of salvation, and that of God."
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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #44 on: Sat Oct 01, 2016 - 01:06:25 »
Why would any Xian care about this?

Work on living according to Matt. 7:12 and 1 Cor. 13:4-8.  That should be enough to keep anyone busy without wasting time worrying about gender.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #45 on: Sat Oct 01, 2016 - 03:04:31 »
We are born male and we have accepted Jesus Christ into our heart. Thats it . Sum preaching try and use control to suggest that men who dont meet there criteria are failing and not worthy.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #46 on: Fri Oct 07, 2016 - 07:04:33 »
We are born male and we have accepted Jesus Christ into our heart. Thats it . Sum preaching try and use control to suggest that men who dont meet there criteria are failing and not worthy.

Excuse me, cus I'm new here but I always thought it had something to do with chromosomes...x and y ones to be specific. When we have got the genetics right then it is a question of following the rules which following the way, the truth, and the life, of our saviour, correctly, to mould and shape those genetics in a strong and worthwhile way.

So that we have an extra invisible chromosome in the form of Jesus Christ. which is another way of saying what you said, bemark.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #47 on: Fri Oct 07, 2016 - 08:33:02 »
We are born male and we have accepted Jesus Christ into our heart. Thats it . Sum preaching try and use control to suggest that men who dont meet there criteria are failing and not worthy.

Excuse me, cus I'm new here but I always thought it had something to do with chromosomes...x and y ones to be specific. When we have got the genetics right then it is a question of following the rules which following the way, the truth, and the life, of our saviour, correctly, to mould and shape those genetics in a strong and worthwhile way.

So that we have an extra invisible chromosome in the form of Jesus Christ. which is another way of saying what you said, bemark.
Hi NicholasMarks welcome  to the forums. Yes we can be saying  the same thing in so many different ways .

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #48 on: Sun Oct 09, 2016 - 22:00:31 »
 ::preachit::  A Pastor once told me: " You may have great gifting, you may have great calling, you may have great maturity and ability; but without great character, you will likely only become a great failure."

    I think age, tenure of walk, and outward acts of obedience have far less weight than character does. The truly "great," men historically especially Christian; have all exhibited exceptionally solid and sincere character. Everyone grows older; but that doesn't mean they mature, grow wiser, or more defined as a man. Anyone can be like the Pharisee on the temple porch proclaiming their righteous deeds as proof of maturity and Christian 'manhood,' but that has no bearing on actual authenticity. Folks can profess that tenure within the kingdom is proof of Christian manhood...but one could be Christian for 50 years and never tithe, never provide for their family, never reflect true fruit, etc. In the end, it is character which defines and proves us within the Kingdom. We are to reflect the character of Christ; thus, as our character evolves to be more of an accurate reflection-only then are we truly becoming a "Christian Man."

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #49 on: Tue Jan 30, 2018 - 15:51:57 »
Or  better yet, a Christian/real Man.  Thoughts?

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #51 on: Wed Jan 31, 2018 - 07:34:21 »
Hmm.  Ok.

The phrases "man up", or "soldier up", or "stiff upper lip", etc. all suggest physical and mental rigidity in the face of negative circumstances and danger.  We call this courage.  They suggest standing and working and suffering under a standard of excellence that is above and beyond natural inclinations to cut and run and quit.

This effusion of selfless and determined action requires the sacrifice of some part of a man's life - sometimes even to the shedding of actual blood.  The Bible says blood is life and although many men do not actually loose a few pints of blood over an issue they may certainly loose something of their life by means of time and resources and plans for the future.  No man leaves a struggle without such a loss.   

He bleeds.

and that's me, hollering from the choir loft...   

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #52 on: Tue Jul 03, 2018 - 16:15:34 »
PARKLAND, Florida --
A Florida school massacre victim is being hailed a hero for using his own body as a human shield to protect 20 classmates from gunfire.

Anthony Borges was in class when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday, killing 17, his father Royer Borges tells ABC News.

Instead of hiding, Borges attempted to close and lock the classroom door, protecting 20 of his classmates.

He was shot multiple times in both of his legs, and a bullet went through his back.

Anthony is alive and stable but his father said he has a long road of recovery ahead.

"I only ask that people pray for him," he said.

http://abc13.com/hero-student-shot-saving-20-classmates-in-florida-massacre/3096346/

That is a man.

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Re: What makes a male a Man?
« Reply #53 on: Wed Jul 04, 2018 - 22:41:07 »
I think first we have to get ourselves out of the way. Internalize the words "it's not about me". Surrender, let God fill you up and you will become the kind of man He wants you to be. It doesn't happen over night but,  the rewards are "infinite".