What’s Happening to Men is Alarming for Everyone

We won't survive without strong men.

By Jennifer Hartline Published on March 18, 2018

If you hadn’t noticed, there’s a crisis in America involving a particular sex, and it’s not female. Men are in deep trouble, in just about every area of life, and that spells deep trouble for all of us.

Tucker Carlson at FOX News has begun a series about “Men in America”, airing every Wednesday during March. His first installment was sobering, to say the least. It is a must-watch.

 

Troubling Facts

Just a few of the dismal facts:

Men are committing suicide at an alarming rate: 77 percent of all suicides in America are men. (Disproportionately white men.)

Men are twice as likely to become alcoholics, and far more likely to die of drug overdose.

Ninety percent of all people incarcerated are men.

More girls now graduate high school than boys, and more women attend and graduate college than men. Many more finish graduate school.

1 in 5 boys are now being diagnosed with some form of ADHD and being medicated for it.

Single women buy their own home at twice the rate of single men.

Liberal feminism has played a huge role in the collapse of men, and it is high time this poisonous philosophy was recognized for what it is.

Almost half of young men failed the Army’s physical fitness test for basic training. Fully 70 percent of men in America are overweight or obese.

Testosterone rates are plummeting even among young males, and sperm counts are down 60 percent since the 1970’s. No one seems to know why. Not one NIH study has been done to investigate this frightening phenomenon. (More on that later.)

Fewer men are getting married and staying married.

1 in 5 American kids now live with only their mother. It is impossible to overstate the negative consequences of this terrible trend. Millions more boys are growing up without a father in their lives. There is no upside to that. The epidemic of fatherlessness in America is an unprecedented disaster. Stream senior editor Rachel Alexander has spotlighted the crisis of boys and fatherlessness here and here.

A Bleak Picture, but Shhh…

This is a terribly bleak reality. Yet, as Carlson points out, the media and the medical community don’t seem to believe it a problem worth considering. The prevailing message of our day is that women are the real victims. Men, the terrible “patriarchy,” are the oppressors. To dare question or contradict this message is to invite venomous public wrath and political doom, so few are the brave souls willing to say a peep.

Liberal feminism has played a huge role in the collapse of men, and it is high time this poisonous philosophy was recognized for what it is. Masculinity is desperately needed in our society and there is nothing toxic about it. Women do need men, and men need women. Men and women are not interchangeable. Families crumble without husbands and fathers.

We have to be willing to thoroughly and honestly investigate all the possible causes for this ominous decline in male health.

Children unquestionably need fathers present in their everyday lives. Boys are self-destructing for lack of strong, loving men in their homes. These boys will grow up having never experienced healthy manhood and thus, will be crippled if not prevented from becoming good men themselves. And the vicious cycle continues.

Maybe All That Estrogen is Harmful

Carlson mentioned that there has not been a single NIH study on why testosterone levels and sperm counts are plummeting among even young men today. Here’s a possible reason why: liberal feminism and sex. One possible explanation for the decline is the estrogen in the water supply, created by women on the Pill. But no one wants to say that estrogen is to blame. Women simply must have the pill to be free and equal to men. It’s so liberating to be reduced to a sterile hole for men’s sexual gratification.

Do we really believe there is no consequence of decades of millions of women peeing out estrogen on a daily basis? No environmental impact at all? No detrimental side effects? The flood of estrogen isn’t affecting the boys in any negative way?

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Of course, hormonal contraception isn’t the only source of contamination in our soil and water, and our bodies. Our lives are stuffed full of products that contain many endocrine-disrupting chemicals. Yet even among those who are willing to blame our plastics and personal care products, suddenly mums the word when it comes to hormonal contraception. It’s politically incorrect to go there, and it’s unthinkable to suggest that maybe women should stop taking the Pill.

We have to be willing to thoroughly and honestly investigate all the possible causes for this ominous decline in male health. A society of feminized, weak men is a horror story, plain and simple. Everyone suffers for lack of strong, healthy, masculine men, especially women and children.

Men are in real trouble in every measurable way. All of us feel the effects. Let’s hope Tucker Carlson’s series becomes a catalyst for some courageous national soul-searching and change of behavior before it’s too late for our nation. We won’t survive without strong men.

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  • Hmmm…

    Yes – crisis. Thank you for bringing this to this and hopefully other forums. One started to see the spoofing of male figures, especially fathers on sitcoms decades ago. It is part of the downfall of a society.

  • robert wagner

    Interesting, the mention of estrogen in the water supply. There has been much discussion of the cultural impact of the sexual revolution and its contribution to the destruction of the traditional family in America and around the world. How about the medical impact of 50 years of women imbibing a cocktail of chemicals and hormones to prevent pregnancy? All these studies to absolve vaccinations of playing a role in autism… I guess there is no money in studying the long-term effects of the birth-control pill on the environment and on the offspring and descendants of women who have used the birth-control pill.

  • Bojaws Dubois

    I’m a man

  • We’ve had decades of men, both adult and teens, made to look like idiots, clowns and hi-testosterone jerks on TV. Advertisers especially were terrified to ever picture a male in any way superior to a female, lest they be accused of bigotry, and so everyone has by now seen multiple thousands of spots where being male was denigrated, being female was applauded. We’ve had “take your daughter to work” days, and countless women’s rights events in business, academia and the streets, but no cultural equivalent to these for boys. We’ve had gender quotas to ensure that females are “fairly” represented at every strata of business and society, sometimes at the expense of meritocracy. It all adds up to an entrenched cultural “soft bigotry of low expectations” toward the male, and coupled with peer pressure, boys are actually expected to underachieve or they’re labeled as soft or “eggheads”.

  • Up_Words

    A bold article. By the way, have you noticed the male/female gold medal ratio, in the last Olympics, approximately 4:1 women over men, in gold medals. . . .

  • Conservator

    Feminism has had a huge effect on young men but so has radical homosexual advocacy. Homosexual activists have gained so much influence today in media and entertainment and they seem to be allies with radical feminism in the war on boys. Look at what has happened to what were once boys organizations like the YMCA and the Boy Scouts but have been infiltrated by the homosexual community. They scream equality when often their motives are to seek out young boys that they can influence or recruit as victims.

    Males are harassed and maligned from so many sources today is it any wonder that young men are disengaging. Feminism and anti-male bias are rampant in our universities and there are lots of good paying careers men can enjoy without the expense of a degree so why go to college and pay outrageous tuition and fees to be maligned by all the men-haters on campus?

    • jonnymoori

      things have gone so far now that even the gays are trying (and failing) to push back on things – milorubin etc, even they can see they need a somewhat functional society to live their non reproductive lives. the ones I know are horrified at how things have progressed.

  • JP

    This may explain why so many guys dress up as women.

  • Jim Walker

    I agree. But for every guy affected by society, there is a girl affected too + feminist movement.
    If this is not corrected soon, society will spiral downwards exponentially.

    • jonnymoori

      oh yeah, they have NO IDEA, the current gen of boys at high school – (ive seen it in person), are underperforming their sisters so badly, who the hell are they going to marry ? an entire generation of women paying for men ? i’d like to see that happen.

  • Irene Neuner

    For the estrogen in the water there is a spiritual counterpart in the air.

    Nonetheless with four young boys in the house I am getting a water filter now.

  • Keith Martin

    Well said, we’ve known it was going on for too long, good to hear someone explain/describe it and hopefully we’ll be changed to make a difference. Thank you.

  • Chip Crawford

    Thank you Tucker Carlson. Don’t miss the rest of his series!

  • Trilemma

    Virtually all the estrogen in oral contraceptives is removed by sewage treatment plants. Most of the estrogen in drinking water comes from animal manure.

    • Andrew Mason

      It depends on the plant as to whether or not hormones and drugs are removed.

  • His8038

    I’m so glad this topic is finally being discussed. I first started noticing what I refer to as “the stupid man commercial” about ten years ago. I noticed my young son laughing at these commercials and it got me thinking what is this doing to his perception of men. He will someday be one, and I didn’t like what I was seeing. Couple that with the rise of radical feminism and it’s not surprising to read the statistics listed in the article. One way to combat this in your own home is to pull the plug on your cable or dish tv. Stop feeding your kids’ minds with the crap they offer up as entertainment these days. Replace it with something better that affirms distinct gender roles without compromising their contributions to society.

  • Paul

    It is good to be discussing this array of topics, so many ways to look at it. Tangible solutions will be elusive.

    Cultural issues abound. Media and entertainment, education methods, sexual norms, employment opportunities, family.

    Of particular interest to me is what is the church doing about it? Is there even a definition of masculinity that is agreed upon? Is it defined by physique, attractiveness, intelligence, character, charisma, personality, spirituality, income, power, offspring? I’ve gotten very mixed messages on all those from the church, let alone the culture at large. Maybe a good place to start to address these things is in the church, for if we can’t get it right there then the nation isn’t going to get it right either.

  • Ian

    There is definitely not a single answer to this challenge.

    Regarding the High School graduation bit, there’s a 2010 TED Talk that laid out the problem in a way I (as a male) connected with: for instance, most gradeschool teachers are female, so there are fewer role models, their teaching material/style caters less to our interests/strengths, and there’s a zero-tolerance for anything remotely violent. It’s called “Gaming to re-engage boys in learning”, but don’t worry, it really only lightly suggests the gaming part in the last ~3 minutes (of ~12).

    On the social side, there are definitely folks on the left at least talking about how while feminism expanded the roles of women in society (which is great), the role of men sorta just stayed as “breadwinner”, and how that’s become a problem. I think that stemmed more from a “men will be fine, since it’s already a patriarchy” mentality from female feminists that simply neglected to empathize rather than a “DEFEAT THE OPPRESSORS” attitude painted by the article.
    Maybe that doesn’t affect something like testosterone, but it’s still just one other aspect of this very complex issue.

    • Jack Deep-Ruin

      Definitely! Many people I know actually feel discriminated against for being male, in college, the workplace, and other forums… Because extreme feminism tried to reach equality with men by trying to bring them down instead of trying to raise themselves up. (and of course that’s a massive generalization…)

      • Faith of Our Fathers

        Overhere in the U.K. It’s now a given that practically most Politicians are Childless women. This plays havoc on a Country and even a continent . Would Angela Merkel have allowed the invasion of a couple of millions of Muslims mostly Men and they are 80% Men if she had a family of her own . Any one who is a Parent knows that as soon as you have children your whole outlook on life changes.

        • Jack Deep-Ruin

          Yes! This truly is a tragedy. A land, and people, a family must be defended and upheld, there is no room for so called “Charity” at the cost of your own people… those who do so are “worse than an infidel”…

  • Gail Purcell

    There is a supplement called DIM that rids the body of excess estrogen. It really works. Much of the estrogen comes in via insecticides that mimic estrogen in the body.

  • Cornelia Cree

    As a classically educated person I believe that all education should have separated sexes. Girls need to find their own voice and not be competing for male attention and males need to learn at their own speed without prancing for the girls. And competition in clothing is a big waste as well.The big problem these days is finding anyone, male or female, who knows how to do something, but boy do they have opinions.

  • Ryan

    Emasculation by feminism is the problem, it is a spiritual thing. Until there is a return to living by the word of God, it will remain a problem.

  • Royce E. Van Blaricome

    Good article & good video. Unfortunately, I doubt either will do any good. This Society and The World seem to have gone beyond a point where the obvious is even recognized any longer. And it most certainly seems to have gone beyond a point where it is recognized that there is God and there is an order to Creation from the Creator.

    Evidence: A full grown man stands in front of a mirror and says, “Boy howdy! I am one good-lookin’ woman!” Bad enough on it’s own. Worse yet is the crowd behind him agrees.

    This is all part of the spiritual war that has been raging for 6000yrs or so. Prove there is no difference between Men & Woman and you prove God’s Word false. Do that and you prove God doesn’t exist or you at least make the idea of creating a god in your image according to your own will and ways much more acceptable and palatable.

    While Tucker may bring salient points to be considered you can bet the farm you won’t see him wrap it all up from a Biblical worldview and a spiritual perspective. He’ll try to keep it pragmatic for whatever reason that only he and God know. The idea that what we’re seeing is an accumulation of harvests from years of repeatedly sowing bad seeds and reaping from them nor that this is just another obvious sign of one attack on God and His Ways culminating in an increasingly godless Society that is hellbent on distancing itself from God likely won’t even be mentioned in any of the 7-part series.

    The acceptance of Homosexuality as a healthy and normal behavior and now the legalization of SSM was a HUGE jackhammer to the foundation of God’s design for the family. Having those jackhammers chiseling away at that foundation only serves to make it easier now to gain acceptance for the very idea that there is no differences between male and female. Just look at the rising acceptance and tolerance for the so-called Transgenders and their delusion.

    As usual, Jennifer does a fine job with her article. Perhaps her most astute statement is “We have to be willing to thoroughly and honestly investigate all the possible causes for this ominous decline in male health.”

    And precisely because I do not believe that willingness is even remotely close to being there, I would say her “a society of feminized, weak men is a horror story, plain and simple. Everyone suffers for lack of strong, healthy, masculine men, especially women and children” is prophetic.

    • Chip Crawford

      It’s an opportunity for the Church of the Lord Jesus Christ to shine, to be whole and strong and reach out. As for Tucker Carlson, I believe he is indeed God fearing, but lacks the enlightened perspective you desire in his church and/or spiritual connection. I pray he and others with good hearts and a platform of influence will grow and increase in depth and insight in these matters. I am thankful for his strong heart.

      • Royce E. Van Blaricome

        I agree with it being an opportunity for the Church of Jesus Christ to shine. There certainly is no shortage of those opportunities.

        Can’t speak to where Tucker is with God. Haven’t seen enough evidence one way or the other (Matt. 15:18, Mk. 7:21-23, Lk. 6:45). Vaguely recall something that makes me think he is RCC but not sure.

        I’m curious, when you say: “I pray he and others with good hearts and a platform of influence will grow and increase in depth and insight in these matters. I am thankful for his strong heart”; how do you define “good heart”? Same with “strong heart”.

        • Chip Crawford

          I think he cares deeply about our ills as a culture and wishes to engage toward a solution. Tucker is especially notable for his bold confrontation and challenge to those not answering his direct questions and prevaricating with talking points and such. He will stand down persons on the spot who insist on doing that, call out things said and so forth. He’s invested to be part of the answer in a range of issues and features of our society.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            So you’re saying a “good heart” is someone that cares deeply about our ills as a culture and wishes to engage toward a solution? That’s your definition of a “good heart”? And to be invested to be part of the answer?

            I can think of a number of people who care deeply about our ills as a culture and are invested in being part of the answer AND their heart is desperately wicked.

          • Chip Crawford

            You skipped the “good” part. That’s where you missed it.

            The scriptures you supply as perhaps your background mean specific things or a specific thing or condition. They are not a general or coverall descriptive.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            You’ll have to digest that word salad for me. I didn’t skip over anything and you have yet to define “good” as I just proved. One can “care deeply” about what they perceive as “our ills as a culture” and be “invested” and be totally evil and wicked in doing so.

            So your definition of “good” doesn’t square. The Scriptures I provided mean exactly what they say and there isn’t a place where they don’t apply.

          • Chip Crawford

            THUD! That’s the sound of your responsive post hitting the pavement where my bouncers landed it. FAILED! my standards for discussion, in part due to rude and crude delusional speak while evidencing ignorance and lack of comprehension on basic levels. Another such and I’ll flag and block you. Have a nice day!

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Only in your imagination and self-induced world you live in. Your previous post made no sense and perhaps you should apply your FAILED! standards to yourself before applying them to others. Especially since it is YOU who provided evidence for ignorance and lack of comprehension on basic levels.

            It’s really not all that difficult. Ya just have to define what you mean by “good” and what you think the Bible defines it as.

            Another false accusation like the one you just made and it will be YOU who finds themselves flagged and blocked. Remember, it is YOU who decided to come into my comment and throw your two-cents out there. The least you could do is address the comments and not resort to ad hom like the typical Liberal.

          • Chip Crawford

            2570 καλός kalos kal-os’2570 καλός kalos kal-os’

            of uncertain affinity; adj; TDNT-3:536,402; {See TDNT 353}

            AV-good 83, better 7, honest 5, meet 2, goodly 2, misc 3; 102

            1) beautiful, handsome, excellent, eminent, choice, surpassing, precious, useful, suitable, commendable, admirable
            1a) beautiful to look at, shapely, magnificent
            1b) good, excellent in its nature and characteristics, and therefore well adapted to its ends
            1b1) genuine, approved
            1b2) precious
            1b3) joined to names of men designated by their office, competent, able, such as one ought to be
            1b4) praiseworthy, noble
            1c) beautiful by reason of purity of heart and life, and hence praiseworthy
            1c1) morally good, noble
            1d) honourable, conferring honour
            1e) affecting the mind agreeably, comforting and confirming
            ——-
            “I can think of a number of people who care deeply about our ills as a culture and are invested in being part of the answer AND their heart is desperately wicked.”
            A: Therefore, they are not good.

            The scriptures you list have to do with the wickedness of the heart, but the context is unregenerate. When a person is saved, their spirit is regenerated. The heart and the spirit are the same. They no longer have a wicked heart because the Holy Spirit has brought divine life to it. That is the new creature. The heart of a born again Christian cannot be desperately wicked as depicted in the scriptures you supplied. That speaks of a lost person without the Holy Spirit.
            Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.
            As for Tucker Carlson’s spiritual standing, he may know the Lord, but have not developed in the word with sound teaching. I say that he has a good heart because, in viewing him some part of the majority of his M-F broadcasts, he is earnest about causing our culture to return to morality, the colleges, for respect and to be changed from the negative effect of liberal and left undertakings. Again, I do not witness that his religious instruction equips him for application of Biblical truth. Thus, he likely will resort to what is available to those having a moral foundation, bringing in like-minded people. It will carry the spirit of the word, if not reflecting the letter and means of it so much. Nevertheless, it is beneficial to the public.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “2570 καλός kalos kal-os’2570 καλός kalos kal-os’…”

            This is exactly why I asked you to define “good”. There are numerous Greek words in the NT translated “good”. I had in my mind “chrēstotēs” (G5544) from Rom. 3:12.

            Now go back up and look at how you answered when I asked you to define “good”.

            “”I can think of a number of people who care deeply about our ills as a culture and are invested in being part of the answer AND their heart is desperately wicked.”
            A: Therefore, they are not good.”

            But according to your initial definition given they could be. Ergo, the reason why I followed up with the question I did.

            “The scriptures you list have to do with the wickedness of the heart, but the context is unregenerate.”

            No, the Scriptures I listed have to do with the heart. Verse 19 is Jesus describing the wicked heart because of what comes out of their mouth but the opposite is true too.

            “When a person is saved, their spirit is regenerated.”

            I understand that. That’s why I referenced Jer. 17:9 and Eze. 36:26.

            “The heart and the spirit are the same.”

            No, they are not. The Unbeliever/Unregenerate is “spiritually-dead” but God says they have a evil heart.

            “They no longer have a wicked heart because the Holy Spirit has brought divine life to it.”

            No, He replaced it. See Eze. 36:26.

            ” That is the new creature. The heart of a born again Christian cannot be desperately wicked as depicted in the scriptures you supplied.”

            I never said or even hinted at such,

            “That speaks of a lost person without the Holy Spirit. Romans 8:9 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

            Exactly. And note what is said there. It is a continuation of the preceding verse: “Those who are in the flesh cannot please God.” (Rom 8:8) Paul writes in many of his letters that we are to crucify the Flesh, walk in the Spirit, and not go back to the old man or put on the Flesh.

            “As for Tucker Carlson’s spiritual standing, he may know the Lord, but have not developed in the word with sound teaching. I say that he has a good heart because, in viewing him some part of the majority of his M-F broadcasts, he is earnest about causing our culture to return to morality, the colleges, for respect and to be changed from the negative effect of liberal and left undertakings. Again, I do not witness that his religious instruction equips him for application of Biblical truth. Thus, he likely will resort to what is available to those having a moral foundation, bringing in like-minded people. It will carry the spirit of the word, if not reflecting the letter and means of it so much. Nevertheless, it is beneficial to the public.”

            Again, I have not seen enough from Tucker to say one way or the other. But I can say this, if his ways lead him and others to think doing “good” is enough and that having some form of a “good” morality is a “good thing” then it may well not be beneficial at all for him or for others.

          • Chip Crawford

            Good grief. You are a piece of work. Who cares for your opinion or critique. Ergo, put a sock in it. When the bible uses the word, “heart,” it is the same as the spirit. All mankind has a spirit; dead before regeneration; alive afterwards. We are threefold beings: spirit, soul and body Our spirits are the part of us that get saved. Next: souls: made up essentially of the mind, will and emotions. We renew our minds; they are transformed by the washing of the water of the word. That is where we are working out a salvation, that renewing of our minds from the ways of the world to the ways of God. We make much of the word essentially for that work, but otherwise as well.

            I think Tucker and a number of the Fox anchors and persons reflect the Judeo/Christian ethic. Fox News is not a church or a religious broadcasting network. They are not going to give sermon dissertations, but scripture, ministerial counselors of different stripes are fairly regular contributors. I don’t relate or consider your opinion of him.

            I’ve had enough of you. While you may well be a brother, that doesn’t mean I have to like you, and I don’t. And considering what I’ve seen of your understanding of the Bible, how spiritual things work and closeness to the Lord, let’s hope you grow in grace, become more open to instruction and sound wisdom. A verse comes to mind concerning you about thinking more highly of yourself than you ought. You’ll proffer an insult for that because that’s your spiritual relational level (little above kindergarten). I don’t care. I’m growing, the better without your input, thank you very much.

            God bless.

          • Chip Crawford

            P.S. You’re the type that must have the last word, so go ahead and drop your bomb. I understand your flesh dominance requires it.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            LOL. Gotta bit of faux-omniscience going their, Bud. And you wanna talk about Flesh dominance? Might wanna take a chainsaw to that Giant Sequoia Tree sticking outta your eye socket before you head off to your Easter Service.

            Btw, I noticed you didn’t answer my question. Should that be taken as you do not belong to a local body where you are submitted to godly leaders as commanded?

          • Chip Crawford

            Local body yes; not your business. Trim your own trees, dud … LOL

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            So now you demonstrate not only your Biblical ignorance but total lack of understanding what it means to be a Christian. IF you are a Christian, you are part of a Body that is MUCH more than your local body.

            Given this latest reply, I can understand why you wouldn’t want where you attend to be anyone else’s business.

          • Chip Crawford

            God bless you.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            And you as well. I don’t know anything about your testimony or walk with Jesus but I do hope that you will take what was said in this back & forth and ponder it for awhile. There is a lot that has been said that you could learn from if you’ll allow it.

          • Chip Crawford

            No worries; I forgive your offenses throughout the postings. But no stalking now, please. I am heterosexual.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            And so we go full circle to Matt. 15:18, Mk. 7:21-23, & Lk. 6:45. Thanks for showing your heart. Hope you get saved while there’s still time.

          • Chip Crawford

            I am now blocking your posts from my view.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Understandable.

            “And this is the condemnation: the light has come into the world, and people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil. For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed. (John 3:19-20)

          • Hmmm…

            He’s blocked you, he said, so he cannot see this or even your past screeds. Been following this as it comes up in my email. Sorry, but your self-righteous judgments are to the point of abuse. You do not stand in the place of God knowing his deeds. This is pretty horrible, condemning someone who doesn’t agree with you like this. There is no condemnation for those in Christ. You do not qualify to say who is and is not. Even your more positive posts reek of bombast. Jesus reserved his severest words for the Pharisees who behaved this way. Please take heed to yourself. Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee …

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Sorry? For what? Making a false accusation? Playing God?

            You accuse me of being self-righteous? Where did I mention or refer to myself and my supposed righteousness? Even once?!

            “You do not stand in the place of God knowing his deeds. ”

            Had you bothered to look at the Scriptures I cited you would know that is not what God says.

            “This is pretty horrible, condemning someone who doesn’t agree with you like this. ”

            Actually, what is “horrible” is accusing someone of condemning another when no such thing was done. Perhaps you’d benefit from reading Prov. 6:16-19, and 19:5&9

            “Jesus reserved his severest words for the Pharisees who behaved this way.”

            Actually, that’s a lie. But I won’t bother elaborating because your self-imposed god-complex has shown you aren’t likely to listen. Need evidence? Ok, how about this…

            “Sorry, but your self-righteous judgments are to the point of abuse. You do not stand in the place of God knowing his deeds.”

            Followed by…

            “Please take heed to yourself. Obadiah 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee …”

            Now, speaking of “screeds”….

            Before you decide to reply and make another false accusation, I suggest you read those Scriptures, take the Giant Sequoia Tree outta your eye socket so you can see better, and then realize that those who love to throw out the “self-righteous” and Pharisee bit is just like the “Holier than thou” – the oh so often touted regurgitated mantra against someone by those who wish to cling to their sin.

            Lastly, your hypocrisy has so blinded you that you rail and rant against me while completely ignoring the fact that Chipper there accused me of being a Homosexual.

            Now take that and Matt. 5:23-24 to church with ya on Sunday and try to worship God in spirit and in truth, (John 4:24)

          • Hmmm…

            This is a pass time with you according to your history of messages here and on other sites . You go off to your condemnation cult, creepy troll. No one heeds your poisoned stream.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            There’s that faux-omniscience and psychotic, narcissistic god-complex coming to the surface again. Sad to see you actually think you can speak for everyone else. You own comment reveals who the “troll” is as well as your hiding behind a anonymous profile and your computer screen.

            Jesus said you shall know them and their heart by what comes outta their mouth. You’ve done well there!

            “He who justifies the wicked and he who condemns the righteous, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord” (Proverbs 17:15).

            There are six things that the LORD HATES, seven that are an ABOMINATION to him: haughty eyes, a LYING TONGUE, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a FALSE WITNESS who breathes out LIES and one who sows discord among brothers. (Prov. 6:16-19)

            “A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will not escape.” (Prov. 19:5)

            “A false witness will not go unpunished, And he who tells lies will perish.” (Prov. 19:9)

            ““For out of the heart come evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, FALSE WITNESS, SLANDERS.” (Matt. 5:19)

          • Hmmm…

            Your posting history speaks of this type of behavior and various push backs to it, which also yield this sort of abusive speech and demagoguery. Since you have been expelled from several forums for it, as revealed there, I would think you would harness the toxic impulses.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Following me from site to site and article to article on here now. Continuing your false accusations, bearing false witness, and other sins.

            It easily understandable why you would hide behind an anonymous profile. It’s also easily understood who the one is that can’t harness their toxic impulses. That’s the way God says it works. And it’s also easily understandable why you continue to heap judgment upon yourself. Just as God says they do.

          • Hmmm…

            Satan is the accuser of the brethren.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            And those sons of disobedience/children of wrath who follow him. Nice to see your acknowledgement of that truth. Now will it be followed by confession, contrition, and repentance?

          • Hmmm…

            I believe you to be in error with your treatment of those with whom you disagree. That’s not done here. When one blocks you, they no longer see your posts, so what is your point.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            I believe the Scriptures speak quite well and those who understand them get the point.

          • Hmmm…

            Again, not seen by the party who blocked you. The Holy Spirit is the teacher of the church. The self-imposed role you have taken on is an unauthorized imposition called judging. You don’t qualify for any of these God roles. The scripture reveals those who judge do the same things. Even God does not condemn. You are being used by the wrong spirit. Hopefully, you really don’t want to do that.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Thanks for showing your Biblical ignorance and god-complex on full display again. How could you possibly know what my “role” is or whether it’s “self-imposed”. Or what my qualifications are for whatever “these God roles” are that you speak of. What we who know God’s Word can see is that you don’t know what it says.

            “The scripture reveals those who judge do the same things.”

            Oh really? More Biblical ignorance on full display. Evidently whoever this guy or gal is actually thinks Jesus was guilty of doing the same thing that He judged others for!!

            “Even God does not condemn.”

            Well, at least we all know now this guy or gal has a god that is not God.

            “You are being used by the wrong spirit.”

            There’s that god-complex coming to the surface again. Sad.
            But it is evidence that he or she has NO clue what the Holy Spirit looks like.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “Good grief. You are a piece of work.”

            Thank you. I owe it all to God.

            “Who cares for your opinion or critique.”

            Well, uh, God for one. Do you think he cares for your commentary now?

            “Ergo, put a sock in it.”

            See the above. I don’t think so. Better to obey God than Man.

            “When the bible uses the word, “heart,” it is the same as the spirit.”

            You said that before. You’re wrong both times. I gave you Scripture to support my claim. You’ve offered NOTHING but your adamant repeated OPINION.

            “All mankind has a spirit”

            Wrong.

            “dead before regeneration; alive afterwards.”

            A dead spirit is a spirit. Now that’s a new one.

            “We are threefold beings: spirit, soul and body Our spirits are the part of us that get saved.”

            Partial truth.

            “Next: souls: made up essentially of the mind, will and emotions. We renew our minds; they are transformed by the washing of the water of the word. That is where we are working out a salvation, that renewing of our minds from the ways of the world to the ways of God. We make much of the word essentially for that work, but otherwise as well.”

            I would tend to agree with you there though further study is necessary. When one looks at Scripture “soul” and “spirit” seem to be interchangeable at times and somewhat confusing. Especially “soul”.

            “I think Tucker and a number of the Fox anchors and persons reflect the Judeo/Christian ethic. Fox News is not a church or a religious broadcasting network. They are not going to give sermon dissertations, but scripture, ministerial counselors of different stripes are fairly regular contributors”

            I fail to see the relevance of that comment in conjunction to the issue being discussed and your comments.

            “I don’t relate or consider your opinion of him.”

            I have no clue what that’s supposed to mean. Perhaps you should just calm down, humble yourself a bit, and think before flying off the handle and hitting the Post Button.

          • Chip Crawford

            Comments are public here and open to all. Your haughty rudeness is not appropriate. I have chosen to overlook it, because I am a Christian who responds to God’s peace speaking to me, not rude people. Thus, there are some responses below.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            “Your haughty rudeness is not appropriate.”

            That is your judgment based on your perception. Making such a judgment based on nothing more than your perception may well be haughty and rude in itself. I will leave that up to God but would suggest you consider John 7:24, Prov. 6:16-19, 17:15, 19:5&9, & Matt. 5:23-24 when you go to church on this Easter Sunday to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.

          • Chip Crawford

            That is my perception. Your advice is not solicited. You may keep such for yourself.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            That’s mighty Christian of you. According to the initial Scriptures I cited, your words aren’t matching your profession. So you can take those words, whatever attitude (which one could perceive as haughty and rude) displayed there, and John 4:24 with you when you attend your Easter Service.

            You do belong to a local body where you are submitted to godly leaders as commanded don’t you?

          • Chip Crawford

            I’d ask you the same. Oh well, neediness extends to proud Christians as well as humble sinners. May you grow in grace; humility wouldn’t hurt either.

          • Royce E. Van Blaricome

            Feel better now? I can just feel the Humility oozing outta ya. And you just quoted from Romans 8 too. Smh…

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