Dr. Stephen Phinney
You have heard the adage, “boys will be boys.” Well today, that is a racist statement – at least within the public schools. Can you imagine a boy being sent home for nibbling a Pop Tart into a gun or a boy drawing a picture of a sword fight? Both of these events happened. In America’s schools, boys are consistently punished for being active, competitive, aggressive or restless. Our conclusion, boys can no longer be boys.
Why does our enemy push for boys being treated like defective girls?
Great question. And it deserves a great answer. In the Bible, boys are the representative of Christ. Girls/wives are the representatives of the Church – Holy Spirit. This is why the Church is spoken of as being a she – the Bride of Christ.
“For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body.”
God created women to have a natural/instinctive ability to care for children. Furthermore, He designed men with an instinct to protect and serve women. The best illustration is, men are the outward structure of a house and women are the infrastructure within the house. This creational element was for the strict purpose of establishing Christ’s role with the Church long after He physically went on to be with His Father. This is the reason behind His design and instruction for men to function as the protector/head of their homes. If weakened, the home becomes penetrable for the enemy. When this creational element is reduced, refined masculinity is no longer developed and praised. Once masculinity is subversive, Christ’s role in the Church dissipates. Here is our scripture.
“For among them are those who enter into households and captivate weak women weighed down with sins, led on by various impulses, always learning and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth.”
(2 Timothy 3:6-7)
While I am apt to get unsubscribers over this statement
, it must be stated. One of the leading impulses available to tempt our women today is Christianized feminism. This single lie has dominated the entire Church, present culture & global politics. Feminism is nothing short of a girl becoming a man, minimally in functionality. Just as in the case of an effeminate male is a boy becoming a woman. Most Christian women who are associated with the term “feminism” are horrifically offended. Although, they don’t mind society talking (or labeling) most men as effeminate, weak, and devoid of authentic masculinity. Our challenge. Feminists can’t handle non-effeminate men. Statistics prove this. When a man rises to the occasion of maleness, feminists (Christian or not) grab their picket-signs and begin their self-proclamation ideations. This, my dear reader, is what our boys are reared as the cultural norm. Seriously, why would a boy want to become a masculine man fully knowing they will be defeated or beaten-down by a masculine woman?
Who’s to blame? Our cowardice men.
Child psychology reveals that boys go through a phase of wanting to be like their fathers. If a culture matriculates an “absent father” syndrome, boys will innately attempt to be like their mothers. When this happens, most boys become effeminate. And in most cases, effeminate boys propagate a homosexual modality. A homosexual culture activates a different kind of interaction between Christ and the world. We are seeing the birth-pangs of this today.
Boys becoming homosexual is expected
from this modality. But…when boys want to grow up to be women, this stinky-thinking tampers with the creational elements of the Living God.
Homosexuality is as old as humanity itself. Gender altering is relatively new to our depraved culture. In the 80s I conducted a research poll of a group of 5
graders. We placed a poster on the wall of a Christian rock group. All the male members looked exactly like women – makeup, hair and all. We brought the grade-schoolers in two by two – one male, and one female. Each was asked to state if these people were males or females. Outside of one child, who knew the group, all stated they were girls. After the conclusion of this poll, I knew within a few short years we would begin to see an implosion of the sexes. Today, that would be an understatement.
Boys and girls will automatically turn to their idols
for their gender association IF the mother or father within the home is not setting a Biblical example of male and femaleness. Keeping in mind that children earnestly work to be like their idols. When the enemy populated these idols as gender-neutral, the culture of gender-neutrality was born.
Males are a threat to Satan!
While most males have lost the authentic meaning of maleness, Satan has not. Satan knows better than most how God, through Jesus, manages the Church – it is clearly depicted in the verse above. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out a plan that is certain to destroy the Church – turn the boys into women. The enemy has perpetrated every venue of society to accomplish this depraved thinking. And…it’s working! He knows this is a methodology that is certain to block Christ from being head of the Church, minimally giving an appearance of impotence. In fact, daily, we read/hear more news regarding females taking the place of male leadership within the church – or even through the adoption of homosexual and lesbian pastors. By most Biblical standards, the church is sick.
Most assume that Satan is male.
While this might be true, most graphic imagery depicts him as part male, female, and beast. I call it the “triune image of Satan.” I am apt to believe in their depiction. I also believe that he is relentless in attempting to form mankind into his own image. If this is true, we are seeing this objective made successful in our global society today. While I care deeply about our gender issues, what I am most concerned about is the percentage of mankind being converted into Satan’s image. Since the world follows images over Truth, our world is being set up for something far more disturbing than gender-neutrality.
People love fighting over issues.
I don’t. I am more interested in motive, purpose, and identity, particularly in hidden leaders. Silent leaders are either the most effective or are dangerous types. Satan is the silent type, at least in revealing his personhood. He is not about to show his face until the first day of his Tribulation. Until then, he will work tirelessly through issues and human rights. All humans are created to demand what they believe is right. Ironically, in the beginning, it was to systematically maturate God’s rights. Satan, on the other hand, is working at solidifying his rights (wrongs) through human rights. This is made evident on the picket signs flooding the streets.
The issue of “Boys to Women” will become one of the leading propagations of our end times. Count on it. Satan needs this cultural issue desperately. If he fails at this, Christ will have the rule over the Church once again, and he isn’t about to have that. Plus, prophecies clearly reveal that Christ will not have control over the Church until His Second Coming. Christ literally has to remove His Bride (Church) through the rapture in order to accomplish this. This will be an event that will end all deceptions adopted by the authentic Church. When the REAL Church is removed, the emergent lukewarm church will remain, which He spits out of His mouth (Rev. 3).
Our answer is lodged in exhorting boys
to be Biblical men. Sad to say, this takes a man to accomplish this and there are few of those remaining. But...to those men who still have some maleness cemented in their identity, I say, reach out and disciple these boys while they are boys. Grow them up in the functionality of Christ’s male-characteristics. For those men who are effeminate themselves, grow up, unto all aspects of the Lord. Find another male who has held on to their masculinity and submit yourself to their discipleship.
We live in a culture today when men run at the first sign of conflict, particularly from male leadership. They quickly adhere to female counselors, pastors, and disciplers. This is not a new problem. This is the exact sin Adam committed in the garden.
Then to Adam He said, "Because you have listened to the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree about which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat from it'; Cursed is the ground because of you; In toil you will eat of it All the days of your life."
Yes. It’s true.
Adam should have listened to the voice of
God the Father
. It was from this initial fall that Satan found his upward call for all the ages.