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Evil, Suffering, and Truth

Why does a loving God allow suffering and evil? Why doesn’t God take away all our temptation? Why do I keep having doubts about God and the Truth of His son Jesus?

Each one of us struggle with these questions at some point in our life journey.

Digging deeper into another tactic of Satan; using confusion and distraction to steal, kill and destroy. The main goal is to keep men in darkness and unable to hear the Gospel. Proverbs 4:19 states: “But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble.”

Read the below two chapters in my book Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm. (Yes, ladies, you can read it too) Then answer the questions below for yourself.

Chapters to Read:A Reason for Evil, Suffering and Temptation
Truth: The Ultimate Battle

Below is a short excerpt from the book on the topic of suffering.

Constant contact and conflict with evil and oppression of all kinds are necessary actions of the moral effort of developing true Christlike manliness. To learn not to shrink from conflict, a man must face conflict. Jesus Christ did not ever shrink from conflict with evil, even when He knew at that moment, He was going to feel the strike of human pain both emotionally and physically. Certainly, He felt hunger during His temptation in the wilderness. He felt heart ache many times, but most certainly as Lazarus is dying and his family mourning. He felt disappointment as he is betrayed and when His disciples leave Him. He suffered with the feeling of separation from His father as He hung on that cross with the sins of the world on His shoulders.

Below is a short excerpt from the book on the topic of Truth.

Facing and believing the truth is one of the most important trials for man in this fallen world.  It is crucial to be an objective observer of what is, rather than what you wish it were.  A real man calls it like it is and refuses to look away from actual reality.  The most important truth is that the God of the universe who created all things, came as a man to take on our sin, and then hung on a cross for it, rising from the dead three days later.  In so doing, He destroyed death, and now we await His return when He will not come humbly, but in blazing glory with His powerful angels to bring judgment on the earth and gather up His Church.

Read John 13:26-38 and answer the following questions:

  • What Truths was Peter unable to grasp?
  • Why did Jesus want Peter to know the Truth?
  • Can you think of any Truth in your own life that you struggle to accept? How would your life be different if you could accept it?

Memorize and meditate this week on John 8:32, “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (NASB).

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The Biblical mandate to Tame the Flesh: Romans 8 and Romans 12

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The Infiltrated Church

What is the attack plan of the adversary? How would Satan choose to steal, kill, and destroy the bride of Christ?

Fortunately for us, the Lord has already reviewed the playbook of the enemy and has written it down for us to read.

It includes propaganda via misinformation campaigns, preying on the fears of the people, and using the desires of the flesh as a weapon against us.

Digging deeper into the first tactic, misinformation, below is an excerpt from the book Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

True Christian manliness requires that we stand firm against the cultural norms and progressive tendencies toward accepting and allowing all desires of the flesh.  Our current culture has moved into almost a mob mentality of defending and protecting any sinful want that their mind and fleshly nature crave within them.  By the Holy Spirit, Peter wrote:

1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will also be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction upon themselves. 2 Many will follow their sensuality, and because of them the way of the truth will be maligned; 3 and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep. 4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment; 5 and did not spare the ancient world, but preserved Noah, a preacher of righteousness, with seven others, when He brought a flood upon the world of the ungodly; 6 and if He condemned the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to destruction by reducing them to ashes, having made them an example to those who would live ungodly lives thereafter; 7 and if He rescued righteous Lot, oppressed by the sensual conduct of unprincipled men 8 (for by what he saw and heard that righteous man, while living among them, felt his righteous soul tormented day after day by their lawless deeds), 9 then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment, 10 and especially those who indulge the flesh in its corrupt desires and despise authority. Daring, self-willed, they do not tremble when they revile angelic majesties, 11 whereas angels who are greater in might and power do not bring a reviling judgment against them before the Lord. 12 But these, like unreasoning animals, born as creatures of instinct to be captured and killed, reviling where they have no knowledge, will in the destruction of those creatures also be destroyed, 13 suffering wrong as the wages of doing wrong. They count it a pleasure to revel in the daytime. They are stains and blemishes, reveling in their deceptions, as they carouse with you, 14 having eyes full of adultery that never cease from sin, enticing unstable souls, having a heart trained in greed, accursed children; 15 forsaking the right way, they have gone astray, having followed the way of Balaam, the son of Beor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; 16 but he received a rebuke for his own transgression, for a mute donkey, speaking with a voice of a man, restrained the madness of the prophet. 17 These are springs without water and mists driven by a storm, for whom the black darkness has been reserved. 18 For speaking out arrogant words of vanity they entice by fleshly desires, by sensuality, those who barely escape from the ones who live in error, 19 promising them freedom while they themselves are slaves of corruption; for by what a man is overcome, by this he is enslaved. 20 For if, after they have escaped the defilements of the world by the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and are overcome, the last state has become worse for them than the first. 21 For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them. 22 It has happened to them according to the true proverb, “A dog returns to its own vomit,” and, “A sow, after washing, returns to wallowing in the mire.” (2 Peter 2 NASB1995)

One example of how a Christian man must act and stand firm is Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah……………

Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm

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Six-week Study Guide Launch!

I am extremely excited to announce that a six-week study guide is now available as a companion to my first book; Flesh Tamers: Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

The Study Guide contains thought provoking questions, additional Bible verses and breaks the book into meaningful sections for a small group men’s study.

Also, I have added a journal section to the back of the Study Guide for notes and for capturing the readers own thoughts.

To see the details and to order a copy, please visit my author page.

Additionally, I have launched a separate full year journal version. This journal, Stand Firm: Overcomer’s Journal for Men, was created to help in the daily battle planning and after-action report for the Christian man.

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FREE Book Promotion for Flesh Tamers – Reviews Needed

Friends, as you know I recently published my first book. And I need your help in supporting the Flesh Tamers book through downloads and reviews. Therefore, a FREE Book promotion has started on Amazon for Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm.

The goal is to get visibility and reviews for the book on Amazon and Goodreads so that the mission of Flesh Tamers can advance. If the book doesn’t earn at least a four-star review, please send me feedback directly to my email so that I can earn your stars. It is a short book of only about sixty pages, and this is purposeful for my target audience age range.

The book itself is, as the title says, directed toward men. I authored this book including my experiences as a man and the emotions and temptations inherent to men. However, as Christians we are all required to be courageous in the face of opposition as we stand on the Truth of who Jesus is. So, ladies, please don’t hesitate to help the cause here. I know you will gain from reading the book and can also send me great feedback.

What is the mission of Flesh Tamers?

My hope is that Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm is going to spur reflection and action and act as a reminder that we, as Christians, are on the side of Truth. We don’t dabble in far flung conspiracy, false teachings or hope in man, but we stand firm on the Truth of Jesus Christ.

We must be courageous in the face of opposition and be ready to accept the price of following Christ as we also must be willing to accept and repent of our own failures.

The battle may be spiritual, it may be within our own family, or it may even seem to be against our own fleshly desires. We must tame our own flesh and overcome our own fears with the support of the Holy Spirit.

The fear of speaking up and speaking out in truth is destroying the modern Christian church in the United States. Christian men have lost courage.

Christians are not being courageous in the home, church, or communities. This must Stop! Our King deserves courage as He had courage in the face of opposition. The enemy and fleshly comfort is being allowed to have an unchecked lead role as head of our lives.

The fear of losing the praise of men, the fear of losing our jobs, the fear of fully believing the Truth of who Jesus is. This first battle is within us, as men, to overcome our own doubt and start living like we genuinely believe in Truth!

Please help support the book and write a review during the Free Book Promotion period for Flesh Tamers Christian Manliness: The Courage to Stand Firm starting tomorrow.