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About Daniel Mason

I write from the historic protestant worldview, that is, Reformed, specifically the conservatism within that tradition. That noble line extends from Edmund Burke to F.J. Stahl, Groen van Prinsterer to Abraham Kuyper, Herman Bavinck to H.R. Rookmaaker.

Why You Shouldn’t Wait For Marriage

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The title of this post may seem like I’m going to launch into a neo-Christian heresy about how the Greek root of such-and-such word actually means that we can have sex whenever we want, and waiting for marriage is a sham.

But that’s not what this post is about, so you can put away your pitchforks and douse your torches.

Should you wait for marriage to have sex? Yes, that’s so soundly Biblical it’s not even open for debate. But there are good reasons on WHY we should wait and there are bad reason, and there is one popular reason that I’ve discovered that really isn’t Biblical.

Marriage Isn’t The Ultimate Goal

I ran into this blog from Grace for the road that was published about a year and a half ago, talking about why she got rid of her purity ring. The post was called I Don’t Wait Anymore.

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John MacArthur – How to Be Noble Minded

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John MacArthur

“[The Bereans] were more noble-minded than those in Thessalonica, for they received the word with great eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily, to see whether these things were so” (Acts 17:11).

On his second missionary journey, Paul, accompanied by Silas, preached the gospel of Jesus Christ in the city of Thessalonica. They weren’t there long before the gospel took root and many turned from their idolatry to serve the true and living God (1 Thess. 1:9). In 1 Thessalonians 2:13 Paul says, “We also constantly thank God that when you received from us the word of God’s message, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God.” Their open response to God’s Word made them an example to all the believers in that area (1 Thess. 1:7).

But as exemplary as the Thessalonians were, their fellow believers in Berea were even…

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Pornography and Sexual Sin

Bondage of Sin

Bondage of Sin

“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed free, –Luke 4:18

Today I would like to commend to you a wonderful ministry and resource called Setting Captives Free. This website freely offers courses to help people with various sin. Originally, this course was started by Mike Cleveland to help people overcome, by God’s authoritative Word and the help of the Holy Spirit, various sexual sins, specifically that of pornography.

 

There are a lot of resources out there, mostly books and seminars. This course however, is a notch above the rest.

This is a  60 day course, with actual accountability partners who in fact do a keep you accountable, not just pray for you and wish you a good day. Though it can be a little cheesy, and not always catered to one’s personal denomination, they make sure to do a pretty good job of sticking to the Gospel of Christ. I was actually surprised at how deep they get, and how firm they are. They mean business! If you actually want to ‘put off the old man, and put on the new’ they will be their with you every step of the way. If you are struggling with sin, or you know someone who is, by God’s grace, please make use of this ministry providing free help. They even graciously offer counselors with out pay, yet God is clearly using this ministry to transform peoples lives.

Pornography and self-gratification, lust and sexual immorality are not the only things that they address; gambling, substance abuse, self-injury, and eating issues as well.  These courses too, are at no cost. No their really isn’t a catch. If you find this a resource useful, please pass it along to a brother or sister in need.

Setting Captives Free


3 Ways Men Have Failed Women

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Our generation has lost what it means to be a man. This problem is well-noted by many in society, from churches to social commentators to websites like Art of Manliness that focus on teaching modern day men to recover what has been lost. Men have become accustomed to being takers and not givers, which has helped contribute to the breakdown in the family. Many of society’s ills can be traced back to this breakdown, especially considering that the greatest indicator for poverty is marital status. Men have abdicated their responsibility, so I thought it would be beneficial to look at  three important ways that men have failed women, especially in this generation.

#3. We Stopped Working

The Problem: We treat our lives outside of a “job” as a recreational opportunity, devoid of responsibility.

The Analysis: Brett McKay of Art of Manliness has written how modern man’s dilemma is that…

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Dear Feminist, bullying in the name of compassion is harmful

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Dear Feminist

Dear feminist.

Bullying in the name of compassion is harmful, unfair, oppressive.

Demonstrate compassion for men and boys

Men’s Rights are Human Rights

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