Monday, April 27, 2009

Al Mohler on Manhood

Recently Dr. Al Mohler, president of Southern Baptist Seminary, spoke on his radio program about boyhood and manhood and the need to recover the biblical understanding of it. Below are the 13 Marks of Manhood as he presented them. Click here if you would like to listen or download the audio(s).

Biblical Manhood means you have the . . .

1. Spiritual Maturity sufficient to lead a wife and children.

2. Personal Maturity sufficient to be a responsible husband and father.

3. Economic Maturity sufficient to hold an adult job and handle money.

4. Physical Maturity sufficient to work and protect a family.

5. Sexual Maturity sufficient to marry and fulfill God's purposes.

6. Moral Maturity sufficient to lead as an example of righteousness.

7. Ethical Maturity sufficient to make responsible decisions.

8. Worldview Maturity sufficient to understand what is really important.

9. Relational Maturity sufficient to understand and respect others.

10. Social Maturity sufficient to make a contribution to society.

11. Verbal Maturity sufficient enough to communicate and articulate as a man.

12. Character Maturity sufficient to demonstrate courage under fire.

13. Biblical Maturity sufficient to lead at some level in the church.

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