My Definition of Real Men

In my opinion, any man (or woman for that matter) who desires to be a leader of this nation should match or strive to live up to these characteristics. In fact, every man in our nation should strive to live up the definition I herein transcribe.

A real man must be prepared to support our liberty, our lands, our wives, and our children, and our peace, and that we might live unto the Lord our God, and that we might maintain our freedom to worship how, where, or what we may.

A real man must be a strong and a mighty man; a man of a perfect understanding; yea, a man that does not delight in bloodshed; a man whose soul does joy in the liberty and the freedom of his country, and his brethren from bondage and slavery;

Yea, a man whose heart does swell with thanksgiving to his God, for the many privileges and blessings which He does bestow upon his people; a man who does labor exceedingly for the welfare and safety of his people.

Yea, and he is a man who is firm in the faith of Christ, and has sworn with an oath to defend his people, his rights, and his country, and his religion, even to the loss of his blood.

Now we have been taught to defend ourselves against our enemies, even to the shedding of blood if it is necessary; yea, and we are also taught never to give an offense, yea, and never to raise the sword except it is against an enemy, except it is to preserve our lives.

And this is our faith, that by so doing God will prosper us in the land, or in other words, if we are faithful in keeping the commandments of God that He will prosper us in the land; yea, warn us to flee, or to prepare for war, according to our danger;

And also, that God will make it known unto us whither we should go to defend ourselves against our enemies, and by so doing, the Lord will deliver us; and this iss the faith of a real man, and his heart does glory in it; not in the shedding of blood but in doing good, in preserving his people, yea, in keeping the commandments of God, yea, and resisting iniquity.

Yea, verily, verily I say unto you, if all men had been, and are, and ever will be, like unto this definition of a real man, behold, the very powers of hell would be shaken forever; yea, the devil would never have power over the hearts of the children of men.

3 thoughts on “My Definition of Real Men”

  1. We’re just about there again at our house, even though the kids and I tend to take things realllllly slowly. I love this & wish there were more such men and women in the world. And I want to become one of them.

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