Michael Horton Rips the “Biblical Manhood” and “Biblical Womanhood” Movements

As many of you know, I am no fan of the Escondido Theology. I think their view of confessions is a challenge to Sola Scriptura, and their view of the “two kingdoms” is so radical that it seriously compromises the application of the Bible to every day life.

That being said, Michael Horton nails the “Biblical Manhood” and “Biblical Womanhood” movements in this article. As I have been saying for a long time, the nonsense about what it means to be a “man” in these movements comes more from Victorian ideals than from the ideals of the scriptures. And, of course, the absurdity of defining manhood as marriage goes so far beyond anything even remotely having to do with the scriptures, that this movement has rightly earned the scorn of Michael Horton. I sure do hope that this article will have much circulation, as people outside the movement need to see how strikingly unbiblical this movement looks to outsiders.

As I said at the beginning of this post, I disagree with Michael Horton on many issues, but, unfortunately, it is movements like the “Biblical manhood” and “Biblical womanhood” movements that show the insanity of what happens when scripture is applied by reading cultural ideals back into the text. When we do that, we deserve all of the scorn that folks like the Escondido “two kingdoms” theologians throw our way. In dealing with the arguments from Albert Mohler and those that follow him, I was afraid that this would happen. At least I can say that I have been consistent and sought to correct this within my own circles.

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