Thursday, April 21, 2005


I have often been interested in the subject of biblical manhood. Many in today's society see a male becoming a man once he has reached a certian age or had some kind of sexual experience. Dr. Albert Mohler of Southern Seminary has published the first half of what he believes to be 13 marks of biblical manhood. The first six are as follows:

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.

These six marks of biblical manhood are very different from societies definition. Notice their is no age limit. Each mark includes a very important word 'maturity'. Maturity is the key, a man must be mature in all he does. So an adult male that is 40 or 50 years old has not necccarly entered into manhood and the opposite is true for a young adult male. You do not have to reach a certain age or have some sexual experience to be a man; manhood begins when a male starts to become a mature christian living for God.

Read Dr. Mohler's entire article at:

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