Toxic Masculinity means many things in our culture. To the degree that toxic masculinity refers to the ways that Adam’s fall into sin has affected men—causing rape, physical abuse, and the selfish use of power, Christians can affirm the use of this term. But it is often used along with an ideology that views differences in male/female roles as a social construct, (a form of patriarchy) that is oppressive. This ideology often identifies Christianity and the Bible’s teaching of complementarity as patriarchal, and repressive. This article shows that at the core of the biblical call to manhood is not TOXIC masculinity but LIFE-GIVING masculinity.
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