|ABOUT BRAVE GOOD MEN FOR CHRIST
Who are Brave Good Men?
The organization is called “andragathia”, which in the Greek means brave, good men. This word was descriptive of those Greek men who were stable, committed, and valiant for their country. It has been chosen to describe and define the quality of men we wish to find, select, gain commitment from, motivate and develop, and assemble as Christian men in any church who will work together for Christ and His kingdom in these trying times.
“Men” in our definition are those who want to be like the only ideal man, the Son of Man, Jesus Christ. Their aim is to achieve His likeness. “Good” describes the commitment to the character and conduct of Christ that can be obtained only by the grace of the Holy Spirit, a desire to please God and obedience to Scripture. And “brave” describes their courage that can come only through faith and trust in God alone.
The United States of America and the world in general have been in a whirlwind of change since the mid-twentieth century. The emergence of greed, the pursuit of hedonistic pleasure, and the breakdown of the family have led to an alarming decline in moral standards. This is affecting human relationships, especially in the family; causing instability in business, and expansion in control of government. Terrorism has introduced instability and uncertainties in life. Education and the mass media have become increasingly intolerant toward God and those who represent Him. Therefore, Brave Good Men who will stand as an example for Christ are increasingly needed.
To be brave, good men requires a continuing desire to want to please Christ in the heart before His living presence daily. To do this a man must not only pursue greater knowledge of the Scriptures but also seek to be obedient and practice all he learns. To have this kind of obedience requires a willingness to maintain integrity and loving commitment to God and others in the face of suffering. He will keep his agreements especially in marriage to his wife and family, in the church and in business. It also involves a prayerful effort to avoid temptations toward pride, greed and lust in order to demonstrate righteousness and holiness. All needs of the brave good men are to be attained through prayer to Christ. A brave, good man should be committed to the church of Christ and to having a group of men to whom he can be accountable in all the ways mentioned. He should believe in abiding monogamous marriage and sexual purity.
To join the movement of Brave Good Men, you must have the following qualifications:
Why the movement for Brave Good Men?
The Church in Crisis
The churches in the United States are at a point of crisis. The Enlightenment movement that began in Europe (ca. 1800), that exalted man and his knowledge over God, gained dominance in the United States over education and the mass media in the 1960s and the 1970s. The intellectual elect are now destroying the moral and ethical standards of the United States. Since the Federation of Colonies in the 17th century these qualities of character for conduct have been furnished through the church by the Holy Spirit working through the Word of God.
The worship of man that has resulted and the secular humanism that controls the European nations and Canada is now in contest with Christ in the church for the control of the whole United States. The intellectual elite hopes soon to do in the red states what it has done in the blue states. The movement of Brave Good Men for Christ is seeking to lead the churches to confront this worship of man by a movement of radical passion to know from Scriptures the love of Christ that passes knowledge and to produce an obedience of faith and love that will spread and produce growth in His likeness in every disciple in all the churches. It aims at establishing the priesthood of all believers and the ministry involvement by each person in a body under the headship of Christ. Our main focus is on spiritual renewal, and only political and socially as a consequence.
This is to be achieved by training volunteer laymen from your church in biblical New Testament methodology of ministry and biblical theology based on the person and teaching of Christ developed from a harmony of the Gospels and the interpretation from the rest of the New Testament. Trends indicate the efforts of evangelism and the teaching of Christian people are being subverted by pseudo-scientific attacks on faith in God and by outmoded traditional methodology of many churches.
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Growth of Brave Good Men
The movement of Brave Good Men involves personal development and leadership. One enlists as a trainee or disciple and becomes a qualified brave good manwhen he exhibits a clear knowledge of basic Christian truth and a quality of commitment and faithfulness to stand for Christ. From these there will be some brave good men chosen to be trainers, consultants and agents to expand the movement.
What is Expected by Andragathia, Inc. Ministries?
Andragathia Inc., is a non-profit organization that has a minimum of paid staff and also mature experienced volunteers. Each person and church who wants to receive help and communication to help promote Spiritual growth and spread the movement and its influence is asked to be a partner in responsibility. Each one is asked to give to the organization an agreed amount that is enough to cover the cost for Andragathia’s services according to their participation. No one involved will receive more than a median compensation for full-term service and it is intended there will be no efforts at fund raising, but the organization operates only through the gifts that are motivated by faith in Christ in what we’re doing.
If those who are Brave Good Men wish to receive regular direct communications they should also contribute to make that possible. All gifts will be payable to Andragathia Ministries. If you wish to register as Brave Good Men, please do so by E-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.