YogiOabs Interview with BGR

Last week I was contacted by a blogger and podcaster named YogiOabs.  YogiOabs was exposed to the poisonous influences of feminism on our culture while he was still an unbeliever studying to be a doctor in Portland, Oregon.  He then went on to become an entrepreneur and got involved with MGTOW and started a YouTube channel advocating for the MGTOW position because of his horrible experiences with women both in his education and in his dating life.   He saw that because of feminism, most American and Western women had no respect, not for men and not for themselves.

YogiOabs Testimony

What follows is an excerpt from YogiOabs’ testimony on his About page on Yogoabs.com where he shares how he left Leftism and then MGTOW and became a Christian and a firm believer in Biblical Patriarchy.

“I spoke about my new conviction in the MGTOW movement on YouTube and quickly gained 50,000 subscribers. Throughout the process, my awareness of the pain and discriminiation caused by feminism grew. I connected with men’s rights activists and other creators and realized there was a whole nother world out there. My ideas resonated with women too, and they started asking for more female-focused content. My YouTube channel was censored by YouTube shortly afterwards for hate speech, and there was also a lot of drama because I turned against my audience and criticized the MGTOW movement. That’s not smart for the YouTUbe algorithm, which I didn’t care about in the slightest at the time. My channel basically died, so I started a new channel where I aimed to be professional and focus on educating people on the harms of feminism. And that’s where I spend most of my time on YogiOabs today.

2019, The Year God Found Me

Jesus has known me ever since I was born in Pennsylvania. But in 2019, it seems as if he started pressing the gas on his efforts to find me in 2019. I started noticing Christian music on the radio, and strangely, it was the only music I liked! I started getting comments from Christians on my videos, and then I fell in love with one! I started going to church, and I really liked it. I started reading the Bible, and I opened my mind more. But I was not ready to accept Jesus into my life.

I grew up really logical and analytical. If I became Christian, I would be turning my back on everything that I stood for. I never associated Christianity with free-thinking or rationality, so it didn’t make sense. Yet, when I heard Christians speak in church or read the Bible, most of it did seem rational. Maybe I felt that way about Christianity because I was never taught a single Bible story that I could remember in public education. What a shame! I was taught that creationism was terrible and Christians were uneducated. Maybe this was its own religion. The religion of the secularists…

2020: The Year I Became Christian

This year, in the summer, I finally accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. It might sound weird to some of you, but there’s a spiritual significance to saying it. In my early twenties, I liked yoga, meditation and Buddhism to a degree. That was my spirituality then. But now, my spirituality is understanding I’m one of God’s children. It’s understanding who Satan is and how he operates. And it’s understanding that my purpose is to do God’s work, with all the intellectual creativity he can give me.

I pray every single night, and I’m glad you’ve read this far. I’m excited to share more information with all of you, so don’t forget to get on my newsletter.”

I encourage you to read the rest of his testimony here.

My Interview with YogiOabs

YogiOabs reached out to me after finding my articles on domestic discipline.  He invited me on his podcast yesterday morning to do an interview.   

We actually covered a great deal of theological ground in the one hour I spent with him.  He asked about my background, what I teach from the Bible about gender roles, my views on MGTOW and Red Pill, what I believed were Biblical definitions of masculinity and femininity, why I think men should not give up on marriage and how young people can go about finding a good Christian spouse.  The last subject we talked about was domestic discipline and he and I both agreed that husbands are responsible being human instruments of sanctification in the lives of their wives and that God wants husbands to hold their wives accountable for their actions.

You can tell both in his testimony on his blog and on his YouTube channel that the Holy Spirit led Yogi through his Word ultimately to Christ. And now as newborn Christian, he is hungry to learn everything God says in his Word, especially about how he wants us to live including the doctrines of Biblical gender roles.

I am excited for this new journey in faith that Yogi has now begun. Many of his followers are still unbelievers and Yogi has a great opportunity to share the Gospel and the important truths of Biblical patriarchy and how both can positively affect Western culture.

I encourage all my readers to click on the YouTube link at the top of this article and listen to my interview with YogiOabs.

My reaction to my interview with Alan Colmes

Well it finally happened and I had my interview on the Alan Colmes radio show on Fox News Radio.

As I stated previously – Alan Colmes is a liberal and I did not expect him to affirm my Biblical beliefs at all.

I was somewhat taken by surprise when he started off our interview accusing me of being anti-sematic (hating Jews) for their having Christ crucified. He was referring to a quote I have on my About Me page:

“The pen name I write under is Larry Solomon. The reason I do not use my real name is the same reason that Christ hid himself from Jews:

“Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.” – John 8:59 (KJV)

It was not Christ’s time to die and it’s not my time to go public. And no – I don’t have a Messiah complex! But the Scriptures tell us:

“Whoever says he abides in him ought to walk in the same way in which he walked.” – I John 2:6

I am not the Savior, but rather I want to walk as my Savior walked as he grants me the grace to do so. I am not a prophet nor a preacher. I am simply a man saved by the sacrifice of his savior, a sinner saved by grace. A forgiven man with a Bible in his hands teaching his children and whomever wants to listen – the Word of God.”

The “they” in John 8:59 were Jesus’s fellow Jews taking up stones to kill him for claiming to be God.

This is the passage with more context added.

56 Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.

57 Then said the Jews unto him, Thou art not yet fifty years old, and hast thou seen Abraham?

58 Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.

59 Then took they up stones to cast at him: but Jesus hid himself, and went out of the temple, going through the midst of them, and so passed by.” – John 8:56-59 (KJV)

It is crystal clear from this passage that it was his fellow Jews that wanted to stone him.

Also we can see here that the Jews were the ones who asked the Romans to crucify Jesus:

“22 Pilate saith unto them, What shall I do then with Jesus which is called Christ? They all say unto him, Let him be crucified.

23 And the governor said, Why, what evil hath he done? But they cried out the more, saying, Let him be crucified.

24 When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it.

25 Then answered all the people, and said, His blood be on us, and on our children.” – Matthew 27:22-25 (KJV)

He continued to say that my position that the Jews killed Jesus was wrong and offensive to Jews at which point I told him it was offensive to Christians to be told that the New Testament was wrong about who had Jesus crucified. While the Romans did the actual killing, it was the Jews who demanded it.

To say the Jews were not just as guilty for his death as the Romans would be like saying if you hired a hitman to kill someone you are not complicit in their murder. It is absurd to make such a claim.

But just because the Jews had Christ killed does not mean I hate Jews! I love the Jews. God wants to save them and he wants them to accept their Messiah. Some Christians in centuries past and some even today have shown hatred toward the Jews and that is absolutely wrong!

On a more personal note, if I hated the Jews – I would by hating my own ancestors (great great grand parents) who were Jewish Germans that immigrated to America.

When we got to the subject of marriage he asked me if I thought marriage was an equal partnership and I told him “No – the Bible never shows marriage as a partnership, but rather as a patriarchy”.

Alan tried to pull the verse that all Christian feminists use to try and cancel out every other passage of Scripture that shows marriage as a patriarchy and that is Ephesians 5:21.

Alan accused me of “cherry picking” because I said Ephesians 5:21 was speaking about submission of church members in the assembly and it was not speaking of the relationship between husbands and wives.

21 Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.

22 Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord.

23 For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church: and he is the saviour of the body.

24 Therefore as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.” – Ephesians 5:21-24 (KJV)

But the truth is he and those who take his position that the Bible presents marriage as an equal partnership are wrong. They are the ones who are misapplying the Scriptures. You cannot take Ephesians 5:21 and cancel out what is said in the next verses about how a wife is to submit to her husband in “everything” or every other passage of Scripture that tells women to submit to their husbands. Now who is cherry picking?

My wife when she heard Alan about submission said “This is basic Christianity 101 – if you read your Bible you know women are to submit to their husbands. Now we might not always feel like it and we might not always do it – but we know we are supposed to”.

I so wished he would have given me more time to elaborate on the fact that while wives are to submit to their husbands, husbands are to love their wives sacrificially and provide for them and protect them as they would their own body.

I am going to try and get that out the next time I talk to him.

Oh and for lady that said the NIV translation of the Bible does not show a wife submitting let me show you.

“22 Wives, submit yourselves to your own husbands as you do to the Lord. 23 For the husband is the head of the wife as Christ is the head of the church, his body, of which he is the Savior. 24 Now as the church submits to Christ, so also wives should submit to their husbands in everything.” – Ephesians 5:22-24 (NIV)

Yep  – its there.

Now the NIV does not always get the translation right and they do mess up some other verses where they are not faithful to literal Greek rendering. But this is not one of those cases.

It was brought up by some callers after my interview ended that in Christian marriage husbands are to be servant leaders as Christ himself was a servant leader.

I don’t disagree that Christ was a servant leader or that husbands should be servant leaders.  But the way we are to serve our wives and the way our wives are to serve us according to God’s Word is very different.

Yes Jesus washed his apostles feet and he broke bread for them at the last supper.  But Jesus did not spend the majority of this time washing people’s feet and serving tables. He spend the vast majority of his time doing the work of his ministry – doing his mission as all men should do.

So as husbands yes we ought to serve our wives.  Sometimes that might mean taking care of them when they are sick, or helping out with some things around the house when they are overwhelmed. But the majority of a husband’s service is not in these areas – it is to be in the areas of leading his wife, providing for her, teaching her and protecting her.

28 So ought men to love their wives as their own bodies. He that loveth his wife loveth himself. 29 For no man ever yet hated his own flesh; but nourisheth and cherisheth it, even as the Lord the church:” – Ephesians 5:28-29 (KJV)

On the wife’s side – the way she is to primarily serve her husband is clear in the Scriptures:

“I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.” – I Timothy 5:14 (KJV)

That they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children,To be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed.” – Titus 2:4-5 (KJV)

The primary way a wife serves her husband is by bearing and caring for his children and his home.

The husband and wife serve each other by meeting each others sexual needs.

I think overall the interview went well considering I was in hostile territory.

 

BiblicalGenderRoles.Com to be featured on Alan Colmes Radio Show

I am happy to announce that I have accepted an invitation to be interviewed by Alan Colmes on his nationally syndicated radio show.  His show runs from 6 PM to 9 PM EST and I will be talking to him around 7 PM tomorrow night(11/4/2015).

For those who don’t know I write under the pen name ‘Larry Solomon’ so that is how he will be addressing me for the phone interview.

I have watched Alan for many years on the Fox News channel going back to his TV show with Sean Hannity that was called “Hannity & Colmes”.  While Hannity now does that show alone, Colmes is still a regular guest on many of the Fox News programs.

Alan Colmes is a liberal and thus a feminist . I hold no illusions about him taking any kind of a positive look at what I have written.  I know it will be an opposition style interview that will compare the values of feminism against the values of the Bible.  But I am hoping that if he is as polite as he is on Fox News that he will at least let me honestly represent my Biblical views even though he disagrees with them.

Here is the link where you can listen to his show live online tomorrow night when I come on around 7 PM tomorrow night(11/4/2015).  Just click the Listen Live link in the upper left corner of the page.

http://radio.foxnews.com/fox-news-talk/alan-colmes/