99 Steps: A To-Do List Jesus Never Gave

I recently saw an interesting list on Twitter. Written and shared by a pastor in North Carolina, it gave the “99 steps to Christian manhood.”

When so many young adults lack practical skills, and many people bemoan the death of the “man’s man,” is such a list really so bad?

I believe it is, even if the intention was to start a light-hearted discussion about godly manliness. Why? Because, labeled “99 steps to Christian manhood,” it can be a dangerous stumbling block. It perpetuates the deadly notion that by following a strict set of rules, we can make ourselves into good Christians.

Deliver Us, O Lord, For Evil is Everywhere