Author and theologian Owen Strachan is no stranger to sparking debate online by tweeting controversial statements. This week, Strachan claimed that “God has staked everything on men” in a tweet that has elicited hundreds of responses.
Strachan, who authored “Christianity and Wokeness: How the Social Justice Movement Is Hijacking the Gospel – and the Way to Stop It” and formerly served as president for the Council on Biblical Manhood & Womanhood (CBMW), has often spoken publicly about the importance of masculinity against the backdrop of what he believes to be godless, progressivist ideologies that have infiltrated the Church.
“The LGBT movement…the transgender movement, even what we call the ‘woke’ movement today, social justice—all of those movements are attempts to find meaning in ‘me and my desires and my experience,’ not in God,” Strachan said in a recent interview.
While Strachan’s tweets regarding masculinity often include images of actors like Tom Hardy and Val Kilmer as Doc Holliday in the 1993 film “Tombstone,” his tweet about manhood on Wednesday included only five simple statements.
“God has staked everything on men,” the tweet said. “Strong men are the foundation of a strong marriage. Strong men are the foundation of a strong home. Strong men are the foundation of a strong church. Strong men are the foundation of a strong society.”
“God has staked EVERYTHING on men,” Strachan’s tweet repeated in conclusion.
Many were quick to express concern about the theological implications of Strachan’s statement, arguing that God had not “staked everything” on men but rather on one man, Jesus Christ.
“I see what you’ve done here. I’ll fix this for you,” one response read. “God has staked everything on Christ. Christ is the foundation of a strong marriage. Christ is the foundation of a strong home. Christ is the foundation of a strong church. God has staked EVERYTHING on Christ. Not you.”
A number of other responses expressed a very similarly worded sentiment.
“That’s not how it works. Strong women are the foundation of strong marriages, homes, churches, and societies, too,” someone else said. “And God has staked everything on his only beloved son, Jesus, including your salvation and mine.”