Look What “The Brotherhood of All Men” Has Done

Further, the consequence of such thinking that we do not have a greater responsibility to love those closer relationally to us than those far away relationally from us  makes it impossible for Biblical Christians to resist further movements to normalize what heretofore Biblical Christians would have found abhorrent. It is a short trip from the flattening of natural hierarchies and distinctions to the embrace of a egalitarian universal monistic social order.

Of course, all of this is born of some version of the old Unitarian idea of the Brotherhood of all men and the Fatherhood of God over all men. If all men are indeed Brothers than it is hard to argue that I am more obliged to my Brother than I am to a stranger in Timbuktu. A Christian version of the Brotherhood of all men states I have more in common and so more obligation to the Christian in Iran then I have to my own unbelieving conservative Father.

We would also note that Christianity assumes these “natural” hierarchies because they are in reality biblically sanctioned hierarchies. It is the fact that these hierarchies are Biblical that makes them “natural.” It is the Scripture that teaches the necessity and importance of concentric circles of familial and community relations.

The devil has always been about abstractions in opposition to the concrete. The first temptation required Eve to think abstractly in dismissal of God’s concrete commandment to not eat. The first temptation required Eve to think abstractly in order to envision the egalitarian order promised wherein she would be as God determining good and evil.

The modern Christian movement (TGC, T4G, PCA, OPC, CREC, CRC, URC, RCA, RPCNA, etc. etc. etc.) cannot withstand the impulse of the times because they have embraced the core premise of the times that men are are interchangeable cogs that can be changed out for Mother and Father, Brother and Sister, Wife and child. We have arrived at this moment because of a misguided notion of universal love that trumps particular love. Loving the Nigerian Anglican Woman has the same claim on us as loving our Dispensational Arminian Mother.

Author: jetbrane

I am a Pastor of a small Church in Mid-Michigan who delights in my family, my congregation and my calling. I am postmillennial in my eschatology. Paedo-Calvinist Covenantal in my Christianity Reformed in my Soteriology Presuppositional in my apologetics Familialist in my family theology Agrarian in my regional community social order belief Christianity creates culture and so Christendom in my national social order belief Mythic-Poetic / Grammatical Historical in my Hermeneutic Pre-modern, Medieval, & Feudal before Enlightenment, modernity, & postmodern Reconstructionist / Theonomic in my Worldview One part paleo-conservative / one part micro Libertarian in my politics Systematic and Biblical theology need one another but Systematics has pride of place Some of my favorite authors, Augustine, Turretin, Calvin, Tolkien, Chesterton, Nock, Tozer, Dabney, Bavinck, Wodehouse, Rushdoony, Bahnsen, Schaeffer, C. Van Til, H. Van Til, G. H. Clark, C. Dawson, H. Berman, R. Nash, C. G. Singer, R. Kipling, G. North, J. Edwards, S. Foote, F. Hayek, O. Guiness, J. Witte, M. Rothbard, Clyde Wilson, Mencken, Lasch, Postman, Gatto, T. Boston, Thomas Brooks, Terry Brooks, C. Hodge, J. Calhoun, Llyod-Jones, T. Sowell, A. McClaren, M. Muggeridge, C. F. H. Henry, F. Swarz, M. Henry, G. Marten, P. Schaff, T. S. Elliott, K. Van Hoozer, K. Gentry, etc. My passion is to write in such a way that the Lord Christ might be pleased. It is my hope that people will be challenged to reconsider what are considered the givens of the current culture. Your biggest help to me dear reader will be to often remind me that God is Sovereign and that all that is, is because it pleases him.

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  1. Excellent! Such common sense and clear biblical writing is rare,hated and an oasis of truth.More good stuff.Thank you!

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