Enemies From Within; The ‘Evangelical Judenrat’

“A man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.” Mt. 10:36

“A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”
 Marcus Tullius Cicero

In the film “Braveheart,” William Wallace comes to the point that he must kill the Scottish Lords as well as the English Lords because the two are in bed together and victory over the English will not be had unless the Scottish Lords beholden to the English are killed as well. The Scottish Lords were a fifth column that had to be eliminated.

While reading of Vespasian’s and Titus’ siege of Jerusalem one learns that the Zealots (Nationalists) busied themselves assassinating the Priestly class because the Priestly class was in bed with the Romans. Indeed the Priestly aristocratic class even attempted to open the Jerusalem gates for the Roman army. The Zealots, in their attempt to free Jerusalem from Rome, had to kill the Jewish priestly class as well as Romans.

In WW II the Judenrat, according to Hannah Arendt in her book on Adolph Eichman, assisted the Germans in controlling the Jews.

“To a Jew, this role of the Jewish leaders in the destruction of their own people is undoubtedly the darkest chapter of the whole dark story. […] In the matter of cooperation, there was no distinction between the highly assimilated Jewish communities of Central and Western Europe and the Yiddish-speaking masses of the East. In Amsterdam as in Warsaw, in Berlin as in Budapest, Jewish officials could be trusted to compile the lists of persons and of their property…”

If one is familiar with Literature that deals with the Ghettos in the WW II era this is a constant theme.

In light of all this, it should not be surprising that the greatest threat to the Church does not come from without the Church. The greatest threat comes from with the Church as from the Wormtongues and the Kim Philbys.  These are the modern Judenrat which are doing the work of the enemy by controlling the Church from within.


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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