An Older Christianity … An Ancient Opponent

As WASP’s who are we? Are we merely a people who embrace a shared set of noble propositions? Or is there something more which makes “us,” us? Are we a unique, distinct, and separate people who belong to a particular race and clan, with a definable and cherished history, bound by a shared faith, language, and culture? Or to the contrary are we just so many integers and cogs who can be replaced by proposition affirming Tutsis, Hans, or Mongolians? Is particularity among the human species to go into eclipse in favor of a New World Order Universalistic Babel created melange that has declared war on distinction and particularity?
 
Some of the more pious Christian fellow travelers love to point out that our identity is in Christ. Nothing I write here should negate that reality. However, even the inspired Apostle Paul, who gave us more than any writers on our identity in Christ could still affirm distinctions among peoples and even mentioned his own passion for his own distinct people.

Roman 9:3 For I could wish that I myself were accursed from Christ for the sake of my brethren, my kinsmen according to the flesh,

Note what 19th century Charles Hodge offers on this passage,

 
Paul had two classes of brethren; those who were with him the children of God in Christ; these he calls brethren in the Lord, Philip, i. 14, holy brethren, &c. The others were those who belonged to the family of Abraham. These he calls brethren after the flesh, that is, in virtue of natural descent from the same parent. Philemon, he addresses as his brother, both in the flesh and in the Lord. The Bible recognizes the validity and rightness of all the constitutional principles and impulses of our nature. It, therefore, approves of parental and filial affection, and, as is plain from this and other passages, of peculiar love for the people of our own race and country.
 
Charles Hodge
Commentary Romans 9

Hodge, contrary to modern 21st-century leaders, did not suggest that because we were Christians our identity was such that grace destroyed nature so that who we were created by God to be somehow disappeared and was negated once we were redeemed. Grace restores nature. Grace does not destroy nature.

Because this is true as anchored, united, and grounded in Christ we still retain our creational categories. We are still male or female. Still, retain our patronymic last names. Still belong to race, ethnicity, clan, tribe, and family. Calvin underscores this point when he offered,

“Regarding our eternal salvation, it is true that one must not distinguish between man and woman, or between king and a shepherd, or between a German and a Frenchman. Regard policy, however, we have what St. Paul declares here; for our, Lord Jesus Christ did not come to mix up nature, or to abolish what belongs to the preservation of decency and peace among us….Regarding the kingdom of God (which is spiritual) there is no distinction or difference between man and woman, servant and master, poor and rich, great and small. Nevertheless, there does have to be some order among us, and Jesus Christ did not mean to eliminate it, as some flighty and scatterbrained dreamers [believe].”

Calvin
Sermon on 1 Corinthians 11:2-3

When Calvin writes about “flighty and scatterbrained dreamers” he is referring to the Anabaptists of his time who had the tendency and desire to flatten all creational distinctions so that the result was a kind of social order that resembled a box of melted crayons.

The Anabaptists have returned with a vengeance. They or their intellectually sympathetic fellow travelers — The Cultural Marxists — are at the controls of our Churches, our Universities, our Families, our Corporations, and our Social Order and culture. Everywhere there is the push of “scatterbrained dreamers” to insist that grace destroys nature. Everywhere is the push of “scatterbrained dreamers” to adulterate and water down the distinctions that God ordained to make us, “us.”  Everywhere is the push of “scatterbrained dreamers” to

Imagine there’s no countries
It isn’t hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too

Allow me to submit that Social Justice Warrior Christianity that is now doing the work of Calvin’s “scatterbrained dreamers” is just the 40 proof version of the 100 proof version of the Frankfort school which has done so much damage to Western Civilization.

So because of how the cankerworm has eaten away at the reality of divinely intended distinctions we lesser sons of the greater fathers of the West are left to ask ourselves;  Will the historically distinct Christian and Anglo-Saxon quality of resisting tyranny which Kipling immortalized in poetry rise again to meet the challenge of the International Money Interest who would involve the globe in a liberty snuffing mass amalgamation that throws race, ethnicity, religion, and culture into a giant Marxist blender? Or will the Christian WASP go quietly into the dark night of religion, race, and culture mixing?

The chips pushed in the middle of this poker table is Western civilization itself and more than that the stake is the existence of Biblical Christianity. A loss here would include a dark age which may take a millennium before a light flickers again.
 
Around this poker table sits the New World Order, the Social Justice Warrior Christian Left, and the Ideological classical liberal Christian “Conservative.” The fourth party at the table has the greatest stake in the results but is playing with the least visible leverage. Let us call him the dissident Biblical Christian. If the fourth party loses he loses Biblical patriarchy, Biblical marriage, Biblical family, Biblical social order and culture, and the Biblical visible Church. If he loses, he loses everything. If he loses he loses everything that has made civilization decent, estimable, and praiseworthy. The other three win no matter which of the other three win… at least for a time, though in the end, they lose as well because their winnings mean the return of chaos and dark night.
 
Choose ye this day whom you will support.

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 Kinist 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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