The Former Christian Slave & The Descendants of our Former Slaves

Genesis 50:15 When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, “Perhaps Joseph will hate us, and may actually repay us for all the evil which we did to him.” 16 So they sent messengers to Joseph, saying, “Before your father died he commanded, saying, 17 ‘Thus you shall say to Joseph: “I beg you, please forgive the trespass of your brothers and their sin; for they did evil to you.” ’ Now, please, forgive the trespass of the servants of the God of your father.” And Joseph wept when they spoke to him.

18 Then his brothers also went and fell down before his face, and they said, “Behold, we are your servants.”

19 Joseph said to them, “Do not be afraid, for am I in the place of God? 20 But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive. 21 Now therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” And he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Most Evangelicals know the story of Joseph. Envied by his brothers, he was stripped, cast into an empty well (that had to hurt) and sold into slavery. Joseph’s brothers were directly guilty of the crime of man-stealing and per the later civil law should have received the death penalty for the actions.

Joseph later, as the story goes lived a up and down life. He experienced both the worst and the best until he was made 2nd to Pharaoh in the land of Egypt.

The point I want to draw out here is the attitude of Joseph once he had the opportunity to even the score with his brothers who had made of him a slave for profit. Instead of getting his pound of flesh Joseph responded to his brothers fear of retribution with a testimony of God’s sovereignty and providence. He recognized that the brothers motives in the evil they did him by enslaving him but he also recognized the greater motive behind the lesser motives of his brothers. They intended it for evil but God intended it for good.

This attitude — this Christian attitude, is a far cry from what we get today from many Evangelical Blacks who demand their pound of flesh from those, who, unlike Joseph’s brothers, were not even directly involved in selling anybody into slavery or directly involved in purchasing any slaves. Further, though it may indeed have been said somewhere, I have nowhere heard any Evangelical Black Lives Matter type talk about God’s greater providence like the former slave Joseph spoke whereupon they recognize the penultimate evil while paying a greater tribute to the ultimate providence in his slavery which was “intended for good.”

Keep in mind that the ex-slave Joseph was talking to those who directly sold him into slavery and still there was the voice of confidence of God’s providence. What we are dealing with here is the generations removed descendants of slaves raising voice against the generations removed descendants not of those who actually sold their ancestors into slavery but of those reputed to have actually purchased their ancestors and in these raised voices there is little talk of gratitude to God for His providence in their ancestors’ slavery.

There is nary a voice raised against the ones who actually did sell their forefathers into slavery.

“The Slave trade is the ruling principle of my people. It is the source and glory of all their wealth. The Mother lulls the child to sleep with notes of triumph of an enemy reduced to slavery.”

Black African King — King Gezo of Dahomey
1840


Upon hearing of the United Kingdom’s ending of the Slave trade The King of Bonny (now in Nigeria) was horrified at the conclusion of the practice and said,

” We think this trade must go on. That is the verdict of our oracle and the priests. They say that your country, however great, can never stop a trade ordained by God himself.”

Howse’s Marxianity … The Reformed Emperor is a Naked Marxist

“Led by Chancellor and CEO J. Ligon Duncan, Reformed Theological Seminary is now on the Social Justice bandwagon. A 2009 document produced by the Seminary extols a program referred to as SWC — Seeking the Welfare of the city. Among its recommendations, the report … yammers about white privilege, internalized racism…”

Brannon Howse
Marxianity – p. 100

I’m finishing up Howse’s “Marxianity” Howse gets an “A” on his research. He footnotes every point he makes and every quote he provides so that the shocked reader can look up the sources to make sure that those he quotes really said something that stupid. Howse also gets an “A” for finding where all the bodies are buried. Every TGC writer has his Marxist friendly quotes chronicled. It’s all there. The chaps he says are guilty, are guilty. Like getting caught on prom night in the back seat with Peggy Sue, “The Gospel Coalition” chaps are caught by Howse fornicating with Karl Marx. The case has been made (exhaustively) that we are being shagged by the clergy leadership that the Reformed Church in the West currently has.

Howse is also excellent tracing the connections between the Marxianity clergy and the organizations that they are fronting. He traces out the connections between these different Marxist organizations. Of course no organization sells itself by saying, “We are Marxist,” but Howse solves the deception by giving us the names of members of these organizations and the Marx-y things they have written in other places through the years.

However, Howse gets an “F” for locating the fault in the inroads of Marxianity in the eschatology of the Reformed world. Howse is a true believer in premillennialism and he never misses a chance to beat the Reformed guys over the head for actually believing that God’s Kingdom would successfully go from the mustard seed to the vast tree on planet earth. Because of Howse’s eschatology he finds the problem of Marxianity in the expectation that the Gospel will flourish so that social order Institutions will one day rightly be considered part of God’s flourishing Kingdom. For Howse the Kingdom only arrives with the in breaking 2nd coming of Jesus Christ. Until then it is suffering, defeat, and misery for the Kingdom and per Howse it is sin to seek to be part of the always present and ever expanding Kingdom of God. Howse’s view is that Christianity is only about getting individual’s saved with no expectation that the consequence of Redeemed individuals is eventually Redeemed families, education, law, politics, the arts, etc. as well as the social order Institutions that are the receptacles and carriers for these realities — all to the end of a Cosmos that is in ever expanding service to the Lord Christ.

Howse is also weakened by his embrace of the modern concept of “racism.” Howse has embraced the postmodern concept that race is merely a social construct, misinterpreting Acts 17:26 in support of his view.

Howse’s mistake is that he cannot distinguish between the optimistic eschatology of TGC and T4G types with the fact that those types misinterpret the Kingdom of God and what it looks like. Howse rightly complains about their Marxism but wrongly complains about their desire to see the Kingdom go forward. The clergy Marxists (Dever, McDurmon, DeYoung, Keller, Sean Michael Lucas, Mohler, etc) are right in their optimism but are wrong in their vision of God’s Kingdom. This results in them thinking that they are building up the Kingdom of God when in fact they are agents of Mephistopheles building up Satan’s Kingdom with their Marxism. Their problem is not eschatology. Their problem is their anthropology, hamartiology, Christology (they are Gnostic), and even their soteriology. Those who Howse properly puts in the dock are guilty of the same thing Walter Rauschenbusch, Washington Gladden, Richard T. Ely, Josiah Strong and others were guilty of over 100 years ago. They are guilty of a socialist social Gospel. They have retained a positive eschatology while marrying it to humanism (Marxism) and calling it “Christianity.” This new Marxianity retains the power of the postmill impulse and outlook while working to crush the very thing it claims it desires to advance.
This Marxianity that Howse rightly locates is dangerous because those who are pushing it really believe they are doing it for Jesus. The purveyors of this Marxianity are the very types that C. S. Lewis warned about,

“Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.”

If there is one thing that is communicated by the TGC types it is their smug sense of superior self-righteous morality. These TGC types will hound Biblical Christians out of the Church and that with the approval of their own conscience. Clergy (speaking from experience) always have a problem with thinking themselves morally superior in their self-righteousness but the TGC types with their Marxianity have it in spades. If anyone dare disagree with them they are immediately “racist,” “misogynist,” and “xenophobe,” and so not fit to be members in Christ’s Church.

Keep in mind that this is not an issue where we can dismiss the Marxist virus our clergy are carrying. It is not as if we can say, “Well, they may be wrong with their social Gospel but they are so good on other areas.” No, they are not! This is a case where a little leaven leavens the whole loaf. If you dip into these guys teaching at any point you are going to be eventually infected with their Marxianity. Marixsm and Christianity are two mutually exclusive totalistic worldviews. You can not serve both God and Marx. These men must be cut down root, branch, and twig.

Howse is correct that our current Marxist celebrity clergy are leading us (The Institutional Church) down the highway to hell just as Howse’s premill Dispensationalism has led the Church to the same destination by a different route.

Read the book and profit it from it but make sure and spit out Howse’s lunatic pre-mill Dispensationalism.

Some Considerations Regarding Predestination






I wanted to spend some time for those who are new or newer to the Reformed faith looking at what it is that makes us Reformed. What is the Reformed faith’s reason for existence and why should we continue to exist?

Clearly the answer to that is multitudinous. But we want to begin to answer those questions by considering the doctrine of Predestination this morning. Except for the Confessionally Reformed folks in the Church world nobody holds to predestination. In point of fact everyone else, explicitly or implicitly decries it.

Except for a very tiny genus of Reformed Baptists everybody else except the Reformed hate biblical predestination. The Baptist’s hate it, the Methodist’s hate it, the Nazarene’s hate it, the Assemblies of God hate it, the Wesleyan’s hate it, the Lutherans hate it, the Roman Catholics hate it. Typically the Anglican’s hate it even though it is in their 39 articles. The Reformed stand alone in embracing Biblical Predestination and so one reason for the necessity of us to continue to exist is to uphold this central doctrine without which Christianity is no longer Christianity.

Clearly God has seen fit to distribute His predestined blessings unequally among both individual men and different races of men. This reality is of deepest insult to the carnal man and the immature Christian man.

As regards matters eternal touching the inequality of salvation in terms of God’s determination of who and who will not be saved we call those who resist and pillory this predestination doctrine Arminians;

In matters temporal touching the inequality of men in terms of God’s pre-determining who and who will be gifted and not gifted in particular ways we call them Alienists.

Both sets object to God’s unequal predestination of men, if merely on different occasions.

But let us not get ahead of ourselves here. Turning to the Scripture.


Isaiah 46

“Remember this, and [a]show yourselves men;
Recall to mind, O you transgressors.
Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,
10 Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’


14:24 The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying,
“Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass,
And as I have purposed, so it shall stand:
25 That I will break the Assyrian in My land,
And on My mountains tread him underfoot.
Then his yoke shall be removed from them,
And his burden removed from their shoulders.
26 This is the purpose that is purposed against the whole earth,
And this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.
27 For the Lord of hosts has purposed,
And who will annul it?
His hand is stretched out,
And who will turn it back?”


Is. 37:26 “Did you not hear long ago
How I made it,
From ancient times that I formed it?
Now I have brought it to pass,
That you should be
For crushing fortified cities into heaps of ruins.


As it pertains to a definition, which I trust you will find supported throughout the message this morning, we would say that Scripture teaches that Biblical predestination is the idea that a personal God has a purpose for all things that He pre-determined from the foundations of the world and so as all things come to pass they come to pass by the necessity that our personal God determined from eternity that they come to pass. Predestination presupposes that God is capable by His omnipotence of such planning from the beginning all that will be and that God is capable by His sovereign providence to carry it all out to the most minute degree. This is what the Scripture teaches us regarding predestination.

The impact of predestination is that we do not live in a time + chance + circumstance world. Predestination is so all encompassing that it includes the roll of the dice

The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the LORD. Prov. 16:33

and the falling of the sparrow.

29Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father.

Divine predestination is so particular it includes not only the raising up of a people to be saved by God’s predestinating grace, which we shall see next week, but it includes raising up opposition to God’s predestination. God predestines people to oppose His predestination.

Ex. 9:16 – “I raised you up for this very purpose, that I might display My power in you, and that My name might be proclaimed in all the earth.”

God’s predestination includes predestinating those who will object to His predestination. Like an author writing a character into his novel that rails at the author from inside the novel God predestines Pharaoh’s throughout history to rail against His predestination.

So we see that Divine Predestination is exhaustive.

“The determination of the existence of all things to be created, or what is to be camellia or buttercup, nightingale or crow, hart or swine, and equally among men, the determination of our own persons, whether one is to be born as boy or girl, rich or poor, dull or clever, white or colored or even as Abel and Cain, is the most tremendous predestination conceivable in heaven or on earth; and still we see it taking place before our eyes every day, and we ourselves are subject to it in our entire personality; our entire existence, our very nature, our position in life being entirely dependent on it. This all-embracing predestination, the Calvinist places, not in the hands of man, and still less in the hand of blind natural force, but in the hand of Almighty God, sovereign Creator and Possessor of heaven and earth; and it is in the figure of the potter and the clay that Scripture has from the time of the prophets expounded to us this all-dominating election. Election in creation, election in providence, and so election also to eternal life; election in the realm of grace as well as in the realm of nature.”

~ Abraham Kuyper
“Lectures on Calvinism”


God has predestined the existence, role, and purpose of races and nations.

Acts 17:26 And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,

So, we would say that the Biblical view of predestination is that a personal God (as opposed to impersonal fate) who created the universe, sovereignly controls and providentially destines all things that come to pass.

However, most men, even most Christian men do not like this doctrine. We are seeing it today. Kuyper rightly notes that God predestines whether we are boy or girl but man has invented gender fluidity to seize God’s predestination so as to claim he has the right to predestine his boyishness or girlishness. Kuyper rightly notes that God predestines whether we will be “white or colored,” but fallen man insists that “race is a social construct” and so can’t be predestined.

HUMAN FREEDOM AND GOD’S PREDESTINATING

Now of course one typical response to this is that such a high view of God’s predestinating sovereignty reduces men to stocks and blocks. That men aren’t responsible because God predestines all.

Here we must add that God’s predestinating work does not relieve men of the free will to act according to their nature. Men are free to act consistently with their nature. Birds fly … fish swim … groundhogs burrow and fallen men sin. That is the nature of each and they are free to act consistent with their nature.

And so because men are free to act according to their nature men remain responsible. We just cited that passage from Exodus. God raises Pharaoh up to do exactly what He knew and determined that Pharaoh would do. Yet Pharaoh was free and so responsible and desired to do what he did and yet God predestined it all.

As to whether or not men are responsible for their particular sins men are responsible simply because God says they are responsible. Ask yourself this… If predestined man isn’t responsible for His sin then who is to blame for man’s sin? If you answer that the predestinating God is responsible in the sense of blame the question that then must be answered is … “To whom?” Whom is God responsible to for predestined man’s particular sin? Is God responsible to man for predestined man’s sin?

19 One of you will say to me: “Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?” 20 But who are you, a human being, to talk back to God? “Shall what is formed say to the one who formed it, ‘Why did you make me like this?’” 21 Does not the potter have the right to make out of the same lump of clay some pottery for special purposes and some for common use?

If man is not responsible for man’s predestined sin then the only person left to be responsible is God but if God is responsible for man’s predestined sin in the sense of being blamed for it then God has been placed in the dock by man to be charged with wrongdoing and Scripture explicitly says that man the creature is in no place to blame the creator. Job learned this when God spoke to him out of the whirlwind.

In this matter between God’s sovereignty and man’s freedom we agree with Lorraine Boettner who put it this way,

“God so presents the outside inducements that man acts in accordance to his nature, yet does exactly what God has planned for him to do.”

Loraine Boettner
The Reformed Doctrine of Predestination — pg.38

So God predestines without forcing humans against their will, as consistent with their nature, to do what he has predestined them to do. God predestines in such a way that man remains both free to act according to his nature and so responsible for his own sin.

God’s sovereignty and man’s free will is not a contradiction. God’s predestinating free-will is primary and man’s will operating consistent with his creaturely fallen nature is secondary and they operate in the sweetest of harmony.

Perhaps this illustration will help. I have found it helpful.

Storytelling reflects the Christian God and His providential determination of the free act of human beings. Just as authors determine every single word, every single act — good and evil — of all the characters in their novel so God predestined every single word, every single act — good and evil — of all the characters of His story, inclusive of every jot an tittle.

Brian Godawa tells us in his book, “Hollywood and Worldviews,”

Films find everything in the film dedicated to telling the exact story that the screen writer desires. Everything in the film from the costumes to the colors to the insignificant background busyness to the foods eaten to the hairdos is purposely placed in the film by the producer / director to serve as a vehicle to communicate what the film is intended to communicate. Nothing on the set is left to chance. Just so our world finds everything in the world dedicated to tell the exact story that God desires. Nothing is left to what we call “chance.”

As we said earlier, even if the author of a novel writes in a character in his novel that rages at the author of the novel from inside the novel the character raging can not rage at the author apart from the author of the novel authoring that rage.

There is a plan and purpose to it all, even if the characters in the novel don’t know it at the time or even if they don’t like it.

GOD’S OMNISCIENCE AND PREDESTINATION

Now I grew up in a tradition that did not like this kind of Predestination and so instead of speaking a great deal about Predestination they would say things like “God knew it all in advance.” They would appeal to God’s foreknowledge to ward off what they believe were negative implications of Predestination. But God’s foreknowledge is no refuge against Predestination.

Consider

Omniscience presupposes predestination. If Man has libertaraian free will and God still has only Foreknowledge this means that whatever man decides to do freely God knew ahead of time. However if God knew it ahead of time and man has to do what God knows he will do then man is still operating in a predestined fashion. Man cannot do anything but what God foreknew he would do and so man in this “foreknowledge but not predestined” scheme remains predestined. In the Arminian world even foreknowledge ends up as predestination. (Don’t tell the Arminians or else they will become “Free Will Theists” in order to avoid Calvinism.)

This reminds us that Predestination is an inescapable concept. There is no avoiding it.

Predestination is inescapable – There will always be a predestinating agent and whoever is one’s predestinating agent is the God of that person.

It is a religious war. Either we will live by God’s predestination or we will live by some other predestination. (Most commonly, the State god’s predestination.)

Modern Western man has denied predestination and replaced it with the State’s womb to the tomb predestination. Just look at our state of affairs. The State has predestined the education of our children. The State has predestined how we will be provided for in our old age. The state has predestined what business will and will not exist. The state has predestined, by their testing in school where people will work after school. (School to Work programs.) The state has become our predestinating agent and we live by the states Predestination.

Ill. — Huxley’s BNW — Social Predestinators.

And so the State has taken on the role of the predestinating God.

Social engineering via the legislative arm of the State is an example of the State seeking to be God as doing God’s predestinating work. Such social engineering is the consequence of giving up on God’s law and abandoning God’s predestination. Non-Reformed people — those who deny predestination — always end up Statists.

Ill. — Archbishop Wm. Laud

Paedo-Calvinists; hating Statism and arguing in favor of God’s predestination since the 16th century.

But it is not only predestination that the State has seized. The State, as God walking on the earth as seized all kinds of God’s perogatives.

God’s reality categories are inescapable. Modern Western man has denied God’s providence and now Modern Western man looks to the State to provide all. Modern Western man has denied God’s Aseity with the consequence that Aseity has been transferred either to the sovereign Individual (Libertarianism) or man in his corporate existence (Totalitarianism). Modern Western man has denied blood atonement but yet blood atonement is the very essence of abortion and euthanasia. Modern Western man has denied the sacraments of Baptism (identity and belonging) and the Eucharist (the promise of forgiveness and Eternal life) and has ushered in the new sacraments of the social security card (identity and belonging) and the high priest psychologist who forgives us of our sins. Modern Western man has denied the catechism and replaced it with Government Education. Modern Western man has denied Election by God and has replaced it with being Elected to attend one of the Ivy League schools. Modern Western man has denied God’s tithe and replaced it paying many times the tithe to the State. Modern Western man has denied the centrality of the Church and has replaced it with the centrality of the Government schools. Modern Western man has denied heaven and has given us Utopias (Dystopias) instead.

You get the idea. God’s reality categories never go away. For those who build idols they retain God’s reality categories while giving them another name.

ANSWERING THE QUESTION OF … WHY PUT FORTH AN EFFORT THEN?

There are those who will say, in light of this high view of God and Predestination … why Bother? If God is ruling so exhaustively why bother…

When I lived in SC I had a Church member who would repeatedly pepper me with that question. Pastor … if predestination is true then why should I bother about anything since God has it all planned. He never did accept, what I am sure were feeble attempts to answer him. But there are are three answers to that.

The first one is “Because He has commanded you.” God’s law for the Christian is a guide to life and we are responsible to live by its precepts. Therefore because we are a blood bought people always zealous to do good works (Titus) therefore, in light of God’s predestination we strive manfully to do justice, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God as God defines those in His Law-Word.

The second answer to why bother to strive in light of a God who has predetermined all is because God ordains not only the ends but the means. God predestines His own covenant seed to be born but you can probably guess that God also predestines the means to those predestined babies. God predestines people coming to know Christ but He also predestines you as a means to herald the good news of Jesus Christ murdered as a substitute for sinners.

The third reason is … “We can’t help but bother.” God has given His people the Holy Spirit as a deposit guaranteeing that which is to come. If you united to Christ, because you have been given the Spirit of Christ you can’t help but desire to make it your goal to please Him and so you live by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.

Conclusion

We have more to say on this subject but we will save it for next week. Let us round off by noting that Calvin noted that the purpose of this doctrine was for comfort. The idea that God Predestines all was to be a doctrine that the believer could turn to in times of trial and in times of merry.

In trial the believer could turn to the doctrine of Predestination to find comfort in the fact that the world was not being governed by a cruel fate that had turned on him. Predestination would teach him, by already knowing of God’s favor upon him, that God had a purpose in all that the believer may be going through and because of that the believer could entrust himself to God’s wisdom and so bear up under hardship.

In times of merriment the believer could turn to the doctrine of Predestination and be thankful for God’s largess.

Without a Predestining God the individual doesn’t really need God. If God does not completely predestine then why should man entrust himself to a God who is limited by some circumstance beyond God’s control? Better for man to become his own God then to trust a God who is not sovereign over all.

Second the purpose of this doctrine was to make Calvinists men and women of steel. Men and women who believe in a predestinating God, when they are consistent with this belief, are men and women made of old leather and barbed wire. Belief in a God who has predestined all means we do not quail before opposition, we do not collapse in the context of tragedy, we do not surrender before resistance, and we do not look at failure as final, and we never ever compromise God’s truth. After all, the predestining God who has given us challenges is the predestining God who will bring us through those challenges to His glory as we honor Him.

Predestination and the belief thereof works in men an inability to intimidate. If God and His plan is for us, who can be against us?

Tim Keller’s Testimony

Is Tim Keller a Cultural Marxist? Let’s ask Tim himself,

“The history and philosophy departments were socially radicalized and were heavily influenced by the Frankfurt school. In 1968 this was heady stuff. THE SOCIAL ACTIVISM WAS PARTICULARLY ATTRACTIVE, AND THEIR CRITIQUE OF AMERICAN BOURGEOIS SOCIETY WAS COMPELLING. But its philosophical underpinnings were confusing to me. I seemed to see two camps before me. And there was something radically wrong with both of them. The people most passionate about social justice were moral relativists. While the morally upright didn’t seem to care about the oppression going on all over the world. I was emotionally drawn to the former path. What young person wouldn’t be? Liberate the oppressed and sleep with who you wanted. But I kept asking the question, if morality is relative, why isn’t social justice as well? This seemed to be a blatant inconsistency in my professors and their followers. Yet, now I saw the stark contradiction in the traditional churches. How could I turn my back to the kind of orthodox Christianity that supported segregation in the South and South Africa? Christianity began to seem very unreal to me, though I was unable to discern a viable alternative way of life and thought.”

Tim Keller
Sermon

Note,

1.) The only fault Tim had with the Frankfurt School, per his own testimony, was its moral relativism. Take away the moral relativism of Cultural Marxism and Tim was good with the Frankfurt school.

2.) Tim says the Frankfurt school’s critique of American Bourgeois soceity was compelling. Please understand that the Frankfurt schools critique of American first assumes a Marxist framework to make this analysis and second assumes that America had a bourgeois society to begin with. Already, with these words, Tim tells us that he is a Cultural Marxist.

3.) Tim assumes that soical justice is what the Cultural Marxists defined it as. No Christian defines social justice in the framework of Cultrual Marxists.

4.) Tim agreeingly speaks of the “oppression going on all over the world.” Now it is possible that there is “oppression going on all over the world” but if there is no Christian would conclude that on the basis of a Frankfurt school paradigm — and that is exactly what Tim is doing.

5.) It is interesting that the chief accusations first brought against each social order was first brought by Marxists. Until the Marxist started screaming about these social orders Christians understood that they were providing a social order, while hardly ideal, was providing stability. Does anyone want to argue that South Africa is more whole now with its Marxist social order than it was before it got rid of Apartheid? Does anyone want to argue that the South is more whole with the elimination of segregation? Has the Communist social order that has replaced Apartheid an improvement? Is the black community in the South in America better off than it was before segregation was forever ended? Statistics regarding the dysfunction in the black community suggest the answer is “no.”

Here is a lecture on Christianity and apartheid in South Africa that is important to consider on this matter,

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOvLDkoGiDc

The One, Two, Three Punch of Cultural Marxism, Repressive Tolerance and Existentialism

The Cultural Marxist Hebert Marcuse, in his 1965 paper, “Repressive Tolerance,” proposed setting up a victim coalition of people who could be convinced that they were oppressed. This coalition would comprise those who were previously rightly considered the derelicts and outcasts of society. They were the detritus that always is part of any civilization. These included members of the burgeoning feminist movement, the various sexually perverted and the general criminal class. An additional part of this coalition included the minority community, as the minority community were convinced that they were an aggrieved people who needed to overthrow their oppressors.

This cadre of people would become the new proletariat to accomplish the long march through the Institutions. The previous proletariat (the worker class) had failed in the original vision of Marxism to overthrow the Bourgeois but the Frankfurt School, of which Marcuse was a card carrying member, envisioned a new proletariat (the oppressed) who would overthrow their oppressors.

These new oppressed would be brainwashed into thinking that their oppressors were European Biblical Christians. This strategy included casting White European Christians as narrow-minded bigots who were by nature racists, xenophobes, homophobes, Islamaphobes, misogynists and greedy. All this would be definitional of what it meant to have “White privilege.” This new proletariat was taught the wonders of tolerance for everyone except Christians, against whom, intolerance must be practiced at every turn.

In his 1965 paper Marcuse gave the justification for this new intolerance,

“Liberating tolerance then would mean intolerance against movements from the right and toleration for movements from the left. As to the scope of this tolerance and intolerance, it would extend to the stage of action, as well as discussion and propaganda of deed as well as word.”

With this statement Marcuse provided the methodology by which the new proletariat would march through the Western Institutions changing them so that those Institutions would no longer reflect the worldview of the alleged oppressor but rather would reflect and serve the worldview of the oppressed who hated Christianity and the ethos that characterizes the Christian faith. The new methodology included the ability to criminalize Christian thinking, morality, and behavior. It was Christian thinking, morality, and behavior which would be allowed no tolerance. We are seeing this methodology being played out today in the constant refrain of “White privilege,” and “Systemic Racism.” No tolerance will be allowed for “White privilege,” or “Systemic Racism,” and when one bores down on what these are one discovers that they are simply expressions of Biblical Christianity. It is Biblical Christianity — most commonly embraced by descendants of White-Europeans — that must not be tolerated. Marcuse’s Methodology explains the pulling down of statuary, the changing of names, and the elimination of all things Western Civilization.

When you combine the above with the prevailing Worldview that has been hegemonic since the 1960’s or so one begins to understand why we are at this place in time. The Ascendant worldview in the West today is some form of Existentialism, whether of the postmodern variety, the Nihilism variety or the Deconstructionists variety. All find their roots going back to Existentialism.

In the world of existentialism a person’s individual freedom is the North Star of the philosophy. As such in that world contradiction is meaningless. The existentialist cares little about being contradictory because the pursuit of non-contradiction would mean a lack of absolute freedom. The existentialist not caring about contradiction therefore must insist that there is no such thing as order, design, or logic to the Universe. As personal freedom is the North Star all is randomness and chance and any determinancy that exists, exists only at consent of the freedom of the existentialist and only exists as long as they like.

All of this is what Sartre meant when he said “Existence precedes essence.” For the existentialist man’s existence precedes his essence — man exists without any prior essence (nature) or fixed meaning. As such man creates and recreates at his whimsy his own meaning within his essence-less world.

When this worldview of existentialism with its insistence of absolute freedom with no boundaries is combined with Marcuse’s Cultural Marxism and its methodology of no tolerance (then sprinkled with Marx’s Hegelian dialectic) for the descendants of the White European Biblical Christians the end of result is the burning down of the West — a civilizations entity grown in the soil of Biblical Christianity.