There is a movement afoot in some “Christian” quarters to suggest that the Postmillenialism requires us to see that God builds His Kingdom by the elimination of ethnic and national distinctions. Personally, I see such “thinking” as a kind of Baptized Cultural Marxism, since it is likewise the goal of the Cultural Marxists to eliminate the idea of distinct ethnicity and / or national identity. This can be seen by examining just a few of the words from the Cultural Marxists and their ideological forebears,
“Princes and nations will disappear without violence from the earth, the human race will become one family and the world the abode of reasonable men.”
-Adam Weishaupt, quoted in Paul Johnson, Intellectuals (London: Orion Books Limited, 1993), p. 32.
Capitalism developed the ever more inhuman polarization of the sexes. The cult of making distinctions, which serves only for oppression, is now being swept away by awareness of resemblance and identity.
Uber die neusten Stimmungen im Westen
In: Kursbuch, Bd. 20, 1970, S. 19-41.
”What will be the attitude of communism to existing nationalities?
The nationalities of the peoples associating themselves in accordance with the principle of community will be compelled to mingle with each other as a result of this association and hereby to dissolve themselves, just as the various estate and class distinctions must disappear through the abolition of their basis, private property.”
~ Frederick Engels in “The Principles of Communism”, 1847
“The equality of races and nations is one of the most important elements of the moral strength and might of the Soviet state. Soviet anthropology develops the one correct concept, that all the races of mankind are biologically equal. The genuinely materialist conception of the origin of man and of races serves the struggle against racism, against all idealist, mystic conceptions of man, his past, present and future.”
—Mikhail Nesturkh, Soviet anthropologist, 1959
“The Origin of Man” (Moscow)Mikhail Nesturkh, Soviet anthropologist, 1959:
This from Igor Shafareivich’s “Socialist Phenomenon”
“But with almost perverse consistency, most of the projections of Marxism have been proven incorrect. A better percentage of correct predictions could probably have by making random guesses…. we limit ourselves to three (examples) in order to underscore the typical and in most cases fundamental nature of the errors: the truth proved to be not merely different but in fact the opposite to that which had been predicted.
a.) The national question: ‘National differences and antagonistic interests among various peoples are already vanishing more and more and more thanks to the development of the bourgeoisie, to freedom of commerce, to the world market, to uniformity in the mode of production and in the corresponding conditions of life. The supremacy of the proletariat will accelerate the disappearances of differences.’
However, the Biblical view of race, ethnicity, and national identity is far different than what is offered by the Cultural Marxists and those Christians who are trying to Baptize the elimination of ethnic markers by embracing the Marxist anthropology “that the genuinely materialist conception of the origin of man and of races is that all the races of mankind are biologically equal.” And of course, in the Marxist world and life view “biologically equal” means mere component parts that can be used interchangeably in the great machine culture that Marxists always turn society into. “Biologically equal,” for these people means that there is no God ordained differences between the families of men.
In the quotes below we see a different vision than that given by the Alienists in our midst.
“Now the predicates of the covenant are applied in Isa. 19 to the Gentiles of the future, — “Egypt my people, and Assyria, the work of my hands, and Israel, mine inheritance,” Egypt, the people of “Jehovah of hosts,” (Isa. 19:25) is therefore also expected to live up to the covenant obligations, implied for Jehovah’s people. And Assyria comes under similar obligations and privileges. These nations are representative of the great Gentile world, to which the covenant privileges will therefore be extended.”
Martin J. Wyngaarden, The Future of the Kingdom in Prophecy and Fulfillment: A Study of the Scope of “Spiritualization” in Scripture (Eugene: Wipf & Stock, 2011), p. 94.
“More than a dozen excellent commentaries could be mentioned that all interpret Israel as thus inclusive of Jew and Gentile, in this verse, — the Gentile adherents thus being merged with the covenant people of Israel, though each nationality remains distinct.”
“This abiding distinction of the nationalities is also clearly implied by Isaiah. For, though Israel is frequently called Jehovah’s People, the work of his hands, his inheritance, yet these three epithets severally are applied not only to Israel, but also to Assyria and to Egypt: “Blessed be Egypt, my people, and Assyria, the work of my hands, and Israel, mine inheritance.” 19:25.
Thus the highest description of Jehovah’s covenant people is applied to Egypt, — “my people,” — showing that the Gentiles will share the covenant blessings, not less than Israel. Yet the several nationalities are here kept distinct, even when Gentiles share, in the covenant blessing, on a level of equality with Israel. Egypt, Assyria and Israel are not nationally merged. And the same principles, that nationalities are not obliterated, by membership in the covenant, applies, of course, also in the New Testament dispensation.”
Wyngaarden, pp. 101-102.
What the Alienist Christians are missing in their lurch towards amalgamation is that they are in bed with some strange bedfellows. Here is another person they with whom they are sleeping,
“National and racial chauvinism is a vestige of the misanthropic customs characteristic of the period of cannibalism.”
Papa Joe Stalin
Hostility towards the validity of national and ethnic identity tend to rise at various times when it is useful to those in power or as part of political strategy. Such was the straitjacket imposed on thought by Soviet socialism that nationality was understood as “a social construct” that could easily be de-constructed. As Solzhenitsyn observes in his frank way:
“Before the camps, I regarded the existence of nationality as something that shouldn’t be noticed—nationality did not really exist, only humanity. But in the camps one learns: if you belong to a successful nation you are protected and you survive. If you are part of universal humanity—too bad for you.”
Many of the Christian Alienists are living in Solzhenitsyn’s pre-camp reality. Like the pre-Gulag Solzhenitsyn the Alienist Christians, invoking Christianity as their proof, have embraced universal humanity. They do not yet realize that what they are invoking in their advocacy of the erosion of nations for the sake of Christ, in the words of Alexander Solzhenitsyn, “will sooner lead to the entropy of the soul… not the unification of humanity.”