Christian Nationalism For Dummies

A friend of mine sent the below as an attempt to make more understandable my previous post on Christian Nationalism. He felt that sometimes I can suffer from prolixity and grandiloquence and so lack clarity for the average reader.  This is my friends attempt to make what I wrote on Christian nationalism accessible for the average reader.

Christianity vs Marxism; The Preservation of People Groups and Nations aka Christian Nationalism

Christian Nationalism is the preservation of familial, tribal, and national distinctions as authored by God. This is in direct opposition to Marxism whose tenants seek to destroy family, tribes, and national distinctions; to blur all distinctions in favor of “equity” vis a vis the leveling of all of society.

A Christian nationalist respects and seeks to preserve all tribes and tongues, including his own, for the greater cause of God’s glory and the sharing of the gospel, the salvation of God’s people. A Marxist seeks to erase and destroy all distinctions and ties from the center out, ie from the family to the extended family, to the broader kinsmen, and finally to the nation. Marxism does this for what they call the “greater good” but when one delves into the “greater good” one finds only equity (ie leveling) of the masses who become slaves to the elite; therefore the glory and power of a few rule the leveled masses.

Just as conservationists seek to preserve a creature in danger of extinction, so the Christian nationalist seeks to preserve the distinctions of nations and people groups, especially those in danger of being smudged out by the Marxist agenda. It is the Christian’s high respect for the order of God’s creation that drives this. The Christian Nationalist doesn’t seek to only preserve his own people group but seeks also the betterment and preservation of all people groups. To call a Christian Nationalist a person of hate is to turn upside down the differences between Christianity and Marxism because, in reality, it is Marxism that hates distinctions of people groups and nations. Marxism hates this so much, it seeks their destruction.

The question then becomes, who can be a Christian nationalist? The answer is simple; all Christians and their people groups. Now, we get down to the tense nitty-gritty. Yes, a Christian Caucasian can be and should be a Christian Nationalist. Yes, a Hispanic Christian can be and should be a Christian nationalist. Yes, a Christian with high amounts of melanin in his skin, ie a person whose skin color is commonly understood as black, can be and should be a Christian nationalist.

So what if these people groups are all in a single created nation, such as the United States of America? What then? Do they each seek to preserve their own people group? The simple answer is yes but must be qualified. What has to be understood in this context is the Biblical understanding of “stranger”. In the old testament, the Israelites were commanded to be kind to the strangers among them, for they had been strangers in the land of Egypt. Many Christian leaders, informed by Marxism, point to that and say we should welcome all strangers (aliens, immigrants, illegal immigrants, and so on) into our nation without reserve. But the biblical understanding was that these “strangers” were to honor the law and order of Isreal and respect their host nation. So they (the stranger) were to be treated well, but they were also to subscribe to the laws of the land hosting them. Surely they could preserve their lines of descent of their own people groups, just as the Israelites did in the land of Egypt. But they were to abide by and under the laws of Israel, just as the Israelites lived under the rule of Egypt. So we see then that people groups within nations may preserve their distinctions….nay they should preserve their distinctions according to biblical order….while at the same time abiding under and accepting the laws of the land they live in. It also must be said that the call to preserve distinctions is not a call to remain separate and aloof. Men can be friends without sinking their racial and ethnic distinctions into a bland miasma. At least that is what Muhammed Ali thought.

Marxists would have us believe that to preserve our own people group is selfish, and hateful to another people group. That is laughable, how can one, who is in death throes, help another? He must first help himself in order to reach out to another. For example, when flying in an airplane, the instructions given, should an emergency arise and oxygen be needed, to FIRST put the oxygen on yourself and then help your children or people in the seat next to you. That only makes sense. So why, in the atmosphere we currently live in, are we denigrated for seeking to preserve our own kinsmen (of course, while showing respect and honor to kinsmen outside of our people group)? Why is this wrong? Well honestly, if one looks at what Marxism is really doing, who Marxism is really currently attacking, and who Marxism is seeking to destroy, it is predominantly the white Biblical Christian as well as Biblical Christians of other people groups. As such currently it is the white Christian when they seek to preserve their people group, who is described as a hater simply because he is seeking to survive and preserve his people. Would a white Christian advocate for the preservation of another people group who was being destroyed? By all means! In the Marxist eye, preserving people groups is wrong because it does not fit their agenda of blurring distinctions, promoting equity (a leveling of society), and abolishing Christianity because it (Christianity) is in direct opposition to the Marxist agenda, and to the Marxist religion. If we seek to acclimate to the Marxist agenda, we destroy ourselves. Do not think that eventually, the leveling won’t attack other people groups who are being used as bully pulpits to further the Marxist agenda. Likewise, if the Marxists seek to coexist with the Christian religion, one or the other will succumb. A house divided against itself cannot stand. You are not a hater if you are a white Christian seeking the survival of other white Christians and therefore (remember the oxygen mask) by extension other Christian people groups of color. You are not a hater if you are a black Christian seeking the survival of other black Christians and therefore by extension other Christian people groups. You are not a hater if you are a Hispanic Christian, seeking the survival of other Hispanic Christians and by extension other Christian people groups. We cannot seek only for our own preservation as Christians, but we must seek for the preservation of our own first whether it be black, white, yellow, French, Italian, English, Spanish, Mexican, Asian, etc. Each Christian people group has a duty before God to honorably seek to preserve their people within their nation. In the end, we are all seeking to preserve biblical Christianity by beginning at home.

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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