God, Duty, & Inferiors and Superiors

Eliminate the God of the Bible from your reasoning and obviously, you have eliminated all your duties to that God. However, there is more than that you have eliminated. Eliminate the God of the Bible from your reasoning and you have eliminated at the same time any notion of a transcendent order that requires your duty to any earthly relationship. If there is no God and so no duty to God there is no such thing as superiors and inferiors at all except as they are arbitrarily created and insisted upon. Such arbitrariness holds no obligation for those who would prefer their own arbitrariness to be followed and enforced. If there is no God and so no duty to God there is no absolute duty to parents, elders, teachers, or magistrates. The elimination of God requires the eventual embrace of either anarchism or its child, arbitrary totalitarianism.

The elimination of God and hence our duty to God requires several new obligations of duty;

First, we eliminate the whole category of superiors and inferiors. If there is no superior transcendent being then there exist no superior temporal beings except by way of arbitrary convention. Getting rid of God from our thinking means evaporating the whole notion of superior and inferior.

Second, we have a duty to eliminate all relationships that once required duty. Hence what follows is the vision of the equalitarian order where no man owes any other man anything because all are the same. If duty exists at all it is the duty to eliminate people who insist that the God of the Bible is and as such duty to His order is our duty.

Apart from God, one arrives at the social order we are pursuing. Apart from the God of the Bible and the whole transcendent anchored idea of duty to superiors and inferiors what ends is the duty of genders to one another, the duty of youth and aged one to another, the duty of superior races and inferior races to one another, the duty of students and teachers to one another, the duty of Masters and slaves to one another. Apart from God, one reaches the social order of the beehive and the anthill.

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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