Francis Nigel Lee On The Christian View Of Nations

“Christian philosophy views the nation as a God-ordained dynamic category which necessarily would have originated even if sin had never occurred, by men leaving their parents and multiplying and replenishing and ultimately subjugating the entire earth outside of Eden, whence they would thus have emigrated. And even before the destruction of the tower of Babel, Semitic, Hamitic, and Japhethitic or Indo-Germanic clans and embryonic nations were already distinguishable (Gen. 10). Sin did, of course, have a very detrimental effect on developing nationality, yet the dynamic confounding of tongues into the various languages at Babel (Gen. 11) was sanctified by the just as dynamic speaking in tongues on the day of Pentecost; yet Pentecost did not annul nationality as such. Hence Paul, even after his conversion to Christianity, remained a Jew of the Jews; even though for evangelization reasons, he was always ready to become a gentile for the gentiles. So nations are ordained, created, preserved, and sanctified by the Lord, and will probably still be identifiable as nations on the new earth.”
Dr. Francis Nigel Lee
Communism vs. Creation — pg. 140
1.) Per Lee… the nation is biologically/genetically oriented as it is family telescoped and enlargened through the generations. Biblically speaking and so normatively speaking there is no nation apart from shared blood. That this is true is seen throughout the Scripture as nations are defined by their shared ancestry (i.e. – Moabites, Edomites, Ammonites, Ishmaelites, etc.).  The whole idea of multicultural nations, except in the most restrained sense, is a completely modern idea.
2.) Per Lee… the nations were uniquely Semitic, Hamitic, and Japhethetic finding common ancestors in Shem, Ham, and Japheth. 
3.) Social order organization by nations then is, per Lee, the normative and biblical standard for men.
4.) Pentecost, per Lee, sanctified Babel and did not reverse Babel.
5.) Nations will exist as nations even in the New Jerusalem of the eschaton.
Hence, to fight against Nations and by extension, Biblical Nationalism is to fight against God.
Now, one can disagree with all this if one desires, but if one disagrees with this one is disagreeing with the universal thinking of the Church prior to 1950 or so. What Francis Nigel Lee offers up here is basic Christianity 101 for nearly 2000 years.
Keep in mind that Lee is writing this in this book to put into relief what Christianity believes contra Communism on the subject of Nations.

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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