Egalitarianism in Christian Humanism

Insisting that Christ’s death applies equally to everyone may very well be the root of all other egalitarianisms that we are now plagued with. The atonement of Christ is not egalitarian. Everyone is not equal in Christ death. God discriminated for reasons known only to Himself, to have Christ die only for the Elect.

Can it be that Hypothetical Universalism is the motherload from where all other egalitarianism stems? Can it be that it is not a form of theological Marxism to make everyone equal and the same in the intent of the Atonement?

Of course cheapening the Atonement by making it a mere option for the reprobate to mock and attempt to squander is to cheapen the entire Gospel Message and swing open the doors for anarchy, both in and out of the so-called ‘church.’ To make light of the Precious Blood is to incur the severest wrath of a Holy and very precise God. Christ died not to make all men equally ‘saveable’ but to SAVE to the uttermost those He has chosen to save before the foundations of the world (cf. Hebrews 10:29-31). Especially here the egalitarian impulse is profoundly ugly.

These sort of leveling impulses enter also where churches have reservations about infant baptism; if the fact that some children are born into a higher covenant status is rejected on the assumption of some unfairness in all children not being equal recipients of the covenant blessings, it unleashes all manner of egalitarian implications to rampage through society.

Even saying “all aborted babies go to heaven ” is an egalitarian impulse as it unlocks this same inevitable process as it denies the unequal foreordination of those souls. But even the Reformed churches have retreated from these fights in deference to “being nice.”

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.

2 thoughts on “Egalitarianism in Christian Humanism”

  1. Good point. I think egalitarianism actually finds its source in the Garden of Eden when Eve and Adam thought they could be equal with God. This sin ultimately found its way into Arminianism, women’ suffrage, socialism, etc . Keep up the good work.

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