Mike Horton — “People Who Believe in Christian Nationalism are Heretics”

“The problem with Christian nationalism is not that some Christians are taking a biblical idea too seriously, but that they are confusing America with Israel under the old covenant. From a biblical perspective, it’s actually heretical. It confuses the law with the gospel.”

Dr. Mike Horton
Training your future Pastors

Heretic at West-Cal

 

Here is just one problem. If one asserts, as Horton does, that Nations can not be Christian … that it is impossible for a Nation to be Christian then the only other option left is that all Nations are non-Christian. By absenting Christianity from any possibility to so influence a nation that it might be considered “Christian,” is to ensure that Islam, Judaism, Secular Humanism, Shintoism, Confucianism, Taoism, and any other religion you might name to be the governing authority in the various nations. By eliminating Christianity as being the faith force of a nation Horton creates a vacuum that some other religion will finally fill.

Religion as the guiding force for every nation is an inescapable category. We know this because the laws of a nation always descend from and are reflective of some ultimate faith expression. Laws give a nation and its people an “oughtness.” That “oughtness” comes from somewhere and that somewhere is either demon fallen man as God (Legal Positivism) or comes from demon Allah as God (Sharia) or the Jewish demon God as God (Talmud), etc. etc. etc. So, inasmuch as laws are the residual manifestation of some religion in that much the laws of all nations reflect the religious commitment of the nation that crafts and adopts those laws and so declares that nations are hopelessly religious.

So when Heretic Horton says that it is impossible for a Nation to be Christian he is at the same time insisting that all nations must serve some other God or god concept besides the God of the Bible.

The man is at best an idiot and at worst a heretic. He has no business getting within 100 yards of a Seminary lectern or a Church pulpit. His Christianity is damnable stuff.

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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