The Nations and Their Gods

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance. Ps. 33:12

 

Has it ever changed that any nation or people are not a nation and people of some god? I see no evidence of that idea anywhere in the Scriptures. Nations and peoples remain as organized by and identified with their god or gods. This is an inescapable category. And if this is true we are forced to ask, which god is the god of our country and people?

Consider that as every civil government is a law structure, and all laws are simply enacted morality, and all morality has a theological foundation, and to have a theological foundation is to have a god that is driving the morality which is driving the laws. So whatever law structure a nation has is inescapably theological. Thus, the state is an establishment of religion as that religion is a reflection of some god. Thus all nations and people, as seen by their law system, still belong to some god or gods.

Which brings us back to the text and causes us to ask, “Can we be characterized as a people belonging to the Lord?” Of course, we belong to the Lord as belonging to the Church … and as belonging to Him familially and individually. But as we belong to a people, we need to ask do we as a nation … as a people belong to God? The Saudis belong to Allah. Japan belonged to the Emperor-god at one time. I think as I look around I would have to say the Americans belong to some Sodomite god. We hate children as seen by our abortion stats. We have legalized sodomite coupling. We have laws forcing Christians to do business with the perverted. Or maybe our god should just be called Demos and it is the case that the voice of a perverted people is the voice of our perverted god?

But be sure of this much… it is still the case that all nations (all peoples) belong to some god or gods. A nation (people) belonging to God or some god is an inescapable concept and this explains why we as Christians should be in friction with our larger culture because our God and the pretender god of this “nation” who we have empowered in this country are in conflict.

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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