“Just to add my own 2 cents to the debate on spiritual commonality through salvation somehow superseding the created reality of genetic commonality….
1. Such a position is Gnosticism. The spiritual and the physical are not to be juxtapositioned – as if they are in opposition. Christ, as the Word Made Flesh come to redeem and rule the Universe, reestablishes the perfect harmony and coherence of original Creation – the act of God’s speech (the intangible) incarnating the physical (tangible) into a unichotomy of splendid meaning.
2. To set ethnicity and the Gospel in tension is to idolize an abstract salvation over the rest of Scripture and misunderstand both the restorative nature of the Gospel to man’s social and creational order and the framework within which the Gospel operates. The fact that DW claims to be Reformed and Theonomic while abstracting the Gospel from the rest of Scriptural meaning and structure shows how tenuous his grasp on the Bible and reality truly is. The very salvation that Doug Wilson and so many others throw out against ethnonationalism insists on obedience to the Divine Law that establishes ethnonationalism and a careful loyalty to those of the same kindred. Wilson’s theology at this point insists on a generic salvation that binds all people everywhere equally in a way that completely destroys all other Divine distinctions and loyalties. Wilson reduces the entirety of the Image of God in mankind to a binary interchangeability on the basis of one’s salvation or lack thereof.
3. The Bible overall and the Old Testament in particular make clear that blood ties form a continuum from family through to nation (or ethnos). These blood ties come inherent with laws, loyalties and prioritizations that are not due to all Christians everywhere but only those of one’s own ethnos. In Deuteronomy, God lists the nations eligible for integration/full citizenship in Israel. He explicitly cites Edom’s status as a brother people as a right of immigration. This sets forth that there is a fundamental bond, familiarity and communion in genetic ties that God Himself ordained. Negatively stated, a LACK of genetic homogeny leads to a lack of bonding, familiarity and communion. Salvation does not negate these ties but instead cleanses them from sinful excesses and reinforces their proper fulfillment. Any interpretation of salvation that diminishes or denies the God-ordained reality of blood ties in family and nation is ultimately a denial of salvation itself – for to misunderstand the implications of Christ’s redemption is to misunderstand the cause that births the effect.
4. Wilson does not have more in common with a theoretical Nigerian Anglican than he does with his own unsaved kindred. He has a fundamental, Imago Dei similarity and communion of being with those of his own blood that he does not share with any other people – saved or otherwise. He is attempting an obfuscating conflation of 2 distinct things by confusing a commonality of salvation to mean interchangeability and compatibility. Children and adults, male and female, mentally handicapped and mentally sound, Chinese and European alike may be saved but that does not mean the very real differences amongst such groups are negated into a dehumanized “equality” of social order and duty.”
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