Out in America hinterlands, there is a brewing resistance to Leviathan and Babel that is grounded in something like Christian Nationalism. The problem is that there are no leaders to organize these disparate elements and fuse them into a coherent movement. It is the hope of Iron Ink to represent a stream of that movement–a small portion perhaps, but one that is potentially outsized in terms of its influence. Further, it is the hope of Iron Ink that it will be a worthy shield upon which the wrath that represents the fear of grassroots Christian Nationalism will fall.
The small regional newspaper went on to quote another General in the clueless clergy corps;
Andy Shaver, lead pastor at Real Life Church in Charlotte, said white supremacy has no place in a church.
“I don’t think it’s okay for people in the community to get the idea that white supremacy is something the church stands for or even should stand for,” Shaver said.
“Listen friends,” he wrote on Facebook on Feb. 2, a day after the Southern Poverty Law Center released its annual hate map. “The Real Church of King Jesus stands for Christ and not a color. Any man that says otherwise is not a man of God. As a Pastor myself I boldly declare: White supremacy is not of God. The Bible does not support it, I condemn it, we will not allow it!”
Shaver said he’s not condemning McAtee, but he is condemning his viewpoint.
“That is not what the church stands for,” he said. “We don’t get to decide what the church stands for.”
Now Andy… I’m going to use small words so you can follow along at your own pace.
1.) Certainly, white supremacy as a doctrine that seeks to oppress other Christians from other people groups has no place in the Church. But then Andy I never said it did. I dare you to find any place where I said white supremacy has a place in the Church. You can’t. As such you are slandering and libeling me for insinuating that I did say it. But I’m not surprised by that Andy given your “abilities.”
2.) Andy Shaver couldn’t identify a “man of God” if Michael, Gabriel, and every Arc-Angel ever created came and tap-danced on his nose while he slept.
3.) A real man of God stands for God’s people as they are collected as belonging to any people group when there is an ongoing attempt to villainize and eventually genocide that people group. So a Christian minister who is ministering to White Christians will do everything in his power to protect White Christians from the attack of the enemy, whether that attack comes from useful idiots who don’t understand what it is we are facing. Right now there is an ongoing attempt to snuff out Christianity as it exists among the orthodox white community. A Christian minister must stand against that and against other ministers who are clueless.
“The timid civilized world has found nothing with which to oppose the onslaught of a sudden revival of barefaced barbarity, other than concessions and smiles.”
Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, Anne Applebaum (2007). “The Gulag Archipelago Volume 2: An Experiment in Literary Investigation”, Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Recently, I was part of a discussion which found as its theme the necessity to be kind in our speech regardless of what is being faced. Of course the point I kept trying to make is that the issue of kindness is not singular but multifaceted. For example, if I am speaking kindly to someone who is advocating the pursuit of egalitarianism I am at the same time, by default, speaking unkindly to those who will suffer underneath the boot of egalitarianism. A timid defense of patriarchy as God’s designed social order pursued out of a misplaced desire to be kind is at the same time to act unkindly towards God, His truth, and those who will be trodden down by our insistence on “kindness.”
Secondly, keep in mind that no matter how kind we are in disagreeing with the barefaced barbarians they are going still going to run screaming from the conversation that we were “not nice,” and were “unkind.” It is the nature of the current enemy to insist that all disagreement with them is, at the very least, a microaggression that leaves them feeling “triggered.” There is no amount of kindness that can be extended to these bare-faced barbarians which is not going to be turned into “oppression” in their minds. So, if we are going to be accused no matter what of being “unkind,” and of “microaggression,” then we might as well, as they say, “get our money’s worth.”
Solzhenitsyn’s complaint captures my point. Here we are in the beginning throes of civilizational war, indeed right upon the cusp of when the hot war will soon start — a war that is against the God of the Bible’s order and structure — and we have people whose chief concern is being kind in conversation to the imps and demons who are seeking to claw down civilization and ultimately tear down Christ from His throne. This is misplaced timidity against the onslaught of a long-brewing revival of bare-faced barbarity. This is to add concern for being nice to Solzhenitsyn’s concessions and smiles.
3. A time to kill,
And a time to heal;
A time to break down,
And a time to build up;
8 A time to love,
And a time to hate;
A time of war,
And a time of peace.
There is a time for unkind words to God’s enemies precisely as a means of being kind to God’s friends. Barefaced barbarity is not going to be halted by “please,” and “thank you.” Indeed, barefaced barbarity is not going to be halted by direct words directly spoken. However, direct words directly spoken to the barefaced barbarians who are God’s enemies will put them on notice that they will not conquer without resistance. Direct words directly spoken also may be a means by which God’s friends take heart and find their own courage to rise above ungodly “niceness,” and so speak the truth to the barefaced barbarians.
I should end with a codicil. This is not a call for insensitivity. Nor is it a call for being mean. It simply is a recognition that at this point in the fall of Western Civilization we have far greater things to worry about then being kind to the barefaced barbarians who would if they could, put us in re-education camps.
First, we eliminate the whole category of superiors and inferiors. If there is no superior transcendent being then there exist no superior temporal beings except by way of arbitrary convention. Getting rid of God from our thinking means evaporating the whole notion of superior and inferior.
Second, we have a duty to eliminate all relationships that once required duty. Hence what follows is the vision of the equalitarian order where no man owes any other man anything because all are the same. If duty exists at all it is the duty to eliminate people who insist that the God of the Bible is and as such duty to His order is our duty.