Can Christians Be Nationalists? Part 9: Aren’t We All One In Christ?

When trying to discuss racial differences with Christians, one is frequently confronted with the argument that “racial differences do not exist because God commands us to love everyone,” or that “racial differences do not exist because we are all one in Christ.” These arguments rely on incredibly flawed logic.

Leaving aside for the moment the issue of race, let us consider a white man with two sons. Imagine that one of his sons has been blessed with genius level intelligence, and his other son is of average intelligence. God requires that this father love and care for both of his sons, but this does not change the fact that God created the two sons to be different in intelligence.

Or again, imagine a white woman who is married to a white man and has an infant son. The woman’s husband and the woman’s son cannot be said to be equal in any respect. The husband far excels the son physically and intellectually. But the woman loves both her son and her husband. Let us further imagine that the woman’s son is born with a mental defect, and will never become intellectually mature. Throughout her entire life, this woman will love her son with all her heart, but this warm and beautiful love has absolutely no bearing on his mental abilities. Furthermore, it is not at all unchristian for us to look at this mentally disabled child and declare that he is incapable of performing certain tasks, and his inability to perform these tasks does not diminish the love that we feel for him.

What should be clear by now is this: as Christians, our ability and duty to love has nothing to do with the gifts or defects of certain individuals. Indeed, if all people were equal in every way, it would be easy to love them all equally. It is precisely because people are unequal that it is so difficult to love them all, and when God commands that we love everything, including our enemies, he is calling us to a most difficult task.

Returning now to the question of race, if God did not create all white men to be equal, and did not even create two brothers born to the same parents to be equal, how incredible is it to believe that He created all races to be equal? The Christian’s duty to love all men simply cannot imply their physical or intellectual equality.
Anti-nationalist Christians frequently cite certain passages from the Apostle Paul in support of their position. The two most popular passages are:
There can be neither Jew nor Greek, there can be neither bond nor free, there can be no male and female; for ye all are one man in Christ Jesus. (Galatians 3:28)
…there cannot be Greek and Jew, circumcision and uncircumcision, barbarian, Scythian, bondman, freeman; but Christ is all, and in all. (Colossians 3:11)
The anti-nationalists claim that given what Paul says, it is unchristian to believe that there are racial differences. But let us consider: if white and black Christians are one in Christ, then surely all white Christians are also one in Christ. But just because all white Christians are one in Christ, it does not follow that all white men are equal in every way. Indeed, no one ever uses this passage to suggest that all men within a particular race are equal, only that all races are equal. Everyone acknowledges that there are certain neurological conditions such as autism and dyslexia that affect cognitive ability, and that therefore there is a physical, genetic component to intelligence. Everyone acknowledges that there are wide differences in intelligence within each particular race. Everyone acknowledges that there are physical differences amongst the different races. But devotion to the false, globalist idol of racial equality prevents people from making the obvious logical conclusion, that differences in intelligence exists amongst the races just as much as they do within each particular race.

Furthermore, in the passage from Galatians Paul says that there is “no male and female,” but surely this does not mean that men and women are interchangeable or biologically identical. If Galatians 3:28 means that all races are exactly the same and should not be distinguished in any way, then the passage must also imply that all Church offices should be open to women and that women should be able to marry each other.

By this point we should recognize a clear trend: every Scriptural argument employed by anti-nationalists is applied in an inconsistent way. They are twisting the obvious meaning of Scripture in an effort to support the modern leftists dogma of egalitarianism.

Comments

  1. Paul

    Two men (women), one natural, the other supernatural. One a liar ; the other honest. Both read Scripture. Both speak the truth. But the liar uses the truth to serve him. The honest man (woman) serves the truth .

    These times are prophetic and must be. It is a test to live. But woe to them that blasphemy the Holy SPirit.

    Churches are vindicating the words of Christ Jesus not by their faithfulness but their infidelity.
    Things will not get better but worse if it is possible.

    The Old Testament rules again. New is repudiated . They marry and are in given in marriage , rejoice without care or thanks. Soon destruction will fall upon us.

  2. Paul

    These paragraphs are written by Mr. Pulaski with the power of discrimination. Does he not know these are forbidden and illegal?!
    The Censor Bureau

  3. Doug

    Clement writes,”…if all people were equal in every way…” If this is their belief then why does God bother to carry out the judgement (Heb 9:27)? If man is all the same then their is nothing to judge between them. Distinction is God’s design in our spiritual lives, so why is it so unfathomable to understand that this would be His design for our natural lives as well? Differences, distinctions, dichotomies.

    I am different than my brother, more different than my cousin, even more different than my distant relative, even more different than my fellow ethnic, even more different than my racial cohort, and even much more different than another racial group. This is such a basic genetic principle that it can only be a spiritual blindness (2 Cor 4:3-6) that prevents its universal acceptance in modern culture. The world easily accepts this concept for dog breeding, but never for anthropomorphic study.

    Simple or disingenuous Christians almost always quote Galatians 3:38 without context. In fact, they have to in order to support their erroneous position.

    Read Galatians 3:26-29 – So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, 27 for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Gentile, neither slave nor free, nor is there male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 If you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

    With these surrounding verses we now can understand the theme and contention Paul is making. He writes that Christians (and only Christians) are equal in (and only in) the covenant promised to Abraham. It is not through our genetic equivalencies, not through our intellectual equivalencies, not through our cultural equivalencies, not through our physical equivalencies, but through what is this equivalence based on? Lets see…Vs 26 says “in Christ Jesus”, vs 27 says “with Christ”, vs 28 says “in Christ”. So duh, it probably has something to do with the FAITH on Jesus that God bestows on His elect that equates us BELIEVERS and not by our created natural attributes!

    As an aside, the key verse in this selection is verse 29 where we read a devastating word to the Marxist church…”IF”! This destroys their egalitarian theory of mankind. God made man differently, chooses them differently, destines them differently. God plan involves distinctions.

    Won’t the lost be surprised that they are not considered equal with us after death (Mat 7:21-23 Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’). Won’t the Christian be surprised that God doesn’t treat them equal as well (Rev 12:22 Behold, I am coming soon, bringing my recompense with me, to repay each one for what he has done.)!

  4. Paul

    I find it unlikely , that any of these churchman from Billy Graham to Hagee (globalists) have a viable testimony. I have visited many churches but find one thing in common : they are all deluded. . They conform to times and the universal church of the world. Their life is relegated to “belief” or all fallacies of religion , esteeming faith to justify what they believe as truth or what others accept as true. Did they not convict Jesus with false testimony?

    We can only testify of what we see or witness. Churches return to scripture usually David or Solomon or the ” greatest”, Joseph and drive me out in despair. What happened to the New Testament? Why always supersede old with good. Old wine into new vessels, repair old cloth with new fabric? Or are these things not relevant for their purposes?

    Just a few thoughts. But not idle, if we live for them one day I may have to die for them.

  5. Doug

    I read this ad at the top of “The Aquila Report” webpage:

    [Briarwood Presbyterian Church, PCA, is seeking a bilingual Hispanic Pastor to shepherd our Hispanic congregation. The successful candidate will be ordained or ordainable in the PCA and demonstrate the ability to preach the Word of God, share the gospel clearly in the Hispanic community, lead Bible studies, develop leaders, and counsel individuals and families toward Christian maturity. A demonstrated heart for the nations and missions experience would be a desired trait. An interested candidate should inquire with resume to Shawn Brower at sbrower@briarwood.org or for more information call her at 205-776-5404.]

    These are the same people who use Galatians 3 to chastise us Kinists desiring the same. This is one reason I let a Independent Baptist Church I once attended. The pastor constantly derided any suggestion to white identification yet went out of his way to recognize and distinguish Filipinos in the congregation. He went so far as to create and foster a Filipino-specific Bible study to be conducted prior to each Sunday service (I guess us whites had to mull in the parking lot until he finished his “ministry”). He even had the gall to asked the mostly white congregants to fund his “called” trip to Manila to see the suffering of the poor Filipino so he could better recognize their needs. Needless to say I left that Church, but before I went I threw a jab by informing him I was intent on raising my children in a less “racist” Church!

  6. Doug

    I hate to beat a dead horse but I came across this typical Marxist foolishness spewed by SBC evangelcucks today in “WHY MANY OF OUR CHURCHES ARE STILL ONE COLOR” Aug 14, 2017 from http://thomrainer.com/2017/08/692118/. These cucks quote Gal 3 to castigate Kinist prinicples but conveniently ignore its “equality under Christ” message when it contravenes their own self-seeking virtue. If they actually believed THEIR message of Gal 3 then what does it matter which races make up your church? If we are all to be color blind and chant “race is only a social construct” and accept that genes don’t matter then why are they counting the colors in their pews? Why is this even a concern? Is a congregant different if their race is different? I know so, maybe they do too!

  7. Paul

    The churches I have visited always has grandmothers with their daughters’, sons’ mulatto issue. They are not rejoicing.
    Scripture is a treasure but anyone can defile it with false values. I read about a young woman, who is born to white missionaries. She claims she is black her blond hair and blue eyes and inveterate European heritage not withstanding. She is well educated from Boaz to the present Harvard sociologist and interest me because of preoccupation with mental illness. But she is successfuf, has children from exclusively black progenitors. She has multiple marriages; her parents never taught her the black man’s fidelity is not his long suit: and even claimed to be important leader of the NAACP , which probably ignorance that this is a Jewish conceived Communist conspiracy.

    She has been disgraced as an impostor but now is popular feature on women ‘s TV. I decided after hearing her , she is deeply deluded but able to exploit it. After listening to her mother and father in a brief denial of her claims and from their further capitulation to the Prince of Darkness I felt sorry for her and sighed, how could the poor girl become anything else.

    This cruel rapine of the church by pretenders has many victims. Does it not?

  8. Paul

    Response to reference by Doug of missionaries. Most mission of my experience has been an adventure for the church members. They are helping perpetuate unhappiness and squalor in foreign lands, Peru, Afrika and Phillipines.

    I attend a church now which is a mission in West Virginia. The pastor was frustrated for he was trained to venture off to the Dark COntinent . But poor and from his church betrayed he finds himself alone in West Virginia testifying provenance has made his mission there. And Heaven knows it is sorely needed and he consoles himself there is sin and poverty aplenty amongst our own. But the greater sin abounds ; the churches are represented by selfish opportunists. They find no reward in helping their own race in this country or Europe.

    More and more I see the churches in word and practice as a cheap bureaucracy of foreign policy.

  9. Doug

    Paul writes,” More and more I see the churches in word and practice as a cheap bureaucracy of foreign policy.”
    I too see these churches more often than I care to. This always reminds me of God’s proclamation given through Jeremiah to the people of Israel who forsook Him (Jer 5:19 And when your people say, ‘Why has the Lord our God done all these things to us?’ you shall say to them, ‘As you have forsaken me and served foreign gods in your land, so you shall serve foreigners in a land that is not yours.’”). This is a striking promise that came to life in the Babylonian invasion of Judah. It is also a terrifying promise for us today. A false church with corrupt leaders are full of fools- this is the Israel of old (Jer 8:5-13). They too are now not aware of the invaders that come into their walled cities and plunder their lands. Take their women (Jer 6:12 I’ll punish the people of Judah and give to others their houses and fields, as well as their wives. I, the Lord, have spoken.) -as Paul has mentioned in his comments. They are too consumed with sin’s seduction to mount a defense, instead they open their gates wide. They will be decimated, as Judah was. Their only way out is repentance and obedience to the One True God (Jer 7:3-4). Sadly, this once again, will not happen (Jer 6:16-17). What shall we, the ones true to the faith, do? We have hope in the promise of Jer 23:3-8 referring to Christ Jesus. (Ps 96:13 For He is coming, for He is coming to judge the earth. He shall judge the world with righteousness, And the peoples with His truth.)

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