The Christian is a son of God and is not to stand aside from the field of battle for the moral souls of their “neighbors” they are commanded to LOVE
You may have noticed something recently in the almost exhausting rhetoric that has our atheist, progressive friends clutching their pearls—even the biological women in fact.
It seems Christians—perhaps even those like you and me—have a lot of the chattering-class ideologues all in a lather about our obsession both with Christianity and our nation. On their own, these things are bad enough, but taken together it spells nothing but trouble for the most easily upset.
If you don’t believe me, stop right here and Google the terms: Christian nationalist, or Christian nationalism. If you experienced trouble in finding a cogent, persuasive definition, you’re not alone. No one really can because, well, there doesn’t seem to be any good definition.
As I write this, much of America is wondering what happened to the “Red Wave” we were told was coming. Steve Elliot of Grassfire writes, “Joe Biden did far better than every president back to Ronald Reagan (and probably beyond) in their first-term midterm election. The party in power usually gets “whacked” at the incumbent’s halfway point. Not this time. Shocking, right?”
“Well, for most leftists, “Orange Man Bad” and abortion “rights” outweigh 10% to 20% real inflation, a crumbling stock market, open borders, rising crime, the trans/woke insanity in failing public schools, a broken economy, and two years of our rights being taken away. The core left is hard core. They aren’t going to move. They’ll even vote for a Senator who can’t speak coherently at rallies, never held a real job, and lived off his parents until he was almost 50!”
The question is, why haven’t Christians been more influential in shaping the electorate in the mission field of America’s political and educational power centers?
Because we have been conditioned not to!
If Americans yearn for the kind of hoped-for, non-violent outcomes with a return to normalcy, why is the Christian Nationalist moniker considered a pejorative? If not only the candidates who reflect our values, but what about the ballot initiatives limiting or even banning abortion? I pointed out in last week’s article that mid-term elections are usually a referendum on the incumbent party’s job performance—and this one is perhaps the worst in history. So what explains the 2022 election results?
It takes a lot of wide-eyed gas-lighting from the most venal political spoke’s people—like the White House press secretary for example—to have an excuse or a denial for every colossal failure of the current administration with such sincerity. There is very little evidence from any period in history, where a nation is this sharply divided, its leadership so obviously corrupt, and this incompetent. You would think that with only the most tepid participation from Christian “thought leaders” people would be hearing a lot more from Christian Nationalists. But we aren’t. That’s because the case can be made that there really aren’t many such people. The rare exceptions though, have a lot to say.
Dr. Voddie Baucham, Jr., (pictured) joined author and cultural commentator Allie Beth Stuckey on her Relatable podcast in an Oct. 24 episode on YouTube, titled “Christian Nationalism Sure Beats Progressive Globalism. ”You can read the review by Jessica Lea in this article appearing in ChurchLeaders.com
“I remember it seemed like things started to get traction, right, in terms of people waking up to the problems with this whole social justice movement,” said Baucham. “People started to speak up, you know, and speak out and all of a sudden, the folks on the other side, I think, got a little nervous. And then they started going, ‘Yeah, well what about this Christian nationalism?’”
Cultural Marxists have employed the tactic of marginalizing their political opponents for generations. The late Saul Alinsky, author of “Rules for Radicals,” developed 13 rules for putting the enemy, who in his case means us Christians who love our country, on the defensive. He said, “If you push a negative hard and deep enough it will break through into its counter-side; this is based on the principle that every positive has its negative.”
Concerning Christians, Alinsky really had no idea who he was dealing with, though we might give him some credit for trying. The problem really, is how easily some Christians will take the bait, and try and deny they are Christian nationalists. But wait, is Christianity bad? Is loving our nation bad?
Baucham asked rhetorically, “If you don’t want Christian nationalism, what other kind of nationalism do you want? Right? Do you want, you know, secular nationalism, Muslim nationalism? Or if it’s not the Christianity that’s the problem, is it the nationalism that’s the problem? If we don’t want nationalism, what do we want? Do we want globalism? You know, no thank you, please.”
Stephan Wolfe joined Jon Harris in this YouTube episode of Conversations That Matter: “Defining Christian Nationalism.” Wolf is the author of “The Case for Christian Nationalism” available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle. This book is a conversation that will inform a lot of deep, persuasive thought about making crucial distinctions between principle and prudence. Definitions need to be made and openly discussed among believers who are serious about the Kingdom of God here on earth.
The “Big Eva” elites and the progressive media complex want you to think that Christian nationalism is hopelessly racist, bigoted, and an idol for right-wing Christians. Few “experts” actually know what nationalism is—and even fewer know what could make it Christian.
Biblical Christianity neither implies nor includes “Christian nationalism.” Christians are obligated to individually submit to the will of God (Romans 12:1) and to support one another along those lines (John 15:12). In practice, this means advocating for government actions consistent with a Christian worldview. (Proverbs 14:34). [from gotquestions.org]
Too many people, including Christians—especially Christians—should know that the Kingdom of God is not of this world. But make no mistake, it is presently in this world; otherwise it would be the end of the world.
Elections matter, but the elect matter so much more, having an “…inheritance which is imperishable and undefiled and will not fade away, reserved in heaven for you, who are protected by the power of God through faith for a salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.” (1 Peter 1:4-5)
Be strong, be blessed, and be not afraid. Because there is still much to do, believers have been given a commission to do it