Humanism’s Chaplains

Front Men for Wolves

From Gary North’s article, Humanism’s Chaplains

Establishment Religion

What Lloyd-Jones wants is simple: the triumph of irrelevance. If he didn’t want it, he wouldn’t argue so vehemently for its inevitability, especially in the face of the biblical testimony favoring victory, in time and on earth–not perfection, but victory. (See J. M. Kik’s The Eschatology of Victory, published by Craig Press; Box 13, Nutley, New Jersey, 07110.)

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What he calls for–and what the overwhelming majority of widely read, academically respectable Christians call for–is the defense of the status quo of the late twentieth century.  The modern status quo, being Darwinian, or Marxist, or in some other way evolutionistic, is based on the idea of change, whether reformist or revolutionary. It wants more government, not less; more State welfare, not less; more coercively enforced economic equality, not less; more taxation of the productive, not less. The modern status quo is the status quo of constant change–government-enforced experimentation. This is the legacy of the French Revolution, which Lloyd-Jones is so worried about, yet he has adopted it, but without its original optimism. He wants an economy of tinkering bureaucrats, for that is what the welfare State invariably produces, and he wants a welfare State. Because the language of the modern status quo is the language of change, our modern academic, non-fundamentalist Christians can wrap themselves in the flag of progress and change, when that flag is, in fact, the flag of the status quo. They can ignore biblical reconstruction–indeed, they feel compelled to oppose biblical reconstruction–which would forever abolish the humanist welfare State, with its constant economic intervention. These men are defenders of the humanists’ evolutionary State. They are the chaplains of humanism’s bureaucracy. They are the transmission belt of Fabianism in the world of evangelical Christianity. Their job is to keep the silent Christian majority forever silent, or, where the majority is no longer Christian, to keep the Christian minority fearful, despondent and impotent. They have done their lob very well. They have been supremely victorious in this century in promoting the psychology of perpetual Christian defeat. Chaplains for the status quo, they have paraded in the uniforms of “impossibility thinking”–the impossibility of Christian reconstruction in today’s society of humanistic evolutionism.

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[Lloyd-Jones] is a Conformist’s conformist, and he has therefore been granted the right to use the language of progressive reformism–so long as it is not promoted in the name of Christianity, so long as it abandons any appeal to Old Testament law, and so long as it abandons hope.

Is it any wonder that leadership like this has produced generations of socially impotent Christians? is it any wonder that humanism, in the form of the welfare State, has triumphed?  In the realm of society, the salt has lost its savor. We have been afflicted with chaplains who have actively promoted savorless salt. The sheep need better shepherds; they need shepherds who are not front men for political humanism’s wolves.

I am uninterested in pushing Christian irrelevance and humanism’s dominance.

So, I have no time for premillennialism.

I am very interested in promoting Christian dominance and humanism’s irrelevance.

So, I have lots of time for postmillenialism.

The triumph of Christ the King – in time and on earth, as well as eternally and throughout the heavens – is the concern of every faithful servant, working to expand the Kingdom of God until it covers both land and sea.

And, I would add, all the other worlds as well – there are reasons why such powerful technologies are being developed, after all! But, first things first: the evil filth of our hearts and in our societies must be condemned, repented of, and burnt off, before we can be the righteous, noble, and mighty adopted sons (as opposed the singular Begotten Son) God has always intended for us to become…

And ergo, my natural loathing for the “overwhelming majority of widely read, academically respectable Christians”. Christ’s Kingdom has no need for such morally diseased traitors: the faster their pretty masks are removed, the better it will be, for the Church and the World.


Change as the Status Quo

An interesting insight that’s worth repeating (my emphasis here):

The modern status quo, being Darwinian, or Marxist, or in some other way evolutionistic, is based on the idea of change, whether reformist or revolutionary. It wants more government, not less; more State welfare, not less; more coercively enforced economic equality, not less; more taxation of the productive, not less. The modern status quo is the status quo of constant change–government-enforced experimentation. This is the legacy of the French Revolution, which Lloyd-Jones is so worried about, yet he has adopted it, but without its original optimism. He wants an economy of tinkering bureaucrats, for that is what the welfare State invariably produces, and he wants a welfare State. Because the language of the modern status quo is the language of change, our modern academic, non-fundamentalist Christians can wrap themselves in the flag of progress and change, when that flag is, in fact, the flag of the status quo.

The Establishment loves change driven from On High, for the same reasons that it loves egalitarianism (and despises Christ and the Law of God): it centralizes more and more power in the hands of the State and the agents of the State, and destroys the basis of any independent resistance to whatever the latest of Our Master’s Commands happens to be.

But the thing is, the Establishment needs a high degree of information control to eliminate challenges before they get serious: but this control has been shattered, as the Internet spreads and web pages multiply. Our Masters have hit – and passed – the peak of their power: it’s all downhill from here!

So why back Establishment losers, damned to be both fundamentally a failure on earth, and to eternal anguish in eternity?

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