What Lies Ahead for the West? Discontinuity

The man’s view of the future of the West is not too far from my own.

But my writings below only focuses on half of the West: Europe.

The future of America and Australasia – the other half of the West – are flowing on divergent streams, and this will only go more divergent over time.

Which means that, yes, the West as an identifiable culture and way of life is certain to disintegrate over time.

(And thank God for that! I don’t know about you, but I am truly sick and tired of “Europe leads, and America follows.”)


The View of a Man

Now, personally, I believe that the Arabs and Black Africans will inherit Europe from the sterile secularists, East & West: the supposed Christian Governments of Eastern Europe have lower birthrates than the West… but they also have far lower immigration levels.

The proof is in the pudding — the cradles, in this case — and a mere retreat to a conservative past is insufficient to please God and gain His blessings of a good future. For one thing, it was the flaws of those conservatives that directly led to Communist rule.

But after the transfer of inheritance, Islam would…

(by that time, after ~ a century of war & terrorism between Sunni and Shiite, as well as between the sea of invaders from such (future) failed states as Turkey, Egypt and Algeria and the sterile, pleasure-seeking secularists)

…be rather repulsive in Arab eyes. The endless machine-gun killings, the beheadings, the terror, the hopelessness, all transmitted in an loop, death without end, will make an opening for the Holy Spirit to move.

The end of oil revenue for Saudi Arabia and Iran won’t hurt, either.

So, the historical flow as I see it is:

  • European Might (1492-1914) =>
  • European Contempt for God (1660 to today) =>
  • The Destruction of Europe, by European Hands (1914 to today) =>
  • The Transfer of Europe to Arab/Black populations (2015 to today) =>

(Note the recency of the population transfer: “There’s a lot of ruin in a continent,” and it took a while to go from fratricidal war to the end of empire, to accelerated population collapse, to the invasion of the barbarians.

The Renaissance of Europe was based on a great hunger to regain Roman political power, and to break the power of the Church in the name of the State. You’d think that the intellectuals who led this movement would have spent the time to discover why Mighty Rome was no longer around…

Ah well: it’s too late now. “Live by the sword and the Maxim; die by the condom and by saline solutions.”

Jihadi explosions and throat-slitting are merely the end of a long, grim process: a process that could have been stopped at any point, but was pushed forward to its conclusions.)


What God May Do

Now, I argue that to suggest that, at this point of time, there is going to be some sudden mass re-conversion of Europe is nothing but magical thinking. And if history was always predictable, I would be right.

But it is not predictable. After all, if it was, then the Europe of 1780 would still be ruling all, with European Caucasians being 80%+ of the human population and a network of colonies across the Inner Solar System. But Darwin gained his accolades, and Marx, Napoleon, Bismark, Hegel, Rhodes had their say… as did Hitler, Stalin, and the Frankfurt School.

Here the Random Event, the Maniac, the Prophet, and the Genius have to be reckoned with. We have absolutely no way of escaping them. The future-predicters don’t suggest that we can avoid or escape them–or ever be able to predict or forecast them. What the future-predicters, the change-analysts, and trend-tenders say in effect is that with the aid of institute resources, computers, linear programming, etc. they will deal with the kinds of change that are not the consequence of the Random Event, the Genius, the Maniac, and the Prophet.

To which I can only say: there really aren’t any; not any worth looking at anyhow.

— Robert Nisbet, The Year 2000 and All That

“But, just as powerful evil ideas — welcomed by the general population, and especially by the Intellectual Elite — destroyed Christian Europe, can’t powerful good ideas save Europe?”

But Europe already had the very best of Good Ideas, the Commandments of God and the Salvation of Christ. Having turned from that, there is only illusionary promises and real graves.

The bold in the following quotes are mine:

Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)

And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works:

Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.

For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.

He that despised Moses’ law died without mercy under two or three witnesses:

Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?

For we know him that hath said, Vengeance belongeth unto me, I will recompense, saith the Lord. And again, The Lord shall judge his people.

It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God. — Hebrews 10:23-31

…and…

These are wells without water, clouds that are carried with a tempest; to whom the mist of darkness is reserved for ever.

For when they speak great swelling words of vanity, they allure through the lusts of the flesh, through much wantonness, those that were clean escaped from them who live in error.

While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage.

For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.

But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire. — II Peter 2:17-22

The vast majority of Christians think that God’s words only apply to individuals and families and churches, but (for some mysterious reason) not cultures or governments or societies.

Here, the vast majority of Christians are simply wrong, and will pay the price for their (at best) ignorance and (at worst) wilful rebellion and contempt for the Will of God.

For all that… I know one European man who is working hard for the salvation of his nation, and has been rewarded with good success. Suppose that God issued a similar call for men to again bring societies and nations (not just souls and individuals) to Christ and His Law-word?

Can the Holy Spirit once again cleanse, redeem and purify Europe? Could the nations of Europe repent of their wicked ways, and seek the approval of Christ once again?

Nothing is impossible for the Holy Spirit, if it is in the Will of God. If Jesus Christ chooses to save Europe, nothing can stop Him.

(Not even those who have damned what God chooses to save. As surely as Jonah preferred wicked and cruel Nineveh to be damned. God’s will shall be done, and not that of His disobedient prophets!)

Now, that being said, the redemption of Europe before the Arab/African invasion and domination is merely impossible, humanly speaking. Dead people don’t climb out of their graves, and dead societies don’t either.

But Christ, who was dead, was resurrected by God. Perhaps God will will the resurrection of Europe, too.

The thing is, redemption demands repentance first: and that, I do not see.


Continuity and Discontinuity

But in Millennium and Social Theory, Gary North writes (the italics are his):

This means that I am praying for an unprecedented historical discontinuity: a worldwide reversal of the growth of Satan’s earthly kingdom in my generation. I do not mean a reversal of merely his external kingdom; I mean his spiritual kingdom. Satan’s kingdom has both aspects: spiritual and institutional. It is both supernatural and historical.

What this book argues is this: so is God’s kingdom. This is a simple thesis on the surface, yet complex beneath. (Page xii)

We see in the Old Testament a series of devastating national cursings, yet also restorations. God’s people obey and are then blessed. Then they forget who God is and what He has done for them. He brings them under His wrath. Here is continuity: the enjoyment of blessings, which in turn leads to forgetfulness and sin. Here is also discontinuity: the destruction of their daily routines of sin and rebellion by God’s direct intervention into history. God’s positive sanctions of blessing (continuity), if used to further sin, will call forth His negative sanctions of cursing (discontinuity). The progressive expansion of God’s blessings in history will not be allowed by God to subsidize a continual expansion o f sin. (Page 5: followed by Deuteronomy 8:11-20)

It is also clear that the ultimate discontinuity in this life is the transition from God’s wrath to His grace. This is a far greater discontinuity than mere physical death. It takes place in history.

The Father loveth the Son, and hath given all things into his hand. He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him (John 3:35-36).

God’s free gift of eternal life is offered in history (and only in history), and it is accepted in history (and only in history).

And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation (Heb. 9:27-28).

What this means is simple to state: eternal deliverance takes place in history. The problem is, Christian theologians have not taken this principle seriously outside of the doctrine of soteriology (salvation), narrowly defined as soul-saving alone. (Page 7-8)

I hope to talk more about discontinuity later: I merely wish to point out that God intervenes in history to smash the expectations of men.

(Many of my readers, as of 2017, were alive to see the fall of the Soviet Union. You’d think that we would know this already!)

I removed the footnote numbers in the next quote:

Continuity and Time

The two divisive millennial issues are continuity and time. The self-conscious premillennialist denies continuity and shortens time. He forthrightly declares, as Lewis has declared: “We are in the final era prior to the coming of Jesus and the establishing of the visible aspect of the Kingdom – the Millennium. We have no time to waste on wild experimentation with possible futures and postmillennial pipedreams.” In comprehensive contrast, the postmillennialist has a much longer time span in mind, and he also affirms covenantal continuity in history. He understands the power of compound growth. He believes that obedient Christians can accomplish great things in history, little by little, which is the strategy that the Bible requires. Little by little, he is supposed to prepare himself and his fellow Christians to take advantage of the next major historical discontinuity, when God’s latest enemies will be thrown back, broken, snared, and taken.

Whom shall he teach knowledge? and whom shall he make to understand doctrine? them that are weaned from the milk, and drawn from the breasts. For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line; here a little, and there a little: For with stammering lips and another tongue will he speak to this people. To whom he said, This is the rest wherewith ye may cause the weary to rest; and this is the refreshing: yet they would not hear. But the word of the LORD was unto them precept upon precept, precept upon precept; line upon line, line upon line;. here a little, and there a little; that they might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken (Isa. 28:9-13) (Page 147-8)

The Establishment is going down, including its’ media and academic complexes. As North puts it, “The state’s grand experiment in thought control will end. The decentralization of the free market will replace the lock-step educational assembly line. What is happening to TV networks and local newspapers will happen to most universities.”

Thank God Almighty, we will be free at last!

Christians should not wail and bawl about how bad the (dying) Establishment is: instead, they should be steadfast in God (maintaining a holy continuity) and get ready to advance on the collapse of the current Ruling Class.

Again, footnote numbers have been removed.
I bolded the sentence “There must be…”:

No Theoretical or Practical Answers

In response to the challenge from Christian Reconstruction, the less well-informed critics have said: “These people have substituted politics for evangelism.” This is a lie that cannot be supported from our writings, which is why you never see a single direct quotation from a Reconstructionist source to support this accusation. But this criticism does raise a legitimate question: Do Christian Reconstructionists believe that the “positive feedback” process within a culturally Christian social order can be sustained apart from continuing widespread conversions to saving faith? The answer is no. Without continuing evangelism and a manifestation of the irresistible grace of God in history, we can expect nothing better than what New England experienced: a slow erosion from Calvinism to the rule of lawyers and merchants, to Arminianism, to Unitarianism, and finally to Teddy Kennedy. There must be divine intervention from outside of history (discontinuity) in order to sustain the blessings of God in history (continuity). Meanwhile, we must obey God. Continuously. Our job is continuity. God’s job is discontinuity.

The Christian Church today faces a horrendous problem: it has no answers to the question, “What is to be done?” It has not even thought about an appropriate answer. It has denied the only foundation for constructing a working alternative to humanism: the biblical covenant model. Its theologians and leaders have consistently and publicly denied: (1) the continuing validity of Old Testament law in New Covenant society, (2) God’s predictable historical sanctions, and (3) the coming of a millennial era of blessings inaugurated by the Holy Spirit through the preaching of the gospel and the application of God’s law to human problems.

Because Christian scholars have denied these fundamental biblical doctrines, they have been unable to formulate a specifically biblical social theory. They have generally denied that such a formulation is even possible. They have repeated the liberals’ refrain, “The Bible gives us no blueprints for society.” This of necessity has led to a fruitless quest to discover non-biblical humanist blueprints that can somehow be made to fit “biblical principles,” carefully undefined. This is baptized humanism, and it has been a way of life for the Church for almost two millennia. (Pages 252-253)


Waiting for Repentance

When Europe repents of her evil, then she may be saved.

And not before.

God will gain his victory, and the land belongs to Him, so this is certain to happen.

But my suspicion is that the sin that will be repented of is the basic denial of Christ as Savior and Lord, as opposed to the far deeper and more comprehensive sins of Secular Europe (which, of course, are all rooted in the basic denial of Christ as Savior and Lord).

And the people who will do the repenting, the inhabitants of the land, will be Arabs and Africans… not some bleached bones in various graves.

The lord of that servant will come in a day when he looketh not for him, and at an hour when he is not aware, and will cut him in sunder, and will appoint him his portion with the unbelievers.

And that servant, which knew his lord’s will, and prepared not himself, neither did according to his will, shall be beaten with many stripes.

But he that knew not, and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required: and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more. — Luke 12:46-48

and again,

But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death. — Proverbs 8:36

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