Pious Evil

From He Shall Have Dominion, by Kenneth L. Gentry Jr

Pages 230-231:

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It is true that racial Jews in great mass will be saved later in the development of the kingdom in history (Rom. 11:11-25), per postmillennialism.[1] The hermeneutical rub comes with Jews’ being exalted over and distinguished from saved Gentiles, and the turning back of the redemptive progress to “the weak and beggarly elements” of the sacrificial system. As mentioned above, Isaiah 19: 19-25 expressly alludes to pagan nations that will be brought into the kingdom on a basis of equality with righteous Jews: “In that day Israel will be the third party with Egypt and Assyria, a blessing in the midst of the earth” (v. 23). Here the former enemies are seen receiving an equal share of God’s favor. In Zechariah 9:7, God speaks of His future favor upon other enemies of Israel. He refers to Ekron, one of the five chief cities of Philistia: “I will remove their blood from their mouth, and their detestable things from between their teeth. Then they also will be a remnant for our God, and be like a clan in Judah, and Ekron like a Jebusite.” This Philistine enemy is to become like “a clan in Judah.”

Israel’s demise from dominance is directly related to her ethical conduct. Israel crucified the Messiah. Jesus makes this the point of His Parable of the Householder mentioned above (Matt. 21:33ff). The constant apostolic indictment against the Jews pertained to this gross, conclusive act of covenantal rebellion. Although it is true that the Romans were responsible for physically nailing Christ to the cross (John 18:30-31), nevertheless, when covenantally considered, the onus of the divine curse fell squarely upon those who instigated and demanded it: the Jews of that generation. The Biblical record is quite clear and emphatic: the Jews were the ones who sought His death (Matt. 26; 27; John 11:53; 18; 19). This most heinous sin of all time, committed by the Jewish nation, is a constant refrain in the New Testament (Acts 2:22-23, 36; 3: 13-15a; 5:30; 7:52; 1 Thess. 2: 14-15).

The New Testament-era Church is not a distinct body of people for a time. Rather, it is a newly organized fulfillment of the old body for all time. This Church is one with the Jewish forefathers, being grafted into the Abrahamic root and partaking of its sap (Rom. 11: 17-18). Because of the redemptive work of Christ “there is neither Jew nor Greek… for ye are all one in Christ Jesus” (Gal. 3:28).

In Ephesians, Paul is quite emphatic on this matter. Though in the past the Gentiles (Eph. 2:11) were “strangers to the covenants of promise” (2:12), Christ has brought them “near” (2:13) by breaking down the wall of separation between Jew and Gentile “through” redemption (2:14-15). This makes one people of two (2:16-17), who worship one God (2:18), making the Gentiles “fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God” (2: 19), being built upon one foundation (2:20-22).

[1] See Chapter 12, below.

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The leader of a nation is the lawful covenantal head of that nation. He has the lawful right to represent you in many political matters. Just as a good father naturally leads to a happy and secure family, a bad father leads to a dysfunctional, unhappy, and insecure family.

Be careful who you choose to be your national leader.

It’s a very bad decision, to put blood and heritage above ethics, and the Tradition of the Elders overrules the Law of God.

But the Jews of Jesus’ time are far from the only group who unified deep piety and deep evil. As McDurmon documents, the Christians of the American South were the loudest voices for the promotion and expansion of slavery.

The pious Jews paid the price, with the destruction of their temple and their land, long ago. And so did the pious Southerner, with the South losing 1/4 of her manhood, remaining poor for about a century after the Civil War… and is still run from New York & Washington, just like the rest of the Union.

The Jews have returned to their land: but this has nothing to do with Christ, for or against. It does have something to do with being the target of genocidal violence, by a group of European men who exalted blood far above ethics, and placed Race and Nation above the Law of God.

(But hey, at least the NonPious Evil loons didn’t play-pretend to worship anything besides the Race, the Party, and the Leader. Perhaps that counts as progress…)

Moreover – seeing the Pious Evil neighbourhood that they are located in – there is no guarantee that the State of Israel will exist a century from now. “And America won’t always and forever be there for you….”

(But there is a decent chance Israel will survive another century. Israeli-Jewish demographics are better than any in the entire Christian Secularist West: at least they can reproduce themselves!)

There is no independent South, and there probably won’t be for at least a century. (And even then, it’s far more likely to be an informal semi-autonomy than full-on political separation.)

I’m quite confident that any such political entity, if it comes to being (a HUGE if), will not be flying the Stars and Bars. Some other symbol, that can be wholeheartedly supported by all Southerners, will be chosen.

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