Its Called Christian Reconstructionism

And there is no daylight between it and the current Republican Party.

[W]hat David Lane wants even more than Rand Paul in the White House is for Christians to rise up against this country and ‘return’ it to the values he holds dear:

Lane called in his essay for Christians to “Wage war to restore a Christian America.” The depth and ferocity of Lane’s vision is so remarkable that it cannot be explained away by the pundits of pooh pooh. Perhaps that is why it has gone unmentioned in the mainstream press. But Lane’s words taken together; in the context of the politics of the moment as he understands it; and in set in the series of epochal historical and biblical moments he invokes — his meaning is unambiguous.

He opens by quoting Christian Reconstructionist author Peter J. Leithart:

“Throughout Scripture, the only power that can overcome the seemingly invincible omnipotence of a Babel or a Beast is the power of martyrdom, the power of the witness to King Jesus to the point of loss and death.”

Lane goes on, still quoting Leithart, to denounce American Christianity for failing to produce martyrs and for substituting a “heretical Americanism for Christian orthodoxy.” He insists that to put things right “Christians must risk martyrdom” to force people to either “acknowledge Jesus [as] an imperator and the church as God’s imperium or to begin drinking holy blood.”

As Crooks and Liars points out, advocating war against America isn’t faith.  It is “treason.”

David Lane is very influential amongst the Christian Right politicos. He’s advised Michele Bachmann, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry. Currently, he’s helping Rand Paul lay the groundwork for his 2016 presidential run….

Perhaps it’s a good idea to ask Rand Paul why he has an insurrectionist on staff.

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2 Comments

  1. WAGE WARE TO RESTORE A CHRISTIAN AMERICA

    “Americanists cannot break Babelic or bestial power because they cannot distinguish heretical Americanism from Christian orthodoxy. Until we do, America will lurch along the path that leads from Babel to Beast. If America is to be put in its place – put right – Christians must risk martyrdom and force Babel to the crux where it has to decide either to acknowledge Jesus an imperator and the church as God’s imperium or to begin drinking holy blood.”

    – David Lane, quoting Peter J. Leithart from “Between Babel and the Beast”

    “King Jesus”? “Imperator”?

    imperator

    : a commander in chief or emperor of the ancient Romans

    John 18:36 (KJV): Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence.

    Clearly, these people are advocating for a program of totalitarianism and cultural imperialism that has no foundation in either the teachings of Jesus or the plain language of the New Testament.

  2. They have as much in common with how Jesus lived his life as Mark Chapman had with how John Lennon lived his.


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