You Are Dead

You Are Dead

If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. – Colossians 3:2-3

The Christian life is the polar opposite of the life of any life on earth. The word picture often given in the scriptures is one of self death. When the Lord Jesus Christ, through the Holy Ghost, reached down from heaven and saved Hans Gygax, that very moment Hans died. All of Hans’ ambitions, hopes, and plans vanished like vapor. Everything Hans loved, everything he hated, everything he stood for, was put to death and buried.

Many Christians appear to be in an extreme overreaction to the ultra-pious Christians who seem to care for nothing more than their own personal holiness. There are sects of Christianity where the analogy is somewhat like soldiers of a war standing around and polishing their armor, while their nation is being destroyed before their eyes. Not too many months ago I held this belief about our brethren of other creeds. And while I still believe they are in error in a few ways, it is not as great of an error as I once believed. In fact, us in the Reformed circle have just as much need, if not more. That doesn’t only reflect upon the Reformed in general, but specifically us who are Kinist in our doctrine. And we have a lot to learn from our doctrinal enemies.

In our previous article titled, “Not By Might”, we looked at James chapter 5 regarding Elijah’s prayer for rain to cease and for rain to begin again (after 3 ½ years of no rain). We read, “The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”  The key word I want to look at is the word righteous. We do well to understand what was established previously; that all of our actions, words, deeds, efforts, strategies, and abilities mean absolutely nothing unless the LORD himself works to bring change. We learned that we must have a burden to see change, and that we must seek God earnestly in prayer. This is all true, however, please also realize that the Christians doing the praying must be righteous in order for God to work.

In the event any reading this would object that all Christians are righteous, or even that no one is or can be righteous (which no doubt, many worldly, self-absorbed “Christians” will object), I want to put that issue to rest at this time and move on. If no one can be righteous then this verse in James is meaningless. Obviously the reference to being righteous is not referring to the same thing as when we think about Romans chapter 3 and it’s phrase “there is none righteous, no not one”. Furthermore, James is also not establishing every Christian as righteous in the usage of this word, otherwise he would have said, “The effectual fervent prayer of a believer availeth much” or something along those lines. We already know from Psalm 66:18, that “If I regard iniquity in my heart, the LORD will not hear me”. In 1Peter 3:7 we read that our prayers will be hindered if we are not in a proper standing with our spouse. So, my friends, James is speaking of something very specific. He is saying that we must be fully devoted to obedience and love for the Lord Jesus, if the Father is going to hear our prayers.

If the Kinist movement is going to make any impact in the land which we live, we are going to need to learn from our Anabaptist brethren on how to be righteous, or in other words, the area of personal holiness. This is going to take genuine humility on our part. For some it may be very difficult. Humility is actually the first thing I want to lift up before our people. The particular Anabaptist movement that centers around the teachings of Charity Christian Fellowship places much emphasis on humility. The book of James tells us in his epistle to be “clothed with humility” because “God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace unto the humble”. Grace is God giving us the power and ability to do his will. We need that, brethren, as Kinists advocating for our people and (hopefully) longing to see God glorified.

If we are personally proud, God is resisting us. If our people in general are proud, God is resisting the entire Kinist movement. That means that the God of the universe, who has infinite power and holds all things in his hand, will be working against us. Do we really believe that God Almighty, in all his power, will be resisting our righteous goal to save our people and restore his racial order, if we are a proud people? I used to believe it on paper, but in practice I did not. I participated in a general arrogant attitude of thinking I was better because I was not an alienist. I would remark that these people are just stupid. I never prayed for them, mind you. I debated with them, insulted them, and criticized them. I joined in with others, mocking folks of other people groups. And when all you really do is mock others, deride others, and debate others (one of the works of the flesh according to 2Corinthians 12:20), it is inevitable that you will develop a spirit of pride.

I am not saying it is prideful to see and to point out sin and weaknesses in others or to speak against them, but I am saying that how we respond to those sins and weaknesses oftentimes demonstrates our pride or humility. If the majority of time is spent mocking and debating, and no prayer or love in my heart for that person is there, then most likely I am walking in pride.

Another key area of importance regarding obedience and holiness is our love for one another. In John’s epistles he made it very clear that our assurance we belong to God is based on our obedience to his commandments; and the primary area of obedience, according to John, is demonstrated by love for one another. I am burdened by the lack of fervent charity I see among many of our reformed brethren. John emphasized that God demonstrated how we are to love one another by laying down his life for us (1John 3:16).

Do we really think we will die for our brothers later and be united as “Kinists” if we can’t lay down our lives for our brothers now? It is very similar to the saying I’ve heard others say in the past; if you won’t lose friends and suffer ridicule and scorn for Jesus now, you certainly won’t die for him later. The same rule applies. If you are not losing your life for your brothers now, if you are not willing to be inconvenienced for your brother, if you are not swearing to your own hurt (keeping your word even if it costs you—Psalm 15:4) for your brother now, if you are not giving yourself away as a servant now, then you certainly will not die for your brother later. Let us not deceive ourselves brethren.

I have witnessed and even participated in Facebook conversations wherein we have blatantly violated the commandments of Jesus Christ. In many “debates” (which as I mentioned in the previous article, debates are a work of the flesh) with alienists, things get heated, name calling ensues and people are definitely not blessing those that curse them. Forget about what the alienists are saying, WE need to obey God.

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven…” (Matthew 5:44,45).

We have not loved our enemies, which happen to be our Christian brethren. We have had angry debates and then, even if our conversations were not full of name calling, we go into our private conversations and curse them as infidels. This ought not so to be. Jesus taught us to love them, bless them, and pray for them. This is the ultimate form of self-denial and crucifixion of the flesh. It is difficult. It doesn’t feel good to do. It feels good to curse them and to speak evil against them. It feels good to call them stupid or idiots or whatever other name or speech we use. But it does not honor God.

John’s epistles, especially his first epistle, is rich in the doctrine of practical holiness. And on a side note I must say, that practical holiness is like a man’s immune system. A man can be as strong, wise, and articulate as can be, but if his immune system is compromised, he will eventually fall and all his skills will be worth very little, if anything. Anyhow, John delivers in chapter 2 verses 15-17 a strong, shall we say “judgmental” statement:

“Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passeth away, and the lusts thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth forever.”

James also, in his epistle says that if we even desire to be friends with the world, we are the enemies of God (James 4:4). Both John and James describe a spirit of the world; a man is either living in the spirit of the flesh (pleasing himself) or the spirit of self-denial (pleasing God). Those who are living for the flesh cannot please God (Romans 8:8). It is important to realize that you can be living a “good” life while at the same time, consistently seeking to please your flesh at every opportunity, only in a lawful manner.

One can outwardly abstain from the “really bad things” and yet have the spirit of the world in his heart. Many Christians, including the Reformed, have set up boundaries in their lives that they will not cross. Sure, they won’t outright steal from someone. They might not get drunk or commit fornication or adultery. They don’t dress in a very scandalous way (although previous generations would probably say they are dressing scandalously). They have just enough modesty to not appear sinful to the average person, yet enough immodesty to satisfy the flesh and attract attention unto themselves. To imply that what they are wearing, or the activity they are engaged in might not be okay or is questionable at best, venomous backlash is given that such a questioner is “judgmental” and “holier than thou”.

For the person living in the flesh, the heart attitude is that of “What is the maximum I can get away with without actually “sinning”. Whereas, the person who is dying to self and dying to the world, his heart attitude is more along the lines of “What is the most I can do to deny myself and to please God”. There is a world of difference in the two attitudes.

Sure, maybe we don’t steal. But do we consider every brother as more important than ourselves, even in the little areas of life? Do you lay down your wants and desires for your brother? Yes, you might be there for someone when a loved one dies, but are you there for them at 2a.m when he just needs someone to talk to?

“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better (I.E, more important) than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.” – Phillipians 2:3,4

Which type of Christian do you think God will hear when they cry out in prayer for their people? I will even say that the person who is living for the flesh, his heart motive for his people not being part of white genocide, is not to the glory of God, but rather so he can live a more comfortable life of satisfying his flesh. That is why he does not have a burden and cry out in prayer on a consistent basis for God’s name to be glorified in this land.

This is not to say that outward appearance means nothing, as many Christians vehemently defend. Outward appearance, most of the time, is a reflection of what is in the heart. Just as in like manner our words are a reflection of what is in our hearts (Luke 6:45). I am baffled by the number of Christian women who spend their time posting self photos of themselves so that a large number of men (mostly married) will be drawn to desire them (even married women). Whereas the Bible says,

“that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; But (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works. —1Timothy 2:9,10

These self-photos many times are not any less designed to draw attention to their beauty than pornography is. Their motives are the same, but the boundaries for what is or is not shown are different.

I am equally baffled by the types of entertainment our people are choosing (nevermind that the goal of the true Christian is not to be entertained, but to suffer for the sake of Christ– Phillipians 1:29). The average man in our movement is delighted to point out the problems with Negroes, the wickedness of the Jew, and knows a whole slew of knowledge about every detail of the enslavement we find ourselves in in this wicked empire. Yet at the same time he may be entertaining himself with the Jews’ smörgåsbord of filth through Hollywood, TV, and Rock Music. All of these Jewish controlled industries that put out these inventions for the sole purpose of destroying God’s people. All of these things which are designed around pleasing the flesh and opposing God’s testimonies, commandments, judgments, and precepts. By any form of reasoning a Christian can justify himself for enjoying these things that God hates, he may as well justify the Christian who engages in pornography.

I am very thankful that God, in his mercy, granted me repentance in many of these areas of life that I just mentioned above. I am not standing above anyone as someone who is better than anyone. In fact, I was very reluctant to write these articles because of the overwhelming feeling of unworthiness I possess. I pleaded with God that someone else should be writing these articles; that I am not the one. God in his wisdom chooses the very least qualified people when he wants to get someone done, so that no flesh will glory in his presence. (1Corinthians 1:26-29)

Brethren, I am not against building the house. Please do not misunderstand me. I am in favor of building the house, but I see us building a house with no foundation. We need to tear down what we have done and build a solid foundation for the house. The solid foundation is obedience to the sayings of Jesus found in the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew 5,6, and 7 (Matthew 7:24-27). If we cannot apply the scriptures diligently to all areas of our life, then we certainly will not be able to apply the word of God to all areas of society as Theonomists. Let us humble ourselves in full repentance and give our lives as a living sacrifice.

“I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” – Romans 12:1,2

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  1. Matt B
    Matt B April 13, 2014 at 4:35 pm | | Reply

    I can’t believe there hasn’t been any comments in regards to this topic. This is an excellent description of the essence of Christianity and a Christ driven life. Thank You Hans for an excellent article.

  2. Kevin Alawine
    Kevin Alawine April 22, 2014 at 5:29 pm | | Reply

    Very good words. As Pastor John Weaver says about imprecatory prayer. When you begin to pray for God to destroy the unrighteous, you will want to be sure that you aren’t counted among them. (Paraphrase)

  3. Fr. John+
    Fr. John+ May 11, 2014 at 8:05 am | | Reply

    I will disagree, coming at this from a ‘once Reformed’ p.o.v., now being Orthodox.

    Two things struck me as this article was read.

    1) Our enemy (Jews, Sodomites, Liberals) do not, and will not treat the Elect of God, fairly. Christ spoke of how his followers were to deal with such folk, when he mentioned snakes and doves, if you recall. [ Matt. 10:16] We cannot, dare not, must not be doves when such ‘snakes’ are out there.

    2) Our natural, in-bred racial characteristic (as Anglos/ Whites/ Europeans) is to be altruistic- sometimes, to a fault. http://www.amren.com/features/2012/07/pathological-altruism/

    It (altruism) is, and should always be, an ‘in-group’ mechanism, ONLY. It’s one of the reasons women were not given the right to vote, and ‘young skulls full of mush’ (even boys) were prohibited from both voting and inheritances, until sometime after their 21st year- a child’s mind (we now know) is not fully ‘adult’ until about 27! They can’t decipher the ‘caring for a sick infant’ or a ‘wounded animal’ objectively- even if the infant will one day rise up and kill its’ adoptive ‘rainbow’ parents, or the animal will ‘turn and rend you,’ as Christ noted.

    3) The West is today mired in both altruistic modes of action, and thought, and both of them are consistently misapplied (think of ‘pagan babies’ = rainbow adoptions, and ‘droughts in Darfur’ = Concerts for AIDS (if you must); but all of these efforts are throwing ‘pearls before swine.’ [Matt. 7:6] If our benefices are truly from God, then they are sacred to His People, alone [ Matt. 1:21] and should not be given to ‘dogs’. (Christ used this terminology quite clearly, without remorse, and fully in line with the concept of a ‘Chosen People’ mindset. The apostate Jews [ Rev. 2:8,9] get this, why don’t we?

    4) The Orthodox, lacking a filioquist meshing of state and church as the Papal model had been (and, as all Protestants continue to think, whether they realize it or not) clearly separated how one is to deal with the ‘heathen,’ versus how one is to deal with ‘one’s own.’ And they have consistently applied that methodology as fully incorporate members of the Body of Christ, for over 1500 years.

    Two statements sum up that latter P.O.V.

    A] “After the second or third interaction with a heretic, leave him in his heresy.”
    B] “Love your enemies, but only your PERSONAL enemies, and NOT the Enemies of God.”

    To Calvinist Kinists, the first maxim clearly points out the reality of Election/Predestination as applied in the Orthodox sphere. Murray’s ‘The Call of the Gospel’ comes to mind. If a person is unregenerate, there ‘ain’t no use’ in trying to say to these stones, ‘Live!’ (We also have to recognize the fact, that even in Ancient Israel, there were times (and individuals) who turned aside from God, and God – even in sending Jeremiads- allowed that ‘generation’ to perish. We might be in one of those times, gentlemen!

    The second maxim is a bit more difficult to decipher, especially for Protesants in the USA, who are more or less (to the Orthodox, at any rate!) ‘operational Nestorians.’ Being unwilling to give the BVM the title of Theotokos, most Evangelicals operationally deny the Incarnation!

    But, leaving aside that observation, what the marian piety of the Orthodoxy boils down to for the Eastern Catholic, is that the Incarnation effected ALL elements of man’s salvation- his ethnos as well as his psyche.

    Man’s Genetic Ethnicity is redeemed as well as his soul, in other words. Which means, there can be incarnate satanic seed, as well as divinely elected seed. (Shades of Genesis 3;15, and Luke 1:35!)

    Which means, 1) that the Antichrist will come (as the fathers say) from the ‘loins of a whoring jewess.’ (no pussyfooting around, here!) It also means, 2) that the physical actions of a people (miscegenation, for instance) are just as damning as the ‘sin against the Holy Ghost’-even in the New Dispensation. The race purity clauses of the Pentateuch ain’t just for King David’s day, iow.

    Which ultimately illumines the idea that there are, this-wordly, apostate, or even incarnated ‘seed of Satan’ just as the word ‘seed’ is used of Christ (and the LXX used the Greek word, ‘sperma’ so it’s not just some ‘spiritual meaning,’ here).

    Therefore, misapplying altruism to the Chinaman, the Mestizo, the Arab, or the Negro is an example of ‘throwing pearls before swine’. So, too, is thinking American post-moderns who prefer ‘gay rights’ or ‘videotaped abortions’ or their ‘mixed marriages,’ are somehow incarantionally ‘neutral’ when it comes to the War being fought.

    In case you have forgotten, it was Gary North who coined the ‘watchword of our faith’ as Kinists. “There is no neutrality.” Thus, Mark Rushdoony can be as apostate in matters Kinist, as his father was ‘faithful in his house’ [Gr. "oikos' race, clan] (Heb. 3:6) and we who ‘remain’ need to know the difference, and not attempt to milquetoast ourselves into acquiescence with the ‘world.’ Or did you not know that the world is at enmity with the Church?

  4. Matt B
    Matt B May 16, 2014 at 7:30 pm | | Reply

    Hey John, good luck explaining all that to Christ on judgment day (Gal. ch 6) If you have no personal desire to help others in need if they are of a different race or even a nonbeliever who never had the gospel explained to them in the right way,,,,,,,, Well, good luck with that….. And Gary North, is he Christ?
    Race and nationality are not a random act of circumstance. We know that (Acts ch. 8) As kinist Christians we know that we live and thrive among our own. But we should never ignore the needs of others especially the needs of brothers and sisters of the faith. I believe you’ll find that last tid bit at the end of Gal ch 6.

    1. Matt B
      Matt B May 16, 2014 at 8:38 pm | | Reply

      Excuse my typo. I meant to refer to Acts ch 17

  5. Maria Delaluz
    Maria Delaluz May 22, 2014 at 5:43 pm | | Reply

    I love Christ, and am saddened by two points in this article. One, I do fall short of the mark. I need to try soooo much harder to not live for self.

    Secondly, my husband, who I love with all my heart is White. And, I am of Mexican heritage. Was not the norm, but Hebrews sometimes married outside their race: Moses, Naomi, Boez, and even Rahab the prostitute married into the Hebrew line.

    I truly don’t know what to think of such articles. I’m not speaking from emotion, but I am perplexed by them. That’s all I want to say.

    God Bless!

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