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Husband & father of 3. Blue-collar family man. Friendly neighborhood Christian Nationalist. Likes to answer yes to questions where the implied answer is no.
Dec 9, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
This is a followup to my Twitter tread on the inevitability of Evangelicalism embracing a form of Christian Nationalism.

In that thread I took a look at how Evangelicalism has had to re-examine both the place of God's law (Ps 1) and Christ's Kingdom (Ps 2). What I would like to do with this thread is examine what Jesus' relationship to both law of the kingdom is.

Thankfully, Christ made this clear in his most famous sermon, the Sermon on the Mount.
Dec 7, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
Thread:

On The Good Guys In Big Eva...

When it comes to the good guys in BigEva...

It sounds backwards but we kinda need to grade on a curve the more educated and emmersed in the institutional world these guys are.

Remember, Nicodemus came by night, but he still came. It isn't fair to compare how a man with everything to lose responds to the truth with a man that has nothing to lose.

Jesus didn't hit Nicodemus over the head for not wanting to publicly associate with him. Neither did he take offense.
Dec 7, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
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On The Semantics of the Term "Christian Nationalism."

Many of us who believe justice should be defined Biblically for God's minister of justice, the State, are now contemplating what to do with this term that has been assigned to us by our adversaries. Solid brothers whom I largely agree with on the substance of the issue are coming to different conclusions.

This is a key observation to make...

Most of our adversaries are using the term as a semantical attack *because,* in truth, they do not like the substance.
Dec 6, 2021 15 tweets 3 min read
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Some form of "Christian Nationalism" was inevitable the moment the woke crowd forced evangelicalism to deal with the matter of "justice."

Justice has no meaning outside of a civil sphere, the civil magistrate is God's "minister of justice."

He punishes evil. The reason evangelicalism and some forms of the modern reformed movement were susceptible to the advances of woke ideology is because they had embraced theological systems that divorced them from God's law.

Which is how justice is defined.
Dec 6, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Hopefully @Eric_Conn will allow me a slight pushback. To temper this a bit.

There is a sense where every man will need to step up and make a necessary stand. We are now in an "all hands on deck" situation. We need many men to begin to fight. So this holds true...

But... One thing that those of us who are more outspoken and visible need to be careful not to do is make the same mistake those who despise what we do make.

That is, we need to be careful not to despise a different part of the body because they aren't like us or fit prejudices.
Dec 4, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
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On Nationalism...

Watching legions of evangelicals pop off about the evils of Nationalism on Twitter is really something. These people have absolutely no understanding of their history. What exactly do they think the Protestant Reformation resulted in? What were they protesting? Why exactly did America become a nation?

To be against a thing you must necessarily be for the opposite thing.
Dec 2, 2021 22 tweets 5 min read
Thread: On Christian Nationalism

A couple people have asked me what it is that I do.

I think I have settled on, "I am a Christian propagandist."

Though I think I will amend that to say "I am a Christian nationalist propagandist." Consider this from Wikipedia concerning the propaganda of the Reformation...

"There were a number of different methods of propaganda used during the Reformation including pamphlets/leaflets, texts, letters, and translations of the Bible/New Testament..."
Nov 23, 2021 12 tweets 2 min read
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This is what I mean by conservatives need to understand how we contributed to how we got here.

We need to unlearn the vain philosophies of men that gave us the Statism we inherited.

Behold... Oh the horror of family government as God intended!

We must get children and the elderly under the care of the almighty omni-benevolent State (who's only divine tool is the sword) so that our wives and mothers can be slaves to the corporate machine outside of the home!
Nov 23, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
@drjamesmerritt is the same guy that cynically used the bully pulpit to shame the conservatives at #SBC21 for "caring about CRT more than the gospel" to rousing applause from his tribe.

Here you see the reason conservatives care about CRT/I is *because* of the gospel... Dr. Merritt explains that his gay son's message on Mark 13 is "both brilliant and faithful."

It would seem Dr. Merritt is neither.

"No liberal drift" they said.
Nov 22, 2021 7 tweets 1 min read
Thread: On Thanksgiving and Natural Family...

I'm clearly a guy that has a place in his worldview for biblical polemics.

That being said let me remind all you Chad's and based meme lords out there to remember the 5th commandment this Thanksgiving. Chances are high for all of us that not everyone sitting around your Thanskgiving table will have a sanctified worldview.

Being gracious and cordial with them, looking for ways to avoid conflict rather than provoke it, doesn't mean you are honoring their worldview.
Nov 22, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
This is a really good thread from an RCC perspective, explaining why Roman Catholicism has a supranationalist ideal and that nationalism is a protestant ideal.

This is why I keep saying a protestant worldview is the future. Both the romanist and secularist world view ultimately lead to imperialism.

The romanist to Church superiority over the State (Ecclesiasticism) and the secularist to State superiority over the Church (Statism).
Nov 12, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
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So one of the things I am thinking about is how do we, on the evangelical/reformed right, convert the discernment and information regularly made available to us into actionable strategy for accountability and reform‽ In otherwords, we don't just need an evangelical/reformed version of FoxNews.

Outrage porn for those powerless to do anything about it.

We need to layout an actionable plan for a groundswell of pressure to bring about reform.
Nov 11, 2021 16 tweets 3 min read
Thread On The Biblical Apologetic For The Death Penalty Vs @tisaiahcho's "Christian Convictions":

God Institutes the death penalty in Gen 9:6, the Noahic covenant.

"He who sheds the blood of man by man shall his blood blood shed." It should be noted that this institution of a civil jurisdiction is a radical deviation from the pre-flood anarchy and evil resulting from God sparing Cain for the murder of Abel and the ensuing boasting of Lamech (Gen 4:23-24).
Aug 25, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
Mini-Thread:

If you tell the left that their virtue-signaling culture exists solely to drown out their guilty conscience before God...

They get really really mad.

Which proves the point. We have affirmation from Christ and the indwelt Holy Spirit.

Our consciences don't condemn us. Their's do.

Constantly.

So they need endless affirmation that they are in fact good guys.
Aug 24, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
The only Christianity, indeed the only Christians, that will be of any use going forward will be a Christianity that is capable of rebuking the idolatry of the State.

Statism and Christianity are antithetical to one another.

There cannot be two ultimate authorities. We hear preaching against the idolatry of good things. Family, work, liberties, & Christian education.

Yet those things are not what plagues us.

They are what is under relentless assault by what actually does plague us.

Idolatry of the State.
Jul 20, 2021 24 tweets 6 min read
We do not cross-examine culture with another culture.

Neither do we cross-examine scripture with culture.

Rather we cross-examine all things, including culture, with scripture.

@ShaiLinne is asserting standpoint epistemology. A foundational element of CRT. What does Paul do in Acts 17?

He exposes that the Greek's understanding of deity is entirely backwards.

God doesn't need to be served by human hands, rather it's "in Him that we live and move and breathe and have our being."

We need God, not the other way around.
Jul 20, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
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This is an important concept to understand when fielding "abuse" charges from evangelical wokesters. To them abuse is how Meyer explains it here... “A godless pattern of abusive behavior among spouses involving physical, psychological, and/or emotional means to exert and obtain *power* and *control* over a spouse for the achievement of selfish ends.”
Jul 19, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
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One of the points to make about the @RevKevDeYoung situation is that he was the poster-child for the beta-male approach to evangelical wokesters. Nice, winsome, fraternal posturing... He did everything the softies demand of us with one exception, he wouldn't ultimately agree with them.

And for that, @dukekwondc still called him a White Supremacist.
Jun 6, 2019 20 tweets 8 min read
@drawandstrike @drawandstrike

Though you aren't wrong about Trump manipulating the media I think you may be downplaying the role of the internet, and social media, in the current political paradigm shift. It isn't just Trump, the whole world is moving to the right on just about every issue. @drawandstrike My main contention for this is that the all-encompassing propaganda machine the left had built was largely made obsolete by the advent of social media.

Media, entertainment, education, higher education, bureaucracy, mainline religion all were militantly controlled by leftists.