Theology For Men of the West

(The Alt-West needs a moral anchor.  We do not need an “Alt-Christianity” because that implies there is more than one type of Christianity.  God’s Word does not change, all that is needed is a return to what God’s Word actually says.  God’s requirements for all of Mankind do not change, the truth needs to be told.   This series will begin that process)

Men of the West

It is self-evident: there is a God who created the Heavens and the Earth.  God, our Creator, communicated with us and left us with His Word, known as the Bible. The Bible provides us with God’s requirements for Mankind.  It is the obligation of Mankind to obey the commands of the Lord God.

The Bible testifies as to its own authenticity and is very much a “take it or leave it” proposition.  Interestingly, while even churchian cucks have always been able to defend the Bible against all attacks, they cannot defend their own lies about the Bible.  Don’t like what the Bible says?  Reject it and move on.  The attempts to “re-interpret” God’s Word are merely evidence that it’s true because otherwise those who don’t like what it says would simply move on and do something different.

God is not a God of confusion.  He said what He meant and He meant what He said.  One does not need an advanced degree from a seminary in order to understand God’s Word.  Understanding the Bible requires study, but the Bible was meant to be understood.  God’s Word is coherent and God’s Word is true.  What the Bible says cannot be denied, but just as importantly what the Bible does not say cannot be denied.  The Bible is not contradictory and the entire Bible must agree with itself.

The Story of the Bible

The story of the Bible is simple.  Following creation, Man violated God’s command and thereby sinned, causing a separation between God and Man.  God first instructed Man, then later gave Mankind His Law. The Apostle Paul stated that while sin was in the world, until God gave His Law, there was no violation.  Sin was not imputed because until there is a transgression no sin is imputed (Romans 4:15 and 5:13).

While there is a tendency to “spiritualize” what the Bible says, God is very clear that He takes a hand in the affairs of Mankind.  Individuals will be subject to judgment at the end of time, but God judges nations temporally.  Those nations that honor Him and obey Him are blessed, those nations that do not honor Him or obey Him are cursed.

The wages of sin is death, but God’s innocent Son was sent here to die, once for all of mankind.  The free gift of God is eternal life through the act of Jesus, who is the Son of God.  We know this is true because in accordance with prophesy, He was raised from the dead after 3 days and appeared to many witnesses over a period of time before He ascended bodily into heaven.

Following the ascension into Heaven of Jesus, now known as the Christ, His chosen Disciples (Apostles) wrote what is known as the New Testament.   The New Testament contained the Gospels of Christ, the history of the early church and letters of instruction in the “house rules” for the servants of Christ (Christians).  The last living Apostle (John) wrote the final communication of Christ to His churches (seven of them) as well as prophesies about the end of time.

He’s Not Your Boyfriend Jesus

Christians do not have a peculiar religion, they have what is known as a faith or a relationship, but this is better stated as a peculiar status.  Christians are slaves who were purchased with the shed blood of Christ.  They are property and they have a Master who has the authority to command them.  Because they have the status of slaves within the household of their Master, their master’s righteousness is imputed to them.  Their sin is forgiven because He paid the price for them.  He paid a debt He did not owe because we owed a debt we could not pay.

The New Testament contains a litmus test for Christianity, obedience:

The one who says, “I have come to know Him,” and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him; but whoever keeps His word, in him the love of God has truly been perfected. By this we know that we are in Him: the one who says he abides in Him ought himself to walk in the same manner as He walked.

The later history of the Christianity details the political machinations involved in the struggle for power between various factions of Nicolaitans within the church.  Those who taught things Christ hated.  Most relevant to us today is after the Nicolaitans took control, basic teachings of the Bible were disregarded and covered up; to be replaced by a combination of Pagan beliefs, Stoic philosophy and Roman law.

One of the interesting features of God’s Law was that once written it could not be changed.  To add to the Law or to subtract from the Law is a violation of the Law.  Jesus testified that the Law would not change and would not pass away until all things were accomplished.  In making that testimony Jesus was stating He did not have the authority to change the Law.

Keep in mind that Jesus said “a slave is not greater than his master” and “a pupil is not above his teacher.”  If Jesus did not have the authority to change God’s Law, neither does any Christian or group of Christians.  That is a point to which we will be returning in the future but for now, we will begin at the beginning.

 

The Mission Of Man And Role Of Woman

God created Man from the dust of the earth and gave him a mission.  The mission of man is to be fruitful and multiply, to fill the earth and subdue it, to take dominion over it.  That mission was given to Adam.  Later God brought all the animals to Adam to see what he would name them.  He did, but a suitable helper was not to be found for the man.  Then God said it was not good for man to be alone, that He would make a helper suitable for him.  He put Adam into a deep sleep and taking a rib from Adam, He created Eve from Adam’s rib.  She was presented to Adam and he named her woman, meaning “out from man.”

Woman was created by God, from man, for man, to be used by man as a helper in the accomplishment of his mission.

Men and women were not created equal.  Man was created first and placed in charge.  Woman was created later, specifically to be a helper to him under his authority.  Men and women are not equal and never will be because God does not change.  The coming of Christ did not alter this situation, as we shall see in great detail as we go along.

From the beginning, men and women were not created to be equal and they are not equal.  Man is in the position of authority and woman is under his authority, created to be his helper.  His assistant.  This is indisputable fact because that is what the text says.  While we now have many feminists who do not agree with that, it’s not our job to agree with God, rather, it is our job to honor, worship and obey God.

God does not expect us to agree with Him or even to understand Him:

“For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways
And My thoughts than your thoughts.”

Lesson #1: there is a God and He gave us His written Word.  Contained in that Word is God’s Law.  Mankind has an obligation to obey that Law.

Lesson #2: men and women are not equal.  This is important to understand because it was NOT the “curse” of Genesis 3:16 that put man in charge of woman.  God created woman to be a helper, not an equal; and no amount of creative interpretation will change that fact.

Lesson #3: God does not change.  By His own testimony, God does not change.

For I, the Lord, do not change…

That did not change with the new covenant in Christ:

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Lesson #4: the change that occurred with the New Testament was the status of Christians, who are slaves within the household of Christ.  It is not that the Law is done away with, as servants of Christ there are some new rules imposed by the Master on His servants.

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5 Responses to Theology For Men of the West

  1. Renee Harris says:

    When the Bible says if any man believes in Christ is it just talking about human males or human beings?

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  3. Bart says:

    You are quite quite correct to point out that Christians status is that of slaves to Christ. However the Bible also teaches that we are: friends of Christ, brothers of Christ, children of God, and the Bride of Christ.

    None of that changes your comments in the slightest. We are members of God’s household, and are completely subject to His commands. Thank you for the excellent post.

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