Andrew Torba And “Christian Nationalism”
Andrew Torba of Gab recently published a book titled “Christian Nationalism”. I bought it to support him and gave it a read.
It’s a very short book. You can knock it out in a day or two. Still, I recommend giving it a shot if you’re interested in the subject. It’s definitely a lifestyle book, trying to persuade Christians to be much better Christians. In that regard, I am all for it.
His eschatological views are a little wacky for me, but the rest of the book was great.
Particularly the parts on the history of America and the original idea of “separation of church and state” are excellent. Here’s a part of that, from the book:
The great Commission means that if you are a Christian you are axiomatically a Christian Nationalist. If you say you are a Christian and you reject “Christian Nationalism,” you are just a disobedient Christian. To be part of Christ’s Kingdom is to bring the kingdoms of this world into submission to Christ’s Kingship.
That is what Christendom was. As the gospel transformed the hearts of men, eventually some men with political power would bend the knee to Jesus Christ. What do you do then? You rule as a Christian in submission to Jesus Christ. That is how continents full of Christian nations were formed. Eventually, Christians from those explicitly Christian nations travelled across the Atlantic Ocean to found new Christian nations, either explicitly or implicitly.
Anyone with even the most facile knowledge of the history of the American founding knows that the people who came and settled the north American continent were Christians who settled these lands explicitly as new Christian nations. From the Puritans who founded New England, the Anglicans who founded Virginia, the Catholics who founded Maryland, and even the heretical Christian sects like the Quakers founded Pennsylvania, the American colonies were established as Christian nations.
You can read their original charters saying so.
American was a Christian nation. There is absolutely no getting around that. Even the much-misunderstood Establishment Clause of the U.S. Constitution has to be seen in light of America’s explicitly Christian founding. The reason the newly founded United States Federal Government was forbidden from establishing a national state church was that the majority of the individual states already had their own established churches.
He nails it.
Additionally, in the back of the book, there is a list of those original colonies and statements proving their Christian origin.
Great information for those unaware of the 200 years preceding the “founding” of America.
Like I previously mentioned, I recommend the book for those interested. Just go into the eschatology section carefully. I get the need for an eschatology of victory, but I’m not so sure I’d go about it in a preterist sense.
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