Then certain of the vagabond Jews, exorcists, took upon them to call over them which had evil spirits the name of the Lord Jesus, saying, We adjure you by Jesus whom Paul preacheth. And there were seven sons of one Sceva, a Jew, and chief of the priests, which did so. And the evil spirit answered and said, Jesus I know, and Paul I know; but who are ye? And the man in whom the evil spirit was leaped on them, and overcame them, and prevailed against them, so that they fled out of that house naked and wounded. And this was known to all the Jews and Greeks also dwelling at Ephesus; and fear fell on them all, and the name of the Lord Jesus was magnified. And many that believed came, and confessed, and shewed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. – Acts 19: 13-29
I first read Alfred Lilienthal’s book What Price Israel (1953) when I was an undergraduate. My Jewish philosophy professor, who believed in none of the tenets of the Jewish faith, but was a passionate supporter of Israel, kept talking about Lilienthal as if he were the devil himself. Since I didn’t particularly like my philosophy professor, I was interested in the man he hated.
Lilienthal’s book hardly seemed that controversial to me. But at that time I was completely naïve about the Zionist hatred for any man, Christian or Jew, who insisted that Israel did not have the right to claim the allegiance of any citizen other than her own. No American Jew, Lilienthal insisted, owed Israel any loyalty whatsoever. Lilienthal was also very critical of the Balfour Declaration of 1917 which was a blatant betrayal of the Palestine people in favor of the militant Zionists. I found it strange that my militant atheist professor was so concerned about Israel, while Lilienthal, a believing Jew, wanted nothing to do with Israel. I now realize that atheist Jews are much more likely than Orthodox Jews to become militant Zionists. Having lost their faith they make a new god out of the state of Israel. Not that most believing Jews support Lilienthal’s position – far from it, the majority are rabid supporters of Israel – but the few dissenters in the Jewish ranks are generally of Lilienthal’s persuasion.
Nothing has changed in the Jewish community since Lilienthal’s book. The Jews, secular and religious, still demand that the Jews of all nations, and the gentiles of all European nations, should support the nation state of Israel. And they still demand that the native Palestinians should be exterminated like vermin.
What has changed since 1953 is the attitude toward Israel in the white Christian community, or, to be more accurate, in the white, halfway-house Christian community. Those “Christians” were always supportive of Israel from its very inception, but as Christianity became less and less of a religion and more of a feel-good philosophy the halfway-house Christians began to look on support for the nation state of Israel as one of the major tenets, after negro worship, of the Christian faith. It takes centuries for a people to divest themselves of an old faith and act in complete conformity to their new faith, which is why halfway-house Christians still invoke Christ even after they have ceased to believe in Him. But implicit in the halfway-house Christians’ zealous, fanatical support for the nation state of Israel, despite the Israelis’ anti-Christian behavior toward the rest of the world, is the belief that Christ be not risen. Because if He be not risen, the Jews are right; we must continue to wait for another. Is it the black man? Yes, for now, but once the European has forsaken Christ there is no telling where he will go a-whoring next or for how long.
Of course it is only the post-Christian white who supports Israel with fanatical intensity. The people of color have no particular love for Israel. Why is this? Surely it has become obvious. A man needs to belong to a particular race of people; God made him that way, so he could learn to love God through His people. You can’t change a man’s need by denying it exists. We cannot love or belong to an idea of a family or an idea of a community or an idea of a nation. We must belong to an actual family, an actual community, and an actual nation. Going backward in time, I vividly remember a conversation with a female acquaintance who, judging from her attention to her religious duties, seemed to be a devout Roman Catholic. One day she casually remarked to me that she was planning to become a Jew. When I asked her why, she replied, “I like their sense of community. They really stick together, and they believe in God just like we do.” That woman was not an isolated case. Though most of the halfway-house Christians do not make a formal conversion to Judaism, they do, by their commitment to the state of Israel, reveal to us that their hearts are tied to the synagogue and not to the Christian hearth. Such a betrayal is indeed reprehensible, but it was predictable. For over a century the white Christian clergy have been preaching that love can only be intellectual and universal. We must love all equally, because we are all God’s children… you know the refrain. That kind of insipid, tepid love for a generic mankind and for a generic God is no love at all. And where there is no love, there is no knowledge of God, because the source of wisdom, the heart, has been rendered null and void.
Denied true community with the people of their own race, the modern halfway house Christians are desperately trying to become Jewish. “O Hamlet, what a falling off was there!” The modern fusionist Christians who worship the negro and look to the Jews for a sense of community are in the position of the dwarfs in C. S. Lewis’s book The Last Battle:
Tirian had never dreamed that one of the results of an Ape’s setting up a false Aslan would be to stop people from believing in the real one. He had felt quite sure that the Dwarfs would rally to his side the moment he showed them how they had been deceived. And then next night he would have led them to Stable Hill and shown Puzzle to all the creatures and everyone would have turned against the Ape and, perhaps after a scuffle with the Calormenes, the whole thing would have been over. But now, it seemed, he could count on nothing. How many other Narnians might turn the same way as the Dwarfs?
In the modern churches the universal and the generic have triumphed over the particular and the personal. The new Christians profess to love everyone, but in reality they are incapable of loving anyone. And they worship the generic black man, of whom they have no personal knowledge. The rot in the churches is widespread and deeply imbedded. If it is not rooted out of the churches, does that mean we must accept the new universalist, anti-Christian version of Christianity? Our answer to that question will be determined by how we define the Church of God. If you define The Church as an organization with a mandate from God to preach the Gospel to all mankind, then you will adhere to the organized church of your choice despite the fact that your organized church fuses Judaism and Christianity and supports the worship of negroes. But if you regard the Church as a people, not an organization, who are connected to the living God, then you will not be deterred from serving your God because organized Jewry and their adjuncts, the Christian churches, say you nay. I think the huge mistake was made in the medieval ages when the scholastics attempted to define the Christian Church in non-poetic, rational terms. The Church cannot be defined rationally. Any attempt to do so is a bastardization of the truth. I know that Christ’s Church exists. I’ve seen it in the collective face of the European people, but I’d be completely at a loss to define what constitutes the Church in rational terms. But there is a continuity, a continuity of spirit and blood, in the religious history of the European people. When they looked on themselves as a people, distinct from other people, they kept the Faith. When they became non-distinct universal people, they lost the Faith. Perhaps, contrary to the modern churchmen, knowledge of the living God comes to us through the blood and not the mind.
The desire to fuse Judaism with Christianity stems from a failure on the part of the European people to see the distinctiveness of Christ. When He becomes a junior executive in an organization called The Church, it is easy to merge the Christian organization with the Jewish one. And with their loss of faith came the Europeans’ identity crisis. The Europeans were distinct from all other races because they were the Christ-bearers. But if Christ is not distinct from all other gods, if He can be blended with Judaism or the negro or Muhammad, then what is so distinct about the European people? “Nothing,” the European replies as he prepares to blend with all mankind and lose his identity in a stinking multi-racial, multi-cultural dung heap.
It’s impossible to exaggerate the extent to which the halfway-house Christian community has embraced Israel. They passionately desire to slaughter millions of innocent people, whom they perceive to be the enemies of Israel, and they justify their murderous, anti-Christian advocacy with the Christian Bible! This is a result of an intellectual faith devoid of spirit and blood. The weak-minded, weak-spirited Christian fusionists can be easily manipulated by Satan and his liberal henchmen. “Let’s all gather at the River,” has become, “Let’s all fall down and worship the negro right before we bomb all of Israel’s enemies.”
The halfway-house Christians worship the negro in order to be liked by liberals within and without their church, because liberals are in power and the halfway-house Christians want to appease the powerful. Such a stance via the powers that be is cowardly and reprehensible. But the halfway-house Christians’ motivation for supporting Israel is infinitely more reprehensible than their reason for supporting negro worship. Bored and indifferent to the Christ story, the story of how the Son of God redeemed us from sin and death, they have tasted the forbidden fruit and sought to know, nay, not just to know but to bring about by their own efforts, the end of the world. “Behold I am against the prophets, saith the Lord, that use their tongues, and say, He saith.” (Jer. 23:32)
Our Lord did not tell us the day nor the hour, nor did He tell us that we could be good Christians by supporting an anti-Christian, anti-human nation state called Israel. If halfway-house Christians had not abandoned the wisdom of the heart, which comes from a connection to a particular people and a personal God, they would not now be instruments of Satan. They have deliberately darkened their hearts in order to indulge their fantasies of an apocalyptic end of the world that they, not God, have brought about.
There are many, many writers, such as Scott, Shakespeare, and Edmund Burke, to whom I am forever in debt for making me feel less alone in the universe by expressing my own inmost thoughts. In the case of Burke, his Reflections on the Revolution in France and his Letters on a Regicide Peace were works that spoke to my heart. One passage in particular from Letters on a Regicide Peace accurately represents my present stance vis-à-vis the modern world. In the Letters Burke states that he no longer has any official position in the government. He has only his opinion to offer. But it is his heartfelt opinion. From out of the depths, the depths of sorrow, he urges his people not to make peace with the regicide French. So it is with me. I’ve never had a position it the government, but I do speak from the depths: “Do not make peace with these regicide liberals and their allies in the Christian halfway houses. They want to kill God by destroying His image in His people. Look to the mountains. There is not one breath of pure air in this regicide world of modernity, but in the mountains, where He resides, where the true Europeans have always resided, there is honor, there is charity, and there is love. And it is from those European mountains that we will launch our attack on the regicide world of the liberals.” +