Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Roots of WARSKYL, 9

Continued from "The Roots of WARSKYL, 8"

Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, into a mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And when they saw him, they worshipped him: but some doubted. And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen. (Mat 28:16-20)

Our Lord commissioned the Church to bring the whole earth under His dominion. I have previously mentioned that I see WARSKYL as my contribution to one small part of that mission.

The Bible contains much explicit and implicit teaching about violence, self-defense and combat. Large segments of the Church have misunderstood and misapplied those teachings, so that I intend WARSKYL to serve as a corrective to those false teachings.

I have placed WARSKYL in the open marketplace of ideas to encourage and edify Christians of all nations and as a witness to unbelievers that the Word of God speaks to every area of life and challenges every world culture. Every day the search engines bring people to this blog who may have never thought of self-defense as a valid, Biblical concept.

Over the past 30 days, visits from foreign countries include:
  • 13 from Brazil
  • 1 from Indonesia
  • 8 from India
  • 6 from the Philippines
  • 1 each from Turkey, Lebanon, Kenya and New Zealand
There are also visitors from various European nations, as well, but take a look at the ones I've listed. They are predominantly non-white and in several of these nations Christians live at risk of attack from their non-Christian neighbors. Past visitors have come from China, Southeast Asia and various nations of Africa and the Middle East.

I don't know how many of these visitors are Christians looking for answers, nor in what way this blog may have helped. I have prayed that WARSKYL will be used for Christ's kingdom, and I try to remember in prayer daily my persecuted brothers and sisters around the world.

That's why I could not let some of the race-related comments posted here recently go unchallenged. The impression that such comments make on my brothers and sisters of other nations, races and cultures could turn them away from this ministry, and I do not want that to happen.

For most Americans, the concept of dying for the faith is still academic. Our non-Christian neighbors do not form gangs to raid & burn down our houses and churches just because we trust in Christ.

That day certainly seems to be coming, here, but it has not yet fully arrived. When it does come, it will matter little whether the helping hand your Christian Martialist brother extends to you is white, black, olive or brown.

Therefore, I want all my readers to understand that this ministry promotes Christian Martialism among all Christ's people, redeemed out of every nation, race and culture.

Beyond the limited application of Scripture to the area of Christian Martialism, I also intend WARSKYL to serve as an example of how to apply the principles laid down in my book Christian Methodology. My book shows how Scripture subdues every area of thought & life as part of the sanctification process. Once you know the process, you can cooperate with it to more fully bring your worldview under the dominion of Christ.

6 comments:

Randall Gerard said...

Brother, I am confused by this sentence:

'That's why I could not let some of the race-related comments posted here recently go unchallenged.'

What exactly have I said that might offend brothers and sisters in Christ from other nations? And, has it occurred to you that perhaps some of these foriegn brethren might believe as I do with regard to interracial marriage?

The great commission does indeed tell us to teach all nations (note the plural) about Jesus. It does not tell us to amalgamate all these converts into ONE christian nation.

The Warrior said...

All I can really say is, one big, hearty AMEN!

JBS said...
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Gravelbelly said...

Randall,

I hope you filled your freezer with elk.

Your comment took me totally by surprise. And it caught me, because I am very sure that you are absolutely sincere in that you do not know what you have said that might be offensive.

Here are the main offenses, from my point of view:

1) Repeated assertions that because of their biology, blacks are inherently more violent than whites.
2) The assertion that because I am white I should honor & prefer pagan, antichristian, violent cultures (like the vikings) over non-white Christian cultures (like pre-Islamic North Africa).

I know that you cannot understand what might be offensive about these statements, which is what makes this so hard, because if you can't see it, I don't think I know how to explain it to you.

Gravelbelly said...

JBS:

I received your comment. If you will email me (gravelbelly@gmail.com) I will send you some material I have written on the subject.

I put the same message on your blog, to make sure you receive it.

Randall Gerard said...

Gravelbelly,

I'm not surprised that you can't tell me what's so offensive about my views. But thanks for not labeling me with the dreaded 'R' word.

So, let me sum up. It is offensive to say negative things about black people, no matter how true they are. In 2005, according to the DOJ, black men raped 37,000 white women, and white men raped 10black women. But it's hateful and bigoted to say that out loud and in public. Got it.

By the same token, it is wrong to say anything nice about a white culture. We must always accentuate the violent, pagan past of our white fore-fathers and never say anything complimentary about them. It doesn't matter that every race on the planet has a violent past, we must never stress the good things and accomplishments our fathers have done. We shouldn't take the 5th commandment at face value. Got it.

For more on your blatant racial double standard see Craig Bodecker's 'Conversation about Race' on youtube. In less then an hour, you can get a fuller, more reasoned description of the angst I have just displayed. I just don't have the patience today to deal with your blind-spots in great detail.

But you're still welcome anytime at my place for elk steak and porter.