Rand Paul Represents the GOP Vision of an America That Was Never Meant to Be
Thus we get David Lane, who is working closely with Rand Paul to attract Evangelical voters to the GOP, asking on World Net Daily yesterday, “Where are the champions of Christ to save the nation from the pagan onslaught imposing homosexual marriage…?”
This claim to God’s will must of necessity be suspect, given how many different Republicans God told to run for the office of president. Certainly, God should be able to make up his mind. He must, being God, know who is going to win. Why tell those you know are destined to lose to run anyway?
The copout is, we can never know god’s will, but then how can we know what God wants at any point? Interestingly and significantly, we only know God’s will with a certainty when it aligns with what Republicans want to do anyway.
Thus we find Lane citing Peter J. Leithart’s “Between Babel and the Beast,” which, he says, “frames properly the battle facing America.”
Making my point for me, he equates “Americanism” with Christian orthodoxy”:
Throughout Scripture, the only power that can overcome the seemingly invincible omnipotence of a Babel or a Beast is the power of martyrdom, the power of the witness to King Jesus to the point of loss and death. American Christianity has not done a good job of producing martyrs, and that is because we have done such an outstanding job of nurturing Americanists who regret that they have only one life to give for their country. Americanists cannot break Babelic or bestial power because they cannot distinguish heretical Americanism from Christian orthodoxy. Until we do, America will lurch along the path that leads from Babel to Beast. If America is to be put in its place - put right - Christians must risk martyrdom and force Babel to the crux where it has to decide either to acknowledge Jesus an imperator and the church as God’s imperium or to begin drinking holy blood.