Protestant Nationalism Proffered
The modern Western political model, especially exemplified and advanced by the USA from Washington, DC, is properly coming into disrepute at home and abroad. It is a modern Babel in process of crumbling. In such a time as this, people are looking for a model to replace it, and I would proffer Protestant nationalism. By “Protestant” I mean the Biblical Christianity following the tenets of the Protestant Reformation which found its consummate expression in the Westminster Standards of historic Presbyterianism. Among its chief tenets are the sole infallible authority of the Bible (God’s written word to mankind) for post-Apostolic times of world history and salvation by grace alone through faith alone, with human works serving as the fruit of salvation but in no way its basis. By “nationalism” I mean the ideology that seeks the political self-governance and well-being for one’s own people group. Under a Biblical Protestant framework, the people groups of the world are understood to originate from the national families descending from Shem, Ham, and Japheth. The divine prophecies in scripture concerning Shem, Ham and Japheth and their respective national families have abiding impact down through history and even to this day. Chief among the impacts was how the Lord Jesus Christ was born out of a Semitic nation and how that Semitic nation brought the true religion to the national families of the world. Other impacts are consequential to a proper understanding of the people groups of the world and their relations with one another. Protestant nationalism seeks a Biblically organized world order that respects the national sovereignty of the people groups of the world and whose chief end is “to glorify God and enjoy Him forever”.
The Roman Catholic Papacy is inimical to Protestant nationalism, and it should be no surprise that Popes throughout history have sought to undermine it. The Westminster Confession aptly propounds: “Infidelity, or difference in religion, doth not make void the magistrates’ just and legal authority, nor free the people from their due obedience to them, (1Pe 2:13-14, 16): from which ecclesiastical persons are not exempted, (Rom 13:1; 1Ki 2:35; Act 25:9-11; 2Pe 2:1-11; Jud 8-11); much less hath the Pope any power and jurisdiction over them in their dominions, or over any of their people; and, least of all, to deprive them of their dominions, or lives, if he shall judge them to be heretics, or upon any other pretence whatsoever, (2Th 2:4; Rev 13:15-17).” This has been manifested in recent times, for example, by how the Vatican has been a leading proponent of the United Nation’s effort via the ‘Global Compact on Migration’ to make migration a human right, as documented in this article . The Heritage Foundation has an online article explaining how this undermines national sovereignty.
The book Protestant Nationalism Proffered is now available free online, as well as in paperback format at Amazon. It builds upon arguments in the book Not To Be Ignored: Rev. Wilhelmus a Brakel’s Commentary on Revelation- An English Translation, showing how God has decreed that these Protestant nationalist aspirations will come to fruition. It also has a Facebook Page in order over time to make the public more aware of it. There is also a Protestant Nationalism Facebook Group to discuss the topic with the public. And there is a brief article showing how the Westminster Standards and the Three Forms of Unity, important historical reformed Christian confessions, support Protestant nationalism.