Last year, Faith and Heritage initiated the first annual Rushdoony Commemoration Day, and this year we continue celebrating this recent tradition with today’s piece dedicated to promoting the work done by the greatest theologian of the twentieth century, R.J. Rushdoony. Last year we discussed RJR’s philosophy of history, and this year we likewise invite you to celebrate this special day with us here at Faith and Heritage by reveling in another one of his ever-relevant teachings.
In light of the United Nations’ recent attacks upon the Trump Administration’s immigration restrictions, and the extraordinary UN withdrawal bill recently submitted to Congress, I thought it appropriate to revisit Rushdoony’s view of the UN for this year’s edition of Rushdoony Commemoration Day.
Any discussion of the United Nations is inevitably a religious discussion, for the principles which that organization embodies are not merely political and economic but also inescapably religious.1
This is because
A man without a god must make unto himself a god. And the order he creates, like God, will be man’s source of salvation. . . . The UN charter’s preamble begins, ‘We the people of the United Nations, determined to save…’ . . . Man needs an agency of certainty and control to meet the world of change and decay, and to give that world meaning . . . that agency he creates is a substitute god.2
That the United Nations is a political body established as a religious outgrowth of Enlightenment humanism, is particularly evident from its acceptance and promotion of the doctrine of salvation by law, which stands in contradistinction to the Christian faith and its doctrine of salvation through the grace of Christ. Its aim of establishing a New World Order through a world law is antithetical to the Lordship of Christ and the establishment of his Kingdom. This can be seen in the Enlightenment social theory tyrannically enforced upon all nations by the UN:
The world problem . . . appears, in this focus, not as a need for regeneration but for reorganization, not as a need for a change in man’s nature but for a change in man’s legal and institutional environment. And this, of course, was the Enlightenment hope. . . . [I]t is a humanistic order, equalitarian and socialistic as well as totalitarian. It is denied that economics or religion are separate law spheres; both are subordinate to politics, to world politics, which must govern to secure “conditions of economic and social progress and development.” Religious differences are denied any validity, for no distinction as to religion is permitted. . . . In the name of defending all cultures, the U.N. is a new humanistic culture aimed at destroying all others by means of the imperialism of world law and a world police.3
This Enlightenment-humanistic faith is completely opposed to true Christianity:
The religion of Antichrist . . . has ancient roots. It goes back to the Tower of Babel: . . . ‘we are all of one flesh and constitute one family. The universal neighborhood of mankind. . . . Our task [is therefore] to recognize and not to discriminate.’ . . . In other words we cannot take a stand for or against [good and evil]. . . . This is the creed of antichrist.4
One of the fundamental principles of the UN’s religion is the denial of the Christian doctrine of creation and original sin. This lies at the heart of the UN’s environmentalist, egalitarian order for salvation, which is at odds with the universal reality of a sovereign Creator-God:
But the presupposition that man can save himself and his society by his own works and law rests not only on the assumption that man’s basic problems are environmental rather than ethical and religious, i.e., due to a fallen nature, but also on the assumption that all human differences are of degree only, and not of kind. Hence they can be remedied or reconciled by man. Man must therefore seek relief, not from God, but from himself magnified into the form of a world-state. Orthodox Christianity, by its insistence on the sovereignty of God in salvation as in all things, cannot give assent to this faith.5
Instead of acknowledging the sovereignty of the Triune God and the reality of his created social order, man is elevated as his own savior – at the cost of all nations and cultures:
The basic premise of all theology, whatever the religion, is the unity of the godhead. . . . [I]n the religion of humanity, the faith of the one world order, man is deified. And because man is deified and personified in this world order, there can be no division and no disunity tolerated in the godhead. . . . [T]his means the unity of mankind is a necessity – there can be no division, no differences, no separation, no discrimination between man and man in this faith. All men must be brought together and made one. . . . The grave sin is disunity. Different races, different churches, different organizations must all be brought together.6
The more men are unified and the the more states lose their identity, and the more people . . . lose all cultural and racial and religious identity, the more they are merged into one homogeneous mass, the closer we will be to realizing that pursuit of union. . . . It is the religion of the UN. . . . The goal is the unity and oneness of man . . . total equality.7
This amounts to a direct and blasphemous assault upon the sovereignty of God and his created order. For this reason many of the evil plans of the UN amount to nothing but miserable failures – failures even in terms of achieving its own goals of establishing world peace, enforcing population control, and attaining global economic equality. Ultimately, UN membership is objectively not in the interest of any nation, whether white or non-white, rich or poor.
One of the primary means the UN uses today to re-create a world according to its religious fantasies is mass immigration (read: invasions of the West):
The purpose [of the UN’s immigration policies] are not economic, for we certainly don’t need immigrants. Its purpose is religious – to unify mankind in terms of this goal of the United Nations.8
The UN is an international institutionalization of the false religion of neo-Babelism. For this reason we, as Alt-Right Christians, must pray for the destruction of the UN. If the US manages to withdraw from this evil globalist organization, it would be a major step towards re-gaining national self-determination, not only for Americans, but, by precedent, for all oppressed nations around the globe.
- Nature of the American System, p. 127 ↩
- “A Religious Dream: The United Nations”, 06:20 ↩
- Nature of the American System, pp. 136-137, 146 ↩
- “Strategy of Subversion”, 57:00 ↩
- Nature of the American System, p. 143 ↩
- “A Religious Dream: The United Nations”, 08:40, 10:30 ↩
- Ibid., 12:00 ↩
- “A Religious Dream: The United Nations”, 31:30 ↩