In an earlier article I began a look at Al Mohler’s diatribe from Berlin. Mohler’s article was a judgmental homily written after Charlottesville. In it, he cast aspersions on every white person who doesn’t want to see his or her nation given away to strangers. Mohler equated us with people who, in his mind, are synonymous with anti-Christian morality. Mohler went further and flatly stated that we pro-white advocates are outside of salvation and doomed to eternal torment.
The question I’d like to explore in this piece is, what is the logical and scriptural basis for this anathema? Whom exactly is Al Mohler tossing into the lake of fire in his article when he decries the Alt Right as a bunch of Christless heretics?
In a nutshell, Mohler doesn’t know who or what he’s talking about.
Let’s look at the key passages in which Mohler writes,
We must see claims of racial superiority–and mainly that means claims of white superiority–as heresy. That is not a word we use casually. Heresy leads to a denial of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the eclipse of the living God as revealed in the Bible. A claim of white superiority is not merely wrong, and not merely deadly. It is a denial of the glory of God in creating humanity—every single human being–in his own image. It is a rejection of God’s glory in creating a humanity of different skin pigmentation. It is a misconstrual of God’s judgment and glory in creating different ethnicities.
Most urgently, it is a rejection of the gospel of Christ–the great good news of God’s saving purpose in the atonement accomplished by Christ. A claim of racial superiority denies our common humanity, our common sinfulness, our common salvation through faith in Christ, and God’s purpose to create a common new humanity in Christ.
You cannot preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and hold to any notion of racial superiority. It is impossible…
America has yet to deal with the lessons of our own history. We have never been utterly conquered so that we had to. The lessons of slavery and Jim Crow segregation–all predicated on claims of white supremacy–have yet to be fully learned or even fully acknowledged. Our walls are not made of concrete and barbed wire, but they remain walls. Our churches have sometimes defended those walls, to our everlasting shame.
American Christians are fully accountable to the lessons of history, and we have our own hard reckoning to do. But we are far more accountable to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In Ephesians 2:13-15, Paul tells us: “But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace.”
Paul does not merely admit this to be true–that God is creating “one new man” as a new humanity in Christ–he celebrates this truth as central to Christ’s gospel. If we do not celebrate this truth, we have not tasted the salvation accomplished by Christ.
Seen from Berlin, the news from Charlottesville is alarming. Seen as a Christian, the images are heartbreaking. The ideology of racial superiority is an evil anti-gospel that leads to eternal death.
There are a few key concepts I’d like to dissect. One — What do the terms “racial superiority” and “white superiority” mean? Two — What is Mohler’s definition of humanity, and why does he link it to one’s status as orthodox believer or heretic? Three — How does Mohler apply this hermeneutic to America? In this article we’ll look at question one.
Mohler’s use of the terms “racial superiority” and “white superiority” is novel as far as I know. I have heard the ADL and $PLC-trademarked term “supremacist” many times, but “superiority” is a new one. Is Mohler trying to avoid infringing on the Jews’ copyrights? Or perhaps trying to nuance his view as distinct from theirs, and in a more expansive sense? The term “superiority” implies a belief in distinctions between lesser and greater categories of an object. We could speak of “superior” name brand eggs and cheese as opposed to “inferior” generic brand eggs and cheese, for example. Is this immoral? Hardly. I doubt that Mohler would want to apply that ludicrous definition to his. What, though, is he talking about? Is he saying that it’s immoral to say that the races are unequal in terms of their capabilities, numbers, aptitudes, etc? Would he say that a Journal of Blacks in Higher Education article saying that whites and Asians score better than black and Latinos on the SAT is immoral and dooms one to hellfire? Or what about its reverse: Does Mohler damn the millions of people who believe that blacks are inherently better at sports than whites? (Links here and here and here. I myself don’t subscribe to this theory.) Probably not, since Mohler himself likely assumes it to be true, just as the respondents in Craig Bodeker’s excellent documentary, A Conversation About Race, did when polled. (Watch it here, download it here.)
If we give Mohler the benefit of the doubt, we could cut right to the heart of the matter and say he’s probably opposed to those who actually harm others in violation of the Sixth Commandment. That’s been one of the key elements to the $PLC-lugenpresse narrative about “white supremacists” for decades: bad people who hurt good people. This would make sense of why Mohler conflated the Holocaust myth with Heather Heyer. If we assumed with Mohler that the Holocaust is exactly what Steven Spielberg wants you to think it was, and if we assumed with Mohler that the lying liberal press told the complete truth about what happened in Charlottesville, then him identifying those whom Spielberg called bad guys in the 1940s and those whom the MSM called bad guys in 2017 would make sense.
If only it was all that simple, Al. Living as a blue-pilled guy is kinda nice in its simplicity. All you have to do is grovel when they say to grovel, and go about your business. No mess, no fuss.
However, if the Holocaust myth is just that — a myth concocted as Zionist, anti-German wartime propaganda in not one but two world wars, or at least a politically-motivated myth built on far smaller numbers — then that half of your axis of evil falls apart. If the MSM lied about what happened at Charlottesville — as photographic evidence indicates and as reported by Heyer’s own mother, after whose statement the lugenpresse stopped talking about Heyer — then the other half of it falls apart. What do you have left? Two failed theories to explain why the world is the way that it is. And when those theories encompass much of your worldview, as it does for Mohler and his cuckservative friends, that is a very unnerving thought.
We have to feel compassion for the blue-pilled when they begin to question the medicine they’ve been taking for all these years. The key, though, is that the blue-pilled need to take the red pill and live as free men and women in Christ instead of globalist, Zionist lackeys.
This is true for all people, and not just limited to whites. Ethnonationalism for all is our position, which makes Mohler’s equation even more of a failure. Contrary to the liberal press’s narrative, we pro-white, Alt Right, kinist dissidents aren’t motivated by hate, but by love. We are motivated to love, protect, and win respect for our own. Doing so does not motivate us to alienate others or deride them. When we confront or fight others, it is out of self-defense. If we had our way, though, the whole world would be filled with peoples able to exercise their natural right to self-determination, governing their own nations for the benefit of their own peoples, with peaceful relations with the other peoples of the Earth. That is our desire. We want America for the Americans, Mexico for the Mexicans, Egypt for the Egyptians, and so on. If that’s “supremacism” or “superiority,” then those terms mean nothing but are just smear words designed to scare people away from the truth. Unfortunately Al, you apparently don’t know what we actually are about.
Mohler’s failure to understand what the Alt Right is about extends to his failure to properly apply the biblical teaching on race relations, vis-a-vis the Gospel reconciliation of Jew and Gentile through the Cross, to past history or current events. In a future article, we’ll examine what key passages such as Ephesians 2:14 and Galatians 3:28 are actually about, and why the interpretation of those passages embraced by Mohler is anti-biblical, anti-Protestant, and anti-American.
Editor’s Note: F&H takes no official position on the extent of Jewish genocide in WWII, and all authors speak for themselves on this issue. We believe that open debate should be allowed and explicitly disavow the religious doctrines of the Nazi Party, a subject we have covered before. The most important point of this column is the practical doctrinal significance of Jewish persecution in our society’s secular religion and the utilization of this narrative to subvert white interests.