Fall is upon us, and we have attained the 500th anniversary of the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. While watching part of the great 1953 film, Martin Luther, with my children the other day, I was reminded of the important role that Jan Hus played in laying the groundwork for Luther’s work. We are at a point in modern Christian history in which we have seen the groundwork laid for another reformation.
As any reader of Faith and Heritage will know, the Protestant world is in a world of hurt. Across the board, its denominations are led either by out-and-out heretics who worship false gods and tout depravity as the height of human ethics, or are led by misguided, blind men who once held the line against such heresies and depravity but have given way to the Marxist enemy on many fronts, including race.
As in Luther’s day, when accusations of being a follower of Jan Hus were synonymous with accusations of heresy (and death by burning at the stake), today Christians live in fear of being labeled racist, anti-Semitic, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, and transphobic.
It was in such a situation that Luther exposed the unbiblical and anti-German nature of papal indulgences. He stood up for what the Bible clearly taught in the hopes of defending his beloved Roman Catholic Church from error, and to defend his fellow Germans from exploitation at the hands of the pope’s hirelings. Luther was essentially a patriot and a lover of the Church. He did not realize at the time how far down the rabbit hole he would have to go in order to follow through in his defense of the Gospel, the Church, and his people.
Nonetheless, that is exactly where Luther’s defense of them had to take him. He had to see that the rot emanating from Rome originated with the Pope himself. He had to let go of his wishful thinking that he and his fellow Germans could coexist with Italian bishops keen to take the Germans’ money and lord spiritual authority over them. Luther went through a painful red-pilling. He had to come to grips with the fact that some of the things he loved most in life were hopelessly lost. He was willing to do it, however, for the sake of the truth of the Gospel, and for the sake of his fellow Germans and fellow Christians.
Do we not have men who also love their fellow countrymen in our day and age? Are our churches completely devoid of men who love the truth of the Gospel? In the hollers and neighborhoods of America, is there even one man who is willing to part with pretty lies in order to defend the Gospel, the Church, and his people no matter what?
Doubtless there are many such men reading this right now, and many more who will in the years to come. When truth, common sense, and justice converge to convict even the most obtuse of us that something is wrong with a situation, it doesn’t take dissertations or lengthy academic programs to convince such men to say so. They know it in their hearts the same way that the simple Gospel truth convicted the masses reading the 95 Theses that papal indulgences were a crime against God and His people.
We pro-white Christians alive today live just on the dawn of another great reformation. Whereas Hus was Luther’s forerunner in exposing the unbiblical and immoral practices of the medieval Roman Church, forerunners have gone before us to lay the groundwork for a reformation with respect to the unbiblical, immoral doctrines and practices of the churches in the West today. The forerunners to whom we can look are the prominent racially-aware theologians of yesteryear, stretching centuries away to the Reformers and coming as near our day as Bob Jones, Sr.
Huge swaths of white America numbering in the tens if not hundreds of millions acknowledge that something is very rotten in America. They know that they are disadvantaged simply because of their race. They know that their sons and brothers will suffer simply because they are men. They know that their country is dying before their eyes, and feel helpless to do anything about it. Like the Christians living in Luther’s day before the dawn of the Reformation, they are trapped in guilt and locked in a false dilemma between sacrificing their remaining wealth, power, and safety for supposedly unforgiven sins — or being counted unworthy to share in God’s gracious presence.
We need a new reformation, and the battle lines for it have already been drawn for us. They already have prepared the bonfires to burn us as racist Hussites. The people already languish in spiritual misery, divorced from the grace given to them as people with an identity, and trapped in perpetual shame for their mere existence. The Johann Tetzels bombard them with demands for new payments for indulgences, and threats of unending torment if they refuse.
What is left to us but to defend the Gospel in love for Christ, His Church, and our people?