IDENTITARIAN COMMENTARY ON GALATIONS
We should have little faith in men. As Christians, our respect for others should be filtered through our relationship with God. Only God can rescue us from this evil age. We are tools in his plan, but we cannot rescue ourselves. The liberal order, established in the modern age, was the creation of humanists and deists. Western man’s fall began with the delusion that man could direct his own steps. Only when we accept God’s rule will our identities become certain.
“As we have already said, so now I say again; if anybody is preaching to you a gospel other than what you accepted, let him be eternally condemned.” (1:9)
The Cultural Marxist liberal left of Christian theology is preaching an innovated gospel. The Bible does not teach Christians to hate our ethnic kin and destroy our race and nation to atone for the “sin” of white racism. Homosexual “marriage” is a violation of God given sexual identity. Human equality is an abomination when it leads woman to usurp the authority of men. Modern Leftist theologians have warped Christianity into a branch of liberalism.
Paul wasn’t afraid to attack his enemies by threatening them with Hell fire. Paul wasn’t “nice” to those who spread damaging lies.
“Am I now trying to win the opinion of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of God.” (1:10)
Liberalism, the worship of equality and liberty, is the way of men. It’s popular to say that “all men are created equal” and tolerate the moral abominations of our society by allowing men to freely do as they please even when it contradicts God’s design for people and nations.
Racial equality is popular but false. Racial reality is hated but true. God demands the truth. If our identity is established by God our actions will be firmly rooted. God’s approval is worth more than that of billions of men. Truth is not decided by majority vote.
“God, who set me apart from birth and called me by his grace, was pleased to reveal his son in me so that I might preach him among the Gentiles,” (1:15)
God does not create humans to equal one another, nor does he give them equal opportunity. Some men are destined to specific tasks before they’re born. Some people are “set apart” before their lives begin.
“I saw none of the other apostles – only James, the Lord’s brother.” (1:19)
Jesus’ kin played a crucial role in the early years of the church. Often, spiritual energy runs through specific families.
“Yet not even Titus, who was with me, was compelled to be circumcised, even though he was a Greek.” (2:3)
Early Christians protected the unique ethnic and racial identities of those who converted by allowing them to forgo Jewish customs. Titus was Greek, and he was not obliged to become a proselyte to enter the fellowship of saints.
If the early Christians had wanted to abolish racial identity differences, a biological impossibility, they might have tried by enforcing the same customs on everyone. They chose not to. They instructed Paul to offer sacrifices and keep the Jewish customs in Acts while simultaneously allowing Titus to go uncircumcised because he was Greek.
“I had been entrusted with the task of preaching the gospel to the Gentiles, just as Peter had been to the Jews. For God, who was at work in the ministry of Peter as an apostle to the Jews, was also at work in my ministry as an apostle to the Gentiles.” (2:7-8) “They [Jerusalem apostles] agreed that we should go the Gentiles, and they to the Jews.” (2:9)
God uses racial identity to discriminate between groups. If ethnic and racial identity was eliminated in Christ, why did the apostles divide their ministries based on the race of those they preached to? God ethnically discriminated between groups by sending certain men to certain ethnos.
This discrimination was also found in Jesus’ life. Jesus was sent to the “lost sheep of the House of Israel.” Jesus’ entire ministry took place within his ethnic lands, and he stated on multiple occasions that he was sent to his own people first (Matthew 15:24).
“I said to Peter in front of them all, “You are a Jew, yet you live like a Gentile and not like a Jew. How is it, then, that you force the Gentiles to follow Jewish customs? We who are Jews by birth and not ‘Gentile sinners’ know that a man is not justified by observing the laws.” (2:14-16)
Paul asserted that Peter was a Jew. Paul proclaimed Peter to have a distinct ethnic identity. Peter had not lost his Jewish ethnic identity when he became a Christian. In the same way, whites do not lose our ability to identify as white when we become Christians. Christianity does not destroy our white identity, nor does it remove our inheritance at biological birth. Peter could “live like a Gentile,” but he could not renounce or disown his ethnic identity. Peter was a Jew by birth, and we are white by birth.
Paul’s condemnation of Peter was meant to defend Gentile ethnic identity from imperialistic Jewish practices. Paul was defending the ability of the Gentiles to retain their unique ethnic identity instead of adopting the identity of a foreign people (the Jews). Paul was against ethnic universalization. Paul saw “skin color,” and so should we.
“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” (2:20)
When we became Christians, we swore an oath of fealty to our Lord. Our life belongs to him. We are not equal partners in an egalitarian venture; we are servants of God living out his purposes on this earth. We are lucky to serve a Lord who loves us deeply.
“You foolish Galatians! Who has bewitched you?” (3:1)
Paul used strong, even insulting, language to establish his point. We should not shrink from harshly proclaiming the truth.
“After beginning with the Spirit, are you now trying to attain your goal by human effort?” (3:3)
The white race is a powerful and innovative people, but we should not rely upon ourselves for salvation (spiritual or physical). We must submit to God’s authority and trust him to guide us and give us strength to defeat our enemies. God can do infinitely more than we ask of him.
“All nations will be blessed through you [Abraham].” (3:8)
Paul acknowledged the plurality of ethnos when referring to the ancient Abrahamic prophesy. Christianity does not destroy ethnic identity, it adds to it. All nations can be Christian. All nations will be included within Christ. For this to be possible, all nations must continue to exist.
This might seem to be contradicted by Galatians 3:16, but verse 16 is about individuals rather than nations, and does not contradict my interpretation of 3:8 (in my opinion).
“You are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” (3:28)
Galatians 3:28 is the most important proof text cited by racial egalitarians, feminists, homosexuals, abolitionists, Cultural Marxists, liberals, and other leftist ideologues.
Allegedly, this verse means Christians should ignore racial, gender, and socio-economic status and fight for everyone to be equal and free. There are so many errors in this interpretation it is difficult to discuss them all; I will list three.
Firstly, it is obviously genetically impossible for the distinction between males and females to be eliminated. It is also genetically impossible for racial differences to be eliminated. No male has magically turned into a female, and no black person has magically turned into a white person. It is completely absurd to read this verse literally.
Secondly, the Liberal theologians never explain how their interpretation can be reconciled with the rest of Galatians and Paul’s epistles. In the chapter prior to this, Paul wrote that God apportioned missionaries according to ethnicity (Jews and Gentiles), and very blatantly asserted Peter were ethnically Jewish. Did Paul contradict himself within the course of two chapters? In other places, Paul wrote that women should not be allowed authority over men, and that they should submit to their husbands. Paul also wrote that Christian slaves should obey their Christian masters. If the liberals are right in their interpretation, we must conclude Paul was a very confused man. Obviously, this is ridiculous.
Thirdly, the implication of the Liberal interpretation is that Christians should fight for the ideal of equality even when it can’t exist in the present. This is best represented by their claim that slavery was a necessary evil that God tolerated until Christians could abolish it. By this logic, Christians should be at the forefront of the transgender movement to abolish the gender dichotomy. Personally, I have no plans to encourage children to self mutilate their genitalia or inject themselves with sex hormones. Transgenderism is obviously sick and unnatural; it is rebellion against God’s creation. Likewise, any desire to abolish racial identity is also sick and unnatural.
“Abraham had two sons, one by the slave woman and the other by the free woman… One covenant is from Mount Sinai and bears children who are to be slaves: this is Hagar… But the Jerusalem that is above is free, and she is our mother.” (4:22-26) “we are not children of the slave women, but of the free woman.” (4:31)
God does not necessarily favor the oppressed over the privileged. In the case of Abraham’s sons, God chose the privileged free wife’s offspring over that of the slave woman. Liberation theology, and other Marxist inspired Biblical interpretations, often claim the oppressed are inherently more blessed or holy than the privileged, but this is contradicted by many biblical stories. God is no respecter of persons.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” (5:1)
The freedom we possess is not liberal freedom. We are not set free from morality or obligations. The slavery we fear is not physical slavery. Our generation’s war is a spiritual war. The slavery Paul condemned is a slavery of the soul. The freedom he praised is spiritual freedom. These are the terms in which we should think, not the crude forms of material Marxist “oppression” and “privilege.”
“if you let yourselves be circumcised, Christ will be of no value to you at all.” (5:2)
Paul strongly condemned any Christian’s attempt to betray his ethnic identity and become a Jew. In a way, Christ died to protect Gentile identity.
“As for those agitators, I wish they would go the whole way and emasculate themselves!” (5:12)
Paul hoped his enemies would cut off their genitals if they were going to keep preaching circumcision among the Gentiles. Harsh and violent words from an apostle. Christianity does not demand politically correct sanitized speech. We have the freedom in Christ to insult our enemies and harshly condemn them.
“The entire law is summed up in a single command: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’” (5:14)
Our socio-political activism should be inspired by love for our people. We should not fight for personal glory or wealth. We should protect our neighbors from the destructive forces of anti-white hatred, violent minorities, and corrupting moral influences. White people must love their ethnic group.
It should be noted that Third World refugees are not our neighbors. We have few obligations towards those we neither know nor have a relationship with. Liberals have corrupted “love” into their favored political position. Morality is increasingly politicized as our society becomes more godless.
“The acts of the sinful nature are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity, and debauchery; idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions, and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like.” (5:19-21)
On some level, sin is obvious. White Christians don’t need Liberal professors or Leftist theologians to dissect “white privilege” and reveal hidden sin in our lives masked my a racist subconscious. The sins Paul listed are things we clearly understand to be sins. They are things functional healthy society finds repulsive. No normal person is going to think discord or drunkenness are things to be encouraged. Few people want to feel envy or have fits of rage. Christian morality is not complicated. The “sins” of in-group bias and loving your own race are modern contrivances.
Unsurprisingly, the same groups harshly condemning Christians for “racism” are those advocating more relaxed attitudes towards homosexuality and divorce (sexual impurity).
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.” (5:22-23)
Effeminate modern Christians say we need to be “nice” and “gentle” and politically correct to avoid offending people, but Paul obviously used the words in a different way. He told Christians to be nice right after wishing castration on his Jewish enemies.
“Each one should test his own actions. Then he can take pride in himself, without comparing himself to somebody else, for each one should carry his own load.” (6:4-5)
Christians should not be self-hating weaklings destroyed by our sin. We should work to improve our spiritual condition and take pride in ourselves as children of God as we strive to walk in the light.
“Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.” (6:10)
Paul advocated a bias towards the in-group. We should do good first, or especially, to those who are part of our religious in-group. The family of believers takes precedence over strangers. Christians have a hierarchy of obligations. In the same way, we should exhibit preference for those who are part of our racial in-group because God made them a part of our extended genetic family.
“Neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything; what counts is a new creation. Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.” (6:15-46)
The Jews ceased to be privileged over the Gentiles under the New Covenant. Formally, the Jews had been favored by God for their ethnic identity, but under Christ, God pivoted away from the Jews. Today, God looks at the spiritual conditions of nations and people.