Why Western Civilisation Cannot be Saved.

Atlas and St. Patrick´s Cathedral at Rockefeller Center. New York City. New York. United States
Atlas and St. Patrick´s Cathedral at Rockefeller Center. New York City. New York. United States

Einstein is alleged to have said, “The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviours and expecting a different outcome.” I think I heard that about various aspects of my life, but that’s another post for another day.

I suggest a similar, even more certain definition: “Insanity is to engage in any behaviour with absolutely certain and guaranteed results, and being surprised at those results.”

So it is, that I think that many Christians in the West are, therefore, insane. (By “the West,” I mean the nations of Europe and former colonies, that all shared a common Christian heritage, faulty as that may have been.)

Do we really believe that God will allow a people, of any tribe, lineage, or heritage, to remain in the land when that people continues to cause the deaths of millions of unborn? Do we not see that the feared Muslim (and in the US, Mexican) immigration is made up largely of people who do not kill their young for the sake of convenience and career advancement? Do we really think that the issues that face us today are those of “Islam vs. Christianity,” when Christianity has not been seriously believed and practised in the invaded lands for decades?

It is insanity to think God is not unleashing His wrath upon our lands. The people who will replace us do not kill their children. We do, and protestations to the contrary aside, for the most part elect leaders who support the carnage.

I know of no Western nation today that has had leadership, in decades who  has encouraged sacrifices necessary for large families. Even so-called conservatives buy into the idea that financial gain supersedes the growth of the family. The leaders, in Western democracies, were placed there by the people, who were supposed to be Christians, but opted for wealth and comfort.

If you examine these passages, you will see that it is complete insanity to think that Western civilisation can be saved. We must reap what is sown [“ Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.” Galatians 6:7 (ESV)].

The West cannot be saved. The West has not the moral or spiritual foundations upon which to resist Isalm. The leaders see only future taxpayers and voters, and, having already dismissed the Triune God of Scripture, have set up the idol of human autonomy. In the face of a strong Islamic worldview, the West is foolish enough to believe that the answers lay in the next election cycle. The places in which we currently place our hope prove our foolish blindness.

The one action that can save civilisation is, however, repentance. But consider the following:

Acts 11:18 18 When they heard these things they fell silent. And they glorified God, saying, “Then to the Gentiles also God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

Acts 5:31 31 God exalted him at his right hand as Leader and Saviour, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins.

Hebrews 12:16–17 16 that no one is sexually immoral or unholy like Esau, who sold his birthright for a single meal. 17 For you know that afterward, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no chance to repent, though he sought it with tears.

Notice that repentance is not an option, but a gift? Esau, presumably, had time to repent, but did not have the opportunity. It was not given him, even though he desired it.

Consider also, that the kind of repentance necessary must be in a scale that matches the scope of the sin. That is, it must be national, from the top down. No leader can be exempt, nor any commoner. Think of Nineveh, in Jonah. Or, think of Nineveh in Nahum.

The repentance that will save Western civilisation will be nothing less than the total repudiation of the Sexual Revolution, of which abortion is a foundation. It must repudiate human autonomy. It must reject and destroy Cultural Marxism in its institutions. For a nation or a civilisation to repent to this degree calls for a gift of God. Some might call it a revolution, but a revolution is too small.

Unless God grants repentance (and I see no signs that He is, at the moment), our civilisation is lost and will be replaced by another.

The Un-Winnable War


“Save yourselves from this crooked generation.” Acts 2:40b (ESV)

The West, that is, Europe, Australia, Canada, and the United States (and allies) are indeed in a war against Islam. Not in a war against ISIS, ISIL, or Al-Qaeda, but the ideology of Islam.

This would be true if Islam were perfectly peaceful. This article is not about violence, terrorism, or the right military response.

This is a war of ideas, and the West is now governed by the notion that its own historically Christian foundations are of little importance, and may be traded away under the guise of multiculturalism. The West is rudderless in a stormy sea.

Philosophical multiculturalism is inherently a weak system, that cannot stand against any other ideology that privileges its own culture. Islam is one such culture. Islam is not founded upon a view of the validity of all cultures, but understands that all values must be based upon its teachings. Even a nominal Christendom was a good defence against Islam; with this removed, only a humanistic centre remains that does not have the moral fibre to defend itself ideologically, let alone militarily.

Islam would not need to be violent in order to win against the West. It only has to remain true to its own ideology, increase its population, and wait. As Mark Steyn pointed out, “The future belongs to those who show up.” The multicultural West has abandoned reproduction and family life in favour of personal happiness, wealth, and fulfilment.

The West has also replaced a cherished multiculturalism for a philosophical multiculturalism. In the former, many aspects of a different culture are appreciated and even adopted, but are not seen as competing as an ultimate value. Philosophical multiculturalism denies that ultimate values exist.

The culture that possesses the idea of an ultimate, immovable value system will always defeat the one that believes that no such ultimate system exists.

Christians, if they be Christian at all (and many do not think consistently as Christians), must reject multiculturalism, as it is a denial of the final truth as revealed in Scripture.

But many Christians live in a society that is philosophically multicultural. Thus, the short Bible verse at the beginning of the post. The only Christian option right now is to trust wholly in the God who does not change, the God who has revealed Himself in His Son, Jesus Christ. Unless the hearts and minds of the people of the West, and therefore their leaders, are captured by the Gospel, Western Christians will live under the dominion of Islam.

The West has projected its multicultural wishes upon an ideology (Islam) that violently rejects it. By definition, philosophical multiculturalism cannot judge other cultures as false, and are left ideologically defenceless against Islam; and when a nation, or group of nations is ideologically bankrupt, the will to fight militarily is diminished below a winnable strength.

God is greater than Islam, and will always save His people, even if through fire and sword. Islam, if it is to be defeated at all, must be defeated by the Gospel.

The Spirit of Christ in the Christian


“1. The Christian indeed, hath not only reason for his religion, but also hath an inward, continual principle, even the Spirit of Christ, which is as a new nature, inclining and enlivening him to a holy life; whereby he mindeth and savoureth the things of the Spirit. Not that his nature doth work blindly, as nature doth in the irrational creatures; but at least it much imitateth nature as it is found in rational creatures, where the inclination is necessary, but the operations free, and subject to reason. It is a spiritual appetite in the rational appetite, even the will, and a spiritual, visive disposition in the understanding. Not a faculty in a faculty; but the right disposition of the faculties to their highest objects, to which they are by corruption made unsuitable. So that it is neither a proper power in the natural sense, nor a mere act, but nearest to the nature of a seminal disposition or habit. It is the health and rectitude of the faculties of the soul. Even as nature hath made the understanding disposed to truth in general, and the will disposed or inclined to good in general, and to self-preservation and felicity in particular; so the Spirit of Christ doth dispose the understanding to spiritual truth, to know God and the matters of salvation, and doth incline the will to God and holiness, not blindly, as they are unknown, but to love and serve a known God. So that whether this be properly or only analogically called a nature, or rather should be called a habit, I determine not; but certainly it is a fixed disposition and inclination, which Scripture calleth the “Divine nature” (2 Pet. 1:4.), and “the seed of God abiding in us;” 1 John 3:9. But most usually it is called the Spirit of God, or of Christ in us. “If any man have not the Spirit of Christ, the same is none of his;” Rom. 8:9. “By one p 388 Spirit we are all baptized into one body;” 1 Cor. 12:13. Therefore, we are said “to be in the Spirit, and walk after the Spirit, and by the Spirit to mortify the deeds of the body;” Rom. 8:1. 9. 13. And it is called, “the Spirit of the Son, and the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father;” or are inclined to God, as children to their father; and the “Spirit of grace and supplication;” Rom. 8:15. 23. 26. Gal. 4:6. 5:17, 18. Eph. 2:18. 22, 4:3, 4. Phil. 1:27. 2:1. Zech. 12:10. From this Spirit, and the fruits of it, we are called new creatures, and quickened, and made alive to God; 2 Cor. 5:17. Eph. 2:15. Rom. 6:11. 13. It is a great controversy, whether this holy disposition and inclination was natural to Adam or not, and consequently, whether it be a restored nature in us, or not. It was so natural to him as health is natural to the body, but not so natural as to be a necessitating principle, nor so as to be inseparable and unlosable.

2. This same Spirit and holy inclination is in the weakest Christian also, but in a small degree, and remissly operating, so as that the fleshly inclination oft seemeth to be the stronger, when he judgeth by its passionate strugglings within him. Though, indeed, the Spirit of life doth not only strive, but conquer in the main, even in the weakest Christians; Rom. 8:9. Gal. 5:17–21.

3. The seeming Christian hath only the ineffectual motions of the Spirit to a holy life, and effectual motions, and inward dispositions to some common duties of religion. And from these, with the natural principles of self-love and common honesty, with the outward persuasions of company and advantages, his religion is maintained, without the regeneration of the Spirit; John 3:6
Richard Baxter and William Orme, The Practical Works of the Rev. Richard Baxter, vol. 8 (London: James Duncan, 1830).
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