Reclaiming Christianity and the Church – Part 1

Recently, I wrote an article about the necessity of maintaining explicit Christianity in Southern Nationalism. This raises some questions about an institution that is integral to Christianity, the Church. Over the next few weeks, I will explore some practical and theological issues that pertain to the relationship between the Church and Southern Nationalism, and how Christianity and the Church can be reclaimed.

Most Southern Nationalists and even those in the broader Alt-Right recognize that the official institutions of Christianity – the various churches and/or denominations – have become utterly eviscerated, emasculated, apostate, and “cucked.” For instance, recently many Southern Nationalists and Alt-Right personalities have waged a campaign against Russell Moore and the Southern Baptist convention using the hashtag #SBC17. The SBC was formerly one of the more conservative leaning protestant bodies and has its historical roots in the rejection of abolitionism in the mid 19th century and Civil Rights in the 1960s. However, in recent years the leadership of the SBC has promulgated open borders, high levels of third-world immigration, acceptance of refugees, toleration and “love” for sodomites and other perverts, and has even gone so far as to support and contribute to the building of a Mosque in New Jersey in the name of “religious liberty.”

The Southern Baptists are not the first Christian body to embrace anti-Christ liberalism, toleration of wickedness, and an undue love for the foreign. The Methodist Church recently appointed a transgender deacon, the bishop of Rome is a Marxist with a soft spot for those who seek to destroy Europe, Episcopal and Anglican churches have embraced much theological and social liberalism over the past few decades, and even conservative “Reformed” Presbyterians are quick to excommunicate any who dare to love their race and seek to preserve and defend it (at least as long as the culprit is white).

This creates a conundrum for Southern Nationalists who are Christians. As a Christian, union with the bride of Christ, the Christian church, is essential and commanded by God. However, most institutional churches are apostate and are practically speaking enemies of our God. Thus, many of our people have opted to leave church altogether, and some have even fled to Eastern Orthodoxy for refuge and a spiritual home that still embraces some traditional Christian values.

However, are these the only two options for maintaining Christianity as individuals and as a nation redeemed by God? Perhaps there is a third option by which our people can remain in a church that is ethnically Southern, has historic roots in our people back to the apostolic era, which will see the Church of God rise from the ashes instead of crumbling into irrelevancy, and by which the Church will be restored to a position of prominence and righteousness in the Southern nation.

There is a third option, and that is to retake the Church for our children, for Dixie, and for our God. Specifically, we must reclaim and restore the Anglican Church in Dixie.

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Undoubtedly, this proposition will be surprising to some. Surely it seems on its face that an organizational body more externally aligned with “social conservatism” such as the Southern Baptist Convention, or a foreign yet traditionalist church such as the Eastern Orthodox would be a better spiritual home for Southern Nationalists who want to restore the Church in Dixie.

However, I think it absolutely clear that the best option, furthermore the moral and righteous option, is to reclaim and restore the Anglican Church in Dixie. A future article will delve into the specifics in further detail and will lay out some of the practical methods of retaking Anglicanism, but below are some of the most important factors at play in this discussion.

1. Southern Nationalism is thinking from being Southern. Our ethnic identity is a heritage of the Lord and influences (or should influence) every factor of our being. We are Southern in our politics, in our art, in our culture, in our language, in our familial relationships, and we must be Southern in our religion. This alone should put foreign Christian traditions off the table, and even though some good Southern Nationalists disagree, that includes Eastern Orthodoxy. This is not because Eastern Orthodoxy is evil or bad, but it is because Eastern Orthodoxy is not Southern. The same goes for the Roman Church, which is ruled by the bishop of Rome and the Vatican. It is intellectual schizophrenia to embrace Southern Nationalism while embracing foreign rule or influence in religion. We need nationalism in politics, nationalism in culture, and nationalism in religion. (N.B. This does not negate the universal nature of the holy, catholic, and apostolic church).

Anglicanism is quite simply the most organic and historic religion of the Southern people. When the cross of Christ was planted in Jamestown in 1607, Dixie was claimed for Christ by the Church of England. Prior to the Southern people inhabiting Dixie, we overwhelmingly came from Great Britain. The Church of England was where our forefathers worshiped since the very  conversion of the British peoples in the 2nd century. Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and the “fighting bishop” himself, Leonidas Polk, were Anglicans. In fact, the very name “Anglican” is ethnic in nature. The Anglican Church is the church of the Anglo-Saxon race. Anglicanism is organic to our people.

2. Individualism, modernity, democracy, and egalitarianism are what got our churches into the mess they are in to begin with. The vast majority of Evangelical denominations have no root in history prior to the 18th or 19th century. At the risk of sounding overly critical, they basically are the product of a group of people thinking that the other churches were wrong about some point of doctrine and democratically “voting” a church into existence. The vast majority of Evangelical denominations and churches have at their root the will of man as the measure of all things. They sway with the winds of change and progress, as they are grounded in little more than the current state of mind of the attendees and ministers. Evangelical authority structures, if you can call them that, are at best petty dictatorships of ministers, cults of personality, or mob rule by the congregation. Southern Nationalism in religion should not embrace the underlying paradigms of the Yankee Republic we so despise, such as individualism, egalitarianism, and will-worship.

As a church that is traditionally comprised of many aristocrats and elites in the South, it is not surprising that the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Dixie today espouses many socially liberal positions. Like the elites today, even in the South, the Episcopal/Anglican Church is quite liberal. However, there is a stark contrast between the Anglican Church and the “conservative” evangelical church. Worship in the Anglican Church is governed by the Book of Common prayer, regulating and limiting the service to traditional and ancient prayers, creeds, confessions, and the reading of the Word of God. This allows for the structure and core of the service to remain quite traditional, even if the beliefs of the priests and ministers are often far to the left of us. To put it simply, the service would not change substantially if a leftist or a Southern Nationalist was priest. In a time of increasing liberalism among our people, a grounded, ancient, liturgical tradition can provide much stability and maintain the flame of our ancient faith, even if it does not burn as brightly as it once did.

3. Southern Nationalism is traditionalist to its core. We believe that the way forward is the way back. A love of history, tradition, and the old paths are some defining marks of the Southern Nationalist. As such, it makes sense that our churches should have the same marks. Swaying with your eyes closed, singing the latest “Contemporary Christian” worship chorus from a projector screen just isn’t our style. We worship the God of mercy and wrath, by whom every thing has its being. He is to be worshiped in awe, majesty, and reverence.

Anglican worship is more viscerally conservative and traditional than any other Protestant tradition. Although it seems counter-intuitive, the service at the majority of Episcopal churches across Dixie is more majestic, reverential, and traditional than the service at a bible-thumping conservative baptist church. When you are worshiping at an Anglican Church, you are worshiping in the same way as our ancestors have for millennia. You are bowing before God and exalting His greatness and glory, even though there are many tares in the wheat.

Conclusion

This article is just intended to be the beginning of this series. I hope it lays some groundwork that will pave the way to Southern Nationalists looking to our people’s past for an answer to the current crisis in Christianity. There will be future articles on this issue that address the practical methods of retaking the Anglican Church in Dixie and that address some more in depth issues related to Christianity, the Church, and Southern Nationalism. Retaking the Church will not be easy, but as a great Southern hero once said, “duty is ours, the results are God’s.”

11 thoughts on “Reclaiming Christianity and the Church – Part 1

  1. Dear Mr. Miller,

    As always I read your articles with great interest.

    Be that as it may – I don’t see how it is possible to ‘reclaim Anglicanism’, when the Anglican church is given over, both here and in Britain, to such apostasy, blasphemy, and heresy.

    As to foreign Christian traditions – all Christian traditions are foreign to The South, or, that is to say, arose not from The South – save for the SBC, which, essentially, was long a Southern White club, for the English-born Anabaptist faith.

    For me, as a Southern Nationalist and a Traditional Tarheel Confederate, there are only two institutions, in the entire West, that I still trust – The Orthodox Church and The League of The South.

    That so, I am loathe to shuck off either of the twain.

    All the best to you, Sir.

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    • Mr. Daniel,
      Thank you for your comment. As to a religion being “foreign” or organic to our people, I did not intend to mean that Anglicanism sprung up from its own root in the physical locale of Dixie. I meant that it is rooted in the same people from which Dixie is descended. Our people were Anglican before Dixie was ever claimed by our people.

      I can appreciate your love for the Orthodox Church, they are truly in much better shape than we are. I have many good SN friends who are Orthodox. I hope to further elucidate the reasons for preferring Anglicanism as a future for SN in future articles. I will especially address the idea of Anglicanism being “too far gone” to save.

      Thanks again for the thoughtful comment, and it is good to see my compatriots in the League reading this article. Perhaps I will see you at the National Conference in a few weeks.

      God Save the South!

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  2. While I can appreciate the traditionalism of Anglicanism I feel it’s theologically wrong\wishy washy on many issues (such as justification by faith alone) It’s like the Pharisees who valued tradition more than doctrine. Don’t get me wrong though, I believe there are born again believers in the Anglican Church but it doesn’t change the doctrinal positions.

    I also don’t think Anglicanism is attractive to most working class southerners (it’s hard enough to get most of them to ben where khakis or a tie to church). I think Reform Baptists, Presbyterianism, or even regular Baptist churches are best

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  3. There is no escaping that Anglicans had an impact on the south but there were others that did also. The Presbyterians had as much influence in NC as Anglicanism. One of the most influential towns in the state was Campbelton which later became Fayetteville. The Methodist as well as the Baptist (brought by the Scotts) had a huge influence Appalachia as well as Catholics in Louisiana. As a Methodist, I know that prior to the civil war the Methodist were the largest denomination in America. Theirs was a huge influence in the central and western VA because the Methodist Circuit Riders would go to those areas the Anglicans would not. GA and SC were hugely Anglican but a huge Catholic influence is found in FL, TX and LA. The traditionalism and hierarchy can also be found in Methodism the 1st cousins of Anglicans as our founder John Wesley was an Anglican priest. The Methodist were never meant to be a separate movement but a reform movement within the Anglican church. After the revolutionary war the Bishop of London made provisions (priest) for the Anglicans in America to form the Episcopal Church in America, because the head of the church of England is the Monarch. Wesley went to the Bishop to make provision for the Methodist sacramentally but he would not due to the fact that most Methodist were patriots. The Bishop forced Wesley’s hand to make provisions himself and he ordained Asbury and Coke sent them from England to head the Methodist church in America.
    Perhaps we should be focusing on regaining the Methodist Church as its creation was a direct result of the American Revolution. As for them appointing a transgender deacon, that is true but not the entire truth. There is a split coming and soon for the United Methodist Church. The UMC as a global church has fought off the ordination of homosexuals and supporting gay marriage, yes there are those that have gone rouge trying to force the issue, but the UMC does not support gay marriage or homosexuality. The split will happen between the 3 camps the centrist, conservative and the liberal. The conservative branch churches are part of the Wesleyan Covenant.
    wesleyancovenant.org

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  4. Excellent article, like many of my closest friends I have had home Bible study for some time but I’ve felt it as a temporary solution at best. I don’t really have a strong opinion as to what is the best long term solution. What I do know is something must be done as the state of the modern church is the same as current state of the modern liberal society that surrounds us.

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  5. I do have another though which I would like to enter. You say, “Southern Nationalism in religion should not embrace the underlying paradigms of the Yankee Republic we so despise, such as individualism, egalitarianism, and will-worship.” To me and many others “Individualism” is a concept which shows our direct relationship to God and not to institutions of man. Never-the-less, considering you oppose this “individualism” I wonder if you acted independently of “the church” or did you get permission from your priest to write and post your article?

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  6. Dear R. G.
    I trust you will welcome the friendly spirit in which the following comments are made. I have read your article about reclaiming the church and find myself compelled to give my reply. I do understand the need people often fill by attending churches which embrace form and ritual. However, it does leave me in a somewhat state of confusion as to why people insist on attending churches that continually show disdain for our racial heritage. It does not matter if they are Episcopal, Methodist, Southern Baptist or some other denomination. The litmus test is centered around race – Christianity and race are inseparable. Considering you brought up the Episcopal church I find it needful to reply which will be in the form of questions. Do you consider the priest of your church to be your spiritual head? Are your children taught to give reverence to the priest? Is the form and liturgy more important than truth? I understand that the priest may not spend much time preaching and instead spends the worship service in various traditional formality, but in this age of massive deceit upon our nation, does it not behoove the priest and pastors of our nation to give due warning? Ezekiel warns the false watchmen who do not give warning and Isaiah calls them dumb dogs. I am aware that some may say, I teach my children at home the truth about race and culture. But I seldom see that work out very well, especially in a situation where they have already demonstrated that the priest or pastor is their spiritual teacher. The Episcopal Church is one of the most gay friendly and race-mixing friendly denominations in the country. They supported (through contributions from local congregations) the African National Congress (ANC) and were responsible for the anti-white government of Joe Slovo and Nelson Mandella seizing power in South Africa and therefore responsible for the genocide of White South Africans. Their world view has not changed. Do you give contributions or tithe to this church? If so, why? If you do, and this applies to EVERYONE who attends or contribute to churches which are anti-White (even if it be by their silence) then you are giving financial aid to our enemies (perhaps not as much as George Soros) but financial support never-the-less.
    Anyway, considering you wrote this article for others to think about, I thought I would do the same. And perhaps an answer will clear up my confusion as to why we should support the Episcopal Church even though they are anti-racist which of course is only a code word for anti-white. I do have another thought which I would like to enter. You say, “Southern Nationalism in religion should not embrace the underlying paradigms of the Yankee Republic we so despise, such as individualism, egalitarianism, and will-worship.” To me and many others “Individualism” is a concept which shows our direct relationship to God and not to institutions of man. Never-the-less, considering you oppose this “individualism” I wonder if you acted independently of “the church” or did you get permission from your priest to write and post your article?I do appreciate the road you have traveled thus far and wish you well.

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  7. Each church is meant by God to be a local-only gatherin. “Church” means “gatherin of folks”, “circle”, “assembly”.

    I’ve heard of local prayer groups shuttin down pornography shops through prayer. I think one of them was in South Carolina. One radio ministry got Peter Jennings to be killed through prayer, but it could also have been done by a local group.

    Here are some arguments in favor of local-only churches’ government:

    https://www.gotquestions.org/church-government.html

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