The Ongoing War
THE NEGLECTED ASPECT OF
THE ONGOING WAR
31 March 2013
By Al Benson Jr.
Man is a spiritual being. He must worship some sort of god! He must possess some sort of theology--even if he chooses not to call it that or is incapable of recognizing it as such. A man's most deeply held beliefs constitute his theology! Men may openly brag about being atheists or non-Christians, but their very denial of God constitutes an anti-Christian religious belief. This being the case, all of man's activities constitute some sort of religious belief. War is no different, and the War for Southern Independence was and is no different. Then men that fought in that war, on both sides, had different visions--different religious visions of what the country should look like.
Although there were many Christians in the North, those in positions of power and influence, by 1860, had a totally different theological view than those in the South. Many Northern clergymen and churches had come to embrace the Unitarian concept of the goodness and perfectibility of human nature. To them, man was innately good, and so you could correct his minor faults with the proper degree of social engineering and proper, controlled environment. This was the real reason for the founding of public schools in New England. In the South this was not so for the most part. On the whole, Southern preachers and denominations remained much more orthodox and true to the historic Christian faith.
This is not to say they were all perfect. Human nature being what it is, all men are born sinners, no matter what geographical locale they may hail from. But the Southern preachers, in accordance with Scripture, recognized the depravity of human nature. Many Southern preachers recognized the spiritual aspects of the War and thus, their reasons for fighting were, in many cases, spiritual reasons. Rev. B. M. Palmer expressed it thusly: "It is not only from the impulse of lofty patriotism, grand as that may be, but out of loyalty to God against whose rightful supremacy a wicked infidelity has lifted its rebellious arms."
The vast majority of Southern Christians acknowledged the sovereignty of God and man's total and unconditional dependence on Him. This was part and parcel of their thinking. Their pastors had warned them against any confidence in human nature or in human effort apart from God's grace. Godly men like Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson went to war out of a deep sense of duty toward their native state, but their first duty was always to their Creator. Today's "historians" who, in the main, seem to be Yankee abolitionist types like Ken Burns, would have Americans neglect the spiritual aspect of the War.
They prattle continually about slavery and economics. Both of these reasons have provided Marxist "historians" with ample cannon fodder for a continuous barrage of propaganda that attempts to pass for history. The theological aspects of the War for Southern Independence are never touched upon because these "historians" have no interest in this generation being cognizant of these things. Christianity does not fit into their political agenda for us--so better we should be kept in the dark than to know the truth--for the truth could help to set us free. For many of us the War continues. We have only entered into a subtler phase of it!
The Yankees don't invade us (too often) anymore, or shoot at us anymore (except in certain instances)! Rather, they just miss educate our children so as to make them ashamed to stand up for their heritage--a battle plan that is more dangerous to us than the bayonet. They no longer invade our homes (except with television) rather they invade our children’s' minds and then have the gall to call it "education" and we are supposed to be too stupid to know the difference.
Confederate must recognize today that we are in a spiritual struggle, a "culture war" if you will; if we refuse to call upon the Lord Jesus Christ for assistance we will perish with His enemies. Those people don't really hate the Battle Flag because it’s "racist." At root, they hate it because it is a Christian symbol. Jesus said, "He that is not with me is against me." Fellow Confederates, if we are to prevail against the ethnic cleansing now being practiced against our culture and us, we must learn to take that truth to heart. If the Confederate Movement is to have a leader, let that leader be Jesus Christ.
The Confederate Creed
31 March 2013
A great Confederate once said, "No man is defeated until he himself hauls down his flag." It is in this spirit that we put forth The Confederate Creed:
I, as a true Confederate, do hereby proclaim these beliefs: that the Confederate States Government is the duly elected and lawful general government of the nation known as "The Confederate States of America" and that no foreign government usurping power over the ballot boxes of these States should be recognized as having any lawful or moral authority over us, the citizens of the Confederate States of America.
I also hereby declare that the Confederate States Constitution, all Confederate flags, symbols and monuments do reign supreme above those of any other nation within the boundaries of The Confederate States of America.
I hereby state, before Almighty God, that I consider it my sacred duty to those Confederate Patriots who have gone before me and to present and future Compatriots, to restore the Confederate States Government and Constitution to power, and the Confederate States of America to their rightful place among the nations of the earth.