The moralist case for Christian ethnonationalism

The moralist case for Christian ethnonationalism

Christian ethnonationalism exists as a social, theological movement for the sovereignty and advancement of all the distinct nations under God. Kinism as it is commonly known is not sinful or immoral in any way, it also is not in any way hostile to the tradition teachings of the Reformed faith and finally Kinism has for all time been an implicit theological position of the Christian church.

Christians have for most of our history understood and argued that all the dispensations of God are the ultimate reflection of his character, will and desire. The Reformed Westminster Confession of Faith reads in its 14th Chapter ‘On the law of God’ : “Although true believers be not under the law, as a covenant of works, to be thereby justified, or condemned; yet is it of great use to them, as well as to others; in that, as a rule of life informing them of the will of God, and their duty, it directs and binds them to walk accordingly; discovering also the sinful pollutions of their nature, hearts and lives; so as, examining themselves thereby, they may come to further conviction of, humiliation for, and hatred against sin, together with a clearer sight of the need they have of Christ, and the perfection of His obedience.” Reformers therefore fundamentally have always believed that the entire law and dispensation of God (unless directly revoked by latter prophets, apostles or Christ ) are still the foremost reflection we have of God’s holy character. St Paul writes in Romans 7:12 “Wherefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.”

Let no mistake be made; we are not only talking about the “moral law” as the ten commandments have been labeled. St Paul is clear: The law AND the commandments are holy, just and good. Christ once said “Every scribe which is instructed unto the kingdom of heaven is like unto a man that is an householder, which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.” It cannot be denied that the usefulness of the law of God both old and new has  NOT been abolished with the physical nation of Israel. St Paul made clear the new covenant of grace simply freed us from the penal demands of the law; but not the demand to follow the law of God. Paul writes: “I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.”

Understanding now that the entire ordinance and laws of God are still profitable for teaching, as confirmed in the Scots Confession of Faith: “The law of God we confess and acknowledge most just, most equal, most holy, and most perfect; commanding those things, which, being wrought in perfection, were able to give light, and able to bring man to eternal felicity”  Christians should then ask themselves, what exactly is the law of God? what is his character and will for us faithful? The questions here to be answered are almost endless in quantity – this essay however is targeting the question of nationhood, race and culture. We know the concept of ethnonationalism is not sinful; as God ordered the exact same practice to be followed by the Israelites.

Regarding inter-racial marriage and by implication: cohabitation – God’s words can be vigorously witnessed throughout the gospel of the nation of Israel; one of the first marriages to be instructed was explicitly demanded to be “unto my country, and to my kindred” when Abraham demanded a wife for his son in Genesis 24:4 – but even earlier than that God instructed a sense of racial kinship with your wife when he created Eve from Adam to which he said “This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh:” Beyond genesis the books and tales of the Judges seem to be a never-ending cycle in which the Israelites rejected the ordinances of God and got involved in inter-racial marriage. We know for certain this is not only regarding inter-religious marriage as the book of Ezra clarifies in Chapter 2:62 “These sought their register among those that were reckoned by genealogy, but they were not found: therefore were they, as polluted, put from the priesthood.” and Chapter 9:2 “For they have taken of their daughters for themselves, and for their sons: so that the holy seed have mingled themselves with the people of those lands: yea, the hand of the princes and rulers hath been chief in this trespass.” 

Modernist, alien-fetishist Christians coincidentally ignore these passages and proclaim that cohabitation and intermarriage is only forbidden with people of different religions! We Kinists say you cannot mix genealogy AND religion. The liberals will also argue that these laws were only designed to keep the nation of Israel pure for the coming of Christ; making it useless for today – Does that too not spill out a very firm message that God may be, perhaps – a tiny bit racist or racially inclined. Understanding Christ and Paul both said these laws were good; just and righteous ‘which bringeth forth out of his treasure things new and old.’ we must understand these laws existed for the fine instruction of the Israelites in how to live righteously and have a successful nation. Christian nations therefore must take up the same understanding and apply the law, including the racial to our own system of law and standards. The racial law therefore; having been made by a perfectly good Lord God could not be sinful or immoral by any measure, to this day using the same principles we are not doing anything outside of the scope of what God has ordained and revealed as his desire for us.

Christian ethnonationalism in no way conflicts with the reformed theology; it in fact clarifies and enhances it. Ethnonationalism is part of a broader spectrum of what is called Theonomy- the understanding that Christian society should be instituted based upon the moral principles of the entire law of God. Reformed churches today struggle with the curse of antinomianism, gracious licentiousness and complacency to societal wickedness. The Kinists however understanding the reasonable implication of the law of God put the Westminster Confessions words at the forefront of their worldview. Continuing from Article 14 of the W.C.F

“[The Law is ] likewise of use to the regenerate, to restrain their corruptions, in that it forbids sin: and the threatenings of it serve to show what even their sins deserve; and what afflictions, in this life, they may expect for them, although freed from the curse thereof threatened in the law. The promises of it, in like manner, show them God’s approbation of obedience,and what blessings they may expect upon the performance thereof: although not as due to them by the law as a covenant of works. So as, a man’s doing good, and refraining from evil, because the law encourages to the one and deters from the other, is no evidence of his being under the law: and not under grace.

Neither are the forementioned uses of the law contrary to the grace of the Gospel, but do sweetly comply with it; the Spirit of Christ subduing and enabling the will of man to do that freely, and cheerfully, which the will of God, revealed in the law, requires to be done.”

Reformed Christianity all through history has not only understood racial/ethnic nationalism to be a Godly principle; but it had gone even further and rightfully so to suggest Slavery is a Christian institution. This essay will not debate the topic of slavery as that will be left for another day, but we must understand in principle that racial intermarriage has only been widely permitted and practiced in Christian nations approximately half a century ago: before this it was taboo, immoral and some times even called adultery. V. S. Herrell writes in his thesis on the sixth commandment ‘In the Latin Vulgate, Exodus 20:13 was translated as non moechaberis. The Latin word moechaberis is an inflected form of moechari, a transliteration of the Greek moicheuo,’ the following definition is given: “of the intermingling of animals and men or of different races. from the Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, edited by Gerhard Kittel and translated into English by Geoffrey W. Bromiley.’ Adultery has been understood historically to mean disloyalty in marriage and fornication with people of different races.

The Reformation in many places had been undertaken on the principle that Rome had no legitimate jurisdiction over other nations, whom it was believed should constitute their own national churches as implied in Chapter 16 of the Scots Confession of Faith, heavily underpinned with the gospel understanding that nations(ἔθνος/ethnos/ethnicities) do exist and have natural borders ( Acts 17:26 ) and that God ordered we make Christians of all nations as units. (Revelation 7:9)

Conclusively we must understand Christian ethnonationalism and kinism are not sinful or immoral as it follows the principles dispensed by God throughout the scripture, knowing that the racial laws of God are “holy, just and good” we understand  that Kinism does not contradict the reformed theology, it in fact ‘sweetly complies with it’ as the Westminster Confession confirms in its articles on the Law of God – summarily we understand also that racial Christian law is not a modern invention, and it has been the standard worldview of Reformed churches for centuries in which it was understood nations had natural borders and intermarriage beyond such borders could be considered adultery.


Kinism does not and never has implied racial superiority; or racial selection for justification; understanding St Paul writes “No confidence in the flesh”

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