‘Christendom’ is the idolatrous tactic of invoking God and Jesus to validate national and political institutions, agendas, and ideologies. In popular usage, the English term ‘Christendom’ refers to “that part of the world in which Christianity prevails,” either because most citizens of a nation claim to be Christian, or because a specific church is recognized by the government as the official religion of the nation. Thus, the nation becomes identified as “Christian,” it is one of the “Christian nations” of the world as opposed to less enlightened non-Christian nations and cultures.

And in political usage, the term is virtually synonymous with “Western civilization,” and consequently, the Christian religion becomes associated and even identified with specific regions, political blocs, ideologies, economic theories, and cultural values.

This practice has prevailed since the merger of the Church and State under the Roman emperor Constantine the Great. The English term is a combination of the name “Christian” (or “Christianity) and the noun “kingdom.” But the resulting word, ‘Christendom,’ occurs nowhere in the Hebrew or Greek Bible.


In contrast to ‘Christendom,’ the New Testament proclaims the “Kingdom of God,” a realm in which all the old social, national, and ethnic barriers of this fallen age have no place, and it welcomes “immigrants” from even the remotest corners of the planet.

And in the four gospel accounts, the term “Kingdom of God” is heard most frequently on the lips of Jesus of Nazareth as the summary of his message and the name of the political reality he established.

Public pronouncements about ‘Christendom’ by political and religious leaders are roadblocks to the proclamation of the true Gospel since it associates the name of Jesus and his message with specific nations and cultures. All too easily, its propagation as a cipher for Christianity hardens hearts to the Gospel, especially those hearts and minds not well-disposed to the nation or culture that claims to represent the true faith.

For that matter, ‘Christendom’ is a pale imitation of the proclamation of God’s Kingdom IF NOT ITS SATANIC COUNTERFEIT. In the present world order, political operatives use it and similar terms to advance their political agendas, implying to the gullible and ignorant that God backs their presumptions of power and dominion over others.

In contrast, Jesus summons all men to repent and submit to God’s sovereignty, and His kingdom is a political reality that transcends all national, ethnic, economic, political, and cultural boundaries.


By his death and resurrection, Jesus is redeeming men and women from every nation, tribe, tongue, and people, making them into a “kingdom of priests,” a “holy nation,” SINGULAR, and one new covenant community.

In Jesus of Nazareth, all divisions based on national identity, economic status, or gender are disallowed. Such things are contrary to his self-sacrificial death on behalf of others, including the “enemies of God” - (Galatians 3:28, Revelation 5:5-12).

In him,” God has dissolved the “middle wall of partition” between the circumcised and the uncircumcised, between Jews and Gentiles. No one is advantaged or disadvantaged before Him because of gender, race, or nationality.

Any attempt to identify or limit the apostolic faith to specific nations, societies, or “civilizations” CONTRADICTS SCRIPTURAL TEACHING AND CONSTITUTES IDOLATRY, if not also blasphemy.

Jesus is not a Canadian, Egyptian, Russian, or American. God is one, and He created and rules over all men. Christ certainly was Jewish while on the earth, but now, he is the Lord who reigns as Sovereign over all nations, indeed, over the entire Cosmos. What counts before God is not national identity or political ideology but whether a man or woman is “in Christ.” All those who belong to the Son of God are children of the same Father.

The methods Jesus bequeathed to his disciples for establishing his Kingdom on the Earth differ radically from the strategies and tactics employed since time immemorial by the political institutions, politicians, and far too many religious leaders of this “present evil age.”

Jesus tasked his true disciples with engaging society and the State through Gospel proclamation, cruciform lives, and service to others including “enemies,” and not through political might or collective and state-sanctioned violence.

The “weapons” that Jesus gave his church are impotent and contemptible in the eyes of the world, yet they are the very means by which he is redeeming humanity and the creation itself. His method is epitomized by his own submission to arrest, trial, and execution at the hands of the all-powerful World Empire.


The more politicized the institutional church becomes, the more it identifies the name and message of Jesus with the culture and political ideology of the nation in which it happens to reside.

And when it adopts the ways of the world, the church’s leadership and far too many of its members embrace the insidious lie called ‘Christendom.’ “God is on our side and not theirs!!

In the end, “Christians” who immerse themselves in the political systems of this age will not reform them, and attempting to do so always proves futile. If anything, they will be corrupted by the very political parties they presume to reform. One cannot play with fire and not get burned.

And the blame for this demonic deceit lies NOT with the politicians of this age. They live in darkness - under the dominion of Sin and Satan. They merely act according to their sinful nature. No, those who are responsible for this idolatrous deceit are the church leaders who choose to employ the ways of this world rather than embrace the cross of Christ.

The institutions of this age are of an entirely different nature and order than Jesus and his kingdom. They are allied with and even represent the very “powers and principalities” that conspired to put the Son of God to death. God’s “power and wisdom” are found in the proclamation of a crucified messiah, not in exercising dominion over others.

No nation, ideology, or political organization that exists today will last forever. None will survive the “Day of the Lord.” Only the kingdom of God will be left standing when Jesus arrives in glory. So, why do we waste time and effort on “perishing meat”?

If anything, the crucifixion of Jesus stands in opposition to the political goals and values of this age, and he summons his followers to love their enemies, show them mercy, and do good to them, ideas that none of the governments of the present world order endorse, let alone practice.

The deception of ‘Christendom’ is the attempt to domesticate Jesus of Nazareth and to use him to validate the programs, values. and ideologies of national institutions, values that all too often are FAR MORE ANTICHRIST THAN CHRISTIAN.


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