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Acts 17:26, Ellicott's commentary

And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;
‘And hath made of one blood all nations of men’. —Literally, every nation. The previous verses had given what we may venture to call St. Paul’s Philosophy of Religion. This gives his Philosophy of History. And the position was one which no Greek, above all, no Athenian, was likely to accept. For him the distinction between the Greek and the barbarian was radical and essential. The one was by nature meant to be the slave of the other. (Aristotle, Pol. i. 2, 6.)
In rising above his own prejudices of fancied superiority of race, the Apostle felt that he could attack, as from a vantage-ground, the prejudices of others.
He naturally accepted the truth as it was presented to him in the Mosaic history of the Creation; but the truth itself, stated in its fullest form, would remain, even if we were to accept other theories of the origin of species and the history of man.
There is a oneness of physical structure, of conditions and modes of life, of possible or actual development, which forbids any one race or nation, Hebrew, Hellenic, Latin, or Teutonic, to assume for itself that it is the cream and flower of humanity.

4 replies on “Acts 17:26, Ellicott's commentary”

God, the model of that which is good, sacrificed his son(his only son!), for the benefit of an ungrateful and undeserving humanity. This model of goodness is the exact opposite of loyalty to ones own family. We see now in the west people sacrificing their own children on the altar of multiculturalism for the benefit of a people who seem ungrateful, this sort of behavior is mimicking the behavior of what God was doing in the new testament.

Excellent point. People sacrificing their own children to multiculturalism is certainly in accordance with Christian teaching. First of all, they are supposed to act in imitation of Christ (1 Peter 2:21-24). But also, according to Jesus’ own words, loyalty to him necessarily will involve turning against one’s own family (or, by extension, one’s own race). See, for example, Matthew 10:34-39:
34 Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household.
37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me. 39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

This injunction makes it very clear that for the individual, Christianity a death cult. In a multiracial world, it also turns into a racial death cult.

Fascinating how the verses you cited Spahn fit in with the morality of God sacrificing his son Jesus. Family must be loyal to each other. Family loyalty should be the religion that people follow. Those verses you mentioned Spahn are absolutely pure evil.

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