Now, a hedonist might hear “natural order” and think of returning to animalistic behaviors, but we are instead talking about the natural order of existence that God intended for us. Today, traditionalist Christians may feel like they are alone in the wilderness surrounded by packs of slavering wolves, but it is possible to find our way through the dark forest in which we currently find ourselves. The key cannot be found in modernity, however, which is born entirely from the minds of men, and we must instead look to what has been revealed to us as God’s plan for Creation and our role within it. Thankfully, we do not have to speculate as to the nature of God, the order of His kingdom, or our relationship with Him. After all, the Lord’s Prayer tells us that God’s kingdom come, His will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven (Matthew 6:10, Luke 11:2). What then is God’s will regarding the order of His kingdom in the heavens above and the earth below?
First, we must understand that God does indeed reign over His kingdom, sitting upon His throne in Heaven (1 Kings 22:19). Jesus stands at the right hand of the Father as the Prince of Princes (Acts 7:55, Daniel 8:25). This title as applied to Jesus is important as there are other princes in Heaven with St. Michael the Archangel himself counted as one of the chief princes of the heavenly host (Daniel 10:13). This speaks to the hierarchy of the angels who serve God, which typically includes nine Choirs according to Christian tradition. Chief among these are the seraphim, fiery angels with six wings who attend to God upon His throne (Isaiah 6:2-3). The cherubim are below the seraphim around the foot of the throne (Isaiah 37:16). Other Choirs mentioned include Thrones, Dominions, Powers, and Principalities (Colossians 1:16) in addition to the Virtues as well as the more commonly known archangels and angels. It is important to note that the archangels fill a role in the service of God, but they may be from other Choirs as St. Michael is considered to be a prince of the seraphim. Thus, we can see that Heaven is truly a divine kingdom with God upon His throne, Jesus at his right hand, and the heavenly host arrayed before them in a hierarchy including attendants, messengers, and warriors.
Below God, Jesus, and the heavenly host, we find the saints—people who have entered Heaven—as well as those of us still on this earth. To find our place within this divine system, we need to look to the nature of God, or rather the Trinity—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and what our relationship to the divine is meant to be. This is important because God is distant and greater than Creation yet also deeply personal and involved in our lives. Unlike pagan deities who are seen as individual beings who are only in one place at a time, God is both here and everywhere. To understand this, we have to see that God acts in different capacities simultaneously. For example, God the Father is the Creator that we generally think of as “God,” and that aspect of the divine is truly beyond our comprehension. To help us find our way, the Son has existed from the beginning as the Word (John 1:1), and He was sent by the Father (John 12:44). God the Son is at once one with God the Father yet also separate and with a more personal relationship to humanity. Whereas God the Son was sent amongst us as flesh, God the Holy Spirit is sent amongst us in spirit as a Comforter who helps us know the right path (John 14:26, 15:26). In this sense, the Holy Spirit can be seen as “God in action.” For example, the Holy Spirit came upon the virgin Mary so that she would give birth to God the Son who would be known as the Son of God (Luke 1:35), and the Holy Spirit would later descend upon Jesus’s baptism in the form of a dove to declare him as the beloved Son (Luke 3:22). The Holy Spirit surrounds us, speaks to us, and can fill us, which makes Him the most personal aspect of the divine, but He can also seem distant as we may not always realize when the Holy Spirit is at work around us, in others, or even in ourselves.
What does this tell us about God’s kingdom and our place within it? We can see the Father as the beloved King who reigns from His heavenly throne, and the Son stands at the right hand of the Father as the Prince of Princes. The Son paved the way for us to be saved both through His own sacrifice but also through bringing the Word to men, and we feel a deep connection to Him as the most visible aspect of the divine in our lives. The Holy Spirit shows us that we are simultaneously distant from the throne yet part and parcel of the kingdom as He surrounds and moves through us. By living our faith, we are part of something much greater than ourselves, but we are also shown that God loves us even if we cannot fully comprehend it.
Now, compare this heavenly kingdom to the modern world. Western societies have replaced Christian kings with secular democracy, lordships with egalitarianism, and traditional values with feminism, homosexuality, transgenderism, and the like. The Bible tells us that women should not usurp authority over men (1 Timothy 2:12), that homosexual acts are unnatural (Romans 1:26-27), and that dressing as the opposite sex is an abomination (Deuteronomy 22:5), but Christians are told that traditional values are outdated and backwards. The secularists assure us that homosexuality and transgenderism are not sins, but they are rather just as natural as anything else. God said that Adam shall rule over Eve (Genesis 3:16) and that “the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God” (1 Corinthians 11:3), but feminists scream to the heavens that they are the same as any man. And they are as degenerate as they imagine the wicked men to be so as to prove their “equality.” The secularization of society is damning in and of itself, but the truly nefarious part is that many Christians have been fooled into aiding the enemy. Many denominations now openly embrace LGBT without preaching that their behavior is sinful, and many more allow women to be ordained despite the Bible expressly forbidding it. Supposed Christian leaders are even preaching that Christendom must open its doors to foreign foes despite the fact mankind was purposely spread over the Earth and divided into nations with set boundaries (Acts 17:26). A multiracial, transgender homosexual wallowing in sin would be more welcome in many “churches” today than a traditionalist.
There is no simple solution to this problem because most of Christendom has forgotten what being Christian meant to those who came before us. Crusaders have been replaced by morally relativistic pacifists, religious men and women living under Rules by anarchists, and righteous clerics by Zionist shysters peddling a myriad of false teachings as the one, true revelation. Christendom is in disarray because Christians have allowed our own faith and societies to be subverted and stolen by the enemy. The only way to recover is for us to look to the examples given us by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We must restore the natural order in our lives, in our relationships with others, and in our churches. We must take up the cross once again and fight.