by Billy Roper
In Philippians 2:6, “Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God:”
“Who, though he was in the form of God,
did not regard equality with God something to be grasped.”
Paul speaks of our Savior’s humility. However, Jesus Christ was not just the form of God, he was the very essence of God, the Father made manifest in the flesh.
7 “Rather, he emptied himself, taking the form of a slave, coming in human likeness; and found human in appearance,
8 he humbled himself, becoming obedient to death, even death on a cross.
9 Because of this, God greatly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bend, of those in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
We learn even before the letter to the Church at Phillipi, a city in eastern Macedonia, in Greece, and the first European church established by Paul, that just being made in God’s likeness doesn’t make one God’s equal. Jesus, part of the Godhood, was, but not because of his form. His form did not define his function: his function, coming as our Savior to live and die as a man and be raised again to provide our salvation from sin, necessitated his form.
Likewise, nonWhites, PreAdamic mankind from the first creation in Genesis Chapter One, may have been made in the same shape as God and those whom he referred to in the collective plural, just as they may have been made in the same image as us, more or less, but that does not make them the same as God, either; nor does it make them the same us, the descendants of Adam who was formed in the second creation in Genesis Chapter Two, who received the benefit of God’s own breath of life. This is what gave us an inherited gift, a soul, something which they, Pre-Adamic mankind, lack, regardless of their form. Likewise, just as a clay pot mixed with sand before firing cannot hold water, a mixed race person cannot hold a soul. Only White, Adamic people can.
Form does not define function. Just because someone is elected to the office of President, does not make them Presidential. Even more so, those who take on titles, whether secular or religious, often do not fulfill the function of their title. Does the ‘Holy Father’, the Pope, provide leadership to the lost sheep of the House of Israel, as his predecessor Peter was ordained to do? Does he minister to their needs, does he place their interests above his own, does he live out the lessons and dictates of scripture in his own life? No, he is not a holy man. He is a false pope, a fraudulent leader.
I don’t say that to infuriate my Catholic friends, but to speak the truth. We are told to judge everyone, even those who have titles of authority, by their fruits, in other words, by what they do. If Donald Trump marries off his children to Jews and embraces his Jewish grandchildren and praises Jews and denounces racism and names a ridiculous proportion of Jews and nonWhites to his cabinet and names them as top advisors, are we to believe that he is good for White Nationalism, because liberals say so?
Function does not follow form. ‘Form follows function’ is a principle associated with modernist architecture and industrial design in the 20th century. The principle is that the shape of a building or object should be primarily based upon its intended function or purpose.
It works for people, too. For Obama’s Presidency, my favorite Psalm to repeatedly call the faithful’s attention to was Psalm 109:8. For this one, it looks like it will be “Put not your trust in princes”. (Psalm 146:3)