In a letter to The Melbourne Anglican, I referred to a Bishop’s use of dialectical terms as evidence of his own acceptance of Left/Right dialectics – a method used to divide and rule a people. The good Bishop was taking ‘the Christian Right’ to task for “making Jesus’ teaching all about the individual” and thereby weakening “notions of community and its importance”.
My concern was that the Church’s leaders were themselves guilty of ‘weakening notions of community and its importance’ but for different reasons.
And has been insisted in Social Credit and Australian League of Rights circles for the last fifty or more years: "The real trump card of Christianity is not just that we believe in God. The mystery we are about is much more than that: It’s that the material and the spiritual coexist. It’s the mystery of the Incarnation.”
The Church has become embroiled is ‘situation theologies’ which suit the requirements of the manufacturers of ‘world situations’ and the ‘manipulators of public opinions’. As Geoffrey Dobbs warned in his “The Church and the Trinity” essay, if the Christian swallows the bait “his own Christian faith (if any) is poisoned and weakened – sometimes fatally, while he is offered nothing to replace it in any way comparable in its precision, satisfaction and effectiveness.”
Geoffrey then explains the importance of the Athanasian Creed and Trinitarian Reality which James Reed summed up so well a number of years ago in “The Nature of Trinitarian Politics”:
“The doctrine of the Trinity gives us an image or vision of diversity in unity. God's Trinitarian nature implies that God is both Whole, but also diverse, a unified Society. This foundation provides a building block for a functional model of society. God, as sovereign of the world has a trinitarian function of the omnipotent creator of reality, as the benevolent moral guardian of cosmic order and also as a righteous judge.
The metaphysical essence of the Trinity should be mirrored in any healthy society and if it is not, it is certain that in the long-term that society will wither and die on the vine. The Trinity thus supplies a model of the relationship of God to man, of the governor to the governed and a prototype of the constitution of the good and just sovereign.
The great philosopher Emmanuel Kant in his treatise, "Religion Within the Limits of Reason Alone," compares "an ethical common wealth to a household (family) under a common, though invisible, moral father, whose holy Son, knowing His will and yet standing in blood relation with all members of the household, takes His place in making His will better known to Them; these accordingly honour the Father in Him and so enter with one another into a voluntary, universal, and enduring union of hearts."
Social, political, metaphysical and theological reality is three-fold, not Unitarian or dualistic or even pluralistic Hewlett Edwards points out in "The Cultivation of History." Part of the social dislocation present in the modern world, especially in our alienated financial system with its monopoly on the creation of credit, stems from a "flagrant evasion of obvious truth." As Edwards continues: "Rejection of the tripodal (Trinitarian) framework - the only framework which fits man and society into the universe - has, in its later course, exalted 'Totalitarianism', 'Communism'; and now an oncoming Luciferianism salutes and summons the 'Atomic Age'.
That is the evil that the social credit movement now faces in what will be mankind's most important battle.”