The Glorious Warlord

Busting the enemies’ @sses and taking care of his own.

Readership: All
Theme: Glory
Author’s Note: This essay was submitted by Catacomb Resident on 2023/3/5.  Coauthored with Jack.
Length: 1,200 words
Reading Time: 6 minutes

The Warlord

In one of my comments under a previous post, I noted that the Hebrew word most often translated into English as “glory” is variously transliterated as kavod or kabod.  You can look it up in Strong’s Concordance or some other dictionary, but the history of the word itself arises from the most primitive linguistic sources reaching back into the time when the Ancient Near East was dominated by nomad sheikhs.  This is how Jehovah most frequently portrays Himself.  Almost everything in the Books of Moses in particular reflects this image of God as a tent-dwelling eastern potentate.  The Tabernacle is a very fancy version of a standard sheikh’s court.  Most of the imagery is the same symbolism translated into a higher level.  For example, instead of fan-waving servants, the Mercy Seat has winged angelic creatures.

The ancient tribal societies never actually had a king in terms of a monarch, but simply a warlord.  A man became the chief by his ability not only to fight, but to lead others in victorious battles.  That’s where the fundamental role of king comes from.  Thus, when you chase down the word “glory” in Hebrew culture, it echoes the idea of someone who is marked by military prowess.  Thus, to refer to Jehovah as “glorious” first and foremost refers to His excellence in handling opposition.

That Hebrew word kavod is synonymous with a weapon of war, such as a bow or a shield.  But even the idea of a weapon might be symbolic for something else.  Unlike the western tradition of kings, who were primarily land owners, eastern kings were heads of extended family households — their treasure was their people.  Thus, their people were also their glory, whatever glory they were going to have.  A nomad sheikh could lose all of his property, but as long as he had his people, he could recover material possessions through them.  Thus, having good people was of the ultimate importance.  A sheikh might even go so far as to adopt a particularly useful bunch of people into his household.  His reputation or glory rested on what he could accomplish with his household.

The Peacepussy

And He was giving orders to them, saying, “Watch out!  Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, and the leaven of Herod.”

Mark 8:15 (NASB)

The “leaven of the Pharisees” is obviously legalism, and the “leaven of Herod” is what we might now call “compromising for the sake of peace”, AKA “convergence” in Red Pill parlance, or in some cases, ressentimenalism.  Watch out for these!

Under WhiteGuy1’s post, Glorifying God in the Flesh (2023/3/6), there was a discussion about God’s purpose in our lives and someone made an argument based on the assumption that we are supposed to make this world a better place, as if that was a major purpose.  Well, if this world is all there is, that’s a reasonable assumption.  But the Bible says flatly that this world is transitory, that it is slated for destruction.  Further, that destruction will wipe away everything mankind has done, so that nothing will be remembered in Eternity.

I mean “the world” in the biblical sense, not creation itself.  The worldly zeitgeist presses towards a plethora of goals that are presumably concerned with making this world a better place, e.g. suffrage and feminism, SeeArtTee r@c!sm, Politically Correct hogwash, hype about global warming and saving the ecology, lockdowns and the “v@xx”, eradicating poverty, equal opportunity, eliminating “toxic” masculinity, muh democruhcy, coddling the underprivileged, creating a utopian society, and so on.  All these endeavors play masterfully upon people’s desires, fears, and insecurities like a banjo.  When an allegiance towards these goals is assigned a pseudo-moral value, it is then weaponized through accusation and shame within Progressive Identity Politics.  Jesus flatly stated that all these sorts of goals are a human effort of the flesh that work against the Kingdom of God.  Participating in these efforts only has value as much as it glorifies, honors, and promotes faith in the Lord, if at all possible.  (For example, see Matthew 26:6-13.)  Participating in these activities for the sake of catharsis, sympathy, virtue signaling, or covering one’s own @ss is a net negative for the glory of His Kingdom.

What is Worth Fighting For?

Similarly, there has been an ongoing stew about “Saving the seeds of civilization while the fire rushes over the forest.” and the value thereof.  Jack broke this down into three camps, Civilizationists, Nihilists, and Preservationists, but I think this too misses the point from God’s perspective.  If by “civilization” we are talking about the economic / social / political / philosophical traditions based on Rousseau and the Enlightenment, and a capitalistic democracy that is based on that system,* then we are referring to “the world”.  The fruits of this system are Individualism, Materialism, and the sinful pride of life, all of which, BTW, is what fuels Identity Politics and The Status Signaling Narrative.  In this lens, one is working against the Lord by preserving said civilization while the fire of God’s judgment and wrath rushes it towards its demise.

If however, by “civilization” you mean a large number of families characterized by Headship and living in Covenant fellowship, then we have something to discuss that is in God’s interests.  In this case, each man is the head of his household and a Warlord fighting in the interests of his dominion / mission / family / clan / tribe.  In this view, one is working for the Lord by preserving said civilization while the fires of this world persecute and harass us.

The latter has the potential to glorify the Lord.  The former glorifies humanity and demonizes and rejects those things which bring glory to God.  I am deeply uncomfortable with the way most professing Christians fail to see any difference between these two paradigms.  This ignorance is what fuels all the endless debate.

* Marxism and communism is just another flavor of “the world” which has been presented to the West as a threat in order to employ a Hegelian Dialectic.  But as time goes on, we see socialism churning in the west, and capitalism growing out of previously communist countries.  This should come as no surprise to the Christian, because they’re all the same thing referred to as “the world” in the Bible.


The Ancient Near East archetype of the Warlord is now seen as archaic and barbarous through modern sensibilities.  But this archetype is not incongruent with the nature of the Lord.  It is that our modern sensibilities have become so comatose, indolent, and effeminate that we would view it in this way.  Modern men have no idea what truly brings glory to the Lord.

A warlord may stop to smell the flowers on his way home after a battle, or else push up daisies if it ended badly.  But he’ll never forfeit a battle because he’s too afraid that soldiers would trample the flowers or that they might become fertilizer.

Only one of these scenarios is glorious.  Know the difference.

Jesus said,

“Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.”

Matthew 10:34 (NASB)

Read all of Matthew 10 to get the full context.  The Christian is at war against “the world”.

Hopefully the implications are still obvious to us these many centuries later.  Our God willingly adopts us into His household as family alongside His Son.  For whatever reason, He considers us useful and potentially positive for His glory.


About Jack

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26 Responses to The Glorious Warlord

  1. info says:

    Numbers 10:34-36 (NKJV)
    34 And the cloud of the LORD was over them by day when they set out from the camp. 35 Whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, “Rise up, O LORD! May Your enemies be scattered; may those who hate You flee before You.”
    36 And when it came to rest, he would say: “Return, O LORD, to the countless thousands of Israel.”

    Psalm 9:19
    Rise up, O LORD, do not let man prevail; let the nations be judged in Your presence.

    Psalm 68:1
    God arises. His enemies are scattered, and those who hate Him flee His presence.

    Psalm 68:2
    As smoke is blown away, You will drive them out; as wax melts before the fire, the wicked will perish in the presence of God.

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  2. info says:

    Edward Dutton has a video on his review on a Book called: “Alpha God”

    Dr. Edward Dutton: Why God is an Alpha Male and Beta Males Reject Him (2020/1/15)

    Summary of this book (from Amazon):

    “The book focuses on the image of God as the dominant male in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. This traditional God concept is seen as a reflection of the “dominant ape” paradigm so evident in the hierarchical social structures of primates, with whom we have a strong genetic connection. The author describes the main features of male-dominated primate social hierarchies — specifically, the role of the alpha male as the protector of the group; his sexual dominance and use of violence and oppression to attain food, females, and territory; in-group altruism vs. out-group hostility (us vs. them); and displays of dominance and submission to establish roles within the social hierarchy.”


  3. Rock Kitaro says:

    “When an allegiance towards these goals is assigned a pseudo-moral value, it is then weaponized through accusation and shame within Progressive Identity Politics.”

    This! This is why I hate it so much… like almost with a passion, when people talk about whether something is right or wrong and it doesn’t come from some grounded code or documented constitution. I was trying to watch one of “JustPearlyThings” 3 hour conversations with MTR and others where she asked the panel, “Is it morally wrong to get involved in sex work?” (like OF)

    None of them are Christians. No one mentioned the law or any religious belief. All they based their opinions on are their feelings and what they personally think as individuals, as in, “I don’t like it, therefore it must be wrong”… which would also mean that if someone else DOES like it, then according to that individual, then it’s morally right.

    Just one of many reasons why I’m at war with the world. I doubt any of them have ever heard the Truth.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Oscar says:

      If the God of the Bible does not exist, then there is no universal moral law giver.

      If there is no universal moral law giver, then there is no universal moral law.

      If there is no universal moral law, then there is no right or wrong, good or evil. Everything is a matter of preference and power.

      It’s either Christ, chaos, or tyranny.

      Liked by 6 people

      • info says:

        The proof of God’s Justice lies in the fallen Ancient Civilisations with only ruins to show for it. Babylon the Old City itself remains uninhabited. Tyre off the Coast is now a bare rock. Sodom and Gomorrah remains burned under brimstone.

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    • Jack says:

      Many of those neo-Red Pill channels (like JustPearlyThings and Fresh and Fit) scrutinize the trash pickings of society and avoid all mention of the Bible and morality (intentionally, I believe). Although moral arguments are absent, the general message is the nature of intersexual dynamics and the fallacy of relying on subjective feeelings, which is arguably the next best thing, and probably more appropriate to their audiences. At least they are not spreading feminist lies and praising faux virtue signaling. Elsewhere however, as time goes on, I am seeing more and more arguments that appeal to the Bible and morality than ever before.

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  4. Oscar says:

    “If however, by “civilization” you mean a large number of families characterized by Headship and living in Covenant fellowship, then we have something to discuss that is in God’s interests.”

    That’s pretty much what I mean, and I think what most Christian Androspherians mean. The funny thing is that people who do that will also preserve the old books (starting with the Bible) whose ideas built Western Civilization.

    Liked by 2 people

    • catacombresident says:

      Just so you’ll understand, I take the position that the West is a sharp departure from Christ’s teaching. My approach is to become more Hebraic and less western. I know, it’s not for everyone.


      • Oscar says:

        There are Christians in every culture now. You can’t expect them all to become “more Hebraic”. Fortunately, God doesn’t.

        Liked by 1 person

    • catacombresident says:

      To clarify a little further, I’m not referring to cultural identity, but to intellectual assumptions. The Bible does have a distinct underlying philosophical approach to reality that is quite different from the West. The Jәws left their Hebrew assumptions behind when they embraced the Hellenistic intellectual approach that Alexander the Great promoted. This was at the core of almost every argument Jesus had with the Pharisees.


  5. Joe2 says:

    “Jesus flatly stated that all these sorts of goals are a human effort of the flesh that work against the Kingdom of God. Participating in these efforts only has value as much as it glorifies, honors, and promotes faith in the Lord, if at all possible. (For example, see Matthew 26:6-13.)

    I think the indignation and confusion of the disciples in Mathew 26:6-13 regarding why the perfume couldn’t be sold and the money given to the poor is understandable when we take a look at Matthew 25:37-40.

    Matthew 25:37-40 (NKJV)
    37 “Then the righteous will answer Him, saying, ‘Lord, when did we see You hungry and feed You, or thirsty and give You drink? 38 When did we see You a stranger and take You in, or naked and clothe You? 39 Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ 40 And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’

    Thus, the disciples were using Mathew 25 as a reference and rule of thumb. Mathew 26 is a unique situation, as explained by Jesus. Implementing Mathew 25 requires human effort and it most certainly glorifies, honors, and promotes faith in the Lord.

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  6. Oscar says:

    The irony is that when God’s people glorify Him in their everyday lives, they end up making this life far better by default, almost by accident.

    Liked by 4 people

    • info says:

      In the Tabernacle. Embroidered in Gold in the Holy Place there is pictured the Environment of Eden. Likewise in the Temple of Solomon.

      Indicating where God is. There is Paradise. Eden manifests by the nature of God himself being there. The New Jerusalem is a Paradise City built by God himself.

      Therefore Godliness does something similar even in our fallen world. Foreshadowing the Millennial Reign and New Creation to come.

      Where the Christian goes. Eden should manifest so to speak. Polluted environments get cleaned up and ecosystems restored. Beautiful Architecture should manifest by everything he builds. See the Palace of Versailles and the Catherine Palace in Russia as proof.

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  8. thedeti says:

    The glorious warlord implies glorious warriors. Which gets down to the real issue here – a man needs something he’s willing to fight and die for. The warrior gets up and fights. Usually he knows why he fights, for whom he fights, and what he’s willing to do in the service of his master.

    Most men have nothing they’re willing to fight or die for.

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    • Jack says:

      Married men can start by fighting for Headship in their marriages. But most men give in to Herodianism.

      “Go along to get along…”
      “Happy Wife, Happy Life.”
      “Whatever she says, goes…”
      “When Mama ain’t happy, nobody happy.”

      Instead, he should be saying stuff like…

      “Here’s what I’m doing, and here’s what you can do to help.”
      “Let me tell you how it goes…”
      “Let’s have beef steaks for dinner tonight, dear. Thank you!”
      “Look closely at that floral pattern on the bedsheet. Does that daisy have 12 petals or 13?”
      “I’m so happy when I come home after a long day and you greet me with your headlights on!”
      “You always stop talking whenever I kiss you. You’re the best wife on the planet!”


      • Lastmod says:

        And most wives will say:

        “Help you? I help you daily! You need to be helping me! Don’t you know what I deal with all day? And now this………”

        “I just worked eight hours like you. You never appreciate me….. You don’t… You have not…”

        “I have asked you for months to fix this and that……. It’s still not fixed! Why should I do anything more for you?”

        “I already thawed chicken the night before, and you got mad last week when I bought rib eye, saying it’s too expensive and I am wasting money…”

        Any man that allows floral patterns on the bedsheets as a married man… has more problems that I can or you can help him with.

        It boils down to this. She has to have the hots for you from DAY ONE or it will never work. Most married men who try this will be given a barage of answers like I mentioned above or it will look “phony”, like when I was “being a man and approaching girls and exuding confidence”.

        Today in these matters, it’s the difference between the Have’s and Have Not’s. Most men probably gave up when they realized their “tough guy” stance didn’t work. It’s easier to take the “Happy Wife, Happy Life” stance and just deal with it. Because we know in a divorce…. the court doesn’t care if she didn’t “follow your masculine leadership”. They will side with her, and the married man will be forced to move back home, or move in with his old college roommate, or with his family, or be regulated to alcohol, other addictions, or suicide.

        “Just tell your wife what to do, bro!”

        [Jack: Edited for clarity.]

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      • info says:


        So effectively Christian marriage is illegal. I think @thedeti has already offered in the comment sections on what to do when the wife decides to blow up the marriage.

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      • Lastmod says:

        Deti says that, Scott showed us the wedding pics where his wife had that “look” and it was agreed that the girl you are dating…. if she doesn’t have that look…….. your marriage is doomed to fail.

        I didn’t believe that.

        Now I do. I was told, “Women can’t fake that look”, but they somehow can fake everything else evidently.

        I have no idea about “christian marriage” because I actually have never really witnessed one in the flesh. Sure, met married couples who go to church. That doesn’t make them or their marriage “christian” and christian marriage seems to be, from what I have read here over the years:

        You’re having sex, lots of it, and if your not, God somehow isn’t being honored. You have an excellent job, career, and provision. Your wife never works. Her job is in the home. Period. Even then as a man, you still have to correct her and admonish her on how to do it right. All christian men here have the gift of not sleeping or ever being tired……. They have hobbies. They hang out with their friends. They do as they please. They teach the wife how to raise the children. They have lots of sex. They have time to work out, fix things in the home, do the yardwork, be a leader in their respected church, take classes, work full time, go to the gym a few hours a day, with time to study and practice other skills and still have plenty of free time after a hard day’s work to relax at home.

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      • Oscar says:

        “All christian men here have the gift of not sleeping or ever being tired……. They have hobbies. They hang out with their friends. They do as they please. They teach the wife how to raise the children. They have lots of sex. They have time to work out, fix things in the home, do the yardwork, be a leader in their respected church, take classes, work full time, go to the gym a few hours a day, with time to study and practice other skills and still have plenty of free time after a hard day’s work to relax at home.”

        Precisely zero people have made that ridiculous claim.


  9. feeriker says:

    “So effectively Christian marriage is illegal.”

    In the western world, yes. And has been for at least six decades.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. jvangeld says:

    Luke 14:31-33 (NKJV)
    “Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand? 32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace. 33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

    Cane Caldo added:

    “The king of 20,000 that is coming against you and who cannot be overcome is Christ. You cannot defeat Him and the only way your people will survive — the only way you can make peace with Christ — is to surrender yourself and your people to Him. If you do not: You and they will be destroyed. Your people will see this surrender as hate because submitting to Christ is not what they want to do. That hatred is evident in every child as they rage and cry whenever she is denied something that is not good for her, or whenever you discipline him for a wrong.

    The key to understanding this bookends the text. Jesus starts and ends with the ultimatum: You either give up everything for me, or you are going to lose everything — now. This isn’t an argument the Greeks would have appreciated as it is utterly from the authority of Him who has power over life and death. It is a coin-toss by the Maker of people, coins, and tossing. Below are the rules of the coin-toss.

    Heads: Christ wins. Tails: You lose.”

    Cane Caldo: Making Heads or Tails of It (2014/2/13)


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