Modern American conservatives and Christians often assume that because they are right on one point or another, and because they oppose the modern sons of Belial (abortionists, homosexuals, communists, etc.), that is enough. Such a mentality is a trap. It is not enough simply to oppose evil. God will not restore America or the Western world until the Church not only holds to what is right, but holds it the right way. God will not honor a merely political opposition to evil. Deliverance from evil will only come when men return to the Church and make her ministry and worship their first love (Jud. 20:26). Such is the only way to defeat secular humanism (p. 314).
Reading and writing for my upcoming book on God’s law and cherem, I passed through a section of one of the finest commentaries available: James B. Jordan, Judges: God’s War Against Humanism (1985). At the end of his comments on God’s judgment of Benjamin, carried out by their own Israelite brethren, Jordan concludes with this striking passage: