While with his tongue the Suffering Servant made “intercession for transgressors” (Isa. 53:12), with torn flesh he made atonement for those who bruised him.
The Benedict Option is likely the best possible way forward for Christian social conservatives: it provides a new vision in place of disillusionment, refocuses them on local culture-making, and invites them to recover a longer Christian collective memory. If these things happen on a large scale, praise the Lord.
According to Bishop Butler, Scripture is God’s instrument to separate the sheep from the goats and to order both according to his intentions.