In matters of Christian Reconstruction, we must first seek a relationship with the masses before any progress can be made. Remember, Christian Reconstruction begins with people not with policies. Our modern age is an age of suspicion of those that speak openly about Christianity and God’s Law as the only valid model for society. People need to know who you are before they are willing to listen to what you know. They need to see your life’s example, that you are a person of sobriety and integrity, not a pietistic judgmental Pharisee, but a person of Biblical respectability. They need to know that you are trustworthy and consistent, not being prone to fits of anger or emotional outbursts. It is only then that you will be able to forge profitable associations within your community. The Scriptures express this strategy in no uncertain terms:
1Pe 2:12 Having your conversation [lit. conduct] honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by your good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1Pe 1:15 But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation [lit. conduct]…
Col 4:5 ¶ Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.
It is only after personal associations are made that the Christian can then offer Biblical recommendations of correction for the policies of the societal order. While not everyone will be receptive to God’s Law, some may. Those are the ones you are looking for. You are not trying to convince everyone, nor are you trying to have everyone like you. What you are seeking is that everyone respect you, even fear you for your intellectual prowess, professionalism and virtuous life.
Infiltration sounds like an ominous term when used to express a Biblical strategy of Christian Reconstruction, yet it is very applicable. The goal of the Christian is to get ‘involved’, that is to ‘infiltrate’, the areas of culture which he or she can most likely influence. According to one’s several abilities, time allotments and expertise, the Christian should offer him or herself in those areas.
Within every community, town, city or county, committees are set up to further the agenda of that county and to assist it in running smoothly. These committees are usually staffed with volunteers or by appointment. Much of the county’s operations and policies are discussed and decided upon by these committees, and therefore, they never should be neglected. Furthermore, all committee meetings are open to the public along with the town, city and county meetings. At the very least, these meetings need to be monitored in order to know what is going on behind the scene.
Showing up at these meetings also allows for the Christian to become visible to the county leaders and committee members. In time this may foster discourse and even an appointment to some of those committees. It will definitely foster relationships one way or another.
Cultural involvement is not explicitly male oriented, although there are certain areas that only men should become involved in, such as politics and areas which the Scriptures are clear about. Women too, depending on their duties at home, can be helpful. Monitoring county or town meetings is one good way for women to assist. Women are more apt to record the particulars of a meeting than a man. Her ability to remember specifics are more sensitive than a man’s. This is simply the way God has made her and there for she is able to provide as a very suitable helpmeet to her husband.
There is another reason why she may be useful in a stealthy manner. By attending public meetings she poses less of a threat to the community leaders by virtue of her femininity. If she has school aged home-schooled children she may use the excuse that she is teaching them ‘civics’ and this is one of the educational procedures of teaching. Attending meetings in this way provides visible accountability that the community leaders cannot ignore.
1. Begin to attend the county’s public meetings. Find out the dates, times and place where they meet and show up. Be consistent in your attendance. Formulate a team of men (or women) to rotate so the burden is not upon a single individual. If only one person tries to keep up with the meetings he will quickly burn out and stop attending. That is exactly what the administrators desire. They want as little resistance to their jobs a possible. Be the gate keeper. Be the watchman.
2. Research is also important. Most counties have Web Sites where they host the minutes and agendas from past meetings. Being to catalog them and study them from a Biblical standpoint. Wives and mothers can be very useful in this endeavor since they are usually at home and computer savvy. Researching and reading some of the consent agreement and the mandates that the state places on counties, cities and towns takes time. A synopsis of these documents can be invaluable.
Research the various county, town or city committees. Find out when they meet. Choose one and attend. Start with Zoning or the School board. Get others to attend the other meetings. Find out the agenda and then listen before you say a word. Keep a journal. Take notes. The goal is to compare the agenda and the policies against Scripture and then to counter those policies with a Biblical Solution. Remember you must be Solution oriented.
3. Volunteer for a committee. There are many committees available in your area. You simply need to research what is available. Even if the committee is a group organizing the Fourth of July parade or the Christmas parade get on the team. Usually one of the town councilmen or city fathers, or even the mayor is appointed to oversee that committee. Get to know these people. Vet them Biblically. Be cunning. Be wise. Know those that work among you. Become familiar with how they think and what their worldview philosophy is. THEN, you will be ready to act, but not until then.
4. Take your elected leaders out to lunch. Get to know them. If it is female, have the wives get involved. Take the commonwealth attorney to lunch or the district attorney whichever you have in your locality. Get to know them. Get them to know you. Remember to ask about their family, their wives children and how the pressure of being a public figure is affecting them. Be genuinely concerned.
If you know that the particular leader is a blasphemous anti-Christ you may not want to eat with him or her. Nevertheless, when you see them around town, offer a respectful greeting. Honor their office even if you cannot honor the man.
5. Finally, get to know all the businesses in the county. Know the shop owners. Patronize their shops. Ask how they are and how their business is doing. Be concerned. Develop a report. Strike up conversation about things that really matter. Things like liberty, property taxation, family security, the economic situation and the moral breakdown of the culture. Consider their response and share some of your own thoughts if appropriate at that time. Above all, show that you are concerned for the well-being of the human race, freedom of every American and the integrity of the family unit, in light of the treat of tyranny, whether it is active at the federal, state or local level.