I wrote in the last post I did that I had been given an opportunity that I hadn’t been looking for recently, the chance to write for another blog.
I accepted the opportunity.
I never thought I would be excited about writing. I thoroughly disliked writing anything when I was younger and trying to complete my lessons for each day, much to my mother’s frustration. I don’t feel as if I write well, but I have discovered that somethings are easier to express in writing. Thoughts, feelings, and emotions seem to be expressed easier. A jumbled up mess of thought can be reduced to something sensible by becoming black words running across paper, something tangible and orderly.
I received an email from a friend asking if I would participate in the website. I spoke to my parents, and the next week found me a team member, responsible for writing a certain number of articles every month.
I have been enjoying the writing so far. It has been a wonderful chance to study more, to articulate what I believe and why I believe it, and to reinforce what I believe about our culture. With topics ranging from eschatology (the study of the end of the world), predestination, family, the church, transgenderism, abortion, and a host of other widely varied topics, it has been a chance to learn and grow spiritually.
The website is about taking over society as we know it and reforming it, changing it, back to a Judaeo-Christian society. Rebuilding from the ground up — starting with ourselves, and our families, and moving outward. Influencing the church, our cities, towns, and states. If you have ever read Joel McDurmon’s book Restoring America, then you know what I am talking about. As the mission statement of the website says:
As we see the modern self-destroying worldview drawing to a close, we believe Christians need to be equipped with an alternative. A biblical alternative. We will be required to reconstruct a society which is in the ashes which all man-made construct eventually reduce themselves into. We need a biblical foundation upon which to build, upon which to reconstruct society. If we do not have this, we can never see society shaped in terms of God’s Law-Word. And, this not being the case, we will not see biblical freedom, justice, righteousness, peace, and order….an important part of this blog is the proclamation of a risen and ascended Savior who is Lord over all. We want to proclaim the “crown rights” of Christ as King. We believe thus that all earthly potentates must “kiss the Son or perish” (Ps. 2) and that “all enemies will be put under His feet” (Ps. 110:1, I Cor 15). We believe in a victorious Messiah, first over us as rebels against Him and His will, and then over every act of man until “every thought is brought captive to the obedience of Christ” (II Corinthians 10:5).
Basically, the short and sweet of it is that as Christians, the way we live — every decision we make, every aspect of our lives — should be governed by Christ and His law. And if every one of us believers truly lived that way, then our culture would reflect it. The goal of our lives should be to reflect Christ’s glory to the world.
The website, Foundations of Reconstruction, formally launches tomorrow, September 1. It is a collaboration of many young people who are all concerned about our society. Not all of us actually know each other. We are all praying that the Lord would bless our efforts to glorify Him.
I would encourage you to sign up for email updates from Foundations of Reconstruction. I think it will challenge you, make you think, and potentially start some good conversations with friends — I have read many of the articles already =} I ask that you help spread the word about the website, and I ask that you pray for all of us writers, that the Lord would use us to bring glory to His great name.
I am a 23 year old young lady who is redeemed and saved from my sin only by the grace of God. A bibliophile at heart with a love of history who desires to see the Word of God practically applied to all aspects of our daily lives -- in our homes, in the grocery store, in the political realm. I strive to put my jumbled, chaotic thoughts down onto paper -- reducing them into black and white rows, letters, sentences. Into some semblance of sanity. And I share them here with all of you, where I can challenge you, make you think, and cause you to ask questions. I am the oldest of eleven children living the country life in the deep south.