By no means do I have control over Radix Fidem. All I did was give a name to something that was a lot bigger than me. And the last thing I want is to see this become elitist, but it’s really not for me to decide.
We are so used to thinking in terms of religion as a movement, some kind of pulling people together under a worldly goal aimed at changing human activity. Radix Fidem is nothing like that. We are nothing more than a refuge for people who already know they need something that the system refuses to provide. That does tend to limit who even finds out about us.
We live in a world that has restricted things by leaving precious few options. There’s not much of any way for us to advertise what we do with faith and religion. So far it’s just the random encounters with folks who felt driven to seek a better way, and found us on the Internet. Any of the more active ways of seeking converts are all dirtied by previous zealots and fools giving it a bad name. All that’s left is living the truth and trusting our Lord to make human encounters turn into evangelism by example.
Right now it’s pretty hard to share this with other folks because they are all expecting something else, automatically associating us with things we don’t represent. It’s a struggle to overcome those false expectations. It’s not that God can’t use us to reach ordinary people, but that we should generally expect most of our outreach to fall upon people who are already driven.
In terms of strategy, all I have is some limited prophetic guidance. I know that this time of tribulation is a major opportunity for us in the sense that the Lord is sifting hearts with it. A higher percentage of the population around us will become driven with a sense of urgency to find something better. What we offer has to be better or it won’t work too well.
Still, it’s important for us to remember that anyone can be heart-led to as much truth as they need to serve the Lord and find His favor. That’s part of why we focus less on all the chatter about spiritual birth; that happens as a miracle of God’s hand. There is no effective means of human interaction on that level. Instead, we focus on what we can do and what we can talk about: seeking God’s favor. That is the core of all divine revelation; it’s the heart of Scripture.
That sounds pretty simple in one sense, yet it represents a profound change in thinking about religion. This is how we are a departure from the rest of what’s out there. Again, I’m not in charge of this, and we aren’t the only people with this approach. My part is simply chattering about what it means for me, in hopes that it means something to you, too. Please, be ready to carry this forward with out me, because I have no idea when the Lord is going to declare my mission complete, and He calls me home.