Again: Not of This World

Radix Fidem is by no means any kind of earthly kingdom. The closest we come to that is recognizing that we are building a parallel society. Stay infiltrated where you are, or wherever you go. That earthly government has a claim on your flesh, and flesh is just a passing thing for us. However, your eternal identity is what really matters. We operate with our consciousness in the moral sphere, hearing the voice of God speaking in our convictions.

So there’s no way to avoid standing out in some ways. Indeed, there’s no way to avoid seeming at least some of the time like real outsiders, weirdos, aliens from another planet. That’s the world’s fault, so don’t be too concerned. The world can only see what the flesh can see; they don’t have spiritual eyes. They’ll never understand what drives us through this life. The last thing we want to do is become enslaved to seeking their approval.

Churches have been so long compromised with worldly politics that there is no real memory of doing otherwise. It started way back at least as early as 300 AD, when the Early Church Fathers were sucked in by Constantine. It shows how silly they were, falling all over themselves to please him when he refused to be baptized until on his death bed. Not that it was such a big deal, but they sure thought it was. Constantine was a fraud, and so were the fools who pretended he was important to Christian religion.

Let’s not repeat that mistake. Jesus said the world hates us because it hated Him first (John 15:18-25). If we serve Him, they’ll see it as some form of betrayal. It really doesn’t matter what cause we are supposed to have betrayed; none of the worldly pursuits matter. There are bound to be periods when things are pretty good for us, but those always come to an end. Tribulation is our natural element, and we can learn to be content because we are called to be otherworldly.

So instead of trying to bring our religion under worldly approval, let’s be firmly rooted in our commitment to build something that hasn’t been tried in a very long time. We have this grand advantage our predecessors lacked; the Lord has given us the Internet. We can find each other and communicate with each other to build communion despite being so widely and thinly scattered geographically. It’s not quite as good as face-to-face, but it will do well enough here at the beginning. We are in this for the long haul only because that’s the vision the Lord has placed before us.

Okay, that’s what I see for myself. You can seize it for yourself if you feel led, but I know this is what I plan to do. I don’t have to worry about going out and converting a bunch of folks; God takes care of that part. All I have to do is live Biblical Law and let the Lord draw whom He will, and when He chooses. We are a feudal covenant nation in the making.

About Ed Hurst

Disabled Veteran, prophet of God's Laws, Bible History teacher, wannabe writer, volunteer computer technician, cyclist, Social Science researcher
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2 Responses to Again: Not of This World

  1. Iain says:

    Yay! Amen my brother. I’m with you. To find folks like you has been an immeasurable blessing..The RF forum, words are inadequate to describe the joy in my heart for that great blessing.


  2. Ed Hurst says:

    I agree, the forum has turned out to be a far bigger blessing than I had expected.


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