This site, obviously, is about Christian Reconstructionism. Ultimately, this means it is about the Lord Jesus Christ and His Gospel message of personal and corporate redemption and progressive, bottom-to-top, spiritual and societal transformation, in time and in eternity.
What is ‘Christian Reconstruction?’
I suppose the best way to understand what Christian Reconstruction is about is to think of it in this way: the Gospel of salvation through personal faith in Christ, and redemption through his death, resurrection and ascension into heaven, is a message of comprehensive redemption.
Gary North describes comprehensive redemption this way:
“In every area of life that has been affected by the Fall of man and by original sin, the Gospel of Christ liberates people from sin. Wherever sin reigns, there the gospel calls people to repent: to turn around. By liberating individuals from sin, the gospel liberates institutions and cultures from sin.” (Genesis, vol. 1, An Economic Commentary on the Bible)
I think of it as God’s EXTREME MAKEOVER of his creation though His Son Jesus Christ.
As unregenerate persons are saved, transformed and redeemed individually, societies are progressively transformed and redeemed corporately. Societies’ institutions are transformed and redeemed through the agency of the Holy Spirit working through God’s people. The result is, ultimately, a comprehensive (though not universal and absolute) transformation and redemption of the culture.
The method of this comprehensive and progressive “remaking” of society and its institutions is the Holy Scriptures.
The means of this comprehensive and progressive “remaking” of society and its institutions is the Holy Spirit.
So, to me, Christian Reconstruction is the idea that God is remaking/refashioning the world in time and in history — redeeming it from the Fall according to the principles and promises set forth in his Word — primarily since the time of his Son’s first coming and establishing of his New Covenant with man in the 1st century A.D.. And God has chosen to use his redeemed people, who are being saved out of every nation and tongue in every age, to carry out this important task of remaking and “reconstructing”. And He will advance and accomplish this work — through the power and influence of the Holy Spirit — until his Son returns to earth from heaven.
It presumes the long-term success of the Gospel, and the progressive supplanting of Satan’s illegitimate, temporal kingdom with Christ’s everlasting kingdom.
Bottom line: it’s all about Him.