I suppose in a country of 300+ million people, it is possible to find a group of people who will believe almost anything. Even so, it is very troubling to think that there are people who think God wants His people to do this:
ChristianExodus.org was founded in November of 2003 in response to the moral degeneration of American culture, and the rampant corruption among the powers that be. The initial goal was to move thousands of Christian constitutionalists to South Carolina to accelerate the return to self-government based upon Christian principles at the local and State level. This project continues to this day, with the ultimate goal of forming an independent Christian nation that will survive after the decline and fall of the financially and morally bankrupt American empire.It is of some comfort, I suppose, that they've thus far failed to gain sufficient traction to pull this off:
We have learned, however; that the chains of our slavery and dependence upon godless government have more of a hold on us than can be broken by simply moving to another State.This context is helpful in evaluating what they now want us to do now:
As many like-minded Christian activists pursue independent Christian living without relocating, the scope has expanded to promote "personal secession" [through] many and various tracks, wherever they can be implemented. The long process of disentanglement from idolatrous dependencies includes such practices of moving towards a home-centered economy, with intentional community, home-schooling, home-gardening, house churches, health-cost sharing, private exchange, unlicenced ministry, and any other way in which we might live free and godly lives in Christ Jesus, without prostrating ourselves to eat from the hand of the imperial magistrate.This is a "come out from them and be separate" call. It sounds biblical in many ways, and yet what do we do with the "go into all the world" mandate? And how will we do this ...
Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. (1 Pet 2:12)... if we no longer live our lives among the pagans? Does "being separate" imply "personal secession"? More to the point for most of us, where does the balance lie between separation for purity's sake and integration for the gospel's sake?