This is a repository for the official documents of Christ county, kingdom of God, and The First House of Electors therefor.
As with understanding any People or Culture, to understand what Christ county is, and/or was, it is best to forge ahead and read what they have said about themselves.
The First House of Electors, hereafter "House," is no more, having expired of its own limitations. However, Christ county lives on so long as there are people alive who have signed the Christ county Compact. The Compact, reprinted here, is/was entered into by a group of people of like mind and spirit. They believe that God is the true head of all legitimate government. Everything they did after signing the Compact was done with the intent of creating a government, separate from all worldly governments, which would operate according to the One True God's Law.
Their ideas and their methods were inspired by the old ecclesia, the jural society, the Holy Scriptures, and most of all with the help of the Holy Spirit. Also, Robert Bissett should be acknowledged, for his wonderful work Letters to Jessica.
Just as the government of the United States of America was once established so that a group of sovereign States could collectively interface with foreign countries without endangering their domestic freedoms, Christ county was established by People who gave an Oath to be subject first and always to God's Law. Christ county creates a separate jurisdiction, or a buffer-zone, between these People, and all worldly governments.
Endeavoring to be a true ecclesia, the People of Christ county established the House as their local seat of government. The House had an Executive Branch, a Judicial Branch, and an Ecclesiastical Council (the Assembly) which determined general policy (The Principles and Practices) as they best believed it to be practiced according to their chosen Law, the King James Bible, authorized version A.D. 1611. There was no Legislative Branch, as the Law was already written, and cannot be improved upon by man. They had a Clerk, and kept records in a manner much like any modern county. Those records are not reproduced here. Someday we hope to make available a tutorial on how to keep and maintain these records.
The documents contained here represent the most important work done by the People of the House, over a period of about four years. It was difficult work. Essentially, they were creating a new government from scratch. The reason it is said that history is always written by the victor is simple -- self preservation. The long-term view of Man's history tells us that governments are anything but permanent. Knowing this, the leaders of all governments try to make their government last as long as possible. One of the ways they do this is by making information about creating new governments scarce. Kind of makes sense, doesn't it? The work done by the House required a deep understanding of a wide range of topics such as authority, God, jurisdiction, lawful, oath, and truth.
Another way governments protect themselves is to try to make people believe all sorts of lies. One of these is commonly that their current form of government was inspired by God, and often that it was created by an almost super-human man or group of men. This idea discourages people from ever thinking that they might be able to govern themselves, or create a better government than the one they have.
We hope that the documents presented here will help to dispell both notions. Certainly the House did not create a perfect government -- it lasted only four years, and its people never achieved true independence from worldly governments. But it was, and is, a work in progress. Judge for yourself whether you believe they created a workable goverment, and whether that government could ever develop into a better form than the one under which you now live. Preserving this work, and making it available to the world, may make it possible for the Second, Third, Fourth . . . Houses to succeed, where the First has failed. Those of us who have read the Book, know that the One True God wins in the end!
The documents are presented as they were originally presented on the House's own website, so any links found within them will be mostly inoperable. But the value of the documents remains. Enjoy.