Holy Bribes: "Render unto Caesar"?
But in addition to justifying lying based on "Rahab's lie", theonomists believe that treason is just fine and dandy if it is done in the name of dominionism (I won't dignify this idea by calling it, treason done in the name of God !)
Gary North says that Rahab committed treason against her government in God’s cause, and he maintains that this was a virtuous action because Rahab’s rulers were evil. This line of thinking has obvious parallels to the situation in America today.
If one believes that America is evil, and that the country should be brought under the dominion of more Godly stewards through some sort of great "restoration", and if one believes that that the government is being run largely by evil, fallen men, then even treason is excusable!
According to North, bribing government officials is also perfectly acceptable, if it advances the cause (though taking a bribe yourself wound still be considered still a sin).
North asks, “Would a pastor in an American pulpit ever preach on the legitimacy of a Christian’s offering a bribe to a state official under certain circumstances?” North then points out, “What the Bible condemns is the taking of bribes, since it is assumed that godly men will enforce God’s laws without payoffs. A bribe may not be accepted for one’s own personal profit, either for perverting justice or for administering justly. But the Bible nowhere condemns the giving of bribes in order to impede the progress of apostate governments.”
North offers this scenario of justification:“On the other hand, to the extent that any Christian’s position in any period of time should resemble the plight of the Christians under Roman rule, then he should take heed. Under the rule of a Hitler or a Stalin, the Christian’s proper response is outward subservience. He should bribe the dictator’s lieutenants, lie if necessary, join a Christian underground, and gain freedom of action through the lies and bribes to continue preaching and publishing.”North concludes:“We pay the bribe until the day that God’s adversaries lose power, but not one day longer.”
Considering that a main tenet of reconstructionism is that adherents should seek jobs in government, with an eye to overthrowing the present government when such a thing becomes feasible, I guess that explains a thing or two going on in Washington nowadays, doesn't it?