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Congressional Issues 2012
GOVERNMENT
Anarchism!



Democrats and Republicans won't hesitate to call a consistent libertarian an "anarchist." It's a word that sounds really bad. Nobody wants to be an "anarchist."

Except Kevin Craig.

Why Christian Anarchism is so important

1. Jesus Commanded His Followers to Be Anarchists

2. God Hates Archism

3. But Aren't Anarchists Lawless and Disorderly?

4. What about Romans 13?

5. Christian Anarchism from Genesis to Revelation

We were taught in our government school civics class that "anarchists" are bad. The dictionary tells us that the word comes from the Greek words a-  meaning "not" and "archist." But we were never told what an "archist" is.

It turns out that "an-archists" are good people. It is "archists" who are bad.

When most people hear the word "anarchist" they think of a bomb-throwing assassin who doesn't believe in private property. But in fact, during the 20th century, "archists" dropped more bombs and confiscated more private property in a single day than so-called "anarchists" did in an entire year.

But mostly, when people hear the word "anarchist" they think of someone who is against "the government."

  • I believe in a well-governed, orderly society.

So why this webpage in defense of "anarchism?"

Because the greatest threat to a well-governed, orderly society, is the institution that drops the most bombs, assassinates the most people, and confiscates the most private property.

That dangerous force is none other than "the government."

Do Anarchists at Tea Parties Really Want to Kill All Politicians? - CSMonitor.com

I believe that every single person who signed the Constitution in Philadelphia in 1787 would have been appalled at the idea of abolishing "the government," but if they could visit America in 2010 and see what happened to the Christian Republic they formed, and if they could read a few of the webpages on this website, they would be inclined to agree that the only way to preserve the American ideal of "Liberty Under God" is to abolish the United States and repudiate the opposite of "anarchism," which we will call "archism."

Government schools have trained us to oppose "anarchists." We have been trained to believe that "archists" are good and "anarchists" are bad (though we never use the word "archist"). This is the exact opposite of the Biblical position. This is

The Biggest Government Lie of All Time

In the Bible, archists are bad. Jesus says we are not to be archists, and He says the opposite of an archist is a servant.

I strive to be a servant, not an archist.

We have it all backwards: "archists" are bad; "anarchists" are good.

It won't be easy to convince most Americans of this fact. They won't care to take the time to read this webpage and rethink their government-school lessons.

You've heard all the bad rumors about "anarchists." Let's look at the track record of "archists."

Death by Government:
The
Chilling Statistics of Archist Democide in the 20th Century

When people think of "anarchists" they think of bomb-throwing assassins and anti-property criminals. This is exactly what "archists" want people to think. In fact, more bombs are thrown by "archists" than "anarchists," and more crimes against property are committed by "archists" than common "private sector" criminals. "Archists" have deliberately murdered an average of 10,000 per day in the 20th century. They are planning to murder an additional 15,000 per hour in the next century.

The opposite of an "anarchist" must be an "archist." An "archist" believes that violence is morally wrong, but violence committed by "the State" is morally acceptable.

In 1994 "criminals" committed 7,885 bank robberies, taking $28 million. That same year, "government agencies" seized $2.1 Billion in "asset forfeiture proceedings," often without "probable cause," and often not returned when innocence was proven. Theft by any other name . . . would be called "taxation."

The crimes committed by those who are called "criminals" cannot come close in number or intensity to the crimes committed by "organized government."

Why did God decide to judge the world by flood at the time of Noah? What do you think God hates so much that He would destroy the earth because of it?
In a word, the answer is "archism."
Find out more.


This is the most important civics class you will ever have. The lives of hundreds of millions of people depend on your getting an "A" in this class.

Class begins with marching orders from "the Father of his Country," George Washington.

The commander-in-chief directs that divine service be performed every Sunday at eleven o'clock in those brigades [in] which there are chaplains; those which have none [are] to attend the places of worship nearest to them. It is expected that officers of all ranks will by their attendance set an example to their men. While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian. The signal instances of providential goodness which we have experienced, and which have now almost crowned our labors with complete success, demand from us in a peculiar manner the warmest returns of gratitude and piety to the Supreme Author of all good.
—George Washington, General Orders (1778)
The Writings of George Washington from the Original Manuscript Sources, 1745-1799. Edited by John C. Fitzpatrick. 39 vols. Washington: United States Government Printing Office, 1931-44, 11:342.

So what is "the distinguished character of a Christian?" We can do no better than ask Christ Himself.

Jesus Commanded His Followers to Be "Anarchists"

We'll be reading a passage from the Gospel of Mark below, but consider these preliminaries:

For Further Study: "Anarchism" Defined and Dissected

Anarchy Defined

"Anarchy" comes from two Greek words:

A + archy

(the "n" is added to bridge the two vowels).

"A" means "not" or "without," as in "amoral" (which Christian Anarchists are not).
"Archy" means "head" or "ruler."

"Monarchy"
means one king rules over all.

"Oligarchy"
means a small group rules over all.

"Rule" classically means to "tax," "imprison," "conscript" and "declare war."

"Anarchists"

  • believe that no person or group of people should "rule" over other people
  • believe that no one has the right to initiate force against others
  • believe that no person or group of people has a right to steal, kidnap or kill.

"Archists"

  • believe they have the right to "rule" over others
  • believe they have the right to initiate force against others
  • believe they have the right to steal ("tax"), kidnap ("conscript") and kill ("smart bomb")
    (or to "vote" for someone to do it for them).

"Anarchism: What Is This Word Our Rulers Hate?"
by Patricia Neill
Anarchophobia: The Fear of Liberty’s Logical Conclusion
by Thomas Hill
The Reluctant Anarchist
by Joseph Sobran
Scary Story: The State vs. Anarchists
by Thomas L. Knapp


The Impossibility of Secular Anarchy

Some who call themselves "anarchists" say they believe in no law at all. From a Christian perspective, this is an impossibility. In a group of 50 such "anarchists" there will be 50 law-makers and (at least) 50 codes of law. Every such "anarchist" is really just a nascent archist.

When everyone is his own god, his own law, you have multi-archy, or poly-archy.
     You may have chaos.
     You may have terror.
But you do not have the absence of archism, which is what "anarchy" literally means.

"Anarchy" is best defined as the absence of a "State," a "political" system, or a "civil government."

If you are not an "anarchist," then you are a "statist" of some degree or another.
Society without a State - Mises Institute
"Statism"- Worship of the State
Statism is Idoltary, according to America's Founding Fathers.
We worship the State when we believe it will bring us "salvation."
Atheism ("Secular Humanism") is a religion.

Christian Anarchism

"Christian Anarchism" is the view that Jesus should be our Law-giver,

Christian anarchists believe that society is more orderly, harmonious, and prosperous when people are committed to Jesus Christ and His Word, rather than to the arbitrary, shifting decrees of Secular Humanism and fiat law.

The Christian believes that
   Jesus Christ is the only legitimate "Archist"
(Colossians 1:18; cf. Acts 3:15; 5:31; Romans 15:12; Hebrews 2:10; 12:2; Revelation 1:5)
   and His Word is our "Archy"
(He is the Word; John 1:1; I John 1:1; Revelation 19:13; cf. also Hebrews 3:14; 5:12).
 
Christians are heaven-bent on the non-violent overthrow of all Secular Humanist Archies, and the proclamation of the right of Christ to be the world's sole Archist.
This is "The Christmas Conspiracy."

A Christian is commanded to love his enemies, not "bomb them back to the Stone Age." A Christian is commanded to obtain life's necessities by voluntary exchange, not by levying a "tax." A Christian cannot be a part of "the State." A Christian cannot become an American citizen.


Mark 10:42-45

The classic passage in which Jesus forbids us to be "archists" (and thereby commands us to be "anarchists") is Mark 10:42-45

But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. {43} Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. {44} And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. {45} "For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."

The word translated "rulers" comes from the Greek word from which we derive our word "anarchist." Jesus clearly says His followers are not to be "archists," and that means we are to be "an-archists." In fact, God hates archists.


2. God Hates Archism

Who Are "Archists?"

As we have seen, the Lord Jesus Christ is said to be the only true Archist. Earthly "archists" seek to be lord over others, usurping the authority of the Prince of Peace. The Bible therefore speaks very negatively against earthly "archists."

Here are some more verses which use the word "archist." Do YOU want to be an archist?

Ephesians 2:2   in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,

1 Corinthians 2:6-8 However, we speak wisdom among those who are mature, yet not the wisdom of this age, nor of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. {7} But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, the hidden wisdom which God ordained before the ages for our glory, {8} which none of the rulers of this age knew; for had they known, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory.

Romans 13:1-3 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers (exousiai) [pl.]. For there is no exousia but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. {2} Whosoever therefore resisteth the exousia, resisteth the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. {3} For archists are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the exousia? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: Ephesians 6:12
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against exousiai, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Colossians 2:15
And having spoiled archists and exousiai, He made a show of them openly, triumphing over them in Him.

Acts 4:26   The kings of the earth stood up, and the archists were gathered together against the Lord, and against His Christ.

John 12:31   Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the archist of this world be cast out.


What Do "Archists" Do?

Archists attempt to convince us that when things don't go the way we would like them to go, we can resort to violence to change matters. Even if nothing will be changed by violence, that's OK, because making them suffer who made us suffer is called "justice." Archists thus believe in institutionalized vengeance.

The Bible clearly links violence and rulership. The Bible says Israel rejected God when they opted for archism (1 Samuel 8). Much of the Old Testament Scriptures describe this archist rebellion, denounce the violence and death it caused, and record the prophets' message of judgment from an anti-archist God. Whole books in the Bible chronicle the violence of the kings. God hates this violence-archism nexus, and when His patience is crossed, He will destroy all those involved in this "patriotism."

Genesis 6 Now it came to pass, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men, that they were beautiful; and they took wives for themselves of all whom they chose. {4} There were giants on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of men and they bore children to them. Those were the mighty men who were of old, men of renown. {5} Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. {11} The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. {12} So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. {13} And God said to Noah, "The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth.

Above all previous centuries, the 20th century is characterized by:

  • Secular Humanism: Rebellion Against Christ the True Archist
  • Leviathan: Huge, centralized governments
  • Violence: More murders than any previous century. "Legal" murders.

But most Christians don't care about violence. Most Christians don't care about archism. They only care about "personal peace and affluence." They're just waiting around for the rapture, and if they can skim a little pork off the top of the archist barrel before they go, all the better. Their archist apathy makes Jesus puke (Revelation 3:16).

Since Christ is the Prince of Peace, it follows that Christians are Pacifists (from the Latin word for "peace"). And since "archy" ("the State") is institutionalized violence, it follows that Christians are anarchists.

The most important reason for being a Christian Anarchist is not merely to point a finger at the bad things archists do, like killing, stealing, kidnapping, and committing other acts of violence. The most important reason for being an anarchist is the effect archism has on us. We hear the philosophers and theologians -- and sometimes politicians -- praise Jesus as a "great teacher," and everyone gives lip-service to the Sermon on the Mount. But when a pagan dictator threatens to raise our gas prices, Jesus takes a backseat to realpolitik. And everyone learns a subtle lesson: loving your enemies and forgiving one another is all well and good for our "private lives," but for public matters -- the "really important stuff" in "the real world" -- "national security" takes precedence over "the Great Teacher." Thus when someone wrongs us, we don't think twice before saying "I'll sue his pants off!" (See 1 Corinthians 6.)

From a Christian perspective, two things characterize pure religion. They can be summed up in the words of the Apostle James:

Pure religion and undefiled before God and the Father is this,
To visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction, and
to keep oneself unspotted from the world.

James 1:27

Christian Anarchism is the "one pure religion." If you want to be the kind of person who spontaneously and from the heart has the compassion of Jesus, and visits the weak and afflicted, you must become a "Christian anarchist."

Your success at treating the most despised members of society with love and compassion is a divine indicator of your allegiance to the Lord Jesus Christ. If you treat the "marginalized" and your "enemies" with contempt, those acts will be imputed to your account as though you had personally treated Christ that way (Matthew 25:31ff.).

For this reason, it is absolutely vital that you remain "unspotted" by the agenda, mythology, and weltänschauüng of the world of archism. The world-and-life view of archist culture is summed up in these phrases:

  • "Survival of the fittest,"
  • "Looking out for number one,"
  • "I'm not going to let him get away with that!"
  • "You can't tell me what to do!"
  • "Take this job and shove it!"
  • "I'll sue his pants off."

It is an impure religion of the worship of self, and the denial of Christ. It is the refusal to love even your enemy, and to follow Jesus to the Cross. It is the religion of Secular Humanism. As a product of government media and schools, this religion has left your spirit spotted and impure. You must get these ideas out of your head if you are to find yourself at Christ's right hand (Matthew 25:34). You must become "unspotted." You must become a Christian anarchist.

 

In the Garden of Eden there was the Family. "The State" did not exist. Vine & Fig Tree is a Biblical phrase which speaks of a day when we beat "swords into plowshares" and every family holds their property without fear of conquest. The Prophet Micah speaks of this day: when Edenic conditions will be restored throughout the earth. This means the disappearance of "the State."

In saying we are not to be "archists," Jesus is saying we are to be "servants." Click here to study this idea. This is a principle for individuals and governments alike. At one time politicians were called "public servants."

To Rule Is To Destroy


3. Aren't Anarchists Lawless and Disorderly?

No. Archists are. Archists are in rebellion against the True Source of Law and Order, Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. The history of the world and especially the history of America makes clear this correlation:

More "government" = more disorder and lawlessness

Here is what a Christian Anarchist looks like after he has joined The Christmas Conspiracy.

Anarchism: A Biblical Imperative

You probably view the phrase "Christian Anarchist" with incredulity. A person who claims to be an "anarchist" cannot possibly be a Christian, you think. The "Vine & Fig Tree" brand of Christian Anarchism is a rigorously Biblical anarchism. We believe in the historic views of the Inerrancy of Scripture. We are six-day creationists and 5-point Calvinists. We strongly and enthusiastically hold to the first 20 chapters of the Westminster Confession of Faith (1647).

And yet we believe the Bible nowhere commands men to form "the State," and everything the State does is a violation of God's Law. And as "Theonomists," we take Biblical Law very, very seriously.

If you desire more assurance that we as Christian Anarchists are not anti-Christian, please consider the following links:


Nothing is more important in this world than
Christian Anarchism
and destroying the myth of "The Divine Right of Archists"

During the 20th century, on the average, 10,000 people were deliberately killed by "archists" every single day. Untold hundreds of billions of dollars in private property have been seized by "archists." All the great religions of the world implicitly teach against theft and murder, but "religion" is relegated to the "private," because the only thing that really matters is "public," "official," and approved by the government. "Forgiveness" is not as "real" as a lawsuit in government courts. "Peace" is "idealistic"; war is "practical" and "realistic." Kindergarteners on the playground already sense these basic facts of life.

"The government" turns out to be the greatest source of theft, murder, and denial of human rights on the planet. The idea that institutionalized violence ("the State") is OK pervades our lives. This mythology must be destroyed.

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4. What about Romans 13?

Your first question is likely to be: "But what about Romans 13?"

Romans 13 is the most disastrously misinterpreted Biblical text in the history of Western Civilization. Romans 13 says "the powers" are "ordained" by God. As Calvinists we believe everything is "ordained" by God, including the demonic "powers," of  whom the Apostle Paul says we are to "wrestle against" (Eph. 6:12). God "ordains" evil, and the State is the institutionalization of evil. Christians are not to resist evil by fighting evil with evil. This is the message of Romans 12. Not only are Christians not to resist evil in the form of an isolated bully, Christians are not to return evil to the greatest form of evil in the world: The State. This is the message of Romans 13. Here might be the first place for you to begin:

Vine & Fig Tree's Romans 13 Home Page
The most disastrously misunderstood Biblical text in history!

This question is often asked as a diversion or an excuse to avoid the responsibilities and duties of a Christian Anarchist (like forgiving enemies rather than declaring war on them). We don't want to have to take Christ's Sermon on the Mount "too literally," and we want to justify our vengeance against our enemies by saying "we must be practical," and we usually turn to Romans 13 to do that. Read the chapter in its context (Romans 12).

Romans 13 is no obstacle to Christian Anarchism. In fact, Romans 13 proves Christian Anarchism:

  • Romans 13 says "the powers" are "ordained" by God.
  • "Powers" are evil. Christians "wrestle against them."
  • Not everything God ordains is good. God ordains evil. The State is evil. The State is God's judgment on archist disobedience. Saddam Hussein does not bear weapons of mass destruction in vain. He is God's "minister." (Proverbs 21:1) Are you afraid of Saddam Hussein?  Then you must be an archist (Romans 13:4).
  • If you really want to obey Romans 13, pray to God; ask Him to make you an anarchist.

Do you really want to know what Romans 12 and 13 are about? Then see our

Romans 13 Home Page


Christian Anarchism from Genesis to Revelation

The whole Bible teaches Christian Anarchism. From cover to cover. Most Christians are familiar with only a few passages in the Bible, those on "salvation," or maybe a few passages on "the rapture" or "the second coming." Most Christians have never read the history of the rise of the State or the idolatry and infanticide of the kings, and the Prophets who so thoroughly denounced them.

The Bible Describes the Battle: Politics vs. Patriarchy

All human beings are created in families. Patriarchy is an inescapable concept. If the Christian pater does not train his family in the Ways of Peace, he will be oppressed by a “paternalistic” State. The Family is the basic social unit of a prosperous society.

Obedience through the Family eliminates tyranny, protects property.

The Institution called "The State" is unBiblical. It reflects rebellion against God's Law.

The whole history of man as recorded in the Bible is the history of sinful rebellion against society as created in the Garden of Eden, and the construction of institutions based on Humanistic power: coercion and violence. It is the history of Politics vs. Patriarchy.

God never commanded human beings to form a "state." The State was formed by rebels who wanted to seize the wealth of others rather than work for it or engage in peaceful trade.
The Criminality of the State - Albert Jay Nock

95 Theses Against the State

  • View | Welcome to “The 95 Days of Christmas”
  • View | The Importance of Luther's 95 Theses
  • View | The Origin of These 95 Theses
  • View | Introduction: Taking the Bible Seriously
  • View | Thesis 1: Christ the Word
  • View | Thesis 2: Christ the Creator
  • View | Thesis 3: Creation, not Evolution
  • View | Thesis 4: Omniscience, Predestination, and Providence
  • View | Thesis 5: “Self-Evident Truths”

 View | A. PATRIARCHY BEFORE THE FALL

  • View | Thesis 6: The Biological Basis of Patriarchy
  • View | Thesis 7: The Dominion Mandate
  • View | Thesis 8: Patriarchy and “the Extended Family”
  • View | Thesis 9: Patriarchy and the Sanctions of the Covenant
  • View | Thesis 10: The Priority of Agrarianism
  • View | Thesis 11: Patriarchy and the Mountain

View | B. PATRIARCHY BEFORE THE FLOOD

View | C. PATRIARCHY BEFORE SINAI

  • Elders as Judges
  • View | Thesis 17: The Post-Flood Absence of The Institutional Church
  • View | Thesis 18: The Patriarchal Power Of “Capital Punishment.”
  • View | Thesis 19: Nimrod: The First Politician (Post-Flood)
  • Nimrod: The First Politician
  • View | Thesis 20: Patriarchy vs. Political Slavery
  • Nimrod: "Hunter of Men"
  • View | Thesis 21: Demonic Activity At Babel
  • View | Thesis 22: The Division of The Nations
  • Babel and "The Religion of Humanity"
  • The Dispersed Nations of "The Family of Man"
  • View | Thesis 23: Evangelism In The Old Covenant
  • View | Thesis 24: Patriarchy, “National Defense,” And Military Socialism
  • View | Thesis 25: Patriarchy and “Sacraments”: Circumcision
  • View | Thesis 27: Patriarchy, Precious Metals, and Money
  • View | Thesis 26: The Myth of The “Separation Of Church And State”
  • View | Thesis 28: Salvation is Political

View | D. PATRIARCHY UNDER MOSES

  • Pharaohs and Pyramids
  • View | Thesis 29: Patriarchy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Early Days of the Old Testament
  • View | Thesis 30: As With All Angelic Activity, No State Action Is Coincidental or Random
  • View | Thesis 31: Ceremony, Ritual, Liturgy, And The “Pedagogical Law”
  • View | Thesis 32: Patriarchy and “Sacraments”: Passover
  • View | Thesis 33: Patriarchs And “Elders”
  • Patriarchs as "Elders"
  • View | Thesis 34: The Need for a Pedagogical Legal Structure
  • View | Thesis 35: Angels And The Pedagogical Legal Structure
  • View | Thesis 36: The Promised Land
  • View | Thesis 37: The Temporary Character of The First “Church Officers”
  • View | Thesis 38: Patriarchy and the Temple
  • View | Thesis 39: Patriarchy and Education
  • View | Thesis 40: Patriarchy and Oaths

View | E. PATRIARCHY AND THE RISE OF THE STATE

View | F. PATRIARCHY AND PROVIDENCE : THE STATE

  • God Sends EVIL !
  • Angels and God's Throne of Government
  • Stars and Idolatry
  • View | Thesis 46: Romans 8:28 and The State
  • View | Thesis 47: God’s Sovereign Ordering of Every State
  • View | Thesis 48: The State Serves God by Sinning
  • View | Thesis 49: The State As Sanctified “Servant”/ “Deacon”/”Minister”
  • View | Thesis 50: The State Does Not Serve God Self-Consciously
  • View | Thesis 51: Only One King Self-Consciously Serves God
  • View | Thesis 52: Judgment of the State in Heaven and Earth
  • View | Thesis 53: Moloch-Worship and the Nature of Idols
  • View | Thesis 54: War, Capital Punishment, and “The Sword”
  • View | Thesis 55: The Throne of David
  • The Power of the Sword
  • "In the Name of the Law"

View | G. PATRIARCHY AND THE MESSIAH

View | H. PATRIARCHY AND THE EARLY HOME-CHURCHES

  • View | Thesis 68: Extremism vs. Neutrality
  • View | Thesis 69: Sons of God and Pedagogues
  • View | Thesis 70: Judgment and the Church-Courts of Christ
  • View | Thesis 71: The Apostolic Church and the Spread of Power
  • View | Thesis 72: Patriarchy and the House-Church
  • View | Thesis 73: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: Baptism
  • View | Thesis 74: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: “The Lord’s Supper”
  • View | Thesis 75: Self-Ordination
  • View | Thesis 76: Salt and Statism
  • View | Thesis 77: Political Authority and Kingdom Citizenship
  • View | Thesis 78: Patriarchy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Last Days of the Old Covenant
  • View | Thesis 79: Taxation, Kingdom Citizenship, and Overcoming Through Suffering
  • View | Thesis 80: Violence
  • View | Thesis 81: Vengeance
  • View | Thesis 82: Creationist Anarcho-Socialism and Darwinian Archo-Socialism
  • View | Thesis 83: Pedagogy and The Powers
  • View | Thesis 84: The End of Archists: The Pedagogues Judged by the Church
  • View | Thesis 85: The Last Days of the Old Covenant
  • Salt and Statism
  • Ghostbusters on Mars Hill

View | I. PATRIARCHY IN “THE MILLENNIUM

  • View | Thesis 86: “The Millennium”
  • View | Thesis 87: “Ruling with Christ”
  • Angels and Autarchy
  • View | Thesis 88: Salvation as Light and Social Healing
  • View | Thesis 89: Edenic Restoration
  • View | Thesis 90: The New Heavens and New Earth
  • View | Thesis 91: The Unconverted In the “Millennium”
  • View | Thesis 92: The Last Acts of Earthly Archists
  • View | Thesis 93: The City of God
  • View | Thesis 94: We are in Heaven Now
  • View | Thesis 95: Perfection

200 million people in America claim to be Christian. If all of them would

the State would disappear.

One reason many of these Christians don't actively work for Micah's Vine & Fig Tree society is that they believe God has predestined the world to get worse and worse. This is an unBiblical view.

A second reason many Christians don't actively work for Micah's Vine & Fig Tree society is that they believe God has "ordained" the State, and that God commands us to have a State, and abolishing the State would be contrary to His will. This too is an unBiblical view. It begins with an erroneous interpretation of Paul's Letter to the Romans.

Vine & Fig Tree's Romans 13 Home Page
The most disastrously misunderstood Biblical text in history!

Abolishing "The State"



"'Christian anarchism?' You must be joking!"

This webpage is no joke. The 21st century will be an incomparable blood-bath if Christians do not repudiate the political mythology of institutionalized vengeance. Christians brought liberty to the Western world by questioning the universally-accepted belief in "the divine right of kings." Now is the time for a "paradigm-shift" of equal magnitude. Our concept of social order should depend on Godly families, not institutionalized political violence.


Interrogatory in Federal Court by Christian Anarchist


"Now, some may say what I’ve proposed above is not anarchy at all, but limited Constitutional Government.
I won’t argue the semantic point.
Call it what pleases you. Sam Konkin and I called it Agorism. This is the Thoreau-inspired vision of a free society I’ve been working towards in the past four decades of my life."
Mere Anarchy « J. Neil Schulman

For Further Study


Against Politics
Agorism.info
Anarchism.net
Anarcho-Capitalism: An Annotated Bibliography
Anderson, Terry and P. J. Hill
An American Experiment in Anarcho-Capitalism: The Not So Wild, Wild West PDF
Anti-State.com
Barnett, Randy
• “Pursuing Justice in a Free Society,” Parts One and Two
Whither Anarchy? Has Nozick Justified the State? PDF
Bell, Tom
Polycentric Law
Privately Produced Law PDF
Benson, Bruce
Customary Law With Private Means of Resolving Disputes PDF
Enforcement of Private Property Rights in Primitive Societies PDF
Guns for Protection and Other Private-Sector Responses to Crime PDF
Reciprocal Exchange as the Basis for Recognition of Law PDF
The Enterprise of Customary Law
Bissell, Roger
More on the Government Controversy
Reslving the Government Issue
Black, Bob
The Libertarian as Conservative
Block, Walter
All Government Is Excessive PDF
Anarchism and Minarchism: No Rapprochement Possible PDF
Governmental Inevitability: Reply to Holcombe PDF
Rejoinder to Holcombe on the Inevitability of Government PDF
The Libertarian Minimal State PDF
Boyd, James
From Far Right to Far Left – and Farther – with Karl Hess
Brewster, Leonard
The Impossibility of the State? PDF
Burton, Daniel C.
Libertarian Anarchism PDF
Bylund, Per
On the Need For a Final Arbiter
Callahan, Gene
We Need the State – Otherwise, Something Bad Might Happen!
Campan, Gael J.
Does Justice Qualify As An Economic Good? PDF
Caplan, Bryan
Anarchist Theory FAQ
anarchist economics
anarchist political theory
Caplan, Bryan and Ed Stringham
Networks, Anarcho-Capitalism, and the Paradox of Cooperation PDF
Carson, Kevin A.
Austrian and Marxist Theories of Monopoly Capital: A Mutualist Synthesis
Libertarian Forum: A Resource for UnCapitalists?
Studies in Mutualist Political Economy
Casey, Doug
Doug Casey on Anarchy
Casey, Gerard
Reflections on Legal Polycentrism PDF
Cato Unbound debate:
Is Limited Government Possible?
Who Needs Government?
Center for a Stateless Society
Chappell, Robert H.
Anarchy Revisited: The Public Education Dilemma PDF
Chartier, Gary
Moving Along the State-Anarchy Continuum
Childs, Roy A.
Objectivism and the State
The Invisible Hand Strikes Back PDF
Open Letter to Ayn Rand
The Epistemological Basis of Anarchism
Conger, Wally
Rediscovering Left & Right
What’s Left?
Cuzán, Alfred
Do We Ever Really Get Out of Anarchy? PDF
Davidson, James Dale
Note on Anarchy, State, and Utopia PDF
Dykes, Nicholas
Mrs. Logic and the Law: A Critique of Ayn Rand’s View of Government
Economic Government Group
Edmonds, Brad
Abolishing Government Improves the Roads
Government Will Be Abolished
How to Abolish Government
How to Persuade Others to Abolish Government
Why Abolishing Government Would Not Bring Chaos
Why Government Must Be Abolished
Why the Public Puts Up With Abusive Cops
Explorations in the Public Choice Theory of Government
Fielding, Karl T.
Nonexcludability and Government Financing of Public Goods PDF
Stateless Society: French on Rothbard PDF
The Role of Personal Justice in Anarcho-Capitalism PDF
Free Life Index
Free-Market Alternatives to the State
Friedman, David
Anarchy and Efficient Law
Do We Need a Government?
Law as a Private Good: A Response to Tyler Cowen on the Economics of Anarchy
Police, Courts, and Laws – on the Market
Gordon, David
Review of George Smith PDF
The Trouble With Democracy
Grinder, Walter E. and John Hagel III
Toward a Theory of State Capitalism PDF
Hasnas, John
Myth of the Rule of Law
Reflections on the Minimal State
Hess, Karl
The Death of Politics
Higgs, Robert
If Men Were Angels
Hoppe, Hans-Hermann
Marxist and Austrian Class Analysis PDF
Myth of National Defense (large PDF file)
Natural Elites, Intellectuals, and the State
The Idea of a Private Law Society
The Private Production of Defense PDF
Individualist Anarchist Resources
Individualist Anarchist Society
Jasay, Anthony de
The State
Johnson, Caleb
Why I Am An Anarchist
Journal of Libertarian Studies
Kinsella, Stephan
What It Means To Be An Anarcho-Capitalist
Knauer, Eric
Response to Robert Bidinotto on the Contradiction in Anarchism
Knudson, Ken
Critique of Anarchist Communism
Konkin, Samuel E. III
Interview
The New Libertarian Manifesto
Konkin, Samuel E. III and Wally Conger
Building a New Libertarian Movement
Lawrence, Richard
Objectivism, Libertarianism and Anarchism
LeFevre, Robert
The Nature of Man and His Government
Left & Right
Leoni, Bruno
Freedom and the Law
Law and Politics
Liberatis, Lex
Privately Produced Law
Libertarian Forum
Links Worth A Look
Literature of Liberty
Loan, Albert
Institutional Bases of the Spontaneous Order: Surety and Assurance
Lysander Spooner
Martin, James J.
Business and the New Deal
McElroy, Wendy
• articles on individualist anarchism
Memory Hole
Michael S. Rozeff LRC Archives
Molyneux, Stefan
Disproving the State
Inviting Freedom: Releasing Everyone’s “:Inner Libertarian”
Life Without Government
Market Anarchism: Are You Guys Crazy?
The Stateless Society: An Examination of Alternatives
Movement of the Libertarian Left
Murphy, Bob
But Wouldn’t Warlords Take Over?
Insuring Chaos Theory
Minerva
Private Law
Mutualist.org
Narveson, Jan
Is Government A Mistake?
Nenova, Tatiana and Tim Harford
Anarchy and Invention PDF
Onion, The
Americans Don’t Want a Country
Osterfeld, David
Anarchism and the Public Goods Issue PDF
Internal Inconsistencies in Arguments for Government PDF
Palmer, Tom
Do We Need a Government? PDF
Panarchy.org
Peacott, Joe
An Overview of Individualist Anarchist Thought PDF
Individualism Reconsidered
Peden, Joseph R.
Property Rights in Celtic Irish Law PDF
Polycentric Law Links
Powell, Ben
Somalia After State Collapse: Chaos or Improvement? PDF
Rampart Journal
Redford, James
Jesus Is An Anarchist PDF
Richman, Sheldon
Full Context PDF
The Goal Is Freedom: For Equality; Against Privilege
Richmond Under Lockdown
Rideau, François-René
Du droit de porter les armes – la liberté individuelle d’organiser sa propre defense
Robert Higgs
The Political Economy of Fear
Rockwell, Lew
How States Fall and Liberty Triumphs
The National Defense Myth
Working Around Leviathan
Rothbard, Murray
Anatomy of the State
Defense Services on the Free Market
For a New Liberty
Man, Economy, and State / Power and Market
Nations By Consent: Decomposing the Nation-State PDF
Nozick and the Immaculate Conception of the State PDF
Origins of the Welfare State in America
Pennsylvania ’s Anarchist Experiment: 1681-1690
The Ethics of Liberty
Roy A. Childs
Big Business and the Rise of American Statism
Roy Halliday
Enforceable Rights: A Libertarian Theory of Justice
Rozeff, Michael S.
An Economic Analysis of Power
How the Power to Tax Destroys
Russell, Eric Frank
The Great Explosion
Ruwart, Mary
Healing Our World
Sanders’, John T.
The Free-Market Model vs. Government PDF
Sciabarra, Chris Matthew
Government and the Railroads During World War I: Political Capitalism and the Death of Enterprise
Labor History Revisionism: A Libertarian Analysis of the Pullman Strike
Understanding the Global Crisis: Reclaiming Rand’s Radical Legacy
Shaffer, Butler
What Is Anarchy?
Siddeley, Leslie
The Rise and Fall of Fraternal Insurance Organizations
Silber, Arthur
I Accuse: To Those Who Pave the Way for the New Fascism
Smith, George H.
In Defense of Rational Anarchism | mirror
Justice Entrepreneurship in a Free Market PDF
Justice Entrepreneurship Revisited PDF
Sneed, John D.
Order Without Law: Where Will Anarchists Keep the Madmen? PDF (another version, non-PDF)
Solvason, Birgir Runolfsson
Institutional Evolution in the Icelandic Commonwealth PDF
Ordered Anarchy, State, and Rent-Seeking: The Icelandic Commonwealth, 930-1262
[Note: whenever links in this piece don’t work change www.hag.hi.is to www.hi.is]
Spencer Heath blog
Stringham, Edward
Market-Chosen Law PDF
The Extralegal Development of Securities Trading in 17th-century Amsterdam PDF
Stromberg, Joseph
English Enclosures and Soviet Collectivization
Political Economy of Liberal Corporativism
The Role of State Monopoly Capitalism in the American Empire PDF
Tannehill, Linda and Morris
The Market for Liberty (complete – PDF)
The Market for Liberty (partial)
The Libertarian Nation Foundation journal Formulations
Tinsley, Patrick
Private Police: A Note PDF
Tompkins, Rick 
Libertarian Class Theory: How the Political Class Exploits the Economic Class
Vallentyne, Peter
Libertarianism
The Voluntaryist
Wall, Richard
Who’s Afraid of Noam Chomsky?
Weiland, Jeremy
Two Sides of the Skeptic’s Coin
Wollstein, Jarret
Society Without Coercion (PDF)
Young, Fredric C.
Nozick and the Individualist Anarchist PDF

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