Day 45: Most Hated Word #3: Anarchism

If you think "pacifism" is a hated word, just wait until you try applying it to "The State."

The Third Big Mistake made by America's Founders was to reinstate a government when they had just succeeded in abolishing the one they had.
If they were logically consistent with their ideal of "Liberty Under God," America's Founding Fathers would not have replaced the government they abolished with another.
Tragically, America's Founders were men of their age, products of their times, and they labored under the mistaken belief that God commands men to form civil governments.

This was the third huge mistake they made.

The time has come to bury this belief.
It's time to put the Bible ahead of human traditions.
The government America's Founders created turned out to be more tyrannical than the government they abolished.
They sold the Constitution to America as a document of "enumerated powers," “checks and balances,” “separation of powers,”
and popular representation that would
prevent another tyranny from arising.

Or so they said.

Their Constitution failed miserably.
Every Single person who signed the Constitution
in a convention presided over by George Washington
was concerned about tyranny,
and worked diligently to prevent it.
But they would all admit
that today's government is
a greater tyranny
than the one they abolished,
and the Constitution is a complete failure
as a document intended to protect our so-called "rights."
The tax on tea in 1775 was three pence per pound.
The tax on gas today is ten times greater.
The total tax burden today is 20 times greater than all the taxes imposed on the colonies by Britain combined.
And the British government never dreamed
of using the tax revenue they collected to
fund abortions,
or pull copies of the Ten Commandments
off classroom walls or Courthouse plazas,
and promote homosexuality to first-graders.
Instead of declaring that we had a "right" to
"No Taxation without Representation,"
We should have said,
politicians have a duty to God
not to steal.
The British Empire was not as atheistic or totalitarian as our government is today.
Washington and the Founders would be horrified at our tolerance for atheistic tyranny.
Once you admit that some men have the right
to rule over others, on what basis do you stop them
from "going too far?"
This question has never been successfully answered
in the history of political science.
It certainly hasn't been answered in America.
What about Romans 13?

We'll cover that.

Believe me; we'll cover that.

See also here.

The common understanding of Romans 13 and the Biblical doctrine of the State is more of a bumper sticker or sound-bite than a complete theory of the State that takes into account the entire Bible.

This is not a difficult or complex issue. It simply requires a degree of boldness to say "yes" to the Bible and to reject the theories of human institutions.

You will have many questions and objections to these ideas. If you have the courage to wrestle with the ideas with an open mind, then iron will sharpen iron.

Lysander Spooner was right:

the Constitution "has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it."

The “parchment barrier” against power (James Madison’s term for the Bill of Rights) wasn’t much of a barrier.


An-archism = Opposition to Archism
Archism = Institutionalized Vengeance/Violence

If you oppose violence, then you reject the concept of imposing your will on other people by initiating force against them or threatening them with violence.

But that's what "the State" is. The whole idea of "the State" is to use force to accomplish some personal or social goal, or eliminate some personal or social obstacle.

A logically consistent pacifist is an anarchist.

Jesus was a pacifist, therefore He was an anarchist.

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" -- the government opponents of "anarchism" -- 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 a 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."

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.

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.

Aren't "Anarchists" Lawless and Disorderly?

No. Archists are.

When the mainstream media uses the word "anarchist," they don't mean someone who opposes the vengeance, violence, and coercion of "archism." They mean someone who engages in riots, assassinations, destruction of private property, and creation of chaos and disorder.

But it is archists, not anarchists, who do the most assassinating, destruction of property, and creation of disorder. The picture of riots, overturning cars, bricks through windows, are acts of little wanna-be archists, who oppose one violent archist order only because they themselves want to set up a new archist order, with them in charge, with them disbursing violence, with them ordering the troops to arrest, imprison and execute the "capitalist pigs."

What the mainstream media calls "anarchy" is really "multi-archy" or "poly-archy." It is certainly not the absence of archist coercion and violence.

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


  • 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.


  • 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).

A true Christian says, "I am Not an ARCHIST"
How To Become a Christian Anarchist.

Embrace Those Three Hated Words

On the day after the Constitution went into effect in March of 1789, America and each one of the 13 united States was a Christian Theocracy.

As a militant non-violent Peacemaker, you are going to join other extraordinary Americans in undertaking the task of abolishing the U.S. government and making America a Christian Theocracy again.

In order to become a Peacemaker and receive the blessings of Christ, you must be willing to take the barbs of those who believe in war and conflict. You will be called a "wimp!" You will be told you need to "stand up for your rights!" You will be shouted down with the mantra, "U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!"  Some people just throw out insults at you to justify their refusal to listen, to forgive, to make sacrifices -- in short, their refusal to follow the Prince of Peace.

If they absolutely refuse to listen to reason, and simply want to insult you, you can only pray that God will soften their hearts so you can talk on another day.

But if a person insults you as being "unrealistic," "impractical," or "utopian," and still seems willing to talk to you and listen to your peacemaking advice, you need to be prepared to overcome their objections.

The Samuel Adams Coaching Program will equip you.

But you yourself may have to open your mind to ideas you've been trained to despise.

As Americans -- as products of violent revolution, arms exporting, and consumer selfishness -- we have been trained to shut-off and turn-off ideas which conflict with national ideology.

Here are the three issues which you must wrestle with in order to be a Peacemaker.

  • Theocracy vs. Rights
  • Pacifism vs. Revolution
  • Anarchism vs. "Representative" Regulation and Redistribution

Towards a Bible-Centered Anarchism

The Bible and the Ron Paul Curriculum

Libertarian and Republican Party Presidential Candidate Ron Paul is coming out with a home school curriculum:

I haven't studied the curriculum thoroughly, but it appears to be very light on the Bible. (That is, I searched the whole site for the word "Bible" and got zero hits.) This inspired me to think about how Ron Paul should integrate the Bible into his curriculum, or perhaps how an entirely new Bible-based home school curriculum should be created.

Without a doubt, the Ron Paul Curriculum is designed to promote Liberty.

But if there is no Bible Course in the Ron Paul Curriculum, it really cannot equip students to promote liberty.

Contrary to the shrill hysteria of some lesbians and secular progressives, Ron Paul is not a Christian Fundamentalist.

And contrary to some "Christian Fundamentalists," a fundamentalist approach to the Bible provides a more radical defense of liberty than Ron Paul's secular, Bible-free approach.

Ron Paul's curriculum is generally based on the "Austrian School of Economics." But Ron Paul's curriculum is not radically based on "Austrian Economics." It is "middle-of-the-road" "Austrian Economics." Radical Austrian economists are anarchists, or "anarcho-capitalists." Ron Paul and his curriculum are not.

I'd like to introduce you to what might be called "Anarcho-Fundamentalism."

America's Founding Fathers believed that the Bible is the Foundation of Liberty.

America's Founding Fathers believed that the foundation of Liberty is "religion and morality." Specifically, the Christian religion and Christian morality. More specifically, the Protestant Christian religion and morality. More specific still, Calvinist morality (though some Founders rejected Calvinist theology). This means, obviously, a Biblical worldview. The Bible is the key to liberty.

Secular libertarians too quickly dismiss the Bible. If in the same way they combed through every Ron Paul Campaign press release and every impromptu answer Ron Paul ever gave to a reporter, they would find numerous "contradictions" and boldly announce that Ron Paul doesn't really exist.

The Bible is demonstrably the Word of God and the most important book in the history of the human race.

I've never gotten the impression that Ron Paul is a "Bible-believing Christian." So I'm not surprised that his curriculum is essentially secular/Bible-free.

Socially Conservative Libertarians

The most important issue in the 2016 Presidential Election will be the tension between

  • social (moral) conservatives (usually Christians) who are opposed to sin, and also opposed to "Big Government,"
  • libertarians who oppose Big Government, but also oppose a conservative "small government" punishing sins ("victimless crimes") with fines, tasers, imprisonment, drones, and executions.

"The mainstream media" (which is actually a fringe media) and "the powers that be" have a vested interest in making sure that the mainstream of America does not take the Bible and Ron Paul too seriously. Both the Bible and the Ron Paul Curriculum threaten the legitimacy of the Bush-Obama regime: "The Establishment." At one time Ron Paul could be dismissed simply by calling him a "libertarian." As the word "libertarian" becomes more respected, the "A" word will be hauled out:


The Ron Paul Curriculum is based on "Austrian Economics," not the Bible. It is secular, not Christian.

This is unfortunate for Ron Paul, because he could make more money by appealing to the Bible-believing education consumer.

It's also unfortunate because the Bible is the best foundation for liberty.

It may come as a surprise to Ron Paul (and many Christians), but the Bible teaches Austrian Economics and Libertarian social/government theory.

Consistent Austrian economics is anarcho-capitalism. The Bible also teaches anarcho-capitalism. If everyone who claims to be a Bible-believing Christian were to become an advocate of anarcho-capitalism, and if every nation

should take the Bible for their only law book, and every member should regulate his conduct by the precepts there exhibited . . . Every member would be obliged in conscience, to temperance, frugality, and industry, to justice, kindness, and charity towards his fellow men; and to piety, love and reverence towards Almighty God. What a Utopia, what a Paradise would this region be."
 -- John Adams

The Bible says anarcho-capitalism is not only possible, but inevitable.

This idea (that the Bible teaches Austrian Economics/Anarcho-Capitalism) is a big, revolutionary idea.

It's a big revolutionary idea like the idea in 1517 that the Bible teaches Justification by Faith rather than by church liturgies and rituals.

It's a big revolutionary idea like the idea in 1776 that a nation can thrive without a king, like some headless horseman.

Never before had I heard the authority of kings called in question. I had been taught to consider them nearly as essential to political order as the sun is to the order of our solar system.
Benjamin Rush, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, upon first hearing of Locke's rejection of the doctrine of the Divine Right of Kings

Thirty years ago I put together "95 Theses on the State," in homage to Luther's 95 Theses on Justification. I went through the Bible from Genesis to Revelation and pulled out 95 key concepts that relate to the issues of politics, law, economics, and government. Nowhere did I find a Biblical warrant for a king, or even a "State" of any kind.

I have copied below a section from this page which contains an outline of my "95 Theses on the State." It is found on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side are hints at how each Thesis can be used as the foundation for other academic subjects which might be covered in a home school curriculum. This is very sketchy at this point.

I have variously entitled these Theses, "95 Theses on the State," "95 Theses on Patriarchy," "95 Theses on Anarcho-Theocracy," and here I have substituted "Anarcho-Theocracy" for "Patriarchy" except in those instances where there is a specific reference to the institution of "The Family" vs. Church or State.


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

God created human beings male and female: The Family. This is the core institution of human society.

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 God's model for 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

These 95 Theses cover the Bible from cover to cover. They are arranged under the following time periods:

  1. Anarcho-Capitalism Before The Fall
  2. Anarcho-Capitalism Before The Flood
  3. Anarcho-Capitalism Before Sinai
  4. Anarcho-Capitalism Under Moses
  5. Anarcho-Capitalism and The Rise Of The State
  6. Anarcho-Capitalism and Providence: The State
  7. Anarcho-Capitalism and The Messiah
  8. Anarcho-Capitalism and The Early Home-Churches
  9. Anarcho-Capitalism In "The Millennium"


View | Welcome to “The 95 Days of Christmas”  
View | The Importance of Luther's 95 Theses In his book on How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization, Tom Woods overstates the role of the Institutional Church and understates the role of the Bible in the creation of Western Civilization.
The link at left cites John Robbins, who overstates the role of Luther and the Protestant Reformation in the creation of Western Civilization.
Western Civilization is Biblical Civilization
View | The Origin of These 95 Theses  
View | Introduction: Taking the Bible Seriously      The Bible sets itself before us as a revelation from God. The authors of the books of the Bible make this claim. This claim is either true, or the Bible is evil. The claim cannot be ignored. The Bible is the most important book in the history of the human race. No other book has had more influence. A secular (Bible-denying or Bible-ignoring) education is irresponsible.
     Christians would agree that some people have made praiseworthy cultural advances motivated by the Koran, but we would say that these advances were either incidental or epistemologically inconsistent with the Koran. Many praiseworthy advances have been made by people motivated by the Bible, but if the Bible is fundamentally a hoax, then the amount of evil (and missed opportunities) caused by the Bible greatly outweighs these inconsistent advances.
More on the Bible.
View | Thesis 1: Christ the Word
     Jesus claimed to be God. The Jews of His day wanted Him put to death for saying this. The incarnation of God is either a lie or the most important event in the history of the human race.
     The Deity of Christ is the heart of the doctrine of the "Trinity." Thomas Jefferson denied this doctrine. If he were here today, I would make him read two books which would completely change his mind on this issue.

First, The Hoax of Higher Criticism by Gary North. Jefferson fell for the myths of 18th century German Higher Criticism hook line and sinker. These myths have long since been debunked. Another easy source is Josh McDowell's Evidence that Demands a Verdict.

Second, The One and The Many, by R.J. Rushdoony. Rushdoony's book shows that the Trinity is the foundation for liberty and humane society. Governments always embody theological error. The problem of "the one and the many" is a vexing philosophical problem that cannot be solved without the doctrine of the Trinity.

Jefferson would see immediately -- taking in the facts of the modern world (socialism, communism, fascism, crony-capitalism, and the complete abandonment of the principles of the Declaration of Independence and the Bill of Rights) -- that "higher criticism" was a ruse for big government. Big Unitarian Government.

Jefferson was not an enemy of morality. Higher Criticism is. Government is. I believe the modern combination of tyranny and anti-trinitarianism would click in Jefferson's mind. He would realize that the war against the Bible is a war for Big Government.

View | Thesis 2: Christ the Creator
View | Thesis 3: Creation, not Evolution Why teach the laws of physics, or the laws of chemistry, if the universe is actually a random, constantly-evolving multiverse? Evolution is a faith, not a fact.
View | Thesis 4: Omniscience, Predestination, and Providence The Total Security State seeks and claims omniscience, and other "incommunicable attributes" of God. The doctrine of God's Providence is a bulwark of liberty.
View | Thesis 5: “Self-Evident Truths” Deep down, everyone knows the Bible (also called "The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God") is true. Students should be taught how to turn conscience into a worldview. Education without reference to "self-evident truths" is self-deception.


View | Thesis 6: The Biological Basis of Patriarchy Students should learn that there is no biological basis for homosexuality. "Homophobia?" Children need to be assured of the fundamental facts of life: not condoms, but the goodness of fathers and mothers.
View | Thesis 7: The Dominion Mandate The opposite of environmentalism.
View | Thesis 8: Patriarchy and “the Extended Family” The Bible commands grandparents to be involved in the homeschooling of their grandchildren. See also Thesis 39.

View | Thesis 9: Anarcho-Theocracy and the Sanctions of the Covenant

Christians are the sons of Abraham and heirs of the promises made to Abraham.

Of Abraham the Scripture says:

For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the Lord, to do justice and judgment; that the Lord may bring upon Abraham that which he hath spoken of him.
Genesis 18:19

And I will make thy seed to multiply as the stars of heaven, and will give unto thy seed all these countries; and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed;
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
Genesis 26:4-5

"Theonomy" is the Gospel:

And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the Gospel unto Abraham, saying,
           In thee shall all nations be blessed.
Galatians 3:8

"The blessings of liberty" -- "Good News" indeed -- come only through obedience to God's Law.

Skip down to Thesis 10


     This Thesis is a major point. It seems to be completely ignored in the Ron Paul Curriculum.
     If the Bible is not true, there really is no such thing as "Law" except the "positive law" of the State.
     Every home school curriculum needs to teach children ""The Laws of Nature and of Nature's God," that is, Biblical Law, also known as "Theonomy."
     It was one of the most important features of early American public schools that they inculcated "religion and morality," a.k.a. "piety and virtue." America's Founders believed that religion and morality were "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind," and this was the explicitly stated reason why schools were created.
     One of the centerpieces of early American education was the Westminster Shorter Catechism. It was in virtually every single classroom in America, and in nearly every home. One of the finest features of that work is an exposition of the Ten Commandments, including "the duties required" and "the sins forbidden" by each commandment. This is the foundation of the Common Law and American Law. A school curriculum is not complete without a daily study of the Ten Commandments. Rushdoony's The Institutes of Biblical Law would be an appropriate text for home-schooled high-schoolers. Here is an outline of a home-study program that I still haven't finished, as well as links to the Westminster Standards.

The Ten Commandments prohibit:

1.  Idolatry
2.  False Religion
3.  Swearing a false oath
4.  Refusal to work
5.  Disrespecting parents and other authorities
6.  Murder
7.  Cheating on your Wife
8.  Theft
9.  Slander
10. Covetousness

For more than 300 years -- roughly 1600-1900 -- "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" -- that is, the Bible -- permeated America's schools and American culture. These laws are the foundation of civilization.

Ten Principles for a Free Society

The Ten Commandments in a Biblical Worldview

The Ten Commandments Moral Inventory and Meditation Program

Preface to the Ten Commandments

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • Introduction: The Importance of the Law
  • The Validity of Biblical Law
  • The Law as Revelation and Treaty
  • The Direction of the Law
The First Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law
    1. Idolatry and the Ten Commandments

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • The First Commandment and the Shema Israel
  • The Undivided Word
  • God versus Moloch
  • The Laws of Covenant Membership
  • The Law as Power and Discrimination
The Second Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • The Lawful Approach to God
  • The Throne of Law
  • The Altar and Capital Punishment
  • Sacrifice and Responsibility
  • Holiness and Law
  • Law as Warfare
  • Law and Equality
The Third Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • The Negativism of the Law
  • Swearing and Revolution
  • The Oath and Society
  • Swearing and Worship
  • The Oath and Authority
  • The Name of God
The Fourth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • The Sign of Freedom
  • The Sabbath and Life
  • The Sabbath and Work
  • The Sabbath and Authority
  • The Sabbath and Law
  • Appendix 4. The Economics of Sabbath Keeping by Gary North
The Fifth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • The Authority of the Family
  • The Promise of Life
  • The Economics of the Family
  • Education and the Family
  • The Family and Delinquency
  • The Principle of Authority
  • The Family and Authority
  • The Holy Family
  • The Limitation of Man's Authority
The Sixth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • "Thou Shalt Not Kill''
  • The Death Penalty
  • Origins of the State: Its Prophetic Office
  • ``To Make Alive''
  • Hybridization and Law
  • Abortion
  • Responsibility and Law
  • Restitution or Restoration
  • Military Laws and Production
  • Taxation
  • Love and the Law
  • Coercion
  • Quarantine Laws
  • Dietary Rules
  • Christ and the Law
  • Work
  • Amalek
  • Amalek and Violence
  • Violence as Presumption
  • Social Inheritance: Landmarks
The Seventh Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

Family Values:

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • Marriage
  • Marriage and Man
  • Marriage and Woman
  • Nakedness
  • Family Law
  • Marriage and Monogamy
  • Incest
  • The Levirate
  • Sex and Crime
  • Sex and Religion
  • Adultery
  • Divorce
  • The Family as Trustee
  • Homosexuality
  • Uncovering the Springs
  • The Mediatorial Work of the Law
  • The Transvestite
  • Bestiality
  • The Architecture of Life
  • Faithfulness
The Eighth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • Dominion
  • Theft
  • Restitution and Forgiveness
  • Liability of the Bystander
  • Money and Measure
  • Usury
  • Responsibility
  • Stealing Freedom
  • Landmarks and Land
  • The Virgin Birth and Property
  • Fraud
  • Eminent Domain
  • Labor Laws
  • Robbing God
  • Prison
  • Lawful Wealth
  • Restitution to God
  • The Rights of Strangers, Widows, and Orphans
  • Injustice as Robbery
  • Theft and Law
  • Appendix 3. "Stewardship, Investment, and Usury: Financing the Kingdom of God" by Gary North
The Ninth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • Tempting God
  • Sanctification and the Law
  • The False Prophet
  • The Witness of the False Prophet
  • Corroboration
  • Perjury
  • Jesus Christ as The Witness
  • False Witness
  • False Freedom
  • The Lying Tongue
  • Slander Within Marriage
  • Slander
  • Slander as Theft
  • ``Every Idle Word''
  • Trials by Ordeal and the Law of Nature
  • Judges
  • The Responsibility of Judges and Rulers
  • The Court
  • The Procedure of the Court
  • The Judgment of the Court
  • Perfection
The Tenth Commandment 
  1. Overview
  2. Do I Agree With God's Word?
  3. Have I Violated This Commandment?
  4. Am I Resolved to Obey it in the Future?
  5. How This Commandment was Applied in Early American Law

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

  • Covetousness
  • The Law in Force
  • Special Privilege
  • Offenses Against Our Neighbor
  • The System
View | Thesis 10: The Priority of Agrarianism Gary North introduces Ron Paul's Curriculum with a video about the Industrial Revolution entitled "How Did We Get So Rich." It is an interesting debate.
View | Thesis 11: Anarcho-Theocracy and the Mountain The Bible is not just a book about "religion," i.e. liturgies and rituals, nor is it solely a book about law ("thou shalt," "thou shalt not"), even though every verse in the Bible is law. The Bible is also one of the most amazing pieces of literature in human history. It is a vast literary symphony, with recurring symbolic themes or leitmotifs. The "mountain" theme not only solves perplexing riddles of Bible prophecy, but helps us read the Bible like a picture.


• Patriarchy and "Government" The Bible describes The State as the invention of demonic men. Men who are not loyal to God's Institution of the Family tend to form States, or else become hippies and nomads.
• Patriarchy and "Paternalism" 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.

View | Thesis 12: The Fall Of The Angels In a very real sense, here is the origin of "The State."
View | Thesis 13: The Fall of Man The Calvinistic doctrine of "The Depravity of Man" is the foundation of "checks and balances," a "separation of powers," and "The Bill of Rights." In one of the most famous passages of The Federalist, No. 51, James Madison said, "If men were angels," we would not need a government. But if men are depraved, we dare not entrust them with a monopoly of violence.
View | Thesis 14: The Purpose of Cain’s “Suspended Sentence"  
The Patriarchal Power of Capital Punishment Capital Punishment: The Biblical View Negates "the State."
• The Mark of Cain  
View | Thesis 15: Cain’s City: The Autonomy of the State  
• Raising Cain  
Why Cain Was Not Executed for Murder  
View | Thesis 16: The Demonic Roots of Violent Tyranny The Bible says that violence, committed by archist-like figures, was the reason for the global flood which Noah escaped. That flood obviously has numerous implications in other fields, such as geology and history, which students need to know.
• "The Sons of God and the Daughters of Men"  


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

The Tower of Babel has been an inspiration for the United Nations and European Union, yet students in a Bible-free school might not know anything about the Tower of Babel

Tyranny and tower-building receives a great boost from a Bible-free curriculum.

View | Thesis 22: The Division of The Nations  
• Babel and "The Religion of Humanity"  
• The Dispersed Nations of "The Family of Man" See also: Chapter VII: THE UNITED NATIONS by Rousas J. Rushdoony in The Nature of the American System
View | Thesis 23: Evangelism In The Old Covenant Hospitality
Evangelism and Social Order
Private Service Creates Public Order
View | Thesis 24: Patriarchy, “National Defense,” And Military Socialism "National Defense" is unBiblical.
View | Thesis 25: Anarcho-Theocracy and “Sacraments”: Circumcision  
View | Thesis 27: Patriarchy, Precious Metals, and Money The Bible teaches a commodity standard for honest money. Most of our nation's economic problems would be solved if this issue were dealt with. Secular Austrian economics can tell you that if you pursue Monetary Policy A, you will experience economic effect X, or, if you pursue Monetary Policy B, you will experience economic effect Y. But secular Austrian economists cannot, and they are committed not to, tell you which policy is immoral and will bring the judgment of God on your nation. You need a Bible-based curriculum if students are to avoid the judgment of God.
View | Thesis 26: The Myth of The “Separation Of Church And State” They never were. They never can be. more
View | Thesis 28: Salvation is Political The Federal Department of Salvation


• 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”      Many Christians today call their church leaders "elders." But "elders" were "civil" officials in the Old Testament, not "ecclesiastical."
     These "95 Theses" reject the modern notion of "the Separation of Church and State." Instead, they promote the abolition of Church and State. Under Moses, a temporary institution of priesthood and temple was formed, but it was intended to be abolished with the Advent of the Messiah. It does not legitimately serve as a foundation for today's "institutional church" or for the modern State.
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 One of the thorniest issues of foreign policy is the nation of Israel. No homeschool student is equipped to deal effectively with this issue without a knowledge of the Bible. The promises made to Abraham were both fulfilled and conditional. This obscure theological/Biblical debate is at the core of the support of neo-conservative pro-Israel policy by a hundred million American Christians.
View | Thesis 37: The Temporary Character of The First “Church Officers”  
View | Thesis 38: Anarcho-Theocracy and the Temple  
View | Thesis 39: Patriarchy and Education  
View | Thesis 40: Anarcho-Theocracy and Oaths The Oath of Office

In his famous "Farewell Address," George Washington said:

Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of patriotism who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness - these firmest props of the duties of men and citizens. The mere politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them. A volume could not trace all their connections with private and public felicity. Let it simply be asked, Where is the security for property, for reputation, for life, if the sense of religious obligation desert the oaths which are the instruments of investigation in courts of justice? And let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle

The Ron Paul Curriculum cannot afford to neglect "religion and morality." This is why today's politicians cannot be trusted to uphold constitutional government. The issues are theological.


View | Thesis 41: The Character of “gods”  
• Judges, Judgment, and Anarchy  
View | Thesis 42: National Security Without a State "National security" -- which is really government security -- is not Biblical.
• Patriarchy and National Security  
View | Thesis 43: The Prohibition of Monarchism More than just "monarchism," the issue is God's government vs. Man's government.
1 Samuel 8: The State as Rejection of God  
1 Samuel 8 and Monarchy by Thomas Paine  
View | Thesis 44: The State as the Answer to the Prayers of Rebels  
View | Thesis 45: The Inferiority of Old Covenant Typological Mediators  


God Ordains EVIL ! This section of Theses proves that God "ordained" the State, because God "ordains" all evil. The State is evil. This is one of the most important issues facing the Human Race. Annihilation of billions of human beings is the cost of getting it wrong.
See also:
Angels and God's Throne of Government  
Stars and Idolatry  
View | Thesis 46: Romans 8:28 and The State Romans 8:28 says God works all things together for good. Even evil things.
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 | Thesis 56: Statism At The Time Of Christ  
View | Thesis 57: Kingship, Citizenship, and The Gospel  
View | Thesis 58: The Civil Authority of The Pastor: Christ The Shepherd Like Melchizedek, the priest-king of Jerusalem, Jesus The Messiah is the integration of Church and State, Priest and King, and the abolition of earthly priests and princes.
View | Thesis 59: Jewish Opposition To The Kingdom  
View | Thesis 60: Christ’s Binding of Satan Why liberty is possible.
Why the State -- and the "Principalities and Powers" behind it -- is now obsolete.
View | Thesis 61: True Power vs. Political Power  
View | Thesis 62: Agrarianism As Environmentalism To question the Industrial Revolution is not to adopt the errors of the "Green" or "environmentalist" movement.
View | Thesis 63: Christ’s Ascension to the Throne of David  
View | Thesis 64: The Camaraderie of “Church” And State  
View | Thesis 65: CNN and the Coming of the Kingdom  
View | Thesis 66: The Anointed King vs. Political Kings  
View | Thesis 67: Jesus The Nazarene  
Why the State Encourages Immorality  
"Unlucky 13": Isaiah 13, Romans 13, Revelation 13  
A Romans-Eye View of Romans 13  
"Principalities and Powers"  
Lakes of Fire in "Smoke-filled Rooms"  
Romans 13: The Burden is on the Archists  
Taxation, Representation, and the Myth of the State  
Why the State is not a "Divine Institution"  


View | Thesis 68: Extremism vs. Neutrality Extremism is commanded by Christ
View | Thesis 69: Sons of God and Pedagogues  
View | Thesis 70: Judgment and the Church-Courts of Christ The Apostle Paul says believers are to adjudicate their disputes in the Church, not in pagan courts.
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 Becoming a Christian is like becoming a naturalized citizen [pdf]
View | Thesis 78: Anarcho-Theocracy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Last Days of the Old Covenant  
View | Thesis 79: Taxation, Kingdom Citizenship, and Overcoming Through Suffering Taxation is theft.
View | Thesis 80: Violence Also: Zero Aggression Policy
Because Christians should not initiate force to impose God's will on others, Christians must be anarchists:
View | Thesis 81: Vengeance Christians must not take vengeance on their or God's enemies.
God uses the evil "State" to do this.
View | Thesis 82: Creationist Anarcho-Socialism and Darwinian Archo-Socialism Some have said that the early church practiced "communism." But it was voluntary. Nobody wore a uniform and acted like the KGB.
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 | 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” This point is important as an explanation of why a Biblical society can be held in place without the institution of "The State." Social pressure provides real incentives without coercion.
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.