The Anarchist Bible Bet


Our Online Home Bible Study Course is going to persuade you to become an anarchist and join our movement to repeal the U.S. Constitution and abolish the government of the United States. If we fail, we will pay you $1,000.00.

That's One THOUSAND Dollars.
Added to your PayPal account
or cashier's cheque mailed to
your home, accountant, or attorney.


Partial List of Requirements

  1. You have to read the Bible from cover to cover, in chronological order, following our reading assignments.
     

  2. This is a one-year program. You can take longer, but you can't take less than one year to read the entire Bible and complete other program requirements.
     

  3. This is a 365-day program. You can take more days, but you cannot complete more than 1/365th of the program in any 24-hour period.
     

  4. You have to answer one or two easy, obvious, no-brainer, no-trick questions on each of these 365 days.
      "Are You Smarter than a 5th Grader?"
     

  5. You must blog your answers to our questions. We will set up the blog for you. The blog will time-stamp your answers and will be a public record of your compliance with the terms of this wager. We will "monetize" the blog with advertisements of our choice which will bring us a minimum of $1,000 in revenue per year, enabling us to pay off the bet in the extraordinarily unlikely and improbable event that we lose this bet. You will get paid $1,000; we will retain all revenue generated above $1,000. All advertisements will be family-friendly; no gambling.
     

  6. You are not required to provide any proof whatsoever that you can pay up when you lose this bet. (And you will lose.) You will not be required to give us your credit card number. You will not be required to send us a registered letter from your attorney or accountant certifying that $1,000 has been placed in escrow in the event you lose this bet. (And you will lose.) Since we're anarchists and don't believe in "the government," we're not going to go crying to "the government" when you lose this bet but won't pay up. (And you will lose.) 
     

  7. If we lose the bet and don't pay, you may sue us in one of the government's courts, put a lien on our bank account, and send an armed Marshall out to shoot our dog, taser us, throw a flash grenade in our child's playpen, put us in handcuffs, waterboard us, lock us in a cage to be sodomized by a psychopath, and nuke our whole neighborhood "back to the stone age," but we won't sue you and ask the government to hurt you when you lose and don't pay. That's because we're anarchists, and you're not.
     

  8. Yet.


Anarchist Bible Bet.com


Table of Contents

Big-Picture Overview:

  1. Why You Are Going to Lose "The Anarchist Bible Bet."

  2. Why You Are Going to be Delighted to Pay Us $1,000.00 for the Privilege of Being Transformed into a Bible-Believing Christian Anarchist.

  3. Who are we? Why should you trust us?


Audio Tour


Kevin Craig

 



Listen to a 5-minute overview of this website
by Kevin Craig, Your Anarchist Bible Coach


Summary

  1. Why You Are Going to Lose "The Anarchist Bible Bet."

    • Because you're a victim of educational malpractice.

    • Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence and Constitution would say you are

      • Not a real American, but a pawn of tyranny

      • Not a genuine Christian, but a practicing secularist

      • Not a decent human being, but a pathetic steward of the talents, privileges, gifts, and rights with which you were endowed by your Creator.

    • You live in a state of "détente" with the United States, the most evil and dangerous empire in the history of the world. Your moral sensitivities have been fried by your atheistic upbringing. You hardly know right from wrong.

    • You've fallen for the biggest government lie in all of human history:

      • You believe "anarchists" are the bad guys.

      • You believe those who "protect" us from an-archists (logically, "archists") are "The Good Guys."

      • According to Jesus the Executed Pacifist, this is 180° opposite the truth. Jesus told His followers not to be "archists."

    • Details.
       

  2. Why You Are Going to be Delighted to pay us $1,000.00 to transform you into a Bible-Believing Christian Anarchist.
     

    • You will experience the most profound personal transformation of your entire life.

    • You will have a greater affection for the Bible than you have ever had before.

    • You will begin a life of greater obedience to the commandments of God.

    • The next 365 days will be the most extraordinary year of your life

    • You will be 100% satisfied with your experience with our program and your transformation into a Bible-believing anarchist...

      ... or we will pay you ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

      Benefits

       

  3. Who are we? Why should you trust us?

    • We are Vine & Fig Tree,” a 501(c)(3) non-profit, tax-exempt educational ministry dedicated to promoting a society where everyone dwells securely "under his own Vine and Fig Tree" (Micah 4:1-7).

    • When the Prophet Micah describes this Vine & Fig Tree society, he speaks of a prior beating of "swords into plowshares," and a nation which leaves vengeance to God and "never again will they train for war" (Micah 4:3)

    • This means we're a bunch of non-violent anti-war pacifist hippie wimps.

    • We promote Biblical virtues and "family values."

    • A longer Description (below).

    • Go to our Home Page (off site).

    • Even if we lose this bet by failing to persuade you to become a serious follower of Jesus the Executed Anarcho-Pacifist, we will have planted seeds in your brain. Your life will not be the same. (But you will lose this bet.)

    • When we finish brainwashing you and you lose this bet, you will thank us by writing a generous tax-deductible check to further our anarchist brainwashing efforts around the globe.

    • Details about our mission and this outrageous marketing ploy.


As we'll prove below, you are a victim of educational malpractice. You've been trained to believe that anarchists are violent people. You probably don't know that the word "anarchist" comes from two Greek words meaning "not an archist." No big deal; you don't know what an "archist" is.

"Everybody knows" (as they say) that an "anarchist" is a bad person:

  • a bomb-throwing
  • assassin
  • who rejects the doctrine of private property,
  • seeks to foment disorder, chaos and riots in order to overthrow the government by force and violence
  • and establish some dreadful political ideal like "the dictatorship of the proletariat," where everyone is his own god and criminals run wild.


No, this man is an "archist"

We here at the Anarchist Bible Bet are 100% opposed to such things. We hope you are too. The man above believes in using force to impose his will on others. He is therefore an "archist." Not an an-archist.

The Peaceful Anarchist vs. the Violent Archist

In addition to persuading you to become an anarchist and to join our movement to repeal the Constitution and abolish the government of the United States, our Online Home Bible Study Program is going to persuade you that Jesus prohibited resistance to and the violent overthrow of even the most evil empire. If you complete our assignments, you will come to reject government promises of "national defense," peacefully accept invasion and enslavement if necessary, repudiate vengeance, and you will be transformed into a Christian  PACIFIST  -- or we'll pay you $1,000.00


 
In addition to believing the statist propaganda about anarchists being violent, you've also been brainwashed into believing that anarchists are "lawless." "Anarchy" means "lawlessness."

You recoil at the idea of eradicating the United States from the face of the earth, the most anti-Christian and lethal archist empire in history, violently imposing its Secular Humanist agenda all over the planet, with hundreds of military bases around the world, subsidizing terrorists and tyrants of all stripes. You are a obviously victim of archist brainwashing. We are going to help you become the beneficiary of anarchist brainwashing.

We are going to transform you into a Bible-believing Christian who, as a follower of Christ,


This Man was executed as an "anarchist"
by the archists of His day.

This is the 180° opposite of what most of us have been told is an "anarchist" in our archist-approved "public" schools. 

We here at the Anarchist Bible Bet are not "lawless." In fact we're part of a movement known as "Theonomy," which is a word that comes from two Greek words meaning "God's Law." We oppose institutions like the Mafia and the State because they are opposed to God's Law.

The Theocratic Anarchist vs. the Secular Archist

In addition to persuading you to become an anarchist and to join our movement to repeal the Constitution and abolish the government of the United States, and in addition to persuading you to become a   PACIFIST,  who repudiates violence and armed revolution, our Online Home Bible Study Program is going to persuade you that the modern doctrine of "separation of church and state" is an atheistic myth, and you will join our movement to make the Bible "the law of the land," and transform America into a Christian Theocracy once again. If we don't, we will pay you $1,000.00

You're probably thinking to yourself,

Anarchist?”
Pacifist?”
Abolish the United States?”
??Theocracy?!?”

This will be an Easy $1,000.00!

Think again.
    


Anarchist  Bible  Bet


Now, on to the expanded answers to your three questions:

  1. What Makes You Think I'm Going to Lose "The Anarchist Bible Bet?" [answer ☞]

  2. What Makes You Think I'm Going to be Delighted to Pay You $1,000.00 for the Privilege of Being Transformed into a "Bible-Believing Christian Anarchist?" [find out ☞]

  3. Who are you people? Why should I trust you? [read all about it ☞]

Or, if you've already heard about this Program and want to enroll right now before our available slots fill up, click here.


1. Why You Are Going To Lose This Bet.


There are two reasons why you're going to lose this wager.

First, Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution would say this about you:

You are a victim of Educational Malpractice.
  

The men who who signed the Declaration of Independence and risked their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to make America the most prosperous and most admired nation in history would say:

  • You are not a real American.
  • You are a phony Christian, one who makes Jesus puke
  • You are a lousy steward of the gifts, talents, privileges and rights with which you were endowed by your Creator, and a waste of awesome human potential.

We are going to change that for you. By transforming you into a Bible-believing Christian anarchist, America's Founders would agree you have become

These were the three goals of Samuel Adams in  the first letter he sent to colonial Americans through the "Committees of Correspondence."
  • An Extraordinary American,
  • An Extraordinary Christian,
  • An Extraordinary Human Being.

Even though this is a "wager," what we really want is for you to experience the most profound, massive personal transformation of your entire life. We're really on your side.

We are here to transform you.

We're going to make sure you read the Bible, understand the Bible, and become a Bible-believing Christian anarchist.
 


Colonial American One-Room Schoolhouse 2.0


We're selling the education that government required in public schools 400 years ago.

Sort of.

If you checked out my résumé below, you read how I was denied a license to practice law in California because my allegiance to God is greater than my allegiance to the government. Today I would not be allowed to become a Naturalized American Citizen had I been born in a foreign country.

And I must admit, a few years ago I was just like you are now, and I would have looked at someone calling himself a "Christian anarchist" as loony wacko.

I probably would have been put to death 400 years ago because I want to abolish all civil governments. My brand of non-coercion ("pacifism") and proposed abolition of "the State" -- the machinery of violence and compulsion -- would have been anathema in centuries past. It is still controversial enough to bar me from any government job, including public school teacher.

America's Founding Fathers were under the mistaken impression that the Bible requires human beings to form governments, a proposition no Bible-believing Christian anarchist accepts.

But there is a core similarity between the "Anarchist Bible Bet" home study program and the curriculum compelled by every government in North America 400 years ago.

This education program is based on the Bible.

The entire concept of "public schools" was created by Bible-believing Christians following the Protestant Reformation in order to make sure every citizen could read the Bible. [If you already know this, skip the evidence that follows.]

One of the first public school laws in America is known today as "The Old Deluder Satan Act" because it began with these words:

It being one chief project of that old deluder, Satan, to keep men from the knowledge of the Scriptures, as in former times by keeping them in an unknown tongue, so in these latter times by persuading from the use of tongues, that so that at least the true sense and meaning of the original might be clouded and corrupted...; and to the end that learning may not be buried in the grave of our forefathers, in church and commonwealth.... It is therefore ordered that every township in this jurisdiction, after the Lord hath increased them to fifty households shall forthwith appoint one within their town to teach all such children as shall resort to him to write and read, whose wages shall be paid either by the parents or masters of such children, or by the inhabitants in general....
"The Old Deluder Satan Act," Massachusetts, 1647

The 1636 rules of Harvard declared:

Let every student be plainly instructed and earnestly pressed to consider well the main end of his life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life (John 17.3) and therefore to lay Christ in the bottom as the only foundation of all sound knowledge and learning. And seeing the Lord only giveth wisdom, let every one seriously set himself by prayer in secret to seek it of Him (Prov. 2, 3). Every one shall so exercise himself in reading the Scriptures twice a day that he shall be ready to give such an account of his proficiency therein.

That's our Program. Read the Bible twice a day. Get a Harvard education like Samuel Adams.

The 1690 Connecticut law declared:

This [legislature] observing that... there are many persons unable to read the English tongue and thereby incapable to read the holy Word of God or the good laws of this colony... it is ordered that all parents and masters shall cause their respective children and servants, as they are capable, to be taught to read distinctly the English tongue.

You were denied this kind of Bible-centered Education. You are a victim of educational malpractice. Atheistic education and ubiquitous secular media have consumed the majority of your waking hours and a moral cancer has metastasized in your heart, mind, soul, and strength.

In the early 1960's, the U.S. Supreme Court banned the Bible* from public schools, along with voluntary prayer. One of the Justices who concurred in this secularization was honest enough to admit that removing religion from public schools was directly contrary to the intentions of America's Founders:

Religion was once deemed to be a function of the public school system. The Northwest Ordinance, which antedated the First Amendment, provided in Article III that
"Religion, morality, and knowledge being necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."

Many territories, when they applied for admission to the union. repeated those words verbatim in their state constitutions. Nebraska in 1875 was the last state to copy these words into their constitution.

The Government today prevents students from being taught the Bible, "religion, morality, and knowledge." Every single person who signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution would say that secular schools are a threat to "good government and the happiness of mankind," and a government that imposes secularism on the people should be "abolished," just as they abolished the British government over the colonies for offenses far less serious.

Samuel Adams, the "Anti-Federalist," did not always agree with his cousin John Adams, the "Federalist." Sam wrote:

Let divines and philosophers, statesmen and patriots, unite their endeavors to renovate the age, by impressing the minds of men with the importance of educating their little boys and girls, of inculcating in the minds of youth the fear and love of the Deity . . . and, in subordination to these great principles, the love of their country. . . . In short, of leading them in the study and practice of the exalted virtues of the Christian system.

1790 Letter to John Adams,
who wrote back: "You and I agree."
Four Letters: Being an Interesting Correspondence Between Those Eminently Distinguished Characters, John Adams, Late President of the United States; and Samuel Adams, Late Governor of Massachusetts. On the Important Subject of Government
(Boston: Adams and Rhoades, 1802) pp. 9-10

This is exactly what The Anarchist Bible Bet will do for you. You can compensate for what the federal government denied you as a little boy or girl by enrolling in our year-long online Home-Study program.

If America's Founding Fathers could travel through time, what would they say is America's Most Pressing Problem?

I think they would say it is the fact that America is no longer a nation "Under God," but is an atheistic nation ("secular" sounds so much nicer than "atheistic"). The nation that once sent missionaries and Bibles around the world is now the world's greatest exporter of pornography and weapons of mass destruction.

And the root of this problem is a national system of compulsory atheistic education for all children 5-17 years of age. America's Founders would be horrified, outraged, apoplectic. Princeton professor Archibald Hodge saw the trend back in 1887, and sounded this alarm:

. . . I am as sure as I am of Christ's reign that a comprehensive and centralized system of national education, separated from religion, as is now commonly proposed, will prove the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social nihilistic ethics, individual, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen.[1]

He was right. If our Godly and virtuous ancestors could see schools and culture today, they would be screaming: "Are you people insane??" And if you defended yourself and your conservative credentials by agreeing that this situation is abhorrent, they would ask, "What are you doing about this?!?"

What are you doing about this? Of course, you are paying for this propagation of atheism and immorality with your taxes. Are you doing as much to stop it or counter it as the danger warrants?

No, you aren't. You don't want some secularist to accuse you of "trying to impose a theocracy" on America.

"Oh, no!" You say. "I don't believe in theocracy!"

Then you are part of the problem, not part of the solution.

Have you taken your own kids out of public schools? Terrific. But you yourself are still a victim of educational malpractice. You are more concerned about "extremists" who are accused of "trying to impose a theocracy" on America than you are energized by the realization that Christian Theocracy is is the answer to our problems.

America's Founders saw the dangers of tyranny because they had a Theocratic education as children. They did not believe in a "secular" government. You have been brainwashed to believe government must be "secular." Not surprisingly, you also accept tyranny.

Because of their Biblical education, America's Founding Fathers realized that "the Divine Right of Kings" was not a Biblical doctrine. You have been denied this kind of Bible-centered education by a Roman Empire-like regime that has declared war on God. You don't see half of what America's Founders saw. If they were here today, they would see not only that the "divine right of kings" is an unChristian concept, but they would see that the entire concept of "the nation-state" has been a complete failure since 1776. It was invented by rebels and is nowhere commanded or endorsed in the Bible.

By skipping "the 3 R's" (which you can quickly learn through the Ron Paul Curriculum or the Kahn Academy), twelve years of colonial American worldview education, covering "religion, morality, and knowledge" can be covered in just 12 months by reading through the entire Bible and four other works which are among the most important works in the history of western civilization, listening to audio lessons on the commute to work and back home in the evening, 20 minutes each way. Then each week attend a live Q&A webinar for laser coaching and clarification.

That's our Program. If you complete our assignments, you will be a Bible-believing Christian Anarchist, or we'll pay you $1,000.00.

You need this program.

Because as it stands now, you are an enemy of Christ.
 

The United States of America is the enemy of Christ and the most dangerous threat to humanity on the planet.

And you are a friend of this empire.

You are afraid that if "anarchists" abolish your government, it would be a bad thing. Government is your savior.

You are like unfaithful wives, having illicit love affairs with the world and breaking your marriage vow to God! Do you not know that being the world’s friend is being God’s enemy? So whoever chooses to be a friend of the world takes his stand as an enemy of God.
James 4:4 [Amplified Version]
Proof: Your Friend, The United States, is Evil

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts was appointed Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy by Ronald Reagan. He was associate editor of the Wall Street Journal. He was a columnist for Business Week, Scripps Howard News Service, and Creators Syndicate. He has had many university appointments, including Stanford University, where he was Senior Research Fellow in the Hoover Institution, George Mason University where he had a joint appointment as professor of economics and professor of business administration, and Georgetown University where he held the William E. Simon Chair in Political Economy in the Center for Strategic and International Studies. His internet columns have attracted a worldwide following. Roberts' latest books are The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and Economic Dissolution of the West and How America Was Lost. Roberts says:

Americans need to understand that they have lost their country. The rest of the world needs to recognize that Washington is not merely the most complete police state since Stalinism, but also a threat to the entire world. The hubris and arrogance of Washington, combined with Washington’s huge supply of weapons of mass destruction, make Washington the greatest threat that has ever existed to all life on the planet. Washington is the enemy of all humanity.
How America Was Lost

"But . . . but," you stammer; "Isn't North Korea or Iran more evil and more dangerous than the federal government of the United States?

The United States fosters Violence

North Korea may be more evil, but it is not more dangerous. The United States already has a track record for staggering violence, and gives every indication of being willing to unleash even more unimaginable violence.

The United States fosters Ignorance

And it's not only a question of where the U.S. is today. No other empire has departed so far from such auspicious Christian beginnings. This comes as no surprise to anyone who looks at the United States from a Christian worldview.

  • The United States Supreme Court once boasted that the United States was "a Christian nation."
  • The Supreme Court repudiated that long-standing heritage decades ago, and is now engaged in a War on God and Christian morality.
  • The federal government will not even allow public school teachers to teach students that the Declaration of Independence is really true, because that document is based on the Christian worldview. Students can only be told that some folks a long time ago used to believe it was true. While most public school students know that Barack Obama is the President of the United States, most cannot name the Vice President, their Congressman or Senators, or summarize even the most basic features of American government as laid out in the Constitution.
    • Jefferson said, "If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, in a state of civilization, it expects what never was and never will be.
    • America's Founders would say the United States is a "tyranny."
  • Of course, nearly half of all students in inner cities drop out of school before finishing high school, and half of those who finish school are functionally illiterate.
  • 400 years ago, public schools were formed to teach the Bible. The U.S. now bans the Bible; American students, who once led the world, now rank behind two dozen other nations in academic achievement; their lack of manners have earned the disrespect of the entire world, and Americans pay $12,608 per public school student per year for this educational malpractice.
The United States is no longer a "City upon a Hill."
It is an imperialist monster.

The U.S. Federal Government now seeks to impose its anti-Christian worldview on the entire world.

The United States is a tyranny.”
The Declaration of Independence says
patriots have a duty to abolish tyrannical governments.
The U.S. federal government exercises domestic tyranny over the American People, who are considered the "enemies" by the government.

Every single person who signed The Declaration of Independence (1776) and the Constitution (1787) would take immediate steps to repeal the Constitution and abolish the government it created.

You do nothing of the sort. "Where's the TV remote?" you say.

A True American Accepts 
His Duty to Abolish Tyranny

The Declaration of Independence says we have a "duty" to "abolish" any government that becomes a threat to the unalienable rights with which we were endowed by our Creator. We have for too long neglected that duty. The United States denies the existence of the Creator, and is the largest threat to the rights of billions of human beings around the world. Without muskets or violence of any kind, the United States must be abolished. You are not a "good American" if you disagree. You show no respect to America's Founders if you disagree. (Or, you are a victim of educational malpractice.)

"But," you reply, "while the Declaration of Independence may speak of abolishing governments which have become tyrannical, the Framers of that document would not agree with abolishing all governments."

That may be true. But if America's Founders could travel through time to our day, they would see that "government" is as obsolete a concept as "the divine right of kings" was in their day. They would reach this conclusion based on the education they received in their day (which you have not received in yours), combined with the obvious lessons of history, reflected in the devolution of the government they created into the most evil, anti-Christian empire in history.

They would see the triumph of Capitalism and the failure of socialism. They would project recent advances into the future and connect the dots.

America's Founding Fathers would abolish the government they created, and not create another one to replace it. You need the education they had to recognize this. (And giving mass numbers of Americans this education is the only way our Founding Fathers would be able to abolish this government non-violently.)
 

YOU HAVE A PROBLEM
You Are the Problem

Imagine having a conversation with one of those who risked "our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor" against a limited, Christian government like Great Britain in 1776. They travel through time and discover a New United States, which can only be described as "the enemy of mankind."

What would they say about you? What would they say about the risks you take against this atheistic tyranny?

They would say you are:    

  • A pathetic American, or not a real American at all
  • A Christian-in-name-only, who makes Jesus puke
  • A waste of awesome human potential

You are one of the wealthiest human beings in the history of the human race, richer than billions of human beings both now and in centuries past.
    
You have the power to effect unimaginable change for good around the world. If Church-going Americans like you were to actually tithe (instead of giving less than one-quarter of a tithe),

there would be enough private Christian dollars to provide basic health care and education to all the poor of the earth. And we would still have an extra $60-70 billion left over for evangelism around the world.” Source | More

But you are self-indulgent and ungrateful.
    
America's Declaration of Independence says you have the right to "abolish" your government if it becomes a "tyranny." Not just a "right," it says you have a "duty" to do so. America's Founders discharged this duty, and abolished the government over the American colonies. They said their government was a "tyranny."

Then Now
Their government was an explicitly Christian government. Your government is aggressively atheistic, purging Christian influence from the public square.
The tax on tea (that ignited the "Boston Tea Party") was three pence per pound of tea. You pay ten times as much in taxes for every gallon of gas as Americans in 1776 paid on tea. 20x more overall.
Great Britain did not have "weapons of mass destruction." Your government is the most evil and the most dangerous government on planet earth.
(There are other governments that might be more "evil," but they have less power to be dangerous.) The U.S. gave "weapons of mass destruction" to Saddam Hussein.
Sexual deviancy and perversion were not "out of the closet" under British rule. Your government enslaves poor countries in debt, and promotes homosexuality and abortion as a condition of debt repayment.
     Your country once exported Bibles and missionaries around the world, but today is the world's largest exporter of weapons and pornography.
British colonies went on to become somewhat more civilized than they were before. The "Red Coats" were teddy bears compared to U.S. "peacekeepers." You said nothing (at best) or cheered (at worst) when your government spent trillions of dollars to destroy the largest Christian community in the Arab world, violently overthrew a Christian-tolerant government and replaced it with an Islamic Theocracy under Shariah law.

The United States is destroying Christian civilization and leaving chaos, death and destruction wherever its soldiers tread.

Britain was a nominally-Christian hereditary monarchy. The Constitution is dead meat. You consistently vote for the same old people (Kennedys, Bushes and Clintons) to do horrifyingly evil things, over and over. As a result, we no longer live in a constitutional "republic," but under an "Administrative State."
Every 17 year-old in America in 1776 would look at you and your nation in astonished horror, to see a person of such ignorance and bad character blithely ignore such evil, violence, atheism, and perversion. Enroll Now.

America's Founders would say you are not "the salt of the earth," and a "light to the world." You are not a "City upon a Hill." This is because you haven't connected the dots and become a Bible-believing Christian Anarchist.

if the salt has lost its savor, how shall it be salted? it is thereafter good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
Matthew 5:13

     If you're like most Americans, you believe the Old Testament is filled with violence and slavery, and cannot be a model for any civilized society today.
     On the other hand, you've heard that the Jesus of the New Testament was a hippie pacifist wimp, whose advice is totally "unrealistic," "impractical" and "utopian," and cannot possibly be taken seriously in the modern world.
     And that means the entire Bible is brushed aside. You look at the world through glasses which are tinted with propaganda that the Bible is irrelevant and archaic. That "archists" are best qualified to manage your life, and the schools and businesses which make up our society.
     You are a victim of atheistic educational malpractice.
     Our one-year program will get you salty enough to deal with a "post-Christian world." We believe the Bible is a "textbook" of political reform.


The Second Reason You're Going to Lose this Bet.


Yes, of course, we understand that you are shocked at the idea of becoming an "anarchist." Our goal is to make you a better student of the Bible, which will result in you becoming an anarchist.

We are completely aware that you, like all Americans, were raised to believe that "anarchists" are bad people. You have been trained in government-approved schools to believe that you should never want to be an "anarchist." You were also brainwashed into believing that those who "protect" us from those nasty "anarchists" are the Good Guys.

What is an "archist?" Repeat after me:

An "archist" is someone who believes he has the right to impose his will on others by force.

It's a simple concept. But a profound "paradigm shift."

An "anarchist" is not an archist. An anarchist does not believe he has the right to impose his will on other people by force, like a king or ruler. The anarchist does not believe you have the right to impose your will on other people by force. Even if you call yourself "the government." Even if you can get all your friends to call you "the government."

This is in fact what Jesus taught.

In addition to being a victim of educational malpractice, you are a victim of archist brainwashing. You now believe your captors and oppressors are your friends. You are shocked and offended at "anarchism" - the idea of abolishing "the government." This shows that your moral sensibilities are fried.

This is your brain on archism.

Many great minds were shocked and offended by men like Thomas Jefferson, who repudiated the widely-held doctrine of "the Divine Right of Kings."

How could a nation survive without a king? Who would lead the nation? It would be like a headless horseman! Dangerous ideas, Mr. Jefferson!

Even some of America's Founding Fathers were scandalized by the idea of a government with no king. Benjamin Rush, who signed the Declaration of Independence, spoke of his own "Copernican revolution":

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.

Tremendous progress was made in the direction of liberty and self-government by those who questioned the status quo and limited the State.

But in 200 years, no more progress has been made. Too many Americans believe that they profit from the status quo; they are morally incapable of questioning it. In fact, no serious student of Christianity and American history can deny that we have regressed. We have suffered a significant loss in liberty and virtue. America's Founders would be shocked. Horrified.

It's time for another Copernican revolution.

Not only can we have a virtuous, orderly, peaceful, and prosperous society without a someone claiming a "divine right" to be "king," we can have a Godly society without "the State" in any form.

You're shocked at that suggestion, because you have fallen hook, line and sinker for The Biggest Government Lie in the history of the human race. The Big Lie is this:

"Anarchists" are the Bad Guys.
Those who oppose anarchists are the Good Guys.

As we saw above, those who oppose an-archists are, logically (or etymologically), "archists."

You've never heard the word "archist" before.

Put on your thinking cap.

We want to convince you that "archists" are the bad guys, and "anarchists" are the good guys,  .

This may be an insurmountable hurdle, because you've been brainwashed by compulsory "archist" mis-education.

You might be saying,

"Wait a minute. You can't trick me. Everybody knows anarchists are the bad guys. Where did you get this word "archist," anyway?

Answer: From the Bible.

I try to get everything from the Bible.

This is not a trick. This is not a word-game. This is a fundamental principle of Christian ethics. This is a life-changing moral issue.

We're talking Christian Morality 101.

In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 10, Jesus discovers His disciples arguing about who is going to be the "greatest" in the Kingdom of God.

They didn't understand that Jesus' Kingdom was quite unlike the kingdoms of the world.

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 English word "anarchist."

"Lords," "rulers" and "great ones" are "archists."

Jesus clearly says His followers are not to be "archists." They are to be "servants."

Jesus did not tell His disciples to impose Christianity on the world by force.

From cover to cover, the Bible frowns on "archists." Because we're victims of educational malpractice, we miss this central point in the Bible. We don't see that in the Bible, "archists" are the bad guys.
    • We give them parades.
    • Our country is so great, we are told, that any child
      can grow up to be an "archist."
Being an "archist" means you can
    • steal ("tax," "eminent domain," "asset forfeiture"),
    • kidnap ("conscript," "incarcerate"), or
    • murder ("bold foreign policy," "capital punishment")
and still be lauded by society. A father, a school teacher, or a CEO in the "private sector" could never commit these evils, because they are not elected "archists."

Jesus says "archists" are not to be looked up to. We are to be "servants." We are to be pacifists. We are to be non-archists. If you go "back to school" with us for one year, you'll agree, or we'll pay you $1,000.00

For two thousand years, everyone -- Christian and non-Christian alike -- has recognized that Jesus taught pacifism. People with years of secular education, positions in power, or possessing property, have latched on to theories, rationalizations, and slogans to set aside the ethics of "Love your enemy" in favor of institutionalized vengeance.

Every year in America, "private sector" murderers kill 10-20,000 people. But during my lifetime, the United States government has killed, crippled, or made homeless TENS OF MILLIONS of innocent non-combatant civilians around the world.

And as governments steal, kill, and kidnap on a public scale that vastly exceeds "private" crime, governments also prohibit public schools from teaching children the most basic standards of Biblical morality. Governments are threatened by Christianity. Therefore they frown on teaching it in government-run schools.

The Government is the cause, not the solution, to crime.

Some worry that crime would "take over" if pacifists had their way. Crime has already taken over. It's called "government." That's not just an empty-headed "anarchist" slogan. It is an overwhelming statistical fact. If pacifism (a moral rejection of violence) were to spread through society, both crime and "government" would be reduced. Pacifists oppose theft. That means pacifists oppose "government." The amount of crime that would remain after pacifists abolish government (and, it goes without saying, the creation of paradise itself would not eliminate all crime) would be less costly than the price tag for Fortress America.

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 government steals 2/3 of everything you earn. Inflation steals from your future. "Criminals" cannot compete with the legalized, systematic plunder of "governments."

If government were to be abolished because of the society-wide spread of pacifist ideas, including education, the social costs of theft (by all thieves, private and public) would be reduced substantially. Your standard of living would be raised if government were abolished by a pacifist majority. (A scenario completely different from government being abolished by a criminal majority, a scenario without historical precedent. Criminals don't abolish the government, they take it over.)

This seems obvious to pacifists, but it can't be obvious to the person who is completely unwilling to look at the facts.


Frequently Asked Questions

No.1:  A burglar just broke into my home and stole my TV, but I live in a stateless society. If there's no "government," will the burglar just be free to steal forever?

Under today's government, the criminal who steals your TV is less likely to be incarcerated by the government for burglary than your next door neighbor is for possessing an illegal plant.

Part of the reason is that tracking down a violent offender costs the government more money and is more risky than tracking down peaceful people with illegal flora. The government is a monopoly of Keystone Cops without competition at best, and a menacing militarized threat to civilization at worst.

Further, government's mandatory sentencing against users of illegal plants crowds prisons with non-violent people resulting in release of violent offenders.

Why We Need Prison Reform: Victimless Crimes Are 86% of the Federal Prison Population

Regardless, if a criminal just stole your TV, why would you want a "government" stealing more from you to give the criminal "three hots and a cot" plus weightlifting equipment and color TV?  Capitalist solutions to crime won't steal more from victims to incarcerate their offenders. Capitalist solutions will provide powerful incentives to criminals to make restitution to their victims.

In a stateless society, entrepreneurs and capitalists will see that there is market demand for the apprehension of criminals. Insurance companies will be interested in recovering stolen property rather than paying out claims. Evangelistic groups will be interested in turning criminals into productive members of society. There is profit to be made, and charitable works to be funded.

Yes, crimes will be committed in a stateless society. But the cost of private crime is much less than the cost of government crimes. And under capitalism, innovative and market-tested solutions to crime will replace ineffective and counter-productive government anti-crime measures.

Capitalism has shown that the vast majority of human beings cooperate in order to prosper. Only a small minority steal for a living. Honest folks who want to avoid being stolen from, or recover stolen property, will cooperate together using non-coercive market forces to create networks and infrastructure to deal with criminals, just as capitalism has dealt with all other human problems (food, clothing, shelter, etc.).

The Bible never says that a coercive non-voluntary monopoly called "the government" is the only Godly way to respond to the problem of crime, any more than the Bible says a coercive non-voluntary monopoly called "the government" is the only Godly way to respond to the problem of disease and sickness, or hunger and nakedness. Liberty allows entrepreneurs to solve human problems -- and make a profit.

If your church group went on a missions trip to Haiti, but your plane got off course and landed on an uncharted island, and you concluded that you would never be rescued, how would you deal with crime? Would you set up a "State?" No, you already have a "church," and that's all you need to deal with crime. See how Matthew 18 can be applied in an anarcho-capitalist society:

Here are three books which map out capitalist solutions to crime.

Prof. Bruce Benson has studied the history of cooperative responses to crime, as well as present alternatives:

Further studies on crime:

A government monopoly of violence is never the best solution to any human problem.

We've been trained to believe that if we don't give the government half of everything we earn, year after year, that criminals will steal from us. But they will only steal a tiny fraction of the amount the government takes from us. And a society which has Godly schools, has less crime, and without "the government," there is no public model of successful criminals -- people who get rich by resorting to force and violence ("the State").
 

 
There are answers to all these questions, if you sincerely want answers. Some people are closed-minded and ask questions which are actually arguments or denials in the form of questions. Such people will not gain maximum results from this program.

Two Hypothetical Scenarios:
How "Government" Gets Abolished

  1. The moral sensitivities of a majority of Americans are raised to the point where they oppose all theft and vengeance, become pacifists, and abolish "the government."
     
  2. The moral sensitivities of a majority of Americans are lowered to the point where they do not oppose theft and violence.
    1. One might think at this point that the criminal majority would abolish "the government."
    2. That is not the case.
      The criminal majority elects the government.
      The candidate says, "Vote for me, and I'll give you a piece of the action."
      The entitlement society is organized plunder. Violations of Biblical monetary policy redistribute wealth away from the poor, the elderly and the next generation.

The Government wants you to believe that the government creates rights, law, and order, and without the government, there would be "anarchy."

Abolishing an atheistic "government" does not threaten rights, law, and order. It is the most important thing Christians can do to establish and preserve law and order.

You might say, "Abolish an atheistic government, sure; but let's put "Christian" archists in their place, rather than have anarchy."

We had a "Christian" government. It failed. It had to fail because "Power corrupts" -- which means "government corrupts." A "Christian government" is like a "Christian cancer." A genuine Christian obeys the command of Jesus not to be an archist.

If America's Founders could travel through time and see what has happened to the Christian government they created -- how "capitalism" has triumphed and "government" has failed on a massive and lethal scale -- and if they were to enroll in our program of Biblical Anarcho-Capitalism, they would agree that human beings do not need kings or coercive tax-funded institutions of any kind.
 


3. Why You Will Fall All Over Yourself to Pay us $1,000.00 -- or more! -- to transform you into a Bible-Believing Christian Anarchist
(donations to the non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that sponsors this wager are tax-deductible).


 
Once you realize that Jesus prohibits Christians from being "archists," your whole world changes.

What are the benefits to you of becoming a Christian Anarchist?

The Marketing Department has told me to

"Lead with benefits! Consumers love benefits like:

• Lose 30 pounds in 30 days overnight!
• 'Manifest' a six-figure income!
• Find another totally unique soul mate!
• Money comes in while you sleep!"

I told The Marketing Dept. that nobody who has read this far would fall for any of that.

Benefits?

Quite the contrary, by becoming a follower of Christ the executed anarchist, you may lose everything. In our day the "Bill of Rights" means nothing. You may become the object of government surveillance. The FBI or other government intelligence agencies may open a dossier on you and members of your family. Your participation and public affiliation with an "anarchist" website may lead to IRS harassment in the form of an audit or other legal inconveniences. You may be deemed an "enemy combatant." If your job required you to take an oath or sign a statement indicating your support of the U.S. Constitution, you may lose your job because you visit "anarchist" websites. I lost my chance to be an attorney. Your house or place of business may be searched and your assets "forfeited." You may become targeted for assassination by one of 30,000 drones over U.S. skies. We cannot be responsible for these eventualities. You have to make the decision: will you be approved by the government, or will you be approved by God?

Nevertheless,

The Bible promises that if you meditate on God's Commandments (the basis for the anarchist character traits you will be gaining in our program) you will prosper:

Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This book of the Law shall not depart out of thy mouth: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.
Joshua 1:7-8

Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
Deuteronomy 29:9

And keep the charge of the LORD your God: to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, His commandments, His judgments, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn;
1 Kings 2:3

But his delight is in the law of the LORD,
         And in His law he meditates day and night.
He shall be like a tree
         Planted by the rivers of water,
         That brings forth its fruit in its season,
         Whose leaf also shall not wither;
         And
whatever he does shall prosper.
Psalm 1:2-4

Click here for more promises.   

America is a unique "laboratory experiment" that proves the benefits of our program of Christian Anarchism. Less "government" means more virtue. Because "government" (organized theft and vengeance) is immoral.

Imagine a political spectrum with "Christian Anarchism" on one side and "archism" on the other:

  • As America moved toward the side of virtuous "Christian Anarchism," America grew more prosperous and more admired around the world.
  • As America moved away from "Christian Anarchism" toward the side of Secular Fascism, America has become bankrupt and despised.

Just like America, you may become prosperous and admired as employers, clients, or others see your non-archist character. Conversely, just like America, a person could become bankrupt and despised as one becomes less anarchist and more archist.
 

Extreme Middle of the Road Extreme
A B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L M N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z
Anarchism Apathy Archism, Tyranny
Theocracy:  "Liberty Under God" Lukewarm Atheism
Love Indifference Hate

Do you want to be a Grade "A" Christian?
Then you had better avoid being a Grade "Z" Christian with all your heart, mind, soul and strength.

 
It should be obvious by now that you're not going to agree with everything we believe. But if you engage us in the "Anarchist Bible Bet" Conversation, and give serious thought to the questions we ask, you are going to grow spiritually like you've never grown before.

The Bible promises benefits for those who engage in this kind of "iron-sharpening":

Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.
Proverbs 27:17

Even if you don't become a Christian Anarchist, going through our program will be a mind-expanding discipline. Even if you don't want to wear our official "I Lost the Anarchist Bible Bet" T-Shirt, you'll still be grateful that you completed our daily assignments.

There is further benefit in the daily study of the Bible.

Now these were more noble than those in Thessalonica,
in that they received the Word with all readiness of the mind,
searching the Scriptures daily, whether these things were so.

Acts 17:10-12

George Washington, who struggled with archism, yearned for the Vine & Fig Tree society and studied the Bible an hour in the morning and an hour in the evening. Your whole life will be transformed by committing to a daily program to read the Bible as an "anarchist manifesto" in preparation for global change -- not just a "daily devotional" where you flip open the Bible to a page at random to get "inspiration" like a Hallmark Card. We're talking about a systematic putting-on of the Armor of God to do battle with the forces of totalitarian darkness.

A final benefit: Jesus will not vomit you out of His mouth if you become an anarchist and repudiate the imposing of your will on others by force. Jesus said we must be "extremists." There is no "moderate" or "neutrality" on this issue.

"I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot. {16} So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth."
Revelation 3:15-16

Total opposition to "the State" is the fruit of total commitment to God.

That's our claim: can you refute it? How can one be totally committed to God as Judge, Lawgiver, and King (Isaiah 33:22), and still urge the appointment of a mortal man to the same offices? Where did you get such an idea?

14 “Now therefore, fear the LORD, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve the LORD! 15 And if it seems evil to you to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”
16 So the people answered and said: “Far be it from us that we should forsake the LORD to serve other gods;
Joshua 24:14-16 

Mark 12
28 One of the scribes came near and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that He answered them well, he asked Him, "Which commandment is the first of all?"
29 Jesus answered, "The first is, 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God, the Lord is one;
30 you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.'
31
The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
32 Then the scribe said to him, "You are right, Teacher; you have truly said that 'He is one, and besides Him there is no other';
33 and 'to love Him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the strength,' and 'to love one's neighbor as oneself,' -- this is much more important than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices."
34 When Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, "You are not far from the kingdom of God." After that no one dared to ask Him any question.


The idea that "anarchists" are the bad guys and those who oppose anarchists (logically, "archists") are the good guys is

The Biggest Government Lie in Human History

If you do not want to be an archist, then you want to be an "an-archist," that is,  "not an archist."

You may have heard the saying, "Power corrupts." The man who wrote this, Lord Acton, was a Christian anarchist. (Or pretty close.)(We think he would be if he were here today.) Most people who have heard that "power corrupts" have not heard the rest of the paragraph. Compare what Lord Acton said with what Jesus said:

Jesus

Lord Acton

You know that those who are considered archists over the Gentiles
lord it over them,
and their great ones exercise authority over them.
Yet it shall not be so among you;
Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority; still more when you superadd the tendency or the certainty of corruption by authority. There is no worse heresy than that the office sanctifies the holder of it.

Why does power corrupt? Because "power" -- being a legal "archist" -- is a license to do harm to others without doing any time. With no consequences, there is no reason not to be an archist. From being an archist over one's neighbor, it becomes easier to become an archist over millions.

"Great" men want this power.

To repeat:

The archist:

  1. initiates force against others
  2. engages in punitive retaliatory vengeance
  3. does not respect others' rights to private property
  4. creates disorder, chaos, instability -- violent overthrow of competing archists;
  5. promotes monarchy, oligarchy, socialism, fascism, "the dictatorship of the proletariat," "crony capitalism," democracy, republicanism, etc.

The Biggest Government Lie of All Time is that "anarchists" are bad, while those who oppose "anarchists" are good.


There are two kinds of "anarchists."

  • The secular "anarchist" (who wants to be his own god) says "You can't tell me what to do!"
  • The Christian anarchist (who confesses that Jesus is the True Archist of the Universe) says "I can't tell you what to do."

In this comparison, "tell me what to do" means "compel me to do what you think I should do by initiating force or threatening violence."

In fact, a Christian can "tell" everyone "what to do," because God has revealed moral absolutes: "Thou shalt" and "Thou shalt not." But the Creator prohibits the creaturely use of violence to "make" everyone do what God says to do. Thus, Christian Anarchism does not "lead to chaos." It depends on -- and to succeed must cultivate -- moral virtue and Godly obedience.


Are you an Archist?

You are an "archist" if
 • you initiate force against your neighbor
 • or threaten your neighbor with violence and harm
 • in order to compel your neighbor to think or to do
 • what you think your neighbor ought to think or do.

You are also an "archist" if you "vote" for "The Candidate"
 • who promises to initiate force against your neighbor
 • in order to compel your neighbor to think or to do
 • what you think your neighbor ought to think or do.
"The Candidate" is also an "archist."

The initiation of "force" includes:
 • a threat to do harm or violence,
 • a threat to infringe on the other person's
     • life,
     • health,
     • wealth,
     • liberty,
 • or obstruct the other person's pursuit of happiness.

The myth that archists are the good guys pervades every area of our lives.

And most of us end up thinking, "If 'they' can use force to accomplish their 'public' goals, why can't I use force to accomplish my private goals?"

It isn't just "criminals" who think that way. "White-collar" criminals think the same way. Voters think the same way. Breaking that myth ("anarchists = bad; archists = good") will transform you, no matter who you are, or what you do in life:

A Christian Anarchist is a: An Archist is a:
husband/protector wife-beater
job-creator "boss"
civic leader tyrant
rescuer invader
teacher
classmate bully
pastor abuser
personal coach drill sergeant
evangelist terrorist

We have all been infected -- to one degree or another -- by the idea that it's OK to impose our will on others by force.

For Candidates and Politicians, Bureaucrats and Tyrants, the "initiation of force" usually takes the form of

This is what "archists" do.

An "archist" is someone who believes he has a right to
impose his will on others by force.

Becoming a Christian Anarchist was the best decision I ever made, even though it cost me my career.

If you follow my program, you will experience the most profound, lasting, and beneficial personal transformation of your entire life.

Or I will DOUBLE your money back.

Seeing through the anti-anarchist propaganda of the government-controlled media will transform every area of your life. You will be amazed.
 


3. Who Are We?
Why Should You Believe Anything We Say?


Kevin Craig

Hello, my name is Kevin Craig. I'm the Founder of Vine & Fig Tree, a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-exempt educational organization, sponsor of The Anarchist Bible Bet Online Home Bible Study Program. 

Vine & Fig Tree is a phrase which occurs a number of times in the Bible. These references are visual reminders of the Hebrew word for salvation, which means

• peace,
• wholeness,
• health,
• welfare, and
• private property free from princes and pirates.

When today's Americans hear the word "salvation," they usually think about going to heaven when they die. When the writers of the Bible used the word "salvation," they wanted you to be thinking about dwelling safely under your own Vine & Fig Tree during this life -- much more often than they wanted you to be thinking about what you'll be doing in the afterlife.

The best place to see the Vine & Fig Tree ideal is in the book of Micah. We'll look at that passage in some detail when you sign up for our anarchist brainwashing program.

Sometimes people say we're "un-American" because we're anarchists. We reply by saying our organization is dedicated to promoting the original "American Dream." According to the Library of Congress Website, George Washington was motivated by the Vine & Fig Tree vision revealed in the Bible:

No theme appears more frequently in the writings of Washington than his love for his land. The diaries are a monument to that concern. In his letters he referred often, as an expression of this devotion and its resulting contentment, to an Old Testament passage. After the Revolution, when he had returned to Mount Vernon, he wrote the Marquis de Lafayette on Feb. 1, 1784:

"At length my Dear Marquis I am become a private citizen on the banks of the Potomac, & under the shadow of my own Vine & my own Fig-tree."

This phrase occurs at least 11 times in Washington's letters.

"And Judah and Israel dwelt safely, every man under his vine and under his fig tree" (2 Kings 18:31).

Peter Lillback, author of a 1,000-page study of Washington's life and thought, has found more than 40 references to the  “Vine and Fig Tree” vision in Washington's Papers.

Many other American Founders
wrote of this ideal. "Vine & Fig Tree" is the original "American Dream."

Our home page features an audio introduction.
More about Kevin Craig, your anarchist Bible coach.


Details, Details


This website doesn't exist to pass out thousand-dollar bills to every Tom, Dick, and Harriet that comes along saying, "Yeah, I read the Bible, but I didn't become an anarchist, and I want my thousand bucks." You will have to go through hoops to get there, and we're betting that our hoops will persuade you to pay us to join our cause.

At the very least, our hoops will transform you to some degree, and that's what our donors want.

We offer a one-year "Life Coaching" Program. We want to sell you on that program. This "Bible Bet" is a marketing gimmick. In effect, we're offering a double-your-money-back guarantee on the program.

This Program Solves the Most Pressing Problem in Your Life.

In order to get started, we want to screen out trouble-makers and riff-raff, so there's a lengthy application process. The application process is free. No obligation.

  • Five Days
    We want to prove to you that because you're a victim of educational malpractice, you're going to lose this wager. We believe that if America's Founders could travel through time, there are Five Things they would tell you, and Five Books they would firmly suggest you read to deal with your deficiencies. The first step of your application process is a 15-minute (max) overview of each these Five Things, and a 15-minute (max) review of each of Five of the most important works in the history of Western Civilization, over the course of five consecutive days. (That's right, you have to read more than just the Bible; you have to read four other works. Poor baby. Don't worry; we're going to read the books out loud to you so you can listen to them on the way to work. Just download the MP3s.)

  • Seven Days
    We want to promote the Vine & Fig Tree vision, so applicants will be enrolled in a 7-day mini-course on the Vine & Fig Tree vision. This course is free, but is a pre-requisite for the one-year program. Our home-page has a one-hour summary of this seven-day course. If you wish, try that first, and see if you can stomach a full week, 30 minutes a day of this overview of Biblical concepts. After these 12 days, you should have a pretty good idea of where we're coming from, and where we want to take you.

  • 95 Days
    We want to sell our home-study program, which retails for $997 for the one-year coaching/study program. This one-year program is summarized and pitched in a 95-day Orientation program. This 95-day program is free, but is a pre-requisite for the one-year course. If you can't make it through this 95-day Orientation, you probably wouldn't be able to make it through the 365-day Anarchist Bible Bet Program, so this "Orientation" will save us both some headaches. The details of this 95-day program -- as well as the "Five Things" America's Founders would tell you if they were here -- are spelled out on another of our websites, "George Washington Coaching." All the answers to the questions we'll ask you during this 95 day orientation are on that site. There's nothing tricky here. Why 95 days? Answer.

  • 365 Days
    When you complete these three introductory courses, you're qualified to enroll in our 365-day Anarchist Bible Bet Program. We limit class size, because this is potentially an administrative nightmare. If you would like to skip the rest of our sales pitch and secure your spot right now, just put your name and email in the box below. You will be enrolled in the 5-, 7-, and 95-day Programs, and if you complete those assignments, you'll be enrolled in our 365-day Anarchist Bible Bet Program. You'll receive an email each day with instructions. Follow the brain-dead easy instructions, or click the "unsubscribe" button at the bottom of each day's email and you'll never hear from us again. (Only from your conscience.)

Our next semester begins on July 5, 2015.
That's right, have a happy 4th of July.
Watch the parade and wave the "Stars and Stripes."
Delude yourself into believing that this is still "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
Light your fireworks and celebrate our "Independence."

Then get ready for a full assault of reality on July 5.

If you are willing to admit that you will not be able to resist Biblical reasoning, and are willing to go through an iron-sharpening-iron program and come out on the other side as a Bible believing Christian anarchist, then click this link to go to our enrollment page.

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Kevin Craig

About Kevin Craig - Personal History

Christian Reconstructionism

Before I graduated from high school, I had come in contact with R.J. Rushdoony [Google], founder of the "Christian Reconstruction" movement. Soon thereafter, I wanted to be "the next Rushdoony" when I grew up. Some would say neither one has happened yet. I became a "Chalcedon Scholar" and wrote a regular column for The Chalcedon Report. I substituted on occasion for Rev. Rushdoony in the pulpit which he regularly occupied and from which he first delivered the contents of his magnum opus, The Institutes of Biblical Law. I was an overnight guest at his home. David Chilton and I met regularly with Rushdoony for mentoring. The Institute for Christian Economics (Gary North) also published several of my articles. North described this article as "dynamite."

Rushdoony was influential in starting the "scientific creationism" movement, by getting a book called The Genesis Flood published. Becoming a creationist was for me the first of many radicalizing departures from the status quo. My first article published by Chalcedon was on the creationist issue.

One of Rushdoony's protégés was Greg Bahnsen, who wrote the book Theonomy in Christian Ethics (1977). "Theonomy" comes from two Greek words meaning "God's Law." The alternative is man's law, or autonomy.

Vine & Fig Tree 

I graduated from USC with a degree in political science in 1979. Because of the negative things Rushdoony said about secular universities, I did not want to go to college, hoping to move more directly to a Rushdoony-like career, but my father (a USC alumnus) was insistent. Perhaps the most enjoyable class I had was a class on "Political Philosophy" with John Hospers, who had been the Chairman of the Philosophy Department until he ran for President as the Libertarian Party candidate in 1972. Hospers could be described as a "minarchist." He believed society needed a small civil government. One of his recommended textbooks was Murray Rothbard's For A New Liberty. This was a breathtaking book in the mid-1970's. Rothbard argued that society needed no "civil government" whatsoever. I didn't think Hospers defended his minimal state against Rothbard's critique. My memory of chronology fails me, but if I was not an anarchist walking into Hospers' class, I was when I walked out.

Beginning around 1978 I began writing for an organization I envisioned called Vine & Fig Tree, which obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS as a non-profit corporation in 1982. The name comes from the Old Testament Prophet Micah, who spoke of a day when we beat our "swords into plowshares" and everyone dwells securely under his own vine and fig tree. More Info. I received positive encouragement on this venture from Dorothy Rushdoony, and on the trip back home from Vallecito, I think I realized that my future was not with Chalcedon, but rather with Vine & Fig Tree. My "swords into plowshares" pacifism, combined with a rejection of capital punishment (on strictly "Theonomic" grounds), seemed to me to be the logical development of Rushdoony's thinking, but ran contrary to the prevailing views of the "Christian Reconstructionist" mainstream.

School Teacher

My mother taught in California public schools for 30 years. The first job I had after graduating from college was teaching in a small Christian school. Part of our ministry to the homeless was teaching English as a second language to dozens of "illegal" immigrants. One of my housemates went on to teach in public schools, and I spent many hours helping her with bureaucratic administrative paper work.

Legal Education

Rushdoony was a proponent of Christian education, frequently appearing as an expert witness in Christian school cases vs. the increasingly-secular government. I worked with homeschoolers and studied law to help defend them in court. This was when homeschooling was illegal in California. By the time I passed the California Bar Exam, it was less persecuted. But then I was told by a Federal District Court in Los Angeles that because my allegiance to God was greater than my allegiance to the State, I could not be permitted to take the oath to "support the Constitution" required of all would-be attorneys, so I could not get a license to practice law. Details

"Seminary"

I shared the pulpit at a small church in Anaheim, CA with David Chilton, until he joined Gary North, James B. Jordan and the "Christian Reconstructionists" in Tyler, TX. Greg L. Bahnsen, one of the leaders of the "Christian Reconstruction" movement and a pastor in the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, wanted to see if he could get me ordained in the OPC by apprenticing me, rather than through the modern "seminary" system. I thought that was quixotic, but I enjoyed his one-on-one mentoring. Bahnsen was a Christian scholar with integrity and a sharp mind. Scholarship is a virtue.

Homeless

After passing the Bar Exam, I spent the better part of a decade with a small group of Christian anarchists who rented a large house in the "wrong" part of town and opened its doors to those who were homeless and wanted to get clean and sober, find a job, and save up first- and last-month's rent for a place of their own. We gave shelter and encouragement to over 1,000 people during the time I lived there, with an average of about 19 people at a time sharing our home, and served tens of thousands of meals and passed out thousands of bags of groceries to the poor in our neighborhood. We held weekly candlelight vigils in front of the Seal Beach Naval Weapons Station to question militarism and violence.

Our house was called "Isaiah House," and took its inspiration from Peter Maurin, a man who thought a great deal like Rushdoony. Maurin was a decisive influence in the life of Dorothy Day, a socialist agitator in the New Deal era, who converted to Christianity and founded the Catholic Worker movement, largely perceived today as a "left-wing" movement. Maurin said, "I am a radical of the right. I go right to the right because I know it is the only way not to get left." Maurin advised, "Read Our Enemy the State by Albert Jay Nock."

I moved in with these Catholic Anarchists because I saw in their kitchen and dining room the closest thing I'd seen to the L'Abri fellowship under Francis and Edith Schaeffer, a family setting I greatly admired and to which I aspired. The closest I came to the Schaeffers was seeing Francis Schaeffer live at the Anaheim Convention Center in 1977 when he was on tour promoting his book and film, How Should We Then Live.

Hospice

When my father got lung cancer, I helped him gulp down 70 pills a day and pumped into his heart two liters of an anti-cancer solution under an FDA clinical trial. After his death I moved my mother back to Missouri (where she was born), and the house was destroyed by a tornado. After being taken by helicopter to the hospital, she came back to my care on a feeding tube. For six years she was immobile, and for the last three years of her life my full-time job was turning her over in bed every three hours to avoid bed sores. She died a few hours before 2015 began.

During all of the above, I have been researching and writing, preparing to advance the Vine & Fig Tree vision, and have produced in the neighborhood of 2,000 webpages and blog posts. Some of them have been duplicated on other sites by people I don't think I've even met.

2015 and Beyond

Beginning in 2002, I have been a perennial candidate for U.S. Congress, both before and after I moved to Missouri. Even though I haven't been able to get out of the house to do much campaigning recently, I've still managed to be the top vote-getter among Libertarian Party Congressional candidates in Missouri for the last few elections (FWIW). I would love to campaign full-time, and bring my brand of "Christian Reconstruction" before the press and electorate.

I am actually an "anti-candidate."

When I first decided to run, it was primarily to gain a soapbox. I knew I had no chance of winning any election (or being inaugurated into any political office). But being an "official" "candidate" presented an opportunity to appear on radio, TV, and newspaper which an "ordinary" propagandist cannot get.

My first decision was which political Party to affiliate with. I decided against the Constitution Party because of their advocacy of state violence against immigrants. I joined the Libertarian Party even though it is not an explicitly Christian party, as the Constitution Party is.

I try to fund my campaign by being a professional "Bible Coach."


You Need a Coach



Gentlemen, this is a football.”

The iconic coach Vince Lombardi began his coaching career with the Green Bay Packers -- who were coming off a string of losing seasons -- by standing before a room full of professional NFL football veterans, holding up a football and saying, "Gentlemen, this is a football."

As if they didn't know.

Lombardi's point: championship teams are made not by concocting unprecedented "Hail Mary" plays. Losers are transformed into winners by going back to the basics, building a rock-solid foundation, and consistently executing disciplined progress toward the goal.

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... and many other goals to achieve and problems to solve

You live in the most evil empire in the world. No other empire has departed so far from such auspicious Christian beginnings.

Your country is headed over the edge of a cliff and you have no clue what to do to stop it.

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  • An Extraordinary Human Being.

You would know what needs to be done.

1 Chronicles 12:32
And of the children of Issachar, which were men that had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do; the heads of them were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their commandment.

This is the program you need.

You pay nearly $13,000 each year for your child's Bible-free education in public school. You tithe $5,000 every year to your church to hear a Hallmark Card sermon once a week. You should pay $1,000.00 for a complete daily worldview curriculum and a coach to hold you accountable and accelerate your growth. More about "coaching."


The Anarchist Worldview Bible Curriculum

How about a bird's-eye view of these five works that you will be required to read in the Anarchist Bible Bet "Colonial American One-Room Schoolhouse 2.0"

You will read Five of the Most Important Works in the History of America in the next 365 days

  1. The Bible - Most important book in the history of the human race
  2. The Westminster Catechism - behind the Bible, the most widely-circulated document in America in 1776.
    • taught in every classroom in America
  3. The Wealth of Nations - the superiority of Capitalism vs. Socialism
  4. The Myth of "the Separation of Church and State" - America was created as a Christian nation
    • Documents from a U.S. Supreme Court case in 1892
  5. "Novus Ordo Seclorum" - The Myth of "the Rapture"
    • The Christian case for long-term optimism about the future of "American Exceptionalism."

Let's look at those five works in a little more detail

The Bible

The Bible is the most important book in the history of the human race.

It was banned from your public school education.*

  • No other book has inspired the building of more hospitals, schools, universities, or orphanages.
  • No other book explains the origin of reason and why humans are more glorious than animals.
  • No other book has inspired more lasting works of art.
  • No other book has raised the standard of living of more people.
  • No other book has influenced more codes of law in more Western nations.
  • No other book from any other world religion (Buddhism, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam) even makes the claim that its every word was breathed out by a personal God (who is not Himself part of the Creation), through human instruments He created to perfectly write the words God intended them to write for our benefit.
  • No other book has made a greater contribution to the building of "Western Civilization."
  • No other book has inspired more symphonies, oratorios, cantatas, or other enduring musical works.
  • No other book has brought more liberty, prosperity, and virtue to the world.
  • No other book has caused more of its most faithful readers to be arrested and executed.
    Like Jesus.
  • Maybe that's why we shouldn't be surprised that . . .
 

The United States Federal Government has made it illegal for public school teachers to teach children the Bible
the way Jesus and the authors of the Bible would teach it.

If fact, since the Declaration of Independence (America's "birth certificate") was based on the Bible, the Federal Government prohibits public school teachers from teaching students
that the Declaration of Independence is really true.
(Students can only be taught that a bunch of dead, white males used to believe it was true.)


The Westminster Standards

America's Founders said that "religion and morality" were "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." A good summary of "religion and morality" is found in the Catechisms and Confession of Faith drafted in Westminster in the 1640's.

B.B. Warfield, professor at Princeton in the late 1800's, wrote of the Westminster Standards,

[T]hey are the final crystallization of the elements of evangelical religion, after the conflicts of sixteen hundred years. . . . [T]hey are the richest and most precise and best guarded statement ever penned of all that enters into evangelical religion. . . .[1]

Richard Gardiner, in his impressive collection of "Primary Source Documents Pertaining to Early American History, lists many sources which introduce the average Secular Humanist to the now-unknown religious foundations of  American Independence and Government. Among these sources are the Westminster Standards. Gardiner says of them:

indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Confession of Faith (1646) In addition to being the decree of Parliament as the standard for Christian doctrine in the British Kingdom, it was adopted as the official statement of belief for the colonies of Massachusetts and Connecticut. Although slightly altered and called by different names, it was the creed of Congregationalist, Baptist, and Presbyterian Churches throughout the English speaking world. Assent to the Westminster Confession was officially required at Harvard, Yale, and Princeton. Princeton scholar, Benjamin Warfield wrote: "It was impossible for any body of Christians in the [English] Kingdoms to avoid attending to it." [Link goes to chap.23, "On the Civil Magistrate."]
indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Catechism (1646) Second only to the Bible, the "Shorter Catechism" of the Westminster Confession was the most widely published piece of literature in the pre-revolutionary era in America. It is estimated that some five million copies were available in the colonies. With a total population of only four million people in America at the time of the Revolution, the number is staggering.
indent.gif (90 bytes)The Westminster Catechism was not only a central part of the colonial educational curriculum, learning it was required by law. Each town employed an officer whose duty was to visit homes to hear the children recite the Catechism. The primary schoolbook for children, the New England Primer, included the Catechism.  Daily recitations of it were required at these schools. Their curriculum included memorization of the Westminster Confession and the Westminster Larger Catechism. There was not a person at Independence Hall in 1776 who had not been exposed to it, and most of them had it spoon fed to them before they could walk. [Link to Q. 127 of Larger Catechism; cf. also Q. 129.]

Here is an edition of our Westminster Module from several years ago. If you enroll in the Anarchist Bible Bet home study program, you'll get the 2015-16 edition of all Five Modules with the freshest content.
 


Anarcho-Capitalism and the Wealth of Nations

In 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, Adam Smith wrote a book that is considered the first treatise on Capitalism. Full title: An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of The Wealth of Nations. What causes some nations to be wealthier than others? Freedom, personal responsibility, and morality. Pretty obvious, really; a nation characterized by rampant theft can never become prosperous. When competition turns into vengeance, and life is not respected, civilization crumbles. Subsequent economists have crystallized Smith's thesis:

"Capitalism" is the social system based on
the rejection of the initiation of force or violence against others.

A nation that is virtuous and free from the initiation of force and threats of violence, is wealthier than a nation which covets, steals, and initiates force against others. "Religion and morality" is the key to a Market freed from tyranny.

But in our secularist day, people are foggy-headed about this. People confuse "capitalism" with "crony-capitalism," "Keynesianism," and mild forms of socialism and fascism. "Capitalism" as a word has no meaning. So let's forget "capitalism" and focus on the roots of a peaceful and prosperous society:

Pacifism

The foundation of a flourishing humane economy is the repudiation of violence. We've been trained to reject "pacifism" on the grounds of "self-defense." This is an ambiguous and unChristian slogan. It is a rationalization for vengeance. The myth of "self-defense" weakens our resolve to follow the executed Christ and trust in statist violence.

Human beings know how to resolve conflicts without violence, but politicians and defense contractors want us to believe we need government compulsion and threats of violence to maintain "order." But order comes from a commitment to non-aggression. As we read the Bible, we face the requirement to beat our "swords into plowshares." This means pacifism and a Freed Market. You have questions about pacifism? We have answers.

Anarchism and "Anarcho-Capitalism"

Too many people, when they voice opposition to "capitalism," are actually thinking of "crony-capitalism," fascism, Keynesianism, and other systems of government coercion or favoritism in the Market. That's why we favor the phrase "anarcho-capitalism," or "100% Pure Laissez-Faire capitalism." "Laissez-Faire" is French for
"Let us work,"
"Let us conduct our business the way we think is best," or just
"Let us alone!"
Politicians do not know how to run a profitable business or make an economy thrive.
When governments face competition, they drop bombs on innocent consumers.
When businesses face competition, they lower prices or raise the quality, or invent something totally new to benefit consumers and raise our standard of living.

That is to say, businesses whose CEO's who are not victims of atheistic educational malpractice do not resort to violence. This is why America's Founders believed that "religion, morality, and knowledge" were "necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind." Good schools create good businesses.

Good schools cannot create "good government." "Government" is force; government is violence; government is theft. "Central planning" is socialism and socialism is war. "Government" is the militarization of the economy. "Good government" is a contradiction in terms.

In the Gospel of Mark, chapter 10, Jesus discovered His disciples arguing about who is going to be the "greatest" in the Kingdom of God. They didn't understand that Jesus' Kingdom was quite unlike the kingdoms of the world.

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 English word "anarchist."

"Lords," "rulers" and "great ones" are "archists."

Jesus clearly says His followers are not to be "archists." They are to be "servants." The biggest government lie in the history of the human race is that "anarchists" are the bad guys, and those who oppose "anarchists" (logically, "archists") are the Good Guys and defenders of civilization.

We are told that an "anarchist" is In reality, it is the archist who:
  • a bomb-throwing
  • assassin
  • who rejects the doctrine of private property,
  • seeks to foment disorder, chaos and riots in order to overthrow the government by force and violence
  • and establish some dreadful political ideal like "the dictatorship of the proletariat," where everyone is his own god and criminals run wild.
  • drops the most bombs
  • assassinates the most people
  • threatens, confiscates, or destroys the most private property
  • destabilizes and overthrows the most governments
  • is the greatest threat to "good government and the happiness of mankind.

This is a "paradigm shift." The most orderly and prosperous society is the one with the greatest liberty, not the most powerful Emperor. But the essential foundation of liberty, prosperity, order and peace is the Bible, and

"Religion, morality, and knowledge are necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind, therefore schools and the means of education shall forever be encouraged."
[adapted from the Northwest Ordinance of 1787]

Consider the exposition of the 6th Commandment ("Thou shalt not kill") and the 8th Commandment ("Thou shalt not steal") found in the Westminster Larger Catechism. These two commandments alone, if taken seriously, consistently, and faithfully, would rid the world of all governments. When we all stand before "the Supreme Judge of the World," nobody is going to hear, "Oh, you worked for the government? Then all your acts of  theft and murder are excused. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord."

Instead of reading Adam Smith's 18th-century work, we'll read a modern version of the same theme, called Healing Our World.

Why do we need to "heal" our world? Since I was born, the U.S. federal government has killed, crippled, or made homeless tens of millions of innocent non-combatant civilians around the world. I would say this makes the United States the most evil entity on the planet and the enemy of mankind. And most Americans, if aware of this, say the price "is worth it" to keep the cost of gas down. Government is a reflection of bad morals, which are an effect of bad education. The worse the education, the larger the government. The world today is being strangled by the tentacles of immorality, violence, and crony-capitalism. But don't blame "them." We have to blame ourselves if we're going to Heal Our World.

Because of their Biblical education, America's Founding Fathers realized that "the Divine Right of Kings" was not a Biblical doctrine. You have been denied this education by an imperialist regime that can only be described as "the enemy of mankind." You don't see half of what America's Founders saw. If they were here today, they would see not only that the "divine right of kings" is an unChristian concept, but the entire concept of "the nation-state," having been invented by rebels and nowhere commanded or endorsed in the Bible, is a complete failure, leading to the deaths of hundreds of millions of people, the enslavement of billions, and the destruction or confiscation of trillions of dollars of property. In the 20th century alone.

In the phrase "Religion, morality, and knowledge," which America's Founders said were "necessary to good government and the happiness of mankind," "knowledge" also meant the ability to discharge one's divine calling, or vocation. Each of us has a calling from God. The one who is called to be a plumber or a farmer has a divine calling that is just as spiritual as one who thinks he's called to be a priest. This was the genius of the Protestant Reformation doctrine of "The Priesthood of All Believers." Government regulation of the economy is interference in the discharge of one's divine calling. It is interference in the way one worships God during the work week. This is why America's Founders believed revolution against Britain's economic regulations was a religious duty. Americans today are victims of atheistic education, and have no concept of the divine nature of their calling. They think their work is "secular."
 


Theocracy
The Myth of "the Separation of Church and State"

We are told that teaching the Bible in public schools violates "the separation of church and state."

Really?

Which church?

Or as James Madison, the "Father of the Constitution" would say, which "ecclesiastical body."

Most churches today do not teach Christian doctrine and the Bible in church as rigorously as Americans 300 years ago taught the Bible in school.

Today's myth of the "separation of church and state" has nothing to do with denominations of ecclesiastical bodies, or "churches" (which is what the First Amendment is really about). "Separation of Church and State" actually means "the separation of God and Government." It means the government is not obligated to obey God. It means the government now claims to  be  god, instead of being "under God" -- which is where America's Founders intended government to be, not "separate" from God; ignoring God; pretending God does not exist.

Because of the modern myth of "separation of church [God] and state,"

The U.S. Federal Government prohibits a school teacher in a government-run school from teaching students that the Declaration of Independence really is true.
  • that there really is a God, and His existence is a "self-evident truth"
  • that our rights really are the product of the intelligent design of our Creator
              (not a gift from the government)
  • that all Americans really are obligated to conform their lives to
              "the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God"
  • that one day our actions really must pass judgment with
              "the Supreme Judge of the world"
  • that all Americans really should have "a firm reliance on
              the Protection of Divine Providence."
  • that Americans have a duty -- not just a right --
              to abolish any government that becomes a tyranny.
              This is a religious duty.
              As Jefferson put it,
                      "Resistance to tyranny is obedience to God."
              Secularists inevitably make the government their god.
All of these foundational propositions violate the modern myth of "separation of church and state." Therefore none of these truths can be taught as truth in a school controlled by the secular government of the United States.

The Federal Government says that teachers in government-operated schools paid for by your taxes cannot "endorse" or "promote" these ideas. Oh, sure, students can be taught that a long time ago some people believed the Declaration of Independence was true, but teachers cannot say The Declaration of Independence really is objectively true, regardless of whether any human being or any government believes it to be true, and that students should stand up and risk their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor in defense of those unchanging true principles.

Clearly, nobody who signed the Declaration of Independence or the Constitution would agree with this framework.

In 1892 the U.S. Supreme Court emphatically declared that the U.S. was "a Christian nation." The Court made a lengthy review of all the most important "organic" documents in American history. By reading the Court's opinion and the charters it cites, we will show that the modern idea of "separation of church and state" is a destructive myth, and that America was intended be a nation "under God."

The word "theocracy" comes from two Greek words meaning "God + rules." If America is a nation "under God," then God is over us, ruling, and that means we're a "theo+cracy." Every government on earth is a "theocracy." Every legal system is a reflection of a moral system, and every moral system is a reflection of the god of that society. A society's god can be the Christian God, the muslim god, or the Secular Humanist god, where every man is his own god, but the State inevitably becomes "God walking on earth" (to quote Hegel).

Consistent with what we learned under "Anarcho-Capitalism" above, we reject any attempt to use government coercion to promote "the true religion." But more important, we reject government coercion to suppress the Christian values of the Declaration of Independence.

We've been taught to fear the word "Theocracy" as much as we've been taught to fear the word "anarchy."

  • We've been taught to fear "anarchy" because our wise overlords want to keep their job.
  • We've been taught to fear "Theocracy" because atheistic tyrants don't want to be reminded that God is on the Throne, and they are answerable to His Law.

 A truly Biblical, Christian Theocracy is an anarchist Christocracy.
  


Optimillennialism
Confidence in the future possibility of “Peace on Earth.”

The doctrine of "the Rapture" was unknown in 1776. It was invented in the early 1800's. Nobody in Christendom had ever heard of it before. This doctrine, and the larger eschatological framework in which it appeared ("dispensational premillennialism") substituted "waiting" for "working," and allowed atheists to secularize America in the years that followed -- while Christians retreated and waited for the Rapture.

There is good reason to believe that "Peace on Earth" -- the message of the angels to the shepherds on the first Christmas Day -- is possible. Politically and Economically possible, and Eschatologically inevitable.

Too many Christians have bought into erroneous ideas about things getting worse and worse leading up to "Armageddon" and other apocalyptic nightmares. America's Founders were optimistic and future-oriented and believed they were creating a "Novus Ordo Seclorum" -- the motto on the official U.S. Seal which means "New Order for the Ages." Nobody in 1776 believed in "the Rapture." They believed peace, liberty, and prosperity were possible.

Lawrence Cremin writes about Benjamin Rush, who was
a physician who signed the Declaration of Independence:

American Education:
The National Experience, 1783-1876

NY: Harper & Row, 1980, p. 114-15.

For Rush, who was present in the Congress as a representative of Pennsylvania, the events surrounding the creation of the Republic marked nothing less than a turning point in the course of human history. "I was animated constantly," he reflected in later years, "by a belief that I was acting for the benefit of the whole world, and of future ages, by assisting in the formation of new means of political order and general happiness."11
___________________ 
    
11. The Autobiography of Benjamin Rush, edited by George W. Corner (Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1948), p.161.

Christians who believe in "the Rapture" do not believe in "future ages." They believe Christ is going to rapture them "at any moment," and destroy the planet and everything man has worked for. Rapturists do not work "for the benefit of the whole world," nor assist in "the formation of new means of political order and general happiness." As we have mentioned several times, America's Founders believed that teaching children the Bible every day from their earliest years was "necessary for good government and the happiness of mankind." Secular schools and theories of rapture are why we now have bad government and depression, instead of "good government" and "happiness."

 

A Vision for Humanity

The Curriculum of the colonial American one-room schoolhouse 2.0 will give students a vision for a Christianized world. We are all created in the Image of God, and hard-wired to aspire to the vision described by the Old Testament Prophet Micah 4:1-7:

Click for audio
  

Micah's Prophecy

Archetype

Controversy
And it will come about in the last days
That the mountain of the House of the LORD
Will be established as the chief of the mountains
And it will be raised above the hills
Victory:
Christ established His Kingdom at the first Christmas
“Predestination”
“Preterism”
Audio
And the peoples will stream to it.
And many nations will come and say,
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD
And to the House of the God of Jacob,
Globalism:
It will continue to expand until it covers the globe
“Optimillennialism”
Audio
That He may teach us about His ways
And that we may walk in His paths."
For from Zion will go forth the Law
Even the Word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
Law:
Biblical Law will be our standard
“Theonomy”
Audio
And He will judge between many peoples
And render decisions for mighty, distant nations.
Then they will hammer their
swords into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation
And never again will they train for war.
Peace:
We will pursue God's "shalom"
“Pacifism”
Audio
And each of them will sit under his Family:
Beginning at home
“Patriarchy”
Audio
Vine and under his fig tree,
With no one to make them afraid.
For the
LORD of hosts has spoken.
Garden-Land:
Healing the Environment
“Anarchism”
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Though all the peoples walk
Each in the name of his god,
As for us, we will walk
In the Name of the LORD our God
forever and ever
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In that day, saith the LORD,
will I assemble her that halteth,
and I will gather her that is driven out,
and her that I have afflicted;
And I will make her that halted a remnant,
and her that was cast far off a strong nation:
and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion
from henceforth, even for ever.
Community:
Beyond the "Rugged Individual"
“Theocracy”
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You won't agree with everything in my curriculum, but you will be a better person for having wrestled with these ideas:

Just as iron sharpens iron, friends sharpen the minds of each other.
Proverbs 27:17

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* Did the Supreme Court really "ban the Bible" from public schools?

Public school students can certainly be taught that the Bible exists. But they cannot be taught that it is true, and that it is a "sacred" book because it is the Word of God. In other words, the Court banned the teaching of the Bible as the Bible would be taught by those who wrote it. The Court also banned the Bible as the Supreme Court ruled 150 years earlier it "must" be taught.

An 1844 U.S. Supreme Court case involved a wealthy Frenchman who left a large sum of money in his will to the City of Philadelphia to build a school in which no clergy would teach. (Virtually all schools back then were run by churches or Christian organizations and clergy often taught the classes Mon-Fri.) There was a great controversy over whether the will of this obviously deistic Frenchman should be enforced. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that just because clergy couldn't teach, didn't mean that lay teachers could not continue to teach the Bible as the Word of God in a school administered by the city government. In fact, the Court said -- and the City of Philadelphia enthusiastically agreed -- that teachers "must" teach Christianity and the Bible as a "divine revelation" and a "sacred volume." Here are the words of the U.S. Supreme Court in 1844:

But the objection itself assumes the proposition that Christianity is not to be taught, because ecclesiastics [clergy] are not to be instructors or officers. But this is by no means a necessary or legitimate inference from the premises. Why may not laymen instruct in the general principles of Christianity as well as ecclesiastics. There is no restriction as to the religious opinions of the instructors and officers. They may be, and doubtless, under the auspices of the city government, they will always be, men, not only distinguished for learning and talent, but for piety and elevated virtue, and holy lives and characters. And we cannot overlook the blessings, which such men by their conduct, as well as their instructions, may, nay must impart to their youthful pupils. Why may not the Bible, and especially the New Testament, without note or comment, be read and taught as a divine revelation in the college -- its general precepts expounded, its evidences explained, and its glorious principles of morality inculcated? What is there to prevent a work, not sectarian, upon the general evidences of Christianity, from being read and taught in the college by lay-teachers? Certainly there is nothing in the will, that proscribes such studies. Above all, the testator positively enjoins, "that all the instructors and teachers in the college shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars the purest principles of morality, so that on their entrance into active life they may from inclination and habit evince benevolence towards their fellow-creatures, and a love of truth, sobriety, and industry, adopting at the same time such religious tenets as their matured reason may enable them to prefer." Now, it may well be asked, what is there in all this, which is positively enjoined, inconsistent with the spirit or truths of Christianity? Are not these truths all taught by Christianity, although it teaches much more? Where can the purest principles of morality be learned so clearly or so perfectly as from the New Testament? Where are benevolence, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, so powerfully and irresistibly inculcated as in the sacred volume? The testator has not said how these great principles are to be taught, or by whom, except it be by laymen, nor what books are to be used to explain or enforce them. All that we can gather from his language is, that he desired to exclude sectarians and sectarianism from the college, leaving the instructors and officers free to teach the purest morality, the love of truth, sobriety, and industry, by all appropriate means; and of course including the best, the surest, and the most impressive.

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution which forced the Supreme Court in the early 1960's to repudiate Christianity and remove the Bible "as a divine revelation" from public schools.