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, lock us in a cage with a psychopath who will sodomize us, waterboard us, 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


 
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 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're wrong, we'll pay you $1,000.


You're probably thinking to yourself,

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

“This will be an Easy $1,000.00!”

Think again.


Anarchist  Bible  Bet


Table of Contents

Big-Picture Overview:

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

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

  3. 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.


Summary

  1. 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 pacifist anti-war hippie wimps.

    • We promote Biblical virtues and "family values."

    • A longer Description.

    • Go to our Home page.

    • Even if we lose this bet by failing to persuade you to become a serious follower of Jesus the Executed Anarchist, 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.
       

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

    • Because you're a victim of educational malpractice.

    • You've fallen for the biggest government lie in all of human history. You believe "anarchists" are the bad guys, and opponents of 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." Connect the dots.

    • Details.
       

  3. 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 ever have before.

    • 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.

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

  1. Who are we? Why should you trust us? [go]

  2. Why You Are Going to Lose "The Anarchist Bible Bet." [go]

  3. 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. [go]

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



1. 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.


2. 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 will 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.

I probably would have been put to death 400 years ago because I'm an  anarchist. My brand of non-coercion and proposed abolition of the machinery of compulsion ("the State") would have been anathema in centuries past. It is still controversial enough to bar me from any government job, including public school teacher. (If you checked out my rιsumι 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.

Plus, America's Founding Fathers were under the mistaken impression that the Bible requires human beings to form governments.

But there is a core similarity between my program and the one compelled by every government in North America 400 years ago.

My 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. 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 weapons and pornography.

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: "What are you doing about this!?!?"

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

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.

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" is a complete failure, having been invented by rebels and nowhere commanded or endorsed in the Bible.

By skipping "the 3 R's," 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 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

     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.)
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. You consistently vote for the same old people (Kennedys, Bushes and Clintons) to do horrifyingly evil things, over and over.
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.  

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 for a "post-Christian world."


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


You are shocked and offended at "anarchism" - the idea of abolishing "the government." 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!

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.

But in 200 years, no more progress has been made. 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 king, we can have one 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.

Logically (or etymologically), those who oppose an-archists are "archists."

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

Put on your thinking cap.

What is an "archist?"

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

It's a simple concept. But revolutionary.

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.

Like all Americans, you have been trained in government-approved schools to believe 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 are 100% opposed to such things. We hope you are too. The man above believes in using force to impose his will on others.

We believe this is the definition of an archist, not an anarchist.

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 "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
 


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.

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. 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.

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.

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.
 



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 you're going to lose this wager -- because you're a victim of educational malpractice. 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
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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. I wanted to be "the next Rushdoony" when I grew up. Neither one has happened yet. I became a "Chalcedon Scholar" and wrote a regular column for The Chalcedon Report.

Vine & Fig Tree 

I also began publishing for an organization I formed called Vine & Fig Tree, which obtained tax-exempt status from the IRS as a non-profit corporation. More Info

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 "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.

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.

2015 and Beyond

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.

I have also been a candidate for U.S. Congress, both before and after I moved to Missouri. I haven't been able to get out of the house to do much campaigning recently, but I've still managed to be the top vote-getter among Libertarian Party Congressional candidates in Missouri for the last few elections.

 


* 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.