The Bible is an Anarchist Manifesto


Obviously this is a controversial proposition. We've all been trained to think of an "anarchist manifesto" as an excuse for bombing things or starting riots.
A "Manifesto" is a published verbal declaration of the intentions, motives, or views of the issuer, be it an individual, group, political party or government. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds.
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The Bible is both a creed and a manifesto. The word "creed" comes from the Latin word credo, "I believe." The Bible tells us what we should believe about who God is and what He wants us to do. But the Bible is also a manifesto, which is why most governments throughout history have banned it. It is a manifesto promulgated by a government called "The Kingdom of God." The word "kingdom" is not used much in our day. When Jesus used the word, it was subversive. He was talking about a rival government.

There are over 30,000 verses in the Bible. Thousands of people throughout history have sacrificed greatly -- even to the point of death -- to preserve copies of these verses and hand them down to us.

What is God trying to tell us in all these verses?

The Bible is not written in the form of an article in the Harvard Law Review or the Unabomber's Manifesto. It has many literary genres: song, biography, law, poetry, genealogy, history, proverb, census reports, government indictments, architectural blueprints, personal letters, etc. Imagine sitting in the rocking chair on your front porch with God. God starts telling you a story. If God only said, "I know a man who ate his broccoli and became the wisest man in the kingdom," you'd know it's an indirect way of telling you to eat your broccoli. But the Bible is a long, long story. You listen respectfully as God seem to go on and on. What's His point?

This website defends the proposition that God in the Bible wants us to abolish all of man's kingdoms and let God be our King, our Lawgiver, our Judge, and our Deliverer. Of the 30,000 verses in the Bible, most of them touch on the conflict between the Kingdom of God and the kingdoms of man.

Immediately some will object that if we abolish all visible, earthly kings/presidents/prime ministers, and if we abolish all human legislatures, and if we abolish all human judges, and beat our "swords into plowshares" (Micah 4), we will be plunged into a state of "anarchy."

This is technically correct, as the word "anarchy" means "absence of rulers." Or as we like to say, "absence of archists."

But when most people hear the word "anarchy," they hear "chaos," "lawlessness," "disorder," "crime running rampant," etc.

When most people (especially those who call themselves "Bible-believing Christians") hear the word "anarchist," they've been trained by government-approved schools to think of 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 AnarchistManifesto are 100% opposed to such things. We hope you are too.

The word "anarchist" comes from two Greek words:
"a" means "not,"
and "archist," as everyone knows, is . . . .

Wait a minute. Nobody knows what an "archist" is.

The archist is a person who believes
he has the right to
impose his will on others by force or threats of violence.

The "anarchist" is not an archist. The an-archist denies that anyone has the right to impose his will on others by force. The man above believes in using force to impose his will on others. He is therefore an "archist." Not an an-archist.

Our goal here at the AnarchistManifesto is 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. 

If you believe the Bible, then your heart's desire should be to see "archists" eradicated from the face of the earth. And yet, a true  "anarchist" does not seek to impose Christ's will on archists by force. We need to pray that archists will repent and stop trying to impose their will on others by force. This will not happen through armed revolution against "the government." We wait for God to regenerate archist hearts.

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The Bible is mostly about politics.

Genesis: God creates human beings in families. There is no "civil magistrate."
Exodus: God liberates Abraham's family from "the State" in Egypt.
Leviticus-Deuteronomy: Laws given to a Stateless Israel
Joshua: The governments of the Promised Land are judged.
Judges: A book about civil officers?
Samuel and Kings: Four Books about "the government."
Psalms: Poems written by a king, about the life of  kings.
Proverbs: written by a king.
The Prophets: Proclaiming God's judgments against governments around the world.
The Gospels: A New King is born, and the Empire is nervous. They try to kill the King.
Acts: The Government against the Gospel.
Epistles to people persecuted by the government.
Revelation: 666 = the Empire.

More pages of the Bible are about politics than any other subject.

The Demonic Origin of "Civil Government"

God did not create or command the entity we call "the government" or "the State." It was formed by people who rejected God's government over them. It was formed by people who wanted to conquer other people. We can call these people "archists."  An "archist" is somebody who believes he has the right to impose his will on other people by force. From cover to cover the Bible says "archists" are bad. God uses "archists" to accomplish His purposes -- like when he used the Assyrian Army to punish Israel (Isaiah 10) -- but then He punishes the "archists" He used to accomplish His purposes (same book and chapter). The "archist" is a conqueror, a bandit, or a politician. A peaceful and prosperous society is one without "archists." God punishes a people who choose to be ruled and/or defended by archists instead of God.

Christian Anarchism from Genesis to Revelation

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

The Bible Describes the Battle: Politics vs. Patriarchy

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

God created human beings male and female: The Family. This is the core institution of human society. Feminists don't like the word "patriarchy," but sometimes we use it anyway. We made up a new word: "Patriagora." Patria = "family" + Agora = "market" God designed human beings to live in families and serve consumers in a Free Market.

The Institution called "The State" is unBiblical. It reflects rebellion against God's Law. The people who don't like feminism don't like the word "anarchism," but we use it anyway. We are not archists.

God never commanded human beings to form a "state." The State was formed by rebels who wanted to seize the wealth of others rather than work for it or engage in peaceful trade. The archist is applauded by those who want something for nothing, and don't mind being accomplices to crime.

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95 Theses Against the State

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

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

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

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

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

INTRODUCTION

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

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

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

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

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

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

 View | A. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY BEFORE THE FALL

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

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

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

Of Abraham the Scripture says:

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

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

"Theonomy" is the Gospel:

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

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

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

The Ten Commandments prohibit:

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

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

Ten Principles for a Free Society

The Ten Commandments in a Biblical Worldview

The Ten Commandments Moral Inventory and Meditation Program

Preface to the Ten Commandments

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

Family Values:

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

From Rushdoony's Institutes of Biblical Law:

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

View | B. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY BEFORE THE FLOOD

• Patriarchy and "Government" The Bible describes The State as the invention of demonic men. Men who are not loyal to God's Institution of the Family tend to form States, or else become hippies and nomads.
• Patriarchy and "Paternalism" All human beings are created in families. Patriarchy is an inescapable concept. If the Christian pater does not train his family in the Ways of Peace, he will be oppressed by a “paternalistic” State. The Family is the basic social unit of a prosperous society.

Obedience through the Family eliminates tyranny, protects property.

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

View | C. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY BEFORE SINAI

Elders as Judges  
View | Thesis 17: The Post-Flood Absence of The Institutional Church  
View | Thesis 18: The Patriarchal Power Of “Capital Punishment.”  
View | Thesis 19: Nimrod: The First Politician (Post-Flood)  
Nimrod: The First Politician  
View | Thesis 20: Patriarchy vs. Political Slavery  
Nimrod: "Hunter of Men"  
View | Thesis 21: Demonic Activity At Babel

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

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

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

View | D. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY UNDER MOSES

• Pharaohs and Pyramids  
View | Thesis 29: Patriarchy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Early Days of the Old Testament  
View | Thesis 30: As With All Angelic Activity, No State Action Is Coincidental or Random  
View | Thesis 31: Ceremony, Ritual, Liturgy, And The “Pedagogical Law”  

View | Thesis 32: Patriarchy and “Sacraments”: Passover

 
View | Thesis 33: Patriarchs And “Elders”      Many Christians today call their church leaders "elders." But "elders" were "civil" officials in the Old Testament, not "ecclesiastical."
     These "95 Theses" reject the modern notion of "the Separation of Church and State." Instead, they promote the abolition of Church and State. Under Moses, a temporary institution of priesthood and temple was formed, but it was intended to be abolished with the Advent of the Messiah. It does not legitimately serve as a foundation for today's "institutional church" or for the modern State.
Patriarchs as "Elders"  
View | Thesis 34: The Need for a Pedagogical Legal Structure  
View | Thesis 35: Angels And The Pedagogical Legal Structure  
View | Thesis 36: The Promised Land One of the thorniest issues of foreign policy is the nation of Israel. No homeschool student is equipped to deal effectively with this issue without a knowledge of the Bible. The promises made to Abraham were both fulfilled and conditional. This obscure theological/Biblical debate is at the core of the support of neo-conservative pro-Israel policy by a hundred million American Christians.
View | Thesis 37: The Temporary Character of The First “Church Officers”  
View | Thesis 38: Anarcho-Theocracy and the Temple  
View | Thesis 39: Patriarchy and Education  
View | Thesis 40: Anarcho-Theocracy and Oaths The Oath of Office

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

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

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

View | E. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY AND THE RISE OF THE STATE

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

View | F. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY AND PROVIDENCE : THE STATE

God Sends EVIL ! This section of Theses proves that God "ordained" the State, because God "ordains" all evil. The State is evil. This is one of the most important issues facing the Human Race. Annihilation of billions of human beings is the cost of getting it wrong.
See also: www.Romans13.com
Angels and God's Throne of Government  
Stars and Idolatry  
View | Thesis 46: Romans 8:28 and The State Romans 8:28 says God works all things together for good. Even evil things.
View | Thesis 47: God’s Sovereign Ordering of Every State  
View | Thesis 48: The State Serves God by Sinning  
View | Thesis 49: The State As Sanctified “Servant”/ “Deacon”/”Minister”  
View | Thesis 50: The State Does Not Serve God Self-Consciously  
View | Thesis 51: Only One King Self-Consciously Serves God  
View | Thesis 52: Judgment of the State in Heaven and Earth  
View | Thesis 53: Moloch-Worship and the Nature of Idols  
View | Thesis 54: War, Capital Punishment, and “The Sword”  
View | Thesis 55: The Throne of David  
• The Power of the Sword  
• "In the Name of the Law"  

View | G. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY AND THE MESSIAH

View | Thesis 56: Statism At The Time Of Christ  
View | Thesis 57: Kingship, Citizenship, and The Gospel  
View | Thesis 58: The Civil Authority of The Pastor: Christ The Shepherd Like Melchizedek, the priest-king of Jerusalem, Jesus The Messiah is the integration of Church and State, Priest and King, and the abolition of earthly priests and princes.
View | Thesis 59: Jewish Opposition To The Kingdom  
View | Thesis 60: Christ’s Binding of Satan Why liberty is possible.
Why the State -- and the "Principalities and Powers" behind it -- is now obsolete.
View | Thesis 61: True Power vs. Political Power  
View | Thesis 62: Agrarianism As Environmentalism To question the Industrial Revolution is not to adopt the errors of the "Green" or "environmentalist" movement.
View | Thesis 63: Christ’s Ascension to the Throne of David  
View | Thesis 64: The Camaraderie of “Church” And State  
View | Thesis 65: CNN and the Coming of the Kingdom  
View | Thesis 66: The Anointed King vs. Political Kings  
View | Thesis 67: Jesus The Nazarene  
Why the State Encourages Immorality  
"Unlucky 13": Isaiah 13, Romans 13, Revelation 13  
A Romans-Eye View of Romans 13  
"Principalities and Powers"  
Lakes of Fire in "Smoke-filled Rooms"  
Romans 13: The Burden is on the Archists  
Taxation, Representation, and the Myth of the State  
Why the State is not a "Divine Institution"  

View | H. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY AND THE EARLY HOME-CHURCHES

View | Thesis 68: Extremism vs. Neutrality Extremism is commanded by Christ
View | Thesis 69: Sons of God and Pedagogues  
View | Thesis 70: Judgment and the Church-Courts of Christ The Apostle Paul says believers are to adjudicate their disputes in the Church, not in pagan courts.
View | Thesis 71: The Apostolic Church and the Spread of Power  
View | Thesis 72: Patriarchy and the House-Church  
View | Thesis 73: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: Baptism  
View | Thesis 74: Patriarchy and the “Sacraments”: “The Lord’s Supper”  
View | Thesis 75: Self-Ordination  
View | Thesis 76: Salt and Statism  
View | Thesis 77: Political Authority and Kingdom Citizenship Becoming a Christian is like becoming a naturalized citizen [pdf]
View | Thesis 78: Anarcho-Theocracy and Resistance to Tyranny in the Last Days of the Old Covenant  
View | Thesis 79: Taxation, Kingdom Citizenship, and Overcoming Through Suffering Taxation is theft.
View | Thesis 80: Violence Also: Zero Aggression Policy
Because Christians should not initiate force to impose God's will on others, Christians must be anarchists:
www.HowToBecomeAChristianAnarchist.com
View | Thesis 81: Vengeance Christians must not take vengeance on their or God's enemies.
God uses the evil "State" to do this.
View | Thesis 82: Creationist Anarcho-Socialism and Darwinian Archo-Socialism Some have said that the early church practiced "communism." But it was voluntary. Nobody wore a uniform and acted like the KGB.
View | Thesis 83: Pedagogy and The Powers  
View | Thesis 84: The End of Archists: The Pedagogues Judged by the Church  
View | Thesis 85: The Last Days of the Old Covenant  
• Salt and Statism  
• Ghostbusters on Mars Hill  

View | I. ANARCHO-THEOCRACY IN “THE MILLENNIUM

View | Thesis 86: “The Millennium”  
View | Thesis 87: “Ruling with Christ”  
Angels and Autarchy  
View | Thesis 88: Salvation as Light and Social Healing  
View | Thesis 89: Edenic Restoration  
View | Thesis 90: The New Heavens and New Earth  
View | Thesis 91: The Unconverted In the “Millennium” This point is important as an explanation of why a Biblical society can be held in place without the institution of "The State." Social pressure provides real incentives without coercion.
View | Thesis 92: The Last Acts of Earthly Archists  
View | Thesis 93: The City of God  
View | Thesis 94: We are in Heaven Now  
View | Thesis 95: Perfection  

Romans 13: A Table of Contents

We have devoted an entire website to Romans 13.  Here are some pages which dig deeper into the background and meaning of Romans 13. They explore God's sovereignty over evil, the work of angelic beings in the Providence of God, and the necessity of abolishing evil in the world, especially the State. These are the lost themes of Romans 13.

We recommend reading them in the order below. The first three pages are foundational. The first page helps us cultivate the heart of a servant and Christian non-archist. The second page is critical to understanding Romans 13, and the reader is urged to spend some time perusing the rest of the pages on that site ("TOTAL Predestination"), particularly the pages on "Baalism" and "Radical Calvinism."

  1. Pray for a Servant's Understanding of Romans 13
  2. All Evil is Predestined by God
    Reading all these verses puts Romans 13 in a completely new context.
  3. Christian "Anarchism" is Our Goal

For those who would like more detail, especially on the cultural background of Romans 13, the following are useful. These essays were written back in the early 1980's, and have not been revised since. We're counting on the reader being delayed by those first three pages (above) long enough for us to get the rest of these pages edited and revised. As you will discover, there are very few original thoughts on this website. Nearly all our ideas are plagiarized from other writers: Reformed, Dispensational, and even secular. Our contribution is putting them all together for the first time. 

  1. Angels and God's Throne of Government
    Providence - God Governs through Angels
  2. Stars and Idolatry
    God Governs the Evil through demons
  3. Why the State Always Encourages Immorality
    Theft, murder, vengeance, fraud, sexual immorality
  4. Unlucky 13 -- Romans 13, Revelation 13 and Isaiah 13
    Isaiah 13 and Revelation 13 say the same thing as Romans 13
    The State is evil, but God is sovereign over it.
  5. A Roman's-Eye View of Romans 13
    • The State:  The Religion of Man
    • The Liturgical State
    • The Supernatural State
    • The Syncretism of the Universal State
    • The Greco-Roman Background
    • Views of Babylon, Egypt
    Main Currents in Greco-Roman Statism
           • Power (dunameiV, dynameis)
           • Astrology
           • Monotheism
  6. "Principalities and Powers" - Part One: The Old Testament
    • Judaism vs. the Bible
    • The Spirit World of Judaism
    • Deuteronomy 32:8
    • Daniel 10
  7. "Principalities and Powers" - Part Two: Powers in the New Testament
    • German Liberals and Conservative Protestants
    • Lords Many and Powers Many
    Exousiai is plural
  8. Lakes of Fire in "Smoke-Filled Rooms"
    • "Demons" (daimones, daimoneV)
    • Pagan Demonology
    • Christian Syncretism 
  9. Romans 13: The Burden is on the Archists
    • Romans 13 is Not a Starting Point
    • God's Law is Our Starting Point
    • The State vs. the Family: Monopolization of Powers
    • Why the Decline of Patriarchal Power?
    • If the State is "Ordained," How Can it Be Judged?
  10. Taxation, "Consent of the Governed," and the Myth of the State
    • The Myth of "Representative Government"
    • Taxation and Biblical Law - Can the State tax too much?
    • Taxation and "Representation" - Did Christians in Paul's day enjoy representation?
    • Consent of the Self-Governed
  11. Why the State is not a "Divine Institution"
    • Some Kind of "Christian Anarchism"?
    • The State and the War of the Powers Against Supernatural Government
    • The State after Nimrod
  12. Angels and Autarchy
    • Angelic Government Before the Cross
    • Autarchy and Anarchy
    • Angels Watching Over Me
    • The Church's Witness to the Angels

Famous Archists in History:

           

     

You'll recognize one of those archists above as Adolph Hitler.

Hitler did not kill six million Jews.

Name one Jew whom you can prove Hitler killed.

Six million Jews were killed by
six million Germans
who chose to wear a silly uniform, walk a silly goose-step, and follow the orders of a beyond-silly, pathologically evil man.

These Germans were archists. They were "ordinary people." Just like you.

If you don't take immediate steps to become an anarchist, then by default you'll be an archist. Plus, you'll be unable to resist the temptations, the bribes, the pressure and the threats by archists to become an archist. You'll become an archist just like those rows and rows of "good" Germans above. They are just like you. You are just like them. "Sensible." "Rational." "Practical."

How To Become a Christian Anarchist


The most important proof of our thesis is simply going through the Bible and inductively putting together a theory of the State. Where did it originate? What does God say about it? The preponderance of the Biblical evidence is anti-State.

A Call for a "Paradigm Shift"

Ninety-Five Theses Against the State
This is where you can get a bird's-eye view of the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. You'll see that God never commanded human beings to form "the State."

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


Additional studies on Romans 13:

Patriarchy and Providence

  • THESIS 30: AS WITH ALL ANGELIC ACTIVITY, NO STATE ACTION IS COINCIDENTAL OR RANDOM
  • THESIS 46: ROMANS 8:28 AND THE STATE
  • THESIS 47: GOD'S SOVEREIGN ORDERING OF EVERY STATE
  • THESIS 49: THE STATE SERVES GOD BY SINNING
  • THESIS 49: THE STATE AS SANCTIFIED “SERVANT” / “DEACON” / “MINISTER
  • THESIS 50: THE STATE DOES NOT SERVE GOD SELF-CONSCIOUSLY
  • THESIS 51: ONLY ONE KING SELF-CONSCIOUSLY SERVES GOD
  • THESIS 52: JUDGMENT OF THE STATE IN HEAVEN AND EARTH
  • THESIS 53: MOLOCH-WORSHIP AND THE NATURE OF IDOLS
  • THESIS 54: WAR AND “THE SWORD

 Anarchism and Submission to the Evil Empire

Vine & Fig Tree: A World Without "The State"

Other important angles:

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