On the Role of "Religion" In Political Fraud

(NOTE: This essay was previously published, starting at page 25, in a Common Sense pamphlet. It is republished here to take advantage of the technology of hyperlinking, with which the reader may instantaneously verify the quoted passages.)

As many famous people such as James Madison1, Thomas Jefferson2, David Brin3, A.A. Hodge4, Woodrow Wilson5, etc, have pointed out, the reality of Nature is that there are only two kinds of government6: 1) you run your own life (self-government), or 2) somebody else runs it for you (violence/coercion/domination).

Arguably, the single most powerful and subtle tool used by predators to brainwash people into not seeing and understanding the crystal clear moral differences between real self-government (fraudulently called “anarchy” by predators) and violence/coercion/domination (fraudulently called “self-government “or “representative” government by predators) is the corporate state/church. Corporate state churches are really nothing more or less than political7 organizations. Ecclesiastical politicians (aka “pastors”, "ministers", "priest", "rabbis" "ayatollahs", etc) are chosen by the same human processes as “presidents,” “governors,” or “legislators” (kings of this world).

Originally both church (ecclesiastical) and state (secular) “governments” wielded life and death powers over the individual. But since no worldly organization has ever been more corrupt or tyrannical than the so-called “church,” and since people were taught that God is just, merciful, and loving, folks began to seriously question the moral validity of the “church” as it used to exist. So the politically fraudulent doctrine of the “separation” of church and state was invented to diffuse political accountability for tyranny, to protect society leaders, and preserve the church’s active role in the domination of others.

Under this new doctrine, secular governments are still free to do whatever they please, while the churches—which no longer directly wield life and death powers—sit back and teach that whatever governments do is morally valid because the “governments” are “ordained by God.” The biblical passages most often used to support the pagan/predator dogma of coercion/domination are Romans 13: 1-78, Titus 3:1, Hebrews 13:17, I Peter 2: 13-15, II Peter 2: 10, and Christ’s famous “render-unto-Caesar-that-which-is-Caesar's" quote found at Matthew 22: 21; Mark 12:17; and Luke 20:25.

Jesus’s render-unto-Caesar quote is generally misunderstood. It becomes clearer in light of the events set forth in Mark 11: 27-33. The question asked of Christ about taxes was a trick question designed to elicit a self-destructive answer which the Pharisees could use against Jesus with the people. Very obviously, a “yes” answer could not have been used against Jesus. Since a “yes” answer is what today’s crop of Pharisees read into Christ’s response, why didn’t Jesus just say “yes?” Obviously he did not mean to say “yes.” Of course a “no” answer was what the Pharisees were hoping for, because it would be considered treasonous and they could get the Romans to kill Jesus and get him out of their hair.

Jesus knew better than anybody that according to such biblical passages as Psalms 24:1; 50:10-12; 89:11; and Haggai 2:8, everything belongs to God, even all the silver, all the gold, and any other metals coins might possibly be made of. Under these scriptures, Christ’s answer could have been that the coin in question belonged to God. Yet he did not give either a “yes” or a “no” answer. So what exactly was it that he did?

Jesus simply gave an evasive political non-answer to the tax question, just as he did to the forgiveness-of-sin question in Mark 11: 27-33. He knew better than anybody that in a society which had long since been brainwashed into not seeing the differences between true self-government and coercion/domination, whoever tried to precisely define what actually did belong to Caesar and what actually belonged to God would be in big trouble. So he didn’t oblige the Pharisees by giving a direct answer, any more than they would play into his hands by giving him a direct answer. We even get to see the Pharisees' line of reasoning for refusing to answer directly. It’s not hard to understand Jesus’ line of reasoning. If he said yes, his overtaxed countrymen would resent it, while the Pharisees could say to the people (just as the modern-day Pharisees do), “See, Jesus says you should pay your taxes!” If he said no, the Pharisees would say (just as the modern-day Pharisees do), “See, Jesus is anti-government, which is the same thing as being anti-God, because everybody knows civil ‘government’ is ordained by God!”

Jesus’ actual position on taxation can best be gleaned from Matthew 17:24-27. Clearly the children of God are under no blanket moral obligation to pay tribute money to the kings of this world. Jesus elected to pay taxes on a case-by-case-as-politically-needed basis under the “lest we offend”9 doctrine. And the few taxes he did pay bore no resemblance whatever to today’s criminal scheme of public debt fraud. From a moral point of view, one ought to pay for the services one wants to purchase, even if the services are purchased from “government” and the price is taxes. But when the so-called “services” include thievery, murder, extortion, religious and political persecution, corrupt courts, and the brainwashing of children with mandatory “education,” it is not surprising that the subject of taxation can raise serious and complicated moral questions for any honest truth seeker.

To understand human law, it’s a good idea to read Sir Edward Coke’s Institutes, Sir William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England, and the history of the founding documents of the United States. To understand the Bible, it’s a good idea to study its history. Ironically, a serious study of human law can help to understand the Bible, because human law alleges its “authority” to be moral. In olden times, some judges would even give cites from the Bible to justify their decisions. Another reason studying human law can help understand the Bible is because the doctrine of “conflict of laws” was developed in human law. This doctrine states that if there is any reasonable way to interpret two apparently conflicting laws so that they are harmonious, THAT is the correct interpretation. This doctrine should be applied to the Bible to resolve such apparently conflicting passages as the pro-coercion/domination Ro 13: 1-7, Tit 3:1, Heb 13:17, I Pe 2: 13-15, II Pe 2: 10 and the anti-coercion/domination Ex 1:17, 1 Sa 8:5-20, Jg 8:22-23, Jg 9, Ps 118:8-9, Ps 146:3, Jer 17:5, Da 3:18, Mt 7:24-27, Acts 4:19, Acts 5:29, Ga 5:1,14,18-23, Php 3:20, 2 Tim 3:5, Jas 2:25.

There is one doctrine used by predators that's so subtle one must expose it in a somewhat oblique fashion. To make the point, it is best to use the King James (or “conservative”) translation of the Bible. Judges 4:21 and Judges 5:27 tell the same story and contain something of crucial importance in understanding the Bible: an apparent contradiction in fact. In Judges 4:21, Sisera was sleeping on the ground when Jael killed him, and therefore could not possible have “fallen down dead,” as per Judges 5:27, because he was already asleep on the ground when he died. Jael killed him by driving a nail (or tent pin) through his head into the ground. In Judges 5:27, Sisera fell to the ground dead AFTER Jael smote him in the head. Obviously Sisera could not possibly have been on the ground both BEFORE and AFTER he was struck, at the same time.

Since an all-knowing God would know for certain whether or not Sisera was on the ground before or after he was struck, and the Spirit of Truth can be presumed to have written the story one way only (the way it actually happened), the message is obvious: man wrote the Bible. In understanding the Bible, it is absolutely crucial to understand that it was not physically written by God. It was written by men inspired of God. See 2 Timothy 3:16 and 2 Peter 1: 20, 21. There is a difference of eternal importance between the two. In the first instance, God says something, and anything he says is very literally God’s Word. In the second instance, God tells man to say something, and humans being less than God, it must be admitted there is at least a possibility that something got lost in the retelling or the translation. Witness the factual discrepancy in Judges. Additionally, many people have been, and are, inspired of God. The editor of Common Sense has personally witnessed what he believes to be two miracles. Many of the ideas in this edition of Common Sense, he did not know or understand until they appeared in front of him on paper. Since the editor of Common Sense is constantly inspired by God and his handiwork, and believes he was told by God to publish this issue of Common Sense, does that mean what he writes is automatically God’s Word?? Obviously not.

To understand the Bible, it is also necessary to understand what is called “canonicity” — the process by which the ecclesiastical elite decide which ancient writings were inspired by God — and its history. Most people don’t realize that there are many ancient spiritual writings which didn’t get put into the Bible. Groups of Pharisees, such as the Nicene Council, acting upon orders of secular governments, sat around judging what books were going to make the Bible (aka “be God’s Word”) and what books were not.

There are ramifications of eternal importance to the strictly human political process called canonicity. For example, in Christ’s day the writings of Enoch were commonly considered to be scripture. Enoch is even quoted at Jude 1:14, one of the books that did “make it.” (Aka "was inspired by God", therefore it is the "Word of God" and God wants that you should obey me because I am "government" and/or "high priest".)

In I Enoch 62 (see also at Wikipedia) we find:

“On that day, all the kings, the governors, the high officials, and those who rule the earth shall fall down before him on their faces, and worship and raise their hopes in that Son of Man; they shall beg and plead for mercy at his feet. But the Lord of the Spirits himself will cause them to be frantic, so that they shall rush and depart from his presence. Their faces shall be filled with shame, and their countenances shall be crowned with darkness. So he will deliver them to the angels for punishments in order that vengeance shall be executed on them — oppressors of his children and his elect ones. They shall rejoice over (the kings, the governors, the high officials, and the landlords) because the wrath of the Lord of the Spirits shall rest upon them and his sword (shall obtain) from them a sacrifice. The righteous and the elect ones shall be saved on that day; and from thenceforth they shall never see the faces of the sinners and the oppressors. The Lord of the Spirits will abide over them; they shall eat and rest and rise with that Son of Man forever and ever.”

In I Enoch 63 (see also at Wikipedia) we find:

“In those days, the governors and the kings who possess the land shall plead that he may give them a little breathing spell from the angels of his punishment to whom they have been delivered; so that they shall fall and worship before the Lord of the Spirits, and confess their sins before him...” Our souls are satiated with exploitation money which could not save use from being cast into the oppressive Sheol.’ After that, their faces shall be filled with shame before that Son of Man; and from before his face they shall be driven out And the sword shall abide in their midst, before his face. Thus say the Lord of the Spirits, (prepared) for the governors, kings, high officials, and landlords.”

It’s pretty easy to see why the various groups of Pharisees, who were commissioned by the “governors, kings, high offficials, and landlords” to construct a "Bible” out of the various inspired ancient spiritual writings, decided that the writings of Enoch — the only man who so pleased God that the declared-to-be-“official”-by-man Bible says he didn’t have to die (see Genisis 5:24) — were not inspired of God, and therefore, not “God’s Word,” in other words, not personally written by God with his own hand so humans are obligated to obey.

Then there’s the matter of translation. Did God speak in Greek, Hebrew, English, or any other of the countless languages (with their multitude of inherent idiomatic disharmonies) that the Bible has been translated from and into?

In order to camouflage the statist predator claim that man’s word is God’s word (aka God wants you to do what I say), it is necessary to hold that one group of men over a distance of thousands of years and miles apart said exactly what God wanted them to say in exactly the way he wanted them to say it centuries later, other groups of men decided which writings of the first group were actually God’s Word and should be put into book format and called the Bible (and which were not). And centuries after that, still other groups of men would translate the writings and editings of the first two groups into what God really meant to say in the first place.

Fortunately, we are all endowed with an inherent gift far more precious than the Bible in guiding us toward the Creator and making known to us his real will: a complete self-sufficient working knowledge of good and evil and the Holy Spirit speaking to our hearts and consciences. Any interpretation of the Bible which violates the Two Great Commandments is void. What is the will of the people, the US Constitution and history’s proof of its true intent, or the Supreme Court’s ‘interpretation” of the same? What is the Will of God, the Holy Spirit speaking to the pure heart of a sincere truth seeker as he studies the scriptures looking for wisdom and understanding, or the “Church’s” interpretation of the Bible?

Before the politically7 motivated — remember "politics"7 is person or group A trying to get person or group B to do the will of A — invention of the “doctrine” of the separation of church and state, the word of the Pope was said to be the word of God. Millions of people were butchered for their belief that God spoke directly to the heart of each individual, without using any ecclesiastical politicians as intermediaries. This underlying principle was the catalyst for the entire Protestant Reformation. Whoever gets to say what the law is, IS the law. Thats why anti-coercion/domination groups such as the Anabaptists and Quakers were tortured and slaughtered without mercy. It is why the early Christians were anathema to Rome. They would not acknowledge the “divine” so-called "authority" of the governments6 of man.

The first major precept of pagan statist “Christianity” (as opposed to the real anti-statist kind) is the man’s-word-is-God’s-word-and-man’s-actions-are-the-will-of-God “doctrine.” Any person who swallows this incredibly subtle and evil dogma will have no trouble swallowing the lesser included doctrines of “God says you should do what I say,” “God says I should be king (the government),” “God says I can have whatever I want that belongs to you,” and “If you don’t like it, God says I should punish you for resisting his will.”

A second major pagan statist “Christian” doctrine is the Adam-sinned-so-we-are-all-automatically-doomed-to-hell10 doctrine. It might also be called the we-are-inherently-evil, or we-have-no-choice-but-to-sin doctrine. This doctrine is expressly refuted in and by the entire chapter of Ezekiel 18. Perhaps Adam’s sin caused the human race to be mortal, but it is crystal clear each soul is separately accountable and separately judged as an individual.

A third major pagan “Christian” doctrine is the Jesus-created-the-universe-so-it’s-impossible-to-be-like-him (perfect, sinless, nonviolent, non-coercive, non-nationalistic) doctrine. Proponents of this doctrine usually cite John 1:1-4.

Nowhere in the Bible did Jesus say he created the universe. He did not claim to actually be the Creator. In fact, the opposite is true. See John 5:19,30,31; Luke 18:19; John 8:42; Mark 10:18; Matthew 19:17; John 14:28; and Acts 2:36. The Bible says that God made Jesus and Jesus himself said that without God he could do nothing. Jesus did notclaim to be self-originating. He did not say that without himself (God) he could do nothing. Jesus frequently referred to himself as the Son of man. And Jesus said he was the Son of God. John 10:36. The Bible also says we all have the power to become Sons of God. John 1:12; Romans 8:14, 16, 19; Phillipians 2:15; I John 3:1, 2. Jesus said, “He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works shall he do; because I go to my Father.” See John 14:12. How could any human possibly do greater works than the Creator? Yet Jesus said we can do greater works than he did.

He also said we can learn ALL things. See John 14:26.

Perhaps the most important single indicator as to whether a religion is predator/ pagan (pro-coercion/domination) or not is the question of exactly what constitutes salvation. Some well-meaning people cite John 3:16 and hold that salvation consists simply of believing that Jesus died as payment for the sins of mankind. This doctrine suggests the soul is judged by its beliefs, not its works. Yet the Bible repeatedly and very clearly says we are judged by our works. See Revelation 20:12, 13; 22:12; Psalms 28:4; 2 Timothy 4:14; Isaiah 59:18; Jeremiah 17:10; 25:14; Romans 2:6; John 8:41; Ezra 9:13; John 3:21; 3 John 1:11; James 2:24; Matthew 16:27. Furthermore, the Bible says belief or faith in and of itself does not constitute salvation. See James 2:18-24. The Bible says the devils also believe and tremble. At first glance, it would seem that James 2:24 directly conflicts with Ephesians 2:8,9. So what actually does constitute salvation?

Jesus taught that salvation is attained by complying with the will of the Creator. See Matthew 7:21-23; John 5:24. We have in fact been shown what the will of the Creator is. See Ephesians 1:9. The Bible says the will of the Creator is “to do justly (obey the Golden Rule — Common Sense), love mercy, and to walk humbly with” Him. See Micah 6:8. Repeatedly the Bible tells us that the sum total of the law is the Two Great Commandments. So we have no need to follow the pagan teachings of ecclesiastical politicians who give us “the word of the Lord...precept upon precept...line upon line. .here a little, and there a little; that they (we — Common Sense) might go, and fall backward, and be broken, and snared, and taken.” See Isaiah 28:13.

Ecclesiastical politicians teach us that we can never be perfect yet the Bible repeatedly and very clearly instructs us to be perfect. See Genesis 17:1; Deuteronomy 18:13; II Timothy 3:17; Matthew 5:48; II Corinthians 13:11; James 1:4. A just God would never ask us to do the impossible. The only truthful conclusion is that pagan ecclesiastical politicians (AKA Pharisees) are liars. Their goal is to trick you into following the centralized governments of man instead of following God. Yet the Bible says we cannot serve two masters. I Samuel 8 expressly disapproves of centralized institutionalized human government, and very plainly sets forth the consequences of the decision to live like the pagans/predators. The condemnation of modern day government-loving Pharisees is this: “that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil. For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds be examined. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made clear, that they are wrought in God.” John 3:19-21.

When Jesus said, “I am in the Father, and the Father in me,” he was also saying I am in the Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of Truth is in me.” John 14:11. When Jesus said, “I and my Father are one,” he was also saying I and the Spirit of Truth are one (of one mind — Common Sense).” Jesus said we can also be one in the Father. See John 17:21. We can also be one in the Spirit of Truth, and the Spirit of Truth in us. Id. and John 14:17.

God is the Spirit of Truth (truth = past, present, and future existence—Common Sense). See John 14:17. ‘For as many as are led by the Spirit of God (truth — Common Sense), they are the Sons of God.” Romans 8:14. If, with pure hearts and intellectual honesty, we ask to know the truth,we shall receive it. Matthew 21:22. See also Matthew 7:7: “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” “When he, the Spirit of Truth is come, he will guide you unto ALL truth.” See John 16:13. “God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.” See John 4:24. “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free.” John 8:32.

Pursuant to the doctrine of conflict of laws, there is one interpretation that resolves the apparent conflict about what constitutes salvation:

Without the correct belief (faith), it is not possible to lead a life (do the works) which will enable us to avoid destruction and condemnation. The key is to understand that God is bound by his own laws to forgive us and reconcile himself to us if we will repent and turn from evil. This does not mean we can adopt a simple belief and keep right on perpetrating the same sins. That’s what government6 predators do: take the position that “now I’m ‘saved’ (by political power) so I can do as I please.”

It is the foremost goal of all pagan/predator religions to rob the individual of his God-given power, accountability, and liberty (and this hasn’t been too difficult because most people will do almost anything to hide from their accountability to God). The idea is to get the individual to believe he is inherently damned and inadequate just for existing. This makes him more willing to follow someone or something else. Of course, this promotes coercion/domination. The idea then is to institutionalize a system of coercion/domination (called “law” and “government6”), so the individual will bend his will to that of other men, instead of to God’s will The idea is to get people to accept “government6” as the decider of good and evil instead of God.

You see, if “government6” (ecclesiastical or secular, it makes no truthful difference) is ordained by God (aka is the ‘will of God”), and I am commanded by God to obey the “higher powers,” then when those “ordinances” command me to perpetrate, assist in, or be apathetic about evil, and I obey, I am magically absolved of accountability and guilt. My “salvation” consists of obeying the will of other (and vastly more clever) men instead of obeying the will of the Creator. My “salvation” consists in following that which was condemned by God at Ex 1:17, 1 Sa 8:5-20, Jg 8:22-23, Jg 9, Ps 118:8-9, Ps 146:3, Jer 17:5, Da 3:18, Mt 7:24-27, Acts 4:19, Acts 5:29, Ga 5:1,14,18-23, Php 3:20, 2 Tim 3:5, Jas 2:25 instead of obeying the truthful will of God per Matthew 7: 21-23 and Micah 6:8.

Job 28:28 says: “And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that IS wisdom; and to depart from evil IS understanding. Matthew 7:13,14 says: “Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.” Is it wisdom to call the many millions of followers of the corporate churches and TV evangelists “few?” If not, obviously they have not yet found the strait gate. Is it understanding to call the satanic evil of coercion/domination (aka “government6”) and its public debt monetary/tax fraud and its for-purposes-of-political/economic-control-only wars “ordained by God?” Is it understanding to say Jesus would have picked up a sword and killed people on behalf of the Israeli or Roman governments6 of his day?

Matthew 7:15,16 says, “Beware of false prophets which come to you in sheeps' clothing, but inwardly are ravening wolves. Ye shall know them by their fruits...” A ravening wolf (pagan/ predator) would tell you God has ordained a government6 which usurps authority over churches. A false prophet would tell you God wants you to obey a Congress which empowered the IRS with “legal” “authority” to decide which religions are legitimate and which are not. A false prophet would condone the unconstitutional monetary/tax structure and its public debt fraud,

A false prophet would tell you to obey a Supreme Court which too frequently functions as an unrepentant liar. A ravening wolf might try to convince you to bond your church into debt to make material improvements. A false prophet would tell you that tithing means giving 10% of your money to his steeple house even though he knows that “doctrine” contradicts Deuteronomy 14: 22-26 (which explains tithing), and ignores Acts 7:48; Psalms 123:1; and Isaiah 66:1 (which make it obvious God does not dwell in temples made with human hands).

Pagan/predators get very hostile when you belittle their idols and temples. Stephen was stoned to death for pointing out the fact God does not inhabit steeple houses. And be not deceived, steeple houses are not places “which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name there,” as per Deuteronomy 14:24. They are places where MAN has chosen to place God’s name. Of course this difference of eternal magnitude is camouflaged by false pagan/predator prophets using the Satan-inspired “the-words-of-man-are-the-words-of-God” and “the-actions-of-man-are-the-will-of-God” doctrines.

The truth is, God dwells in us if we let him. Our bodies can be his temple, if we permit it. I Corinthians. The truth is, the Bible is a history of man’s search for peace, harmony, and companionship with his Creator. The truth is, the real Word of God is the Holy Spirit speaking to the heart of a sincere truth seeker while he studies the scriptures looking for wisdom and understanding to help him serve/obey God. Each mentally competent individual’s knowledge of good and evil is complete (or to be held accountable would be unjust), and the correct interpretation of the Bible is the voice of the Holy Spirit speaking to the heart which is honestly seeking to know the truth. Any “church” (aka “government’) interpretation of the Bible which violates the Two Great Commandments is morally void and a lie.

The doctrine set forth by John Marshall in the case of Marbury  v. Madison, 5 U.S. (1 Cranch) 137 (1803) is simple: any act of Congress which violates the Constitution — not what the Supreme Court says the Constitution means — is null and void. Such a “law” never existed legally, and need not be obeyed. In fact it should not be obeyed, because to obey it is to act as accessory to government lawlessness.

Following the Supreme Law doctrine, any government6 (church or state) doctrine, edict, or practice which violates the Two Great Commandments (as coercion/domination/ predation clearly does) is morally void. It never existed as God-ordained government6. When any government violates moral law in the most insignificant way, it instantly stops being real government6 and becomes a band of criminals who deserve to be recognized and treated as such. When human law makes even one “mistake” and punishes an innocent person, then that whose sole purpose for existing is to defend the God-given rights — (God gives ALL rights, human “governments6” can only give privileges) — of every individual, turns into his attacker and loses all moral justification for its very existence. To hold otherwise is moral depravity. There are no such things, as moral “interests” to “balance.”

Jesus’ true gospel was to teach us we cannot depend on man for “civilization” and salvation. Jesus’ true gospel was to teach us that we do actually have the power to choose good over evil. His gospel was the Two Great Commandments. He taught us that we really do have the power to choose to please the Creator and avoid destruction and condemnation.

The Bible says we are saved by God’s grace (mercy). See Ephesians 2:8. The Bible also says we are saved by hope. See Romans 8:24. It was the stupendous eye-opening, awe-inspiring true Christian hope — that we can be (and indeed ARE, when we walk in the spirit of truth) far more than brutish animals doomed to a mindless never-ending pecking order struggle until we destroy ourselves — which caused Jesus to undergo public crucifixion as the strongest statement he could possibly make against material domination over the spiritual, and against church/state/herd/mob (aka “government”) domination over the individual. It was this immeasurable and eternal soul power which enabled the early martyrs to sing hymns of praise to the Creator and his truth while being torn apart by wild beasts or being burned alive at the stake.

Jesus’ true spirit-power anti-coercion/domination gospel and “legal” coercion/ domination (aka “government”) are exact opposites: anathema. The sublimest words ever uttered (Father forgive them for they know not what they do) so totally annihilated the secular and ecclesiastical establishments of Christ’s day that “government” has been reeling for 2000 years. For about the first 325 years A.D. the Romans butchered Christians. Then, when the average citizen got tired of all the blood and gore, political necessity and the Nicene Council (upon orders from Constantine) hatched the doctrine of Jesus-created-the-universe-so-you-can’t-be-like-him-even-if-you-try. Jesus was now said to actually BE the Creator by the same kind of scum who tortured and murdered him in the first place. Many pagan holidays were “Christianized” to make the people believe the leopard of government was changing its spots and acknowledging Christ. It was at that time, with what appeared to be a few minor changes but were actually pro-coercion/domination changes of eternal importance, Christianity went from being the object (anti-coercion/domination) of persecution to state religion (pro-coercion/ domination) almost overnight.

The pro-coercion/domination elements of religion are at the same time so unbelievably subtle and yet devastating in their effect as to constitute proof of their satanic origins. Any wise person will search his faith for traces of the pagan/predator dogma of coercion/domination and cast them out, root and branch.

Perhaps the best way to separate the pro-coercion/domination elements of government “Christianity” from the true anti-coercion/ domination gospel of Christ is to set forth a doctrinal statement. Then, during the course of explaining what is wrong with the statement, most ravening wolves will expose their anti-God pro-coercion/domination inclinations. A faithful follower of Christ’s true gospel would believe:

1. There is one all-powerful, all-knowing, ever-present, eternal, self-originating, loving, merciful, and just Creator of the universe.

2. Jesus was a man born of God and a human virgin mother, Mary.

3. Jesus lived a sinless life and was crucified for claiming to be the Son of God.

4. After about three days, God raised Jesus from the dead. See Acts 2:24; 2:32; 3:15;4:10; 10:40; 13:30; 13:34; 17:31; Romans 4:24; 8:11; 10:9; 1 Corinthians 6:14; 15:15; 2 Corinthians 4:14; Galations 1:1; Ephesians 1:20; Colossians 2:12; 1 Thessalonians 1:10; 2 Timothy 2:8; 1 Peter 1:21. The Bible does not say God raised himself from the dead, or that Jesus raised himself from the dead. It says God raised Jesus from the dead. So we can definitely be a lot more like Jesus than the pagan/predator pharisees would have us believe.

The argument has been raised that the Bible teaches coercion/domination in the parent-child relationship. That irrelevant argument can be summarily disposed of by saying only a fool or a tyrant would liken the relationship between institutionalized "government" and the individual—that is, between adult and adult—to that between parent and child. A child is born helpless, and it is the moral duty of the parents to teach the child to learn how to survive and become as self-sufficient as possible, in other words, how to become an adult of the species. An adult is already and adult, and therefore not a child and not in need of being treated like one.

In the final analysis, we are either capable of true self-government and attaining salvation (avoiding destruction and condemnation), or we are not. If we are, then we have no need of being coerced/dominated by pagan/predators. If we are not capable of self-government and salvation, then it is suicide to put an incapable-of-governing-himself pagan/ predator in the position of king (or president, governor, legislator, judge, etc.). Either way, coercion/domination (aka ‘government”) loses.

It is a source of never-ending fascination that it doesn’t seem to matter one bit whether the Golden Rule is viewed as an empirically proveable scientific law of nature (like gravity), or as a fundamental religious principle handed down by a mysterious God we supposedly can never really know or follow without the intermediary of “government.” The more we obey it, the more we have peace, harmony, and prosperity. The more we disobey it, the more we have strife, grief, and disaster. Surely there’s a message of eternal importance there.

The professionally charismatic and dissimulative pagan/predators who call themselves ‘government” have used the “what-if-they-engage-in-human-sacrifice” argument as its cornerstone reason for government usurping power over the constitutional right of freedom of religion. They have used the “what-if-someone -cries-’fire’-in-a-crowded-theater” argument to usurp power over the constitutional right of freedom of speech. What on earth makes people think that individuals who are shielded from the consequences of their crimes by the cloak of political power and the doctrine of official immunity (AKA the king must answer only to God) are any less likely to engage in human sacrifice or yell “fire” in a crowded theater than anybody else? Actually, they are far more likely to engage in criminal behavior, not less likely, Of the first two kings of Israel, one was guilty of at least attempted murder, and the second was a murderer.

Taken as a whole, political leaders have never honored their end of any social compact, and how anyone with any political experience can believe otherwise bears witness to the effectiveness of predator schools, churches, and media in “educating”us. The social compacts (actually covenants with unbelievers) of man give the subjugated classes three real “rights:” 1) the right to believe in the system; 2) the right to pay for the system ; and 3) the right to participate in the herd decision-making process up to the point your dissent becomes effective (when it will be promptly outlawed) as an alleged "clear and present danger".

It is the inherent nature of Power (Over the Other) to grow itself. It is the inherent nature of political7 power to gravitate from the many to the few. We have no need to concern ourselves with giving power to those individuals who call themselves “government6,” or protecting their already delegated “authority.” Whatever rights and power the people don’t actively insist on keeping, the self-serving and greedy elitist herd/mob manipulators (aka “the government6”) will most assuredly take.

Coercion/domination, like Tolkien’s One Ring, was conceived by the Dark Lord and forged in the furnaces of evil. Any good attempted by its use is only a temporary illusion and will inevitably result in a greater evil. The ring of power is certain to corrupt its wearers, no matter how pure their initial intentions. The longer they possess the ring, the more corrupt and spiritually deformed they become.

Who among us is strong enough to put on the ring and serve the noble ends of happiness and prosperity for all? The only true answer is “no one.” Coercion/domination is too great a matter for the human heart. It is submitted that we should choose to cast it back into the fire where it was first hammered into existence. That’s the only way tyranny can be destroyed.

And how shall we take the ring to the fire, if no individual is great enough? We must all go together, for the journey will be hard and filled with many unexpected dangers. The fell servants of tyranny are all around us. The Evil One is ever watching to see who will weaken first and put the ring on.

Unwavering, we must hold the Creator’s precious Golden Rule aloft! Like the vial of Galadriel, it is made brighter by the courage and determination in our hearts. Its searing light will blind the eyes and bewilder the minds of all those who come against it—those creatures of evil who have dwelt beyond memory in the darkness, and have become so bloated by their insatiable rending of flesh and sucking of marrow from those who engage in honest labor that the sheer hugeness of their crawling malevolent filth threatens to extinguish the Sacred Lamps of Liberty and Justice.

FOOTNOTES:

1. "If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself." — James Madison, Federalist 51. The statement appears quite illogical in the context of forming a new government. Obviously the Founders were forming a new government based precisely on the premise that men are not angels and therefore incapable of governing/ruling/controling themselves. Yet, assuming arguendo that premise to be true, how stupid is it to put non-angelic, incapable-of-governing themselves humans in positions of inherently evil and inevitably corruption One=Ring Power (Over the Other) to govern/rule/control others when they can't even govern/rule/control themselves?! — JRW

2. "I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground: That all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States or to the people (10th Amendment). to take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specifically drawn around the powers of Congress, is to take possession of a boundless field of power, no longer susceptible to any definition." "I have never been able to conceive how any rational being could propose happiness to himself from the exercise of power over others." — Thomas Jefferson

3. "It is said that power corrupts, but actually it's more true that power attracts the corruptable. The sane are usually attracted by other things than power." — David Brin

4. I agree 100% with the 1887 words of Princeton Professor A.A. (Archibald Alexander) Hodge: The deception/coercion-based State "is the most appalling enginery for the propagation of anti-Christian and atheistic unbelief, and of anti-social nihilist ethics, individual, social and political, which this sin-rent world has ever seen."

5. "Liberty has never come from the government. Liberty has always come from the subjects of it. The history of liberty is a history of resistance. The history of liberty is a history of limitations of governmental power, not the increase of it." "The government, which was designed for the people, has got into the hands of the bosses and their employers, the special interests. An invisible empire has been set up above the forms of democracy." "I am a most unhappy man. I have unwittingly ruined my country [by signing the so-called 'Federal Reserve' into existence - JRW]. A great industrial nation is controlled by its system of credit. Our system of credit is concentrated. The growth of the nation, therefore, and all our activities are in the hands of a few men. We have come to be one of the worst ruled, one of the most completely controlled and dominated Governments in the civilized world no longer a Government by free opinion, no longer a Government by conviction and the vote of the majority, but a Government by the opinion and duress of a small group of dominant men." — Woodrow Wilson

6. In reality, there is no such real thing as "government". It is not a rock, a tree, a river, or even a cloud. It is mere behavior, an established social order, a dominance-based pecking order. With other animal species, it is often called "dominance hierarchy". In the case of humans, the term "social hierarchy" is more often used. As Frédéric Bastiat said, "Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else." As H.L. Mencken said, "Every election is a sort of advance auction sale of stolen goods." As General Smedley Butler has written, "War Is A Racket". In reality, "government" is merely the dominant individuals in the inherently evil and inevitably corrupting stupid-human pecking order struggle known as "politics"7. These disordered-by-definition dominant individuals merely call themselves "government" so the hoi polloi masses will view them as being intelligent enough and moral enough to follow and obey.

7. Always remember, "politics" = person or group A trying to persuade person or group B to obey the will of A, most frequently for the personal financial benefit of A and to the personal financial detriment (higher taxes) of B. That is why deception = the so-called "art" of politics. That is also why "politician" = professional deceiver, and why "political" = deception-based, or having to do with deception. Everybody is competing for political power to steal labor and money out of the "other guy's" pocket and put it in their own. Politicians get votes by promising to be all things to all people. Because that is a physical impossibility, most of their promises of necessity get broken. Because they know this in advance, they are ALL liars to one degree or another. The king is always the most corrupt person in the kingdom. (The first two kings of ancient Israel, Saul and David, were murderers.) The moral of that story is that the One-Ring of government6 Power (over the Other) is inherently evil and inevitably corrupting. NEVER trust it or become complacent about it.

8. On it's face, Paul misapprehends the plain meaning and mechanics of the word "authority" by giving it an implied meaning which directly contradicts other scriptures and leads the reader to the false conclusion that we are to obey government no matter how great the evils it is perpetrating. The implication is both intellectually illegitimate and morally unsustainable.

9. The phrase, "lest we offend" actually means "lest we function as a stumbling block which might keep someone from discovering the Truth/Light". Manipulative control freaks can (and frequently do) pretend to be "offended" by righteousness. Too bad. In that context, the word "offend" has no relevant meaning, and "stumbling block" is the obviously better and more useful and clarifying interpretation.

10. The "hell" referred to in this doctrine consists of a never-ending infinity of torture in the "lake of fire" where "their worm dieth not." (See Mark 9:44-48)