Jesus Is an Anarchist
Closing, and Bibliography
"The Christian ideal
has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult, and
left untried." – Gilbert Keith Chesterton, Part I, Chapter 5, "The
Unfinished Temple," in What's Wrong with the World.
In all of my research
into Jesus Christ I have discovered that He is nothing if not a perfectly
consistent libertarian, at least as it concerns His political ethic.
I could come across
not one instance of Him contradicting this position, either in word or in
action. I can't say that I was really surprised by this, although I
suppose to many it may be surprising to learn this.
For one thing, when
Jesus gave the Golden Rule as the ultimate social ethic (Matt. 7:12; Luke
6:31), it's clear that He actually meant it. Yet, as was demonstrated
above, this ethic is just a different formulation of the libertarian
Non-Aggression Principle, at least as a political ethic.
As a strictly
political ethic it is actually completely congruent with the libertarian
Non-Aggression Principle, in that as political ethics they actually
prohibit the same activity: i.e., aggression against people's just
property – and ultimately all just property titles can be traced back by
way of voluntary transactions (which would thus be consistent with the
Golden Rule) to the homesteading of unused resources; or (2) in the case
in which such resources were expropriated from a just owner and the just
owner or his heir(s) can no longer be identified or are deceased, where
the first non-aggressor possesses the resource (which can then be
considered another form of homesteading).
What I have shown
above is that Jesus has called us to liberty, and that liberty and
Christ's message are incompatible with government. Indeed, governments
throughout history have been the most demonic force to ever exist on
Earth. We need not lament their passing, but instead look forward to it.
Before I leave you,
there exist a couple of other points that need to be mentioned as to what
the importance of this message is:
To start with, as
Christians how can we be attentive to the cries of the oppressed if we
don't even recognize the oppressor? How can we comfort and give aid to
someone if we don't even recognize them as a victim?
We are liable to be
obtuse and uncaring to those who have been unjustly wronged by this
Satanic world system if we don't even recognize the main instrument of
Satan's power on this Earth.
So that is first and
foremost: by realizing and understanding the truth as to the diabolical
origin of government one will thereby have gained back part of one's
humanity which this Satanic world system has worked so hard in making
people oblivious to.
One need only watch
some of the old Nazi propaganda films of thousands of German youths
goose-stepping in unison to realize just how effective this demonic world
system can sometimes be in striping people of their humanity.
Second, according to
the Bible, it makes a difference as to when Jesus's Second Coming will
occur depending on our actions in being able to raise the awareness of the
Although I mentioned
Étienne de la Boétie in the introduction and pointed out that if a
critical mass of the population could come to understand and accept the
truth as to the true nature of governments that it would be enough to
topple them, this is ultimately true because it would in this case hasten
the coming of Jesus Christ! Thus Peter wrote about Christians being able
to hasten the coming of Christ:
2 Peter 3:11,12:
Therefore, since all these things will be dissolved, what manner of
persons ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and
hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will
be dissolved, being on fire, and the elements will melt with fervent heat?
And another extremely
important reason for this message presented herein has already been
touched on in one of the above sections. The Bible tells of a massive
End-Times deception perpetrated by Lucifer upon the masses in the form of
Although if one
understands what the coming of God's real Christ is to be about – as Paul
puts it "Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the
Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power" (1
Cor. 15:24) – then it will be impossible for one to be deceived by the
Anti-Christ, as the Anti-Christ will come to strengthen government, not to
mistakenly believe that so long as one accepts a person called "Jesus" as
their Lord and Savior then they will have eternal salvation. Yet there
will be many people in the End-Times Judgement who will consider
themselves to be good Christians worshiping the true Second Coming of
Jesus Christ, and yet in doing so they will have condemned themselves to
The Anti-Christ will
present himself as being the Second Coming of Jesus! But Jesus said, "I am
the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except
through Me" (John 14:6)! Thus if one worships a lie in place of the truth
then the fact that one will have called this lie by the name of "Jesus"
will be of no help!
In fact, to do so is
blasphemy! In order for one to really worship Jesus one first has to know
what the truth of Jesus is about. And that, my friends, is the ultimate
purpose of this document: that people may come to know the real Jesus. And
what Jesus is about is liberty – at least as politics is concerned.
But lastly, many
unjust government actions have been supported by self-professed
Christians, such as with Prohibition and the War on Drugs, even though
such unjust laws are completely unjustifiable from a Biblical perspective
and indeed very anti-Christian in the most literal sense of the word.
As well, such
government actions as taxes are also completely anti-Christian. Thus, in
clearly demonstrating how Jesus was nothing if not a perfectly consistent
libertarian – at least as it concerned His political ethic – from this
Christians can get a clear picture as to what their objectives should be
as it concerns such matters, instead of "giving heed to deceiving spirits
and doctrines of demons" as Paul put it (1 Tim. 4:1).
I dread to think how
many young men have been raped in the U.S. prison system because they had
violated some make-believe "crime" against using or selling certain
pharmaceuticals – that aggresses against no one – which people calling
themselves Christians had supported.
As Christians, we need
to be aware of the tricks Satan has used throughout history to get people
to support his empowerment. We need to be above all the pettiness and walk
in the clear light of liberty which Jesus commanded us and declare
everyone to be a sovereign over their own domain, unless they should
violate another's right of the same.
December 19, 2001