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Structure of the
Nazarene Remnant Church of
Life on the
Church-and-State versus the Ecclesia
Part 3 of 3
By Ben Williams
Reprinted from The American Christian published by American Christian Ministries
P.O. Box 2038, Fort Davis, Texas 79734.
"...the kingdom of heaven suffereth violence, and the violent take it by force." (Matthew
The two previous issues of The Amercian Christian asked (and answered) the question,
"What is the Ecclesia." In those issues, I showed the meaning of "ecclesia." I also showed the meaning of the word
"church" -- which most English-speaking churches wrongly use to replace the word "ecclesia." Churches have led
people to drop the word "ecclesia" and replace it with the word "church." The reason for this becomes obvious after
you realize the mission of the churches and their master, the state. Thus, the people have lost the original concept of the
This subject is crucial! The more you learn about the Gospel of the Kingdom, the more you realize
the importance of re-discovering the meaning and purpose of Christ's ecclesia system.
There is yet much to be uncovered -- much to understand and put into action concerning the ecclesia
system of God. There is much yet to do and to teach. The Bible refers to the ecclesia system of God, i.e., the
Reign of Christ, many times in definite terms. But, church
people have been blind to it in the past due to mistranslation, miseducation and
For instance, in the New Testament writings, where you read the phrase translated in the KJF:
"...before the foundation of the world...," you are actually reading about the "ecclesia system." In Greek, it
comes across more clearly, as: "...before the founding of the system...," -- meaning Christ's ecclesia system. This
verse is not referring to the time before the earth was created, but to a time before the kingdom system was
established in Christ (i.e., the New Covenant age with its ecclesia system). It simply means, before Christ was
raised from the dead and given the throne over Israel.
This example is just the tip of a huge iceberg. There is much more to uncover and teach on this subject.
The ecclesia system is the system of Christian freedom given to us in Scripture, established by
Christ and his apostles, and still viable today to anyone who understands it.
NO "RIGHT" CHURCHES
The church system is the great counterfeit system. It has been shoved-off on us to keep us blind to
the loss of freedom we've suffered from losing sight of Christ's ecclesia system. The churches have obscured this
simple truth with their lies and religious flim-flam. The Church-State establishment has staged a coup, giving the
appearance of having overthrown the ecclesia system -- replacing it with the Church-State duo.
The wine of religion and politics has done its work on the minds and hearts of the people.
The spiritually drunken
condition of church people usually prevents them from discerning the subtle, but immense,
changes. Church people simply cannot generally understand and appreciate the monstrous
changes that have occurred -- changes which have swallowed them up, and of which they are now a part.
If you are a church person reading this, you likely think of yourself, and your church, as "a
different sort." You may read my comments and summarily agree with me, thinking I am referring to THOSE OTHER
churches, and not to your church. This mentality is common, and I understand it -- having gone through it myself.
It is very easy for a church person to view it this way. You may even subscribe to the theory that yours is "the
only true church," and it alone has God's approval.
But, reader, please understand -- the difference of one, or a few, doctrines is not the criteria by
which churches are unacceptable. Churches must be rejected for their very nature. They are not what they purport to
be! Any organization which supports and/or subscribes to the common concept of "church" in general -- whether it
calls itself a church, a synagogue, a fraternity, or any other name -- is unacceptable regardless of its particular
name or doctrinal peculiarities. Churches, like synagogues and
psychiatrists, must be avoided! They confuse, pervert, and
GET OUT OF THE CHURCHES! They are NOT of God! They are NOT of the
ecclesia system of Christ! They may incorporate the name "Christ" in their title, but without his authority
it means nothing. Christ didn't institute churches! He doesn't want churches! He instituted a civil system of independence and liberty, called "The Christian Ecclesia System."
Juxtaposed to Christ's ecclesia was the church system -- as represented by Simon Magus.
9. But there was a certain man, called Simon (Magus), which
beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some
10. To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great
power of God.
11. And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched them with
12. But when they believed Philip preaching the things concerning the kingdom of God, and the
name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.
13. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and
wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
18. And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the holy spirit was given,
he offered them money,
19. Saying, Give me also this authority that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the holy
20. But Peter said unto him, Thy money perish with thee, because thou hast thought that the
gift of God may be purchased with money.
21. Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of
22. Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine
heart may be forgiven thee.
23. For I perceive that thou art in the gall of bitterness, and in the bond of iniquity. (Acts
Another noted church father was Elymas the sorcerer.
6. And when they had gone through the isle unto Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false
prophet, a Jew, whose name was Barjesus (son of Jesus):
7. Which was with the deputy of the country, Sergius Paulus, an intelligent man: who called for
Barnabas and Saul, and desired to hear the word of God.
8. But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to
turn away the deputy from the faith.
9. Then Saul, (who also is called Paul), filled with the holy spirit, set his eyes on him.
10. And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou son of the devil, thou enemy of all
righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord? (Acts 13:6-10)
The sorcery described in the above verses is the basis and mode of the church system. People
entrenched in the church system generally cannot see this -- but churches, by their very nature, are products of
Babylon. They stifle intelligence, independence and liberty.
Therefore, we have didicated ourselves to learn more about the ecclesia system, expose the church
system for the harlot that she is, and hopefully encourage people to develop a sincere dislike for churches and
We shall fan the fire of contempt against central government and churches, and encourage everyone
to read the Bible for themselves -- as a manual for life, rather than a formula for sorcery and superstition.
People must, sooner or later, realize that the commandment to "come out of her my people," refers also to the
THE VINEYARD? OR THE
7. For the vineyard of Yahweh of hosts is the house of Israel, and the men of Judah his pleasant
plant: and he looked for judgment, but behold oppression; for righteousness, but behold a cry.
8. Woe unto them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place that
they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth! (Isaiah 5:7-8)
Christians who have suffered under years of brainwashing from the churches will find the ecclesia
concept a little hard to grasp. So, as an illustration to help get the idea across, we'll use the plantation
analogy -- an example familiar to most people. This should help clear up some points.
For the purposes of this illustration, think of The United States as The Big Plantation. Think of
Washington D.C. as the plantation manor, and Congress as the master ("massah"). And, remember, the International
Bankers are the mortgage-holders and true behind-the-scenes owners and controllers of the Plantation. Lastly, you
are the slaves (regulated residents) on the Plantation.
Now we have all the elements for a plantation system:
This illustration fits according to Isaiah 5 (quoted above) where a nation is called "a vineyard."
A plantation, then, is a vineyard with a central
Vineyards grow well and flourish in God's natural environment -- as long as central government
doesn't take over and abuse the land. The ecclesia system can be likened to a system of husbandry and preservation
of the vineyard of Yahweh. Caring for the vineyard includes being on guard against any kind of central government
taking root and spreading throughout the garden -- a purpose forgotten by most of our race, thanks to the brainwash
of the churches.
ECONOMIC and POLITICAL MONOPOLY
As Isaiah said, it is wrong to "join houses and fields" together until one person, or one
corporation, has control of large areas of land. The largest corporate monopoly in America is the U.S. Government.
It owns and controls the whole nation. No private ownership has existed in the U.S.A. since the Constitution was
ratified over 200 years ago. U.S. citizens are tenants on
government land. We can use the land for a fee (taxes), but we cannot own it.
The Bible gives clear warnings against the sin of monopolies of property and power. For instance,
Micah tells the people that their acceptance of central monopolies has brought them slavery:
1. Woe to them that devise iniquity, and work evil upon their beds! when the morning is light,
they practise it, because it is in the power of their hand.
2. And they covet fields, and take them by violence; and houses, and take them away; so they
oppress a man and his house, even a man and his heritage.
3. Therefore thus saith Yahweh; Behold, against this family do I devise an evil, from which ye
shall not remove your necks; neither shall ye go haughtily: for this time is evil.
4. In that day shall one take up a parable against you, and lament with a doleful lamentation,
and say, We be utterly spoiled: he hath changed the portion of my people: how hath he removed it from me!
turning away he hath divided our fields. (Micah 2:1-4)
Again, Micah explains that corrupt government and religion have brought poverty in the land:
9. Hear this, I pray you, ye heads of the house of Jacob, and princes of the house of Israel;
that abhor judgment, and pervert all equity.
10. They build up Zion with blood, and Jerusalem with iniquity.
11. The heads thereof judge for reward, and the priests thereof teach for hire, and the
prophets thereof divine for money: yet will they lean upon Yahweh, and say, Is not Yahweh among us? none evil
can come upon us.
12. Therefore shall Zion for your sake be plowed as a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps,
and the mountain of the house as the high places of the forest. (Micah 3:9-12)
Habakkuk warns that a nation which builds with blood and oppression will be overthrown:
8. Because thou hast spoiled many nations, all the remnant of the people shall spoil thee;
because of men's blood, and for the violence of the land, of the city, and of all that dwell therein.
9. Woe to him that coveteth an evil covetousness to his house, that he may set his nest on
high, that he may be delivered from the power of evil!
10. Thou hast consulted shame to thy house by cutting off many people, and hast sinned against
11. Woe to him that buildeth a town with blood, and stablisheth a city by iniquity! (Habakkuk
One cannot read these scriptures without thinking of the evil central government in America. The
only difference between the beast powers of the Old Testament times, and the central beast of America, is that
today's beast is many times larger and more powerful.
Looking at a map of the Big Plantation (The United States), you can see little lines here and there
marking the state boundaries. Just think of those lines as fences. As any good farmer or rancher
knows, it is important to maintain good fences on the plantation to properly manage the cattle and keep them
in their proper areas. The plantation master (Congress) must keep close track of the cattle, which
includes branding them for identification and keeping records on them.
Or, perhaps more correctly, you could think of the state borders as marking off smaller sections of
the Plantation -- each section containing its own group of slaves. The boundaries between each section of slaves
are there to help each section manage its slaves and keep them from getting mixed up with the slaves of other
sections. Dividing the land into smaller sections is for the purpose of keeping better local records, keeping the
slaves working and producing, and avoiding rebellion. This is
called "political science."
Of course, there have been other Big Plantations. In the Bible, we read about the Garden of Eden --
a godly vineyard to start with, but eventually spoiled by the serpent system of central government. All it took was
a slick politician (the serpent) showing man how he could "become wise," and "be as a god," creating his own laws.
Thus, the first central government is recorded in the Bible.
Of course, the well-known epitome of central government was Babylon with its central tower.
We also read of the ancient kingdoms of Egypt, Assyria, Persia, Greece and Rome. These were Big
Plantations with forced slavery. They built their plantations on the blood of the common people the same as the
United States has done.
There is nothing new under the sun. Slavery
continues today under the guise of central government. But, today's slavers understand
the business better than the old plantation masters did. They've always known that incentive was needed to keep the
slaves on their plantations "where they belong." The slaves need to know that they'll get regular meals and clothes
as long as they behave themselves... and, that they'll be severely punished if they break the rules or try to
But, political engineers discovered long ago that this kind of incentive alone is not enough. The
threat of beatings and the loss of regular meals has never been enough to keep healthy slaves from rebelling.
The need to be free was still
there ... burning in their hearts... bursting forth at times in the form of rebellion,
even though it cost them dearly. The urge is just uncontrollable.
The masters knew they needed more control. They needed something that would break the spirit of
freedom so that it could not surface. In other words, slaves must have reason to WANT to stay put, and shut up, and
do their work for the big massah. They must be made to peacefully ACCEPT their circumstances. The only thing that
could accomplish this was a system of brainwashing that would actually convince the slaves that they did not WANT to
escape. They needed a system of control that would actually inoculate the minds of the
slaves against rebellious thoughts. This would eliminate the potential of rebellion -- nipping it in the bud, so to
comment: They have actually been able to create open jails which have been even more secure
than jails with bars. For an introduction to this, see the following:
The Perfect Female Prison
The Fozdyke Letters ]
THE CHURCH SYSTEM
The Plantation masters needed a propaganda mill that would brainwash the people and make them
docile and dull of mind, like cattle. That propaganda mill -- that stupefier and pacifier -- was THE CHURCH SYSTEM.
It is truly "the opium of the people." Christ brought liberty, but the churches counterattacked with ignorance,
confusion, religion and slavery. The masses accepted the churches. But, the true followers of Christ cannot accept them once they see the
Thus, a brilliant plan was conceived and implemented. In their scheme to keep on top, to stifle the
ecclesia system of Christ, the Plantation masters set up the propaganda and brainwash mill called "church," and
declared it a full partner of the "State." The institution was accepted by the people because they were told that
it was instituted by Christ, and that it had approval of the central government.
The church system was put into place by the masters in Washington D.C. more than 200 years ago.
Over the years, the people came to accept the "church syste," and the church system killed their spirit of freedom.
All this was accomplished in the name of religion.
Thus, the true ecclesias were forgotten --
along with freedom. Central government enjoys sovereignty over the people. The churches
re-defined freedom and stupefied the people.
But, the thing we must keep in mind is that the "church," as we know it, has absolutely no
scriptural authority. The "church" is not the "ecclesia." The ecclesia is an entirely different concept from a
church. The "church," as we know it, is NOT in the Bible. The closest thing to it is the Jewish
Furthermore, the word "church" is like the word "Jew." It is a misnomer used only to confuse and
neutralize Christians. As the word "jew" has been used wrongly to replace the word "Israelite," so also the word
"church" has been used wrongly to replace the word "ecclesia" -- all for a pre-determined purpose. And, just as the
Israeli state is rightly called an illegitimate entity, so also is the institution of "church." Church, combined
with State, has been usurping the Christian Community System ("the ecclesia") all these years.
Jesus gave us His system as a political alternative to Babylonian "states" and "churches." In the
book of Acts, the ecclesias were in the process of undermining the church-state complex (i.e., "The Beast"). The
efficiency and workability was undeniable. The success was unstoppable. Indeed, prophecy indicates that eventually
it will completely destroy the Beast System!
When Christ told Peter that His ecclesia would be built upon the rock, and that the gates of hell
would not prevail against it, He was talking about His kingdom as it was to be expressed in Christian civil
communities -- NOT churches! Independent
communities (ecclesias) were the mortal enemies of the centralized church-state
complex. Central governments cannot allow independent, autonomous communities to exist.
It would break their power to tax, plunder, and control the people.
Jesus set up His kingdom, and dispersed it in the ecclesias. The apostles carried this vital
message: "the good news of the reign of Christ." As they travelled, they set up independent civil ecclesias
(communities) here and there, based upon Christ's reign. Man could make no law. Only God could make
comment: They also eventually appointed seven elders in each of these independent communitise
(ecclesias), and each of these elders, and their family systems, would attend to the administration of their
community for one week only. Then the next elder and his group would rotate in, and so on. For information on
"The Appointment of the Seven Elders"
The Sacred Calendar of the
Christ's ecclesias met immediate hatred and violence from the plantation masters and their local
officials of that day. They knew that the ecclesias would destroy them if allowed to continue. All
central-government systems were at risk if the ecclesia system survived. The ecclesia system was designed by Christ to make centralized government obsolete, and
remove the "massahs" from power.
In Revelation 12, John describes the great struggle between the beast and the
man child (i.e., between the central-government system and the ecclesia system):
1. And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon
under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars (12-tribed Israel):
2. And she being with child cried, travailling in birth, and pained to be delivered.
3. And there appeared another wonder in heaven; and behold a great red dragon (central
government), having seven heads and ten horns, and seven crowns upon his heads (kingdoms under his central
4. ...and the dragon (central government) stood before the woman (Israel) which was ready to be
delivered, for to devour her child (the ecclesia system) as soon as it was born.
5. And she brought forth a man child (Christ's reign manifested in the ecclesia system) who was
to shepherd nations with a staff of iron: and her child (the ecclesia) was caught up unto God, and to his
throne. ("Upon this rock I will build my ecclesia, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I
will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven." Mtt 16:18)
7. And there was war in heaven (struggle for control at the government level): Michael and his
angels (the ecclesia and its people) fought against the dragon (central government); and the dragon fought and
8. And prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven (Christ became the
undisputed king of Israel, and the ecclesia system replaced the central government system in the hearts and
minds of informed Christians).
13. And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman (the
Israel people scattered throughout the world) which brought forth the man child (ecclesia system).
15. And the serpent (central gov't) cast out of his mouth water as a flood (propaganda;
brainwashing via the churches) after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood
(confuse and conquer the rest of the Israel people located in the various nations by preventing them from
understanding the ecclesia system and the gospel of Christ's reign). (Revelation 12)
What our people need today, more than anything else, is to rediscover the real meaning of freedom. Freedom is the
purpose and hope of Christ's kingdom -- i.e., the ecclesia system.
But, here we are today -- on the big Plantation. Americans are conquered slaves, and most of us are
so brainwashed that we actually imagine that we are somehow free. If we are ever to get off the Plantation, or if
the Plantation is ever going to be forced to relinquish its control, there is only one path we can take.
We must learn how God would have
us live in freedom with one another! We must re-learn the simple truths about the
ecclesia system of Christ.
This will require that we, first of all, stop affiliating with, listening to, supporting, and most
of all DEPENDING UPON, churches! We must stop our church
When we begin to view church, and state, with equal contempt -- then we will be ready to progress
into the free ecclesia system under Christ.
29. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: an ye shall find rest unto your
souls. (Matthew 11:29)
"Yoke" was an expression for taxation and other burdens which an overlord levied on his subjects.
Just as the neck of an ox bends under the weight of a heavy yoke, so a man felt crushed under heavy duties and
In some cases, when very heavy taxes were exacted, men revolted because they felt they could no
longer carry the yoke of their lord. One could hear people say to one another, "our yoke has become
When a new leader ascended the throne, the first thing he did, if he was kindly and merciful, was
reduce the taxes and lighten the burdens accrued from the former government.
At the time Christ spoke this, the people were heavily burdened with taxes. There were imperial,
state and temple levies. The people maintained the state and
its officials, as well as the temple and its extravagant priests. Both temporal and
spiritual rulers lived in luxurious palaces at the expense of the poor.
However, Jesus (the new King) had no palaces, temples and sacred shrines.
The God He preached was a loving
father, not a slave master. He could be approached with a simple
prayer. His demands were honesty, a contrite heart, and rejection of other gods. Thus, in taking on Christ's
light yoke (i.e., accepting His reign), men were freed from their heavy yokes of tyranny, and allowed to keep
and enjoy the produce of their own hands.
ANARCHY OR FREEDOM?
What is often called "anarchy," the Bible calls "the Kingdom of Heaven." Independence, liberty, and
self-government are usually called "anarchy" by those in government. They cannot agree to anything that might
remove them from their coveted positions of power over the people. However, what few of them fail to realize is that, when the Beast falls, they
are going to fall with it. Their worst fear (freedom for the people) will be
realized. They try to label it "anarchy," but it is liberty. To the central politicians, "anarchy" means "any
situation where central government is not in control."
But, Scripture describes central government in less than friendly terms, and promises retribution
and an ignominious end to the corrupt system.
4. And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not
partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.
5. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
6. Reward her even as she rewarded you, and double unto her double according to her works: in
the cup which she hath filled, fill to her double.
7. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give
her: for she saith in her heart, "I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow."
8. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall
be utterly burned with fire: for strong is Yahweh God who judgeth her.
15. The merchants of these things, which were made rich by her, shall stand afar off for the
fear of her torment, weeping and wailing.
16. And saying, "Alas, alas, that great city, that was clothed in fine linen, and purple, and
scarlet, and decked with gold, and precious stones, and pearls!
17. For in one hour so great riches is come to nought." And every shipmaster, and all the
company in ships, and sailors, and as many as trade by sea, stood afar off,
18. And cried when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, "What city is like unto this
19. And they cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and wailing, saying, "Alas, alas that
great city, wherein were made rich all that had ships in the sea by reason of her costliness! for in one hour
is she made desolate."
20. Rejoice over her, thou heaven, and ye holy apostles and prophets; for God hath avenged you
on her. (Revelation 18:4-8, 15-20)
Thus far, I've described the United States as a huge plantation -- with us as the slaves, and
Congress as our masters. The bankers (i.e., the money merchants), of course, hold mortgage on all the land. They
control the Congress. Thus, they are the true owners of the plantation.
I've touched upon the Bible laws
forbidding rulers -- and any form of
monopoly. I've done my best to convince you that you should hate this evil
government system of enslavement (called "Mystery Babylon" in the Bible) -- just as I hate it.
I will probably manage to convince a few. And, I know that there are a good number of you who
already despise this central-government system and hired church system which serves as the propaganda tool for
keeping the slaves pacified.
So, for those of us who are ready to forsake Babylon and are only waiting for Jesus to reveal to us
a way to do it... we'll go on to look at some of the features of a free Christian society where no central
government exists, or where it is too small to force it's will upon those who don't want it.
A century ago America was experiencing a mass migration westward. Families, by the thousands, were
leaving the eastern states and moving west. What prompted this mass migration? The answer is simple. It was caused
by central government!
Washington D.C. was on the east coast. The old establishment, with its oppressive corporate
network, was on the east coast. A century ago the Eastern Establishment was synonymous with "central government."
Families who yearned for freedom fled the east to settle in the wild, but free, western territories. They preferred
the risk of hostile elements, the lack of conveniences, and the hard work of survival in the wilds, to the
oppression of the Eastern Establishment and its central government. Fortunately, most of the Indians were friendly
and quite helpful -- except when the "massahs" of the Eastern Establishment began doing to them what was already
being done to our own race in the eastern states. Some of the Indians eventually realized that the Eastern
Establishment meant to conquer them, steal their land, and put them on God-forsaken reservations... and they fought
the new plantation owners. Would-to-God that our own race would have done the same! But, instead, we allowed the
Eastern Establishment to move in, rout the Indians, and continue enslaving us.
The alternative to Babylonian (central) government is the Christian ecclesia system -- the system
that Christ and His apostles began setting up immediately after Christ announced His reign. It was that system that
Paul and Barnabas were setting up in their travels to Asia Minor and Europe. They were not building churches! They
were sharing the good news of Christ's reign, and showing how to live free within an ecclesia community system --
independent from central, state rulership.
It was this same ecclesia system of Christ's reign that the apostles took to their scattered
kinsmen in the nations of the world. That message was called "the gospel of the kingdom." And, it was this message
which caused the disciples to be beaten, imprisoned, persecuted, and murdered by the central governments of those
nations. The disciples were spreading "sedition" in those lands because they were declaring a different king and a
The new king was Jesus -- and that government was the ecclesia system Jesus told Peter about in
"Upon this rock I
will build my ecclesia (i.e., my kingdom via communities all over the world), and the gates of
hell (i.e., destruction) will not prevail against it."
Obviously, churches are not ecclesias. The churches pander pacifism among the slaves, worship the
U.S. Constitution (which put the central rulers in place) and preach conformity to the collectivist policies.
Churches do not support freedom. There is no similarity
between churches and ecclesias.
Central government needs the churches! It even gives them preferred tax status over other
institutions. The ecclesia system, on the other hand, is hated by central government!
The church system pacifies people through mythology, brainwashing, hypnosis, priestcraft, social
events, emotion catharsis, parties, commitees, organizing, and more organizing. But, the ecclesia system avoids all that, deals in the real world of honest work and
accomplishments, allowing Christians to live natural, wholesome, self-governed lives.
People who have been "properly churched" become apathetically dissipated. They have no energy left,
nor any desire, to face the real problems of their day. They only think about the unreal mythologies of the church
world. In fact, they lose the ability to even see the real problems. They cannot
rise above the weekly routines, the religious rituals and the endless organized activities of the church. If
they have any potential for concern it gets wasted on nonsensical rituals and church programs.
STOP DEFENDING CHURCH AND STATE
There are a growing number of us who do not like plantation life. So, for those who are ready to
progress away from central government, and its harlot churches on every street corner, we shall go on to discuss
the features of life WITHOUT the plantation beast on our backs.
Contemplating life without church and central government brings questions to mind. And, that is
good! Questions cause more thinking. Thinking provides more solutions. We need solutions! We need good minds
thinking on this subject.
Liberty is yet a mystery to most people. How could society function if people were left to make
their own decisions, handle their own affairs, and provide for their own safety and welfare? Even those who claim
to be free cannot contemplate such drastic measures. Like the Israelites of old, who thought they wanted liberty
(until they experienced it firsthand in the Egyptian wilderness), church people of today have little, if any,
understanding of real liberty. They don't really dislike central government. They don't really mind living as a
Central government is considered a necessary
feature of society by most church people. Here are three
arguments I often hear from them when I say we don't need central government:
1. "But, don't we need some form of central government over such a large country? How could we
coordinate and run this nation, and its commerce, without central government to keep things in order?"
2. "How could we defend against foreign invasion without central government to raise an
3. "But the Constitution is God-inspired, and our government is the best in the world." (My
advice, when you hear these words: prepare for a short conversation and a quick exit. The man is out of touch
First, I'll show you the weakness of these
arguments. Then, I'll show the strength of real Christian liberty and the ecclesia
1. No! We do not need a central government over us. 200 years of central government here in America
has done nothing to help us -- and everything to hurt us. In controlling commerce, the central government has
proven itself to be the greatest enemy of free trade and honest labor. It certainly has not protected and helped us
in this area.
2. In terms of military protection against foreign invasion, the central government has done
absolutely nothing to help us. In fact, it has done just the opposite. It has...
a. turned brother against brother in the Civil War [War between the States].
b. started and/or gotten us involved in nearly every war you can name, forcing us to pay higher
taxes, and forcing our young men (and now women, too) to waste their lives fighting bankers' wars on foreign
soil for reasons the soldiers don't even understand.
3. The Constitution could not have been God-inspired! This can be proven in easy steps:
a. "Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty" (2 Corinthians 3:17). Therefore freedom
and Christ are inseparable.
b. The Constitution created a central government. This government is still in place. It has
ruled, centrally, since 1787.
c. The central government has enslaved people, ruined the economy, murdered our sons, aborted
our babies, demoralized our youth, brainwashed the whole population, and destroyed the heritage of our race. In
short, the U.S. Government has destroyed freedom.
d. Therefore, since the Constitution created a government which destroys liberty, it could NOT have
been inspired by God. And, contrary to the common claim that "our government may not be perfect, but it is the best
in the world," the fact is, the U.S. Government may very well be the worst in the world. It certainly has caused
more misery than any other in the world.
The point is this: there is no
benefit whatsoever in central government EXCEPT to those who are in the government, and to the bankers to profit
International wars are nothing more than bankers squabbling over investments and property disputes.
Central governments are tools of bankers to keep watch over their investments and loans. Anyone who wants a central
government is either an enemy or a fool!
THE RIGHTS OF
Tyrants! Know that the rights of man are inherent and inalienable, and therefore not to be
forfeited by the failure of any form of government, however democratic.
Let the American Union perish; let these allied States be torn with faction, or drenched in blood;
let this republic realize the fate of Rome and Carthage, or Babylon and Tyre; still those rights
would remain undiminished in strength, unsullied in purity, unaffected in value, and sacred as
their Divine Author.
If nations perish it is not because of their devotion to liberty, but for their disregard of its
requirements. Man is superior to all political compacts, all governmental arrangements, all
religious institutions. As means to an end, these may sometimes be useful, though never
indispensable; but that end must always be the freedom and happiness of man -- INDIVIDUAL MAN.
The time for the overthrow of any governmnet, the abandonment of any alliance, the subversion of
any institution, is whenever it justifies the sacrifice of the individual to secure the general
welfare; for the welfare of the many cannot be hostile to the safety of the few.
In all agreements, in all measures, in all political or religious enterprises, in all attempts to
redeem the human race, man, as an individual, is to be held paramount. The doctrine, that the end
sanctifies the means, is a maxim of profligates and imposters, of usurpers and tyrants.
(Selections from The Writings And Speeches Of William Lloyd Garrison,
LIFE IN THE ECCLESIA
Now, lets talk briefly about commerce and law enforcement in a free society -- without central
government. What does the Bible say? [TLP Editor's note: An excellent source of information on this is contained in
a book called Victims Rights, by Dr. Gary North. It is available free online, at
Law for Commerce
15. "Thou shalt not steal." Exodus 20:15
9. "Woe to them that join house to house, that lay field to field, till there be no place, that
they may be placed alone in the midst of the earth!" (No monopolies on land and commerce.) Isaiah 5:8
C. Land Investment
5. "Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a
peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the land is mine (God's)." Exodus 19:5
10. And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto
all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession,
and ye shall return every man unto his family.
23. "The land shall not be sold for ever: for the land is mine; for ye are strangers and
sojourners with me.
24. And in all the land of your possession ye shall grant a redemption for the land." (Land
granted to family for 50 years; cannot be sold for profit). (Leviticus 25:10 and 23-24)
Law Against Violence
13. "Thou shalt not murder." Exodus 20:13
6. "Whosoever sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God
made he man." (Murderers must pay with their own blood.) Genesis 9:6
Law for Punishment and
23. "And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,
24. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
25. Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe." Exodus 21:23-25
15. "One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin
that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be
16. If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which is wrong;
17. Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before Yahweh (in a godly
court) before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;
18. And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and behold, if the witness be a false
witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
19. Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou
put the evil away from among you.
20. And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such
evil among you.
21. And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth,
hand for hand, foot for foot." (Deuteronomy 19:15-21)
13. "Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them
15. So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you,
captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
16. And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren and
judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
17. Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great;
ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you,
bring it unto me (Moses), and I will hear it." (Judges are to judge matters, but not enforce them.)
5. "Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that wicked thing,
unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
6. At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put
to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to death.
7. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterward the
hands of all the people (private enforcement of judgment; no police force). So thou shalt put the evil away
from among you.
12. And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth
to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away
the evil from Israel.
13. And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously." (Deuteronomy
E. Cities of Refuge
9. "And Yahweh spake unto Moses, saying,
10. Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you be come over Jordan into the
land of Canaan;
11. Then ye shall appoint you cities to the cities of refuge for you (holding areas for slayers
awaiting trial); that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person by accident." (Numbers 35:9-11)
F. Revenger of Blood
12. "And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger (the next-of-kin whose
responsibility it is to punish the murderer); that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the
congregation (the judges) in judgment.
15. These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger,
and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth any person accidentally may flee there.
16. And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die...
17. ...with throwing a stone, wherewith he may die...
18. ...an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer
shall surely be put to death.
19. The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay
21. ...the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him." (Numbers
G. Accidental Death
22. "But if he (the killer) thrust him (the victim) suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon
any thing without laying of wait (i.e., without premeditation; strictly by accident),
23. Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he
die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:
24. Then the congregation shall judge betwen the slayer and the revenger of blood according to
25. And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and
the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled, and he shall abide in it
unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil.
29. So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in
all your dwellings.
30. Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but
one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die."
31. "Moreover, ye shall take no bribe (no fine) for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of
death; but he shall be surely put to death.
32. And ye shall take no bribe for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should
come again to dwell in the land: and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the
blood of him that shed it.
34. Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I Yahweh dwell
among the children of Israel." (Numbers 35:31-34)
Offenses should be settled between the parties involved. Remedies for crimes must be sought by the
victims, or their next-of-kin. The power of law enforcement cannot be forfeited into the hands of central
mercenaries ("police") and greedy politicians. To do so is to open the door to tyranny. The judges are to judge
matters and declare what is right -- no more -- no less. Enforcement of that judgment depends upon the people.
There is no police force in the Kingdom of
Without a cental law maker, and without a police force, there would be no laws deterring wholesome
business, creativity and enterprise. Coordination between people and communities would happen naturally.
Cooperation and planning would take the place of central bureaus, and men would not conspire to monopolize,
control, and defraud.
The same is true with regard to a defense system. Banding together for the purpose of helping and
defending each other is a funtion of the ecclesia system. However, Christians must remember that there is a big
difference between "cooperation," and "corporation." A co-op is comprised of independent persons or entities who
take part voluntarily. However, a corporation is comprised of persons and/or entities who have sacrificed their
independence to become a part of the corporate body. Their performance is no longer voluntary, but under control
and demand of the corporation... which becomes an actual entity itself.
THE GOLDEN RULE
In a free Christian society, with voluntary cooperation, the common law would be based on one
principle: Man is free to do anything he desires as long as he,
a. Does no harm to his fellow man.
b. Does not rebel against God. (Matthew 22:37-40)
The great enemy of these principles of freedom is the church-state beast system called "Babylon" in
The great friend of these principles of freedom is the Christian Ecclesia System
(independent, autonomous, cooperative Christian
THE IDOLOTRY MUST STOP
If you profess to follow Christ, then it's time you quit voluntarily feeding the anti-Christ beast.
Men that want liberty must wean themselves from central government and churches. It is the height of absurdity for
a Christian to attend and support the very institutions which are destroying his freedom and sanity. Those who
voluntarily support a central government, or a church, by believing and teaching that it is good in any way, or
that it helps us, or that we need it, are still living in a dream world.
In terms of central government, the old axiom is still true: "The best government is the least
government." In fact, we'd like to see it abolished.
The ecclesia system, with its self-government
and responsibility, is capable of freeing us from the bondage of the church-state Plantation. Liberty cannot be found outside of Christ. Christ's system is the Ecclesia
Freedom awaits all those who will stop idolizing the churches and central government, and will
start pursuing Christian independence.
Nazarene Remnant Comment:
Undoubtedly those called-out ones of these Last Days, who wil be prepared to go the distance, will
have a lot of work to do. This will involve understanding the theory of the ecclesia before they can put its principles
One place to start gaining an appreciation of how the ancient ecclesia worked is to attempt to
find traces of its operation in the historical record. However, I am not too hopeful that this approach will
yield anything truly worthwhile, because the enemy has been very diligent in wiping this record from the face
of the Earth. A starting point might be to study is the document, by Helen M Camm, called Studies in the Hundreds Rolls: Some Aspects of Thirteenth-Century
Administration, which she published in 1921. If you have our DvD Package #1, you will find that
book there. There is also a supporting document, called The Hundreds
of England and America, on the same DvD. In the meantime, have a look at these Web pages:
But a word of warning is required here. To start working for the good of the ecclesia,
rather than our own selfish and short-sighted goals, would require that we are allowed to live in
relative peace and
freedom. That peace and freedom is not going to be granted us, because the hour
is late and the enemy's plans are nearly fully mature (see The
Usher of Desecration to se what "The Plan" really is, and how close we are to seeing its first
monstrous stages begin). In other words, the Time for Talk is
Over, and we had better start making plans for surviving this "Jacob's Trouble." Putting it as
concisely as possible, we need a place to go to, and when we are there, we need to be prepared for anything and everything.
The following material is from http://www.ecclesia.org:
“It is from ‘the Hundreds’ of ancient England that the title of The Book of the
Hundreds is derived. This article directs its attention to the Hundreds for the purpose of
demonstrating the fact that when our Father's "old paths" are abandoned, all of His children (as it was with
the children of Israel) fall into captivity under the lordship and despotism of merchandising men.
Long ago in England, while that remote island, at large, was under the rule of the Anglo-Saxon
kings of the earth, small groups of Godly men and their families gathered together within their shire (later,
the king's county) to deal with that which they knew is upon our Lord's shoulder -- government. Within these
shires, groups of families called
tithings (ten families) further united into ten tithings under the Lordship of the
Christ to form what we know today as "the
Hundred." In this, they were aware of our Father's Proverb, Proverbs 29:26, "Many wait on the favor of rulers, but justice comes to a man from the Lord."
Therefore, the members of the various Hundreds, as a whole, took responsibility for the crimes and defaults of each and every one of its
members, and were therefore diligent as to who remained within their respective Hundred and who did
not belong. With each and every member involved, they formed their own hundred and shire courts, chose their
own constable of the hundred and reeve of the shire (later, the king's constable and sheriff), etc., all
independent of the pagan creations of the "king's prerogative" and "divine right of kings" so-called, and
dispensed justice as The Word directed.
That was the way it was for several centuries, until the subsequent generations composing each
Hundred began "to look to the favor of rulers." Though there is little known concerning the specifics of the
change that came about, we must recognize that those subsequent generations must have forgotten, as their
forefathers never forgot, that their lives were not their own but belonged to the King of Kings, and
not to the merchant kings of the earth and their swarms of officers.
Hereafter is a short history of what is known today of the transition from these localized
governments that were truly upon the Christ's shoulder (the light yoke), to governments that joined
themselves to the kings and merchants of the earth (the heavy yoke), and took on the burdens that men put
upon other men's backs. In its transition, we see how and why we are left with still another history of the
un-Godly governments of men contained in the first 95 pages of "The Book of the Hundreds." In Truth, we but
only need to look to The Word to know these things, and thereby avoid them before they come
Proverbs 23:1-3, "If thou sit to sup at the table of a prince, consider attentively the
things set before thee: and apply thine hand, knowing that it behooves thee to prepare such: but if thou art
very insatiable, desire not his provisions; for these belong to a false life."
The following condensed history of the transition from a Godly government within the Hundreds,
to a false life under the rulership of earthly kings, and their merchant churches, governors, presidents,
etc., is from a book titled The Hundred and The Hundred
“Superseded by the Poor Law Union and the Urban and Rural District, the Hundred has receded so
rapidly into the mists of the past that the first associations to be called up by its name are likely to be
those of remote antiquity--of the Germany of Tacitus, the Gaul of Clovis or the England of Edgar the
Both the hundred and the shire courts were held at stated intervals (once a month) during the
time of the Anglo-Saxons. Before the Norman conquest of 1066 judicial activities, both secular and spiritual,
had been concentrated in these local assemblies, at which the local custom was declared and enforced, titles
to property were established, and violence condemned, if not punished. Justice was administered and law
declared by those who attended the court. The shire-moot (shire court) and hundred-moot (hundred court) met
in the open air.
By declaring custom and determining procedure in doubtful cases these courts were in effect
making law, though law of only local application; in the Middle Ages no clear dividing line could be drawn
between jurisdiction and legislation. The shire-moots of the tenth and eleventh centuries are sometimes
referred to as the witan of such or such a shire; they were indeed as organs of self-government of far more
practical importance than the central witan--that indeterminate collection of nobles and clergy whose powers
varied inversely with those of the Anglo-Saxon kings. Out of the early hundreds came the office of constable
who was responsible for keeping the peace, the maintenance of watches, and, for the mustering of the armed
men of the hundred. And, while the shire itself did not escape its share of public duties, the men of the
hundred had personal status that was outside the purview of the king's law.
Then after 1066, William the Conqueror called on the shire-moot for co-operation. For a king who
had from the first steadily maintained that he was the lawful heir of the Confessor, and who stood for the
principles of justice in accordance with the laws of God and of man, the shire-moot was bound to be the
tribunal for settling controversies as to the claims of Norman bishops and earls who had been granted all the
lands and the rights of English predecessors. Not only the Archbishop of Canterbury but many other men
between 1066 and 1087 made good their claims in a shire court by the witness of the good men, or, more
particularly, the old men, of the shire, a specially appointed royal delegate presiding to see that justice
was done and to record the judgment. By 1086 the shires must have been used to the sight of the king's
justice sitting in their court, and to the new procedure of the sworn inquest as a means of getting definite
answers to definite questions. William's successors continued to use the hundred-moot and shire-moot for
their own purposes.
With the advent of Henry I, it was decided by royal proclamation that it was necessary to forbid
sheriffs to summon extraordinary shire-moots and hundred-moots without royal warrant. Under Henry I, as
visits of royal justices became more regular, the trans-formation of shire-moot into king's court must have
become a stereotyped process. At a special joint assembly of the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk before a
royal steward in 1148, or thereabouts, the old knight whose testimony settles the matter observes
incidentally that for fifty years he has been attending shire courts and hundred courts, since before the
days of King Henry, when peace and justice flourished in the land.
But Henry II did more than return to his grandfather's tradition: he took the decisive step
which drew the courts of the shire into the main stream of constitutional development. It was not merely to
use its old procedure on the king's behalf; it was to be taught a new procedure: the suitors of the
court were to become not only judges but jurors. The king's justice's, now sitting in the shire court, were
to call upon the knights of the shire and the men of the hundred to give answer, in sworn dozens, to
questions put to them--not only to specific questions as to royal dues, but to sweeping questions such as:
'Is there anybody in your hundred whom you suspect to be a thief or a receiver of thieves?' Gradually
there opened up by means of these juries of presentment a way for the complaints and wishes of the
country-side to reach the king. The demand for information was in effect transformable into an invitation to
complain; and complaints came to the king's court of a fullness that would have been embarrassing if they had
been seriously taken as a programme for action. The contact was established, not merely a personal but
an official contact, between the courts of the shire and the king's court.
By 1258, the king was far off; the earls and barons were usually absentees, represented in the
county by their stewards; it was the knights who ran the local government, both as holders in turn of the
post of sheriff as coroners, and as suitors and controllers of the county court, where their duties were
steadily increasing as the century advanced. Here they were required to discuss taxation, to hear the king's
letters and ordinances, to elect the county coroners, to serve on special juries and inquests, and to appoint
plenipotentiaries to speak for the whole county in the king's court, both on fiscal and on political matters.
Alongside the sheriff and his clerk, concerned with the batch of writs to be dealt with, of legal business to
be got through, of criminal inquiries to be made, of debts to be collected, if possible before the court
broke up, and of royal proclamations to be published, we can see the body of knights, jealous for the custom
of the county and their own rights as suitors, not above bribing the sheriff to favour their individual
causes, but ready in a moment to sink their differences in defense of the vested interests of their body, and
to draft common petitions or representations to the king if any magnate or official had attacked those
interests. Thus we find the gentlemen of Devon drawing up the list of charges still preserved at Oxford
against their sheriff, Roga of Pridias, in 1272, accusing him of oppression of both rich and poor and of
invasion of the liberties of the shire, winding up with the complaint that he is not a native of the county
and a demand for his dismissal. The shire courts, in becoming an agent of the central government, had not
ceased to be the articulate embodiment of local esprit de corps.
As for the hundreds, royal proclamations became the recognized law, and it was the
sheriff's business to summon twice a year each hundred to the great court, or tourn, where a much larger
attendance was exacted; and it was an event of some importance to the central government, for it produced a
good deal of revenue. But the outstanding significance of the tourn is that it linked up the hundred to
the royal system of police and criminal law, just as the local inquests in land cases linked it to the
new royal justice in civil matters.’” Excerpts from pages 1-19 of The Hundred and Hundred Rolls,(1930), by Helen Cam.” (Source:
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