||Vine & Fig Tree
is a non-profit educational organization with both a
positive and a negative goal:
we seek to bring about the fulfillment of the
& Fig Tree" prophecy of the
Prophet Micah -- in our lifetime.
- We somewhat-humorously call this positive agenda The
- We understand this prophecy to describe the Christianization
of the entire world.
- Micah's prophecy envisions the spread of a
traditional, conservative morality, in a
decentralized, family-centered society.
- We do not believe in the "separation
of church and state," but the
complete elimination of both
of these corrupt and corrupting institutions.
- This viewpoint has been called everything from
(Feel free to add your own label. We like being
labeled more than we like being ignored!)
- We know of no
similar agenda on the entire Internet.
we seek to battle the most important and destructive
Supreme Court-approved trends of our day, some of which
are set forth here.
- Some people think we are "negative,"
and complain too much. We love these people. Being
called "judgmental" is a whole lot more
fun than being ignored.
More about our philosophy and activities can be found here.
This is not an easy website. Not only are there more than
1,000 webpages, some of them are very controversial. They
really make you think. It's like being on an athletic team
and the coach ordering you to do 1,000 push-ups. It's not
like the coach thinks that at the big game this weekend the
teams are going to decide the championship by seeing who can
do the most push-ups. The coach just knows that it will be
easier to hit a ball over the wall in deep centerfield if
you do your exercises
before the big game.
You don't have to agree with everything on this website
to benefit from it. Check everything you read here by the
Scriptures; test the spirits (Acts
17:11; 1 John 4:1). But if you stretch your spiritual
muscles it will be easier to carry the Cross Christ asks you
to carry. There's a lot of spiritual muscle-building here,
and it's more entertaining than a Jane Fonda workout video.
- Although millions of Americans go to church every
Sunday, more and more Christians are disenchanted with
the liturgies and rituals of only-on-Sunday religion. If
you fall in love with Micah's Vine
& Fig Tree vision you may be tempted
to pull up stakes and leave your church. That may
not be the best idea. On the other hand, if you feel
that you're entitled to go to heaven just because you
planted yourself in a pew every Sunday, you may be in
need of some spiritual exercises:
- Should A
Christian "Attend Church"?
- Every Christian
is a priest, every Christian a pastor
World Without Priests
- Most Americans believe that living in America is
better than living in any communist dictatorship, and
most Americans believe that capitalism is better than
socialism, but few can explain why. As a result, America
is becoming more socialist. The Vine
& Fig Tree defense of laissez-faire
capitalism will make it easier for you defend the
American idea of "limited government," even if
you choose not to go as far as we do. Ready for some
World without "The State"
- The Christian
- America is the land of "Liberty
Under God." Our official national motto is
"In God We
Trust." But a vocal minority of atheists have
convinced the Supreme Court that America's Founding
Fathers intended to create a secular
nation with a wall
of separation between God and Government. Anyone who
says religion should be accommodated by the government
is accused of trying to "impose a theocracy."
You're looking kinda flabby -- time for some exercises:
- America was a
should be a Theocracy Again
- Atheists should
not be allowed to hold political office
Laws were Based on the Ten Commandments
Decisions Banning the Ten Commandments Should be
- But should we resist the increasingly anti-Christian
federal government with guns and bombs? If you even
thought that for a second, you need to do some spiritual
should be Pacifists
War for Independence (1776) was unBiblical
- Deciding how "realistic" or
"practical" the "Vine
& Fig Tree" vision is depends on
how big your God is. Many Christians pay lip-service to
the idea of God being "sovereign," but their
God just isn't powerful enough to bring about Micah's
"Vine & Fig Tree"
vision without coming back to earth, destroying
everything and starting over. Besides, the ACLU might be
offended if God started fulfilling prophecies like
Micah's. How sovereign is your God? Is there a wall of
separation between God and society called "free
will?" Is Man able to tell God to back off and
leave us alone? Push-ups, push-ups, push-ups!!
Interferes in Human History
- God has predestined every molecule in the universe,
including the electrical impulses in your brain that you
call "thoughts." I dare you to use
your "free will" to click here.
- But even if God is sovereign, hasn't He predestined
everything to get worse and worse before the Second
Coming of Christ? If we work for the Christian
Reconstruction of society, won't that just delay the
Second Coming? Wouldn't it be sinful, in fact, to
try to "bring in the Kingdom" by our own
This is going to take a lot of
push-ups. Check with your Physician.
Don't try all these exercises alone all at once. Please
go through them in order.
- The Second Coming has
already taken place.
- We are already in
- In fact, we're
already in heaven.
Again, you don't have to agree that we're already in
heaven, but if you work through those exercises, you'll find
it a lot easier to believe what the Bible says, and you'll
agree that after doing these exercises, you'll be strong
enough to believe a lot more of what the Bible says than you
And isn't it your goal to believe as much of the Bible as
you possibly can? That's our goal as well.
We have worked hard to create this website,
and we're still working on it. If you feel you have been
helped by our work, remember that "the laborer is
worthy of his hire" (
& Fig Tree
Taney County, MO