- "Society. An association or company of persons (generally unincorporated) united together by mutual consent, in order to deliberate, determine, and act jointly for some common purpose."
- "In a wider sense, the community or public; the people in general..." Black's Law dictionary 5th Edition
A society as an Unincorporated association is organized through an agreement between a group of people who come together for reasons other than to make a profit but for some mutual benefit, "including love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection".
Civil society - "usually a state, nation or body politic." Citizenship in such a civil society is, “The status of being a citizen” and may include a, “Membership in a political society, implying a duty of allegiance on the part of the member and a duty of protection on the part of society”.
Civil society is created by the hand of men, usually through compacts and applications which centralize the power of choice collectively or in the hands of a few.
But a society is also defined as "the aggregate of people living together in a more or less ordered community often so that they are not destroyed by other societies or acts of nature."
The question is how a society orders itself. Does it do it from the bottom up by the service of trustworthy leaders in a charitable society or top down through rulers who exercise authority through compacts?
Is the communion of society through charity or force?
Jesus was "another king" of a Society and community that made it possible for the people to survive and thrive during the decline and fall of Rome.
Abraham, his society of friends and Melchizedek the righteous king of peace were able to stop and defeat overnight an army from other societies that was ravaging local city states. The one thing they had in common was their Altars of communion.
In a society under the Law of Nature and Nature's God the duties of society are enforceable by nature and by its God while in a civil society it may be compelled by men. Those men in society who use force may become the gods of that society judging good and evil as Supreme being of society.
But if society where the people choose to freely give their "love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection" the people of society may remain free.
These two plans for society are seen throughout history. We all have a choice to seek the plan of Cain, Nimrod, Pharaoh, and the Caesar's of the world or the The Blessed Strategy of [John the Baptist|John]] and Jesus.
A natural family is an element of society. A family is a person. It is one individual formed by the offices of Husband and Wife, with members consisting of Sons and Daughters.
The state or status of the family is determined by the manner of its union and interaction(reciprocal action or influence ) with other families. The nature or state of society is determined by the manner in which families unite themselves as a community.
Daughters may leave one Family and join to another by marriage, the right of which is obtained by grant and permission (licensed) by the Patronus or Father of the family.
The Sons may bring their wives into the Family by similar permission.
Community is a group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. It is also defined as a feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests, and goals. Communities form natural bonds through marriage unions of Family members. There are also needs that a arise in community that may require aid and assistance.
Families helping families form bonds of love and honor.
A State is defined as “the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time. It also may be defined as a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.”
- Andrew Jackson, on March 4, 1833, said,“Constantly bearing in mind that in entering into society individuals must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest…”
Many terms have a natural definition that can be used within descriptions and [Declaration of Independence|declarations] of certain unalienable Rights of individuals which are endowed by their Creator, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. But men also create and endow some of those rights upon their creations. These creations are often corporate in nature and like the Golem may develop a life of their own and even turn on their creator with a vengeance.
Society and community
To speak of a free society we must address the right to choose and the limitation of choice. In the formation of society there must be the right to choose but there also must be a governing of that choice. There is a community within communities called the family. Communities are made up of individuals best procreated within the family. While all communes are communities all communities are not communes.
It is withing the family where we first begin to govern ourselves so that upon entering society we may learn to govern the whole of society without infringement upon the right of the individual. Identity politics, socialism, and Collectivism are the enemies of individualism.
In the commerce of a free society there is a lot of work going on behind the scenes that is only shared with ministers and "congregants" in free assemblies. To seek or build the Kingdom of God, which is the right to be ruled by God, a communion of daily bread is one of the most important elements of a free world order which leads to eternal life. All other societies are not free who provide their Free Bread and benefits through force, fear and fealty.
Why should we call them congregants instead of members?
Like the Levites of old, Moses and Jesus created a system of self-government where the ministers were separate and titular. They could not exercise authority one over the other like the Benefactors of the world. While they owned all things in common they did not exercise authority one over the other. The people did not belong to the body of Levites but individually belonged to God Himself or so is the intention of God. The ministers of the Church in the wilderness and the early Church owned all things in common  but the people were returned to their possessions and their families. The same as the Church in the wilderness the early Church as a group of appointed ministers called out to minister to the Kingdom of God at hand was composed of men and women who belonged to God, were not of the "world" and were assigned to feed his sheep just as the Levites served the tents of the congregations by providing a Daily ministration through the Corban or sacrifice of the people given as Freewill offerings which the New Testament calls charity. They, the Church and its ordained ministers, held things as joint heirs of a society with a mission of charity as unhewn but lively Stones from which the living Altars of God may be built.
Unfortunately, men and women everywhere have sought the benefits of the world and the Fathers of the earth. People again have become entangled in the elements of bondage offered by the world imagining that way to be one offering social security.
They will not be free unless they repent. You will not be forgiven unless you forgive others, and you cannot be free unless you desire to free others. You must be faithful in loving others, if you desire God to love you.
That means you must attend to the true needs of others in righteous ways.
Christ showed The Way to be free souls under God, which requires gathering in His name, His character, according to the righteousness of God.
You will not find Christ trying to save Himself first.
So what is the Kingdom of God He preached, into which thousands of Jews were baptized back at the beginning? Those who were baptized into one system under Christ were cast out of another system under men, like the one Herod established by his baptism and Corban.
Those Jews who said, "What is Jesus to us?" and went back to the cities of bondage with their civil benefits - those Jews were cast out of the kingdom of God. Or as Jesus said, the kingdom was taken from them and given to those who would bear fruit (Matt 21:43).
What we call the early Church was, in reality, God's government. It was composed of both a society and a community.
- "Constantly bearing in mind that in entering into society individuals must give up a share of liberty to preserve the rest…" --Andrew Jackson, March 4, 1833.
In the Kingdom of God, the people do not enter a society, but they become a part of a community by their communion of love for one another. They become a band of brothers by mutual sacrifice, honor and caring in a system of liberty with no rulers nor kings.
The elements of the Eucharist were a sharing of daily bread; taking what you have and freely giving it to others who are hungry. Christ talks of this giving and feeding over and over again. This Eucharist involves several spiritual elements which are all a part of Christ's character. Matthew 10:8, "Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give."
The Church appointed by Christ is actually a society of service to that community. When you seek the kingdom, you enter not by giving up a share of your liberty as Andrew Jackson stated, but by casting your bread upon the waters (Ecclesiastes 11:1) in faith. Another way to say that is, you sacrifice something to provide communion for your fellow man in righteous service.
“Woe unto you, lawyers! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge: ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.” (Luke 11:52)
- "When I wrote the Covenants of the gods my father, after reading the first chapter, said I was right, but he added 'They will not like you.' He clearly meant the lawyers who did not like Jesus." --Bro. Gregory
The kingdom of God has ministers who make themselves servants of God by serving the community who seek God as the ruler of their lives. That community must seek to love one another in real ways.
The ministers of Christ's kingdom need to exhibit the character of Christ.
If the Titanic was sinking, do you think you would find Jesus in the life boats or do you think you would find him helping get others into the life boats?
Rome is in decline and falling.
The people who want to exit Babylon first before they make arrangement for others - sometimes even their own families - are probably not minister material.
This is the spirit of His ministers. It is not about saving ourselves, but about saving others. And the people who congregate in that spirit with a similar attitude of sacrifice are hearing Christ.
Those who hear His voice and come to His ways are His Sheep.
Everyone should be a congregant with an existing congregation of record, or begin to form a congregation of record by gathering with two or more, testifying that you are looking for the ministers of God. Early Christians did this by the thousands, and they were saved from much of the wrath which later came.
It is no different today.
A corporation is defined today “as a company or group of people authorized to act as a single entity (legally a person) and recognized as such in law” but a more generic definition would be two or more people gathered together for a particular purpose under a preexisting authority as if they were one person. The term corporation is a civil term while Family was and Father were terms of Nature and Natural Law.
The autonomous Family in Nature holds a separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them. And a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should [Declaration of Independence|declare] the causes and consent which may create bonds of union or cause separations from other Families.
A Statist is an advocate of a political system in which the state has substantial centralized control over social and economic affairs.
In political science, statism is the belief that the state should control either economic or social policy, or both, to some degree.
Statism would normally include "substantial centralized control" yet some think it can take many forms from minarchism to totalitarianism. Minarchists prefer a minimal state such as a night-watchman state to protect people from aggression, theft, breach of contract, and fraud with military, police, and courts.
The key difference is what does the word "state" include and how is it being used?
State as a noun
The word state may only be "the particular condition that someone or something is in at a specific time."
In that sense, synonyms would only include condition, shape, situation, circumstances, position...
But the state may also be "a nation or territory considered as an organized political community under one government.
Such as "Germany, Italy, and other European states" or it might include early Israel where there was no king or even the Kingdom of God spoken of by Jesus and John the Baptist. When there was no king "every man did that which was right in his own eyes". When Jesus as king of Judea appointed the ministers of His government they were commanded to not exercise authority one over the other like the governments who had "rulers".
Synonyms would include country, nation, land, sovereign state, nation state, kingdom, realm, power, republic, confederation, federation
The phrase "an autonomous state" could many any of those forms of government including one where all the power of the State rested not in a central ruler or class nor in the people as a collective like a democracy but actually in all the people individually where the people remained in a "state of nature". In the latter there would be no "centralized control".
As an adjective, a state would include that which is of, provided by, or concerned with the civil government of a country.
If there was no centralization it would mean that all member of the general society would have to care about their neighbor and their rights as much as they care about their own. Centralizing the care or responsibility of or the concern for civil government if everyone was diligent in the pursuit of the weightier matters of justice and mercy for all of society.
Bouvier's 1856 dictionary defines “STATE, government. This word is used in various senses.”
Bouvier expands his definition of State by saying “In its most enlarged sense, it signifies a self-sufficient body of persons united together in one community for the defence of their rights, and to do right and justice to foreigners. In this sense, the state means the whole people united into one body politic; (q. v.) and the state, and the people of the state, are equivalent expressions. 1 Pet. Cond. Rep. 37 to 39; 3 Dall. 93; 2 Dall. 425; 2 Wilson's Lect. 120; Dane's Appx. §50, p. 63 1 Story, Const. §361.”
Bouvier separately defines “STATE, condition of persons. This word has various acceptations. If we inquire into its origin, it will be found to come from the Latin status, which is derived from the verb stare, sto, whence has been made statio, which signifies the place where a person is located, stat, to fulfil the obligations which are imposed upon him.
- 2. State is that quality which belongs to a person in society, and which secures to, and imposes upon him different rights and duties in consequence of the difference of that quality.
- 3. Although all men come from the hands of nature upon an equality, yet there are among them marked differences. It is from nature that come the distinctions of the sexes, fathers and children, of age and youth, &c.
- 4. The civil or municipal laws of each people, have added to these natural qualities, distinctions which are purely civil and arbitrary, founded on the manners of the people, or in the will of the legislature. Such are the differences, which these laws have established between citizens and aliens, between magistrates and subjects, and between freemen and slaves; and those which exist in some countries between nobles and plebeians, which differences are either unknown or contrary to natural law.
- 5. Although these latter distinctions are more particularly subject to the civil or municipal law, because to it they owe their origin, it nevertheless extends its authority over the natural qualities, not to destroy or to weaken them, but to confirm them and to render them more inviolable by positive rules and by certain maxims. This union of the civil or municipal and natural law, form among men a third species of differences which may be called mixed, because they participate of both, and derive their principles from nature and the perfection of the law; for example, infancy or the privileges which belong to it, have their foundation in natural law; but the age and the term of these prerogatives are determined by the civil or municipal law.
- 6. Three sorts of different qualities which form the state or condition of men may then be distinguished: those which are purely natural, those purely civil, and those which are composed of the natural and civil or municipal law. Vide 3 Bl. Com. 396; 1 Toull. n. 170, 171; Civil State.”
Law Dictionary 5th Edition, "State. A people permanently occupying a fixed territory bound together by common law habits and custom into one body politic exercising, through the medium of organized government, independent sovereignty and control over all persons and things within its boundaries, capable of making war and peace and of entering into international relations with other communities of the globe...In its largest sense, a "state" is a body politic or a society of men..."
Same dictionary, "Nation. A people, or aggregation of men, existing in the form of an organized jural society, usually inhabiting a distinct portion of the earth, speaking the same language, using the same customs, possessing historic continuity, and distinguished from other like groups by their racial origin and characteristics, and generally, but not necessarily, living under the same government and sovereignty."
Same dictionary, "Country. The territory occupied by an independent nation or people, or the inhabitants of such territory. In the primary meaning "country" denotes the population, the nation, the state, or the government, having possession and dominion over a territory."
Black's Law Dictionary, 5th Edition, "Church. In its most general sense, the religious society founded and established by Jesus the Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances [laws]. It may also mean a body of communicants gathered into church order; body or community of Christians, united under one form of government by the profession of the same faith and the observance of the same rituals and ceremonies..."
An Order of ordained ministers is a type of society. If they are established by Jesus the Christ, to receive, preserve, and propagate His doctrines and ordinances [laws] then they are his corporation, his family.
The early church established by Christ was composed of ministers who were to serve God by serving a voluntary society of the people, for the people by the freewill offerings given by the people. That voluntary society was the church in general which provided a way to establish a Corban that did not exercise authority so that no man had to pray to the Fathers of the earth. Those Benefactors who exercised authority offered a welfare that was snare and provided for the Workers of iniquity.
The Church in the practice of Pure Religion offered a way to establish through word and deed a voluntary society of people seeking the righteousness of God full of forgiveness and freely giving in faith, hope and charity according to the perfect law of liberty.
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- Further in the definition society it states "The 'society', loss of which is recoverable element in death action under general maritime law, embraces broad range of mutual benefits each family member receives from other's continued existence, including love, affection, care, attention, companionship, comfort, and protection; thus, widow, parent, brother, sister, or child may be compensated for loss of society. Within rule that husband is entitled to damages for loss of wife's "society" through wrongful injury, means such capabilities for usefulness, aid, and comfort as a wife as she possessed at the time of the injuries." Black's Law dictionary 5th Edition
- Protectio trahit subjectionem, subjectio protectionem. Coke, Little. 65."
- Luria v. U.S., 231 U.S.9,34 S.Ct.10,13,58 l.ed.101. (Black’s3rd.p.330)
- "Freedom is the Right to Choose, the Right to create for oneself the alternatives of Choice. Without the possibility of Choice, and the exercise of Choice, a man is not a man but a member, an instrument, a thing.” Archibald MacLeish
- Member: "an individual, thing, or organization belonging to a group."
- Numbers 3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;
- Numbers 3:45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am the LORD.
- Numbers 8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.
- Acts 2:44 And all that believed were together, and had all things common; Acts 4:32 And the multitude of them that believed were of one heart and of one soul: neither said any of them that ought of the things which he possessed was his own; but they had all things common.
- Leviticus 25:10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubile unto you; and ye shall return every man unto his possession, and ye shall return every man unto his family. Leviticus 25:41 And then shall he depart from thee, both he and his children with him, and shall return unto his own family, and unto the possession of his fathers shall he return.
- Prov 22:1 A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches, and loving favour rather than silver and gold.