The Parable of the Olive Tree in Jacob 5 Made Easy

Caleb Rockstedt
4 min readFeb 14, 2022


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Jacob 5 is the longest chapter in the Book of Mormon. It is comprised entirely of a lengthy parable about the Lord’s people through Abraham’s lineage and their general movements until the end of the world.

Many people have trouble keeping track of all the movements back and forth throughout the allegory without writing it down, but I’ve taken the liberty of writing you the cliffnotes.

Also, given our recent new understanding for the Holy Land being in Europe and the diaspora of the twelve tribes being scattered throughout Europe, we can now understand this allegory with greater clarity than ever before.

The Allegory of the Olive Tree Cliffnotes

  • The Master (God) comes to his Vineyard (the world) to check on his cultivated Olive Tree (the House of Israel) and finds the tree corrupted and giving bad fruit (bad works, spiritual apostasy).
  • The Master nourishes the tree and it shoots forth some young strong branches, but the main trunk (Old Testament Judaism) is too corrupted to save.
  • As such, the Master removes the strong young branches (from Europe) and spreads them out to three specific distant locations (Asia, Africa, America) in the vineyard, and grafts wild olive branches into the main trunk. (Chronologically, this is when the Northern Tribes are scattered and lost, and Judah falls captive to Babylon/Rome around 600BC. The Nephites, Lamanites and Mulekites are the young branches taken to America.)
  • The Master checks in again on the vineyard and finds the main tree once again giving good fruit. The first tree in poor soil (Asia) is giving good fruit. The second tree in the poorest soil (Africa) is giving good fruit. But, the third tree in the best soil in the vineyard (America) has very mixed fruit, some good, some bad (Nephites and Lamanites).
  • The Master wants to burn all the bad branches (the Lamanites) but his servant (in this case, Jacob’s son Enos) pleads with him to spare them and nourish them instead.
  • A long time passes. The Master returns to find the main tree (Europe) speckled with diverse types of fruits, all of which is now bad fruit, because the wild branches that have come in (the Ashkenazi, the Vatican/Rome, central banking, globalism and false philosophies of men) have overtaken the ancestral roots (Israel/Christendom) of the tree.
  • All the fruits in the nethermost parts of the vineyard (Asia, Africa and America) are also all corrupted. In the choice spot of earth (America) particularly, all the good branches (Nephites) were overrun by the wild branches (Lamanites).
  • The Master bemoans all the wasted trees and fruit, and asks what more he could have done for them. The servant points out that problem is how “lofty” (prideful) the Master allowed the trees to become, the branches and leaves growing too tall for the strength of the roots. In essence, things got so “progressive” that they forgot their true heritage.
  • The Master wants to burn everything, but the servant asks him to spare the vineyard a little longer. So they burn all the branches with the most bitter fruit, and perform a big branch swap, grafting branches from the diaspora everywhere in the world back into the mother tree (Europe), and grafting natural branches from the mother tree out into the trees in Asia, Africa and America. (This is the process we have seen in the past few hundred years.)
  • In order to prevent everything growing out of control again for the final harvest, more care is taken to prevent the branches growing too lofty for themselves , and they are pruned and kept low near their roots. Bad branches are regularly removed and burned as they spring up. The Master works with his servants personally.
  • This process of banning the gammas/burning the dead wood in time allows the fruit to all become one good harvest until the end of the season. There is an extended time of peace and prosperity (Millennial reign of Christ). Once the fruit begins to become corrupted once more, everything is gathered together and sorted. The good is stored up unto the Lord. The bad is burned.

And that’s that. As you can see, it’s actually pretty easy when you reduce it down to simple terms.

One of the most interesting points as it pertains to the last days is the way this parable focuses on the cream rising to the top leading up to the Second Coming of Christ.

A lot of apocalyptic scripture tends to focus on how bad things get with the globalist beast system and all the deceptions, but this heartening allegory paints the separation of the wheat and tares as more of an ongoing process in which Zion is built and keeps getting better through repeated refining tribulation processes.

This also appears to indicates that we’re not in the seven-year final tribulation anytime soon. Unless, that is, that Zion has already been being built for a long time unbeknownst to the mainstream LDS population.

What do you think?

(You can read my article on the real European Holy Land here.)



Caleb Rockstedt

Father, Husband, Christian, Truther, Traditionalist, Homesteader, Philosopher, Author, Musician, Bear.