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“Why stoning? There are many reasons. First, the implements of execution are available to everyone at virtually no cost.” Thrift and ubiquity aside, “executions are community projects–not with spectators who watch a professional executioner do `his’ duty, but rather with actual participants. That modern Christians never consider the possibility of the reintroduction of stoning for capital crimes, indicates how thoroughly humanistic concepts of punishment have influenced the thinking of Christians.” ~Gary North, Reconstruction leader

Dominionists provide the most enthusiastic constituency for stoning since the Taliban seized Kabul.

He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. … John 8:7

No matter how simplified I try to keep the definition of Dominionism, it is such a huge topic, that it’s difficult to make it concise, or even use the K.I.S.S. method. I constantly receive emails from people asking me to explain this aberrant doctrine in Christianity. Despite my previous efforts, many still do not understand. There are wonderful researchers who I’ll link to for your perusal, hoping this will help. It is really of the utmost importance because one of the candidates is steeped in this false doctrine, as are his close supporters, Glenn Beck, David Barton, and Ted’s father, Rafael Cruz, Sr.

What is Dominionism?

There are three basic tenets to Dominionism

Dominionist wants a theocracy (government) of their form of Christians leading the country.
Dominionists wants a theonomy (Old Testament Law) in this theocracy, which means, their beliefs are based on Old Testament Mosaic laws, minus a few dietary restrictions, which will govern/rule the society.
Dominionists want to use Old Testament law, including “stoning” to rid the country of sinners such as homosexuals, adulterers, disobedient children, those who take the Lord’s name in vain, etc., although not all Dominionists subscribe to this tenet of the doctrine.

Dominionists believe that we (mankind) have a mandate to build the “kingdom of God” on earth, restoring paradise, by progressively and supernaturally transforming ourselves and all societal institutions, through subduing and ruling the earth by whatever means possible, including using technology, science and psycho-social engineering; and then and only then will a “Christ” manifest his presence on earth.

Al Dager in his book VENGEANCE IS OURS: The Church In Dominion (Sword 1990) lists two further definitions of Dominionism:

A basic premise of dominion theology is that when Adam sinned, not only did man lose dominion over the earth, but God also lost control of the earth to Satan. Since that time, some say, God has been on the outside looking in, searching for a “covenant people” who will be His “extension” or “expression” in the earth to take dominion back from Satan. According to the dominionist interpretation, this is the meaning of the Great Commission.

Some teach that this is to be accomplished through certain “overcomers” who, by yielding themselves to the authority of latter-day apostles and prophets, will take control of the kingdoms of this world. These kingdoms are defined as the various social institutions, such as the “kingdom” of education, the “kingdom” of science, the “kingdom” of the arts, and so on. Most especially there is the “kingdom” of politics and government. (Dager, p. 44)

Dominion theology is predicated upon three basic beliefs:

1) Satan usurped man’s dominion over the earth through the temptation of Adam and Eve;
2) The Church is God’s instrument to take dominion back from Satan;
3) Jesus cannot or will not return until the Church has taken dominion by gaining control of the earth’s government and social institutions. (Dager, p. 87)

Dominionism Popularized

The term “Dominionism” was first popularized in the 1990s by researchers, including Chip Berlet, scholar Sara Diamond, and Fred Clarkson, who needed a term to describe the political aspirations of Christian Rightists who believed that they have a biblical mandate to control all earthly institutions –including government – until the second coming of Jesus. But the idea of conservative Christians gaining political power sufficient to take dominion over society predated their use of the term by decades.

The two main schools of Dominionist thought include Christian Reconstructionism, founded by the late R.J. Rushdoony, which advances the idea not only of the need for Christians (of the right sort) to dominate society, but institute and apply Old Testament “Biblical Law.” Again, a theocracy (ruled by Dominionist Christians only), will be on Old Testament law, (a theonomy) and this includes all 613 Mosaic laws, other than a few dietary laws. Those hardcore Dominionist leaders, like Gary North, believe in stoning sinners in the street.

The other, closely related form of Dominionism is advocated by the Pentecostal New Apostolic Reformation, which exuberantly advocates for Christians to “reclaim the seven mountains of culture”: government, religion, media, family, business, education, and arts and entertainment. [Link]

Yet, both forms cross over into each other’s territory. In the 1980s, the Reconstructionist leaders—despite their pretensions of theological integrity, worked compatibly alongside Charismatic leaders in the Coalition on Revival (COR) for political action, spelling out how they planned to rule over 17 “spheres” of society in America. These 17 spheres are a direct precursor to the 7 mountains taught by C. Peter Wagner and his group of “apostles” who claim they will reign as “kings.” (See KINGS and PRIESTS) Rafael Cruz’s sermons have spoken of the “seven mountains and kings and priests.”

Seven Mountains Mandate

Sarah Leslie, has just completed research on these doctrines in dominionism, and written an article on the Seven Mountains Mandate with Dr. Orrel Steinkamp. It is titled, 7 Mountain Politics and Theology. It is an in-depth overview and is important in understanding the entire culture of this apostasy in the church today. The Herescope website states:

Herescope has published many articles about the 7 mountain theology. Our critical perspective is distinctly biblical, and thus distinguishable from the criticism of the seven mountains coming from the political Left, although we do share some of their concerns about this radical agenda for the church to transform society and/or government(s) into a church-state via cultural, political and/or “warfare” activism. In our articles, we clearly articulate our theological differences with this 7 mountains teaching.

I urge readers to delve into this article in order to understand the full ramifications of this heretical doctrine. Sarah Leslie is one of the finest researchers on aberrant doctrines in today’s church, and I cherish her friendship and her work.

Dominionists Who Support Ted Cruz

Pastor Kevin Swanson – Colorado pastor Kevin Swanson was the keynote speaker at the National Religious Liberties Conference in Des Moines, Iowa. In his speech, the infamous “Kill the homosexuals” pastor called for the murder of homosexuals saying, “They are worthy of death.”

Swanson then introduces Ted Cruz as the next president of the United States after his diatribe against homosexuals. In addition to Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee and Bobby Jindal were also at this conference as speakers.

Swanson actually said he would give some time for homosexuals to repent, but he didn’t say how long before the executions would begin.


Cruz claims he doesn’t know what Swanson has said or not said, but he certainly didn’t take time to find out about this very controversial pastor. Neither did Huckabee nor Jindal. Swanson’s supporters also distributed “death to gays” pamphlets at the event.

Swanson bragged on his radio show about the “amazingly successfully” National Religious Liberties Conference held in Iowa in early November, during which he declared he was “not kidding” when he said he’d spread excrement all over himself if his son ever married another man.

“I’d spread it all over my body,” he preached. “That’s what I would do and I’m not kidding! I’m not laughing!”

Cruz’s Rally for Religious Liberty

After appearing at the Kevin Swanson Iowa rally last November, candidate Cruz hosted his own anti-LGBT hate fest in South Carolina.

Cruz’s “Rally for Religious Liberty” was held at Greenville’s Bob Jones University, which once famously argued that its racist policies were protected under the First Amendment.

Among the speakers at Cruz’s event were Dominionist Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, would-be reality TV stars the Benham brothers, also Dominionists, and anti-gay Houston activist and Dominionist, Dave Welch. Perkins is also a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization member.

Other Dominionists Endorse Cruz

Phillip “Flip” Benham, another Dominionist pastor, once arrested and prosecuted for stalking the judge who heard Kim Davis’s case, is also endorsing Ted Cruz.

And, Senator Ted Cruz, isn’t backing away from the endorsement of Mike Bickle, a controversial evangelical pastor who once characterized Hitler as “a hunter” sent by God to go after Jews who don’t to convert to Christianity. [Link]


Despite calls from Jewish groups to denounce Bickle’s interpretation of scripture, a senior advisor to Cruz instead welcomed the pastor’s support in a statement published in the Jewish Journal.

Cruz trumpeted Bickle’s endorsement in a post on his website. Sadly, Christians do not do any investigation into these endorsements.

Bickle’s IHOP/New Apostolic Reform

Here is a brief synopsis of the IHOP/NAR history from Herescope.com:

IHOP is just one arm of a multi-faceted group (with many names, entities and offshoots) known as the “Kansas City Prophets” that has been around since the mid-1980s.
These Kansas City “prophets” are leaders who track a direct lineage back to the old Latter Rain cult.
John Wimber became an overseer of the KC group in the late 1980s when their cult excesses became public and controversial, and set them up under his Vineyard denomination.
John Wimber was a mentor to C. Peter Wagner and vice versa, and the two of them have a history that tracks back into the mid 1970s at Fuller Theological Seminary where they concocted doctrines together.
C. Peter Wagner’s “Third Wave” movement, the predecessor to the NAR, was founded on Wimber’s signs and wonders mysticism.
C. Peter Wagner’s “New Apostolic Reformation” was founded on the convergence of the mystical streams of John Wimber, the Kansas City group, and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Be sure to click on this link:

In January, 1990, Ernie Gruen, a Charismatic pastor in Kansas City for 27 years released a 233-page document listing erroneous prophecies, statements, doctrines and incidents involving the Kansas City Prophets. Gruen’s shocking report on the Kansas City Prophets, “Documentation of the Aberrant Practices and Teachings of the Kansas City Fellowship (Grace Ministries),” is filled with evidences of spiritual abuse and theological excesses of Bickel, et al.


In several previous articles, I’ve exposed the Dominionist teachings of Rafael Cruz Sr., David Barton, and now, even Glenn Beck who seems to have joined the Dominionist ranks. Ted Cruz masquerades as a Christian, yet his actions speak otherwise. Cruz has openly lied about other candidates, he’s used tactics via Jeff Roe, his campaign manager, that are deceitful and dangerous.

Cruz lied about Dr. Carson dropping out during the caucus in Iowa, and then lied again about Rubio dropping out in the latest Hawaii vote. His actions speak louder than his words and his public prayers. The Lord tells us to judge them by their fruits, yet today’s Christians seems to swallow the hollow words and accept everything as gospel. The lack of discernment is telling.

The doctrine of Dominionism is heretical according to God’s Word. Like Islam, they want a theocracy, based on their form of theonomy, with stoning still in practice. Surely we all know folks who have led lives that were unchristian, only to later come to realize the error of their ways. Repentance and salvation can come any time up to your very last breath, and it is faith alone that saves. “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 We are all sinners, just saved by grace.

Take the story of Pastor Jack Morlan. He was radically saved out of a homosexual lifestyle by Jesus Christ. He and his wife, and their two sons boldly proclaim a Gospel of Salvation. Jack’s ministry was treated very badly during the 1990s by the Christian Right leaders, who told him frankly that they found much more enjoyment in bashing gays, and that they made much more money attacking gays in their fundraisers. They informed Jack that they didn’t WANT to share the Gospel with homosexuals. Pointing a finger and screaming “SINNER,” wins no one to Christ and salvation.

With Dominionist theology, there is no grace, and the opportunity to change would be cut short with their punishment. When Ted Cruz said as a teenager that he wanted to rule the world, people found it humorous and the silly statements of youth. But, his form of aberrant doctrine truly believes he should rule the world.

WHERE IS THE REAL GOSPEL, TED? This isn’t the Gospel of Salvation!



But there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, evendenying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction. -2 Peter 2:1

Ted Cruz is a silver tongued “slickster.” Why do I say that? Because he could sell every American family a Yugo, and make them think they bought a Cadillac. However, Ted wasn’t so slick in college, where his roommate, Craig Mazin, now a successful screenwriter, tells what people thought of Ted back then. Mazin called Ted a creepy, greasy 18 year old. Obviously, between then and now, Ted Cruz has polished his act.

The Senator also stepped in it at the last debate where he disparaged and insulted New Yorkers. The New York Daily News had a strong response in an article entitled, “Drop Dead Ted.”

There is so much about Ted and his family, that it would take a book to cover it all, so here’s just a bit more for you to chew on.

Ted Gives Carly Fiorina $500,000

QUESTION: Cruz hired Cambridge Analytica for psychometric data mining and paid them $750,000. Cruz’s Keep the Promise I ($11 million PAC, June) was funded mostly by donor, Robert Mercer, owner of Cambridge Analytica. It was Cruz’s Keep the Promise I PAC that gave Carly Fiorina $500,000. Did Cruz PAC give Carly $500,000 to help his data mining agenda with Cambridge Analytica which creates psychometric dossiers on American citizens? Cruz Partners with Donors ‘Psychographic’ Firm.

Carly KNOWS NSA data collection to a “T.” She was chairman of the CIA’s advisory board helping the NSA to develop privacy invading spy networks on American citizens after 9/11. Hewlett Packard was the private business that supplied the government with the spy hardware and software. Carly knows everything.

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire

It is particularly hypocritical for Texas Ted Cruz to spin a fairy tale about he and his wife, an employee of Goldman Sachs, cashing in all their worldly possessions to fund a run for the U.S. Senate; a run founded in part on criticizing the financial sector, the banking industry, and Wall Street in particular.

As Ted Cruz tells it, the story of how he financed his upstart campaign for the U.S. Senate four years ago is an endearing example of loyalty and shared sacrifice between a married couple. “Sweetheart, I’d like us to liquidate our entire net worth, liquid net worth, and put it into the campaign,” he says he told his wife, Heidi, who readily agreed. [Link] But it was a lie.

Now it is revealed that Ted Cruz and his wife secured a significantly large loan from Mrs. Cruz’s employer and Wall Street financial giant Goldman Sachs to fund Ted’s Senate campaign. Likely aware that even Texas voters would see the hypocrisy in taking Wall Street money while criticizing Wall Street, Cruz failed to disclose that loan and one from Citibank as required in his campaign finance reports. [Link]

This picture appeared in the Cleveland Plain Dealer on Sunday, January 17th.

Cruz is Left of Center

Republican presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, says he’s not in favor of sending agents out to round up undocumented immigrants to deport them. [Link]

Cruz is a co-sponsor of S. 306 that categorizes home schools as private schools and allows Title 1 federal dollars to follow the students to private schools. Fed regulations follow all fed dollars. There is NO Constitutional justification for this. It’s time to take a stand against ESEA and end federal involvement in education. S. 306 does the opposite and creates a NEW entitlement and tightens the noose on home and private schooled students.

Cruz has stated that “School Choice is the most compelling civil rights issue of the 21st century. Right Teddy, once choice is passed, all federal regulations will go with the federal tax dollars. [Link]

Ted Cruz is pushing UN AGENDA 21 New World Order goals, This one is called the WILDLANDS PROJECT! He is coming in through a partial truth in the back of your heart – that states want their federal confiscated lands returned. He then is on your side. Then he says – states have to maintain these and if they can’t THEY CAN SELL THEM. So the land will be sold to foreign entities for minerals and logging etc. We the people lose our resources and our land. This is all part of the Wildlands Project to aggregate the land into NWO globalists hands and steal it from the people. [Link]

Cruz also spoke out in favor of a number of policies as well as two constitutional changes: a balanced-budget amendment and the so-called Madison amendment that would give states expanded powers to propose constitutional amendments. The BBA guts our Constitution and doesn’t reduce spending, it legalizes the unconstitutional spending. Cruz is all for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s changes to our Constitution. [Link]

Ted Cruz backed allowing Syrian refugees in the US as recently as February of 2015. Before the attacks in Paris, he wanted the United States to continue accepting them and said he thought it could be done safely. “We have to continue to be vigilant to make sure those coming are not affiliated with a terrorist, but we can do that,” Cruz said in a interview on Fox News that was on his website and was first picked up by the Huffington Post.

What is more than interesting is the Ted Cruz fund raiser by Mary Matalin and James Carville at their home in New Orleans. [Link]

Cruz’s “Homeschoolers for Cruz” will be co-chaired by none other than Michael Farris’s Home School Legal Defense Association. Farris has long been pushing a Constitutional Convention as well as his Parental Rights Amendment which would allow men to delineate in our Constitution, our God given parental rights, rather than leaving those rights between parents and God. [Link] Cruz will be very beholden to Dominionist Farris, especially since Farris has endorsed him. [Link]

Senator Cruz is just another puppet of the establishment. What do you really expect from a Bush lawyer and advisor with a Goldman Sachs/Council on Foreign Relations Bush advisor wife, who just so happened to co-write the CFR’s blueprint for the North American Union? This man even argued in his own amicus brief to the Supreme Court that assault weapons bans in certain states are “reasonable regulations” for crying out loud.

Remember, Senator Ted Cruz was so honored to “hang out” with war criminal Henry Kissinger, that he posted it on his facebook page. He said, “Honored to share a few moments with Dr. Kissinger and hear his thoughts on the challenges facing our nation.”

Saul Anuzis: Meet Ted Cruz’s Hezbollah-Lovin’ Michigan Campaign Chief who is tight with CFR Jihad Grover Norquist–you know the guy that took money from Al-Qaeda front groups (which were raided by U.S. Customs) and got an Al-Qaeda fundraiser’s son a job in the Bush White House. Norquist is also the Director of Michael Farris’s Parentalrights.org.

Rafael Cruz

Rafael Cruz is a pastor based in North Texas serving as the Director of Purifying Fire Ministries, ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is his son’s best campaign surrogate. He has never pastored a church, and he did not fight communism. [Link] In fact, Cuban peers dispute Rafael’s story of fighting for Castro. [Link]

Purifying Fire Ministries was founded by Suzanne Hinn, ex-wife and then wife again of Trinity Broadcasting Network televangelist, Benny Hinn. (Watch Suzanne Hinn preach about the Holy Ghost Enema). Hinn is a preacher of the Prosperity Gospel (also known as Word of Faith), a false teaching that Christians can receive massive amounts of wealth, physical healing from illness, beauty, fame, miracles, and financial prosperity by “sowing a seed” or sending money to Hinn’s ministry.

Hinn’s preaching deals in faux emotions and invented manifestations of the Holy Spirit at the most convenient and opportune fundraising moments. They also know where the money is today, and have hitched their wagons to the New Apostolic Reform, (NAR) or Dominionism.

So has Rafael Cruz. He delivered a sermon in August, 2012, where he discusses how Christians should “take dominion over the earth.” Cruz goes on to define what that means, saying “dominion is over every area — society, education, government, economics…” That particular moment happens 1 hour and 12 minutes in, if you care to watch. It’s instructive to see him deliver that line with dictatorial passion. Rafael Cruz preaches about the anointing of priests and kings and how we should take dominion over the marketplace as kings and queens in God’s kingdom. (Ever wonder who invented Dominionist? [Link])

Joseph Mattera of Mattera International Ministries, stated in a letter, ” Shekinah is a network of pastors in the Dominican Republic, Latin America and the USA founded by Apostle Rafael Cruz.” Calling Cruz an “Apostle,” is part of the NAR beliefs in that there are new present day apostles. [Link]

Phony Christian Right

In Timothy Goeglein’s 2011 book, he reveals that back in 1999, Ted Cruz already had high level national, political connections that helped make Bush Jr. president. Those connections were most likely developed when Ted worked as a legal aid for Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist. Ted became close friends with Paul Weyrich, the grand poobah of the secretive Council for National Policy, first president of the Heritage Foundation (controlled opposition), head of Free Congress Foundation, and founder of American Legislative Exchange Council.

Ted’s father, Rafael, has some deep connections to the current movement known as the New Apostolic Reformation. That movement is really a rebranding of what we know as the “Religious Right,” as they were called in the days of Reagan, but with a 21st century dominionist twist. Rafael was a member of theReligious Roundtable in the 1980s, an activist group of Christians who were committed to engagement in politics. Ed McAteer was head of the Roundtable, and he and many other Dominionists signed the notorious Coalition on Revival manifesto. [Link]

Rafael boasts in the following interview of serving on the state board of that organization as well as stating that God has his son, Ted, destined for greatness:


Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. (Wouldn’t that be nice.)


Discussion of the now-notorious speech by Rafael Cruz has missed the fact that Ted Cruz was subsequently publicly blessed and anointed, with the laying on of hands, by prominent Dominionist pastors, in effect as a “king” in the political/governmental sphere. This was done at a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, at a July 19th-20th, 2013 rally designed to draw pastors into politics.

One of the pastors blessing and laying his hands on Cruz’s shoulders was head of the sponsoring organization the Iowa Renewal Project — David Lane. Lane’s project is heavily funded by Don Wildmon’s Dominionist organization, American Family Association. Another pastor laying hands on Senator Cruz was David Barton, former vice chairman of the Texas GOP, who is a very close friend of Ted Cruz. [Link]


Ted Cruz is a member of a strict fundamentalist branch of the Southern Baptist Church with deep roots in Dominionist theology. His wife, Heidi, is a Seventh Day Adventist. Here are a few samplings of references to Cruz’s beliefs.

Ted Cruz, Dominionism and Jesus
Crazy Ted Cruz
Rafael Cruz Declares Son Ted Cruz ‘The Anointed One’
Why Walid Shoebat is Against Ted Cruz

If you are unsure what Christian Dominion Theology is, but would not wish to live in a modern theocracy complete with the death penalty for LGBT persons, stoning of heretics, adulterers and the like, then you need to read up on the belief system here: Dominion Theology.

This is truly scary stuff for all who value liberty guaranteed by our US Constitution, particularly when Ted Cruz wants to be President of the United States. God forgives sinners when they repent, Dominionists wouldn’t give them that chance.

As Christians we are to be salt and light, and we are to judge them by their fruits. Senator Cruz is a smooth talker, but when you look behind the curtain, it’s the same old globalist activity we’ve seen for decades with an added heretical Christian doctrine.

Ted Cruz, Glenn Beck, and Cult-Like Religion

Freeper Editorial 
 by Greetings_Puny_Humans
Sundance at The Conservative Tree House has written posts commenting on Ted Cruz’s proselytizing as an electoral campaign strategy. Freepers have seen at least a couple of examples of this strategy recently, with threads being posted about Cruz calling on supporters to “don the full armor of God” to resist “incoming attacks” (presumably from dark forces!), or that the “Body of Christ” must be energized to gain the victory.
This type of rhetoric is also heavily prominent in his campaign fund raising. One of the more epic and cringe inducing examples comes from an apparent leak by the Cruz campaign of hours and hours of videos to Youtube, apparently done to get by laws that forbid cooperation between SuperPacs and the campaigns they support.
In these examples here and here, we get to see the Cruz family do multiple takes to get the candid-camera family prayer just right, and we also get to see his mother cringe after Cruz states that she spends “hours” praying for him every day.
It’s entirely incomprehensible to me why a campaign would allow such uncomfortable and damaging footage to ever see the light of day, but it does help me illustrate just why the Cruz campaign is so vulnerable outside of the primary season. No, it’s not because the general electorate is anti-Christian. It’s that most normal people, including Christians, recognize at first glance that praying in public– or implying that God supports your campaign as you beg for more money– is extremely artificial and painfully obvious pandering.
On top of that, besides the pandering, which is bad enough in and of itself, the type of so-called “Christianity” he associates with isn’t exactly the religion of Charles Spurgeon or Jonathon Edwards. Nope, it is the lowest of the low of New Age/Eastern Mysticism and Dominionist theology that is, unfortunately, invading huge swathes of Christendom today. And Cruz’s deep connections with these types of people are extensive, beginning with none other than his own father, Rafael Cruz.
Rafael Cruz, Larry Huch & 7 Mountains Theology (Dominionism.Kingdom Now)
First, a brief explanation of what Dominionism/Kingdom Now theology even is. It is a very theologically diverse movement. It is not a denomination. It started from the weirdo confines of the New Apostolic Reformation, where self-proclaimed “Apostles” and “Prophets” declared a latter rain revival/revolution. However, there are Baptist “Dominionists,” there are Roman Catholic “Dominionists,” there are leftist “Dominionists,” and people who are greatly influenced by their teachings but differ in some ways, or perhaps are not as extreme in their Charismatic “spiritual gifts” and “health and wealth” Gospel as other Dominionists are. In general, Dominionists believe that a great end times army of super Christians will take Dominion over the Earth and bring about the Kingdom of Christ, no longer a Kingdom “not of this world,” as the Gospel teaches, but one which begins here on Earth and must precede the coming of Christ in order for Him to arrive. Total physical unity of “Christians” is necessary, which is why a large number of Dominionists are also heavily involved in the ecumenical movement. Some of these people are more covert in their beliefs than others, but generally they all work together for the same goals.
As time has passed, this very diverse Dominionist movement has become increasingly mainstream among Evangelical or conservative circles (I highly recommend you read that link in its entirety), so much so that many people probably don’t even notice when 7 Mountains theology gets slipped in or the weirdos of the New Apostolic Reformation trot on out. The problem is so bad, in fact, that I call the unnoticed infiltration of Dominionists into GOP/Conservative politics the “dirty little secret” of our movement, and one which should be recognized and dealt with. These “Dominionists” have managed to get into prayer meetings or religious events all over, meeting with members of the GOP and pretending to represent mainstream Christendom, including with candidates like Newt Gingrich, Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Rick Perry, Huckabee, Trump (in one meeting with the odious Copeland, among others) and on and on and on, who have all received hands on prayer by Dominionists and other errant pastors. However, no other candidate in this election has the ties Cruz has with the Dominionist movement.
Sometime in 2012 the Cruz campaign was apparently soliciting the endorsement of the megachurch Dominionist pastor, Larry Huch. Besides being a Dominionist, Huch is the kind of guy who sells CD Collections explaining how Christ’s blood won back our “willpower… prosperity… health… Dominion over the things we touch…[and] Dominion over the places we walk.” In other words, this is typical prosperity gospel and Dominionist materialism.
Huch remarked, during a sermon he was preaching along side Rafael Cruz, that he had received a phone call from the Cruz campaign to meet with them to see if he would be willing to “get behind” Cruz’s run. Evidently the meeting bore fruit for the Cruz campaign, as it not only won an endorsement from Huch, but Rafael Cruz also came and preached at his church.
As you will see in this link, (in the link I provided just before this one, there is a transcript of this same event. I provided this second link because the commentary surrounding the video is useful) Rafael Cruz taught the congregants about how God has anointed two types of Christians: Kings and Priests. It is the job of the Kings to take control over the “market place” in order to bring the wealth back to the priests. According to Rafael, the “wealth of the wicked” belongs to the church, and God has anointed the “Kings” of the Christian church to go forth and initiate the great transfer of wealth from the “wicked” to the “righteous” as part of the end-times establishment of the kingdom. (Notice how heavily materialistic all of this is.)
Keep in mind, this wasn’t Rafael Cruz just showing up at random at some church. Rafael is here operating as part of the Cruz campaign, selling to the congregation that Cruz believes the same things they do.
The Shady Background of Rafael Cruz
It is worth noting at this point just how shady Cruz’s father is. Virtually every part of his biography has been disputed based on the facts.
For example, the True the Vote Summit website listed Rafael Cruz as “Director of Purifying Fire Ministries, ministering in the U.S., Mexico and Central America. He is also a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services.” This is a common bio you will find provided on many websites or speaking events Rafael has attended, though sometimes differing in details, such as in spelling or names. Sometimes he is a “pastor” of a Dallas church, other times that is not mentioned.
There was no Purifying Fire Ministries that he was “director” of. It does not exist anywhere. There is no location for it anywhere. There are no remnants of a website somewhere. There is the Purifying Fire Ministries that was operated by Suzanne Hinn (the ex-wife of Charismaniac Benny Hinn), but the Cruz campaign has denied any connection with them, claiming that he “only used the name” for a little while before dropping it. Keep in mind, this “dropping” would have to have been pretty recent, because Rafael Cruz was being identified as “Director” of Purifying Fire Ministries as recently as January of this year.
Bizarrely, the Suzanne Hinn affiliated website was actually identified as belonging to Rafael Cruz in this speech he gave, despite the denials of any connection with the Purifying Fires franchise. That same website actually came down sometime after February of 2015, possibly in May (I see dates listed in May on the wayback machine, but cannot view them), and you can only view the about page mentioning Suzanne Hinn via the way back machine.
Of course, Rafael Cruz has no church in Dallas either. He is a “one-man” pastor, which the campaign admits.
We find similar problems when we examine his “Presidency” at Kingdom Translation Services. It is a real business, it seems, where he is listed as both Director and President, (I’d have gone with Supreme Chancellor and Senate) and, in the past 3 years since it was founded, has only put out an audio bible of Rafael Cruz reading the Bible in Spanish. The address associated with this business takes you to a residential address— which all leads me to believe that Rafael Cruz is the Director and President of a business with probably just one employee, himself, a sort of Trinity at least. The writer of this blog claims that it is indeed a one-man show, but I wasn’t able to verify that independently, only deduce it.
Moving on: Rafael Cruz’s claim of being a Professor of Bible theology. Well…(from the same link as above):
“He’s also claimed to be President of Kingdom Translation Services (another one-man gig that he started a year ago), and a “professor of Bible and Theology”, first at Advance Institute, then Advanced Bible Institute, neither of which can be found… anywhere…”
All of this is just the tip of the iceberg. Cruz’s immigration story (he might either have broken immigration law or embellished his story), his life in Cuba, his “fire bombing” for Castro, of having witnessed certain revolutionaries die (when they were on the other side of Cuba), and so many other details, are all contradicted.
See here and here for examples.
Glenn Beck & the Dominionist Axis-Power
Ted Cruz’s ties with Dominionism do not end with his dad or this pastor. Cruz is also supported by David Barton who leads Cruz’s Keep the Promise SuperPac. Barton is also a Lecturer for Beck’s “online university,” is the Chairman of Beck’s Mercury One charity, and his work is featured heavily by Beck’s program. It is also reported that Beck has raised millions for Keep the Promise via Barton. Like Ted Cruz himself, Barton is heavily promoted by Glenn Beck, though Beck performs virtually no vetting of this man whatsoever.
As an example, Barton’s historical work tracking the Christian roots of the nation are apparently plagued by exaggeration and poor scholarship. I didn’t have time to do a full scale study on the issue of the accuracy of Barton’s historical claims, but there are enough examples of misquotes available that makes you doubt Glenn Beck’s assertion that Barton is the “Library of Congress in shoes.” Ted Cruz has said something similar, describing Barton as a “good friend” and a fantastic scholar.
The blogger at Fanatic for Jesus blogspot describes Barton, as of 2011, as tending “to keep his ties to the Dominionists under wraps, and no one has heard him explicitly advocate Seven Mountains Dominionism … until yesterday on his radio program (4/4/11).” The blogger then goes on to quote him thusly:
“Barton: That’s right. Christians got to get involved. And there’s a Scripture they used that came out of Isiah 2:2 and it says “Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains,” so this is now called the Seven Mountain Prophecy, there’s a book out by that name. It says the Lord’s house is going to be established on top of the mountains and these are the seven mountains. If you’re going to establish God’s kingdom, you’ve got to have these seven mountains and again that’s family, religion, education, media, entertainment, business and government. Now that’s what we believed all along is you got to get involved in this stuff. Jesus said “you occupy ’til I come.” We don’t care when he comes, that’s up to him. What we’re supposed to do is take the culture in the meantime and you got to get involved in these seven areas.”
This is a pretty clear declaration of Dominionist teaching. The book he mentions is by Johnny Enlow, a Dominionist author who has called for “superimposing” a “virtual theocracy” onto the United States government. Interestingly, Enlow describes himself as a “social reformer,” a red flag for a social just warrior, and on his website he rails against Donald Trump’s appeal to “White man’s pride.” Here’s a larger quote:
“I believe we are witnessing a phenomenon in the present political landscape, as Donald Trump is directly appealing, to what I sense God is presently judging in America- white male pride… what I sense from the Lord is that He is actually confronting and judging our white male pride (WMP). This is a kind of pride that blinds you from realizing that it is God Himself that has drawn a line in the sand and determined to bring a necessary correction. You can be a white female and also be affected by this pride, but I believe it’s primarily something that a significant portion of white males deal with… Donald Trump has stirred and blown a trumpet that is awakening WMP on a mass scale. His political platform has been horribly divisive and polarizing…”
As I said, Dominionism is a strange world where many different people with different visions of what a Christian nation should look like can all meet together under one tent.
Even Glenn Beck is not an unwelcome member of the Dominionist movement. David Barton defends Glenn Beck’s Mormon faith (the LDS is polytheistic and pelagian in nature, thoroughly heretical) as being Christian, though this probably also has something to do with Dominionism’s Ecumenical efforts.
Barton’s ties with other Dominionists are also quite extensive, including with Kenneth Copeland, who, besides his Dominionism, pushes New Age/Eastern mysticism. He also says things likethis:
“You’re all God. You don’t have a God living in you; you are one! … When I read in the Bible where God tells Moses, ‘I AM,’ I say, ‘Yah, I am too!'” (“The Force of Love,” Tape BBC-56).
This same Kenneth Copeland managed to land a 3 hour meeting with the Pope due to the sheer level of his popularity, which, perhaps, is less a condemnation of the Pope not vetting him, but more a problem with the American Evangelical movement that really does give more honor to guys like Copeland than is deserved.
Rafael Cruz has also echoed concepts repeated by David Barton, such as the concept of a “black robe regiment” of Christian pastors.
Moving on: Glenn Beck himself, not surprisingly, also brings up the “7 Mountains” of society, mouthing the same talking points that first originated with hardcore Dominionists years ago.
In case you think that maybe Glenn Beck doesn’t know the full implications of what he’s saying, Chuck Pierce, a radical Dominionist and self-proclaimed prophet of the crazy New Apostolic Reformation, gave Glenn Beck a holy “mantle of the future”. To help you understand that, think of the Roman Catholic concept of Apostolic succession, then insert lunacy, mix it up, and drink till you pass out. The New Apostolic Reformation believes they are the restored Apostles and Prophets of God, basically like the return of saint Paul or saint John, and they have all the authority implied therein, though they use it mostly to rake in donations from the faithful.
The blogger at Spirit of Error noted that the timing of Chuck Pierce’s granting of the prophetic mantle to Mormon Glenn Beck was interesting. He writes:
“With the presidential election around the corner, the timing of Pierce’s mantle-giving is no coincidence. Beck didn’t just happen to stop by Pierce’s church last Sunday morning. Pierce didn’t just happen to present Beck with a mantle–out of courtesy for his high-profile visitor. This event was orchestrated. Think about it. Pierce gives a mantle to Beck–and, as a result, people in the NAR movement will now listen to Beck when he speaks in support of a presidential candidate. Who will he speak in support of? He’s thrown his support to Ted Cruz, who, just yesterday, announced that he’ll run for the Republican Party nomination for 2016.
Ted Cruz’s ties with Glenn Beck should be well known to all at this point, but is worth summarizing with a few bits of new information. Cruz, of course, joined up with Beck to hand out Teddy bears to illegal alien children awhile back. He is a frequent topic on Beck’s programs and appears often. He has praised both Barton and Beck as good friends and patriots. Through David Barton, Beck also is involved with Ted Cruz’s superPAC Keep the Promise, and Beck’s support for Cruz is blatant. Beck in November declared he is currently working on a documentary about Ted Cruz (I do not know if he’s finished it and has already aired it on his irrelevant internet TV show), and has declared that Ted Cruz has been “supernaturally” raised to lead the country. (Cruz has been implying the same thing over the past month, which makes me wonder whether this is a combined effort to create a “Savior” narrative.)
Cruz’s Church
Currently, Cruz attends Houston’s First Baptist Church. The senior pastor is Gregg Matte. He was one of the pastors associated with Rick Perry’s controversial prayer meeting with prominent “Evangelical” leaders. Here is Martha West explaining the problem:
“In my article series “The Religious Right uniting with Religious Renegades” I expressed alarm over some or our Christian leader’s decision to attend Gov. Rick Perry’s The Response: A call to prayer. Many evangelicals were distressed that respected leaders would be standing shoulder to shoulder with folks who are associated with fringe groups such as the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the International House of Prayer (IHOP) and the Word of Faith (WoF). These groups hold many of the same unbiblical beliefs such as “positive confession.”
Evidently these warnings went unheeded, and Gregg Matte was among those standing side by side the weirdest weirdos of the Dominionist movement. Gregg Matte has also had David Barton as a guest speaker at his church, as seen here. Beyond this, Barton’s sermons that I have seen were bland enough that I didn’t notice any problems, except, perhaps, for a hint that he believes God speaks to men audibly, but not clear enough for me to be sure. There was no other information on him. I suspect it’s because he just isn’t that famous.
Beth Moore, on the other hand, is a different matter. She has taught at Houston’s First Baptist Church for more than two decades, producing Bible studies and giving sermons. She believes that God speaks audibly to her, in “full sentences,” and that, while writing her book, she had supernatural experiences accompanying it. She has also taught “contemplative prayer” and is close to the Osteen family. Besides this, she is also tied to Dominionists like Joyce Meyer, with whom she has done work promoting Ecumenicalism. According to Beth, she has had supernatural visions where Roman Catholics are also members of the body of Christ (controversial for the average Baptist, but a regular theme with most Dominionists).
Joyce Meyer, as mentioned, is a Dominionist, and also gives to her congregations pretty little gems like this:
“The Lord recently showed me that we can bless or curse the financial seed we sow. We can speak positively about our financial future, or we can say things like, ‘I can’t afford it’ . .. ‘Every time I turn around something happens to take my money’. . . . We should water our giving with the water of His word and expect an abundant harvest. Sow your seed and speak prosperity scriptures over your finances” (Joyce Meyer, “Your Mouth is a Weapon,” Life in the Word March 1997, p. 4.)
And as an explanation of why this sort of doctrine is so popular:
“While Meyer’s previous salary is unknown, a recent series of investigative articles in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch revealed Meyer’s ministry purchased for Joyce and Dave a $2 million home, a $10 million private jet, and houses worth another $2 million for the couple’s children, who also work for the ministry. The articles also outlined Meyer’s recent personal purchases, including a $500,000 vacation home. Meyer, 60, lives in Fenton, Missouri, near St. Louis.” (1/1/2004, http://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2004/januaryweb-only/1-19-13.0.html)
Is it any wonder why con men are so drawn to the “Christian” Evangelical/Charismatic scene? It is insanely profitable, provided you have the right message. That is probably part of the reason for Beck’s downward spiral into Dominionist theology– it’s to get at the money while his original audience shrinks into nothingness. At the same time, however, Beck really does seem to think he has some kind of Messianic mission. You see this in the way he talks and how he seems to be having “prophetic” inspiration when he declares Cruz to be supernaturally-sent. The fact he’s working on a documentary for Ted Cruz was also quite a bizarre revelation for me. There’s not exactly that much to talk about.
Returning to Moore, the blogger at “The King’s Dale” did an extensive study on her (he read all three of her books), concluding, among other things, that she preaches a “false Gospel of pragmatism, self-improvement and prosperity.” Or, in other words, the usual “believe it and claim it” materialistic pablum that is omnipresent among these people. Beth Moore has also preached sermons with common New Apostolic Reformation themes, such as this one at James Robison’s church. Robison himself is a hyper-Charismatic who has featured Dominionists like John Wimber, and has done ecumenical work. Also note this from the same link:
“In the November/December 1986 issue of Day of Restoration, James Robison wrote that the miracle of Christmas is “that Christ is formed in you;” that “our actual purpose in this world: receiving and expressing the fullness of the life of Jesus.” He goes on to say that “God wants us to see Jesus as merely the big brother in a huge family of brothers and sisters like Him.” Further, he states that II Corinthians 5:17 means that we “have the divine nature, the eternal life of God.” Still Christ must be “formed in you.” He goes on to say that Jesus was a pattern; that “Jesus Himself pioneered the process He is putting us through.” He claims that “God reveals that Christ had to be formed even in Jesus. … That same Jesus also will be formed in you — in anyone who will receive the light of this truth.”
For those of you familiar with Mormon doctrine, you’ll notice that a lot of Dominionist thinking has a strong Mormonic flavor. The LDS believes that men are gods in seed form. If they perform all the duties of a Mormon, they will graduate to full fledged Godhood in the Celestial Kingdom. It makes sense then why a lot of Dominionists, such as those in the NAR, are willing to declare him to be a prophet. Though, they probably like the prospect of money, publicity and power as well.
So there you have it folks. Here are Ted Cruz’s ugly ties with cult-like religion, as well as Beck’s descent into Dominionist madness. I could keep going, and there is much more research to be done. However, this is as much as you’ll get for now.

Why is David Barton 100% Wrong To Tell Glenn Beck The Third Great Awakening Has Begun?

The following is an excerpt from Brannon’s new book: The Coming Religious Reich: Exposing the Sinister Influences Sweeping The World Toward A Satanic Global Empire. Click here to order your copy now: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/products/books/coming-religious-reich

I had predicted in 2010 (specifically on my September 14, 2010 radio program) that it would not be long before the worldview of the NAR and New Age, Mormon Glenn Beck merged, but how did I know this? Simply because most false teachings eventually merge. Since this has happened time and time again, I can say confidently that over the coming years you will see a syncretism you never thought possible as the religious Reich develops.

Since 2010 we have seen Glenn Beck and proponents of the New Apostolic Reformation together. To mark the five year anniversary of his 8/28/2010 rally in D.C, for instance, Glenn Beck held an 8/28 rally in Birmingham, Alabama in 2015 called Restoring Unity. This time the event was actually co-sponsored with NAR proponent Jim Lowe. Lowe’s website states that he is the pastor of The Guiding Light Church in Birmingham, but what jumped out at me in his bio was the following:

“On May 6, 2003, James L. Lowe Jr. was ordained as a bishop by the International Communion of Charismatic Churches and Bishop Earl Paulk in the Cathedral at Chapel Hills—Decatur, Georgia.”

As soon as I saw that Lowe had been ordained by Earl Paulk, it made sense why Mormon Glenn Beck and Lowe were working together. The late Paulk was one of the most radical of the Word of Faith/New Apostolic Reformation leaders. I wrote about Paulk in Religious Trojan Horse and  warned that it was only a matter of time before Mormons, the Word of Faith, and NAR got together in their joint love of another Jesus, a different gospel, and their radical dominion theology. Paulk promoted the Manifested Sons of God theology, also called Omega Children, Joel’s Army, and Overcoming Bride.

Jewel Grewe, wife of an Assemblies of God pastor, has been researching the Manifested Sons of God theology since the early 1980s. She and her husband, like many within the AOG, became concerned when this heresy began to surface in more and more churches. In 1991, Jewel released a report (even more relevant today than when it was released) entitled “Joel’s Army” in which she correctly identifies four problems with the Manifested Sons of God heresy:

“The claim to perfection through progressive revelations beyond Scriptures;

The written Word of God is held in low esteem and experiential knowledge very high;

The Word of God is perceived as a symbolic book;

The claim that the “god-man” dwells in every member and is waiting to be discovered and manifest by the believers.”

Paulk, who died in 2009 after being the pastor of a large Pentecostal church in Georgia, held this view on the Manifested Sons of God:

“Jesus Christ has now done all He can do, and He waits at the right hand of His Father, until you and I as sons of God, become manifest and make this world His footstool. He is waiting for us to say ‘Jesus, we have made the kingdoms of this world the Kingdom of our God, and we are ruling and reigning in Your world. Even so, come Lord Jesus.'”

It is a humanistic blasphemy to believe God is waiting in heaven, helpless until man reclaims the world and the culture, takes dominion like some Christian Taliban, and then hands it all over to God so He can send Jesus back to earth to accept the kingdom we have built for Him. The proponents of the Manifested Sons of God point to Romans 8:19 as justification for their heresy: “For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” Like so many of their beliefs, this is based on a misinterpretation of Scripture through spiritual allegorizing. The Romans 8:18-23 passage is talking about believers returning with Jesus Christ at the Second Coming in their resurrected bodies. At that time, Christ restores creation as it was before the fall and sets up His millennial kingdom. The Romans passage cannot be correctly interpreted to produce the belief that Christians on earth become the sinless sons of God who raise the dead and establish God’s kingdom on earth.

The quest for global dominion and cultural renewal is why NAR proponents are interested in ecumenicalism. Paulk describes his ecumenical strategy this way:

“What would a meeting be like which brought together liberal evangelicals, such as we are, conservative theologians, represented by Holiness groups and Southern Baptists, and Catholics. Seventh-Day Adventists, and members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints? Many of these groups have become so different that we almost regard them as enemies, rather than as brothers and sisters in the faith. How can we step over these walls that have been built so high?”

To justify such unbiblical ecumenicalism, Paulk, and others like him, take the Apostle Paul out of context. Paulk writes:

“It is my honest opinion that the Kingdom of God cannot come to pass until “we all come in the unity of the faith.” He specifically does not say anything about doctrine, because he is not concerned about doctrinal points. As long as the world of religion continues to act as it is acting now, there will never be a Kingdom of God in reality. For so long as we have said, “Why don’t the Seventh-Day Adventists change? Why don’t the Mormons change?” Perhaps we should be the ones to change.”

Paulk clearly does not recognize any doctrinal distinction between Mormons, Catholics, Seventh-Day Adventists, and others, and what he hoped for is happening now. My friend and excellent Bible teacher Tommy Ice exposes the problems with Paulk’s thinking:

“We have searched the Bible in vain for the passage which Paulk has in mind where Paul lays down the unity of the faith as a condition for the coming in of the Kingdom. He seems to have in mind Ephesians 4:13. But the Kingdom of God is not even found in this context…How can Paulk say that Paul is not talking about doctrine. The phrase “the faith” is a synonym for doctrine or teaching. Paul is using it in the objective sense—the content of what we believe. Paul contrasts the faith in verse 13, with “every wind of doctrine” in verse 14. So it does have something to do with doctrine. The unity to be achieved is a unity of the faith. This is supposed to protect the Church from being tossed around by false doctrine (v. 14), like Mormonism. Apparently Paulk has not attained to a unity of the faith, or he would not be interested in merging with Mormons.”

This brings us to the August 31st, 2015 headline on Glenn Beck’s website that read: “David Barton tells Glenn he thinks the Third Great Awakening has now begun.”

Glenn on his radio program explained that he had David Barton were having a conversation on the plan on the way back from the rally in Birmingham with James L. Lowe Jr. and David Barton announced to Glenn that the third great awakening was under way. Here is how Glenn explained this conversation:

“I think this is — I think we’re at the beginning. I flew back with David Barton yesterday. And David said, just matter-of-factly, he said, we’re in the awakening. And I said, I leaned up and I said, hold on. What did you just say. And he said, we’re in the awakening. And I said, the third great awakening? And he said, oh, yeah. I truly believe it’s happening now. That’s great that’s great. He’s the one that told me about the great awakening. He’s like, we need the great awakening to happen. And we had people of all different faiths walking together.”

Glenn continued:

“So we had people from all different faiths. One of the leaders from the Southern Baptist Convention was there. Leaders from all different churches were there. Pastors, priests. All marching together.”

David Barton could not be more wrong! You cannot have a Biblical revival or Biblical, spiritual awakening when people like Barton and Beck are proclaiming false theology and uniting in unbiblical, spiritual enterprises that God’s Word declares will bring the opposite of God’s blessing as described in 2 Corinthians 6:14-17.

It appears as though Paulk got his wish as we now see so-called evangelicals, Mormons, Catholics, and numerous false religions uniting. Despite what David Barton might think, what took place in Alabama at Mormon Glenn Beck’s events are not signs of a Biblical awakening but further evidence that God has given over America as described in Romans 1.

The late Vance Havner warned about proclamations from people like David Barton and Glenn Beck when he warned:

“I am more afraid of false revival than of no revival—a false revival with a false gospel, false evangelists, false converts, false joy. It will seem so genuine that it would deceive, if possible, the very elect. Many church leaders will endorse it. Other good people will be afraid to oppose it for fear that they might be fighting against God.”

Most of this article was was an excerpt from Brannon’s new book: The Coming Religious Reich: Exposing the Sinister Influences Sweeping The World Toward A Satanic Global Empire. Click here to order your copy now: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/products/books/coming-religious-reich


By Marsha West

May 31, 2015

John Burton has written a piece entitled “Ancient and Emerging: 5 Major Changes Coming to the Church.” Before you get all excited, or maybe even concerned over those changes, you should know a bit more about Burton. As it turns out he’s a “prophet in the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement. According to his blog, John Burton, he “has been developing and leading ministries for over 20 years and is a sought out teacher, prophetic messenger and revivalist. Burton has authored ten books, has appeared on Christian television and radio and directed one of the primary internships at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) in Kansas City.”

That Burton was associated with IHOP-KC could only mean that he has served under IHOP’s Pied Piper Mike Bickle. I spent quite a bit of time researching Bickle for a piece I wrote and discovered his strong ties to the NAR or what some refer to as Dominionism. Also identified was his involvement with the Kansas City Prophets (KCP). According to Pastor Ken Silva, the KCP:

brought grandiose claims that a ‘new breed’ of super prophets were beginning to arrive on planet earth who would change the world forever. These so-called prophets were a group of men that coalesced around a church known as the Kansas City Fellowship, pastored by Mike Bickle, that attracted a following of other likeminded churches in that region. (More on the KCP here)

It gets worse. Mike Bickle believes that God speaks to him in an audible voice. But here’s the kicker. He has visited heaven – twice. On one visit he told false teacher Bob Jones:

I stood in this room and it had…clouds, it was a room only maybe 20 by 20 or 30. It was a little room. It had clouds in the bottom, on the top and the walls…I stood there, I was at the Lord’s left hand, and I stood there, this was not a dream, this was as real as life here…I know it wasn’t a dream or a vision… (There’s more to the story here)

I included Bickle’s background and a snippet of the tall tale he spun on his alleged visit to heaven to highlight the fact that he’s a wolf in sheep’s clothing.

So here’s my question: why is John Burton proud of his association with a false prophet who’s the main man at IHOP-KC? IHOP –KC is viewed by many mainstream scholars as a cult because it is a “false, unorthodox, extremist” sect of Christianity (dictionary.com).

On his blog Burton calls himself a “prophetic messenger and revivalist.” Revival? What revival? There’s no sign of any sort of “revival” in America or any place else (except an occult revival), so the “revival” the so-called prophet refers to is……where?

Before I get to the 5 major changes “Prophet” John B predicts, those of you who are unfamiliar with the nuts and bolts of the NAR should know what we’re dealing with. Over the years it has had many handles such as Kingdom Now; Latter Rain; Joel’s Army; Manifest Sons of God – they keep changing the name as if this will allow them to keep their heretical teachings hidden.

What is the goal of the NAR loons leaders? To transform society into the kingdom of God on earth.

How do they hope to accomplish this lofty goal? By taking control of various aspects of society. (Here’s the plan)

Apologetics Index describes it as a:

dominionist movement which asserts that God is restoring the lost offices of church governance, namely the offices of Prophet and Apostle.

Leading figures in this seemingly loosely organized movement claim that these prophets and apostles alone have the power and authority to execute God’s plans and purposes on earth. They believe they are laying the foundation for a global church, governed by them.

They place a greater emphasis on dreams, visions and extra-biblical revelation than they do on the Bible, claiming that their revealed teachings and reported experiences (e.g. trips to heaven, face-to-face conversations with Jesus, visits by angels) can not be proven by the ‘old’ Scripture. (emphasis added )

So, keeping John Burton’s background in mind—especially the part about his affiliation with IHOP-KC– here’s what this so-called prophetic messenger revealed about the future:

I call this the ancient and emerging church. Ancient because it’s rooted in scripture; emerging because the biblical structure has been largely forsaken. What will this ancient and emerging church look like? Here’s just a small peek into a grand shift in the structure of the church:

1. Services will become more like prayer meetings. One of the greatest indictments on the church today is that prayer is not the driving force. Today, people tend to choose churches based on the appeal of the teaching and the worship instead of the fervency of prayer. If the church was a house of teaching, or a house of worship, that would make sense, but it’s not. The church is a house of prayer for all nations. Every person in the church will function as a burning intercessor and the services will be marked by this unified groan of fiery prayer.

2. Personal need will give way to personal mission. Today, churches are often more like organic, socially driven hospitals. People tend to use the church as a way to meet their personal needs instead of serving it as a minister of God. This is going to change. Of course, there will still be personal ministry and true needs will be addressed.

However, instead of the church functioning as a hospital, it will once again function as a mission-driven military. The mission will take precedence. The saints will be equipped for service, not for personal survival. In this ancient and emerging model, their will be MASH units that will take very good care of the wounded with the primary purpose of getting the soldier back into battle. Apostles will again lead with governmental authority and pastors will be seen as the main leader less and less as they focus more on shepherding and less on primary leadership.

3. Teaching will be minimized while instruction is emphasized. Teaching is mostly for personal edification while instruction is mostly for corporate assignments. Today, most churches focus on teaching principles of scripture, providing truths that will help Believers navigate through their lives and giving nuggets of biblical info. While there will still be important Bible teaching, apostolic instruction will emerge as a necessary new ministry.

There is enough Bible teaching online, on CDs, in books and on video to turn every one of us into personal spiritual giants. We need to take it upon ourselves to grow. What is lacking, however, is apostolic leaders, military commanders who give instruction and assignments to a ready army. Teaching is personal growth-based while instruction is a call to corporate action for the sake of mission fulfillment.

An example of apostolic instruction is this: The apostolic leader gives a corporate assignment for everybody in the church to fast for a week and then show up together to prayer walk through the city streets. It’s a corporate call to action versus biblical study. It’s mission focused versus personal growth focused. Personal growth will be largely our responsibility between services so we can be ready to respond to the corporate instruction where we will receive our assignments.

4. We will gather together most days of the week. The 24/7 church will again emerge as the church drives culture instead of reacting to culture. Cares of life will lose their power as we simplify our lives and put corporate prayer and mission ahead of most everything else.

This may be the most challenging change for Christians. Today, Sundays are the days to set aside for corporate worship while we give precedence to our ‘normal lives.’ In The Coming Church, the very reason we live will be to pray on fire together every day, receive apostolic assignments and then move out into our lives as kingdom ambassadors. It wouldn’t be surprising if a tithe of our time is what became the standard. Two to three hours a day, whether it’s in the morning, afternoon or evening, or even in the late night hours, will be given by every believer to praying on site together with others, ministering and giving ourselves to intercession-fueled kingdom ministry. Of course, much of what we have been giving ourselves to will have to be eliminated so we have the time necessary to devote.

5. Worship will be supernaturally driven. There is a new sound coming to worship, and it’s not simply a new style. There is a supernatural, otherworldly groan of intercessory worship that will explode out of the entire body as a new breed of trembling worship leaders lead the way into the shock and awe of the glory of God. We will no longer simply sit in a pew or stand with a raised hand while a familiar worship song is sung.

The prophetic, groaning sounds of Holy Spirit facilitated worship will make it normal to shake and fall to our faces as we cry Holy! The natural, logical sing-a-longs will be no more. We will have a hard time standing as God’s Shekinah and Kabod glory resides in his church. Worship teams will practice less and pray in the Spirit with tears in their eyes more.

Of course, this is an extremely limited glance into the many, many changes that are coming. I wanted to share this to provoke you to preparation. There is much that you and I enjoy in the church, or that is comfortable to us, that we will have to let go. Again, the coming church will be troubling and shocking, but it will result in the power and life that we have been crying out for.

God is about to answer that cry.

This is…..nauseating. My head is spinning. Seems the Church is in for some BIG changes, at least according to “Prophet” John B. Notice that the changes he purports would empower a few and turn the rest of us into mere puppets. Sound familiar? The message he’s sending is that we mustn’t hold to God’s sacred Word as our final authority. No. We must abide in what those who are supposedly hearing from God tell us. I mean, really? Coming from someone with his decidedly unbiblical theology it’s pretty easy to figure out where this rubbish came from.

Hint: The Evil One

We are not to fear evil, brethren. We are not to back away from it. We are not to cower in the corner. We are commanded to:

Be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace. In all circumstances take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming darts of the evil one; and take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God, praying at all times in the Spirit, with all prayer and supplication. To that end keep alert with all perseverance, making supplication for all the saints, and also for me, that words may be given to me in opening my mouth boldly to proclaim the mystery of the gospel… Ephesians 6:10-19 (emphasis added)

I’ll close with this admonition: Stand against the schemes of the devil!


1. Dominionism and the Rise of Western Imperialism by Sarah Leslie
2. Dominionist are on the move…and they mean business by Marsha West

Research Sites:

1 – Herescope
2 – Deception in the Church
3 – Apologetics Index

© 2015 Marsha West – All Rights Reserved

Enemies on the Left, False Friends on the Right – Part 20

“Conspiracy theorizing about the Christian Right’s supposedly “secret” agenda involves highlighting the hate-mongering and bizarre ideas of a handful of Christian Right players while neglecting the broad popularity of dominion theology.” — Sara Diamond, “Dominion Theology: The Truth About the Christian Right’s Bid for Power”

Gary Kilgore North, PhD

Dr. Gary North

Does the name Gary North ring a bell with anyone? For decades North has made a living predicting modern society will end in panic and ruin. In 1980, he forecast rationing of housing and a nuclear war with the Soviet Union. He warned his followers to buy “gold, silver, grain, a safe place outside the major cities.” Then AIDS became the threat, “In North’s 1987 essay, The Plague Has Come at Last, he predicted millions of deaths by AIDS, and stated, “In 1992, we will run out of available hospital beds…. The world will eventually panic.”

He was also the apocalyptic herald of the destruction which would result from Y2K with the computer changeover to the year 2000. Here is an archived page from his website on January 25, 1999, expounding on the tragedies which would result from the crash of our entire system. He was nicknamed “Scary Gary” in tech circles due to his fear-mongering. In a 1997 email, North made this statement, “Of course I want to see Y2K bring down the system. I have hoped for this all of my adult life.”

Gary North was selling fear, and he made a lot of money doing just that. [Link] He wants a crash of our system. Why? Because out of this wreckage, North and many other Christian Reconstructionist men hope to build a harsh biblical order where sinners, such as adulterers and homosexuals, disobedient children, etc., can be severely punished, even executed, preferably by stoning.

Gary Kilgore North, (born February 1942) is a Christian
Dominionist/Reconstructionist (D/R) theorist and economic historian, and a charter member of the secretive Council for National Policy (CNP). He is also a libertarian theocrat. North has authored or coauthored over fifty books on topics including Christian theology, economics, and history. He is an Associated Scholar of the libertarian Ludwig von Mises Institute (the U.S. center for Austrian economics), recipient of its 2004 Rothbard Medal (Murray Rothbard was one of the founders), and contributor of hundreds of articles for LewRockwell.com, the newsletter of the Institute’s founder and chairman.

North is the son-in-law of the late Rousas John Rushdoony (also a charter member of the Council for National Policy). R.J. Rushdoony was the founder of Christian Reconstructionism. The most prominent example of Dominion Theology and Theonomy is the Christian Reconstructionist movement. Theonomy is from theos (god) and nomos (law) and is the idea, espoused by Christian Reconstructionists, that Mosaic law should be observed by modern societies, that we are to live under the Old Testament laws. Some components of (D/R) are very similar to Islam. They want a theocracy, and a theonomy which includes stoning sinners in the streets.

Rousas John Rushdoony

rushRousas John Rushdoony

Born in 1916 and heavily influenced by the writings of Reconstructionist, Cornelius Van Til, Rushdoony founded the Chalcedon Foundation in California in 1965. His 1973 book, The Institutes of Biblical Law, remains the handbook of Christian Reconstructionism, laying out all its principles and goals.

A core of anti-Semitism exists in Rushdoony’s Reconstructionism. He has been accused of Holocaust Denial and racism. In The Institutes of Biblical Law, he uses the 1967 work Judaism and the Vatican by Léon de Poncins as a source for Paul Rassinier‘s figure of 1.2 million Jewish deaths during the Holocaust, and the claim that Paul Hilberg calculated the number at 896,292, and further asserts that very many of these died of epidemics. He calls the charge of 6 million Jewish deaths “false witness” against Germany. He never retracted this statement.

Just as his father-in-law did, North has endorsed Holocaust denial. When old issues of Reason Magazine were unearthed by journalist Mark Ames, he found that North had contributed a supportive article to an issue dedicated to denial of the Holocaust. This was the same year North was Ron Paul’s congressional aide. North’s article in Reason mocked the Holocaust as “the Establishment’s favorite horror story” and questioned “the supposed execution of 6 million Jews by Hitler.” North also painted other rabidly anti-Semitic Holocaust deniers in a positive light, praising the works of David Hoggan, author of “The Myth of the Six Million,” French neo-fascist Paul Rassinier, and American historian Harry Elmer Barnes, considered the godfather of American Holocaust denial literature. [Link] North states, “There is only one Bride; God is not a bigamist. He took no gentile wife under the Old Covenant, and He will not accept a pale imitation of Old Covenant Israel – modern Judaism – as His wife in the future.”

God doesn’t change, and the relationship between the Lord and the children of Israel is confirmed many times in scripture. In Jeremiah 3:14, we read the words, “Turn, O backsliding children, saith the Lord; for I am married unto you.”

And the prophet Isaiah, in a chapter about the wife of Jehovah, plainly states, “For thy Maker is thine HUSBAND; the LORD of hosts is his name; and thy Redeemer the Holy One of Israel” (Isaiah 54:5). The entire book of Hosea is about the Lord God and his Wife, Israel.

Having studied the Holocaust and anti-Semitism in the church for over 30 years, I fully believe there were far more than six million Jews, and six million Christians, Gypsies, and Homosexuals who were murdered by the Nazis.

Rushdoony was also an early advocate of home schooling, peppered with his religious doctrine. (North is now is the leader of Ron Paul’s home school curriculum.) Rushdooney was also a board member of the Rutherford Institute headed by John Whitehead (also a CNP member).

Originally an activist in libertarian and anti-communist groups, North came under the influence of R. J. Rushdoony and married his daughter. Beginning in 1963, Rushdoony helped North secure a series of jobs working for the Volker Fund and the Foundation for Economic Education. So by the time North went to work for Rushdoony’s Chalcedon Foundation in 1973, he was a bona fide veteran of the libertarian movement.

The two had a falling out over an obscure bit of doctrine and stopped speaking. North moved to Tyler, Texas, and founded the Institute for Christian Economics where he focuses on economic aspects of Christian Reconstructionism. He is the primary publisher of Reconstructionist material today.

Let’s take a look at the origins and tenets of Dr. North’s Reconstructionist doctrine.

Dominion Theology

The earliest expression of Dominionism is in the writings of Francis Schaeffer whose book, A Christian Manifesto, was long an important text for the whole Christian Right. Schaeffer argued that America was founded as a Christian Nation, that humanists had replaced God with their “concern with human progress,” and that Christians must reestablish control of all human institutions. They desire a theocracy, which is a country ruled by their form of religious leaders.

The Biblical, and most important, basis for their belief in Dominion Theology is Genesis 1:26, “And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth..” For most Christians, this simply means that humans have dominion over the natural world; for Dominionists, this means that Christians have, and must take, dominion over everything, including other people. Mix in Rushdoony’s Reconstructionism, and you have a blend that is quite different from orthodox Christianity.

Basic Beliefs of Christian Reconstructionism

Christian Reconstructionism is an explicitly hyper-Calvinist movement. Christian Reconstructionists look to 17th century Geneva under John Calvin for inspiration. In Geneva, he rejected Papal authority, and established a new scheme of civic and ecclesiastical governance. He is famous for his teachings and writings and infamous for his role in the execution of Michael Servetus. Reconstructionists accept that there should be separate spheres under governmental and church control, but that the government must submit to biblical precepts as defined and interpreted by the church (their doctrine, of course). There is little practical distinction between this and a Christian theocracy. So from the very beginning, according to Dominionism, God has commanded the creation of a totalitarian government.

Reconstructionists agree on the following principles

God’s sovereignty over all humanity and the world.
 A Christian theonomy (the idea, espoused by Reconstructionists, that all 613 Mosaic laws should be observed by modern societies, eliminating only a few.)
 A Christian theocracy – Most evangelicals are pre-millennialists, believing that Christ will return before establishing a utopian 1,000 year reign of believers. However, Reconstructionists believe that this 1,000 year reign must come first, and only after this will Christ return. Jesus is literally waiting for Christians to establish a Christian theocracy. Christian Reconstructionism is thus more optimistic than evangelicalism and fundamentalism because it teaches that a perfect Christian society is possible.

Since 1963, when I was a Goldwater girl, I have watched society crumble, the culture decay, the total corruption of all political realms, and the failure of the churches to speak the truth and lead their congregations to the truth of the Bible, and to work to save our God given rights in this Republic. Highly unlikely we’re headed for a “perfect” Christian society.

For Reconstructionists, the Christian Church is the New Israel. Christians, not Jews, are God’s chosen people and are those whom God has a special covenant. If Christians keep the covenant, they will be rewarded. If they don’t, they will be punished, as will the whole nation. The basis of this belief is called “replacement theology” and leads to anti-Semitism. More on this in part 21.

Well-known Christian Reconstructionists include Jay Grimstead, Greg Bahnsen, David Chilton, Gary DeMar, D. James Kennedy, Kenneth L. Gentry, Jr., Rev. P. Andrew Sandlin, Randall Terry, George Grant, David Barton, Howard Phillips, Chuck Colson, Earl Paulk, Rick Joyner, Tommy Tenny, Fred Price, Francis Frangipane, Kenneth Hagin, C. Peter Wagner, Gen. Jerry Boykin, Don Wildmon, and many others who are/were leaders in the Christian right and/or members of the Council for National Policy. [Link]

Who Practices Dominionist /Reconstructionist Theology

D/R is prevalent in the Pentecostal community as “Kingdom Now,” “Dominion Theology,” and/or “Restoration Theology.” The Pentecostal charismatic churches are where some of the earliest strains of dominionism showed up, and dominionism is actually an integral part of the theology of some of these groups. However, this theology has wormed it’s way into the more mainstream churches as well. D. James Kennedy’s Presbyterian Church in Coral Ridge, Florida is a good example, but there are countless other mainstream denominations who have, knowingly or unknowingly, adopted all, or parts of D/R.

Restoration theology has been an integral part of the majority of ‘shepherding’ (discipling) fellowships and house churches, and is now a guiding force behind the heretical and apostate New Apostolic Reformation, the Transformations Movement (one world religion, all denominations together), the P.E.A.C.E. Plan and Purpose-Driven materials of Rick Warren, and the Word-Faith movement. However, there are problems with these doctrines which make them unorthodox theology. The fact of its popularity is no proof of its authenticity. The truth is not always popular, and truly biblical Christianity has always been a minority religion. (I marvel that ye are so soon removed from him that called you into the grace of Christ unto another gospel. Galatians 1:6)

Reconstructionism offers an appealing solution to all of society’s ills. They believe human laws cannot govern human institutions. Therefore, they must return dominion over human institutions to God. Submission to the moral principles of the Bible guarantees that everything will turn out well because God and the Bible are perfect. Unfortunately, D/R’s don’t take into account that man is not perfect, and this is why God gave us grace.

“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.” Ephesians 2:8-10

D/R denies repentance, mercy, and grace. Was not St. Paul a persecutor and blasphemer? Yet, he was changed by grace, by the knowledge of his Saviour. Had he lived in a D/R world he would have been stoned, just as he stoned those he called transgressors.

In the next article we’ll look at direct quotes from Gary North, an overview of replacement theology, and at North’s involvement since the 70s with Ron Paul, and his leadership in Ron Paul’s Home School Curriculum.

Unholy Hands on the Bible

When this interview took place, I was the producer for Henry Feinberg’s radio program.  It has been nearly 20 year, however, thanks to Chey Simonton, the transcript is available and still exposes the truth.

HENRY FEINBERG PROGRAM Friday, June 14, 1996


(Spelling of proper names in this transcript is phonetic and may be in error, ed.)

Transcript from audio tape by Chey Simonton

HF: My guest for the first hour of the show is Judy Pinalto. She resides in Scottsdale, Arizona with her husband, Bill, and two grown children, Cindy and Bill. Bill and Judy have for many years been active in biblically based resource ministries for home-educating families. They have also successfully instructed their children at home. Judy, welcome to the show.

JP: Thank you. It’s nice to be here today.

HF: We’re going to talk about an interesting subject today, Unholy Hands on the Bible. Judy, what is modernism?

JP: Modernism is the term that has been used for the very liberal swing in Christianity here in the twentieth century. What we will find as we go through this hour is that we can link this back to guests you have had before, I understand you have a very knowledgeable listenership on this issue of the Bible conspiracy. The modernists, I believe, are just another out-shoot of that Westcott and Hort group at the end of the 1800s who were looking to produce a new Bible, a new God, a new theology. I have a quote here to share with you in just a few minutes, whenever you want to get started.

HF: What are the New Evangelicals?

JP: The New Evangelicals were supposed to the middle-of-the-roaders. Probably the best descriptive word for them is “the compromisers” because what they attempted to do in the 1940s was to bridge the gap between traditional fundamentalist Christianity and liberal modernism. They were going to be the middle-of-the-roaders and try to find a way to bring the two back together. Of course, as we know from the scriptures, whenever someone attempts to compromise, the only thing that happens is that you start going down the chutes. The key theological doctrine they threw into the toilet in order to put the New Evangelical movement together was God’s doctrine on separation, that God’s people were not to be unequally yoked with the world. That is the key thing that really describes the New Evangey and that whole gang back in the 1800s and Annie Besant and her masonic ties, all this liberalism started working it’s way through these corrupt Bible versions which are based on corrupt manuscripts.

I know your listeners already know about these (corrupt Bible versions, ed) that are steeped in gnosticism. So, it should come as no surprise when at the turn of the century here in America, this stuff’s coming over here. In 1924 the mouthpiece for the modernists, before I explain the New Evangelicals, there was a magazine called CHRISTIAN CENTURY. In the January 2, 1924 issue said, and this is really a telling theme for this hour, “Christianity, according to fundamentalism, is one religion. Christianity according to modernism is another religion. Which is the true religion is the question that is to be settled in all probability by our generation for future generations. There is a clash here as profound and as grim as between Christianity and Confucianism. Amiable words cannot hide these differences. Blessed be the Tie may be sung until doomsday, but it cannot bind these worlds together.”

So, the God of the fundamentalist is one God and the God of the modernist is another. The Bible of fundamentalism is one Bible, the Bible of the modernism is another. The church, the kingdom, the consummation of all things…these are one thing to the fundamentalists and another thing to the modernists.

Now comes along Dr. Ockenga in the late 1940s. He tells in his own words who and what this new social gospel is going to entail. He tells us that it has six components.

First, there is the National Association of Evangelicals, the NAE as we know them today, which is going to provide the articulation for the movement.

Second, there is the World Evangelical Fellowship.

Third, there is the new apostolic literature stating this point of view which is now flowing from the presses of great publishers like MacMillan and Harpers.

Fourth, there is the existence of Fuller Theological Seminary. (They built their own seminary for this whole thing!)

Fifth, there is the establishment of the magazine, CHRISTIANITY TODAY.

Sixth, there is the appearance of an evangelist, and this is their mouthpiece, Billy Graham, who on the mass level is the spokesman on the convictions and the ideals of the New Evangelicalism.

HF: Okay, Judy, that’s quite a lot to digest.


HF: Our guest is Judy Pinalto and we’re talking about apostasy in the modern Christian church. Judy, you have named the main mouthpiece for the New Evangelicals as Billy Graham. Who have been the popularizers of New Evangelicalism?

JP: Oh, my goodness! There are so many of them that it would take a whole hour just to name them all so I’ll name just a couple to get us started today. The whole idea from my point of view is to get people thinking. I know your listeners are very familiar with many topics on the coming One World Global System. I also know that you’ve covered the government arm and the economic system that’s coming and I’m sure you’ve gotten into the religious system that is coming. This is really about the religious system that is coming. We’ve got this really radical position that is pushing away from has been biblical Christianity throughout the centuries coming into these Last Days of the church age. I believe that Westcott and Hort were really kicking off these Last Days with beginning to tamper with the Bible. So, there was this wide liberal modernism and now we’ve got this backlash, this so-called middle-of-the-road group that is going to try to somehow to bring peace and order through compromise.

Billy Graham starts off as their number one mouthpiece. Think of some of the people that he helped popularize, people like Robert Schuller. He admitted that on the 1000th anniversary of the Hour of Power, that back in 1969 he was the one who talked Robert Schuller into starting that program. Of course, he helped found CHRISTIANITY TODAY. The editor emeritus of that is Dr. Harold Linzell who wrote that book, THE BATTLE FOR THE BIBLE, with the foreword by the father of this movement, Dr. Ockenga. Everybody knows about the Billy Graham Crusades, but, not everybody understands that as the years went by and Dr. Graham found himself more and more having to be in this compromise position, that he started bringing Catholic counselors into the Crusades so that if a person came up who was of the Catholic faith, for example myself.

I am delivered out of the Catholic faith and I now profess a belief in Jesus Christ as my lord and savior. I would not be given over to a Bible believing counselor. There would be Catholic counselors right there to make sure that I stayed in the faith and I would be ushered over to them to make sure that Billy Graham was not proselytizing against the Catholic Church. So, these compromises began. Then Billy Graham was very instrumental (he gave $10,000.00) in starting up the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, which we’ll talk about a little bit later.

Now, you have got Harold Linzell with this really popular magazine, CHRISTIANITY TODAY, and we learn that Harold Linzell was on the New King James Version Committee. He also was a part of the International Council on Biblical Inerrancy. These people who are involved in the social gospel are all sitting on these Bible committees.

Who could forget Bill Bright who went to Fuller Theological Seminary, their instrument for bringing on this New Evangelicalism in the United States. He left before he graduated and he founded Campus Crusade. Guess what? Here’s Bill Bright now out there doing all this social gospel routine and sitting on the International Council for Biblical Inerrancy. The next thing you know, he’s also on the New King James Version Committee! And, as you’ve probably already told your listeners, he’s this year’s award winner of the Templeton Award, the million dollar New Age award that Chuck Colson got last year, for his “Humanism”!

So, these are the kinds of guys you are finding, the big speakers out there on the circuit, who have huge multi-million dollar ministries, and are involved in this compromising position; in our politics, in our everyday life, and unbeknownst to most people, they’re also in the background on the modern Bible committees and turning out new Bible versions.

HF: Wow, that’s quite something! Certainly, many of us have heard of all of these people. I’m interested in the political movement that is associated with New Evangelicalism. Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson… will you talk to us about them?

JP: That’s a very interesting side. You’ve got a very interesting person in the background and maybe you’ve talked about him before, Paul Weyrich. Paul Weyrich is a Roman Catholic and he started the Heritage Foundation. He is one of the moneybrokers or powerbrokers through tainted money, the Rockefeller money system, the New World Order gang. He started the Heritage Foundation, and through that he also began another group called The Free Congress Foundation. In this Free Congress Foundation, this Catholic (Weyrich) is appealing to Protestant preachers to take back the American culture to traditional values, which is really a kick! The Moonies, in the meantime, who are also out there being big money/power brokers and associating in the same circle as Weyrich, are also working on reclaiming the culture!

(Commercial Break)

HF: Paul Weyrich, many of us have heard of him. He did found the Heritage Foundation. I remember getting literature from the Free Congress Foundation. He is a Roman Catholic and he’s calling on Protestant ministers for a Christianizing of the culture. An ecumenical move!

JP: That’s right! Here comes the ecumenical movement. So, the next thing we see is the emergence of men; Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson start climbing on the bandwagon! I’ve got an article in front of me from Sunday, July 13, 1986 entitled “Religious Coalition Seeks to Establish Biblical Justice”. This was in the NEWS & OBSERVER from Raleigh, North Carolina. Here’s where it tells about this big evangelical meeting. I’ve got all the paperwork on it, including the things they had to sign, things they claimed they would all believe together. This is the Coalition on Revival, today we know them as their acronym, COR. The big promoters of this movement, in the article, are Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson.

It says right here in the article, “Although primarily evangelical, it includes activists from other denominations including Roman Catholics”.

Then among those listed in leadership in this effort are Dr. D. James Kennedy, Dr. Tim LaHaye, Dr. Rushdoony of Chalcedon, Dr. Jack Van Impe, Dr. Harold Linzell . (remember, he’s the editor of CHRISTIANITY TODAY), and Dr. Adrian Rogers the President of the Southern Baptist Convention, then, of course, the Director of COR and their magazine CROSSWINDS, Jay Grimstead. Some of these names your listeners need to remember because in a little while when we get back to the modern Bible versions, you’re going to hear these names pop up again on the translating and overview committees.

HF: We’re moving towards a point where I want to ask a question. In your opinion, what should be the role of biblically-based Christianity today in America? Should we be utterly unconcerned with the political realm and if it’s going to be ungodly let God judge it and for us to be separate from that? I don’t want to be associated with men like Paul Weyrich in any way, and yet I am concerned about what is happening in this nation politically. So, where am I to be as a Bible believing person? Where should I be politically?

JP: I think that where every Christian has to align themselves is just exactly where God says we have to be in the Bible. I know I share your concern and it’s something that every Christian who lives in America, who truly loves God, who grew up loving this country has trouble with it.

God says, “Wherefore, come out from among them and be ye separate.” in Corinthians II, 6:17-18, and, “touch not the unclean thing and I will receive you and will be a father unto you and ye shall be my sons and daughters saith the Lord Almighty.” And He goes on to say in John II, 10-11, “If there come any unto you and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither biddeth him Godspeed, for he that biddeth him Godspeed is partaker of his evil deeds.”

This is where the social gospel gang from the New Evangelicals flat out said they reject God’s command to be ye separate, and went into the social arena to try to change the culture, and God forbid us to do it this way! They openly admitted they were going to do something that God said not to do, and they don’t care. I think that’s the problem with this movement we’ve got today; the Reconstructionists, the Dominion theology gang, and all of these people who are taking turf for Jesus. It’s not biblical. Of course, we care about our country. Of course, we want to stand for righteousness. But, that and fifty cents will get you a cup of coffee if you don’t do it the way God says. We don’t get to make up the rules on how we go about standing for righteousness. That’s the problem.

HF: Okay, again, this is something that we wrestle with.

JP: Sure we do. If I wasn’t trying to stand up and give a witness and say, ‘Come back to Jesus Christ’, or if you have never been, ‘Come, there is a better way. This is all coming to an end and the world will wax worse.’ The Dominionists can stand there till the cows come home and say that we can bring in the millenium without the return of Jesus Christ; but, it flies in the face of the prophetic scriptures!

HF: Yes, indeed it does.

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HF: We are talking with Judy Pinalto about “Unholy Hands on the Bible.” Having built this foundation, Judy, will you go to the counterfeit Bibles and the men who sat on these committees and talk on this topic, please?

JP The big problem with these counterfeit Bibles is not only the expunging of verses but the altering of verses. If you take a look at the backbone of this political movement, this Reconstructionist social gospel; they use from the modern NIV and the New American Standard, out of Matthew 28, they have altered the great commission. This is where, I think, one of the great delusion, the great deception, has come in. In the modern versions, the corrupt versions, it says that the great commission is to, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations.” This is the verse that they use to justify taking turf.

In the King James Bible, the correct translation of that verse is, “Go ye, therefore, and teach all nations.”

In other words, the great commission was to preach the gospel; it wasn’t to take numbers, it wasn’t to take disciples, it wasn’t to take the nations, take turf. That is how they have used the modern versions to corrupt the doctrine and to create this heretical position that is going on today. So, on these Bible Committees are men who have other agendas.

One of the councils that is worth a whole program in itself is the Council For National Policy, the CNP.

HF: Go for it!

JP: Maybe you’ve had some people on before who’ve talked about this group.

HF: Yes.

JP: I’m looking right now at the 1988 list which hasn’t changed tremendously today. On this list which is supposed to be the Religious Right and the conservatives who have come together to direct policy. By the way, they will tell you that although it’s a foundation, and under the Freedom of Information Act you can get their “stuff”, if you get in touch with one of these people, they think they’re a secret group and no one is supposed to know about them! (chuckle).

Council For National Policy (CNP)

As you look through the old 1988 directory which gives a list of the credits of each member sitting on this committee, (this is supposed to be the Religious Right, the good guys), this is World Enterprise Zones, this is America 2000, this is the Global Village!

We’ve got members of UNESCO, the World Business Council, the United States Dept. of Education, the Urban League, the Heritage Foundation, people from the Hudson Institute who are very much a part of America 2000.

You’ve got folks from the Soviet-American Agreement in the 1980s, Paul Weyrich and his second in command, Ed Feulner are sitting on this committee!

The YMCA, the Chamber of Commerce, Moonie front organizations. J. Peter Grace, this guy is not only CFR back in 1988 when he sat on this thing, he also is a major Roman Catholic, we’re talking Knights of Malta-Secret Society-Roman Catholic. Would you believe this guy was Pat Robertson’s first boss out of school?

We’ve got Catholic organizations, we’ve got Mormons, we’ve got someone since fired out of government life, John Sununu.

We’ve got the 21st Century Group and Coalition of Revival signers sitting on this thing along with Bill Bright who has been on this International Council on Biblical Inerrancy, the New King James Committee and the 1996 Templeton Award winner.

You’ve got James Dobson who sat on the New King James Committee, Jerry Falwell who sat on the New King James Committee, Dr. Ben Hayden who sat on the New King James Committee; Dr. James Kennedy who was on the (ICBI) the International Council for Biblical Inerrancy and the New King James Version Committee. You’ve got Tim LaHaye who sat on the New King James Committee.

You’ve got Chris Moore who is the vice president of Thomas Nelson Publishers that’s put out every bible version that’s on the market! And Sam Moore, the executive officer and president of Thomas Nelson who has put out every bible version on the market.

We’ve got Pat Robertson sitting on this thing and Guy Sanders, the former president of Gideons.

That’s just back in 1988 and we can add a few more guys to that today! Then on the COR (Coalition on Revival) we’ve got:

Coalition on Revival

Dr. Larry Walter who sat on the NIV and New American Standards committee.

Dr. Gleason Archer who sat on everything! He’s a professor of Old Testament at Trinity Seminary. Dr. Henry Morris from the Institute of Creation Research who is also a member of COR Dr. Lloyd John Ogilvie, who is a very interesting person. This fellow we can tie to Renovare! Have you heard of that movement?


Renovare is a movement that has come about in recent years. It is going back to early Christian mysticism. And this group is going from church to church doing these little meditation retreats and the group of guys who have gotten into this esoteric, pagan, mysticism include:

Ogilvie who sat on the New King James Committee, Jack Hayford, David Hubbard, president of Fuller Theological Seminary, Tony Campolo, J.I. Packer, John Wimber, David and Karen Maines, C. Peter Wagner, just to mention a few.

I’m sure those names ring some bells with your listeners.

HF: Oh, yes they do!

JP: You betcha! Well, back to the New King James Committee we’re sitting with:

Rev. Luis Palau and Dr. Earl Rademacher, Dr. Adrian Rogers. Remember, he’s part of COR, getting that whole thing off the ground. He’s also the head of the Southern Baptist Convention.

And the list just goes on and on. Of course, needless to say, Dr. Bill Bright, our Templeton Award-winner.

HF: The Templeton Award, that’s from John Templeton, is it not?

JP: Yes.

HF: Judy, during the break I looked up in both King James and the NASB Matthew 28:19, “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.”

In order to make a disciple, one must teach. A disciple is a student. Okay? I don’t see a big problem with that verse. I do see the problem where they draw the conclusion that they have to take turf.

JP: See, that’s it! It’s how they have chosen to define it because the words “make disciples” is not as specific as teach. It gives you the leeway to start adding to or taking from the Word of God. And that’s what has happened.

HF: Yes, I definitely see that whole Dominion theology is a real serious problem, post millenialism. They’re saying they’re going to make the world perfect for Christ and then Jesus will return to this wonderful peace-ridden earth where everybody’s going to be a Christian, or most nearly everybody, and then they’ll set up a Kingdom. This, to me, seem so preposterous! I’ve read a lot of the writings of Gary North, David Chilton, R.J. Rushdoony, and I don’t know where these guys are coming from.

JP: It really is interesting because they have to flat out ignore history in order to get to where they are. There’s no other way they can get to this conclusion, and we’re talking about some men with very high IQs. They are not dummies!

HF: Well, actually, the Reconstruction movement is filled with the intellectuals. They add a lot of credence to the Charismatics who joined ranks with them.

JP: Absolutely! This is just what the Bible says, this is the Sadducees and the Pharisees of Jesus’ time. These guys are so puffed up with their knowledge that they’re deceived now, just flat out deceived. Their logic and reasoning just defies truth! They have to absolutely ignore facts to get where they’re going!

What’s so interesting is that they’re not only sitting on the Bible committees, they’re in our politics, they’re in our everyday social lives. It’s just like a web! They’re in every aspect of our lives, controlling, directing, shaping.

I didn’t go looking for these fellows. My background is education research which is where I’ve been for many, many years. Of course, I’ve had a radio program now for the past few years and have really had a tremendous base to learn a lot more, as you can attest to as a program host. What I found was that when we got into this America 2000 stuff and we started to figure out what was going on and tried to warn the Christian community, we started getting opposition.

I know I did here in my home state. I found the opposition was coming from that called itself the Religious Right. I called my friends around the country and sure enough, that’s where they were finding the same opposition coming from. So, I wanted to find out who were the guys who were trying to tell me that I don’t know what I’m talking about and things like Vouchers and Charter Schools are wonderful things and we all ought to be doing it! That’s what put me on the trail to find out who these fellows were.

What’s amazing to me, and what I’d like to go into at the end of this program is that one of the things that has to happen in this ominous religious system that goes with this One World Government is somehow, the beast has to get everyone to bow down and worship him. An amazing feat, when you stop and think about it. Where do you go to do this? I’m sure you’ve had lots of guests who’ve said the best place to go is to go to the schools. Start with children with blank slates and build from there.


Out of chaos, synthesis. Hegelism. I know your listeners have all heard this. They’ve destroyed the school system and now they’re trying to put it back together and they’re rebuilding it for this Global Village. One of the things they now want to put back in the school is Values and Virtues. I just recently saw the big foundation production called, “Common Ground”. This is the politically correct term for putting values back into school for the kids. The minute I saw it, it was like some of my research just clicked in my head.

This is the “wisdom of the Greeks” talked about in the Book of Acts. This is pure and blatant gnosticism! It has an interesting twist because it tries to build off the Founding Fathers. But, I have this huge file on freemasonry and the vocabulary they are using to talk about the founding fathers of America, and do some real twists in these documents, is the vocabulary the Masons use! So, we look at this stuff and what do we see, gnosticism, secret societies, wisdom of the Greeks, Masons….

Let’s go back to the corrupt manuscripts that came out of Egypt. The scholars will attest that in the first three centuries of the early church nothing was coming out of Egypt except gnosticism. No New Testament book has ever been traced to anyplace in Egypt. They came from Asia Minor, the area that is now called the Byzantine text area. Nothing came out of Egypt but this nutty gnosticism! Okay, we know that Bishop Demetrius in the 3rd Century tried unsuccessfully to stop it. He had to import manuscripts.

Why? Because what was there was corrupt! Why? Because this was the stuff that became the earliest, oldest and best nonsense that they’ve been pawning off as the reasons behind the modern Bible. But, through the years, the core thing that researchers have found that links all these things, these secret societies is that same old gnosticism. We can track it all the way to the Tower of Babel and right back to the third chapter of Genesis. Gnosticism is the belief that man can be as God. That God is in everything! Now, here comes “Common Ground” and it is blatant gnosticism that they want to put into the schools and teach to the children. They want to teach the children that they can be as gods. Well, hey, here’s the lie!

Here’s the value system! Here’s the religious system needed for this last days One World Government! What so interesting about it is if you go to the United Nations Charter and all of their treaties on education, they start using the word “virtues”. Again, this is a term from the Greek philosophers. And what a surprise, who comes out with a book, THE BOOK OF VIRTUES? Bill Bennett, a Roman Catholic, educated by the Jesuits. Who does he help run for office in Virginia? Michael Farris, president of Home School Legal Defense Fund. What do these two guys have in common? Would you believe these guys are both graduates of Jesuit universities? Now, again, I was raised Roman Catholic and the biggest laugh I would have thought of as a kid would have been for a Baptist kid to tell me that he was at a Catholic institution getting a degree!

(Commercial Break)

HF: My guest is Judy Pinalto and we’re talking about some very interesting things. Judy, let’s take one or two phone calls and then wrap it up. We have about four minutes. Hello caller.

Caller: I would equate this to Dave Hunt’s, “SEDUCTION OF CHRISTIANITY” a few years ago. Do you have this in a book documenting everything?

JP: No, actually, I was talked into coming out a little bit ahead here. I’m putting it all together right now as a matter of fact.

Caller: Well, I’ll sure be looking for it!

JP: Thank you. Our radio ministry does have a catalog, and the Lord willing, when we get it done, we’ll make it available in the catalog.

Caller: And you’ll let us know how to get this information?

JP: If it’s alright with Henry, I certainly will.

Caller: You sound like you’ve got all your ducks in order, so Godspeed, and we’ll see you in a year!

HF: Judy, do you want to finish up now?

Williamsburg Charter

JP: Yes, I got into this “Common Ground” and it was pure gnosticism so I looked to see who were the masterminds behind this stuff, and they say it is the people who put together the Williamsburg Charter. The Williamsburg Charter, as some may know, is a document the Religious Right was palming a few years ago, trying to get this into the schools saying these are the values we want to send to the kids. It’s a Who’s Who list (like the CNP) of the “Left” of the Left and supposedly the “Right” of the Right. The Left of the Left, in my opinion, are People for the American Way. They signed onto this thing along with Dr. Adrian Rogers and other CNP folks. It’s a Who’s Who of the most unlikely bedfellows!

Alright, this document pushing gnosticism with language from Masonry got me thinking. Again, this is just speculation, just for some fun thinking because I can’t prove it and I don’t know anybody who can. You know the old Holy Grail legends? Where they talk about the deity of Christ, that Christ was not God, that there is some chalice hidden someplace that either has his blood in it or, maybe, the temple documents, the temple treasures including the bloodlines of the Jewish tribes. Hitler tore up Europe looking for this thing! The legends of the Holy Grail are heavily tied to the secret societies, the gnostic belief systems.

There are two major things we know are downgraded in the modern versions (of the Bible); the deity of Christ and the blood atonement. If all these guys, whether they know it or not, are hooked into a secret movement (I think some of them know, but a lot of them probably don’t) it makes so much sense to me that the reason for the downgrading of the deity of Christ and the blood atonement would have to happen if we’re pushing for this gnosticism, being manipulated through the secret societies and their gnostic beliefs which is what really captured the world, became the Baal worship of the Old Testament, the wisdom of the Greeks in the New Testament. Satan has used this tool right through history to go after God’s place to try to steal it, which we know he cannot do. But, wouldn’t it be interesting to see if, in fact, someday we find out that this gnostic secret society system has been behind the Religious Right, or the people who profess to be; some knowing and some deceived. That ought to be interesting to find out.

HF: Judy, we’re just about out of time. Do you have a radio ministry now of your own?

JP: Yes, it’s One-On-One Radio Ministry and your listeners can contact us for a catalog at P.O. Box 13445, Scottsdale, AZ 85267. Again, we don’t charge anything. We operate off freewill donations.

HF: Fantastic, Judy! I really enjoyed the hour. You put a lot out a lot of information. When you do have a book, let us know and I’ll tell my audience all about it.

JP: Thank you for the opportunity to share the word of God. God Bless you.

July 24, 1996

Judy Pinalto moved from her Scottsdale, Arizona location in mid-July, 1996. She is relocating to Oregon. This transcript was done from an audio tape provided by Kelleigh Nelson. Any errors or omissions are fully my responsibility.

God Bless, Chey Simonton

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Ted Cruz is no Larry McDonald – Part 1

The drive of the Rockefellers and their allies is to create a one-world government combining super capitalism and Communism under the same tent, all under their control…. Do I mean conspiracy? Yes I do. I am convinced there is such a plot, international in scope, generations old in planning, and incredibly evil in intent.” Congressman Larry P. McDonald, 1976, allegedly killed in the Korean Airlines 747 that was allegedly shot down by the Soviets

“We have four boxes with which to defend our freedom: the soap box, the ballot box, the jury box, and the cartridge box.” Representative Larry McDonald

“It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.” G. K. Chesterton

Representative Larry McDonald was born April 1, 1935 in Atlanta, Georgia and supposedly died September 1, 1983 in the Sea of Japan. He was aboard Korean Airlines Flight 007.   McDonald was invited to South Korea to attend a celebration of the 30th anniversary of the United States–South Korea Mutual Defense Treaty with fellow members of Congress, Senator Jesse Helms of North Carolina, Senator Steve Symms of Idaho, and Representative Carroll Hubbard of Kentucky. Because of delays, the other three did not take the same flight as McDonald. A Soviet MiG-23 Flogger and three Soviet Su-15 Flagon fighters intercepted and allegedly shot down the plane over Sakhalin Island in the Sea of Japan. There were 268 others allegedly lost at sea.

Larry McDonald

It is my belief, along with many others, that the plane was forced to land on Soviet soil, and those who survived, including, and especially, McDonald, became Soviet prisoners. Link

Larry was a US Representative from Georgia from 1975-1983. He was also the National Chairman of the John Birch Society. McDonald graduated from Emory Medical School in 1957, just prior to his 18th birthday. He was the second youngest physician in Georgia state history at the age of 22, but his father had topped him by a couple months, having been the youngest physician in the state’s history. He then joined the US Navy and served four years as a physician and flight surgeon. While in Reykjavik as a Navy flight surgeon, he saw something that awakened his understanding about communism.

When he returned home, he began reading political history and books on foreign policy. He looked for others concerned about the communist threat he had seen, and was now aware of, but the only organization he found trying to warn the people was the John Birch Society. He joined them in 1963, and he became the Chairman in March, 1983, shortly before his death. He was well versed on America’s founding fathers and the Constitution, and he also saw the rise of Bolshevism in Russia and the spread of international communism. He knew this was led in the US by the elitist globalist agenda of the Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission, and Rockefellers.

In 1972, Dr. McDonald ran for the House of Representatives as a Democrat. He lost, but still won 48% of the votes, proving his efforts to build an informed electorate in the 7th Congressional District of Georgia.

McDonald was known for his conservative views, even by Southern standards, and he was more conservative than the Republican Party. In fact, one scoring method published in the American Journal of Political Science named him the second most conservative member of either chamber of Congress between 1937 and 2002 (behind only Ron Paul). He also scored “perfect or near perfect ratings” on the congressional scorecards of the National Right to Life Committee, Gun Owners of America, and the American Security Council.

Referred to by The New American magazine as “the leading anti-Communist in Congress,” McDonald admired Senator Joseph McCarthy and was a member of the Joseph McCarthy Foundation.   Unlike many national Democrats, McDonald held a consistently conservative line on issues such as foreign policy, defense spending, fiscal restraint, states’ rights, gun rights, and pro-life. He called the welfare state a disaster and wished to turn over the “Great Society” of LBJ to the states.

In 1978, the Democratic party censured him for the despicable act of calling himself a Democrat, basically for two reasons. The first was his involvement with the anti-communist John Birch Society, and the second reason was his failure to support Jimmy Carter.

During his time in Congress, McDonald introduced over 150 bills, including legislation to:

  • Repeal the Gun Control Act of 1968.
  • Remove the limitation upon the amount of outside income which a Social Security recipient may earn.
  • Award honorary U.S. Citizenship to Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
  • Prohibit Federal funds from being used to finance the purchase of American agricultural commodities by any Communist country.
  • Impeach UN Ambassador Andrew Young.
  • Limit eligibility for appointment and admission to any United States service academy to men.
  • Direct the Comptroller General of the United States to audit the gold held by the United States annually.
  • Increase the national speed limit to 65 miles per hour (105 km/h) from the then-prevailing national speed limit of 55 miles per hour (89 km/h).
  • Abolish the Federal Election Commission.
  • Get the U.S. out of the United Nations.

McDonald also introduced numerous bills to stop the making of loans and selling of arms to communist or communist friendly regimes.

He was adamant about the lack of education regarding the Federal Reserve and wrote a booklet, We Hold These Truths, published in 1976, explaining to the public the formation of the Constitution and the issues facing the country. Larry McDonald, Steve Symms of Idaho, and Ron Paul of Texas were considered the three most conservative men in Congress at that time. I wish we had hundreds of them today.

Now let’s take a look at who we call one of the top conservatives today, namely:

Texas Senator, Ted Cruz

Senator Cruz recently announced his candidacy for President of the United States at, now deceased, Council for National Policy member, Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University.  Remember how close Falwell was to cultist, Sun Myung Moon. So I find the choice of Liberty University of extreme interest.  This article was written in February of 2014, and I stand behind every word.  Ted Cruz is a globalist, as are all the rest of the candidates.

Ted Cruz

Rafael Edward “Ted” Cruz was born December, 1970 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada to an Irish-Italian mother who was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware, and to Rafael Cruz, who was born in Matanzas, Cuba, in 1939. His father fled Cuba at the age of 18, and became a US Citizen in 2005. Accordingly, Cruz is ineligible for US president or vice president. See Publius Huldah’s important article on this subject.

He holds dual citizenship with Canada and the United States. He was elected to the Senate in 2012, and is the junior Republican Senator from the state of Texas. He was Solicitor General of Texas from 2003 to May 2008 and was the first Hispanic Solicitor General in Texas, the youngest in the United States, and the longest tenure of a Solicitor General in Texas history. He is one of three Latinos in the Senate, along with Marco Rubio and Bob Menendez, all Cuban-Americans.

During high school, Cruz participated in a Houston-based group called the Free Market Education Foundation where Cruz learned about free-market economic philosophers such as Milton Friedman, Friedrich Hayek, Frédéric Bastiat, and Ludwig von Mises, all of whom were proponents of classical liberalism.   Cruz graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a Bachelor of Arts from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs in 1992. Cruz then attended Harvard Law school, graduating, magna cum laude in 1995 with a Juris Doctor.  Professor Alan Dershowitz stated, “Cruz was a terrific student, he was always very active in class, presenting a libertarian point of view. He didn’t strike me as a social conservative, more of a libertarian.”

Cruz served as law clerk to Chief Justice of the United States, William Rehnquist. After his clerkships, he then took a position with the law firm of Cooper, Carvin & Rosenthal. In 1998, Cruz served as private counsel for Congressman John Boehner, during Boehner’s lawsuit against Congressman Jim McDermott for releasing a tape recording of a Boehner telephone conversation. Link

After a couple of years at this D.C. law firm, Cruz became domestic policy adviser to the presidential campaign of then-Texas Governor George W. Bush and Dick Cheney. Cruz brought to the table his own formidable, even astonishing, elite connections which, in 1999, helped enable candidate George W. Bush’s lock on the 2000 election. In that same year, when Cruz was a George W. Bush campaign aide, he arranged a meeting between one of the key architects of the Christian right movement, Paul Weyrich, who played a pivotal role in drawing evangelicals into electoral politics, and one of Bush’s campaign leaders, Timothy Goeglein. Goeglein went on to serve as Special Assistant to U.S. President George W. Bush and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Public Liaison from 2001 to 2008, and now works with Focus on The Family,(a UN-NGO). After President Bush took office, Cruz served as an associate deputy attorney general in the U.S. Justice Department and as the director of policy planning at the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Cruz’ ties to Paul Weyrich are nonetheless even more jaw-dropping considering who Weyrich was. How did Cruz earn the friendship of the man who helped create the Heritage Foundation, the Moral Majority, Free Congress Foundation, and the American Legislative Exchange Council, (ALEC)?

Cruz’ tenure as legal aid to Justice Rehnquist gained him inside access to the new “Christian right” leaders.   He had inherited ties as well, through his father, Rafael Cruz, businessman and pastor, who explained his role at a July, 2013 Iowa pastors conference sponsored by Council for National Policy members and Dominionists, Don and Tim Wildmon, of American Family Association,(a UN-NGO), in helping get Ronald Reagan elected. This Conference was also attended by his U.S. Senator son, Ted.  It was through Rafael’s involvement in one of the earliest incarnations of the politicized religious right, Ed McAteer’s Religious Roundtable, of which Paul Weyrich was a co-founder.  (In the massive book, Thy Will Be Done: The Conquest of the Amazon: Nelson Rockefeller and Evangelism in the Age of Oil, authors Gerard Colby and Charlotte Dennett present the disturbing evidence of Rockefeller’s use of American missionaries, and in particular, the Summer Institute of Linguistics, who cooperated in conducting surveys, transporting CIA agents, and indirectly assisting in the genocide of tribes in the Amazon basin. Colby and Dennett also describe the vital role of Wycliffe board member, Ed McAteer, in bringing together wealthy liberal and conservative patrons to fund and direct the Wycliffe organization which, in the name of Christ, was assisting Nelson Rockefeller in the conquest of Latin America. Wycliffe recently attempted to publish a Bible removing the words “Father” and “Son” in order to be more appealing to Muslims Arab translations. However, an outcry temporarily stopped this. Link)

In Part 2, we’ll take a closer look at just who Paul Weyrich was and the power he had in the neo-conservative Christian right circles, as well as those who are funding and promoting Ted Cruz.