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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.
First:
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

REFORMED PASTOR, FRANCIS CHAN, TO SPEAK AT IHOP CULT – AGAIN!

By Marsha West

August 9, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

In 2013 Francis Chan spoke at the International House of Prayer (IHOP) apostasy fest Onething: Until the Fame of Jesus Fills the Earth annual event brought to us by false prophet Mike Bickle. Many well intentioned bloggers alerted Chan to the bizarre goings on at IHOP but, sadly, their warnings went unheeded.

In 2014 I penned a piece entitled The Prosperity Priestess and the Pied Piper of IHOP to inform readers that Word of Faith/Prosperity Preacher Joyce Meyer intended to join forces with Mike Bickle at Onething 2014. (Meyer ended up pulling out of the event at the last minute because of “unforeseen personal circumstances.”) In the referenced article I included a bit about Francis Chan’s professed love for Mike Bickle:

It’s important to note that last year Reformed pastor; author; conference speaker Francis Chan spoke at Onething where he declared “I love Mike Bickle.” Chan took a lot of heat for agreeing to speak at the conference. When friends and fans urged him to decline the invite, he admitted that he didn’t know much about Mike Bickle and IHOP so,

I kinda went on the Internet and started looking things up.

Whatever he found caused him to fall in love:

I go, man, there’s a lot of great things going on [at IHOP]. And today was the first time I ever met Mike Bickle. And, I love that guy. I do. And Mike knows – we talked about this – you know, there’s people who told me not to hang out with him.

Like, you know, words like “creepy” came up. And yet, I get to know this guy and I’m going, “Man, I love his heart. And I just want to publicly say I love Mike Bickle. (Source)

As you can see, Chan professed his love for the sort of person Jesus referred to as a ravenous wolf. (Mat. 7:15)

What Francis Chan failed to turn up in his investigation is that Mike Bickle has led countless young people astray. He’s a sort of a Pied Piper to those who journey to Kansas City from all over the globe to be a part of something “significant.” Once there, they stay for days, months…even years. You’ll find them in the prayer room praying. Prayer “led from a stage full of musicians and readers chanting repetitive phrasings of faith” goes on ’round the clock.

The false prophet has filled the young sojourners’ heads with untruths such as “an elite end-time church defeats God’s enemies, and Jesus is ‘held in the heavens’ until it happens.” So they most “go forth and make ready.”

Now I learn from John Lanagan that Francis Chan will be speaking at Onething 2015. He’ll be there with several IHOP apostates as well as evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, and one of Bethel Church’s music family, Amanda Cook. More speakers will be added.

Even after receiving a lot of flak for speaking at the 2013 event, Chan once again failed to do a background check on IHOP. Either that or he checked it out and has no problem with IHOP’s affiliation with the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) aka Dominionism and Bickle’s affinity for unbiblical contemplative/centering prayer.

Over the years what is deemed the “signs and wonders” movement has had many names to include Third Wave; Kingdom Now; Latter Rain; Joel’s Army; and Manifest Sons of God. It matters not what they call themselves; what matters is what they believe and teach – their theology. I’ve provided several links for those who wish to know more about the NAR’s warped theology, as I don’t have the space to do that here. As you become acquainted with the dominionist movers and shakers (literally) and learn of their plans for this planet, you’ll understand why discernment bloggers have been sounding the alarm.

In a nutshell, the NAR has been working non-stop and pretty much unhindered for decades in their effort to transform society into their vision of the kingdom of God on earth. Their aim is control. In order to accomplish what they’ve set out to do, they must first gain control of the “Seven Mountains,” or “Seven Spheres” of society. These spheres are: 1) Arts and Entertainment; 2) Business/Economy; 3) Education; 4) Family; 5) Government; 6) Media; 7) Religion. Its leaders teach that as the anointed ones rid the world of evil, things will get better and better and then Jesus Christ will return to rule and reign over His earthly kingdom.

In the early years, when it was known as the Latter Rain, it was a fringe movement that most Christians didn’t know about and those who did paid little attention to. But the NAR is no longer on the fringe. In recent years its leaders have wormed their way into the seven mountains of society. Through their worldwide mission outreach, the movement that introduced us to breaking down demonic strongholds, casting out demons, healing the sick and raising the dead and other so-called “signs and wonders” has become mainstream. Who’s to blame for the mainstreaming of NAR apostasy? The blame lies squarely with our Christian leaders, clergy, authors, entertainers, so-called Christian media outlets, blogs, and last but not least, pro-family leaders who profess a belief in Jesus Christ. Many of the people Christians look to for leadership and guidance are not Bible believers and a large number of them are involved in outright apostasy, even heresy. So how can they possibly have spiritual discernment?

What exactly is discernment? According to blogger Tim Challies:

Discernment is the ability to properly discriminate or make determinations. It is related to wisdom. The Word of God itself is said to discern the thoughts and intentions of one’s heart (Hebrews 4:12).

A discerning mind demonstrates wisdom and insight that go beyond what is seen and heard. For example, God’s Word is “spiritually discerned.” To the human mind without the Spirit, the things of God are “foolishness” (1 Corinthians 2:14). The Spirit, then, gives us spiritual discernment. (Source)

Getting back to addressing Pastor Chan’s participation in Onething 2015. Many in the Christian community wondered about his discernment or lack thereof, when he spoke at the 2013 event — there was a big brouhaha over it. Even so he has agreed to return to the scene of the crime, so to speak. It seems impossible that researching the NAR and Mike Bickle would result in anything other than an ample understanding of the highly unbiblical nature of the movement. So it’s obvious that he hasn’t done the research…. or perhaps he has. Inquiring minds want to know. Finally, it’s concerning that during his talk in 2013 he joked about warnings from friends and discernment bloggers when he snickered, “there’s people who told me not to hang out with him [Bickle]” But even worse than that, hearing a highly regarded Christian leader proclaim his love for a false prophet was upsetting, to say the least.

Hopefully Pastor Chan will do as Joyce Meyer did in 2014 and cancel his speaking gig.

Research sites:

Apprising Ministries
Berean Research
Deception in the Church
Herescope
My Word Like Fire

* Former IHOP Member Explains Why IHOP (International House of Prayer) Is A Cult
* CARM lists some of the main offenses of IHOP:

1. Cultic origin, worship style, and goals
2. Emotionalism
3. Mysticism
4. Gnosticism
5. The IHOP dilemma
6. False Prophecies
7. Effective Denial of Sola Scriptura
8. Opposition by multiple Godly Christian Groups

© 2015 Marsha West – All Rights Reserved

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Marsha loves to write fiction for the younger generation. She is currently writing a series of books about an average Christian family and the cultural issues they face. Her books equip kids to defend their faith and live for Christ.

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FIVE MAJOR CHANGES COMING TO THE CHURCH

By Marsha West

May 31, 2015
NewsWithViews.com

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!

Recommended:

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

Ted Cruz is No Larry McDonald – Part 3

“We, like those in all emergent totalitarian states, have been mentally damaged by a carefully orchestrated historical amnesia, a state-induced stupidity. We increasingly do not remember what it means to be free. And because we do not remember, we do not react with appropriate ferocity when it is revealed that our freedom has been taken from us. The structures of the corporate state must be torn down. Its security apparatus must be destroyed. And those who defend corporate totalitarianism, including the leaders of the two major political parties, fatuous academics, pundits and a bankrupt press, must be driven from the temples of power. Mass street protests and prolonged civil disobedience are our only hope. A failure to rise up—which is what the corporate state is counting upon—will see us enslaved.”….Chris Hedges

Cruz and the Phony Religious Right

The September 8, 2013 Politico story from Stephanie Simon documented U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’ ties to pseudo-historian David Barton (one of the more influential national middle-aged leaders on the Christian right). Let’s take a quick look at David Barton. He is an informal advisor to neo-cons, Mike Huckabee who had endorsed fellow neo-con, Lamar Alexander for his third term in the Senate,  Huckabee also believes Americans should be forced at gunpoint to listen to David Barton (video link), and fellow pro-Dominionist (via her close affiliations, with Francis Schaeffer and John Eidsmoe  Link) Michele Bachmann, as well as Third Waver, and Alvin and Heidi Toffler supporter, Newt Gingrich. Barton’s endorsement of Cruz was widely seen as a big boost for his upstart campaign to represent Texas in the U.S. Senate. Barton also campaigned for Florida Senator Marco Rubio in 2010 and has long backed Texas Governor Rick Perry. Perry’s ties to the Dominionist New Apostolic Reform were evident at his August, 2011 prayer fest prior to his announcement as a presidential candidate. Link Mr. Barton, whose academic degree is in Christian Education from Oral Roberts University, has been labeled a biased amateur who cherry-picks quotes from history and the Bible. Both secular critics and Christian scholars have denounced Barton as a fraud who manipulates and misrepresents history to serve his political goals. In his book, The Jefferson Lies, he portrayed Jefferson as an orthodox Christian. Link

From Thomas Kidd at World News Service:

Jay W. Richards, senior fellow at the Discovery Institute, and author with James Robison of Indivisible: Restoring Faith, Family, and Freedom Before It’s Too Late, says in recent months he has grown increasingly troubled about Barton’s writings, so he asked 10 conservative Christian professors to assess Barton’s work. Their response was negative. Some examples: Glenn Moots of Northwood University wrote that Barton in The Jefferson Lies is so eager to portray Jefferson as sympathetic to Christianity that he misses or omits obvious signs that Jefferson stood outside “orthodox, creedal, confessional Christianity.”

A second professor, Glenn Sunshine of Central Connecticut State University, said that Barton’s characterization of Jefferson’s religious views is “unsupportable.” A third, Gregg Frazer of The Master’s College, evaluated Barton’s video America’s Godly Heritage and found many of its factual claims dubious, such as a statement that “52 of the 55 delegates at the Constitutional Convention were ‘orthodox, evangelical Christians.'” Richards emphasizes that he and the scholars he consulted about Barton are politically conservative evangelicals or Catholics. They largely agree with Barton’s belief that Christian principles played a major role in America’s founding, but Richards argues that Barton’s books and videos are full of “embarrassing factual errors, suspiciously selective quotes, and highly misleading claims.”

A full-scale, newly published critique of Barton is coming from Professors Warren Throckmorton and Michael Coulter of Grove City College, a largely conservative Christian school in Pennsylvania. Their book Getting Jefferson Right: Fact Checking Claims about Our Third President (Salem Grove Press), argues that Barton “is guilty of taking statements and actions out of context and simplifying historical circumstances.”

Because Barton’s research has often been shown to be in error, he has become a favorite target of skeptics who point to his errors and use it as ammunition in attacking believers. In short, carelessness or lack of integrity is counterproductive to the cause we would advance.

As well, in a shocking interview with Jon Stewart, in May of 2011, Barton is totally comfortable with Shariah law and claims it is compatible with our Constitution. Link

Last November, 2013, David Barton sat in for Glenn Beck on his program. He spent the entire hour on the Constitution, and on an Article V call for a convention. Like many of the phony right, as well as the George Soros’ leftists, Barton is pushing a con-con. Link

It is not surprising that David Barton is a Cruz supporter, as he and Ted Cruz’s father, Rafael Cruz, are dominionists who believe in the Seven Mountains mandate.  This fits well with both Barton’s and Cruz’s belief systems wherein a Christian theocracy should rule. Here and here are definitions of Dominionism/Reconstructionism.

Reverend 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. Purifying Fire Ministries was founded by Suzanne Hinn, ex-wife and then wife again of Benny Hinn. The Hinns are preaching heretical doctrines, dealing 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, or Dominionism.

The Bible does not promise a miracle-working revival at the end of the church age before the return of Christ. It promises, rather, great deception (Matthew 24:24; 2 Thessalonians 2:7-10; Revelation 13:13,14). Many gullible people are deceived by miracles, but the Bible warns that miracles can be counterfeited. As we see in the above cited verses, every time the New Testament mentions miracles at the end of this age, it refers to them as deceptions. Miracles do not impart faith. Most of the people who witnessed Christ’s miracles did not believe. Faith comes only by hearing the Word of God, the Bible — “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17). Hebrews chapter 11 also tells us that faith comes through God’s Word. It is the miracles that are recorded in Scripture that give faith (John 20:30,31).

I could find nothing that indicated Rafael Cruz has a divinity degree, and Purifying Fire Ministries apparently has no church buildings. Rafael is also allegedly a professor of Bible and Theology, and the president of Kingdom Translation Services. Again, I could find no documented evidence of where he is a professor and where he went to school/seminary.

Senator Cruz has kept his 74 year old pastor father involved with his political shop, using him not merely as a confidant and stand-in, but as a special envoy. He is Cruz’s preferred introductory speaker, his best messenger with evangelicals, and his favorite on-air sidekick. Ted Cruz says his firebrand father doesn’t speak for him, but the senator’s aide is booking Rafael Cruz’s speaking gigs. Link

In an August 2012 sermon at an Irving, Texas, mega church that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Rafael Cruz, indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society. This is 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. That would be particularly nice…especially to have Soros/Gates and other wealthy elitists’ monies transferred to Christians.

The Seven Mountains mandate refers to Christians being instructed to conquer the seven “mountains of culture” that have seldom been in Christian control since the Reformation. These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family, and religion. All this started back in the 70s with two charter members of the Council for National Policy, Bill Bright of Campus Crusade for Christ, and Loren Cunningham of Youth With a Mission (YWAM). As the story goes, Cunningham and Bright each had a spiritual experience in which the vision was imparted to them by God of “seven chief categories of society” where the church needed to “concentrate” to “turn the nations back to God.” Link

Here is a video of Rafael Cruz describing the “great transfer of wealth” and the role of anointed “kings” in various sectors of society, including government, who are to “bring the spoils of war to the priests.” Jesus never emphasized the need for money in preaching the gospel, in sending His own out, or even in their day to day affairs.

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNa5w9js48s

What Raphael Cruz didn’t say, was that Ted Cruz was subsequently blessed and anointed by prominent dominionist pastors, in effect as a “king” in the political/governmental sphere, 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. See this video

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y26xO2_t-kM

Coffee with Kissinger

One would think Raphael Cruz would inform his son about Soviet Agent Kissinger, but apparently that was not the case. Senator Ted Cruz uploaded this image to his official Facebook page on January 29th of himself having coffee with Henry Kissinger, with the tagline, “Honored to share a few moments with Dr. Kissinger and hear his thoughts on the challenges facing our nation.”

Cruz and Kissinger

Cruz undoubtedly would agree with Kissinger on trade. He says in the below video that he is for “fast tracking” trade agreements and supports Obama doing same. Apparently Cruz cares little about American jobs, and even less about American sovereignty. Video

http://https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cozMqBTMI9Y&feature=player_detailpage

Sleeping With the Enemy

Ted Cruz met his wife, Heidi, while working on the George W. Bush presidential campaign of 2000. Cruz’s wife is currently head of the Southwest Region in the Investment Management Division of Goldman, Sachs & Co. Link Check out Matt Taibbi’s article in Rolling Stone magazine, “The People vs. Goldman Sachs.” Ms. Cruz began her career as an investment banker with JPMorgan in New York, focusing on international structured finance and subsequently on Latin America mergers and acquisitions. Heidi also worked in the White House for CFR member, Condoleezza Rice. She has a Harvard MBA, was raised a Seventh Day Adventist, and is a vegetarian. Ted is on Heidi’s Goldman Sachs’ health care plan.

Heidi is also on the Council on Foreign Relations’ infamous “North American Union” task force and is co-author of same. Link   Heidi Cruz is a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). See this map of the CFR.

Conclusions

I would love to write an article about true old-right conservatives who are staunch Constitutionalists and are fighting to restore the Republic. Sadly, this is not the case. Anyone who still believes we are safe with men or women who have an “R” behind their names has not been paying attention to the presidents and Congress criminals who have given us the unconstitutional and draconian laws in the last 100 or more years.

Just look back a few decades. Do you remember Bob Dole’s failure to repeal the Assault Weapons Ban? Link How about George H.W. Bush’s famous lie, “Read my lips, no new taxes.”? Link   We are now stuck with W’s Patriot Act signed in 2001. Link Just think about George W. Bush’s bailout packages which cost American taxpayers thousands of dollars per citizen….Link The RNC runs presidential candidates like John McCain, and Willard Romney, neither of whom have ever felt it necessary to follow the Constitution. There are no jobs in America today, the manufacturing industry is gone…why? Because Republican President George H.W. Bush formalized NAFTA in 1986. In 1994, Bill Clinton was President when it went into effect.

Those mentioned, along with the majority of Republican congressmen and women have not had the interests of the American people in their hearts or minds. I keep hearing them referred to as RINO’s, but they are in fact, neo-conservative Trotskyites.

Forty or fifty years ago or more, those who have become leaders in today’s Republican party drifted away from Trotskyism and began to identify themselves as democratic socialists. Still later, under the guise of neo-cons Irving Kristol and William F. Buckley, who emasculated true old right conservatism, they slithered into the Republican party as “moderates.” They stole the name of “conservative” and seized intellectual control of the true conservatives, as well as the entire Republican party.

Leon Trotsky must not be ignored. Trotsky, unlike Stalin and Lenin, favored the slow and patient imposition of Marxist socialism without murders and gulags. Trotsky wished for the people to “choose” Marxism, rather than having it forced upon them. Irving Kristol, father of Bill Kristol, stated, “I regard myself as lucky to have been a young Trotskyite and I have not a single bitter memory.”

The current followers of Trotskyite socialism and internationalism are the neo-conservatives. Most have no objection to steering America away from personal freedom and national independence and literally undermining and eroding the people’s freedom. There are several books which expose the reality of the Republican neo-con Trotskyites. Undeniably the best, is John McManus’s brilliant book, “William F. Buckley, Pied Piper for the Establishment.” This book is so well documented, you will want to keep it in your library for reference.

As for Ted Cruz, his list of supporters and affiliations should give any true old-right conservative Constitutionalist pause. Unfortunately, without money and connections, honest men and women will find it very difficult to attain any political office. Nevertheless, when one sells one’s soul to attain the political office or power, they are then owned by those who put them there. Ted Cruz is no different.

Part 1, Part 2