The details in the article referenced below show there is more than dodgy far-right political ideology driving the Ted Cruz camp.
Its theology is arguably FAR more disturbing.
Once again, during this campaign season in America, the doctrines of Dominionism held by diverse segments of the evangelical world have taken front and center stage. The leaven of the 7 mountain teaching continues to percolate throughout the entire political process.
Six years ago Dr. Orrel Steinkamp and the Discernment Research Group wrote a series of articles about the rapid assimilation of Dominionist teachers/preachers into the American political process. We warned that certain formerly obscure groups – Mike Bickle’s International House of Prayer (IHOP) and C. Peter Wagner’s New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) with their Latter Rain cult roots – were mainstreaming their theology into the political process via large-scale media events, an orchestrated youth movement, and even entering the machinations of political campaigns. All of this was being fueled by prominent voices in the Christian Right promoting the 7 mountain strategy of building the kingdom of God on earth, starting with turning America into a “Christian” nation.
(My emphasis in the last sentence above – Tim)
7 Mountains Hit the Campaign Trail
Here is a very brief overview of the current situation. There is a YouTube video of the 7 mountain beliefs and “transfer of wealth” teachings of “apostle” Rafael Cruz, father of Republican Sen. Ted Cruz who is running for president. In Bruce Wilson’s Oct. 17, 2013 article titled “Ted Cruz’s Father Suggested His Son Is ‘Anointed’ to Bring About ‘End Time Transfer of Wealth’
(Again, my emphasis in the last phrase above – Tim)
see complete article here:
Thanks to my friend Roger for bringing this article to my attention.
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Thank you for putting up all that reminder information and news, Onesimus. I didn’t know about the Cruz as “apostle” thing.
“… has a new test…”
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/08/04/rachel-maddow-schools-ted-cruz-on-guns-and-shes-right/ (bacon and non-machine gun)
http://www.msnbc.com/topics/ted-nugent various related subjects (this provocateur has been embraced for quite a while)
I was doing a search when I came across this one; I don’t think there’s actually anything from Maddow in it.
http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=maddow+show+nugent&qpvt=maddow+show+nugent&view=detail&mid=1F23A440F319D98500B41F23A440F319D98500B4&FORM=VRDGAR Nugent attended State of the Union address because of Texas senator
(Warning: there’s a lot of offensive language here that the presenter goes ahead and quotes out loud.)
This is a snapshot of how large segments of the Christian faith have become horribly mixed up with politics, a philosophy of “influencing” the world the world’s way, instead of saving it…….much against the example and teachings of Jesus……we are not to be conformed to the world, and politics is of the world, carnal, not a spiritual weapon. The most excellent way is not about making and enforcing laws, but about changing hearts so they don’t need laws. They are forgetting that it’s the LORD who raises and lowers kings and kingdoms and that except the LORD builds the house they labour in vain (the only house He is building is a spiritual one!)……and except the LORD keepeth the city the watchman waketh in vain.
But I want to caution us all to be careful not to become like Lots’ wife who got pickled in her own salt for looking back at what she had come out of instead of keeping her eyes on Jesus and moving on with Him. We don’t want to become Phariseical in our outlook, and need to beware of that leaven taking root in our hearts. We do need to discern what is going on in the world and church at large, yes, as long we don’t take our eyes and hearts off the Lord….we are to discern through Him and keep lifting HIM up to draw all men to Him. The gospel is still the only answer for all of us, for me, for you, for the erring church and the world. So we all need to be about the Father’s business, I guess is what I’m trying to say.
Hi Therese, I have a strong concern that many “Christians” are supporting political systems and politicians that have a very anti-Christian agenda. They are seduced into giving that support by candidates who use religious sounding language (“giving God the glory” for their victories), while quoting occasional bible verses and highlighting one-issue policies that are likely to appeal to Christian voters (such as abortion).
While attempting to make themselves attractive to “evangelicals” their overall policies are clearly contrary to the Christian faith, favouring the rich and oppressing the poor. I believe their political agenda centres on serving mammon and not God.
Many Christians are looking to “christian” politicians to return the US to America’s (alleged) Christian foundations; others are looking further and plan to bring about God’s kingdom on earth through political means. Both of these reasons are dangerous and misleading and misrepresent the gospel.
As you say: “a snapshot of how large segments of the Christian faith have become horribly mixed up with politics, a philosophy of “influencing” the world the world’s way, instead of saving it…….much against the example and teachings of Jesus”
The example and teachings of Jesus included the need to go into the world with the gospel of the Kingdom, taking that gospel to everyone; and from HIS example, communicating it in relevant ways – often with stories from everyday life that were familiar to His listeners.
Christians cannot communicate HIS gospel if they are supporting a contrary gospel OR if they isolate themselves from the people in the world.
This one has a subtitle of “Reap the whirlwind.”
This one is aboutTrump being a conman,
ripping off people trying to get an education.
Well, I agree with you brother, as long as we are not being conformed to the world to win the world. We must take heed to ourselves lest we be tempted likewise. And reminding us all that our weapons are not carnal, but mighty in God, ie, in His Spirit. Bless you onesimus.
Hi Therese, yes temptation is always there and we need to maintain diligence no matter where we are. Therefore we need to ensure that we don’t get deceived by things that may seem good but in reality don’t belong to His Kingdom.
While there are many temptations in the world, there are probably no less temptations within the “Christian” walls we build around ourselves. Many professing believers wouldn’t think of getting involved in “worldly immorality” but they are OFTEN tempted by questionable spiritual teachings and situations.
Note the reference to “according to their own desires” and note what James said about the process of temptation:
People fall for false teachings because those teachings offer them something they desire, and if fulfilment of that desire can be justified with a Christian veneer, the more likely they are to accept the teaching without due testing.
I would say that a lot of Christian support for political parties and policies that favour the rich and disadvantage the poor is an outcome of enticing doctrines: a mix of prosperity “gospel” and Kingdom now – where it is believed that the church will politically take over the world to usher in God’s Kingdom on earth, and prepare the way for the Lord’s return. In the original post it was shown how that is the background Ted Cruz has.
Following on from the above linked article, is this:- http://herescope.blogspot.co.nz/2016/03/kings-and-priests.html which seems to take the ‘praying over’ and ‘anointing’ to a very different (and very non scriptural) level.
Heard a detail today: the Republican party (registered, I take it) is “about 28% of” the American population.
“It used to be more.”
So, when someone gets less than half of that in a primary or caucus, we can extrapolate that less than 14% of voting U.S. citizens likes that person a lot. However, there are a lot of libertarian types — and probably additional types — including many Christians, as well as Christians who would not consider themselves libertarian, who claim they don’t like either party but always vote Republican.