THE CANDIDACY OF RICK PERRY
AND WHAT IT PORTENDS

September 26, 2011
By: SR Shearer

Rick Perry as "God's Man" for President of the United States


PREFACE

Ever since the election of George Bush II, those who have been nominated for President by the Republican Party have been associated with "evangelical Christians" (so-called) who have progressively held religio-political mindsets that have been ever more radical and appalling than the mindsets of those who had surrounded the previous nominee. For example, George Bush II surrounded himself with members of the so-called "Promise Keepers" — people such as Tony Evans and others of his ilk. The "Promise Keepers" introduced Bush to a completely new approach to politics - a RELIGIOUS one rather than an economic one, and they blatantly called for men to take a rather brutish "dominion" over their wives. [Please see our articles, "George Bush, the Promise Keepers and the Principles of Messianic Leadership" and "Phallus Worship and the New Charismatics."]

Hitler: "Our Last Hope!;" Germans take leave of their senses

Then there was John McCain. Most Americans conceive of McCain as one of the few "reasonable" and "sensible" members of the GOP. But he is the one who invited Sarah Palin, an avowed "DOMINIONIST," to run with him on the same presidential ticket. Indeed, McCain was the first GOP candidate for the presidency who gathered about himself evangelical leaders who OPENLY embraced a "DOMINIONIST" mindset, for example, John Hagee, Rod Parsley, CUFI, etc. [We urge you to see our articles, "McCain and Palin: The Business Right Marries the Religious Right" and "Things Aren't Always What They Seem to Be."]

And now there is Rick Perry who is surrounding himself with "evangelical Christians" (once again, so-called) who hold to a "DOMINIONIST" mindset that is absolutely appalling and much more dreadful than the mindsets of those who surrounded Bush II and McCain.

There is an ominous progression here — one that leads downward into the same kind of hell eventually embraced by the German people in the 1930s; one ignores this downward progression at his own peril — especially in light of the fact that the U.S. is now in the grip of the same kind of economic crisis that propelled the German people to take leave of their senses and vote Hitler into power.

-- Antipas

NOTE: One wonders, naturally, whether Perry will be able to maintain his frontrunner status in view of his "debate debacles" of recent weeks — debacles that the "old guard" of the Republican Party, who are terrified of Perry, are hyping in order to stop what they see as a Perry steamroller generated by the "nuts" who now form the base of the "new Republican Party. Nonetheless, the fact that average Republican voters are increasingly drawn to people such as Perry - despite the dangerous belief systems of those who surround him - is astonishing. AT SOME POINT — GIVEN THE INTRACTABLILITY OF THE ECONOMIC SITUATION — Perry OR SOMEONE LIKE HIM WILL PREVAIL.

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INTRODUCTION

On August 13, 2011, Texas Governor Rick Perry jumped into the 2012 presidential race. He announced his candidacy at a RedState gathering of conservative bloggers in Charleston, South Carolina by saying,

"President Obama has been downgrading American jobs, downgrading our standing in the world, downgrading our financial stability, downgrading confidence and downgrading the hope of a better future for our children."

Attendees were thrilled that Perry had decided to come to their gathering to make his announcement. Charleston resident Milan Waters said that he backs Perry "110 percent." He went on to say:

"I love that he's a conservative Tea Party guy -- not wishy-washy ... You couldn't create a better candidate than Rick Perry."

Not long after making his announcement, national polls showed the Texas governor rocketing ahead of Mitt Romney and the rest of the announced candidates as the first choice of Republicans for president in 2012.

But who exactly is Rick Perry? Perry revealed a lot about himself at a Texas-size prayer event of largely Christian evangelicals at Reliant Stadium in Houston on August 6, 2011, by announcing that he was an unabashed "born-again" Christian: as proof to that effect, the event resembled more a huge evangelical "praise and worship" meeting than a political event.

Please see the following two videos on the event, called "The Response" - meaning, presumably, the Christian response to the secularization of the United States.

Perry intoned:

"Father, our heart breaks for America. We see discord at home. We see fear in the marketplace. We see anger in the halls of government. And as a nation we have forgotten who made us, who protects us, who blesses us — and for that we cry out for your forgiveness."

NOTHING WRONG WITH THAT, BUT ...

Wagner

Nothing wrong with that, most Christians would say; but it wasn't so much what Perry said per se, as it was the endorsers who gathered themselves around Perry at the event. Researcher Rachel Tabachnick writes:

"Perry's endorsers are not just a random group of radical evangelists making outrageous statements. These are the 'apostles and prophets' of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the biggest international religious movement you never heard of."

Almost simultaneously with the release of Tabachnick's observation, investigative reporter Forrest Wilder of the Texas Observer published an extensive article on Perry's prayer event and his endorsers, "Rick Perry's Army of God." Wilder wrote:

"The NAR's intellectual godfather, C. Peter Wagner, one of Perry's early endorsers, brags that NAR is the most significant change in how Christianity is practiced since the Protestant Reformation ... With ... hundreds of millions of followers worldwide, the NAR's stress on Godlike 'prophetic' and 'apostolic' powers, its revisions of end-time prophecies, its methodology of 'spiritual warfare,' and its agenda of theocratic dominion over all aspects of society are threatening to modern democracy."

NOTE: NAR is a composite of a myriad group of Christian churches and ministries such as the International Coalition of Apostles (ICR), Youth with a Mission (YWAM), Global Harvest Ministries, the Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders (ACPE), the United States Global Apostolic Prayer Network (USGAPN), Hope for Europe, (HFE), etc.; it is linked to such other AMERICAN personalities as George Otis, Ed Silvoso, the now disgraced Ted Haggert, John Dawson, Chuck Pierce, John Kelly, Bill Hamon, Rick Joyner, ad nauseum. [We URGE you to inform yourself of the kind of twisted theology these organizations and personalities are purveying to the world: "The God-Men of America's New World Order System" and "Luciferic Christianity."]

The "New Apostolic Reformation" (NAR) pushes the "Seven Mountains" dominionist theology that envisions a takeover of the world by a form of militant Christianity in order to enable Jesus Christ's return to earth. The movement endorses a religious / political concept known as the "Seven Mountains of Culture." These seven mountains are (1) business, (2) government, (3) media, (4) arts and entertainment, (5) education, (6) the family and (7) religion.

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION — YES, BUT ...

There are, of course, a great many Christians who would say that condemning Perry for his association with NAR is "guilt by association" — and they would be right.

But as we have said so many times before on this website, the associations we keep, the friendships we make, and the institutional relationships we sustain - especially our religious and political ones - go a long way in defining us as persons. As a result - and more often than we care to admit - these relationships imply endorsement, endorsement not only of the people with whom we associate, but more often than not, of their ideas as well. Certainly this is true of political and religious organizations; and the more extreme these organizations are, the more true it becomes.

McCarthy: Charging "guilt by association"

Moreover, while the Political Left might reflexively recoil at the concept of "guilt by association" - largely because of the right-wing excesses of the McCarthy era - they certainly practice it themselves.

For example, when it was discovered that Democrat Lloyd Bentsen - Walter Mondale's vice presidential running-mate for the 1988 presidential election - was a member of an all-white, all-male country club in Texas, he was forced to resign his membership; it was felt that, should he continue his membership, he would be passively "endorsing" concepts which were repugnant to important Democratic constituencies. Indeed, it is politically impossible today for most Democrats to associate themselves with any organization which implicitly or even peripherally sanctions "sexism," "racism," "homophobia," etc.

Why? - because even the Political Left realizes that association with such organizations more often than not implies, at the very least, passive endorsement; a type of "indifference" which in the long run can often be more damaging than active participation.

People seem to instinctively realize that the strands of our relationships, one with another, provide a conduit through which ideas are transmitted. And that these ideas, if left unchecked, have a way of using the web of our personal and institutional relationships to propagate themselves. By such means, ideas introduced initially by only one person or by a small group of persons - if persistently pursued and not actively opposed - have a way of ultimately affecting the ideological fabric of the entire community.

AND THE SAME IS TRUE OF RICK PERRY ...

Of course, if it was true for Lloyd Bentsen, it's true of Rick Perry. Moreover, there is something more that points to the conclusion that Perry's association with NAR is not a "happen-chance" one; Perry's connection with the New Apostolic Reformation did not begin with the "The Response" rally in Houston on August of this year. It goes back several years. For example, on September 28, 2009, representatives of NAR visited Rick Perry at his office in Austin, TX - Tom Schlueter of Arlington, TX and Bob Long of San Marcos, TX.

Both Schlueter and Long oversee small congregations, but they are more than just pastors: They consider themselves modern-day "apostles and prophets," blessed with the same gifts as Old Testament prophets, and the same authority as New Testament apostles; they speak as the oracles (or mouthpieces) of God.

LEFT: Tom Schlueter "laying on hands" on Texas Governor Rick Perry; MIDDLE: The logo for the "Texas Apostolic Prayer Network;" RIGHT: Tom Long. Both Schlueter and Long are members of NAR, and they head up the "Texas Apostolic Prayer Network."

God has a "grand plan" for Texas

PERRY IS ANOINTED AS "GOD'S MAN"

At the meeting with Perry in the governor's office, Long and Schlueter told Perry of God's grand plan for Texas. A chain of powerful prophecies had proclaimed that Texas was "The Prophet State," anointed by God to lead the United States into revival and Godly government. And the governor would have a special role.

The day before the meeting, Schlueter had received a prophetic message from Chuck Pierce, an influential prophet from Denton, Texas. God had apparently commanded Schlueter—through Pierce—to "pray by lifting the hand of the one I show you that is in the place of civil rule."

Chuck Pierce

NOTE: Chuck Pierce is reported to be the "heir apparent" to C. Peter Wagner in assuming the central leadership role within the New Apostolic Reformation; he is a widely respected "prophet" whose prayers — it is reported - have caused earthquakes and lead to the capture of Saddam Hussein.

Pierce claims that in 2005 "the Spirit of God" came upon him and told him that a black man would be elected President of the United States — an event that would split the United States into two camps and setting off a full-blown spiritual war during which God will raise up a "might army" that will "tear down, raise up, overthrow, [and] rebuild" our society.

It was Governor Perry to whom Pierce indicated that Schlueter should "lay hands on." To that end, Schlueter prayed before his congregation:

"Lord Jesus I bring to you today Gov. Perry ... I am just bringing you his hand and I pray Lord that he will grasp a hold of it. For if he does you will use him mightily."

And grasp hold the governor did. At the end of their meeting, Perry asked the two pastors to pray over him. As the pastors would later recount, the Lord spoke prophetically as Schlueter laid his hands on Perry, their heads bowed before a painting of the Battle of the Alamo. Schlueter "declared over [Perry] that there was a leadership role [for Perry] beyond Texas, and that Texas had a role beyond what people understand."

The "prophets" of NAR believe they have a direct line to God.

DIRECT LINE TO GOD

Wilder continues:

"The NAR's top 'prophets and apostles' believe they have a direct line to God. Through them, they say, He communicates specific instructions and warnings. When mankind fails to heed the prophecies, the results can be catastrophic: earthquakes in Japan, terrorist attacks in New York, and economic collapse ...

"Their beliefs can tend toward the bizarre: The Democratic Party, one prominent member believes, is controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons ... They (meaning the representatives of NAR) engage in elaborate ceremonies involving branding irons, plumb lines and stakes inscribed with biblical passages driven into the earth of every Texas county."

NOTE: A plumb line is a simple tool used for determining whether or not something is perfectly vertical, i.e. upright. References to the use of a plumb line in the Scriptures are almost always that of "The Lord's plumb line," that measures how righteously people stand according to His Word. Whenever God's people became crooked, the Lord sent in the wreckers to demolish what made itself a condemned building:

"Thus He showed me: and, behold, the Lord stood upon a wall made by a plumb line, with a plumb line in His hand. And The Lord said unto me, Amos, what seest thou?

"And I said, A plumb line.

"Then said the Lord, Behold, I will set a plumb line in the midst of My people Israel: I will not again pass by them any more: And the high places of Isaac shall be desolate, and the sanctuaries of Israel shall be laid waste; and I will rise against the house of Jeroboam with the sword" (Amos 7:7-9)

PERRY: USING A PLUMB LINE TO MEASURE THE UNITED
STATES WHILE MAKING REFERENCE TO THE BOOK OF JOEL

Perry certainly knows how to speak the language of the new "apostles and prophets:" Calling upon his audience to righteously "measure" the moral condition of the country while making reference to the Book of Joel, Perry was very obviously speaking the language of NAR:

"With the economy in trouble, communities in crisis and people adrift in a sea of moral relativism, we need God's help. That's why I'm calling on Americans to pray and fast like Jesus did and as God called the Israelites to do in the Book of Joel."

Wilder goes on to say,

"The reference to the Book of Joel likely wasn't lost on Perry's target audience. Prominent movement leaders strike the same note. For example, Lou Engle, who runs 'The Call,' told a Dallas-area Assemblies of God congregation in April that 'God's answer in times of crisis is Joel 2'."

TOP LEFT: Lou Engle; TOP RIGHT: Lou Engle speaking to his followers which often number in the tens of thousands at his rallies; BOTTOM: what Engle and others of his ilk are aiming at. Engle serves on C. Peter Wagner's elite Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, part of Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation. Engle focuses on op-position to gay rights and abortion rights, and Engle has repeatedly forecast that conflict over abortion rights may lead to a second American civil war. Journalist Bruce Wilson says that Engle's antiabortion militancy comes within the context of an emerging strategy which Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich, two of the GOP's more astute politicians, appear to have understood to be a potentially winning formula for the new Christian Right and a resurgent GOP; and if that's true about these two men, it is certainly true of Perry. [Please see our article, "The Christian Right: Creating a New and Ominous Strategy against the Left."]

PERRY'S USE OF THE TERM
"JOEL'S ARMY" IS FRIGHTENING

As we just indicated, Perry's use of the term "Joel's Army" at "The Response" was no accident, in addition to that, it was very frightening. An army of "GOD-MEN," that's how Jack Deere, another "apostle" affiliated with NAR describes "Joel's Army;" an army that will be -

"... totally unique. There's never been one like it and there never will be one like it in ages to come ... It's so mighty that there's never been anything like it before ..."

Jack Deere

NOTE: Deere attended Dallas Theological Seminary concentrating in Greek and Hebrew study of the Bible. In 1976, he was invited to join the faculty of Dallas Seminary teaching Hebrew and books of the Bible in Hebrew. He received both a Master and Doctor of Theology degrees from Dallas Seminary. During his tenure at Dallas Seminary, he started and pastored two churches. The failure of Dallas Theological Seminary to condemn Deere for his pronouncements is an indication as to how "compromised" Dallas has become since the resignation of John Walvoord in 1986.

Reuven Doren, another NAR "prophet," says that this army will be able to -

"... move into things of the SUPERNATURAL that no one has ever moved in before ..."

Paul Cain

Paul Cain, yet another "prophet" associated with NAR, elaborates on what Doren said: 

"So my point is this, that there will be a manifestation of the sons and daughters of God. And it won't be this baloney that we've heard of in the past; I mean, there's been a few people tried to walk through a wall like this over here and knocked their brains loose, but that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about a manifested son of God; if anyone walks through this wall over here, they're not going to tell you about it - I mean, they're just going to do it. And sons of God don't tell you they're sons of God, they'll just show you! Amen."

Doren continues:

"... the ... premise of spiritual revival [which will culminate in the conquest of the world by the forces of Christianity] ... hinges upon the rising and completion of the ministry of the prophetic 'Son of Man Company' ... Today the Lord is calling forth a 'Son of Man Company' [meaning "Joel's Army"] ..." [For a further description of the kind of "New Christianity" that we are talking about here, please see our article, "The Superman Theology of the International Christian Embassy's Feast of Tabernacles;" please also see our article, "A Luciferic Christianity."]

CONSIDER CAREFULLY
WHAT DOREN IS SAYING

Begin the slaughter

Now think about what Doron is saying here: ALL of human history "HINGES" upon the "rising and completion" of the "Son of Man Company" [i.e., "Joel's Army"], a race of SUPERMEN that the earth has never seen before: An army of "GOD-MEN" WHO HAVE TRANSCENDED THE BOUNDS OF HUMANITY AND HAVE BECOME DIVINE.

NOTE: One should take careful note of the fact that when the prophets of NAR talk about "God-Men" they are talking about men who have become divine in the EXACT same sense that Jesus is divine. [Again, we URGE you to see our articles, "Luciferic Christianity" and "The God-Men of the American New World Order System."]

These are the Christian SUPERMEN who become "kings in life" and the "bondage breakers" for the rest of the human race. Francis Frangipane says:

"... there's going to be a CLEANSING ... there's going to be a PURGING ... coming forth ... and everyone that's living under the immorality cover ... will be brought down ..."

And Jack Deere goes on to say:

"When this army (i.e., Joel's Army) comes, it will be large and mighty. It's so mighty that there's never been anything like it before ... 'begin the SLAUGHTER and begin it in the temple (i.e., the church) and begin it with the elders, the leaders of my people'.

"And they walk through the land and they start and they begin to SLAUGHTER ... He has already started the SLAUGHTER ... and it is coming now among the church. He'll start with the leaders, but he'll move out into the church (and beyond)."

And these are the "crazies" with whom Perry is making "common cause?" — the implications here are profound, especially when one considers that there is little to distinguish between what NAR is bent on creating and what Heinrich Himmler created in Germany's SS.

Naturally enough, there will be many Christians who will say that we are bending the truth too far in drawing a parallel between what NAR says it is bent on creating, and what Hitler created in 1933. However, if words mean anything, there is little to differentiate between the hideous language used by Hitler and Himmler and the language used today by the "prophets" of NAR. [Please see our article, "The God-Men of the American New World Order System."]

Words are words, and more often than not, they convey EXACTLY the meaning they appear to be conveying. It's only those who don't want to hear what's being said who try to "water down" the meaning of such horrible language, and say that people don't really mean what they have so plainly said.

TRANSCENDING THE
BOUNDARIES OF HUMANITY

Hitler was bent on creating a MASTER RACE that transcended the boundaries of humanity. He attempted to forge his class of SUPERMEN using "race," "genetics" and the occultism of Valhalla; Christians in the United States are attempting to give birth to their race of SUPERMEN using the "magic" and "spirituality" of a DEMENTED form of Christianity. But the goal is the same: the creation of a race of SUPERMEN with which to conquer and subdue the earth.

The "GOD-DREAM" - man becomes God just as much as Christ is God [Please see our article, "Luciferic Christianity."]

Is that what God is doing? - raising up an army in these last days to execute JUDGMENT and DOMINION throughout the earth? That's what the "seers" and "prophets" of America's New World Order System are saying. Don't YOU want to be a part of it? Don't you want to be deemed worthy to wield the EXECUTIONER'S SWORD with the "CHOSEN OF GOD?" That's certainly what the SS was called upon to do. That's certainly what Reichsfuhrer SS Heinrich Himmler believed the SS was called to do:

"We shall unremittingly fulfill our task ... We shall take care that never more in Germany will [goodness] ... be threatened by evil. Pitilessly we shall be a merciless EXECUTIONER'S SWORD for ... [the sake of good people everywhere]."

"Blow the trumpet in Zion!" the cry goes out from the leaders of NAR: Hear the noise of the chariots! The chariots are leaping across the mountains! The army of the Lord is approaching! The earth will quake before them; the heavens shall tremble. A great people and a strange. There hath not been ever the like. Utterly awesome! DON'T YOU WANT TO BE A PART OF IT? Just think, you will be able to climb the wall like men of war. Even when you fall on the sword you will not be wounded. Crowds clap and cheer as they visualize the wondrous feats they will be able to perform in the Name of the Lord! No one wants to miss God and not be a part of what He is doing! Tears well up in the eyes of hungry seekers as they wait for the approach of this army. God is raising up an army in these last days to execute judgment and dominion throughout the earth." [Taken from a quote from Jewel van der Merwe, an opponent of this kind of thinking who was essaying to describe the seductive "pull" behind NAR'S "GOD-DREAM," the same "GOD-DREAM" that so bewitched and enchanted the German people in the 1930s and very early 1940s.]

Cindy Jacobs seated on
her "prophecy throne"

HORRIBLE THINGS CAN HAPPEN WHEN
GOD'S PROPHETS ARE IGNORED

NAR believes that HORRIBLE things will happen to those who ignore today's "prophets and apostles." For example, last year Cindy Jacobs, another NAR "prophet," warned that if America didn't return to biblical values God would cause a "tumbling of the economy and dark days will come," according to Charisma Magazine. To drive the point home, Jacobs and other NAR aficionados — including "Response" organizers Lou Engle and California pastor Jim Garlow —organized a 40-day "Pray and Act" effort in the lead-up to the 2010 elections. While the primary goal of the "Pray and Act" effort was aimed at defeating the "forces of secularism" (meaning the Democratic Party) in the 2010 election — an effort they claimed (with some justification) was highly successful notwithstanding the ridicule heaped upon them by liberals — a second very important effort was organizing the "YES ON PROPOSITION 8" campaign (the anti-gay initiative), which was also successful, despite the fact that it is now being challenged in the California Supreme Court.

NOTE: The virulent language used by Garlow, Jacobs, Engle and other members of NAR in the effort to elicit the support of Christians for Proposition 8 was indeed breathtaking, AND IT IS INDICATIVE OF THE ATTITUDE THAT THE ADHERENTS OF NAR HOLD TOWARD ALL THOSE DEEMED TO BE ENEMIES OF NAR'S RELIGIO-POLITICAL AGENDA.

For example, Lou Engle — already cited above — remarked,

"I believe we're headed to an Elijah/Jezebel showdown on the Earth, not just in America but all over the globe, and the main warriors will be the prophets of Baal versus the prophets of God, and there will be no middle ground."

"There's an Elijah generation that's going to be the forerunners for the coming of Jesus, a generation marked not by their niceness but by the intensity of their passion."

"Gay rights" according to Lou Engle and the prophets of NAR

In a Kansas City event in December 2007, Engle told an audience - that included young children sitting up with him onstage as he preached,

"One of the names of God is 'avenger of blood'. Have you ever worshiped that aspect of God lately ?"

In Kansas City in 2009, Engle was heard to remark,

"The Yahweh's servants GOTTA KILL THOSE GUYS!" [meaning gays and lesbians - tape recorded by reporter Evan Hurst of Truth Wins Out.]

The curses that NAR's prophets hurl against those it deems to be "enemies of God" are enough to make one's blood curdle. For instance, C. Peter Wagner claims to have caused the Japanese stock market to collapse because the emperor of Japan was reputed to have had sex with the sun-goddess.

NOTE: The charge made by Wagner that the people of Japan are CURSED because their emperor slept with the "sun-goddess" is so loony that one wonders if some insane liberal didn't make it up. But here is the tape of Wagner making the charge:

Picture of the "sun-goddess" with whom the Emperor of Japan had sex

Wagner says on the tape:

"Japan, as a nation, is one of the nation's of the world which has consciously, openly invited national demonization.

"The Sun Goddess visits him in person and has sexual intercourse with the Emperor. It's a very, very powerful thing. So the Emperor becomes one flesh with the Sun Goddess and that's an invitation for the Sun Goddess to continue to demonize the whole nation.

"Since the night that the present emperor slept with the Sun Goddess, the stock market in Japan has gone down. It's never come up since."

And be clear here: Wagner is not talking about some mythical Japanese Emperor who existed in the legendary past, but the present emperor of Japan!

The curses of other NAR prophets are reputed to have caused the recent 9.0 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, the destruction of New Orleans by Katrina, the crash of the New York stock exchange, etc.

According to NAR "prophet" Mike Bickle, God's prophets called similar curses down on Israel in the time of the Prophet Joel, and what is happening today regarding the curses that the NAR "prophets" are hurling against God's enemies are merely a "righteous repeat" of what happened 2,800 years ago; for example, Bickle writes:

"The Book of Joel describes a crippling drought and economic crisis—sound familiar?—in the land of Judah. The calamities, in Joel's time and ours, are 'sent by God to cause a wicked, oppressive, and rebellious nation to repent'."

Mike Bickle

NOTE: A major chunk of "The Response" was given over to Mike Bickle, who runs the International House of Prayer (IHOP). IHOP recruits young people into "radical" devotion to prayer and fasting. Bickle has the absurd notion that Oprah Winfrey is acting consciously and purposefully as an agent of the devil to pave the way for the Antichrist. Bickle and his fellow-prophet Lou Engle have organized a series of stadium events pushing prayer, fasting, and politics under the banner of "The Call," which provided the model for "The Response." Bickle and Engle are hard-core dominionists who believe they are ushering in a new Christian church that will take its rightful place of dominion over every aspect of government and society in the United States, and afterwards, in the whole world.

THE AD HOC FOLLOWERS OF NAR

The ad hoc followers of NAR (i.e., those not DIRECTLY connected to NAR, but who are generally supportive) are many, and not a few of them are very prominent members of evangelical Christianity today; they include such prominent figures as John Hagee, James Dobson, Tony Perkins and Rick Warren.  Indeed, Wagner was Rick Warren's mentor for his dissertation at Fuller Theological Seminary.  That dissertation was the foundation for Warren's book The Purpose Driven Church, which was followed by Warren's blockbuster book The Purpose Driven LifeWarren's dissertation promoted the idea, also advanced by Wagner's movement, that evangelical churches should be set up as a dictatorship very similar to that of Rome's.

NAR'S POLITICAL SUPPORTERS

Those who are associated with NAR politically include — in addition to Perry - Sarah Palin and Sam Brownback, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint and many, many others. This is quite frightening when one realizes that each one of these personalities stand at the forefront of the Republican Party today.

Think about what this portends in the light of statements made by the founder of NAR, C. Peter Wagner:

"Our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary ... to retake the dominion of God's creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God's kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is in heaven."

Do whatever we can to take dominion over the earth.

To DO WHATEVER WE CAN to "RETAKE DOMINION" of the earth? — is that what Wagner is saying? Yes! — that's exactly what Wagner is saying. The thought that the leadership of the Republican Party is "in bed" with such people is appalling.

As we indicated earlier in this article, words are words, and more often than not, they convey EXACTLY the meaning they are meant to convey. It's only those who don't want to hear what's being said who try to "water down" the meaning of such horrible language, and say that people don't really mean what they have so plainly said.

Wagner went on to say:

"DOMINION HAS TO DO WITH CONTROL. Dominion has to do with rulership. Dominion has to do with authority and subduing and it relates to society ... Dominion means being the head and not the tail. Dominion means ruling as kings."

Dominion has to do with control

But the kind of control advocated by Wagner and NAR has nothing to do with God, and everything to do with how the rulers of this present evil world rule (Galatians i:4); Jesus said:

"Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.

"But IT SHALL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU: BUT WHOSOEVER WILL BE GREAT AMONG YOU, LET HIM BE YOUR MINISTER [SERVANT];

"And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant [slave]:

"Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:25-28)

For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

How different this is from the kind of "rulership" that Wagner and NAR are promulgating for the earth — and it indicates just how far removed NAR is from God. Jesus said of such people:

 "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye devour widows' houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.

"Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, HYPOCRITES! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves." Matthew 23:13-15)

CHILDREN OF HELL

Children of Hell! — that's what Jesus says that the "apostles and prophets" of NAR are? — and if that is the case, one wonders about exactly who Perry is, and what he may portend for the future.

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God bless you all!

S.R. Shearer
Antipas Ministries

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Then make copies and take these copies out to the campuses where you live; pass them out; OR if that seems too "daring" for you right now, post them on telephone poles, the sides of buildings, on campus bulletin boards; post them in union halls, in the neighborhoods of the poor and downtrodden, near employment offices, wherever you can.


Once again, we URGE you to read (or re-read):

We need your help to spread the word concerning Antipas Ministries and the eschatological viewpoint it represents; WE NEED YOUR HELP BECAUSE WE DO NOT "LINK" WITH OTHER SO-CALLED "CHRISTIAN" WEBSITES which are, for the most part, "in the tank" insofar as their loyalty to the United States is concerned - a loyalty that has made them partners in the BLOODY trail the American military has left in its TERROR-RIDDEN rampage throughout the world, as well as making them partners in the abject poverty that American corporations have imposed on the peoples and nations the American military machine has ravaged - A BLOODY, TERROR-RIDDEN RAMPAGE THAT HAS TO A LARGE DEGREE BEEN CARRIED OUT IN THE NAME OF THE "PRINCE OF PEACE." [Please see our articles, "The Third World as a Model for the New World Order," Inside the American New World Order System" and "The American Empire: The Corporate / Pentagon / CIA / Missionary Archipelago."]

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