Questions have also arisen over Governor Perry’s close ties to the radical wing of the Christian evangelical movement. On Saturday, Perry helped organize and spoke at a controversial seven-hour Christian prayer rally in Houston called "The Response: A Call to Prayer for a Nation in Crisis."From an article called "Rick Perry's Army of God" in the Texas Observer about Governor Rick Perry's being backed by a cult of extreme Pentecostals in his run for the WH.GOV. RICK PERRY: 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.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,” Bickle told his students.
To secure God's blessing, Joel commands the people to gather in “sacred assembly” to pray, fast, and repent.... that if America didn’t return to biblical values and support Israel God would cause a “tumbling of the economy and dark days will come,” according to Charisma.
The Texas Observer has just published an explosive new article titled "Rick Perry’s Army of God." It exposes how a group of radical Christians and self-proclaimed prophets from a little-known movement known as New Apostolic Reformation have been quietly pushing for Perry to run for president.From a "Democracy Now" interview with the author of the article, Forrest Wilder, a staff reporter at the Texas Observer.
The New Apostolic Reformation & Rick Perry (Part 1 of 2)
The Rachel Maddow Show, MSNBC, 8-10-2011
I gave up on organized religion a long time ago, since it seemed to cause more problems than it solved. But I still remember being taught as a child that God was the source of all love and we were his children and he wanted us to be happy.
That Jesus Christ came to Earth to bring a gospel of love of thy fellow man, that a GOOD Christian help feed the hungry; sheltered the homeless and ministered to the sick. I don't recall anything being said about Christians worrying about Wall Street, which I believe is the domain of another being, but that's another story.
That "Love Thy Neighbor" narrative seems to have been tossed overboard by this new generation of 'Gawd' fearing Christians who mix religion and politics to advance political agendas mostly hatched in Israel.
These 'Christians' avoid talking about JC's "Sermon on the Mount," where he gave some beautiful advice on how to take care of and love people.
They cherry-pick select quotes from the hellfire and damnation portion of the Old Testament, scaring the hell out of people to enact private agendas. And believe me, it ain't about feeding the hungry masses.
More from "Rick Perry's Army of God:"
Their beliefs can tend toward the bizarre. Some consider Freemasonry a “demonic stronghold” tantamount to witchcraft. The Democratic Party, one prominent member believes, is controlled by Jezebel and three lesser demons. Some prophets even claim to have seen demons at public meetings. They’ve taken biblical literalism to an extreme. In Texas, they engage in elaborate ceremonies involving branding irons, plumb lines and stakes inscribed with biblical passages driven into the earth of every Texas county.There's another group of power-hungry religious whackos already in charge of the media, the entertainment world and our government that might not care for competition.
If they simply professed unusual beliefs, movement leaders wouldn’t be remarkable. But what makes the New Apostolic Reformation movement so potent is its growing fascination with infiltrating politics and government. The new prophets and apostles believe Christians—certain Christians—are destined to not just take “dominion” over government, but stealthily climb to the commanding heights of what they term the “Seven Mountains” of society, including the media and the arts and entertainment world. They believe they’re intended to lord over it all. As a first step, they’re leading an “army of God” to commandeer civilian government.
Or maybe they're the ones financing this nonsense?
Got no time or money to "feed the hungry; sheltered the homeless and ministered to the sick," costs too damned much. Gotta spend that money on killing dark-skinned people around the world in God's name!
More from that "Democracy Now" interview with the Texas Observer’s Forrest Wilder.
One official endorser of the Response prayer gathering was Cindy Jacobs, the self-declared Christian prophet. Earlier this year, she made headlines when she recorded a video declaring a connection between the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" and the sudden death of thousands of blackbirds in Arkansas.Guess flag burning and abortion don't have the 'sizzle' need to distract voters from the REAL issues in the upcoming 2012 elections, but gays and lesbians do?
And, you know, I mean, it’s—some of this—some of their prophecies are very specific. I mean, she has also said that she predicted the tsunamis in Japan, and not just that, but that that happened because the Japanese hadn’t sufficiently come to Christianity, so, in essence, God was punishing them. Peter Wagner, the founder of the movement, for example, has said that he supernaturally—when he was in Germany in 2001, God acted through him to end mad cow disease in Germany. So they actually—they think that they have some supernatural abilities, at least as God works through them, to do things in what they call "the natural."
There's some type of 'mad cow' disease here in the USA that has crossed the animal-human barrier and is infecting American brains by the thousands.
Here's one video on the self-proclaimed 'prophet' and friend of 'Slick Rick' Perry, Cindy Jacobs.
Cindy Jacobs says that birds and fish may be dying in large numbers because of the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell.
Cindy Jacobs and her friends worship false idol in hopes that Jesus will wear a flag pin and give them money.
Couldn't find an Internet link to the "New Apostolic Reformation," movement, guess they think the 'Net is Satan' playground?
Only found this page by the loony Cindy Jacobs:
History | Generals.org
But you can go to this link and spend a chunk of money to get some DVD's where those 'prophets' will explain what it's all about. The mailing address is in Hawaii, sure must be rough being a 'prophet' these days!