Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Ted Cruz’s Messianic Message

By Peggy Ryan, staff writer

By all rights the 2016 Presidential primaries should be over.  There is after all only one candidate still standing who can make the required 1237 delegates and that is Donald Trump.  Yet Ted Cruz refuses to go away. 

There’s a youtube video floating around that shows an 18-year old Cruz talking about his goals.  Cruz said he wanted to take over the world, world domination… you know, rule everything, rich, powerful that sort of stuff.”  On its face this looks like teenage ramblings but with Cruz, not so much. 

Ted’s father, Rafael Cruz, preaches a neo-charismatic movement, the Seven Mountain Dominion” (7MD).  Dominionists believe evangelical Christians who are anointed as kings” will be sent to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the Seven Mountains” mandate.  Pretty much ‘world domination.’  And Rafael’s not shy about telling people who he believes should take the reins. 

During a 2012 sermon at New Beginnings Church in Bedford, Texas, Rafael Cruz preached that his son’s political campaign is a direct fulfillment of Biblical prophecy.  Cruz told the congregation that God would anoint Christian kings” to preside over an end-time transfer of wealth” from the wicked to the righteous. 

Others passionately attest to Ted’s calling.  Larry Huch, the pastor of New Beginnings, claimed Cruz’s recent election to the U.S. Senate was a sign that Ted is indeed one of these kings.  Heidi Cruz got a personal message from God that Ted’s the guy.  Glenn Beck, Ted’s closest political ally, preached in Utah that Ted Cruz isanointed for this time.” Glenn says nobody knows what it is like to carry the ‘Moses-like burden’ that Cruz bears.  Beck also preached that if voters align themselves with the evil Trump, they’re "not listening to their God”. 

So why is this important? After all, an individual’s religion is a very personal thing, right? Well, no. Not when, as in the 2016 Presidential election, Cruz is using religion to morally bludgeon voters into supporting him.  Cruz touts his Christianity as pure and above scrutiny while he brands Donald Trump as morally and spiritually corrupt and beyond redemption.  Ted says outright that Christians cannot in good conscience support Trump. 

But Ted’s argument that Trump should be rejected for his wayward past is not exactly Biblical.  After all, God himself often used imperfect men for His purpose.  The Apostle Paul started as one of Christianity's most zealous enemies.  He approved the stoning of Stephen (Acts 7:58), and was a merciless persecutor of the church.  Yet he was hand-picked by Jesus Christ to become the gospel's most ardent messenger.  God used the gifts He had given Paul, among them, a brilliant mind and a commanding knowledge of philosophy and religion.  Paul’s clear, understandable explanation of the gospel made his letters to early churches the foundation of Christian theology.

And God used other flawed individuals to carry out His will. Noah was a drunk, Jacob a liar, Samson a womanizer, Rahab a prostitute, and David an adulterer and murderer.  So Ted’s version of what is required by God is not necessarily according to the Gospel. 

So why does Cruz adamantly declare Trump unworthy to serve if that’s not what God teaches?  It’s because Ted’s religion isn’t exactly by the Book as we know it.  In the article Seven Mountains Dominionism: “Not the same brand,”  Dr. Joel McDurmon writes that the most concerning part of 7MD is their plan “to grab the reins of influence through whatever means necessary, usurp the seats of political power and impose some tyrannical theocracy” upon society from the top down.”

This explains so much. It accounts for the cold calculated theft of Dr.  Carson’s votes in Iowa, the dirty tricks on Marco Rubio saying he’d dropped out of the race then misquoting him with the Bible.  It explains Cruz’s eager embrace of the very establishment he’d labeled as cartel, of every enemy he’d bragged about opposing.

Ted Cruz is now warning Indiana voters. At a rally in La Porte, Indiana, Cruz said "I believe that the men and women gathered here and the goodness of the American people, that we will not give into evil but we will remember who we are and we will stand for our values.”   

Again with the blatant religion card, Cruz is telling people who to judge and how to interpret God’s will.  The dirty little secret is that Cruz, like Donald Trump and even Hillary Clinton, is himself a mere mortal.  The frightening part is that Ted apparently doesn’t know this. 

Yet the media ignores Cruz’s Dominionist link as it continues to pimp a contested convention 24/7 instead of exposing the Cruz quest for power. It’s not like the press doesn’t know of Cruz’s connection to the Seven Mountain Dominion. It’s spoken of in a hundred places on the Internet.  Hell, Rafael and Glenn Beck are out there preaching it outright.

Unfortunately, it’s not just the mainstream media missing this story.  Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin are all-in for Cruz.  They’re pushing the “one true conservative” crap as if even that piece is true and ignoring the Cruz cult.  And please, Rush, Mark, don’t try to tell us Ted’s not involved in this Dominionist movement.  Below is an excerpt from the Chris Roycroft-Davis article “Ted Cruz-the man who believes God wants him to be president:"

After kneeling in prayer for two hours at a Baptist church in Texas, Cruz’s family wept as his wife Heidi said she had received a message from above that instructed Cruz to run for the White House.  According to Cruz’s father, pastor Rafael, the kneeling Ted looked up and said: ‘Lord, here am I, use me.  I surrender to you, whatever you want.’”

Note that this was family prayer and that Ted’s father, Rafael, an unabashed Dominionist was not just present but praying alongside Ted. 

I’m not writing this to try and stop Ted Cruz; he’s already toast.  But Cruz and his wealth-centered mission got too close this time.  We as voters can no longer depend on media to inform us, we have to be pro-active. 

A candidate who threatens the advent of Hell and brimstone for all who disagree with his message has raised a red flag which Americans must not ignore. Ted Cruz has done just that. That’s the time to listen carefully to the candidate’s message.

In 2016 it came down to two candidates in the end. One, Donald Trump, is campaigning on equal trade, border security, a strong military, and protected 2nd Amendment rights, among other issues. 

The other candidate, Ted Cruz, now also campaigns on those issue but came late to the party.  Originally, Ted’s campaign was all about the true conservative, the Constitutional candidate and the Christian stalwart.  As his conservative image dissolved, a campaign kicked into high gear in which Cruz sells himself as one who shares Christian core beliefs. 

But unless you wish to elect a monarch who will judge the wicked and confiscate their wealth, you’re not in sync with the Seven Mountain Dominion movement. In fact, you are in conflict with their beliefs. 

When you listen to Ted in the future or any candidate who wants to insert God as a wedge issue, take the time to research that candidate before you pull that lever in the voting booth.  Do you want to elect a president or ordain a king?

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