When Texas Gov. Rick Perry decided to stage a Texas-size prayer event — dubbed “The Response” — on Aug. 6, it no doubt seemed like the
right thing to do at the time. It received little critical scrutiny when he announced it back in early June, except on websites that track these sorts
of things. But after Rachel Maddow, drawing on these sites, did a segment highlighting some of the more bizarre statements made by Perry's
high-profile religious endorsers, things cooled considerably — even though the real story is still not remotely well-understood.
“Perry’s endorsers are not just a random group of radical evangelists making outrageous statements,” researcher Rachel Tabachnick subsequently
wrote at Alternet.org. “These are the apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR), the biggest international religious movement you
never heard of.” Almost simultaneously, 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.”
Now ordinarily I would not think much about something like this, you know typical “Liberal propaganda to attack a devout Christian, what’s new?”
But when reading further this NAR ‘New Apostolic Reformation’ just did not sit right with me. There was something about them that I felt uneasy
with even before I continued much further down to where things just get disgusting.
I will highlight a few things which really stood out to me from this article:
According to Tabachnick, writing about Perry's announcement in June, GOP candidates competing for NAR support “include Sarah Palin, who has an
over 20-year relationship with Alaskan Apostle Mary Glazier; Newt Gingrich, who was anointed by Lou Engle on an internationally televised broadcast in
2009; Michelle Bachman; Rick Santorum; and now, apparently, Rick Perry.”
Why would all of the above mentioned GOP candidates care what a virtually unheard of church have to say? That is what I did not understand but what
makes me think this is of conspiratorial levels will be described further down.
For the NAR, however, Tabachnick identified the phrase as the “battle cry for the Seven Mountains Campaign.” That's how the NAR conceives of
its dominionist agenda: taking control of the “Seven Mountains,” or culture-shaping spheres that dominate human society: business, government,
media, arts and entertainment, education, family, and religion.
Admittedly I had not heard of Dominion Theology prior to this article so a quick search was necessary. If you believe
then this explains Dominion Theology in simple terms:
Dominion Theology is a grouping of theological systems with the common belief that society should be governed exclusively by the law of God as
codified in the Bible, to the exclusion of secular law.
A key emphasis of the NAR is on “Spiritual Warfare” as explained:
Ground-level spiritual warfare is casting out demons from individuals. Occult-level spiritual warfare is confrontations with demons operating
through witchcraft and esoteric philosophies (examples are Freemasonry and Tibetan Buddhism). Strategic-level spiritual warfare is the highest level,
dealing with confrontation of territorial principalities that control entire communities, ethnic groups, religions and nations.
By this point I realized this group’s ideas had already gone beyond that of the ordinary Fundamentalist and Evangelical Christianity many of us have
known for decades now. They want “spiritual warfare” for control over the institutions which govern society? That sounds theocratic in nature.
"they literally demonize religions outside of evangelicalism, including burning of Mormon, Catholic and Native American artifacts, and excursions
in which they claim their 'spiritual warfare' supernaturally damages icons and infrastructure of other faiths."
A report from the Trinity Apostolic Prayer Network website describes one such ceremony — held in Olney, Texas, on April 21, 2007 — in which Native
American artifacts were destroyed. The report has since been scrubbed but was saved by Talk2Action researchers. Central to this reconciliation ritual
was the destruction of Native American artifacts, which had to be carried out by NAR-designated “representatives” of the Native American
That is an outright destruction of another civilization and why? Because it is poisoned by demons, is that for real? It reminds me of when the Taliban
took over in Afghanistan and destroyed the ancient Buddha monuments, removing that culture from the nation of Afghanistan which they seen as simply
A video surfaced in 2008 with Sarah Palin being anointed by a Kenyan ‘witch-hunter’ in her church and not just that but he spoke about
infiltrating the government and all the 7 areas of society which is preached by the NAR’s Seven Mountains Prophecy.
(Sarah Palin enters at 5:00)
This really makes you question why John McCain in 2008 would select an unknown and first term governor of the state of Alaska to be his Vice President
pick; he passed many great more prominent candidates for VP to get her. But it may begin to make sense if you believe what was reported by Alex Jones
two months ago right about the time this prayer meeting was being organized.
Texas Governor Rick Perry is dipping his toes into the 2012 presidential race, coincidentally, as the Bilderberg conference convenes in St.
Moritz, Switzerland. Bilderberg, notorious kingmakers in the U.S. and Europe, tapped Perry in 2007, inviting him to the conference meeting in Istanbul
and presumably vetting him for higher office. Has his moment now arrived?
Yet if the elites are choosing people aligned with the NAR to run for office across this country it begs to question: why? What would government run
by these people do to help the elites? How does an election of Rick Perry, clearly aligned with the person of the NAR or a 2008 Vice Presidency of
Sarah Palin who is aligned with these people, benefit the global elites?
Diving a little deeper into this NAR and its affiliates I found
Unbiblical teaching has been going on since the early church took root. Peter cautioned that “there were false prophets also among the people,
even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon
themselves swift destruction” (2 Peter 2:1).
Today there is a damnable heresy in the Church that many Christians haven’t yet heard of: The New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) a.k.a. Dominionism/
Kingdom Now/Replacement Theology. Those who disagree with their false gospel must be removed through intense “spiritual warfare” and by raising up
a “new breed “of Christian they call an “Army of God.”
So… this church and its ‘apostles’ are “false prophets” and the people who have aligned themselves with the church are suddenly and
mysteriously popping up in American national politics with the current main political figure, Rick Perry, being closely aligned with them, going to a
prayer event with them, all the while apparently being pushed to the Presidency by the Bilderbergers. Something about that stinks to high heaven!
America's own Taliban - A fast growing right-wing politico-religious
presence plans to implement an end-times, Christian theocracy in the US.
Encompassing a variety of organisations and networks of activist groups, the NAR is not just concerned about particular issues, such as abortion
or gay rights, or even about so-called "values", which is the impression that even Goodstein's 2008 story left with readers.
Rather, the NAR is committed to replacing democracy with a religious dictatorship, which it sees as a necessary prelude for Christ's return to
Consequently, the NAR is also openly dedicated to destroying religious and cultural groups who do not share their beliefs - even including others on
the Christian Right. They openly denounce Mormonism and Roman Catholicism as demonic, but in the end all Protestant denominations are seen as
impediments to creating one unified religious establishment which should in turn control all of society, entirely replacing America's secular
democracy, and bringing about their own version of "one-world government".
Reid also repeatedly suggests that SLSW is actually pagan in origins, and thus a form of syncretism, the very sort of mixture between Christianity and
older pagan religions that biblical literalists of all stripes abhor. For example:
"Hesselgrave draws the analogy between warfare prayer and the prayer typical of Indo-European paganism with its dualistic understanding of the eternal
co-existence of good and evil. The latter is viewed as a means 'to control the gods', but, in contrast, prayer in biblical thought is 'submission' to
The idea that spiritual warfare as practised by the NAR is itself a pagan practice, perhaps even a form of demonic battle or that it elevates man over
God are perceived examples of what psychologists call "projection", an ego defence mechanism.
The United States has long had a very minor and relatively irrelevant theocratic movement that has never seen the light of day in terms of any chance
at power. While many on the left have labeled the Christian Right, specifically Fundamentalists, to be theocrats, they are not in the original sense
of the word. But these people are, and not only are they theocrats, but they are advocates of a one world government, destruction of other cultures
for unity, and their entire interpretation of the Bible is being called into question on the grounds of it being the anti-thesis of what was actually
taught within both the New and Old Testament.
That should raise some red flags right there. A theocratic one-world movement in the United States, expanding globally, with the political figures
aligned with the movement being pushed by the global or at least Western elites.
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