Via the Huffington Post, Pastor Morgan Guyton takes a disturbing look at the insane Christian Dominionist theology gaining a powerful foothold in the U.S. government, a development previously brought up by Jesse Ventura:
I wanted to do some research into the theological roots of Senator Ted Cruz, the standard-bearer of the Tea Party Republicans behind the government shutdown. Ted’s father, Rafael Cruz, is a pastor with Texas charismatic ministry Purifying Fire International. He has a distinct theological vision for what America is supposed to look like: Christian dominionism…
So to pull all this logic together, God anoints priests to work in the church directly and kings to go out into the marketplace to conquer, plunder, and bring back the spoils to the church. The reason governmental regulation has to disappear from the marketplace is to make it completely available to the plunder of Christian “kings” who will accomplish the “end time transfer of wealth.” Then “God’s bankers” will usher in the “coming of the messiah.” The government is being shut down so that God’s bankers can bring Jesus back.
When you get a lot of people together in a megachurch, you can do some pretty impressive things with your mission projects. Seeing your accomplishments could give you the hubris of thinking we don’t need a government at all to make our society run; our church can be the new government.