Christian Dominionist Tea Party Politicians Aiming For The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth”?

pureVia 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.

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  • echar

    I see your religious zealots and raise you another.

    Bachmann: Obama Backs Al Qaeda, Sign Of Last Days
    https://soundcloud.com/rightwingwatch/bachmann-obama-backs-al-qaeda

    Michelle Bachman speaking on the (psychosis enabling) radio show Understanding the Times with Jan Markell.
    http://www.oneplace.com/ministries/understanding-the-times/

    • Liam_McGonagle

      You know, I’ve often said to myself, “Liam”, [I call myself that because that's what my name is, Liam], “Liam, just what is it that you’re looking for in a fully sanctified afterlife? In otherwords, where do you see yourself in, say the next 3,000 years?”

      And the answer always comes back the same way: “Tending my harem of Scarlet Johannsen lookalikes. That’s where I want to be 3,000 years from now.”

      I find these cult leaders fixating on bank accounts absurd. Shows a real lack of imagination, and possibly a serious coronary condition having a deletorious effect on their sex lives.

      • I_abide

        My only regret is that I am only able to up vote this one time.

      • Eric_D_Read

        A harem of Scarlett Johannsen lookalikes you say?
        If the rest of the place looks like cross between a giant mead hall and a biker clubhouse, you’re trespassing in my afterlife.

  • Anarchy Pony

    I’d be lying if I said Dominionists didn’t scare the shit out of me.

  • Juan

    “The government is being shut down so that God’s bankers can bring Jesus back.”
    I am so glad “God’s bankers” are on the case. Jesus should be back reall soon. I can’t wait!
    I know it should not, but holy fuck, it still blows my mind that there are millions of people in the US who fully believe this crap. It’s no wonder things are so fucked for so many people. And you know the bulk of these bastards ain’t rich. They’re surely your typical, ignorant, working class, white drones. You know, the people of Wallmart types.
    I guess L. Ron Hubbard had the right idea, start a bullshit religion and make millions fleecing the chumps.
    I’m in the wrong line of work.

    • emperorreagan

      The fact that humans believe this crap makes me think I’m altogether the wrong species.

      • Anarchy Pony

        I’ve always thought it would pretty sweet to be a river otter.

      • Shannon Raver Dickerson

        The fact that the American public actually believes these sensationalist news stories shows a level of ignorance that is way scarier than if this was actually true

        • emperorreagan

          So the dominionism and all of the people who are attached to that doctrine are nothing to worry about?

          Just like the Christian coalition’s plan to try to dominate school boards to push their agenda has no bearing on what has ended up in text books over the past 30 years?

        • Sane Spirit

          Your ignorance of the Dominionist movement and its history is unnerving. These are not sensationalist news stories, these are facts; and they are “actually true.” And just so you get the bigger picture, so to speak, a brief timeline to highlight the fact that this “movement” is a well thought out and continuing plan,,,

          1962 Engel v Vitale (school prayer)
          1968 Nixon uses the Southern Strategy exploiting racism in the South
          1972 Eagle Forum (Phylis Schafly anti-feminism)
          1973 Roe v Wade
          1977 Focus on the Family (James Dobson)
          1979 Moral Majority (Jerry Fallwell)
          1979 Concerned Women for America (Beverly LaHaye)
          1983 Family Research Council (James Dobson now Tony Perkins)
          1987 Christian Coalition (Pat Robertson)
          1989 Liberty Counsel (Matthew Staver, Liberty University Jerry Fallwell)
          1990 American Center for Law and Justice (Pat Robertson)
          1994 Alliance Defense Fund (Bill Bright Campus Crusade for Christ, Larry Burkett Crown Financial Ministry, James Dobson)
          1996 DOMA
          2006 veto of Stem Cell Research by Bush Jr.
          2007 National Organization of Marriage NOM (Brian S. Brown PROP 8)
          2010 Tea Party Movement

          From Evangelical Preacher George Grant, The Changing of the Guard: Biblical Principles for Political Action by George Grant, published in 1987 by Dominion Press.

          It is a growing movement supported by political Christians who teach that America is a nation built on a singular religion, Christianity – and all citizens are to be subject to laws and rules that are in accordance with their Dominionist version of reality.

          “Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ — to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest.

          That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less…

          Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land — of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.”

          I wouldn’t call that sensationalist. It will be horrific if Cruz et al continue to gain the power and control they so desperately need.

  • Simiantongue

    I’ll be up front, I’m an atheist. However, what led me to that position is reading a lot about theology of all kinds. I’m not claiming to be an expert, but I know what I’m talking about when I say Jesus would hate these assholes.

    • IrishYank2

      You mean his unauthorized fan clubs? When and if he came back, they’d stone him to death as a “false idol” as his views would be way too liberal. AND YES, JESUS WAS DEFINITELY A LIBERAL.

  • Haystack

    So Jesus is like a CEO, and the only reason he hasn’t returned yet is that Earth has yet to offer him a big enough benefits package?

    • Calypso_1

      They are using the ‘Jonestown Defense’ against hostile takeover after which Jesus will form New Earth as the White Knight.

  • Dan Muench

    I think I liked their ‘founder’ in her previous career as a music video extra on Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”….

    Seriously, you’d follow ANYONE that looked like that?

    Not. If they had. The Antidote.

  • AManCalledDa-da

    That’s it. The U.S. just jumped the shark. Again.

  • InfvoCuernos

    Say all you want about the right wing nuts, but they do fill the spankbank quite nicely when it comes to grudgefuck fantasy material.

  • Calypso_1

    Put these kind of Zealots in turban territory & they’d be on the business end of a Predator strike.

  • HowardBrazee

    If they do bring Jesus back, he obviously won’t fit in with their ideas. The Bible is pretty clear that Jesus Christ lived a life that’s the opposite of their philosophy.

    • IrishYank2

      “Religion is the word of God corrupted by man for the sake of power and control” – no idea who said that.

  • Andrew
  • melvin lafleur

    please let the rapture come soon and leave the earth to sane people.

    • IrishYank2

      Amen

  • jnana

    huh, I musta head Jesus wrong. I mistakenly assumed he wanted us to renounce life in the world and walk with Him free of worldly ambition. Y’know, like the lilies of the valleys.

  • Shannon Raver Dickerson

    People like this are the reason that Christians are so hated in our country right now. Why is it that the crazy ones get the headlines while those who are actually trying to follow Christs example are ignored.

    • echar

      Maybe because there is more in column A than there is in column B?

  • IrishYank2

    I agree. Probably will begin as the division between north and south along the traditional Civil War lines, then the southern country (basically the SEC) will splinter into various religious states who will fight bitterly to no end. Eventually one will come out the victor, then focus their attentions on the northern states (allied with the UN and other foreign countries for support, whereas the southern theocracies will reject any outside alliances as they are too “socialist”). It will get ugly.

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