Ted Cruz’s Father Preaches That His Son Is An “Anointed King” Who Will Bring The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth”

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Are you ready to hand all of society’s money over to the Christian leaders whom the heavens have anointed to be “God’s bankers”? More on the fascinating Christian Dominionist theology of pastor Rafael Cruz, father of leading Tea Party politician Ted, via Alternet:

“The pastor [Huch] referred to Proverbs 13:22, a little while ago, which says that the wealth of the wicked is stored for the righteous. And it is through the kings, anointed to take dominion, that that transfer of wealth is going to occur.” – Rafael Cruz, August 26, 2012

In a sermon[2] last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as “kings” to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the “Seven Mountains” mandate, and “bring the spoils of war to the priests”, thus helping to bring about a prophesied “great transfer of wealth”, from the “wicked” to righteous gentile believers. link to video[3] of Rafael Cruz describing the “great transfer of wealth” and the role of anointed “kings” in various sectors of society, including government, who are to “bring the spoils of war to the priests”.

Rafael Cruz’ dominionist[4] sermon given August 26, 2012, at the New Beginnings Church of pastor Larry Huch, in Irving, Texas has already received considerable scrutiny due to an excellent Huffington Post commentary[5] by Methodist Associate Pastor Morgan Guyton, who noted the explicitly dominionist nature of pastor Cruz’ sermon, which concerned the divine mandate for believers, with anointing of “kings” in their respective spheres, to take control over all sectors of society.

Cruz spoke of “Kings who are anointed to go to war, win the war, and bring the spoils of war to the priests.”

Discussion of the now-notorious speech by Rafael Cruz has missed the fact that Ted Cruz was subsequently blessed and anointed[6] by prominent dominionist pastors, in effect as a “king” in the political/governmental sphere, at a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, at a July 19th-20th 2013 rally designed to draw pastors into politics.

But in a very real, mundane sense Ted Cruz has already helped deliver hundreds of millions of dollars, or more, to the evangelical right. Cruz’ past service – as a “king” who brought “spoils to the priests” – is a matter of established record; as I revealed in a prior story, no less than a top adviser to President George W. Bush has stated that in 1999 Ted Cruz played a major role in helping the Bush for President campaign lock down the conservative evangelical vote in the 2000 election.

One can interpret the “great transfer of wealth” — predicted by Ted Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz, and by Pastor Larry Huch, who threw his Texas megachurch’s considerable heft behind the 2012 Cruz for Senate campaign — in magical terms, sure.

But Ted Cruz’ apparently notable role in getting George W. Bush into the presidency led in turn to Bush’s “Faith Based Initiative” – that continues to this day under two successive Obama administrations and which, during the Bush years, funneled billions of dollars to churches and institutions associated with the religious right.

In other words, the “great transfer of wealth” is about more than wishful thinking. It’s about an ongoing effort, by leaders and institutions of the evangelical right, to gradually gobble up the secular sphere of government.

Thus, for example, fast growing Christian schools such as the late Moral Majority co-founder Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University, which now vacuums up hundreds of millions of dollars in federal student aid money each year. Or the hundreds of millions of diverted tax dollars now flowing, in a least 12 U.S. states, under so-called “neo-voucher” schemes, to private schools – many of which, as explored in a new[7] Rolling Stone story, have virulently anti-LGBT policies. Under Bush, too, several billion dollars per year in USAID funding were shifted from secular aid nonprofits to religious ones, some them holding anti-gay and reactionary, even theocratic, underlying ideology.

I could go on at length about this dreary subject, which involves major shifts in government social service funding streams. But instead, let’s turn now to the “kings for dominion”:

In his August 26th, 2012 guest sermon at Larry Huch’s Irving, TX megachurch, U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’ father Rafael Cruz, in what was not the first of his guest appearances at the church, explained,

  • Nathan Dube

    Fuck that guy.

    • Liam_McGonagle

      Yes, it’s hard to believe that someone did, isn’t it?

      But at any rate, you know how this eventually plays out. ‘Treasure of the Sierra Madre’, ‘Lord of the Rings’ and whatnot . . . “There can be only one.”

      These jackals are going to rip themselves apart in scandal, recrimination and counter-recrimination over their own corrupt dealings with one another. And I’d bet it begins even before the nominations process is complete. These guys are stupid animals, so I don’t give any of them credit for enough self-restraint to hold out until 2016.

      • Juan

        Yes,”stupid animals” is a fitting description of these bastards. Unfortunateley, the US is a country filled to bursting with stupid animals.
        They make me very uneasy.

        • sveltesvengali

          Kinda’ like military men, according to Henry Kissinger. They may well be pawns to be used in foreign policy as well, though by which opaque collusion of powers I can’t even fathom to guess at.

      • Liam_McGonagle

        “There can be only one.”

        Say, that was ‘Highlander’, wasn’t it? D’oh! I think I meant to say:

        “One ring to rule them all.”

        • Skippydelic

          You know, Gollum kinda looks like Rafael, if you think about it… 😉

      • ChuckyJesus

        I hope the hell that you’re right!!!

  • VaudeVillain

    If they believe that God wants to make the faithful into wealthy bankers, then they are DEFINITELY NOT Christians, because that is radically contrary to what Jesus said and did and taught.

    Seriously, have these people even read a Bible? This shit is just embarrassing.

  • HowardBrazee

    His religion is about making his kind rich at the expense of everybody else. Jesus Christ had very, very different values.

  • emperorreagan

    It’s Calvinism with the new-improved sacrament of booty bumping crystal meth.

  • Ted Heistman

    I’d keep an eye on these folks.I wouldn’t dismiss them so quickly.

    • Joy Nichols

      Yes.They are very scary.

      • ChuckyJesus

        Very! Just last year, they were talking about putting atheists into concentration camps!

    • Wayseer

      This is Senator Ted Cruz’s father.

  • Len

    What makes this freak and his freak spawn different than those that are “wicked”?

    • I_abide

      Because he prays before every creepy ass orgy night instead of just jumping right in.

  • Rusty Shackelford

    Gods and dictators always fall and psychopaths like this don’t last for long.

    • Andrew

      Yeah, but many have killed millions in the meantime.

  • Anarchy Pony

    Nothing more terrifying than a madman that thinks god is on their side.

  • Aipeed Teaitchse

    Too bad hell isn’t real because I’d love to see Rafael Cruz and the rest of these manipulative hypocrites trying to bring us back to the dark ages down there.

  • Andrew

    This is what the prosperity gospel crowd’s Jesus Antichrist eventually leads to.

  • echar

    With some luck, these people will be caught in very compromising situations. (e.g. Homosexual orgies, soliciting a hit man, money laundering, etc).

    • moremisinformation

      “Ted Cruz’s Father Preaches That His Son Is An ‘Anointed King’ Who Will Bring The “End Time Transfer Of Wealth”

      If that shit right there doesn’t compromise someone enough, then everything you mentioned could just be construed as ‘one crazy Friday night!’

      • echar

        To sane people it’s compromising, to dominionists it could be the sugar in the koolaid. I want his schmucks to see him fall, and along comes his and his sons status.

      • SilverGuardian

        Yeah ….. and if he is convinced his son is an anointed king, that makes HIM special indeed. He can brag “I spawned a king””

  • InfvoCuernos

    Say what you want, but this is truly biblical-if we look at “the End Times” the Anti-Christ and Satan’s minions rule the Earth for a thousand years, right? So I guess we skipped that rapture BS and are going for the lightning round.

    • Dingbert

      Pedantic note: The thousand-year reign is of Christ on Earth–a symbolic reign that we’re currently in. There is only a “Beast” and various antichrists mentioned–no “The Antichrist.” The Rapture is totally foreign to Scripture and Christian tradition–it was invented in the 1800s.
      That said, you’re right that those last two are standard fundie evangelist talking points. And I’m sure Cruz went to seminary, knows they’re wrong, and preaches them, anyway. I’m also pretty sure that’s what’s meant by an “antichrist.”

      • InfvoCuernos

        Ya, I knew the “Rapture” was made up (more so than the rest of tho?), that’s why I put the “BS” after it, but I thought there was 1000 years of Hell on Earth too? Oh well, not like any of that shit is for real anyway.. maybe I should go study my Revelations a little bit, or I could just go play some video games or masturbate.

        • Dingbert

          Yep, most of the pop-culture “End Times” crap you hear is made up–even from the Christian perspective. The Early Church was for the most part amillienialist (Christ’s reign on earth is just symbolic) and partial preterist (most prophecies in Revelation were already fulfilled in the 1st century). I think the urge for earthly tribulation is to satisfy the desire to watch your enemies suffer. Not very Christian.
          Also, I recommend saving your Bible study for after masturbation, otherwise you’ll just kill the mood.

        • Juan

          Your time would be better spent playing video games and flogging the bishop.

      • Michael Hill

        The whole Bible is nothing more than myths, legends and outright lies.

  • DeepCough

    Yeah, the only prophecy these guys make me think of is the End Days.

  • John

    These are the same people who preach “The Constitution this and The Constitution that”…doesn’t the The Constitution say something about “Separation of Church and State”?

    • catholicenuff

      No where in the constitution are those words found. The constitution forbids religious tests for federal office and bars the establishment for a state religion.

      • cecilia

        “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

        First Amendment to the United States Constitution

      • cecilia

        “The First Amendment has erected a wall between church and state. That wall must be kept high and impregnable. We could not approve the slightest breach.” – Thomas Jefferson

        • Dingbert

          “Separation of church and state” is not in the Constitution. It comes from a quote by James Madison (the author).
          Just semantics, though.
          No establishment of religion + no religious tests =~= separation of church and state

      • jnana

        huh, Cecilia got you, eh? seems like you just believed what you wanted to believe, probably heard it from some one and just took it for truth. well, now you know. 1st Amendment is about the separation of church and state.

  • Cdb Spender

    It wont be much longer until people realize how wakado religon really is…

    As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense,
    founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of
    enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquility, of Mussulmen; and, as
    the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against
    any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext
    arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of
    the harmony existing between the two countries. – Treaty of Tripoli

  • oneironauticus

    So…we all agree…Ted Cruz is the Antichrist.

  • yeahyeahwhtever

    Rousas Rushdoony, though dead now, lives on in the intention to replace our democratic republic form of government into a theocracy. That’s the destination that Christian Evangelicals are being herded toward, though they are unaware of it.

    • Don Addison

      They’re not unaware of it at all. it’s what they dream of

  • BuzzCoastin

    delusions of grandeur easily overcome those
    who have tasted some worldly success

    Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall.
    Prov. 16:18

    • BackspinBubba

      “These people be dick heads.” Mark in apt. 2B.

      • Skippydelic

        ^^^ Bubba winz the internets!!!

  • BackspinBubba

    Now, we see where little Teddy gets his sense of logic and rationality.

  • The Psycholyst

    Right wing redistribution of wealth . LMFAO

  • stop2wonder

    “I know that’s why God got Rafael’s son elected…”

    So either God tampered with the election thus undermining everything our country stands for, or he made a couple million people vote for Cruz who otherwise wouldn’t hence undermining everything Christians say about God and free will. Which one is it?

  • jnana

    are they truly that deluded?
    or just plain evil?
    same as the ages old gnostic question about the demiurge. is he irrational and ignorant? or malicious? maybe a little of both.
    I imagine if jesus was around he would tell them the same thing he told the Pharisees. that they’re children of their father, the devil. in league with the demiurge/world ruler. their actions make that quite clear to anyone with a tiny bit of discernment

    • http://silverknight.tumblr.com Paul Shene

      All of the above. Raphael Cruz is a hierophant of the Whore Babylon church

  • radii

    Kookoo kookoo kookoo … the loony bin left the doors open clearly

  • Frank Blunt

    didn’t Jesus teach his disciples via a parable that if you DON’T make enough money that you should be financially punished ??? Luke 19:11-26 , where the principle in jesus parable punished the man who earned the last income from his cash…

    • donna

      This parable does not literally mean finances…It means that God gives each one of us gifts, talents, opportunities, and so on, to do good in the world. God is watching us to see what we have done with his gifts. Those who have used them as much as they can will get rewarded. If they use their gifts, they will get more and more opportunities to use them. Some people are very gifted and others are less, but God expects us to use what we get as much as we can.

  • M.

    Damn, I was hoping for some grade A bible thumping.

    But what this well researched, hard hitting news source says is that apparently Rafael read a passage from the bible while performing his day job as a guest minister one Sunday, and has a son named Ted Cruz who was running for the senate back in 09.

    Wow! my mind …is like… blown.

  • defmbqwerty

    These people are dangerous. I’m concerned that they 1) somehow exist with that level of intelligence and 2) have a somewhat significant following in this year of 2013. Sad.

  • Figjam_US

    …these people are ideological zealots and harmful to our society – their beliefs are very much like the muslim zealots running a muck in the middle east except they do not use violence to achieve their means – yet…

    • moremisinformation

      Depends on how you define violence, perhaps.

  • Heyitswheeler

    This guy makes the rest of us “believers” and republicans/conservatives look horrible. Believe me people, not very many of us believe what this lunatic does. This guy is insane, completely goes against what Jesus taught. I don’t consider myself a Christian so to speak, i rarely attend church but i do pray and believe in a higher power, just not sure it’s who we think it is. I honestly believe all religions base their beliefs on their interpretations of the same “being”. All different countries believe in higher powers but back in the day none of us were connected by the internet, transportation, mail, etc etc etc so everyone interpreted this higher being in their own way. Now we wage war on other religions believing ours is more credible than the next.

  • cecilia

    There are many reasons to never vote for cruz but being a religious nut-job is a BIG one.


  • Eliza Creststeel

    And some folks thought Obama was the Anti-Christ. Declaring Rafael jr here as some kind of ‘anointed one’ is more blatant than anything I ever heard people say about Barack being special. Maybe Rafael is actually Damien.

  • Douglas Ledet

    People read into the WORD OF GOD whatever they want to hear. Happens all the time. The Catholics read that Sunday should be the Lord’s Day. The Mormons read that each of them can become a GOD of a universe. The protestants translate/read a commandment as “Thou should not kill”, when it really is, “Thou should not murder”. All have the same root, Satan, the great deceiver, who takes truth and makes an attractive lie out of it. The WORD OF GOD even mentions these people, “Beware false Prophets”.

    “Does this teacher exhibit character qualities that glorify the Lord? Speaking of false teachers, Jude 11 says, “They have taken the way of Cain; they have rushed for profit into Balaam’s error; they have been destroyed in Korah’s rebellion.” In other words, a false teacher can be known by his pride (Cain’s rejection of God’s plan), greed (Balaam’s prophesying for money), and rebellion (Korah’s promotion of himself over Moses). Jesus said to beware of such people and that we would know them by their fruits (Matthew 7:15-20).

    What fruits does Ted Cruz and his family support?

    In my opinion, the fruit of this world, money.

  • Mark Schmidt

    What “values” do they follow? These people are anti democracy, anti human and are outright liars and thieves…If you think only “evangelical christians” have “values”, you are delusional. These people are total frauds seeking money and power and nothing more.

    • http://silverknight.tumblr.com Paul Shene

      Especially power.

  • AlbertCat

    “a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa” HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! and then on to the free continental breakfast! Guffaw! What a bunch of egotistical idiots.

  • theallseeingmaster .

    The man and his spawn are lunatics.

  • bfg

    “Let him rave on that men shall shall know him mad.” (and not vote for his sad a**ed son.

  • Keith

    Proof that you can go to Harvard and still be a nut case.

  • mudshark12

    I’m GLAD this fantasy has been labeled as Disinformation, because that is what it is.


  • turbomama

    This has got to be one of the most incredulous distortion of words I’ve ever seen! You people are DESPERATE!!!! You twist everything and are such liars and deceivers! I don’t recall him ever saying the “Oceans will rise” as your false messiah has…..Wake up!

    • Echar Lailoken

      Can I have some of what you are on, because you are clearly HIGH!!!

  • Joy Nichols

    “End Time Transfer” by Fascism…just like the Nazis.

  • ChuckyJesus

    guys are fucking mental and need to be kept out of office at all cost,
    especially the Presidency, where they would have their fingers on the button.

  • ChuckyJesus

    What arrogance! To assume that those of the Christian religion are the only ones with values!?

  • Jan Whitebear

    And these megachurches do NOT pay taxes and laugh at us all the way to the bank! The IRS REALLY needs to start actually investigating these bible thumping, mega monied organizations!

  • Rusty Fender

    SO, when does this whackdoodle’s insanity meds take effect?

  • Morgan

    Ol’ Teddy boy can’t even be president, let alone “king.” He’s FOREIGN BORN. Anybody recall all the blathering by the RW over Obama’s birthplace??? Short memories on RW Nutballs.

  • Guest

    Did you read the part at the end about the 3 1/2 years? If that’s not a reference to the first half of the tribulation, I don’t know what is. These people are NOT Christians. 10 bucks says the 7 year treaty with Israel will be signed aaaaaany day, now.

  • Fact Finder

    I have a raft to send Rafael back to Cuba.

  • Michael Hill

    This is why the First Amendment needs to be suspended. Without their First Amendment protection, these nut jobs can be prosecuted and jailed. Ted Cruz’ father needs his citizenship revoked and be deported back to Cuba.

    • http://silverknight.tumblr.com Paul Shene

      Actually Raphael Cruz should simply be executed for sedition. Preferably by having each limb and his head tied to a separate diesel truck going in different directions.

  • John Barleycorn

    holy crap !

  • Wayseer

    This is entirely wrong, if you find yourself on a comments page where everyone agrees with you then you are on the wrong comments page. Please go out and spread the word.

  • http://silverknight.tumblr.com Paul Shene

    by definition, Ted Cruz would be the Beast of Revelation 13

  • http://silverknight.tumblr.com Paul Shene

    You don’t need religion to have values.

  • gailillly

    I don’t trust either one of them the father and the son is a real piece of work. they are taking people’s money with their phony church which ‘THE DOMINION’ MEANS TO TAKE OVER AND CONTROL and I believe they are up to just that. Why do you think the mother took off away from both of them???? NOT TO BE TRUSTED, EVIL AND NO DAM GOOD.

  • AWCheney

    Ted Cruz is not eligible to run for President of the United States! He was born in Canada and maintained his dual citizenship even AFTER he was elected to the United States Senate when he was not even eligible to vote (he said he hadn’t realized that he needed to declare US citizenship and then he forgot to go ahead and get it done until he was reminded by the press). At least Obama got himself a forged birth certificate to back up his claim of natural citizenship. And, by the way, the LAST thing we need is another President who believes he should be King…one of those is one too many!!

  • CletusBeauregard

    The nut didn’t fall too far from the tree, obvs.