New Apostolic Reformation and Rick Perry

National Apostolic Reformation and Rick Perry

"Jesus said, 'I am not here to bring peace, but the sword'," Matthew 10:34.
"Jesus said, 'I am not here to bring peace, but the sword'," Matthew 10:34. | Source

New Apostolic Reformation and Rick Perry

Every century has its lunatic fringe masquerading as a religious group. The early Christian community saw wars between the chrestianos (those who believed that a physical Jesus would return to lead them in a violent war to wrest the Roman Empire away from the non-Egyptians) and the christianos (people who believed that there would be a spiritual transfiguration and revitalization of peace), that gave way to the incendiary warfare of the emerging Christian Church created by the pagan Emperor Constantine in 325 CE. There was no peace.

The early Church was beset with numerous charges and countercharges against the divinity, even the humanity of Jesus, and the repeated argument (today found in Matthew 10:34-35) was used to raise banners and launch blood crusades that reached official sanction in 1095. The crusades were not about faith, but about the theft of land and gold, the conquest of cities, and the enforcement of one brand of orthodoxy: Christian, Muslim, or other. It was repeated regularly, from the Peasants War (1525) to the Wars of Religion (especially in France throughout the sixteen century), to the clarion of Hitler's wars that he claimed he was waging against the Jews to testify to his Christian faith: "I believe that I am acting in accordance with the will of the Almighty Creator: by defending myself against the Jew, I am fighting for the work of the Lord" (Hitler, Mein Kampf) and required every member of his military to wear the slogan "Gott mitt uns" [God is with us].

Today the greatest threat to the world, to the USA, and to the private right of everyone to believe or not to believe in a deity or deities is threatened by C. Peter Wagner and his brand of intolerance known as New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The NAR has endorse Rick Perry for president, as Perry has promised to scrap the 16th (collection of income tax) and 17th (the right of all people to elect their senators) amendments to the US Constitution because they show "populism" and allow the people to decide, while Perry, deep in the pay of the radical right and obscenely wealthy want the USA to return to the days of government control by the few and not the many (http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/seven-ways-rick-perry-wants-change-constitution-131634517.html).

Alice Peterson and other "Apostles" of the new church demand the destruction of all art that does not embellish the NAR, identical to the Taliban that dynamited the 1700 year-old Buddha statues along the Silk Route in Afghanistan. To this end the "Apostles" of the Cherokee and other American Native nations attacked with hammers and other weapons their own heritage and history, destroying as did the Roman Catholic Church of the Middle Ages and the Pentecostal movement after 1900.

It is the goal of the NAR to launch a worldwide battle to awaken Jesus so that he will return from the sky on horseback, to fight against those who do not follow what the NAR claims to be a rigid set of rules for life. Jesus, of the New Testament, had only two rules: to love the neighbor as oneself (Mark 12:30-31) and not to judge others (Matthew 7:1, cp. Acts 10:24). Marriage is to be contracted when young and only between one-man and one woman, although throughout the Bible its men had many wives: from Jacob marrying two of his first cousins (Genesis 24, 28-29), to Solomon having 700 wives (1 Kings 11:1-3). Jesus never married. He lived only with men and left the garden with a naked youth (Mark 14:51). He never made one comment on marriage, and the most he did, according to the Bible, was to change water into wine (John 2:1-11) to further the drunken celebration marriage (Matthew 11:19), with his own family think that he was demented (Mark 3:21).

Rick Perry would change all that. If elected he would create a theocracy far more dangerous to freedom than anything the dreamed o by either the Christian Inquisition or contemporary Iran (http://firedoglake.com/2009/08/05/rick-perry-advocates-theocracy/).

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HSchneider 5 years ago from Parsippany, New Jersey

Thank you for this information on Governor Perry, Dr. Ide. I did not like his rhetoric and his lack of any policies. Now you have filled that in with this Apostolic nonsense. He MUST be defeated.


AKA Winston 5 years ago

Rick Perry is a Dominionist - that should be enough to terrify any thinking person.


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Reynold Jay 5 years ago from Saginaw, Michigan

I must read thise over agian as I had no idea! And yet it does not surprise me at all! I enjoyed this very much. You have this laid out beautifully and it is easy to understand. Keep up the great HUBS. Up one and beautiful. I'm now your fan! I am working a series of 5 novels, “Seeds from Heaven” that touches on a lot of the things you mention. One might ask, “What would the Messiah’s message be today if he traveled the Earth during our time?” “Lean against the Wind” is reviewed in a HUB.

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Dr. Arthur Ide 4 years ago from Iowa Author

"American Romance" needs to study reality and remove himself from the fantasy world where he swims in a sea of make-believe. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is one of the few reason that there is still drinkable water in the USA, while there is less and less in South America (the president of Sedpal, the water monopoly in Peru estimates that fresh drinking water will be gone within 10 years as the glaciers in the Andes have for the most part disappeared).

The Koch Brothers have been around too long, for their father was one of the founders of the lunatic group known as the John Birch Society, named after a man who, like Joe McCarthy (R-WI) saw a communist behind every tree and under (or in) every bed. The Koch Brothers, through their Georgia Pacific wood and paper industries, have been destroying the rainforest of the Amazons to push out Bounty papertowels, assorted paper plates and cups (Daisy, for example), and other useless things that are not biodegradable and pollute Coffee Creek AR, and other once-pure water resources.

It would help if American Romance had a basic education and learned the fundamentals of grammar and spelling. Zoros [sic] is Soros, and he has funded most of today's ecological protection zones, enhanced techniques for cleaner air, and so forth. Unlike the Koch Brothers (Kansas and NYC), Soros cares about the disappearing middle class, finds great waste in the military of the USA that creates monsters like Lyndie England and other murderers who did a hatchet job for GW Bush in Iraq and has made the USA the most hated nation on this planet. It is the Koch Brothers who will bring down the USA and with it their own posterity and prosperity. While the Koch Brothers do spend billions of dollars on buying corrupt politicians such as Walker in Wisconsin, Christi in New Jersey, Branstad in Iowa, etc., Soros funds groups working for positive change, not seeking to end the right to barter and bargain with employers (1st amendment of the US Constitution guarantees free speech, assembly, press, etc), and to erase the decline of education whereas today no less than 7000 USA students leave high school without finishing their education--every day.


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Dr. Arthur Ide 4 years ago from Iowa Author

Your comment has no relationship to the article, and it is unintelligible. What is your point?


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Dr. Arthur Ide 3 years ago from Iowa Author

I welcome all comments on the New Apostolic Reformation--but not pitches for viagra unless you can demonstrate how using, abusing or not using viagra has relevance for the NAR or Perry. Comments that do not address the subject or links that lead to merchandising will be deleted. The nation has enough problems will serving saviors who are preaching hate or selling snake oil while cleaning up their religious websites--we do not need more.


Futamarka 3 years ago

3.Все упражнения нужно выполнять ежедневно. Если на второй день вы забыли, на третий поленились, а на четвертый день не сочли нужным делать гимнастику, вы вряд ли можете рассчитывать на положительный результат.

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