Camouflaging a Christian Nationalist Worldview Behind a "Pro-Israel" Facade
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Tue Apr 13, 2010 at 07:41:34 PM EST
While the nation is fixated on the racist statements and misspelled signs at Tea Party events, there is a simultaneous movement working to bring together a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-national, and even multi-religious coalition, in an aggressive effort to "reform" America to conform with their biblical worldview.

On April 15-16 the Freedom Federation, a recent coalition of Religious Right organizations, will be holding a conference at Liberty University titled The Awakening 2010.  The event could be described as Religious Right activists - White, Hispanic, Asian, and African American, coming together to embrace a John Birch Society worldview to the tunes of Hebrew melodies.  It may sound unlikely, but the "pro-Israel" agenda is the camouflage that provides cover for this explicitly Christian nationalist movement.

This  gathering of Religious Right leaders features familiar faces and familiar themes such as opposition to gay rights and reproductive rights.  But the overall  theme of the organization is reforming American government.  The Freedom Federation includes established Religious Right organizations including the Family Research Council, Traditional Values Coalition, Eagle Forum, Concerned Women of America, and Wallbuilders, but notable is the inclusion of many organizations from the independent charismatic wing of the Religious Right which has been organized and streamlined under the auspices of C. Peter Wagner's New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) and its apostles and prophets.  These include Lou Engle's "The Call," Rick Joyner's MorningStar Ministries and Oak Initiative, Strang Communications, Cindy Jacobs' Generals International, and Che Ahn's Harvest International.  

The conference is going to include the unveiling of a new social networking technology platform which will advance the communication network concepts already developed by the leadership of the NAR.  Their religious/political networks are used to disseminate prophecy and link their prayer warriors in all fifty states and around the world.  The NAR "Spiritual Warfare" networks fall under the authority of Cindy Jacobs and Dutch Sheets.  Scroll down the page Resource Directory for the New Apostolic Reformation to the Spiritual Warfare Networks section.  This directory can always be accessed in the left panel of Talk2action.

The roster for the conference includes NAR prophet Lou Engle who called for martyrs for the anti-gay and anti-abortion cause at his "The Call" event at Qualcomm Stadium in November 2008.   Engle has held "The Call" events throughout the U.S. and around the globe, including one in Jerusalem in 2008 which corresponded with the Global Day of Prayer, an event founded by New Apostolic leader Graham Power. Engle will be hosting "The Call" in Uganda on May 2, 2010, a nation where the NAR has promoted draconian anti-gay legislation.

Also on the roster are other New Apostolic leaders including Rick Joyner, head of MorningStar Ministries and the Oak Initiative.  Joyner has been one of the leaders in the battle against health care reform and advertises his contacts with Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann.  His Oak Initiative page includes videos which demonstrate the worldview and goals of the organization.  At the bottom of the page is a video titled The Proper View of Capitalism.  This is a segment of a film titled "Overview of America" produced by the John Birch Society.    

If you want to understand the driving philosophy behind the Freedom Federation, the John Birch Society is a good place to start, but with a significant twist.  The Freedom Federation is staunchly "pro-Israel" and Christian Zionist.

Link to Part Two of "Camouflaging a Christian Nationalist Worldview Behind a Pro-Israel Facade."




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You don't have to kill a person to commit genocide. If you target their language, religion, way of life it amounts to the same thing. And Messianic Judaism is the way that Christian Zionists and others here are doing it. The question is how long will the Zionists in Israel go along with it? There is a mutual aid going on but with both sides thinking they can do so and get their way unscathed. The idea to make Israel a satellite instead of a partner. Both sides think they can win and like Yin/Yang they spin around working to gain dominance over the other. How it shall end is unknown. But it is a dangerous game. More for the Israelis than for the Christians in the USA.

by Nightgaunt on Fri Sep 02, 2011 at 12:22:29 PM EST
Messianic Judaism IS a threat to Israel and genuine Judaism. And, especially for Israel because of the already existing battle with Palestine. The Christians don't seem to mind throwing coals on this fire which could explode in everyone's face. Rather, if they just did their civil responsibilities that God states for all to do, then eventually I do believe the Israeli/Palestinian situation could actually be resolved. The Christians seem to want to "usher" in the apocalypse by meddling...and then call it prophesy. I know from first experience in the U.S. dealing with these types of American Christians ("family" and their associations)that they will make one's life unnecessarily stressful by causing obstacles, family divisions, job losses, slanders/libels, and overall relationship divisions if you choose to not believe that Jesus is Lord and the Messiah. No matter how much one remains a responsible and good citizen, a good employee, and responsible parent, and overall good person, they want to you to be Christianised. I have Jewish ancestry but they want me Christianised. I've moved all over the U.S. trying to find niches out of their reach and it seems impossible. They seriously behave like domestic terrorists. They've taken away my freedoms. No matter how hard I worked, my efforts were fruitless by the time they had finished sabotaging some part of my life. It seems like they probably network heavily and don't take no for an answer. In the past and just for experiment, I "accepted Jesus" and attended church. I was astonished by my limitless opportunities and little or no obstacles.  This made me even more angrier. This is criminal. Why would I want to assimilate to criminals? Who would in their right mind?  After surviving all of this as a single-parent and then for 35 years, these are the groups, people types and niches I continuously came in contact with. They always approached me first before I had a chance to pick and choose who I wished to associate with:

Bob Jones University
Maranatha
Church of the Nazarene
Trevecca Nazarene College
Tennessee Temple University
Vanderbuilt University
Concerned Women for America
Methodist churches
Moody Bible Institute
missions to Africa
Focus on the Family
James Dobson
Grace Baptist Academy  Tennessee
Billy Graham
John Birth Society
New World Order conspiracies
Illuminati conspiracies
Barry Goldwater
radically anti-government
radically anti-federal government
pro Tea Party
anti-education outside of the Bible
anti-Catholicism
homeschooling

Then, after they have parasitically sabotaged a portion of your life, it's almost near impossible to explain that "gap" in your resume or life when you try to move onto to other more normal niches....especially when others have not had the same experience. This is why people need to be aware of these cults.....they take our freedoms away. If any group seems totalitarian and communistic .....it's these groups and people.

by anonymouspost on Sat Aug 03, 2013 at 02:46:28 AM EST
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