Tuesday, April 27, 2010

James Cameron Dir. of AVATAR Calls out Glenn Beck & His Cult of Greed and selfishness Lou Engle The Call's Support From The Bush Whitehouse

James Cameron's AVATAR

The Tea Partying GOP and the Religious Right view Avatar as a propagandistic attack on America's values - They believe that the Christian God gave humankind the Earth to exploit without any fear of repercussions . As they argue God will intervene during the End-Times and renew the Earth for the True Believers so not to worry. American Evangelicals argue God has blessed America as "The City on the Hill" or "The New Jerusalem " so whatever America does is sanctioned by the Christian God.

First up James Cameron director of Avatar on Hardball with Chris Mathews discussing the danger presented to America by Glenn Beck and other members of the Right Wing Media who are professional "deniers" of climate change or any other environmental concern.

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Director James Cameron Calls Out Glenn Beck by Jason Easley at Politicususa April 26,2010

Director James Cameron was on MSNBC’s Hardball today and when he was asked by host Chris Matthews about the power Glenn Beck, he delivered an ominous warning, “Guys like Beck and the others, I think they are very dangerous to this country.” Some on the Left like Cameron are starting to wake up and realize that Beck, Limbaugh, and the others need to be taken seriously as more than entertainers.

...but his statement above not only applies to the power of Beck and others when it comes to shaping attitudes about the environment, but how they feed into the darkest part of our national psyche.

People on the Left for too long have dismissed Beck, Limbaugh, and the other right wing talkers as nothing more than entertainment for the America’s conservative right, and while they began that way, the stumbles and lack of leadership within the Republican Party, combined with the right’s fear of a black president, has elevated them to an important leadership role. Glenn Beck may sound crazy to the rest of us, but he is a valued source of facts for the far right. It is irrelevant to them, that much of what Beck states are not true. What is important to them is that he confirms their own beliefs.

Currently on the right, misinformation is power, which means that Beck and Limbaugh are sitting in the catbird seat within the GOP. These are the loudest voices against climate change. Beck is doing the bidding of corporate America by letting our environment be destroyed while he embarks on a quest to discredit science. Cameron is correct. Glenn Beck is dangerous, not because he disagrees with the left, but because he intentionally creates and spreads a climate of ignorance, fear, and misinformation for his own personal gain. Beck is the poster child for the right wing philosophy of selfishness before community.

This philosophy of selfishness , greed and winners versus losers mentality which I have pointed out many times is expressed in the comments about the above article by contributor named Nikolai so I felt compelled to share this as it reflects my own thinking on the matter:

Nikolai says:
April 26, 2010 at 10:23 pm

“Beck is the poster child for the right wing philosophy of selfishness before community.”

So true.

I’m in my 50’s and I remember the 60’s being all about sex, drugs and rock-n-roll. In the 70’s people started wising up and though there was still much of the same as in the 60’s, people started watching their health, eating right, drinking and smoking less and exercising. It was a feel-good time, and people really enjoyed one another and shared with one another. In 1980 Ronald Reagan become President, and all of a sudden it was the “me” era with books coming out like, “Looking Out For #1″, and it somehow became ok to screw people over as long as it was legal/not illegal. In fact, that was a mantra of sorts, “Hey, it ain’t illegal!” That attitude led to the S&L crisis, and the rest is history. THIS is where the republicans and their philosophy have taken us.

Anyway while prowling around the net and Youtube etc. looking for conections between the secular right wing the GOB and the rise of Radical Evangelicals I found this bit about George Bush's letter to Lou Engle and the Call when Bush was still in the Whitehous . The letter illustrates the danger of government getting entangled with radical Evangelical Theocrats .

Letter from President Bush giving support to Lou Engle's The Call spreading the the Gospel of Jesus
and the letter talks about America as a Christian Nation
Bush also talks about supporting the troops in this holy war or a war necessary inorder to keep America free
Otherwise the Mullahs will rule America. Anyway this shows that there is not the separation of church and state.Bush is a born again Evangelical Fundamentalist who believes in the literal inerrant truth of the Bible -Creation, Garden of Eden Noah's ark angels threatened with rape in Sodom hence the word sodomy, he accepts the brutality the Israelites visited upon their enemies and so it is ok for him to use any means necessary to obliterate the terrorists.

The Call Nashville Letter from President Bush

He calls for the Latter Rain
Evangelicals Gone Wild -Lou Engle and his religious organization appear in this video to have various characteristics associated with Cults -Bizarre in this case yet charismatic leader-he never seems to stop rocking and note how many in the crowd are also rocking - doomsday scenario or the coming Paradise or if not on earth then after death- Engle 's payer sessions last for hours and hours sometimes days and he encourages fasting etc. Combined with music and repetition and the large crowds to create pressure from the crowd & a feeling of belonging as they are "love Bombed' as other cults have used. This sets up a perfect storm conditions for breaking down the will and ego of participants so they are more receptive to the message being delivered and thereby becoming a blank slate for Engle to write upon .

Engle wants not just to save a few people but is calling for a revival across America that would comparable to the revivals known as the Great Awakening in the 13 colonies . He mainly preaches to young people as in Battlecry! Ministry of Ron Luce. Note they name the seven Mountains of this world which must be conquered as a sign of the coming of the Messiah and a world turned to the Christian God that is institutions family , the military , the church,government , the Judiciary, education and the media. Since the late 1970 to the present these Evangelical groups have created effective means of organizaton. The leaders teach others in the various ways in which to by stealth if necessary can enter a PTA or Town Council and eventually become the majority eventually this leads to power and influence over the state which in turn affects the US federal government.

As we saw with Newt Gingrich in the previous post he outlined the take over of the Federal Government not just the congress and Senate and White House but also the judiciary and all Gov't department replacing most of the elected appointed or career bureaucrats as part of returning America to its Christian roots that is Americanized Christianity which rules by the sword . if democracy is kept at all it would be election between competing acceptable qualified candidates who are of deep faith who isa "Real American" . But as Glenn Beck and others say America is a Republic not a democracy.
Rains of revival to make America return to God
Rend the Heavens
Don't look at the stage/ begin to engage
The Call Nashville Lou Engle and The Holy Spirit and Praying

On The Great Awakening & Jonathan Edwards:

Jonathan Edwards: On the Great Awakening December 12, 1743
" at The Story of America's Constitution

Between 1730 and 1745 there swept over the American colonies from Maine to Georgia a religious revival known as the Great Awakening. The revival movement, unlike the earlier doctrine of the Puritans, promised the grace of God to all who could experience a desire for it. An account of the second wave of the Great Awakening in Northampton, Massachusetts, is given in the following letter of December 12, 1743, addressed by Jonathan Edwards to the Reverend Thomas Prince in Boston. The Mr. Whitefield mentioned by Edwards was the Reverend George Whitefield, an English evangelist who traveled the American colonies in 1740 preaching to massive revival meetings.

and on Jonathan Edwards & George Whitfeld & the Great Awkenings:
The Great Awakening Revivals
The Birthplace of American Political and Religious Independence by Wendy Jackson at Suite101

and on Latter Rain Theology :

at Apologetics

Heretical movement popularized by Franklin Hall, William Branham, George Warnock, John Robert Stevens, etcetera. Elements of Latter Rain teachings are today being taught within certain renewal and revival movements.

Considered to be one of today's most dangerous false teachings in the church, the movement's doctrines are taught and supported by a wide range of controversial teachers. They include Rick Joyner, C. Peter Wagner, Paul Cain, Cindy Jacobs, Bill Hamon, and countless others.

See also:
Kingdom Now Theology
Renewal and Revival Movements (Modern)

We can sum up the Latter Rain or Dominion teaching this way:

* the Church must be restored and equipped to rule by the five-fold ministries.
* it must come to perfection and complete visible UNITY.
* out of the purified church will come a spiritual elite corps, a Corporate Christ who possess the
* Spirit without measure
* they will purge the earth of all wickedness and rebellion
* they will judge the apostate Church
* they will redeem all creation, and restore the earth
* they will eventually overcome death itself in a counterfeit of the Rapture
* the Church will thus inherit the earth, and rule over it from the Throne of Christ.

There is a great deal of controversy over The latter Rain and other Revivalist and Awakenings as being heretical as it depends on experiences of believes as opposed to the Word of God in the Bible:

The True Former and Latter Rain by Mike Oppenheimer at Let Us Reason Ministries

Today the Latter Rain adherents believe in a last day’s revival unlike any other in history. The Bible speaks more specifically on a great falling away instead of a harvest in the last days. This movement is an outgrowth of the restoration kingdom now movement and claiming to bring restored truth to the earth. It is mostly anti-Israel and applies eschatological passages for Israel to the church. This involves numerous false teachings such as the manifested Sons of God doctrine, that certain believers will not die but be made immortal in these last days. That there will be an army led by new prophets and apostles into the greatest manifestations of spiritual gifts the church has ever seen. Miracles will be greater than even the apostles.

A common mistake is taking the scripture in Acts 2:17 which says: 'God will pour out His Spirit on all flesh.' This verse is being used to substantiate what is happening in the new revivals today. This is not the meaning of this verse and cannot be applied today. The question that needs to be asked is when does this prophecy occur?

Dominion Theology- Reconstructionism and the Latter Rain Movement: What Are They? at Christian Research Institute

Dominion Theology- Not a Single Movement
Dominion theology is associated with two distinct movements. In order to give an accurate assessment of this very controversial issue, I'll need to spend a few moments discussing the elements which characterize these two movements.

Dominion Theology- Reconstructionism
The first of these movements is known as "Reconstructionism," which arose within Reformed (Calvinistic) Christianity. Reconstructionism espouses a doctrine called "theonomy." This is the idea that everyone is still bound to the Old Testament laws; in fact, the only exceptions are laws that are either modified or set aside by the New Testament. Reconstructionists also believe that the world will be "Christianized" through the church's preaching of the gospel, and thereby usher in the "Millennium," which is then followed by Christ's second coming. From this postmillennial vantage point Reconstructionists reason that believers should "take dominion" of all areas of society, including politics. Well, no matter how controversial you may think Reconstructionists are, the fact remains that this is a perfectly acceptable orthodox movement.

Dominion Theology- Kingdom Now Theology
The same, however, cannot be said about "Kingdom Now Theology," which represents the other movement associated with dominion theology. This movement, popularized by Earl Paulk, basically boils down to a systematic presentation of what is commonly referred to as "Latter-Rain." Central to this system is the belief that since the time of the Reformation, God has progressively restored "truths" to the church. It also includes the view that the offices of apostle and prophet remain in effect to this very day, which is why submission to spiritual leaders is so heavily emphasized. Kingdom Now Theology also subscribes to the "Manifest Sons of God" doctrine, which holds the heretical position that the church is the incarnation of God and is therefore to "take dominion" -- politically and otherwise -- before Christ can return. For these and a host of other reasons, we strongly advise Christians to steer clear of Kingdom Now Theology.

And critics of Latter Rain theology argue these leaders encourage the worship of Angels over God and erroneously promote the Gifts of The Spirit speaking in tongues and individual revelations , visions , healings etc.

Why Latter Rain, and Dominion Theology is a Lie at Deception Bytes

The latter rain movement as it has come to be called actually began in 1948 from a Pentecostal Assemblies of God revival in a ministry school in Saskatchewan Canada. The terms “New Order” and “Latter Rain” were coined from this movement. One of the main tenants of this new Latter Rain theology was the belief in the restoration of the ministry of the Apostle and Prophet to the modern day church. From that time on the idea that God was restoring these offices began to be disseminated first in the mainline Pentecostal churches and then in evangelical spirit filled churches as a whole.

...“Do not let anyone disqualify you by making you humiliate yourself and worship angels. Such people enter into visions, which fill them with foolish pride because of their human way of thinking. They do not hold tightly to Christ, the head. It is from him that all the parts of the body are cared for and held together. So it grows in the way God wants it to grow.” -- Colossians 2:18-19, NCV.

The reason Paul wrote this scripture to the Colossian church was that it was being infiltrated with Gnostic teachings. The Gnostics valued what they experienced and what they learned from ‘angels” over Holy Scripture. (Is any of this sounding familiar?) These Gnostics claimed they believed in scripture but did not depend on it as their source!

The following explanation of modern Gnostics come from “Angel Worship” taken from www.bibletools.org and sums up Gnosticism beautifully. Modern Gnostics who believe in "progressive revelation" have also succumbed to this first of Satan's ploys. While God does reveal things to us, the critical point is that what is revealed—if it truly comes from Him—will never contradict what He has already revealed in His Word. "God is not a man that He should lie" (Numbers 23:19).

Progressive revelation advocates believe that their revelations are more authoritative than the Bible, rather than complementing and harmonizing with it, making them ripe for satanic influence under the guise of God revealing something new to them. They may sincerely believe that God speaks to them, yet they simultaneously mistrust what He has already said in inspired Scripture. They tend to shy away from Bible study, concluding that they do not need it since God speaks directly to them, and if there is anything important, God will let them know.


“Paul Cain cryptically has taught the Latter Rain teaching of the "Manifest Sons of God." This teaching simply affirms that in the last days a "new breed" of believers would attain to immortality and conquer the last enemy of death. Latter-Rain prophets look forward to the appearance of an end-time glorification of a remnant church which will become perfected and thus qualify for immortality here upon the earth prior to Christ's return. In fact, they believe, prior to the Lord's physical return, Jesus comes again spiritually and invisibly to a corporate body of believers. God's glory re-inhabits His temple, referring to the endtime new breed of believers. The prophetic movement teachers identify this great endtime company as the ”Man-child" of Revelation 12, which will rule and reign the nations with a rod of iron. This indestructible and immortal company becomes impregnated with the presence of the "Christ" and they will put all things under their feet.

These Manifested Sons of God, or Man-child Company then according to Cain is the really the "Man-child" of Revelation 12 which will rule the nations with a rod of iron. , they will receive divine gifts, including the ability to change their physical location, to speak in any language, and be able to perform miracles such as divine healing and the raising of the dead. According to proponents of this theology we are not to look for Jesus to come back physically but rather to come to his body corporately and invisibly through the glorification of these manifest sons of God who will be perfected here on earth.

This man-child company is also the prophetic fulfillment of the is commonly referred to as “Joel’s Army” in Joel 2 and Revelation 9. This army will put all things under its feet as it rides forth as Gods agent of judgment to rid the world of evil by overseeing drastic judgment on all who remains in the 'old generation'. This latter rain, manifest sons of God, Man-child Company, also goes by other names, such as Dominion Theology and Kingdom Now. Latter Rain teachings include: Progressive Revelation, Revival/Harvest, Joel’s Army, Replacement Theology, Post-Millennial Eschatology, Signs and Wonders, Territorial Warfare, Ecumenism, Restoration of Apostles and Prophets, Jubilee/Feast of Tabernacles, the Post-denominational Church, and Kingdom Now/Dominion Theology.

and see:

at Apologetics Coordination Team ACT :Vital Information On Deception In The Church
Great deception is afoot in the churches today, happening right before our very eyes. In fact, it may have already come to your church. False doctrines, a different gospel, and even doctrines of demons have been introduced into many churches via books, music, videos, teachers and movements that claim to be of God.

and so it goes,

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