Sunday, August 7, 2011
Perry, Prayer, and Politics
Governor Perry, in organizing this event, included reputable organizations such as Concerned Women for America and the Family Research Council. What is disappointing is the lack of discernment, both by Perry and FRC/CWA, in including leaders from the National Apostolic Reformation and International House of Prayer, organizations with radical and non-scriptural emphases.
These fringe movements, replete with false prophets and dangerous doctrines, harm evangelical Christianity as well as the candidacy of Governor Perry.
As an evangelical Christian who wants nothing more than the defeat of President Obama in 2012, I find it extremely alarming that Rick Perry's handlers would allow him to be aligned with disreputable cults in an effort to curry favor with Christians. He pretty much has a lock on that group of voters, so his campaign would do well to investigate any ministry or leader who wants to piggyback on the momentum of the Perry campaign. He has gotten away with it in Texas, but the national spotlight will be unforgiving.
Beware of false prophets: