Sunday, August 7, 2011

Perry, Prayer, and Politics

Yesterday's event, "The Response," was a great idea and a successful event.  Praying for our country is a noble and wise pursuit.  For most participants, the emphasis on prayer and intercession for the country, for our President, and for our troops was inspirational and uplifting.  And those who prayed with a sincere heart and pure motives are patriots and brothers and sisters in Christ.

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:  1 John 4:1
Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Here is another article about the crazies involved in this event:
http://www.SpiritOfError.org/2011/08/gov-rick-perry-and-nar-leaders-team-up-for-controversial-rally/1245

Anonymous said...

Great blog!

Anonymous said...

The serious Christian must ask oneself if it is prudent to support false teachers in an effort to "take back America." You'll find the answer in the Bible:

And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove (expose) them. (Eph 5:11)

Exposing unfruitful (worthless) works is not happening! What's happening is that so-called Christian organizations are teaming up with outright heretics and unbelievers. What does the Bible say on this subject?

"Be ye not unequally yoked together (team up) with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness and what communion hath light with darkness?" (2 Cor. 6:14)