September 14th, 2008
|jimbojones||08:34 am - do you REALLY want this one heartbeat away from the presidency?|
This video clip documents the church Sarah Palin participated in for 25 years, spoke frequently at, and has been blessed and "anointed" by.
The Wasilla Assembly of God church is deeply involved with both Third Wave activities and theology. Their Master's Commission program is part of an three year post-high school international training program with studies in prophecy, intercessory prayer, Biblical exegesis, authority and leadership. The pastor, Ed Kalnins, and Masters Commission students have traveled to South Carolina to participate in a "prophetic conference" at Morningstar Ministries, one of the major ministries of the Third Wave movement. Becky Fischer was a pastor at Morningstar prior to being featured in the movie "Jesus Camp." The head of prophecy at Morningstar, Steve Thompson, is currently scheduled to do a prophecy seminar at the Wasilla Assembly of God. Other major leaders in the movement have also traveled to Wasilla to visit and speak at the church.
The Third Wave is a revival of the theology of the Latter Rain tent revivals of the 1950s and 1960s led by William Branham and others. It is based on the idea that in the end times there will be an outpouring of supernatural powers on a group of Christians that will take authority over the existing church and the world. The believing Christians of the world will be reorganized under the Fivefold Ministry and the church restructured under the authority of Prophets and Apostles and others anointed by God. The young generation will form "Joel's Army" to rise up and battle evil and retake the earth for God.
If you've got a short attention span, skip to 3:40 and watch through about 5:16. You'll get teenagers speaking in tongues and thrashing around freaking out "in the spirit of the Lord", a woman passing out in hysterics at the pulpit testifying about being "anointed by cell phone", and a girl screaming and crying - again at the pulpit - talking about the "portal to God" she witnessed on the third floor of the church.
Also note 8:55, you get a minister at the Wasilla AoG giving a serious fire-and-brimstone Old Testament (Deuteronomy 7:1) speech about destroying nations:
and when the LORD your God has delivered them over to you and you have defeated them, then you must destroy them totally. Make no treaty with them, and show them no mercy.
Do not intermarry with them. Do not give your daughters to their sons or take their daughters for your sons, for they will turn your sons away from following me to serve other gods, and the LORD's anger will burn against you and will quickly destroy you.
This is what you are to do to them: Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, cut down their Asherah poles and burn their idols in the fire.
For you are a people holy to the LORD your God. The LORD your God has chosen you out of all the peoples on the face of the earth to be his people, his treasured possession.
Original source: here
Seriously - do you want this kind of fanaticism and hysteria running this country? In command of the most powerful military force in the world?
Current Mood: aghast
| ||From: jimbojones|
Date: September 16th, 2008 - 01:31 am
Re: Are you sure you want to go there?
Easy there sparky; this is not the "stereotypical liberal" you're looking for.
I'm a 2nd Amendment supporter and an ex-libertarian (ex, because libertarianism only works in an undeveloped economy, which ours very thoroughly ISN'T - the only thing big enough to oppose large corporations is the government). And beyond the church-bashing, to champion Palin you have to explain niggling little details like her not even knowing what the fucking Bush Doctrine is when she's running to REPLACE Bush and the war Bush started and developed the doctrine for is still ONGOING.
She's hideously, HIDEOUSLY unqualified.
I actually would have preferred McCain to Hilary, had Hilary won the Dem nomination... but not with Palin on the ticket as his #2
, particularly given how easily he could end up kicking the bucket on his first watch. I honestly didn't think it could get much worse than Bush Jr (Bush Sr, I respected) but Palin... gah.