Been catching up on some reading today & want to pass along a few items which interested me…
This first one is a doozy. Lou Engle (The Call) now has a co-host for his upcoming November Call rally in Detroit, one David E. Taylor who calls himself a “face to face prophet, like unto Moses”
Taylor’s official biography states: “Since 1989 from the time that he was 17 years old, he has been granted well over 1000 face-to-face visitation appearances from Jesus Christ personally.”….In fact, Taylor contends that Jesus appointed him to be America’s Moses.. (See: Engle Partners With The Second Coming Of Moses For The Call)
Bill Fawcett at Beyond Grace has posted something very interesting concerning a prophecy given out by Bob Jones in 1983 called the “White Horse Prophecy” . (See: Mike Bickle – the White Horse Prophecy)
In the past week a number of dominionist NAR “Apostles” have emailed out letters and made public statements defending their beliefs/doctrines claiming ‘We’re not Dominionists!’. (Yeah, sure, tell me another one). Herescope has posted on Wagner’s lame defense. (See: C. Peter Wagner Spins the NAR)
This may not interest anyone but me, but having worked in public education it made me sick,
Two weeks before Thanksgiving in 2003, top officials from Texas Governor Rick Perry’s office pitched an unusual offer to the state’s retired teachers: Let’s get into the death business. Perry’s budget director, Mike Morrissey, laid out a pitch that was both ambitious and risky, according to notes summarizing the meeting provided to The Huffington Post. According to the notes, which were authenticated by a meeting participant, the Perry administration wanted to help Wall Street investors gamble on how long retired Texas teachers would live.
Perry was promising the state big money in exchange for helping Swiss banking giant UBS set up a business of teacher death speculation. All they had to do was convince retirees to let UBS buy life insurance policies on them. When the retirees died, those policies would pay out benefits to Wall Street speculators, and the state, supposedly, would get paid for arranging the bets. The families of the deceased former teachers would get nothing.
The governor’s office was even prepared to put down a little cash up front. If retirees balked at the notion of the state profiting from their deaths, Perry’s budget men suggested they could be persuaded for the cost of a pair of shoes, according to the meeting notes. If a retiree signed a contract allowing the state’s teacher pension fund to buy life insurance on them, the governor was prepared to give them between $50 and $100….The notes make clear that the governor’s proposal deliberately targeted the elderly. The state was only seeking to take out life insurance on people between the ages of 75 and 90. (See:Rick Perry Sought State Profits From Teacher Life Insurance Scheme)
Remember this expose when reading articles like this one: Rick Perry & the evangelicals: A marriage made in heaven