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"Elect" theology by Carol Wolman

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One of the reasons that Bush has gotten away with so much is that his base partly consists of dominionists, people who believe that they have been "elected" to establish God's kingdom in America. Bush has offered himself as their man to destroy the US Constitution and usher in a rigid theocracy. Many of his policies have catered to the goals of this small minority of Americans- restricted federal funding for abortion, school vouchers, the effort to replace government services with "faith-based" services funded by government, the appointment of Harriet Miers.

Dominionists believe they are the elect and can do no wrong; hence their tolerance of Bush's egregious wrongdoing. This is further explained in a brilliant, must-read essay by Katherine Yurica, one paragraph of which says:

But the Dominionists needed the aberrant extension of Calvinism; they believe as did Calvin and John Knox that before the creation of the universe, all men were indeed predestined to be either among God's elect or were unregenerate outcasts. And it is at this point Dominionists introduced a perversion to Calvinism""the same one James Hogg utilizes in his The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner""its technical name is "supralapsarianism." It means essentially that the man called from before the foundation of the world to be one of the elect of God's people, can do no wrong. No wonder then observers noted a definite religious swing in George W. Bush from Wesleyan theology to Calvinism early in his administration.[25] - taken from:
The Despoiling of America
How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State
By Katherine Yurica
The Puritans were rigid Calvinists, and believed that they were superior to Indians. This belief gave them license to cheat, betray and slaughter the very Indians who befriended them, and who shared the first Thanksgiving with them. The righteousness of the last 3 American presidents as they slaughtered hundreds of thousands of Iraqis is along the same lines- we're Christian and they are not, so we must be right and they must be wrong. Of course, the Muslims of the ummah- the worldwide body of Islam, think the mirror image.

All of this is contrary to the teaching of the one true God, who is God of all the nations. All peoples worship Him/Her, though by different names and with different traditions. The prophet Malachi explained it thus:

Reading I
Mal 1:14b-2:2b, 8-10

A great King am I, says the LORD of hosts,
and my name will be feared among the nations.
And now, O priests, this commandment is for you:
If you do not listen,
if you do not lay it to heart,
to give glory to my name, says the LORD of hosts,
I will send a curse upon you
and of your blessing I will make a curse.
You have turned aside from the way,
and have caused many to falter by your instruction;
you have made void the covenant of Levi,
says the LORD of hosts.
I, therefore, have made you contemptible
and base before all the people,
since you do not keep my ways,
but show partiality in matters of the law.
Have we not all the one father?
Has not the one God created us?
Why then do we break faith with one another,
violating the covenant of our fathers?

Like us, Muslims in Iraq, Iran, Syria, and other target countries of American aggression worship the God of Abraham. God's covenant with Abraham gave the planet to them as well as to us. Bush and his advisers apply a different set of laws to Muslims- it's ok to invade their countries, kill and torture their people, steal their resources. The priests of "elect" theology violate the covenant, and they will be cursed.

This understanding must pervade America, and we must reject "elect" theology. We must embrace liberation theology, which enables us to embrace all pathways to the divine. (See The Way of Holiness by Robert Mendelson www.armageddonoftheego.org )

Believers in the one true God know that He is God of ALL the nations, and applies the same standard of justice to all. Bush and his "elect" have made the US a rogue nation, an outlaw nation.

The curse will not be lifted from America until we impeach the figurehead, George W. Bush, and bring ham and the other war criminals to justice. We must put a government in place which will bring America back into the council of nations as an equal among equals. We must rejoin the International Criminal Court and submit to international law. Then there will be peace on earth.

If we do not push, now, until we impeach the president, see the other high officials indicted, and bring them to justice, America will suffer a terrible fate.

In the name of the Prince of Peace, Carol Wolman
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Carol S. Wolman, MD is a psychiatrist in Northern California. A lifelong peace activist, she is helping to distribute a Peace Plan for the Holy Land- email her for a copy. She also a film producer with Paradise Cove Productions, currently (more...)

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