It's the old adage about how the apple never falls far from the tree. In this case Ted Cruz, the guy who tried to bring down the United States government, is the apple and his father, pastor Rafael Cruz, represents the tree.
Get this. Pastor Cruz thinks his kid, Senator Cruz, is an anointed King chosen to fulfil an End Times prophecy of an enormous transfer of wealth.
In a sermon last year at an Irving, Texas, megachurch that helped elect Ted Cruz to the United States Senate, Cruz' father Rafael Cruz indicated that his son was among the evangelical Christians who are anointed as "kings" to take control of all sectors of society, an agenda commonly referred to as the "Seven Mountains" mandate, and "bring the spoils of war to the priests", thus helping to bring about a prophesied "great transfer of wealth", from the "wicked" to righteous gentile believers.
Ted Cruz was subsequently blessed and anointed by prominent dominionist pastors, in effect as a "king" in the political/governmental sphere, at a special blessing ceremony at the Marriott Hotel in Des Moines, Iowa, at a July 19th-20th 2013 rally designed to draw pastors into politics.
We take these radical fundamentalists lightly at our peril. Freedom of religion is fine. Religion should and must be off-limits right up to the point where it insinuates itself in the political sphere. After that it's fair game, head to toe. Read the entire article here.