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  •  Y'all may find this interesting, or scary. From (17+ / 0-)

    the Rev. John Hagee's Cornerstone Church, this "Government of Twelve" appears to be just an elaborate bible study group organization.
    You can catch Hagee's televangelical tivi program service on some of the religious channels, watch it sometime, there has been a lot of good information around DK'ville here that helps with translating things.

    I have been wondering for a while what may actually be going on with this G12 apparatus, what with the very tight top down control, attendance strictures, cell based structure, etc. I think the very coded name of it might say all we need to know. Anybody think that maybe Homeland Security should take a look? I wouldn't make a very good undercover op in that environment.

    Hagee is a Dominionist and the founder of CUFI, Christians United for Israel, an organization that wields tremendous influence over our USA-Middle East foreign policies (and you have some idea what this costs us).

    Government of Twelve

    Jesus Christ is our example! He began the Government of Twelve when He met with His disciples following His resurrection and gave them "The Great Commission."
    "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and lo I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." (Matthew 28:19-20 KJV)
    What is the Government of Twelve (G12)?

    The Government of Twelve and Cell Ministry involves a trained and approved leader, serving under the spiritual authority of the pastor, who provides spiritual oversight to twelve others for the purpose of discipleship and personal evangelism.
    What is a Cell?

    A cell is where two or more people meet together to pray, to study the Word of God and to disciple new converts. Cornerstone Church is a spiritual body consisting of hundreds of cells...cells consisting of compassionate, loving people with a passionate desire to have a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ and a richer relationship with each other. Every cell functions within the infrastructure of the Government of Twelve!

    Most people come to Cornerstone from smaller churches and feel overwhelmed by the size of this congregation. Many say, "I like a smaller church!" How about a church of twelve? A church of Twelve that meets in your neighborhood every week?

    If you're searching for an exciting New Testament experience...you're searching for The Government of Twelve and the Cell Ministry.
    How do I locate a Cell?

    You may either find a cell by looking at the zip code order cell group list, or you may see the cell groups for each tribe by clicking on the Cell Locator link located under the tribe name in the navigation bar.
    How do I join a Cell?

    Call the office of the Government of Twelve at 210-493-xxxx ext 5 and ask the staff member to direct you to the Cell Meeting in your neighborhood. Do it today!

    "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

    by Bluefin on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 03:13:27 AM PDT

    •  The parallels of the structure & terminology (12+ / 0-)

      ...are absolutely chilling. DHS would indeed be wise & prudent to have a "look-see".

      "A liberal is a man or a woman or a child who looks forward to a better day, a more tranquil night, and a bright, infinite future." – Leonard Bernstein

      by frisco on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 05:49:22 AM PDT

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    •  Wanna bet that DHS is full of Dom moles already? (4+ / 0-)
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      This is a Bush era government creation... what better place to have people in place?

      They have been infiltrating the armed forces with the Air force a particular focus.

      and local, county and state police forces are targets along with school boards etc as mentioned... FBI? it has a reputation for hiring good Americans on the straight and narrow... any among them also loyal Dominionists? have to be a few just statistically... and once there are some there are soon a lot more...

      All the new wave of Christianist little bo peep diploma mills to absorb the home-schooled and x-tianist acadamies graduates and churn them out with diplomas 4 years later that their fellow Doms hiring in Dom filled government agencies etc can look at favorably...

      they have all the angles covered

      Pogo & Murphy's Law, every time. Also "Trust but verify" - St. Ronnie (hah...)

      by IreGyre on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 11:54:07 AM PDT

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      •  Hagee even lives in a very fancy mansion in an (3+ / 0-)
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        extremely upscale San Antonio subdivision named "The Dominion".
        I'm not sure of the origins of the location name, but Hagee has very extensive business operations and interests in this area that enhance the wealth of his tax free empire.

        San Antonio is known as "Military City" and the Air Force presence is great (I saw a first hand example of the fundie influence within it a few years ago, and it was chilling).
        The Air Force intelligence apparatus is centered on "Signal Hill" at the AF ISR Agency  headquartered at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. You can bet it is infiltrated by the Doms.
        Despite its recent reorg, it has been there a long time and a large new cross agency campus is being built nearby.

        We are becoming a totally surveilled society, cameras everywhere (and you think they're just 'traffic cams'?), your communications completely compromised and who knows what else (I do to a degree).  The ramifications of this are little appreciated and are yet another major disappointment with the Obama regime.

        "Double, double, toile and trouble; Fire burne, and Cauldron bubble... By the pricking of my Thumbes, Something wicked this way comes": Republicans Willkommen auf das Vierte Reich! Sie Angelegenheit nicht mehr.

        by Bluefin on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 01:23:37 PM PDT

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    •  cell groups were invented in the 1960s (4+ / 0-)
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      by a Korean minister named David Yonggi Cho.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      "Realizing that the work of leading a large congregation was too much for one person, Cho divided the city of Seoul into twenty zones, or "cells," as he called them, and began training leaders for each cell, who would hold services for worship and Bible study in their homes during the week. Cell leaders were encouraged to invite non-Christian neighbours to attend, to learn about Christianity. Each cell leader was required to train an assistant, and when cell membership reached a certain number, the assistant leader would form a new cell, taking about half of the old cell with him or her.

      The success of this concept of cell multiplication surprised even optimistic church members. By 1968, the church numbered eight thousand members; in addition to weekly cell meetings, the church was holding three Sunday services."

    •  Scary, very scary...nt (2+ / 0-)
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      May the forces of evil become confused on the way to your house. George Carlin

      by msmacgyver on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 04:35:21 PM PDT

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    •  Herb Philbrick Comes to Mind for Some Reason (1+ / 0-)
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      My most vivid memory of an , "I Led Three Lives" episode was the Communist cell that met in a hidden basement room that was accessed by pivoting a toilet to one side. No propaganda bias there, obviously. No sir, not one bit. /snark

      best,

      john

      Strange that a harp of (a) thousand strings should keep in tune so long

      by jabney on Mon Sep 05, 2011 at 06:11:49 PM PDT

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    •  This is a malignant mutation (2+ / 0-)
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      of Christianity.  I was taught by Liberal Catholic nuns and priests in the '50's & '60' who emphasized social justice and a liberation theology (it worked - I am a secular humanist through and through).  The Dominionists were unheard of in those years.  Their beliefs are so strange to me and are nothing like the message of Jesus that I was taught - which is essentially Love/Compassion.  See the Beatitudes.

      I reallhy see some kind of pathology with them.  Truly wild and not true to the message of Love.

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