Saturday, July 27, 2013

Belize's Dominionists: Scott Stirm and Belize Action

26th July, 2013



For the first time in Belize, Dangerous Liaison, a report written by the Southern Poverty Law Center offered Belizean's a  look into the influences, relationships and strategy that the Belize Representative Scott Stirm uses. He claims that Belize Action is "100% Belizean!" Here at the United Belize Advocacy Movement we beg to differ. A screenshot of Belize Action own website provides the first layer of evidence about the relationship it has with US Right wing Groups C-FAM and ADF.The site says so very clearly.


see link at http://belizeaction.com/homosexual-lawsuit/legacy-updates/

The 2nd layer of evidence that there has been a relationship with dominionist movement is with Patricia King. Her parent company Christian Services Association (CSA) has given the Belize Action representative and his  wife $14,000. The evidence can be found at http://www.charityfocus.ca/EN/Pages/CharitySummary.aspx?charityid=134175868RR0001&enddate=2009-12-31.  We know as well that between 2009 and 2011  a total of $73,600 bz or $36,600 Canadian was given to Stirm and Wife. In 2012, Canadian tax returns show that he received $3,000 Canadian. The evidence can be found at the end of this report.  While there is evidence of a monetary relationship we cannot ascertain,however, the reasoning behind the use of the  funds given. What needs to be made clear is that Patrick King of Extreme Prophetic Ministries relationship with Scott Stirm is years in the making.  Further evidence of a connection between Extreme Prophetic Ministries and CSA relationship can be found at this link were it speaks of  advisors in UK, US and Europe http://www.xpministries.com/about/xpministries-and-csa 

What is clear is that her organization uses very legitimate spaces to advance dominionists theology which is about advancing the seven pillars. What is this theology?  To be clear, Seven Mountains Dominionism seeks to place Christians in control over the seven forces that shape and control our culture: (1) Business; (2) Government; (3) Media; (4) Arts and Entertainment; (5) Education; (6) Family; and (7) Religion. Lance Wallnau, the leading advocate for Seven Mountains theology, explained that Jesus "doesn't come back until he's accomplished the dominion of nations."  And the way "dominion of nations" is accomplished is by having Christians gain control of these "seven mountains" in order to install a "virtual theocracy" overseen by "true apostles" who will fight Satan and his Antichrist agenda."

Further documented evidence of a relationship with Patricia King can be found here at http://patriciakingministries.net/page/17/ . King link to Stirm can be characterized as creating a moral revolution and advancing dominionism theology and is further demonstrated in this video in which he appears at http://www.xpmedia.com/video/1351/alignment-to-the-plumb-line

 King relationship with dominonists theology and her relationship with Lance Wallnau can be found here as they appear in a video together explaining the theology http://www.talk2action.org/story/2008/9/24/82239/9750/ .The Articles  "Lions In the Pews" written by Rachel Tabachnick  carried the tone that the movement is not waiting for the rapture. The following quote summaries that message:

"Sarah Palin's churches are being portrayed by many religion writers as typical of traditional Assemblies of God congregations.  This includes claims that she may share the endtimes belief that the godly will be snatched from the earth in the Rapture and therefore avoid the reign of the Antichrist in the Tribulation and the Apocalypse.  This conclusion completely ignores the fact that Palin's churches are deeply involved in the activities and beliefs of a nondenominational movement that is sweeping the globe.  The followers of this movement are not waiting around for the Rapture!"

 Stirm brush with the Dominionists Movement does not stop with Patricia King, ADF or C-FAM, he has history with a group called YWAM or Youth with a Mission. YWAM  is described in the following way and found to be influenced by the movement as well:

"In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society." at link http://www.reclaim7mountains.com/.  

 What we do know is that YWAM  has Jason  and Sarah Andrews  as directors ..http://www.ywambelmopan.com/About-us/Base-Director.aspx...We note that Jason regularly appears on Rise and Shine with Louis Wade and Scott Stirm. Stirm does mention his affiliation with YWAM here at http://jubileebelize.blogspot.com/ The Global link can be scene here at http://www.ywambelmopan.com/About-us/YWAM-Global.aspx with Caribbean affiliates. Of note, Stirm started with Youth With a Mission and is still involved in. 

While not final, the surprise is finding the Belizeprayer network (BPN) which spells out the theology. The site speaks not only of the 7 pillars, but campaign to measure progress around the 7 pillars. The site can be quoted as saying, "In each campaign we identify short-range breakthroughs we need to make progress toward long-range goals.We work with and are accountable to the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches (BAEC). BPN is a branch of Tree of Life Caye Caulker, serving people of all ages."

This is important as George Ferrar imagery appears on the site for the Belize Prayer Network+
  and can be quoted as saying the following:

" In the process I got to know sixteen more intercessors–from all six districts in Belize–who want to connect with our new Belize Prayer Network, of which BC-HOP is a part (see Belize City House of Prayer Facebook page)."  at Belize eagles mission site located at  http://belize.eaglemissions.org/2012/06/07/ferrar-june-2012/

We see documentation of Scott Stirm work at http://belizeprayernetwork.com/testimonies/  as well, in the form of a timetable  and concerns over the gender policy which speaks to it being "approved secretly." The link provides broader reference to  "the government is now telling us that sexual identity is no longer male or female." Belize Action is now demanding the recall of this policy, or the recall of government leaders." link at http://belizeprayernetwork.com/2013/06/new-gender-policy-approved-in-belize/

The site Belize Prayer Network also speaks of  Pastor Howell Longworth of Eagle Mission on a sister visit with Mayor Darrell Bradley  to San Benito in April 2013. This visit is significant because it shows how inter-connected the theology is and how unknown it is in the wider social and political environment. Now how does this connect to the dominionists movement? Simply  George Ferrar have shown on his site that there is a relationship between the Evangelical Association, Scott Stirm and Belize City House of Prayers (BC-HOP) which we see Pastor Eugene Crawford giving him the lead to organize. At least according to what was said on Ferrar site for eagle mission. Of note, the BC-HOP is modeled on IHOP. Now what is IHOP you might ask?

 IHOP began in 2000 in a renovated strip mall on Red Bridge Rd. in Grandville, Kansas City.[1] In the past decade and especially in recent years IHOP ballooned into a major presence in Kansas City. There are roughly 500 people on staff. In 2009 they commenced a world headquarters including of how they partners with YWAM is supporting their vision of going Global. See more at: http://www.world view week end.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=7332#sthash.zKeIwqi9.dpuf YWAM is heavily dominionists driven. The relationship provides synergy. The International House of Prayer guy in Belize is From Living Waters Mission George Ferrar who is stationed on Caye Caulker. The Eagle Mission site can be quoted as saying... 
 
" I’ve spoken with 17 Belize City church leaders and they are all in favor of our Belize City House of Prayer (BC-HOP). They are glad that we’ll operate under the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches (BAEC)....BAEC President Eugene Crawford asked me to lead the house of prayer. I accepted with the understanding that I would raise up national-born Belizeans to take my place.... What our house of prayer is seeking is watchmen on that wall–plus other leaders for nights of praise and worship and soaking prayer and training in prayer. To begin with, each pair of watchmen will watch over one of the seven main mountains of influence over the nation–Family, Religion, Education, Economy, Domain (government), Onstage (arts) and Media.

They will recruit others to watch with them. At least once a month, each pair of watchmen–a worship leader with a prayer leader–will gather their recruits to make a strategic advance on that mountain in prayer. Further evidence of intent is here  http://belize.eaglemissions.org/2012/06/07/ferrar-june-2012/. BC-HOP (Belize City House of Prayer) is a prayer & worship ministry commissioned by the Belize Association of Evangelical Churches. So if George Ferrar is not connected to Stirm ,then how does Stirm explain  the presence of the http://belizeprayernetwork.com/about/and Eugene Crawford approval of the development of BC-HOP through George Ferrar.


Ultimately, what we see are basic is a better picture of Stirm ideology, influences and relationships. What we see is not only the interconnectedness, but a process that has accumulated on many years, building on lessons learnt and revised strategy. Only time will tell if their merging of relationships with Julius Espat, Anthony Martinez, Mike Espat, Rodwell Ferguson, former Mayor Zenida Moya, Mayor Lopez of Belmopan, among others will add to their effort of addressing the pillar of controlling government.

See SPLC Original Report: http://www.splcenter.org/get-informed/news/splc-report-us-groups-working-to-keep-criminal-statutes-barring-lgbt-sex-in-belize

See CSA tax return:http://www.cra-arc.gc.ca/ebci/haip/srch/t3010form22sched2-eng.action?b=134175868RR0001&e=2012-12-31&n=CHRISTIAN+SERVICES+ASSOCIATION&r=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%3A80%2Febci%2Fhaip%2Fsrch%2Ft3010form22-eng.action%3Fb%3D134175868RR0001%26amp%3Be%3D2012-12-31%26amp%3Bn%3DCHRISTIAN%2BSERVICES%2BASSOCIATION%26amp%3Br%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cra-arc.gc.ca%253A80%252Febci%252Fhaip%252Fsrch%252Fadvancedsearchresult-eng.action%253Fn%253Dchristian%252Bservices%252Bassociation%2526amp%253Bb%253D%2526amp%253Bq%253D%2526amp%253Bs%253Dregistered%2526amp%253Bd%253D%2526amp%253Be%253D%252B%2526amp%253Bc%253Dmission%2526amp%253Bv%253D%252B%2526amp%253Bo%253D%2526amp%253Bz%253D%2526amp%253Bg%253D%252B%2526amp%253Bt%253D%252B%2526amp%253By%253D%252B%2526amp%253Bp%253D1 

HOP began in 2000 in a renovated strip mall on Red Bridge Rd. in Grandville, Kansas City.[1] In the past decade and especially in recent years IHOP ballooned into a major presence in Kansas City. There are roughly 500 people on staff. In 2009 they commenced a world headquarters including a 5000 seat conference center. - See more at: http://www.worldviewweekend.com/worldview-times/article.php?articleid=7332#sthash.zKeIwqi9.dpuf

See patricia king married name is Cocking:http://www.firstplumbline.net/html/patriciakingindex.html

See contact information on CSA: http://globalawakening.com/network/members-directory
 /item/christian-services-association

See CSA financials:http://www.charityfocus.ca/EN/Pages/CharitySummary.aspx?charityid=134175868RR0001&enddate=2011-12-31


 





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