Rafael Cruz: America Was Founded on the Word of God

Cruz Cruz BartonRafael Cruz came to Grove City College earlier this evening for a Q&A hosted by the college Republican club. He represented the Cruz campaign but I should hasten to add that the event was not a campaign rally and the college is not endorsing Cruz or any candidate.
Political Science professor Paul Kengor moderated the event and most of the initial hour centered around Rafael Cruz’s background in Cuba and then his assimilation to life in America. I tweeted some of the things Cruz said which can be viewed here: #rcruzgcc.
At one point, Cruz came close to sounding the seven mountains dominionism themes and said America was founded on the Word of God.
After the event, I had a moment with Rev. Cruz and asked him if his son believes the seven mountain dominionism teaching that Christians should take dominion over the mountain of government. He said that you have to be careful with the terms because people don’t understand. He said people, especially in the media, think you mean theocracy. He said it doesn’t mean a theocracy. He added that Christians should be salt and light in the government and use their influence to be salt and light.
The time was short so I was unable to follow up but I still believe Ted Cruz needs to clarify what taking dominion as president would look like.

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  1. Actually, the Christian contention is that whole world was founded on the Word of God (ie. the Second Person of the Most Holy Trinity). As for the proper role of Christianity in the life of the United States: it is the same as that in any nation of the world – to nourish and challenge human communities with the love of God as revealed by the Word himself.

    Is there is place for Christian influence in a nation’s constitutional arrangements and government? I certainly think so, and would commend Article 1 of the Basic Law (aka. constitution) of the Federal Republic of Germany as an example of what this means in practice: “Human dignity shall be inviolable. To protect and respect it shall be the duty of all state authority.” (“Die Würde des Menschen ist unantastbar. Sie zu achten und zu schützen ist Verpflichtung aller staatlichen Gewalt.”)

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