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A PRIMER ON DOMINIONISM

 

By Ronnie Herne
March 12, 2016
NewsWithViews.com

(NOT to be confused with the Dominicans, the Catholic monks, nuns, and lay people dedicated to the gospels and to opposing heresy.)

“Zealous men force their way in.” The Secret Kingdom by Pat Robertson (p. 82)

Dominionism. What is it? Where does it come from? And most importantly, where is it headed?

Dominionism simply means “dominance.” In our parlance here it means Christian dominance. The concept is as old as recorded history. It's a desire to take over the world and remake it in your own image.

Dominionism here in the U.S. has been seriously percolating since the 70s or very early 80s. Many variants exist in the belief structures but there is only one goal: creating the earthly Kingdom of God. It matters not that Christ said, “My kingdom is not of this world.” The Dominionists forge ahead. They believe that in Genesis I:26-28 God gave man dominion over the earth. But when man fell from Grace many dominionists believe that Satan took over dominion of the earth.

They believe that Almighty God Himself cannot get the earth back unless the Dominionists first create a Christian government over all the world, starting right here in the United States. The Dominionists will create this Kingdom of God.

Only when this Kingdom is created can Christ come again the second time. And somewhere at or around that time, the good Christians will experience Rapture and be taken or ascended into heaven, and the other Christians and non-Christians will face maybe 7 years of Tribulation.

The Dominionists are a self-aggrandizing lot. Not just any Christian will do. No, a good Presbyterian like Donald Trump doesn't qualify. The bulk of your Catholics don't make the cut either. And forget the “Judeo-” in “Judeo-Christian”.

Now, as stated previously there are several variants but the bulk of Dominionists identify themselves as Born Again Christians, who have a personal relationship with Jesus, and accept Jesus as their Lord and Savior. These people, the chosen Dominionists, the “elect” mean to be “Regents” or kings – but only until Christ shows up again to claim His place .

They are identifying a New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). Since the beginning of this millenium we are witnessing new self-proclaimed Prophets and Apostles, the ones who will have the power and authority to create this coming Christian World Order. These Prophets and Apostles are experiencing new exchanges with God and the angels that are more meaningful than those of the old scriptures.

The NAR founder is C Peter Wagner. Others include Chuck Pierce, Bob Jones, Paul Cain, Cindy Jacobs (who claims she can cast out gay demons), Mike Bickle, Rick Joyner, Bill Johnson, Todd Bentley, and Lou Engle.

Let us remember the vast fracturing that occurred when we experienced another reformation in the 1500s, the Protestant Reformation. Martin Luther, John Calvin and others revolted against the tyrannical rule of the Holy Roman popes, their bishops, and their Catholic royalty. Charges of heresy flew and jails were filled with the unrepentant protesters, as were gallows...

The Spanish Inquisitor Dominican Torquemada had, with cruel torture and horrific bigotry, already obliterated the Jews and the Muslims from Spain by the late 1400s, including an estimated 2,000 burnings at the stake. Spain then went on to extinguish any Protestant found within its borders. This is the embodiment, a perfect presentation of an historical Theocracy gone mad. And a Theocracy is precisely what Dominionists are proposing for America, and indeed for the entire world.

So what can it mean if New Apostles walk amongst us today? And new Prophets? And what if they disagree with the Bible, especially the New Testament which they have little use for? These people do not lack for ego. They are afterall very special, often anointed, and very close to the Power. And they do not wish to be questioned. In fact, under Deuteronomy I believe it says that those that question or complain “shall be put to death.”

There are varying degrees of Dominionism: SOFT Dominionists are for Christian nationalism, a return to Christian values that embrace marriage, family, church. That seems so innocent; a lot of us could wish that.

HARD Dominionists think all that is just fine but nowhere near enough. They want a Christian Theocracy under Old Testament Biblical law with them in charge of who will think what. Tyranny is tyranny no matter the mask or guise, and the Constitution be damned (literally).

And forget that pesky First Amendment that states there will be no establishment of a religion.

Now, Dominionists don't wear neck-ID pointing out who they are. They prefer shelter for their more private interchanges. Still, let's bring up George “W”. “W” is a fellow evangelical, evangelicals being a large part of the Dominionists along with the fundamentalists and the Pentecostals. And “W” is a listed Dominionist. It's part of how he justified the war on Iraq. So let's go ahead list others, also.

Let's start with a lot of recognizable names that appear on several Dominionist lists: George W Bush, Rick Perry, Tim LaHaye, Pat Robertson, Ted Cruz, Gary Bauer, Scott Walker, Rick Santorum, Jim DeMint, Bob McDonnell, John Thune, Christine O'Donnell, Mike Pence, Glenn Beck, Erick Erickson, Haley Barbour, James Lankford, John Ashcroft, Newt Gingrich, Peter King, David Barton, …

Probably Dominionists: Marco Rubio, Guy Benson, Rand Paul, Ron Paul, Mike Lee,...

Likely influenced by the Dominionist movement: Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz, Justice Clarence Williams, Justice Antonin Scalia, Robert Bork, Irving and Bill Kristol, Alan Keyes, William J Bennett, J Danforth Quayle, Allan Bloom, John Pedhoertz, John T Agresto, and very especially, Michael Ledeen, …

And Special Dominionist mention to: Mitt Romney, Mormon. Mormons have long espoused the One World Mormon Order. And note his unbridled vicious lying attack on Donald J Trump in case you have any doubts. As will be noted shortly, Dominionists have NO PROBLEM with doublespeak or misrepresenting in order to further their personal goals, Christian or otherwise.

Which brings us to some more of their beliefs... Many Dominionists believe in the Seven Mountains. Here they extend religious control over the seven areas of society to include: Business, Government, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Education, Family, and Religion. The anointed “elect” Christians will turn each of these areas into something pleasing to them and to their beliefs. (Agenda 21 carries the same ideas but with a different outcome in mind.)

As has been noted by many, controlling religion will control the population, frighten them into subservience. Witness the powerful popes of old, and excommunications. And maintaining an external threat, real or projected, furthers that goal. Retribution will be meaningful and swift under these “Christians” as much of the Old Testament -- which they both endorse and embrace -- calls for stoning and other pleasantries.

As for projected threats, why, the bad people might want to take away their religion! Crusades and threats of crusades could go on for a very long time. And a mighty military will let Dominionists spread the Word of Jesus across the world. Will it be their sons and daughters going “over there”?

And just maybe the “other” Christians, the Jews, the Muslims, the Oriental religious won't exactly see it in a Dominionist light?

Other very troubling aspects of this Dominionism movement include its embrace of Machiavelli 's principle: to succeed in your deceptions, the end justifies the means. Also, some Dominionists believe that the poor are being punished by God and therefore should not be helped as this contravenes God's will for them. And Antonin Scalia is on record citing Romans 13 where government power comes from God and therefore must be obeyed. Aren't we under the guiding principle that government power in America comes from the people being governed?

In writing this article I tripped over a realization that I'll share with you. The Senate Conservatives Fund (founded by Jim DeMint in 2008) is a recruiting organization for Dominionists. Did you notice that SCF graduate Ben Sasse came out virulently against Donald Trump? And we helped him get elected?

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And note that Jim DeMint has now moved over to the Heritage Foundation – and continues his dominionist work there.

Here is how Pat Robertson put words in God's mouth on page 201 of his book The Secret Kingdom:

“Now I desire mature sons and daughters
who will in My name
exercise dominion over the earth
and will subdue Satan,
the unruly, and the rebellious.”

The following is a thumbnail sketch of Dominionism:

D- Dogma out. Dictator in. Dominion over all.
O- Old Testament in.
M- My Way or the highway.
I- Insight beyond old scripture.
N- New Apostolic Reformation.
I- International Council of Apostles.
O- One World Christian Dominion.
N- New revelations. New Prophets. New Apostles.
I- I, Man, will create God's Kingdom here on earth.
S- Seven Mountains of Christian dominance.
M- Minion Christians worldwide on bended knee.

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Sources:

Crooked Crosses crookedcrosses.wordpress.com C Peter Wagner; Ted Cruz; Seven Mountains;
Heritage Foundation; Dominionist politicians.
Encyclopedia Britannica britannica.com Spanish Inquisition; Tomas de Torquemada.
CARM carm.org Is Mormonism Christian? [Their answer is no.]
Sola Sisters solasisters.com/2011/10 New Apostolic Reformation.
PoliticusUSA archives.politicususa.com archives 3/18/2011 Infiltration of Religious Dominionism into American Politics.
Yurica Report yuricareport.com/index.html The Despoiling of America Dominionism, George W Bush, Antonin Scalia, Machiavelli, Pat Robertson, et al 40 pages.
Rabble rabble.ca The Harper Government and Evangelical Capitalism. [Canada]
Berean Research bereanresearch.com Dominionism (NAR)
Patheos patheos.com 1-25-16 Dominionism and Christian Reconstructionism
Washington Post washingtonpost.com/national Dominionism beliefs among conservative Christians overblown.
God Discussion goddiscussion.com 1-29-10 Dominionism
Shoq shoqvalue.com 4-14-2010 The Dominionists: Christian Fanatics Who Want to Save the World by Destroying It.
Jonathan Turley jonathanturley.org 10-12-13 Ted Cruz, Dominionism and Jesus.

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Ronnie Herne is an Air Force veteran having served from 1969 to 1973 as a Captain. She was a Flight Nurse stationed in the Philippines with C-141 flights to DaNang, Ton Son Nhut, and Cam Rahn Bay, all destined for Japan. In addition she spent eight separate weeks on the ground in VietNam.

She started her political activities in 1991 when NAFTA (the North American Free Trade Agreement) reared its ugly head. She fought it but watched as Bush ( R ) pushed it and Clinton ( D ) completed it. She was a Perot Volunteer, active in United We Stand America, involved in the creation of the Reform Party of California (eventually destroyed by infiltrators looking for the money).

She retired to Oregon and put her attentions on county government. With Agenda 21, regionalism, socialism, taxes, county land giveaways and other ills all present at the local level, she and a friend carefully constructed a county Home Rule Charter to push back at the monumental usurpations all around. It included property rights, water rights, veteran service, lower fees, no unelected county administrator, no “Green” code requirements, etc.

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Dominionism simply means “dominance.” In our parlance here it means Christian dominance. The concept is as old as recorded history. It's a desire to take over the world and remake it in your own image.