Is Christian Dominionism a Heresy?

Anyone within the Dominionism system should think very carefully about the dangers to their spiritual walk.  Dominionism is heresy and the Bible is clear that we are to reject heresy and heretics (Titus 3:10), mark and avoid false teachers (Rom. 16:17), and prove that we love the Lord by obeying His commands (John 5:10).  Our mandate is the same as when Christ ascended until He returns: preach the gospel (Mark 16:15) and disciple believers from all the nations (Matt. 28:19).  We are NOT to overthrow the governments of the world, take over businesses, or throw our collective Christian weight around in a bid to take over everything.  We are to be light and salt (Matt. 5:13-15) to a dying world (1 Cor. 7:31) and abide till He comes (1 John 2:28).  Christians need to get busy witnessing for Christ and drop this Dominionist, Kingdom building rhetoric and planning because if they do not they will be playing right into the hands of the coming antichrist.

These are some of excerpts from a longer article that can be found here. Christian Dominionism rests on the following view of the return of Christ, called post-millennialism:

“It is the belief that Christ will return after the Church has Christianized society, through a Christian force called “Joel’s Army”. He will not rapture His elect because they will be victorious here on earth. Jesus Christ does not come back bodily but returns “in His Church” and reigns on earth through His Church spiritually. Postmillennialism denies that Christ returns bodily to rule and judge.”

The article provides 10 reasons to reject this system of thought. I will provide what I consider the most compelling:

REASON FOUR:

It denies the scriptural prophesies of the end-times.

“Because Dominionism teaching places the binding of evil, and the ‘dominion’ of the righteous, at the FIRST coming of the Lord, it radically adjusts our understanding of the book of Revelation and the other prophecies of the End. According to this scheme, the Tribulation, Antichrist, Apostasy and so forth are placed historically in the PAST, or else are made out to be symbolic interpretations of ordinary antagonism against the victorious Church. The Restoration understanding of prophecy is largely POST-millennial. That is, it places the Return of Christ AFTER the reign of righteousness and peace. Therefore, what is now expected is not tribulation but triumph. This is very dangerous, especially as the scripture warns that, before Jesus returns, a world leader claiming to be Messiah will arise. [2 Thess 2:3,4] It may be that Dominionists, unaware of the true prophetic calendar, will accept this man as Christ.”

The is more to be said here, but I will only say that it is my opinion that Dominion theory is nowhere taught in scripture, which should be sufficient grounds for rejecting it. The article ends with this conclusion:

CONCLUSION

“Anyone within the Dominionism system should think very carefully about the dangers to their spiritual walk.  Dominionism is heresy and the Bible is clear that we are to reject heresy and heretics (Titus 3:10), mark and avoid false teachers (Rom. 16:17), and prove that we love the Lord by obeying His commands (John 5:10).  Our mandate is the same as when Christ ascended until He returns: preach the gospel (Mark 16:15) and disciple believers from all the nations (Matt. 28:19).  We are NOT to overthrow the governments of the world, take over businesses, or throw our collective Christian weight around in a bid to take over everything.  We are to be light and salt (Matt. 5:13-15) to a dying world (1 Cor. 7:31) and abide till He comes (1 John 2:28).  Christians need to get busy witnessing for Christ and drop this Dominionist, Kingdom building rhetoric and planning because if they do not they will be playing right into the hands of the coming antichrist.”

I encourage reading the remainder of the article. It discusses it’s adherents as well as nine other reasons to reject it, all of which are compelling. There are other articles that discuss the subject, accessible with a quick search on key words. Again, you can find this article at http://www.deceptioninthechurch.com/dominionismexposed.html. That’s about all I want to say about it. I certainly don’t want to get into a prolonged discussion. I do find that the current ‘gospel’ that is being spread across the church of ‘changing the world’ is NOT the biblical Gospel that Paul preached so fervently and declared in 1 Corinthians 15.

Have a great day!



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