"I know that after my departure savage wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock; and from among your own selves men (read Christian preachers) will arise speaking perverse things, to draw away the disciples after them. [Acts 20:29-30]. They are evil men and impostors who will proceed from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived [2 Timothy 3:13]…. False apostles, deceitful workers, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ [2 Corinthians 11:13]… men who turn away from the truth [Titus 1:14]... who profess to know God, but by their deeds they deny Him, being detestable and disobedient and worthless for any good deed [Titus 1:16]… They will secretly introduce destructive heresies… bringing swift destruction upon themselves. [2 Peter 2:1]
Please Note that many of these sections can be read as Standalones, however they will make the most sense read in the context of the other sections.
Dominion Theology Section I: History and Beliefs
The basic Beliefs, Origins and Spread of Kingdom Now theology in today’s world. At its root, Reconstructionism/Dominionism is a militant Biblicism… a revival of the holy war theology of the Hebrew Bible under the guise of Christianity. They think they have the answer which is simply a return to Mosaic Law wish which, by the way, failed to transform mankind on the first go around. What exactly they hope to accomplish this time is anyone’s guess. But that simple logic has not stopped The Coalition on Revival (COR), Pat Robertson, Promise Keepers, The Vineyard, Youth With A Mission (YWAM),The Salvation Army, and American Vision (among many others) from sticking their fingers in the mud.
Dominion Theology Section II: Manifest Sons of God…
The First Core Doctrine of the Dominionist Movement.
In an unprecedented display of delusions of grandeur, the dominionist leadership believes they, the Manifest Sons Of God, are the last-day apostles and prophets… that they are a company of overcomers who when the mantle of Elijah falls on them, will be transfigured just as Jesus was transfigured. This will not only make them and their cohorts greater than Elijah, Elisha and all the prophets of the Old Testament, but their glory will actually exceed that of Jesus on the Mount. They also believe that they hold the key to Jesus’ return.
Dominion Theology Section III: The Five-Fold Ministry …
The Second Core Doctrine of the Dominionist Movement. C Peter Wagner and The New Apostolic Reformation
The Latter Rain brought in a new focus on the spiritual elements of Christianity including personal prophecy, the restoration of the five-fold ministry (apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, teacher) mentioned in Ephesians 4:11-12, and a different end time emphasis. It is believed that under the rule of these prophets and apostles, the church will be ''perfected''. Enter C. Peter Wagner and the New Apostolic Reformation… the spider in the middle of a very large web. If you, by any chance, still think this movement is limited to the “lunatic fringe” of Christianity, let me point you in a couple of different directions…
Dominion Theology Section IV: Genuine New Testament Apostles Or Deluded Con Men.
The last few decades have seen an exponential increase in the numbers of those brazen enough not only use the title of Apostle, but deluded enough to believe they are building the foundations of the Kingdom. Those bold enough to claim the mantle of modern apostleship are, in effect, claiming an unparalleled authority, with the words “government” and “submission” being used with increasing regularity. These claims mean that every Christian really needs to take a deeper look at the New Testament apostolic ministry in it’s totality, starting with the most important question of all.. What was the function of the New Testament Apostle? Nor do we dare forget that no structure can have two foundations. The first will have to be done away with before the other can be laid, which I am afraid to say is exactly what these modern “apostles” wish to do.
Dominion Theology Section V: Biblical Accountability and Authority.
What exactly is the role, function and responsibility of the church elders or leaders. How much “authority” do they have, and are we supposed to “obey” them?
Dominion Theology Section VI: Do Miracles Produce Faith?
A preoccupation with mystical phenomena such as visions and dreams characterizes much of the Third Wave. Third Wavers are persuaded that merely preaching the gospel message will never reach the world for Christ and unbelievers must experience the supernatural in order to be brought to full faith. In fact one gets the impression that no Christian outside of the Third Wave/Signs and Wonders/ Dominionist system is even regarded as a bona fide member of the Kingdom of God. But is it true that evangelism, to be most effective, must be accompanied by miracles?
Dominion Theology Section VII: Strategic Level Spiritual Warfare (SLSW)
has been called possibly the single most important strategy we can utilize in reaching the unreached. In short there are territorial spirits or satanic strongholds over cities, countries and communities which must be pulled down before the weapons of the Word and the Spirit are effective. The problem is however, that without some serious manipulation of the accounts, the fundamental strategy employed in SLSW is neither found in the Bible nor in church history. Scripture is being re-examined and re-written through the lens of experience, resulting in truths that can not be derived from Scripture alone. Verses in Scripture are being wrested out of context to back up preconceived theories… and proponents are forced to resort to extra Biblical stories to help shape doctrine.
Dominion Theology Section VIII: Identificational Repentance
Deals with a supposed spiritual principle that iniquity passes from generation to generation. And since nations sin corporately which damages its relationship with God, we can all identify with a corporate group of people and confess that group's sins, thereby stopping the cycle of hereditary iniquity and creating conditions for God to “heal the land”. Ezra and Nehemiah are commonly held up as examples of men who “so identified with the people that they were interceding for, that they considered themselves guilty with them”. 2 Chronicles 7:14 is very commonly used as proof text that if the Christians in America (or other country), will seek God's face then He will hear their prayer and heal the country in question. These examples however either present only half of the picture, ignore context, and/or leave out important details.
Dominion Theology Section IX: Portals to Heaven
Another teaching that seems to be gaining ground is that there are geographic locations on Earth, or Portals that possess super-spiritual access to the heavenlies and that intercessors can open up these portals or doorways by cleansing geographic areas of demonic spirits, including ancestral or territorial powers and principalities. In other words they can align the gates of Heaven and Earth.
Dominion Theology Section X: Civil War And Bloodshed in The Church
The Stated purpose of the Manifest Sons of God/ Apostles and Prophets/ Ravening Wolves is that they are to be instruments of God’s Wrath… God’s great end-time army being prepared to execute God’s written judgments. However, believe it or not, those Christians that do not agree with their dangerous delusions have been identified with the antichrist. Christians who use their brains, check everything by the Word of God, reject any doctrine that is not based solely on Scripture and dismiss all extra-biblical revelations and visions that do not conform to the Word of God have become the enemy. Further more, you will be forced to take one side or the other in a battle that will be fought between Christians and other Christians and after the time of bloodshed the Lord will heal the breach. The scary part of all this is that they take their own inventions very seriously.
Dominion Theology Section XI: The Phinehas Spirit
The story of Phinehas has become very handy passage for the Dominionists to hang their hats on, since it can be twisted to fit in with their agenda and justify their skewed ideas. However Phinehas was no vigilante. He was following orders given directly by God, through Moses. And yes, I know they believe they think they are also following God’s direct commands.. The next chapter (Excuses For Gullibility) details why this is not so.
Dominion Theology Section XII: Excuses For Gullibility
(Also Connections with the Word of Faith Movement)
Reconstruction and The Word Faith Movement.. both doctrines take the stance that man can manipulate affairs in his present world and thereby shape his own future,. This, borrowed from the world of the occult, is little more than a thinly disguised attempt to take on the role of God.
Discernment... The Forgotten Word.. Common sense should tell us that we have to have some standard by which to judge all thing Spiritual, lest each one go off on their own tangent. The Word of God says it is our plumb line and anything and everything spiritual has to conform to Scripture.
God’s Voice Vs. God’s Word?...Yet Joyner endeavors to prove from the Old Testament that people in ancient Israel were required to listen ‘to the voice of the Lord’, which apparently was supplementary to what was recorded in Scripture. This is supposed to be Biblical grounds for trusting any and all extra-Biblical revelation that comes along.
The Pharisees…Those that are opposed to the Dominionist Movement are routinely called “Pharisees”, except that two of the main faults of the Pharisees were exactly what the Dominionist leadership is asking us to do.
Dominion Theology Section XIII: The Bible Vs. Dominion Theology
I used to believe that, as a general rule, a straightforward contradiction of the truth is not all that difficult for mature Christians to spot. However I am no longer certain this is true, since I am seeing not only considerable amount of outright error being mixed in with authentic truth, but more and more examples of Bible verses attached to complete fabrications. The Dominionist Doctrine is a volatile cocktail of both.
Dominion Theology Section XIV: More Examples of The Dominion Leadership’s Inventive Interpretations of Scripture.
While it is not possible to document every single instance of the shallow understanding (or even manipulation) of Scriptures to support the beliefs of the Dominionist leadership, several instances have come up, and been refuted, in the various sections of this article. In this section are a few more examples from the writings of Bill Hamon, Francis Frangipane, John Bevere, C Peter Wagner and Rick Joyner. Open your Bible FIRST.
Dominion Theology: Section XV: A Sinister Twist... Dominion Theology and The New Age
A Harmony of Goals, The Rider on The White Horse,
Dominion Theology: Section XVI: The Fate Of Joel’s Army. Conclusion.
Who in their right mind would want to be any part of Joel’s Amy?