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Dominionism - Part I

 Understanding Dominionism - an umbrella term for a number of related groups that are noting more than a thinly disguised attempt to take on the role of God. 

Carol Brooks

The New Apostolic Reformation HERE
Apostles Or Deluded Impostors
Although not a single living soul in the modern world has the qualifications, ability or credentials of the first century Apostles, an astonishing number of men today have not only appropriated the title, but claim they get their authority directly from God. Many of them hold that they are equal or even superior to the New Testament Apostles. They are part of a movement centered around the belief that an elite group of believers will be revealed in the end times to prepare the world for the millennial reign of Christ. In fact, Christ can't return to earth until they do.


 001orange YOU ARE HERE -  Part I - Dominionism is an umbrella term for a number of related groups (the most extreme faction of the Religious Right) whose goal is to see every area of life (including governments and all other institutions) placed under God's law (See is a theocracy Biblical in Part IV below) Many of them believe that Christ cannot return until this is accomplished thus are willing to use force if necessary. The question being whether the Bible ever says (or even implies) that it falls to humans to make the world ready for Christ's second advent OR does this ideology stem from man's incredible conceit and exaggerated estimate of his own importance - imperialism hiding behind a Christian veneer? 

Part II - History and Spread - Bill Hamon, John Wimber, C Peter Wagner, and The Occult Roots of Dominionism. This movement driven by numerous very deluded "Christian" leaders (a.k.a wolves in sheep's clothing) is influencing thousands of believers who have apparently never compared their teachings with what the Bible says, nor looked into the very dark roots of the movement.  

Part III A - Dominionism Vs. The Bible I - Genesis 1:28 and Matthew 28:19. God's instruction in Genesis 1:28 was a delegation of responsibility for the stewardship of this earth and its resources (that we have miserably failed at). However, Dominionists have interpreted this verse to mean that Christians were commanded to 'rule' the earth. They also assert that the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19 supports the Dominion mandate - a biased self serving interpretation that has more holes in it than Swiss Cheese. 

Part III B - Dominionism Vs. The Bible II - Every One Of Their Doctrines Contradicts Scripture. Not only is the Manifest Sons of God teaching based on an extremely shallow understanding of Romans 8:19, the Bible very clearly tells us what conditions exist just prior to Christ's return, that He already has dominion over the earth, and that God himself will destroy all earthly kingdoms (no overcomers involved).

Part IV - Is A Theocracy Biblical? The question we need to ask ourselves is whether there is a single scrap of evidence for a theocracy in the Scripture. The short answer is "No! Absolutely not!" - for which there are several compelling and irrefutable reasons straight out of the pages of Scripture.

Part V - Joel's Army - Where this diabolical doctrine is likely to take us.

Introduction - Understanding Dominionism
Dominionism is the belief that Christians have a divine mandate to take dominion over or control all aspects of society including the government thus preparing the world for Christ's return. The New Apostolic Reformation and the various organizations connected with it are based on several related doctrines that fall under the Dominionist umbrella including

  • The Seven Mountain Mandate
  • Manifest Sons of God
  • Kingdom Now
  • Joel's Army.
  • Latter Rain
  • Marketplace Ministry
  • Reconstructionism:

Although the teachings of the assorted groups differ from each other in details they are similar enough to be classified under the broad banner of Dominion or Kingdom Theology. All these groups share a post-millennial vision in which Christians will cleanse the earth of evil and establish God's kingdom on earth by imposing a theocracy, the word derived from the Greek theos (God) and kratia (government). As an example Saudi Arabia is a theocracy. In other words, the state's justice system would be based on religious law, the country ruled by by people who if not actually members of the clergy, would be considered to be divinely guided. (Note: The terms theonomy and theocracy are essentially synonymous).

As said in a site I recently came across,

    They believe that "God has mandated humans to prepare the world for Christ's return by "christianizing" the "7 mountains" of society: government, family, media, education, religion, entertainment/arts, and business. They seek to do this by installing only Christians (specifically, dominionist evangelicals) into the top echelons of each of these seven "mountains"who will then work on changing them". One of the tasks of the people mandated to transform the "government" mountain is replacing the Constitution with Old Testament biblical (Mosaic) law. [01]

According to "prophet" Cindy Jacobs

    "...Not only did His death, burial and resurrection give us sonship by adoption into God's family, it gave us back the authority through the name of Jesus to reestablish dominion over the earth." [02]

She even claims that the Lord's Prayer supports Dominionism. In her words,

    God showed me every part of the prayer is an element on how to reform and transform a nation. This is the reformers Prayer. "This is the prayer of intercession that will help bring into manifestation the original Genesis Mandate to fill, subdue, multiply and have dominion in the earth. (Genesis 1:28) [03] (More about her in Prophets Or Deluded Charlatans)

In other words, their goal is to see every area of life placed under God's law. The more moderate factions advocate political control, social action and the revising of laws (Seven Mountain Mandate), while others are far more militant, willing to use force if necessary. (See Joel's Army and their very limited Biblical knowledge). Many Dominionists maintain that cleansing the earth of evil and establishing God's kingdom on earth will be accomplished by an elite group of believers called overcomers or Manifest Sons of God Romans 8:19).

More About These Two Core Beliefs
The Seven Mountain Mandate and Manifest Sons of God In Part II - Below

They actually believe that Christ will not, nay, cannot return to earth until this is accomplished. The 'kingdom' will then be handed to the returning Lord who apparently wont have to do anything more to do other than show up when it's all done and dusted. The Dominionist's version of end time events relegate the return of our Lord to no more than a formality - the cherry on top of a man made cake.

From everything I have seen and read their supposed desire to do God's will (as they see it) is nothing more than a blatant political agenda hiding behind a Christian veneer. Christian imperialism masquerading as Christian piety. It is no wonder that there were so many dominionists in the Trump administration.

Which is why it is hugely important that we should be well aware that there isn't a single scrap of evidence for a theocracy in the Scripture.In fact, the pages of the Bible present us with several compelling and irrefutable reasons why a theocracy is NOT Biblical. See Is A Theocracy Biblical?

The  Biblical Verses Dominionists Claim Undergird Their Beliefs
The Dominionist superstructure is founded on the belief that God gave Adam dominion over the earth in Genesis 1:28

    God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth."  (Genesis 1:28 NASB)

That instruction has been taken to mean Christians were commanded to 'rule' the earth. Sadly Dominionists, intent only on exercising control by fair means or foul, seem not to understand that God's was delegating the responsibility for the custodianship of the earth and its resources. He gave us rule over His creation as responsible stewards of the earth not as imperialists. Tragically as stewards we have fallen flat on our faces even in areas we had the ability to make a difference.

Dominionists also claim that the Great Commission is simply another phrase for the Dominion mandate - an interpretation that has more holes in it than Swiss Cheese. This fallacious belief is based on a biased and self serving interpretation of Matthew 28:19. See Genesis 1:28 and Matthew 28:19

All of this could be dismissed as the ranting of the extremely deluded lunatic fringe except for the fact that this is rapidly spreading to churches around the globe. In America Dominionism is propagated by quite a few very influential 'Religious Right' extremists, many of whom hold high-up government positions.

The question is where all these ideas originated because it certainly wasn't the Bible.

Is Any of This Biblical?
Before getting swept away on a wave of Dominionist rhetoric it would be very wise, nay, imperative, to stop and ask yourself whether what you are involved in is Biblical.

The answer to that question is, as you will see (especially in chapter III A and III B), resoundingly in the negative.

Dominionism is founded on the belief that God gave Adam dominion over the earth in Genesis 1:28. That instruction has been taken to mean Christians were commanded to 'rule' the earth - an interpretation that has more holes in it than Swiss Cheese. They also claim that the Great Commission is simply another phrase for the Dominion mandate - a fallacious belief based on a biased interpretation of Matthew 28:19. See Genesis 1:28 and Matthew 28:19

Not only are their beliefs and teachings not found anywhere in the Bible but, in many cases they flatly contradict God's word. Verses are twisted beyond recognition or wrenched from their context, passages that clearly contradict their beliefs are completely ignored, and repeated warnings are disregarded.

See Chapter III B - Dominionism Vs The Scriptures
for many more discrepancies between Dominionism theology and the Scriptures.

For example, their core belief is that they have to re-establish dominion. Yet, from the time of Daniel on, Scripture has repeated stated that dominion will be given to God's people.  

    'Then the sovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.' (Daniel 7:27 NASB)

    and He has made us to be a kingdom, priests to His God and Father - to Him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.  (Revelation 1:6 NASB) (More about this verse HERE)

    "You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth."  (Revelation 5:10 NASB)

Also See Is A Theocracy Biblical?
The short answer being "No! Absolutely not!" - Not only is there is absolutely no evidence for a theocracy in the Scriptures but there are compelling and irrefutable reasons why a theocracy is NOT Biblical

Besides which Dominionism's twisting of Biblical Christian beliefs can do untold damage to the believer.

Dominionism's Disastrous Consequences. It...

    Changes The Focus Of Christians
    Christ's second advent should be the single most important event on the Christian calendar however, Dominionism is far more focused on man's role - what part he has to play and what he has to do,

    Diminishes Christ And Glorifies Man
    Dominionism makes Christ's future reign completely dependent on man's accomplishments. The doctrine has replaced man the sinner redeemed by grace by the hero who has the power and authority to change the world and will triumphantly bring in the kingdom. Note that in some versions of this doctrine, Christ does not even return to earth but lives and rules through the hearts of the saints.

    Exalts Signs And Wonders Above God's Word

    Ignores Everything The Bible Says About The Antichrist
    The Bible is very clear that the antichristos, empowered by Satan himself will be a real live person - a clever counterfeit of God's Messiah who will seek to deceive mankind. NOTE: English speakers usually assume the word 'anti' means 'opposed to'. However, in Greek, the word can also mean 'instead of'. Therefore antichristos does not necessarily means someone who is opposed to Christ, but can mean 'instead of' Christ - one who seeks to 'take the place of' Christ.

    In 2 Thessalonians 2:3-4 Paul called him "the man of lawlessness" and "the son of destruction" who would exalt himself to the point he would seat himself in God's own temple - making himself out to be the Almighty.

    Yet Dominionism says little or nothing about this counterfeit Christ for which I believe there is very good reason. Dominionists who see the antichrist solely as a spirit already at work in the world will not realize the truth even if one of their own rises to power - something that is entirely possible, even probable. See Joel’s Army Part II

    ALSO NOTE: Antiochus IV Epiphanes, ruler of the Seleucid kingdom set up by one of Alexander's four generals, fits the prophecy in Daniel 8:9-11 remarkably well making him a 'type' of the Antichrist. See Footnote I - Antiochus Epiphanes and the Antichrist

But none of the above should be at all surprising considering that Dominionism was born of the occult

William Branham and The Latter Rain Movement
It can be traced back to William Branham (1909 – 1965) an American Christian minister well known for his restorationist ideas and to the Latter Rain movement born in 1948 in the Sharon Orphanage and School in North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada. Branham claimed mystical experiences including a 'voice' that told him his message would serve as a herald for Christ's second coming just as John the Baptist was sent as the messenger who preceded His first coming.

Even today, many believe William Branham to be the greatest prophet of this final age - this in spite of his bizarre doctrines, his false prophecy, the many lies he told, his very undesirable relationships and MOST IMPORTANTLY the fact that he was not only visited many times but was controlled by an unearthly spirit that most certainly did not come from God.See Chapter II - History and Spread of Dominionism.

Why Is The Ideology So Widespread?
The question is why, in spite of all the Scriptural evidence to the contrary, do so many embrace this doctrine?

In spite of loud declarations to the contrary Christianity is not alive and well. Traditional churches don't seek God simply because they are wholly convinced that they have already arrived. The truth is that all too many of them  seem to go through the motions without any evidence of God's presence. See Why The Fire Hasn’t Fallen

It is more than likely that Dominionism appeals to the many who like the idea of taking an active part in end time events rather than waiting around for God to do something. It probably gives believers stuck in the rut of Churchianity (the high point of which is probably a 15-20 minute sermon once a week) a new sense of purpose. Changing the world and preparing it for Christ is probably a very heady notion.

Additionally Christians who may never have seen any display of God's power are often deceived by the 'Signs and Wonders' so common in the charismatic movement. The problem being that too many believers are not only Biblically ignorant but also seemingly unaware of to what extent the occult has infiltrated the church. This  aggressive incursion no more evident than the demonic practice of being "Slain In The Spirit".

See ‘Slain’... By What Spirit?
Especially Part IV that compares the supposedly 'Christian' phenomenon of 'Slain In The Spirit' with the ancient Hindu tradition of awakening' Kundalini - a concentrated life force associated with the goddess Shakti.

 Also See Other Literal Doctrines of Demons in The Modern Church

Moreover, the sheer arrogance of this man centered doctrine is staggering.

Unbelievable Conceit and Pretentiousness
The inflated opinion that these so called "prophets" and "apostles" have of themselves and their anticipated accomplishments is beyond belief. Wagner once wrote (Emphasis Mine)

God's will being accomplished on earth as it is in heaven depends on His people becoming empowered by the Holy Spirit and moving into action. [04]

It is incredibly conceited to believe that God is waiting around for man to act - that His will being accomplished on earth depends on His Spirit empowered people taking action and that they will present this world to Christ when they have established a universal theocracy.

Here are a couple of examples of their vastly exaggerated opinion of themselves. The two quotes below are by Rick Joyner and Earl Paulk respectively (All emphasis mine)

It was said of the Apostle Paul that he was turning the world upside down; it will be said of the apostles soon to be anointed that they have turned an upside down world right side up. Nations will tremble at the mention of their name. [05]

We are on earth as extensions of God to finish the work He began. We are the essence of God, His on-going incarnation in the world. [06].

And here are a couple more examples of overbearing pride and presumption

Robert Henderson
Founder and leader of multiple apostolic networks including Global Apostolic Network is the author of Operating in the Courts of Heaven: Granting God the Legal Rights to Fulfill His Passion and Answer Our Prayers, A title that personifies Henderson's egotism, vanity, and arrogance.

Additionally, Henderson is "aligned" with Global Reformers, an "apostolic family or house" that actually believes the organization has "come out of the heart of God", and who claim "there is a book in heaven written about it" which means "it has a kingdom purpose". [07]. (I have to wonder how they know about this book in heaven much less what it says.)

They also say (Emphasis Mine)

    The ultimate purpose of this aligning is to "Secure Nation's Destinies From The Court Of Heaven." This understanding of the Court System of Heaven is radically shaping the church's awareness of how the spirit realm works. We are recognizing that it is the job of us individually but also as the corporate people of God (Ecclesia) to grant God as Judge the legal right to fulfill His purpose in the earth. [08].

I simply do not understand how ANYONE can believe we can grant the one who spoke this universe into existence the legal right to do anything. That we control whether or not God "fulfills His passion" and whether or not He can answer our prayers. Anyone who swallows this manure has absolutely NO IDEA that the sovereignty of the Alpha and Omega means supreme and unrestricted power to command, decide, rule, or judge. That the Father waits on no one is something that the Old Testament prophets were well aware of, clearly telling us over and over again that the Lord does whatever He pleases

     But our God is in the heavens; He does whatever He pleases.  (Psalms 115:3 NASB)

     Whatever the Lord pleases, He does, In heaven and in earth, in the seas and in all deeps. (Psalms 135:6 NASB

     Many plans are in a man's heart, But the counsel of the Lord will stand.  (Proverbs 19:21 NASB)

     and he said, "O Lord, the God of our fathers, are You not God in the heavens? And are You not ruler over all the kingdoms of the nations? Power and might are in Your hand so that no one can stand against You.  (2 Chronicles 20:6 NASB)

     All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'  (Daniel 4:35 NASB)

     Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things which have not been done, Saying, 'My purpose will be established, And I will accomplish all My good pleasure';  (Isaiah 46:10 NASB)

 The Lord of hosts has sworn saying, "Surely, just as I have intended so it has happened, and just as I have planned so it will stand - For the Lord of hosts has planned, and who can frustrate it? And as for His stretched-out hand, who can turn it back?"   (Isaiah 14:24, 27 NASB)

Cindy Jacobs
In this video Cindy Jacobs literally brags about how God has chosen and blesses her, how great it is to be a prophet and a "Mother of Nations".

    "You see, it's easy! Because I believe that God has poured his spirit out upon me! You understand this? Because He has done that, every place and every moment that I have in my life, I have a divine encounter waiting to happen." [09]

1.) The Seven Mountain Mandate:
2.) Manifest Sons of God:

The Seven Mountain Mandate
There are "mountains" or "spheres" of society (religion, education, the government, the media, arts & entertainment, and business) that are thought to be major determining factors that affect individual tendencies and characteristics. Most Dominionists believe that the world will only be a fit place for Christ to return to when Christians take control of all these areas. The Seven Mountain Mandate has evolved into what is known as 'Marketplace Ministry' - a term that comes from Paul's practice of preaching the Gospel wherever he went. Except that it didn't stay that simple.

Lance Wallnau is one of the doctrines most vocal proponents and one of several authors of Invading Babylon: The 7 Mountain Mandate (The others contributors include Bill Johnson, Alan Vincent, C. Peter Wagner, Che Ahn, and Patricia King). More about the others on THIS Page. 

    The whole purpose of being saved is not to find a shelter in a church, but to go out to work for heaven to come down on earth. [10]

    Before church was established as a place that people "came to," Jesus instituted it as an army that brought transformation to society, starting with salvation and continuing with seven spheres of influence: Church, family, education, government, media, arts, and commerce. [11]

In the first place, Scripture neither says nor implies in any way that it is man's job to take charge, revamp society and make it ready for Christ to return to. The apostles (who can hardly be described as "an Army") preached the Gospel message, but nowhere does in the New Testament is there any indication that they tried to influence the government, media, arts, etc. Their primary concern was not to influence culture but to see people saved from it which should be our primary concern as well.

Also pay close attention to the fact that Paul plainly warned that the world will get progressively worse prior to the coming of Christ.  See Lance Wallnau, Psalm 110 and Dominionism

According to Scripture What Conditions Exist Just Prior to Christ's Return.
 Details In Dominionism Vs. The Bible

Additionally, from the very beginning people gathered in churches that, at the time were held in private homes. They weren't "taking shelter" but, as the New Testament makes very clear, the assembly was to encourage and edify believers.

See The Church Then and Now  - The Reason Christians Are Supposed To Assemble Together

Generals International (GI) is a prayer-based organization founded by Mike and Cindy Jacobs in 1985 that says they exist for the purpose of changing lives and transforming nations. [12] Their web site states that it was Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission (YWAM) who "developed a God-given, world-changing strategy. Their mandate: Bring Godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres, or mountains, of societal influence." [03]

Incidentally, referring to the 7 mountains, GI says,

    At one time the education system of America unapologetically incorporated the Bible, prayer to the God of the Bible, and biblical values in every aspect of school life. Not coincidentally, this system produced a people that produced the most powerful and prosperous nation the earth has ever seen.... We must see a shift in this arena in order to preserve the Christian heritage that America was founded upon." [14]

There is no end to the things that are wrong with the above statement. America might have been a prosperous and powerful nation but everything was not peaches and cream with liberty and justice for all. Nor was the Biblical precept of the equality of all men ever heeded - and still isn't.

The country was built on the blood, sweat, tears and horrible suffering of other people - namely the American Indians and the African slaves. To say nothing of how captured northern soldiers were treated in the south. Andersonville, Georgia, was the site of a notorious Confederate military prison where fellow Americans were subject to horrendous concentration camp conditions. More about the other on THIS and THIS Page. Look up Camp Sumter Civil War prison. HERE   or  HERE

In all cases a supposedly "God-fearing people" who called themselves Christians had not an ounce of compassion for their fellow man.

"Biblical values". My foot!

Marketplace Ministry And More Distortion of Scripture
Used increasingly frequently the term 'marketplace ministry' comes from Paul's practice of preaching the Gospel wherever he went (See for example Acts 17:17). Thus the term simply means being a witness for Christ in whatever circumstances we find ourselves in - the places we live, work and play etc. However, this simple concept has been transformed into something far more complicated.

According to Kingdom Business Community marketplace apostles manifest the following 7 characteristics: Among other things, they hear the voice of God, exhibit spiritual authority, perform signs and wonders, reach nations. [15]. MAG (Marketplace Alliance Group) says,

    Marketplace Ministry is God's strategic plan to reach our world for Jesus!... God desires to use marketplace ministers to reverse the downward spiral, where corruption and sin are running rampant and the family structure is being destroyed. God's people are the instruments of change in the earth. [16]

The article states that Christians can demonstrate God's power on their job in the prison system, the medical and entertainment fields, business and politics (The 7 Mountain Mandate without the title). They then offer 5 steps to help you get started. Step 4 is (Emphasis Added)

    Pray for your workplace; spend time praying for your staff, co-workers, and customers as well as growth and financial prosperity. God wants you to produce wealth to establish His covenant on Earth (Deuteronomy 8:18). [17]   

This is a deplorable perversion of Scripture. Deuteronomy 8:18 says

    "But you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18 NASB)

God was giving the Israelites wealth so that He could confirm His covenant which He swore to their fathers, namely the promise to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

See God's Three Interconnected And Inseparable Promises to Abraham on THIS page

It has absolutely NOTHING to do with modern man producing wealth to establish God's covenant on Earth. In fact, the entire chapter was an exhortation to obedience. It reiterated how God provided for the nation in the wilderness to humble and test them, described the land they were about to enter, and strongly cautioned them not to forget God they had when eaten, built good houses, and multiplied their herds and flocks, and their silver and gold.

Che Ahn and Marketplace Apostles
 In a 2011 video Che Ahn (the International Chancellor of Wagner Leadership Institute - now Wagner University. said the ones that really bring about transformation in society are the "marketplace apostles" whom God has given "tremendous authority". He claimed S. Korea President Lee Myung-Bak (former CEO of Hyundai motors) was an Apostle, then added (Emphasis added)

    "...when you get to the top you can start doing some radical things for the Lord and the problem is is that unfortunately many of us are not at the top and so you know Deuteronomy 28: 13 says we're to be the head and not the tail but unfortunately many of us are just behind and share something concerning unchristian value we get persecuted because we're not at the head right but once we do get to the head then all of a sudden we can make decrees and declarations and we can shift and influence that whole mountain"   C. Peter Wagner and The New Apostolic Reformation. Apostles Or Deluded Impostors )

In the first place here's what Deuteronomy 28:13 actually says (Emphasis added)

    "The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to observe them carefully,  (Deuteronomy 28:13 NASB)

If you read carefully, the promise was conditional. The Lord said the Israelites would be the head IF they listened and "carefully" observed the commandments. In fact, the entire chapter is about the blessing that would come upon the people if they obeyed God's commands and the terrible misfortunes that would befall them if they did not.

And, just as a by the way, Lee Myung-Bak's so called 'apostleship' didn't last long. He was indicted on various charges in 2018, notably bribery and embezzlement to the tune of millions of dollars, and was convicted and sentenced to 15 years in prison. When he appealed he was released on bail, but South Korea's Supreme Court denied his appeal, and he returned to prison. [18]

Manifest Sons of God/ Joel's Army
Many Dominionists maintain that cleansing the earth of evil and establishing God's kingdom on earth will be accomplished by an elite group of believers called overcomers (a.k.a. Manifest Sons of God ) who will have supernatural spiritual power. They appeal to the prophecy in Revelation 12:1-5 which states that a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head gave birth to a son, who would rule all the nations with a rod of iron. According to them the 'rod of iron' is the 'Manifested sons of God' who will bring governments and other institutions (including the rest of the church) into line with God's laws thus initiating the Kingdom Age.

They teach that ...

    An elite group of believers will be revealed in the end times to prepare the world for the millennial reign of Christ. These believers will become a literal incarnation of Christ on earth and, while still living, will obtain immortal spiritual bodies; With these new bodies they will be invincible, able change their appearance, to speak any language, and to teleport; They will have the ability to perform signs, healings, and miracles greater than those of the the Apostles; They will complete the Great Commission by bringing about the greatest revival of history, converting the majority of the world to Christ. [19]

Except that the Greek does not bear out their claim that dominating the world was what Jesus intended in Matthew 28: 19-20 - the Great Commission. DETAILS

The term Manifest Sons of God comes from Romans 8:19. that reads "For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing (KJV manifestation) of the sons of God". Proponents of this doctrine have taken the phrase and run with it - not in the right direction. They completely ignore earlier verses both in this chapter and other New Testament letters that clarify who exactly the "sons of God" are. See Romans 8:19 and The Revealing of The Sons of God.

Along with John Wimber and C. Peter Wagner, Bill Hamon was one of the key players responsible for turning a small movement (largely confined to Pentecostal and Charismatic churches) into a global phenomena DETAILS. In his book The Eternal Church he wrote,

    "The Earth and all of creation is waiting for the manifestation of the sons of God, the time when they will come into their maturity and immortalization. "For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God". (Rom. 8:19). When the Church realizes its full inheritance and redemption then creation will be redeemed from its cursed condition of decay and death. The Phillips translation of Romans 8:19 says, "The while creation is on tiptoe to see the wonderful sight of the sons of God coming into their own... When the Church realizes its full sonship, its bodily redemption will cause a redemptive chain reaction throughout all of creation.' [20]

    "Christ" created the human race in order to redeem a people unto Himself to work with Him in fulfilling His eternal purpose. The Church has a great work to do with Christ in its mortal state and an even greater work to do with Christ after its immortalization. [21]

However, there is another more sinister side to this. They don't seem to have any qualms about an actual physical conflict. In fact, C Peter Wagner, a perfect example of the militant faction, says (Emphasis Added)

    The Church is expected to war - Apostles are designated to lead the Church into war because it takes a government to overthrow a government. [22]

(I believe we saw the beginnings of violence when the nation's Capitol was stormed in January 2121) .

And there is more - MUCH more. See Joel Army

Continue To Chapter II - History and Spread - Bill Hamon, John Wimber, C Peter Wagner, and The Occult Roots of Dominionism HERE

Footnote I - Daniel 8:23-26. Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Antichrist
Although the term 'antichrist' was never used in the Old Testament, there is no doubt who the prophet Daniel was referring to when he spoke about an insolent mighty king skilled in intrigue who would rise to power, deceiving and destroying.

Additionally, the fact that Daniel had so much to say about this particular man had to mean that he was very significant in some way - and so he was. Antiochus IV was what is called a 'type' in Hebrew prophecy - a rough draft or glimpse of someone yet to come. Note: Epiphanes means "God Manifest".

 For Those Not Familiar With The Use Of Types And Antitypes In Scripture Go HERE

In other words, Daniel 8:23 -25 is a clear example of a prophecy that has both a near and far fulfillment applying as it does to both Antiochus Epiphanes and the Antichrist.

    "In the latter period of their rule, When the transgressors have run their course, A king will arise, (1) Insolent and skilled in intrigue. (2) "His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, (3) And he will destroy to an extraordinary degree and prosper and perform his will; He will destroy mighty men and the holy people. "And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his influence; And he will magnify himself in his heart, And he will destroy many while they are at ease. (4) He will even oppose the Prince of princes, But he will be broken without human agency. (Daniel 8:23-25 NASB)

(1) Antiochus' rule was marked by deceit just as the rule of the antichrist will be - See 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10.

(2) He was empowered by Satan but God allowed him to come to power for a short time. The same will be true of the coming Antichrist

(3) He not only destroyed his enemies invading Egypt to the south, then Persia in the east, finally ravaging Canaan in between (cf. 1 Maccabees 1:17ff; 3:31ff) but he also harshly persecuted the people of God. The coming Antichrist will also destroy and persecute God's people.

(4) The expression "without human agency" in Daniel's prophecy suggested Antiochus would die from an act of God. History tells us that he died not by man's hand but of a particularly loathsome disease. Similarly the coming Antichrist will not be defeated by man but by God. (Revelation 19:20).

Antiochus seemed to be a winner until God toppled his reign. It will be no different with the coming antichrist -  Daniels unhewn stone will put an end to all man's kingdoms. Also See Antiochus IV Epiphanes - The 'Type'

End Notes
[01] Lucky Otters Haven. 13 red flags of a dominionist church. July 22, 2018 .
[02] Cindy Jacobs. Possessing The Gates Of The Enemy, Publisher: Chosen; 2nd edition (December 1, 1994) Pg. 53
[03] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VuDNWWeqzM&t=340s
[04] C Peter Wagner. Dominion!: How Kingdom Action Can Change the World Chosen (February 1, 2008). Page 6
[05] Rick Joyner, Restoration, May/June 1988, the Harvest. Cited in Latter Rain and Manifest Sons of God by David Cloud
[06] Earl Paulk, Held in the Heavens, 1985, p. 125. Cited in Latter Rain and Manifest Sons of God by David Cloud
[07] Welcome to Global Reformers. Expanding the Vision https://gpec.world/global-reformers
[08] ibid
[09] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwZ6YUlzQ2g
[10] https://www.feetonthemountains.com/-search/whole%20purpose/
[11] https://www.worldcat.org/title/invading-babylon-the-7-mountain-mandate/oclc/854520643
[12] About Generals International. https://www.generals.org/about-generals
[13] Generals International. The Seven Mountains of Societal Influence https://www.generals.org/the-seven-mountains
[14] ibid
[15] Kingdom Business Community. What are Marketplace Apostles?
[16] The Marketplace Alliance Group. What is Marketplace Ministry? https://www.marketplacealliancegroup.com
[17] Marketplace Alliance Group.What is Marketplace Ministry? https://www.marketplacealliancegroup.com/What-is-Marketplace-Ministry
[18] Lee Myung-Bak. president of South Korea https://www.britannica.com/biography/Lee-Myung-Ba
[19] Manifest Sons of God. https://www.theopedia.com/manifest-sons-of-god
[20] Bill Hamon, The Eternal Church: A Prophetic Look at the Church-Her History, Restoration, and Destiny. Destiny Image Publishers; Revised ed. edition (January 18, 2005) Pg. 359
[21] ibid. Pg. 356
[22] C Peter Wagner. Dominion! How Kingdom Action Can Change the World. Chosen (February 1, 2008). Page 7

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