Doing what they do best, the Dominionist leaders have come out with a statement of denial. Here we go! I often say that tracking these snake oil salesmen is like playing whack-a-mole. As soon as you out them they pop up somewhere else with new “branding”. They do this as a matter of course. And it has consistently worked – until now – because we will continue to call them what they are – Dominionists.
It is like when Sarah Palin was found guilty of ethics violations by a bi-partisan legislative committee and when the news was released stating that she was guilty- here was her response reported by the anchorage Daily News,
“She claims the report “vindicates” her. She said that the investigation found “no unlawful or unethical activity on my part.” Her response is either astoundingly ignorant or downright Orwellian.
See how even when presented with the facts they just click their heels and declare the opposite? This actually works for them with regularity – they just deny it even when it is hiding in plain sight.
“An important understanding and distinction must be stated at this point. Dominion, or perhaps a better word to use is influence, is a result of our love and obedience to God, not a goal to be achieved.It is the fruit of our obedience. Otherwise we begin to use fleshly strategies to exploit and subjugate others to our way of thinking.
Jesus never sought to have dominion; rather, He encouraged others to love and obey God. It is better that we avoid the word dominion in our culture today due to the connotation that comes with this word of control and manipulation of others. It also reminds people of a flawed movement in the body of Christ called dominion theology that caused great harm to many.
On August 19th during a CNN Situation Room broadcast with Wolf Blitzer, Jack Cafferty attempted to tie Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry to dominionsim theology. He took their words out of context, yet the very word “dominionism brought out the worst in the secular media for fear that Christians want to rule the world.” ~ Os Hillman
This guy is a lead salesman for the 7 Mountains Mandate. His boss has been none other than The ‘Pope’ of Dominionism, C. Peter Wagner – who was an endorser of Rick Perry’s “The Repsonse”. He even wrote a book a few years back…what was that? I remember! Yes, it was “Dominion” – How Kingdom Action Can Change the World”. That doesn’t sound very Dominionist. They preach the need to “take back the 7 mountains of culture” and yet they deny that they are in any way associated with the word dominion. Which means to “take control of, dominate, rule”. And no matter what they are trying to spin, that is precisely what they are after.
To establish their version of Christianity as the supreme religion in this battle they see themselves in against evil. And evil is all others who do not believe as they do. Pope Wagner also is the one who created the practice of Spiritual Mapping and casting our Demons. One of his special people, Alice Patterson of “Justice at the Gate lays claim such as the Democratic Party is demon filled saying,
“…that an evil structure could be connected to and empowered by a political party … One strong fallen angel cannot wreak havoc on an entire nation by himself. He needs a network of wicked forces to restrain the Church and to deceive the masses. I asked the “Lord, Father, what is the demonic structure behind the Democratic Party? ~ ” Alice Patterson
You might remember him from the Rachel Maddow Show where she brought up Perry’s connections to these Dominionists. Wagner also mentored among other notables, Rick Warren of Saddleback Church in California, the same Dominionist that was invited to do the invocation for President Obama’s Inauguration Ceremony in 2009. And here is C Peter’s retraction and back peddling notice hot off the press.
If these aren’t Dominionists…who would be according to them?
They can run but they cannot hide! Finally attention is beginning to happen…and my tremendous thanks to Michele Goldberg for writing her article at the Daily Beast the other day about this. After Perry’s Tent Revival more has been written about it than normal and here is Jack Cafferty coming to the realization that Dominionism is real – no matter how Os and his co-horts try to spin it as something they are not. Watch this clip, please…
I have held firmly to the belief that we were going to be able to stop this religious extremism if only we could reach the majority of Americans who are moderates – whether Democrat or Republican; liberal or conservative…I believe most of us find this bible-based cult a real threat to our freedoms.
Here is one of their leaders, George Grant, a former assistant to D. James Kennedy of Coral Ridge Ministries in Florida, explaining precisely what Os Hillman is trying to get you to not believe:
“Christians have an obligation, a mandate, a commission, a holy responsibility to reclaim the land for Jesus Christ — to have dominion in civil structures, just as in every other aspect of life and godliness. But it is dominion we are after. Not just a voice. It is dominion we are after. Not just influence. It is dominion we are after. Not just equal time. It is dominion we are after. World conquest.
That’s what Christ has commissioned us to accomplish. We must win the world with the power of the Gospel. And we must never settle for anything less…
Thus, Christian politics has as its primary intent the conquest of the land — of men, families, institutions, bureaucracies, courts, and governments for the Kingdom of Christ.” From The Changing of the Guard: Biblical Principles for Political Action by George Grant, published in 1987 by Dominion Press
By the way, the ReBiblican politicians who are fed money and votes from these Apostles and prophetics like Os & Co. claim that they have just been too busy to find solutions for unemployment – but they did make time to conceive, write and pass House Resolution #71 honoring the late – D. James Kennedy in January 2011. Oh! What was the name of that organization Kennedy started? Lemme think….hmmm…oh yeah! The Center for Reclaiming America for Christ, Coral Ridge Ministries’ social action group.