posted on Oct, 9 2012 @ 10:36 AM
Originally posted by ssj2gohan83
In the GOP, this is the norm, not the exception. Not just that, you guys really need to look into Christian Reconstruction and Christian Dominionism.
You will be shocked by how much the dangerous religious philosophies of, Rousas John Rushdoony and Francis Schaeffer have on the GOP, and the
Envangelical Fundamentalist Christian movement. That is sweeping the nation and spiritually destroying churches, and taking over governments at the
local, state, and federal.
You sir, are spot on!
I am a fundamentalist Christian, please hear me out.
This man is obviously very wrong in his beliefs. I don't know if many of you are aware, but there are some Christians who see the changing face of
Christianity and we know how dangerous it is. There is a sect that is calling themselves the New Apostolic Reformation. They believe they have new
apostles, new revelations through modern-day prophets, and they also believe that they can perform miracles. Most of what you are seeing as
"Christians" in politics today are from this sect and their beliefs in Dominion Theology/ Kingdom Now are complete heresy.
Here is a list of just some of their beliefs:
Dominion Theology and the NAR
The OT Law is our rule of life for today. In addition, the OT Law is to govern over society as well. Since we are called to subdue the earth (Gen
1:28), God’s Law should rule (or dominate) all aspects of society. This view is known as theonomy (or God’s law), and is described by Greg Bahnsen
as, “The Christian is obligated to keep the whole law of God as a pattern for sanctification and that this law is to be enforced by the civil
magistrate” (Theonomy p34). This would mean that Christians would be obligated to keep the whole OT Law except in a case in which the NT explicitly
cancels a command, such as the sacrificial system.
DT teaches a high level of social and political activism. If the Kingdom of God is to gradually take dominion over the earth, it only makes sense that
Christians should be attempting to change society through the changing of laws and through social action.
Followers of DT, like many Charismatics, especially the Latter Rain movement, looks for a great end time revival in which the masses will turn to
Christ. As a result DT does not believe in the rapture. The world should be, and is becoming, a better place through the efforts of Christians.
As with many others who follow the teachings of George Ladd, DT believes that we are in the Kingdom age, but the Kingdom in another sense is yet to
come. We are in the Kingdom, and have Kingdom authority, but on the other hand, we are ushering in the Kingdom through our efforts. “The Kingdom is
now, but not yet,” is a popular slogan.
DT is postmillennial. It is believed that as a result of the reconstruction of society by Biblical principles that the final aspect of the Kingdom of
God will be established on earth. Christ cannot return until a certain amount of dominion is achieved by the church. It is believed that the curse
will slowly be removed as the world is won over. Even disease and death will be all but eliminated before Christ returns to the earth.
These people are infiltrating the political arena in an attempt to usher in the New Kingdom. They believe that if they can bring about a good enough
climate here on earth through forcing their form of Christianity on people, then Christ will return and let them reign over everyone else. This is in
direct contradiction to traditional Christian belief that there will be a falling away from the faith in the last days and the world will be in chaos
from the judgements being poured out on the earth.
The fact that this man is wanting to enforce OT law brings up red flags that he is probably part of the NAR movement. As a Christian, our beliefs are
founded on the fact the Christ came into this world to fullfill the law and its requirements. Returning to OT law would in fact be denying the power
and work of Christ on the cross.