- ""R.J. Rushdoony:— The Council of Chalcedon in 451 AD declared that Jesus Christ was “very God
of very God and very man of very man, truly man and truly God, two natures without confusion but
in perfect union.” Now what this did was to block the possibility of any other incarnation of God. The
most common such incarnation was in the state. The state either through its office or through its ruler
or through a particular line was held to be divine, god walking on earth. So that the Prime Minister, like
Joseph in Egypt, was a high priest. That’s why he married priest’s daughter. He could not be the Prime
Minister and the high priest of Egypt without that marriage.
“And Pharaoh ... gave him to wife Asenath the daughter of Potipherah priest of On. And Joseph
went out over all the land of Egypt” (Gen. 41:45).
With the Council of Chalcedon the church made clear that there could be no confusion. Jesus Christ
is the unique Incarnation. Since then, we’ve had Hegel tell us that the state is God walking on earth.
And whether you are a member of one of the parties on the left or right, you are Hegelian. Republicans
and Democrats each in their own way are Hegelian.
Then the Church has seen itself in ancient pagan terms as a continuation of the Incarnation. Protestants
reject that doctrine, but it’s creeping into Protestantism on other grounds. The Church is the
Body of Christ and therefore somehow the Church is God’s voice on earth. But the Body of Christ refers
to the humanity of Christ. The regenerate of Christ are the new humanity of the new Adam, the last
Adam, Jesus Christ. We were born in the old humanity of Adam; we are reborn in the new humanity
of Jesus Christ.
“The first Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit” (1 Cor.
- """"In A Christian Manifesto, Schaeffer's argument is simple. The United States began as a nation rooted in Biblical principles. But as society became more pluralistic, with each new wave of immigrants, proponents of a new philosophy of secular humanism gradually came to dominate debate on policy issues. Since humanists place human progress, not God, at the center of their considerations, they pushed American culture in all manner of ungodly directions, the most visible results of which included legalized abortion and the secularization of the public schools. At the end of A Christian Manifesto, Schaeffer calls for Christians to use civil disobedience to restore Biblical morality, which explains Schaeffer's popularity with groups like Operation Rescue. Randall Terry has credited Schaeffer as a major influence in his life.
In the 1980s, some of the younger men Schaeffer influenced joined a group called the Coalition on Revival (COR), founded by Jay Grimstead. Grimstead, a veteran of the old Young Life missionary group, had decided that evangelicals were insufficiently literalist in their reading of the Bible. Grimstead founded COR with two purposes. One was to unify pastors who differed on questions of "eschatology," which is the study of the end-times and the question of when Christ will return. Most evangelicals have held the pre-millennial belief that Christ will return before a 1,000 year reign by believers. Grimstead and others in COR are post-millennialists who believe their job is establish the kingdom of God on earth now; Christ will return only after Christians have been in charge for 1,000 years. COR's second purpose, consistent with post-millennialism, was the development of position papers, called "world view documents," on how to apply dominion theology to Christian Right activism in more than a dozen spheres of social life, including education, economics, law, and even entertainment.
Much of the liberal writing on dominion theology and Reconstructionism has focused on COR as headquarters for a conspiracy to take over society. Grimstead and his colleagues advocated running stealth candidates in selected counties as early as 1986. But in recent years, COR has served as little more than a clearinghouse for Grimstead's position papers. As an organization, COR is largely inactive. Like the Moral Majority of the early 1980s, COR was a network of pastors, all busy with their own projects.
If COR had any effect, though, it was in reinforcing ideas about taking dominion."""
- """The Dominion Process
By Mark Pfeifer
Definition:Dominion Eschatology is the examination of future events through the lens of the dominion mandate in Genesis 1:28 and in Matthew 28:19-20.
It assumes the influence of the church will increase on earth until Jesus returns.This view stands against some opposing views which see the influence of the church waning in the last days.
It does not intend to imply absolute dominion, as in a sinless earth, but a preparatory dominion, as in the earth being prepared for the return of the King.
Thesis: There are three main points that this presentation seeks to substantiate.
"God's purpose for humanity was to bless a people so that they could possess and bless the earth."
(1) God's covenant people taking dominion of the earth has been the main theme of every covenant that God has ever made with mankind.The New Covenant for the church is no different with its expectation of dominion by making disciples of all nations.
(2) The Dominion Process is two-fold.First, human beings are blessed by God.Secondly, these blessed human beings are given a mandate to take dominion of the earth for the purpose of blessing it.
(3) The first advent of Christ was for the purpose of creating a blessed seed upon the earth - the church.The second coming of Jesus will take place after this blessed seed has completed the Dominion Process upon the earth by making disciples of all nations." Not my words...so, read this to catch up a bit: http://www.yuricareport.com/
Dominionism/ TheDespoilingOfAmerica.htmThe Despoiling Of AmericaIt happened quietly, with barely a mention in the media. Only theWashington Postdutifully reported it.And only Kevin Phillips saw its significance in his new book,American Dynasty.On December 24, 2001, Pat Robertson resigned his position as President of the Christian Coalition.