Dominion theology / Christian reconstructionism is largely based upon a post-millennial view of covenantalism.
“For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.” 2 Timothy 4:3,4 (KJV)
Dominion Theology starts with a scripturally incorrect premise, Postmillennialism, and then makes a drastic left hand turn into full-on heresy by attempting to create a theocracy in America. Thrown into this mongrel mess is the hellish teaching that there will be an ‘end times transfer of wealth’ from the wicked to the ‘righteous’. In short, it’s a big, fat pile of misapplied Bible doctrine wrongly divided, and completely out of it’s proper dispensation and context.
Working to bring in the Kingdom
Right now, in 2016, rule over this earth has been handed to Satan whom the Bible calls the ‘prince of the power of the air’. It is he who is now ruling over all the kingdoms of this earth. That’s why you have everything ‘in the cloud’, and data sent over WiFi. Satan is ruling the airwaves in these days before the Rapture of the Church. Christians in this dispensation are not ‘working to bring in the kingdom’, we are preaching Paul’s gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) and asking people to get saved while there is still time.
“Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the gospel which I preached unto you, which also ye have received, and wherein ye stand;” 1 Corinthians 15:1 (KJV)
The only kingdom slated to rise up will be the kingdom of Antichrist in the time of Jacob’s trouble. This present world is only going to grow worse and worse, this is what the Bible teaches only Dominionists don’t see it that way.
In Dominion Theology they think that they are working to ‘bring in the kingdom’ of the Lord Jesus Christ. That if they can just get control of all government, and force its citizens to submit to Old Testament law, they can make the world suitable enough for Jesus to return. The Bible teaches that Jesus Christ returns to set up His Kingdom, it does not teach that Christians are supposed to create one for Him. So everything they do is geared around trying to ‘bring in the kingdom’ that will only arrive on the Day of the Lord at the Battle of Armageddon.
This is where in the Bible the Kingdom finally comes to this earth, and not a moment before:
“And I saw heaven opened, and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war. His eyes were as a flame of fire, and on his head were many crowns; and he had a name written, that no man knew, but he himself. And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God. And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God.” Revelation 19:11-15 (KJV)
The Bible clearly teaches a Premillennial view of the Kingdom of God, with the Body of Christ waiting for Jesus to come and get us in the Rapture of the Church. We are not waiting for the appearance of Antichrist, and we certainly are not waiting for the time of Jacob’s trouble. We will live in a Kingdom for 1,000 years, but one that will only arrive with Jesus on a white horse and all of us believers following behind as it says in Revelation 19. The apostle Paul gave us no commands of any kind to ‘build a kingdom’ on this earth. We are not trying to clean up this world, we have a home in Heaven as it says in John 14.
Rafael Cruz teaching the heresy of the End Times Transfer of Wealth:
Senator Ted Cruz claims to be a member of a ‘mainline Southern Baptist’ church, but in reality his roots and those of his dad run deep into both the Prosperity Gospel and Dominion Theology as you will see in this video. He believes that he is to be the ‘anointed king’ to ‘claim America for Jesus’ instead of just being the president. 2012 candidate Mitt Romney believed much the same thing as outlined in the Mormon doctrine of the White Horse Prophecy.
Dominion Theology also teaches that the Church replaces Israel, and that Christians are the ‘new Jews’. This demonic heresy is called Replacement Theology, and is in sharp opposition to Bible doctrine. But it is at the core of Dominionism. The principal goal, then, of dominion theology and Christian reconstructionism is political and religious domination of the world through the implementation of the moral laws, and subsequent punishments, of the Old Testament (the sacrificial and ceremonial laws having been fulfilled in the New Testament). This is not a government system ruled by the church, but rather a government conformed to the Law of God. In the actual Kingdom of Jesus Christ in the Millennium, the Jews will indeed be in power with the Lord on the throne of David in Jerusalem. Since Dominionists believe they are the ‘new Jews’, this is why they try and steal the Jew’s Kingdom blessing as found in Isaiah and Zechariah.
“Thus saith the LORD of hosts; In those days it shall come to pass, that ten men shall take hold out of all languages of the nations, even shall take hold of the skirt of him that is a Jew, saying, We will go with you: for we have heard that God is with you.” Zechariah 8:23 (KJV)
Stealing the blessings from the Jews
Among their many wrong beliefs, Dominionists have also adopted the false teaching by the Prosperity Gospel movement known as the End Times or Supernatural Transfer of Wealth. This heresy teaches that God is going to somehow ‘transfer’ the ill-gotten wealth of the ‘wicked’ right into the bank accounts of the ‘righteous’ in the end times. Of course, as in all Prosperity Gospel teachings, in order to actually receive this transferred wealth, the
mark believer must first ‘sow a seed of faith’, usually in the form of a $1,000 check to their church. Christian criminal Benny Hinn teaches this on his web site.
Dominionism is very popular, as you might imagine, with Christian politicians. People like Michele Bachmann, Ted and Rafael Cruz and Rick Perry are just a few of the adherents of this heretical sect of Christianity. But it is slowly creeping into mainstream denominations as well. Dominion Theology mainly appeals to carnal, power hungry, Christian control freaks who think they have a mandate from the Bible to take control of earthly governments and ‘claim them for Jesus’. But they don’t.
“And that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.” 2 Timothy 2:26 (KJV)
Dominionism is a drastic perversion of sound, Bible doctrine, and is extreme to the point where we have awarded it cult status. It is not something that can be fixed with Bible study, it is a heresy that needs to be repented of.