Christianity Thomas on 21 Jan 2011 12:01 am
One definition of dominionism is found at the beginning of this video:
The defining concept of dominionism is that Christians alone are biblically mandated to occupy all secular institutions until Christ returns, or in other words, to take control of sinful, secular society.
Another definition of Dominionism:
Dominion Theology is a grouping of theological systems with the common belief that the law of God – as codified in the Bible – should exclusively govern society, to the exclusion of secular law, a view also known as theonomy. As of 2010 the most prominent modern formulation of Dominion Theology is Christian Reconstructionism, founded by R. J. Rushdoony in the 1970s. Reconstructionists themselves use the word dominionism to refer to their belief that Christians alone should control civil government, conducting it according to Biblical law.
A worst-case-scenario picture of dominionism is painted in this article:
The inherent danger of religious fundamentalism should be self-evident in America, and it is not a stretch to imagine Inquisition-type crusades occurring in America, and with the bible as a guide, no-one is safe. Many of the extremist Christians repudiate the peaceful teachings of Jesus and revert to Old Testament-style laws that are so severe, that if allowed to gain a foothold will result in a bloodbath that extremist Muslims would envy. The bible’s Old Testament is rife with stories of genocide and destruction that is reminiscent of Nazi Germany. It is advisable to remember that most Germans were caught up in the wave of anti-Semitism that claimed the lives of 6 million Jews and caused World War II. Religious zeal is worse than nationalistic fervor, and seemingly peaceful, tolerant people can be swept up in a killing frenzy; especially if people believe the murder is commanded or condoned by god.
Americans cannot be complacent by letting these Dominionists proceed in their attempts at theocracy. The anti-immigrant mindset that many Republican legislators embrace is the impetus for revoking the 14th Amendment, and the proponents are primarily fundamentalist Christians. The homophobes in the Republican Party who advocate for extermination of gays are Christian extremists and serve as legislators, governors, and state representatives in every state in the Union. Liberals, scientists, feminists, and atheists are all targets of fundamentalist Christians who base their hate on the bible’s Stone Age decrees.
This article contains a prediction:
Christians are projected to take over the world by 2032, according to a book called Megashift by James Rutz.
The Christians that Rutz describes appear to be Christian dominionists, a new “army” of born again super-Christians who are supposedly endowed with supernatural powers, such as their ability to raise the dead. They are reportedly increasing in number by 8% per year, especially in Africa, India, China and Southeast Asia.
As part of this explosion in the “new Christianity,” non-Western missionaries are outnumbering Western missionaries. Africa, for instance, was declared the “Church of the Future” at the 2010 Lausanne Conference which embraces the principles of Christian dominionism, a sect of Christianity which seeks to take over the global culture in order to create a “Kingdom of God” where non-believers and “the wrong kind of Christians” will be “displaced” and “toppled” from various institutions.