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Dominionism. That Big "D" Word.

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As Christians, we want to reflect the image of Jesus Christ to a world that does not know Him. But what happens when a group of people bring a different image of Him–one of hate?  That is exactly what is happening in one of our communities tomorrow evening, and today we’ll share that with you along with what we can do to make sure we stand on the Truth of God.

We’re also going to introduce a term that will be new to many of you: Dominionism. You may not have heard that word, but the expression has been infiltrating our churches for many years.

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3 Responses to “Dominionism. That Big "D" Word.”

  1. Matthew LeMay #

    I am so happy to see that you are covering this important topic.

    Dominionism is a distortion of God's plan for the world by humans with selfish motivation. Take for example the 15th century edicts by the Pope that allowed for the rape and pillage of all continents by European colonialists. Obviously there is nothing "Holy" about such activity and it was without a doubt motivated by greed and desire for temporal power. Today, there is a motion for the Catholic Church to revoke these edicts which led to centuries of exploitation and slavery in many of the worlds indigenous communities.

    The following is a quote from Wikipedia referring to an international council of Indigenous female leaders (called "the Grandmothers") who are requesting that such policies be revoked:

    The Grandmothers together petitioned the Catholic Church in 2005 and 2008, asking that it revoke a 15th-century Papal bull and related edicts which authorised Portugal to "invade, search out, capture, vanquish and subdue all Saracens and pagans". This sanction, relating to the invasion of the west coast of Africa, contributed to set the agenda in the conquest of the Americas.[15] The Grandmothers did not wish to personally blame or accuse Pope Benedict XVI (the head of the Catholic Church) for any complicity, as he was not there; they only ask Pope Benedict XVI to close the door on past policy and set the stage for a new climate of acceptance of indigenous people. If the Church does this, the Grandmothers feel that it would lift the stigma on the Catholic Church and be "a feather in the cap" of Pope Benedict XVI.[16]

    The Grandmothers received no reply from Pope Benedict XVI after this request, nor after delivering their petition to the Vatican City by hand in 2008. However, their requests are seen as significant.[17]

    The Papal Bulls that the Grandmothers are demanding to be revoked are:

    * Dum Diversas, June 18, 1452
    * Romanus Pontifex, January 8, 1455
    * Inter Caetera, May 4, 1493[18]

    November 5, 2011 at 11:33 AM Reply
  2. mike Lemay #

    Glad to see you join the discussion Matt. You are spot on when you state dominionism is man's attempt to do what only God can do. It is prevalent in many Christian denominations and is a modern day version of the Tower of Babel.

    Man must accept God's prophetic message–that evil will increase until Jesus returns to vanquish and judge evil and save the righteous who believe in Him, but also do what we can within His Word to take care of the earth and love one another. But we will never rewrite the end of the book.

    November 7, 2011 at 4:50 AM Reply
  3. Sara #

    Hi Matt! I found your site in my research about how the Tower or Babel is being recreated so to speak by Dominionism. Could you please explain this to me further? I am relatively new to this term and eager to know more. If you have time please feel free to respond via email.

    Thank you,
    Sara

    January 3, 2013 at 3:46 PM Reply

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