So many speak of Dominionism of late–and not in a good light. It wasn’t enough that we are invaded by a number of esoteric movements within the Christian faith such as, The Word of Faith, Prosperity; now we have to deal with this snare. The thing is, we can attend a service, without the knowledge of the Shepherd’s fundamentals.
Does it matter? Yes and no. If we allow ourselves to get drawn into intellectual, scholarly arguments about who is a “Dominionist”, or a number of other labels, are we serving the Lord? Basically, a Dominionist is deemed to believe that we Christians need to usher in the Kingdom before Jesus returns. It is clearly a foolish premise. I am certainly not going to begin labeling anyone as a Dominionist; but, I am going to stick to my ‘first love.’
I have unwittingly been drawn into what I thought was Christ centered or Bible-centered churches in the past; yet, I could not put my finger on my discomfort. Lo and behold I found heresies as their foundations. I am getting pretty good at discerning within one or two services. It can be subtle.
Churches that place the cross, Jesus as the ONLY way, the Word, the Great Commission, in second place are pervasive. They may not appear this way at first blush; but, they are far from what Jesus intended in founding His Church at Pentecost. They may be in error; but, should we go out on a rampage condemning them publicly? Should we cause division and confusions among the sheep? Should we be self-righteous or engage them kindly? Just put your discernment hat on and let the Holy Spirit guide you.
Listen to this video and learn what this movement is. We must be discerning in choosing an assembly or fellowship as this age closes. There is always mercy from the Lord for the sheep; but, we can lose that mercy if we knowingly continue to frequent a church were God is not present. This is who we want to be close to. Right?