Social Transformation Stories – Part 2: The “Dominionism” Story

In esenta “Dominionism“-ul se bazeaza pe 3 idei principale:

  1. Satan a preluat stapanirea lumii prin faptul ca a reusit sa-i amageasca pe Adam si Eva.
  2. Biserica este instrumentul prin care Dumnezeu va lua inapoi domnia din mainile lui Satan.
  3. Isus nu se poate intoarce sau nu se va intoarce pana cand Biserica nu va lua in stapanire toate institutiile guvernamentale si/sau sociale ale lumii.

Dominionism“-ul se imparte in doua categorii:

  • Dominionism Lite/Soft” (o ideologie destul de greu detectabila, care include conceptele de evanghelie sociala, ecumenism, renastere/contextualizare culturala, transformare sociala, restaurarea naturii pacatoase a omenirii prin integrarea Bisericii in diferite aspecte ale societatii, unitate pentru un “bine comun”, civilitate, comunitate, tolerenta, relevanta  a crestinului dpdv public etc).
  • Dominionism Dark/Hard” (o ideologie usor detectabila, promovata mai ales de miscarea neo-carismatica, care include conceptele: Armata lui Ioel, Ploaia Tarzie, Mandatul celor 7 Munti sau “sfere de influenta”, evanghelia semnelor si minunilor, razboi spiritual, miscari de rugaciune neintrerupta gen IHOP etc).

Celor care vor sa studieze despre dominionism mai in detaliu le recomand urmatoarele link-uri: Part1, Part2, Part3, Part4, Part5, Part6, Part7, Part8, Part9, Part10. Exista foarte multe concepte sub care se ascunde aceeasi ideologie, dar cu un nume de marketing diferit in functie de “clientii” carora li se adreseaza. Linia care desparte cele doua forme ale “Dominionism”-ului nu este intotdeauna foarte clara si de multe ori cele doua se intrepatrund. Multi oameni sunt astfel pacaliti sa creada ca va fi instaurata o “Imparatie a lui Dumnezeu pe pamant (aici si acum)“, unde totul va fi “as above, so below” – un binecunoscut principiu hermetic. Iata cateva citate preluate de pe blogul celor de la “Discernment Ministries” (dupa parerea mea cei mai buni cunoscatori ai fenomenului) pentru a putea face o diferenta mai clara intre “Dominionism Lite” si “Dominionism Dark”:

Dominionism Lite lulls people into thinking that they are doing good deeds when they are really working to create a new world order on planet Earth. Dominionism Lite dulls the senses. Every bad deed can be justified by “whatever it takes” (Rick Warren’s slogan) to build the kingdom of God on Earth.” [1]

“Dominionism isn’t nice. Dominionism isn’t pretty. Oh, yes, Dominionism Lite wears the veneer of “helping the poor” and “healing the sick” — even restoring paradise conditions on earth — but it has another more insidious agenda — and that is… DOMINION.”[1]

“One can’t play footsie with Dominionism Lite without eventually getting burned by Dominionism Dark and Powerful. Historically, dominionism in the church always works that way. It starts out to create a heavenly utopia and ends up creating a hellish earth. The powerful always trod on the weak. One group always seeks to exercise Dominionism over another group. Human nature doesn’t change, and we can’t reverse the effects of the Fall in Genesis, despite the wacky esoteric doctrines of James Rutz.” [1]

The NAR isn’t the only group promoting the 7 mountains. Wagner and his NAR crowd are the ones getting all of the media attention because of their zany antics. But there is a whole backup crew of organizations that have been around for decades, pumping out the doctrines of restoring or redeeming the fallen culture by integrating the Church into the various hubs of Society. This isn’t about the narrow group of Reconstructionists that the mainstream press has caricatured for years. Rather, generic Dominionism has now reached out into the mainstream evangelical milieu via conferences, books, technology, and media. There is even sophisticated image marketing for branding certain forms of Dominionism. ” [2]

“For over a generation, Dominionism theology has been an essential component of this intensive managerial (pastoral) training outfit. Leadership Network operates as a marketing network that has its tentacles into nearly every evangelical group in the country. Their doctrine is what we have termed Dominionism Lite — a cultural renewal, social gospel, eclectic cocktail that appeals to the the type of evangelical elite who aren’t off doing the wacky signs and wonders. And this is where Gabe Lyons and an entire army of social engineers appear on the scene. They are actually working alongside Os Hillman and C. Peter Wagner‘s scheme to take over the seven mountains of the planet. But they market themselves in a different niche.”[2]

“Gabe Lyons is a good example of how this works. He is the co-founder of Catalyst, which was originally set up in 1999 for the purpose of “change agent” training for the younger generation, which purpose was billed as: “We are the kingdom ambassadors, change agents, and cultural architects who have the influence to change our communities, churches, and cultures for good. But this change happens in the very place where many leaders flinch and fail because the perceived cost is too high. We must push through this fear for kingdom change to define the future.” [emphasis added] [2]

Lyons is the co-author of UnChristian: What a New Generation Really Thinks About Christianity and Why It Matters. On the jacket of his other book, The Next Christians: The Good News About the End of Christian America, it says that Gabe “was embarrassed to be called ‘Christian'” so he “set out on a personal journey” to “mobilize Christians to advance the common good.” Interestingly, Lyons, while working on this “common ground for the common good” sort of Dominionism with a diverse array of political and religious groups, appeared on a list of those participating in a James Robison political gathering to support Texas Governor Rick Perry’s bid for president. Lyons is also founder of a “re-education” group of “young, innovative and influential leaders” called Q, which “was birthed out of Gabe Lyons’ vision to see Christians, especially leaders, recover a vision for their historic responsibility to renew and restore cultures” and “inspired by Chuck Colson’s statement, ‘Christians are called to redeem entire cultures, not just individuals.‘” This statement by Colson is an example of Dominion Lite – it is the theological premise that secular culture itself can be “redeemed.” This is not the Gospel of Salvation. This is the Gospel of the “Kingdom”, in which Society itself is seen as an extension of the Church, and views the Church’s primary role is to fulfill a “cultural commission” for “social renewal.” [2]

“Gabe Lyons has been endorsed by Bob Buford of Leadership Network, and acknowledged Buford on page 208 of his book The Next Christians. An eclectic mixture of leaders, including Chuck Colson, Os Guinness, Phyllis Tickle, Lou Giglio, Rob Bell, and Sam Rodriguez endorse this book on the back cover. A full-page graphic image appears on page 116 depicting the “Seven Channels of Cultural Influencewhich are identical to the Seven Mountains. How does Lyons suggest the Church change Culture? It hinges on a sophisticated next generation social gospel, complete with state-of-the-art marketing tactics: “As a natural by-product of God’s plan for his Kingdom, the next Christians are being dispersed as restorers throughout all channels of culture. They are carrying the message of Jesus—bringing restoration, renewal, and healing; fighting injustice; telling the truth; affirming goodness; and celebrating beauty—in their places of service. They play a key role in overcoming the evil that otherwise overwhelms everything.”(p. 116-117)[emphasis added]” [2]

Dominionism is an intoxicating worldview for those with aspirations for power, wealth and control. It is also alluring for those idealists who want to solve the problems of the planet, help the poor, fix the ills of society, change everyone’s worldview and make everyone happy Christians. The problem with all Dominionism is the mechanics. Just how does one create utopia on earth? The problem for Christians is that Dominionism is off task. It creates a second “commission” beyond the simple “Great Commission” to spread the Gospel of Salvation message. It invokes a second task, which is to create a godly culture and redeem the planet. This task deludes Christians with a promise of a carnal victory in emerging history. But Scripture says: “And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” (2 Timothy 4:18)[2]

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Tot cei de la “Discernment Ministries” au cateva articole foarte bune in care ni se explica background-ul unor termeni precum “civilitate”, “binele comun”, “dialog” , “toleranta” etc: Articol1, Articol2, Articol3, Articol4. Cele doua idei principale despre dominionismul “lite” pe care as vrea sa le retinem din aceste articole ar fi acelea ca:

  • Religia nu poate fi ceva privat, iar crestinul trebuie sa fie implicat in “spatiul public civil”
  • Religia trebuie sa serveasca “binelui comun” cu scopul de a transforma intreaga societate/cultura sa functioneze dupa valori “crestine”

Exista cateva pericole principale in ziua de azi prin care crestinii sunt deceptionati si sedusi sa accepte o asemenea spiritualitate falsa in contextul implementarii unei noi religii si a unei noi ordini mondiale. Acestea doua ar fi:

Two complementary movements within the church are preparing God’s people for deception at an unprecedented scale: today’s neglect of Biblical truth as an authoritative standard and the seductive call to global spirituality in a new millennium of peace and unity. Both are shaping a church that will welcome an all-inclusive global spirituality and a counterfeit world spiritual kingdom that promises security and oneness to all — except those who resist.

1. First, today’s atmosphere of unquestioning tolerance has undermined the authority of Scriptures as a standard for testing personal beliefs as well as public teaching by Christian leaders. Afraid to be judged legalistic or exclusive, pastors and authors shun unpopular Biblical standards. Some have redefined sin, replacing traditional sins like homosexuality and adultery with a politically correct emphasis on intolerance, injustice and insufficient love for self.

2. Second, the seductive call to global spirituality in a new millennium of peace and unity has found a ready audience in today’s Biblically illiterate culture. New groups and coalitions are sprouting across America, beckoning Christians to forget about end time warnings about a great apostasy — and prepare for a bright new future in a coming millennium of global bliss. If this was an obscure movement led by cultic, New Age teachers, it could be readily dismissed. But its organizers and promoters are respected Christian pastors and authors, men who command a following and whom few dare question. (Sursa citate)

Se pune intrebarea: Exista si in Romania “dominionisti” si cat e de raspandit acest curent? Raspunsul ar fi urmatorul: Aceasta miscare creste exponential atat la nivel international cat si in mediul evanghelic din Romania. Adeptii acestui curent ideologic s-au infiltrat in toate cultele evanghelice (baptisti, pentecostali, crestini dupa Evanghelie mai putin) si lucreaza de zor sa le faramiteze prin tot felul de miscari ecumenico-sincretice para-denominationale. Toti suntem constienti ca “religia nu te mantuie”, dar stim ca e bine “sa fie partide” intre noi in asa fel incat sa putem veghea mai bine si mai eficient unii asupra altora. Nu orice tip de unitate este insa buna si folositoare, ci dimpotriva duce la suprimarea adevarului si tocmai acest lucru se intampla la ora actuala prin colaborarea acestor retele de tip New Age. Foarte multi au fost si vor mai fi initiati in “Dominionism” fara sa isi dea seama ce inseamna acest concept si si fara sa inteleaga ca avem de-a face cu o forma de crestinism fals.

Un exemplu de miscare dominionista din Romania: Miscarea Peniel

Miscarea Peniel incepe sa-si arate in ultima vreme din ce in ce mai mult coltii ideologici, iar agenda dominionista din spatele acestei asa-zise miscari de “revigorare spirituala” printre tinerii crestini evanghelici din Romania este din ce in ce mai vizibila. In urma cu 2 ani nu as fi inteles mare lucru din toate acestea, dar astazi pot sa spun ca inteleg destul de bine care este scopul acestor organizatii para-bisericesti, care nu numai ca nu sunt deloc crestine dar sunt profund anti-crestine si produc cristo-fascisti pe banda rulanta. Nu vreau sa spun ca nu ar exista si oameni sinceri printre ei, dar majoritatea e formata din oameni pentru care discernamantul e ceva optional. Pentru ei a discerne lucrurile inseamna “a judeca”, prin urmare nimeni nu indrazneste sa analizeze daca directia pe care merge un lider este buna sau nu. Ba mai mult am auzit afirmatii de genul “daca judeci un lider iti vei atrage blestemul lui Dumnezeu asupra ta”, astfel ca de frica multi isi tin gura inchisa in fata unor abuzuri si in fata unor lideri care ar trebui demascati pentru impostura in care se afla.

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Stiu, veti spune ca prea exagerez si ca nu ar trebui sa luam in serios asa ceva, dar vreau sa va atentionez despre faptul ca ca acesti oameni isi iau foarte in serios ideologia si nu sunt deloc putini. Miscarea NAR (caci aici se incadreaza si Peniel) este miscarea “crestina” cu cea mai agresiva crestere in ultimii ani, estimandu-se ca la ora actuala sunt sute de milioane (vezi aici) care se identifica constient sau inconstient cu aceasta miscare. Si se extind si in Romania…

Daca in urma cu 5-10 ani erau vazuti ca si niste lunatici, astazi au reusit sa se pozitioneze central in cadrul miscarii evanghelice din Romania, fiind promovati la televiziuni crestine precum “Alfa si Omega TV” sau “Credo TV”. Dupa cum spune C. Peter Wagner aceasta miscare creste cu un procent mult mai mare decat creste populatia lumii, islamul sau orice alta miscare religioasa importanta. Momentan incearca sa ajunga si la Casa Alba printr-un candidat republican, si anume Ted Cruz (gasiti pe Google mai multe informatii), prin urmare consider ca este foarte important sa intelegem dominionismul.

Mai jos am sa prezit un clip (pe langa multe alte materiale ce le-am publicat pana acum) care a fost postat pe pagina de Facebook a liderului fundatiei PenielLucian Oniga.

In acest scurt clip este prezentata esenta ideologiei dominioniste sau cristo-fasciste, cunoscuta si sub numele de “Mandatul celor 7 munti“. Se spune ca initial aceste “descoperiri” au fost primite de catre Bill Bright (Campus Crusade for Christ) si Loren Cunningham (Tineri pentru Misiune) direct de la “dumnezeu”, ele fiind preluate la ora actuala de majoritatea bisericilor NAR (IHOP/Agape Timisoara, Adoram Arad, CC Caleb Cluj, fundatia Peniel, Cristos pentru Romania Cluj si multe altele).

Mai jos varianta prezentata de Lucian Oniga:

Un alt propovaduitor al dominionismului si sustinator al miscarii NAR este renumitul “teolog” Iosif Ton. Mai nou am observat ca se prezinta a fi si mare savant in fizica cuantica, incercand sa explice “unirea dintre Dumnezeu si om” intr-o forma foarte apropiata de versiunea New Age, dar despre asta inr-un articol viitor.

Ma intreb daca liderii cultului penticostal (sau baptist) din Romania sunt la curent cu faptul ca astfel de aberatii se predica prin biserici fara nici macar o reactie din partea ascultatorilor sau a pastorilor prezenti in audienta? Chiar dorm toti in papuci in timp ce Lucian Oniga sau Iosif Ton predica atat de la obiect despre dominionism?

Pe langa toate astea, nu va intrebati cum va arata oare acest sistem teocratic in care Biserica si Statul vor fi una? Ia ganditi-va putin…

Sa va mai spun ca escatologia dominionista presupune ca Domnul Isus Cristos nu se poate intoarce decat atunci cand “toata lumea va fi la picioarele crestinilor”? Cum se va intampla acest lucru? Printr-o trezire mondiala sau printr-o apostazie mondiala? Ce o sa se intampla cu homosexualii? Dar cu femeile care fac avort? Dar cu hotii? Dar cu cei care se vor opune teocratiei NAR? Vom avea cumva un fel de “sharia crestina”? Si multe alte intrebari…

Oricum, sa ne fereasca Dumnezeu de cristo-fascism si de vreun “califat” NAR… ca de islamo-fascism si ISIS ne aparam noi cumva.

Vorba ceea: “apara-ma Doamne de prieteni, ca de dusmani ma apar singur”.

Referinte:

[1]http://herescope.blogspot.de/2006/11/where-rick-warrens-disciples-are.html

[2]http://herescope.blogspot.de/2011/08/denying-dominionism.html

Multumiri fratelui A.M. care m-a ajutat cu traducerea clipului despre dominionism.

4 Comments

  1. Frate Paul,

    Am avut zilele astea niste discutii teologice cu o colega penticostala. La un moment dat m-a intrebat ce parere am despre rapire. Mai este rapire sau nu? La inceput nu am inteles sensul intrebarii, dar am cerut detalii. Zicea acea sora ca un predicator cunoscut, cu priza la oameni, nu demult in biserica ei a predicat ca imparatia lui Dumnezeu va fi pe pamant. Nu a vrut sa-mi dea detalii suplimentare despre acea predica pentru ca stia ca il cunosc, ii era frica ca nu cumva sa ma duc la el sa o parasc.

    Dar am facut apoi legatura. Anul trecut in toamna l-am sunat pe acest evanghelist penticostal sa il intreb de ce a folosit intr-una din predicele lui un citat de Iosif Ton, pentru ca daca nu stie inca, Ton predica o evanghelie falsa, baptistii s-au dezis de el si i-am spus atunci de dominionism si de NAR. Cred ca folosirea cuvintelor lui Ton in predica nu a fost intamplatoare, eu cred ca acest predicator l-a studiat si l-a influentat din punct de vedere teologic. Nu sunt sigur, dar banuiesc. Pentru ca acest eretic Ton a fost foarte bine primit de bisericile penticostale din Baia Mare. Cred ca v-am mai spus ca atunci cand am aflat ca urma sa predice la una din biserici, am avut o discutie cu pastorul bisericii si i-am prezentat pe scurt noua teologie a lui Ton. Dar dupa toate astea raspunsul pastorului a fost: SI PETRICA LASACU L-A PRIMIT IN BISERICA LUI!!!!

    Deci functioneaza, caracatita carismatica isi intinde tentaculele. Si daca vreti o parere personala e doar un mic pas pana la bisericile penticostale.

    • Frate Emil, cred ca tentaculele sunt mult mai intinse decat vedem noi. E una ce se vede in exterior, dar alta e putrefactia si coruptia din interior. Multi se fac ca nu vad toate astea si intentionat isi tin capul in nisip deoarece depind financiar de tot felul de organizatii carora le promoveaza interesele in mediul evanghelic. Cand ai copii, familie, rate, pozitie etc e greu sa lupti impotriva sistemului deoarece sistemul te da la o parte. Iar sistemul acapareaza tot mai mult teren indiferent ca vorbim de mediul penticostal sau baptist.

  2. Nu arunc cu noroi nici in penticostali nici in baptiști pentru ca sunt in ambele biserici sunt oameni născuți din nou. Eu fiind născut in familie de penticostali, in timp mi-am dat seama ca marea inventie a diavolului a fost sa creeze o spărtura in biserica si asta după părerea mea este proorociei care chipurile ar mai fi valabilă si după perioada apostolilor. Multe secole Biserica adevarata a rezistat cazurilor izolate de erezii continuationiste. Dar acceptarea in special a proorociei de către biserica a declasat avalanșa de erezii iar rodul lor o vedem azi. Penticostalismul a determinat apariția carismatismului si e cel care a deschis poarta spre erezii l-a care s-a ajuns azi in carismatism. A fost pasul greșit făcut in acceptarea de revelații extrabiblice care a produs dezastrul pe care il vedeți azi.

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