CHAPTER 12 – KINDOM of GOD THEOLOGY vs DOMINION THEOLOGY LEADING to CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM.

In the preceding CHAPTER, I shared with you my observations as to what was taking place in my state and the desires of some of my Christian Brothers and Sisters in getting fellow Brothers and Sisters involved in all levels of the civil affairs of Federal, State, and Local Governments. I do NOT believe the “work of God” for God’s Saints involves getting involved in any of the civil affairs of numerous levels of the world governments!!! I know this statement will bring quick rebuttal from some of my Brothers and Sisters in Christ, but the true “work/ spiritual mindset” of the Kingdom of God will keep True Believers so busy saving sinners and correctly sanctifying/teaching and edifying these new converts correctly with the Gospel Message, we will not have the time, the energy, nor the desire to dabble in the affairs of saving Satan’s kingdom(s) of the world.
John 6:29 Jesus replied, This is the work (service) that God asks of you: that you believe in the one Whom He has sent {Jesus Christ} [that you cleave to, trust, rely on, and have faith in His Messenger]. AMP
Acts 4:12 And there is salvation in and through no one else {Jesus Christ}, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by and in which we must be saved. AMP
1 John 3:23-24 And this is His order ({God the Father’s} His command, His injunction): that we should believe in (put our faith and trust in and adhere to and rely on) the name of His Son Jesus Christ (the Messiah), and that we should love one another, just as He has commanded us. 24 All who keep His commandments [who obey His orders and follow His plan, live and continue to live, to stay and] abide in Him, and He in them. [They let Christ be a home to them and they are the home of Christ. {Extra Important! We MUST understand our ONENESS with God and in Christ’s Bride Church!}] And by this we know and understand and have the proof that He [really] lives and makes His home in us: by the [Holy] Spirit Whom He has given us. AMP
For more information our ONENESS with God, Google and click on
www.mysteryworldview.com Go to the right side to “Please Select A Book.” Click on #3 “The MYSTERY REVEALED of WHO IS INDWELLING WHOM.” Scroll down to the chapter and click on The BELIEVERS “ONENESS” WITH and IN GOD and HE IN US. Enjoy!
Our expression of our love for our Brothers and Sisters in Christ is expressed in our actions and responsibility towards one another. The duplicity, deceitfulness, unfaithfulness, and God’s ultimate judgment of a True Believer’s involvement in the civil affairs of the kingdoms of the world must be revealed for what it is – the worshiping and serving of the “god of this world – Satan!” I believe the True Believer who has fallen into this false concept has now become a Make Believer within the Christian Church and without repentance he/she will be judged as an Unbeliever being eternally separated from God in Hell!
Ezekiel 3:20-21 Again, if a righteous man {Christian Brother/Sister} turns from his righteousness (right doing and right standing with God) and some gift or providence {some type of stumbling block [NKJV] which is involved in God’s continual testing of His children} which I lay before him he perverts {is lead astray} into an occasion to sin and he commits iniquity, he shall die; because you have not given him warning, he shall die in his sin and his righteous deeds which he has done shall not be remembered, but his blood will I require at your hand. 21 Nevertheless if you warn the righteous man not to sin and he does not sin, he shall surely live because he is warned; also you have delivered yourself from guilt. AMP
Deuteronomy 13:3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet or to that dreamer of dreams {The Christian purveyor of “new and different” doctrine/theology – urging Christians to become involved with the world and the things of the world.}. For the Lord your God is testing you to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being. AMP
1 John 2:15 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. AMP
2 Corinthians 4:4 For the god of this world has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God. AMP
Matthew 25:46 Then they {Unbelievers} will go away into eternal punishment {Hell}, but those who are just and upright and in right standing with God {True Believers} into eternal life {in the Kingdom of God}. [Dan 12:2.] AMP
The following excerpts on Kingdom of God Theology, Dominion Theology, and Christian Nationalism are from Christian sources, the internet, and include my own thoughts and beliefs.
The KINGDOM of GOD THEOLOGY is a system of Christian thought that elaborates on inaugurated eschatology {the introducing of religious doctrine pertaining to end time happenings}, which is a way of understanding the various teachings on the kingdom of God found throughout the New Testament. In that sense kingdom theology is a legitimate and beneficial part of theology as a whole.
Basically, kingdom theology divides human history into two broad periods of time: the “present evil age” and the “age to come.” The first started with the fall of man and will last until the Second Coming of Christ. The “present evil age” is marked by sin, sickness, death, disease, war, and poverty. In it Satan is seen as the “ruler of the world” (Ephesians 2:2; 6:12) and “god of this world,” although his rule is limited by God. The “age to come” is when {Jesus Christ} rules from the Kingdom of God, providing eternal life and freedom from sin, sickness, and suffering. It is a time of universal peace on earth and God’s sovereign reign over all of creation forever and ever.
1 John 5:19 We know [positively] that we are of God, and the whole world [around us] is under the power of the evil one {Satan}. AMP
2 Corinthians 4:4 For the god of this world {Satan} has blinded the unbelievers’ minds [that they should not discern the truth], preventing them from seeing the illuminating light of the Gospel of the glory of Christ (the Messiah), Who is the Image and Likeness of God. AMP
Romans 13:1 LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment. [Prov 8:15.] AMP
Revelation 11:15 The seventh angel then blew [his] trumpet, and there were mighty voices in heaven, shouting, The dominion (kingdom, sovereignty, rule {of the peoples}) of the world has now come into the possession and become the kingdom of our Lord and of His Christ (the Messiah), and He shall reign forever and ever (for the eternities of the eternities)! [Ps 22:28; Dan 7:13, 14, 27.] AMP
Another view of Kingdom theology combines the above teachings – ever since the time of Christ, both ages are in play. So, while the Kingdom of God is already begun (inaugurated by Christ) as being in His adopted Children individually and corporately in His Bride Church. While Christ is already ruling from heaven, the full benefits of the Kingdom have not yet been realized, and we still suffer the effects of the fall, this must not stop us from seeking God’s Kingdom. Until Christ returns physically, we will not experience the fullness of the Kingdom of God.
Luke 17:21 Nor will people say, Look! Here [it is]! or, See, [it is] there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you [in your hearts] and among you [surrounding you {Christ’s Bride Church}]. AMP
Matthew 6:33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. AMP

To me, the biggest misconception in Kingdom Theology which allows Dominion Theology to get a foot hold in Christian beliefs and thinking is for Christians to individually and arbitrarily determine how MUCH Sovereignty and Providence God exercises over His entire creation including the course of human affairs throughout history. There are Christians who believe that God has given them great latitude in their thinking and serving Him literally giving them control of their destiny! I believe that God’s gift to man of “free will” gives man “wiggle room” in how we try to plan and conduct our daily lives, but our plans cannot nor will not supersede God’s foreknown and predestined plans for His creation.
Jeremiah 10:23 I know, O Lord, that a man’s life is not his own; it is not for man to direct his steps. NIV
Proverbs 16:9 A man’s mind plans his way, but the Lord directs his steps and makes them sure. [Ps 37:23; Prov 20:24; Jer 10:23.] AMP
Proverbs 20:24 Man’s steps are ordered by the Lord. How then can a man understand his way? AMP

Because of the increasing chaos among the nations of the world, more and more Christians particularly in the United States are claiming that God is encouraging and even commanding them to take control in worldly and civil affairs in an effort to save their nation from collapse. I firmly believe they are NOT asking God what He is doing in these “end times,” but rather they are seeking from Him to justify what they believe they must do to save their nation! I believe that because they NOT truly seeking God and what He is doing, they are actually fighting against Him!
Psalms 33:10-11 The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nought; He makes the thoughts and plans of the peoples of no effect. 11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart through all generations {1 Corinthians 1:16}. AMP
Acts 5:39 But if it is of God {the affairs of the world which they are}, you will not be able to stop or overthrow or destroy them; you might even be found fighting against God! AMP
Romans 13:1 LET EVERY person be loyally subject to the governing (civil) authorities. For there is no authority except from God [by His permission, His sanction], and those that exist do so by God’s appointment. [Prov 8:15.] AMP

Dominion Theology or Dominionism is the movement/campaign that started some 40 years ago to “save the world” applying the idea that Christians should unite to work toward either a nation governed by Christians or one governed by a conservative Christian understanding of biblical law. Dominion Theology is also known as Reconstructionism, Kingdom Now theology, Theonomy{/being under the rule of God}. The proponents of this ideology write and speak as if they believe that they must help God get things under control down here on earth, so that the kingdom (their version of it) can be set up in order that the King Himself can reign properly (through them, of course!).] By doing this, they are actually denying God’s Sovereignty [Proverbs 19:21; Isaiah 43:13; Daniel 4:35].
Job 5:12-13 He {God} frustrates the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise or anything of [lasting] worth. 13 He catches the [so-called] wise in their own trickiness, and the counsel of the schemers is brought to a quick end. [1 Cor 3:19, 20.] AMP
Psalms 2:1-4 WHY DO the nations assemble with commotion [uproar and confusion of voices], and why do the people imagine (meditate upon and devise) an empty scheme {Because they believe they are in control of their destiny!}? 2 The kings of the earth take their places; the rulers take counsel together against the Lord and His Anointed one (the Messiah, the Christ). They say, [Acts 4:25-27.] 3 Let us break Their bands [of restraint] asunder and cast Their cords [of control] from us. 4 He Who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord has them in derision [and in supreme contempt He mocks them]. AMP
Proverbs 21:30 There is no [human] wisdom or understanding or counsel [that can prevail] against the Lord. AMP
The doctrine included in Dominion Theology is a false teaching stating that man is commissioned to bring the entire world under the dominion of Christianity, by force if necessary, and then, hand over the Christianized world to Jesus when he returns. Dominion theology is a Utopian ideal. It is a belief that this world can, and must, be conquered for Christ by militant action undertaken by the Christian Church. It teaches that it is our Christian duty to take over the world, in a political sense, and if necessary, in a military sense, in order to impose Biblical rule. Christ will not return, (they say), until the church has “risen up” and “taken dominion” over all of the world’s governments and institutions.
Dominionists affirm that this is not a matter for us to discuss – this is a direct unequivocal mandate from God. We are not to wait upon God, (they say). They say that He is waiting for US! And they are insistent, even bullying, in their demand that we follow them in their wild ride towards world dominion.
One of the contributors to a Dominion Theology website said as he was doing the research for this study, “how much it resembles {militant} Islam. It’s doubtful that Dominionism would ever use violence, although thinking about it raises in me uncomfortable thoughts about the Crusades. Nevertheless, the goal is the same, the subjugation of the entire world to Christianity.” I ask you, “How similar is this Christian militant mindset to militant Islam?”
We now come to what is called “CHRISTIAN NATIONALISM” – This is an offshoot of Dominion Theology, and it is a very powerful movement in the United States presently being introduced to the churches in the State of Hawaii and in particular on the Island of Oahu.
The proponents of this movement believe that America was founded as a Christian nation which is a central stirring element of the ideology of the Christian Right. It touches every aspect of life and culture in this, one of the most successful and powerful political movements in American history. The idea that America’s supposed Christian identity has somehow been wrongly taken, and must somehow be restored, permeates the psychology and vision of the entire movement. No understanding of the Christian Right is remotely adequate without this foundational concept.
I believe this concept of Christian Nationalism is of the same principle used by the proponents for “gay marriage.” The idea that gay peoples supposed “equal rights of marriage” was somehow wrongly taken from them, and must somehow be restored to them, permeates the mindset and vision of the entire gay movement. This “gay ideology” is as much a sin as the ideology of Christians becoming involved in and ruling the civil affairs of their governments!
Christian Nationalism has become a growing cottage industry of Christian revisionist{/heretical/ political} books and lectures now dominating the curricula of home schools and many private Christian academies, Christian nationalism becomes a central feature of the political identity of children growing up in the movement.
Indeed, this movement is very similar to other movements who have been or are seeking to exalt their claims of legitimacy. This mindset is the foundation of all unconventional and radical movements. I remember when Fidel Castro assumed Communist control of Cuba in the 1959. He said that he did not care what the Cuban old people thought about what was happening but give him the Cuban young people so he could educate them with his Communist mindset which he did.
I know this incessant mindset of saving the world is very important to Unbelievers – keeping the land for the future of their offspring, but why is it so important to Christians? The Bible shares with us that all “True Believers” in BOTH the Old Testament and New Testament are exiles, strangers on earth and because of that, we are to be seeking the Kingdom of God FIRST and NOT the kingdoms of the world.
Hebrews 11:13 These people {Old Testament Saints} all died controlled and sustained by their faith, but not having received the tangible fulfillment of [God’s] promises, only having seen it and greeted it from a great distance by faith, and all the while acknowledging and confessing that they were strangers and temporary residents and exiles upon the earth. [Gen 23:4; Ps 39:12.] AMP
1 Peter 2:11 Beloved, I implore you as aliens and strangers and exiles [in this world] to abstain from the sensual urges (the evil desires, the passions of the flesh, your lower nature) that wage war against the soul. AMP {As aliens, exiles, temporary residents on the earth, God’s righteous people are NOT to have a bond/love for the sensual physical pleasures offered by the earth/world.}
Matthew 6:33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right {as a “new creation” – 2 Corinthians 5:17}), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. AMP
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom (kingship, royal power) belongs not to this world. If My kingdom were of this world, My followers would have been fighting to keep Me from being handed over to the Jews. But as it is, My kingdom is not from here (this world); [it has no such origin or source]. AMP
1 John 2:15-17 Do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in him. 16 For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh [craving for sensual gratification] and the lust of the eyes [greedy longings of the mind] and the pride of life [assurance in one’s own resources or in the stability of earthly things]–these do not come from the Father but are from the world [itself]. 17 And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever. AMP

I have made the claim several times that Christ did NOT create the nations of the world except for Israel which SEEMS to be contrary to what Scripture teaches about Him creating ALL things, but this is easily seen in the following text where we find Jesus rebuking Satan for his deception of flaunting himself to be worshiped as God, BUT HE DOES NOT REBUKE HIM OVER HIS CLAIM OF POSSESSION OF THE KINGDOMS OF THE WORLD! He did NOT say they were His because He created them!
Matthew 4:8-10 Again, the devil took Him {Jesus} up on a very high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory (the splendor, magnificence, preeminence, and excellence) of them. 9 And he said to Him, These things, all taken together, I will give You, if You will prostrate Yourself before me and do homage and worship me. 10 Then Jesus said to him, Begone, Satan! For it has been written, You shall worship the Lord your God, and Him alone shall you serve. [Deut 6:13.] AMP

As I close this chapter, let me share with you that I am a soldier for Christ and the furthering of His Kingdom! Will you join me?
2 Timothy 2:3-4 Take [with me] your share of the hardships and suffering [which you are called to endure] as a good (first-class) soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier when in service gets entangled in the enterprises of [civilian] life; his aim is to satisfy and please the one who enlisted him. AMP

Let us NOT get involved in the affairs of furthering the world and the causes of the world, but let us keep winning lost souls/sinners to Jesus Christ as their personal Savior, Lord God, and Master.
Proverbs 11:30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, And he who wins souls is wise. NKJV
John 15:16 You have not chosen Me, but I have chosen you and I have appointed you [I have planted you], that you might go and bear fruit {spiritual souls} and keep on bearing, and that your fruit may be lasting [that it may remain, abide {forever}], so that whatever you ask the Father in My Name [as presenting all that I AM], He may give it to you. AMP
Matthew 13:43 Then will the righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with God {soul winners}) shine forth like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Let him who has ears [to hear] be listening, and let him consider and perceive and understand by hearing. [Dan 12:3.] AMP

The following text with its judgment puts into perspective what is happening to many of the professed Christians in the United States. Too many Christians believe they are worshiping God in spirit and truth and serving Him in His Kingdom when in reality they are being deceived into worshiping and serving Satan in his kingdoms of the world. Pay close attention in the following text to those Make Believers who issue claims of true faith in Christ, His shocking response to and ensuing judgment of them. Do NOT take this lightly! Christ is talking to us!!!
Matthew 7:21-27 Not everyone who says to Me, Lord, Lord, will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father Who is in heaven. 22 Many will say to Me on that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name and driven out demons in Your name and done many mighty works in Your name? 23 And then I will say to them openly (publicly), I never knew you; depart from Me, you who act wickedly [disregarding My commands]. [Ps 6:8.]
24 So everyone {True Believer Christian} who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock {of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom}. 25 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house {the trials, tribulations, temptations which are part of one’s life/temple/foundation of the True Believer}; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock {of Jesus Christ and His eternal Kingdom}.
26 And everyone {Make Believer Christian} who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand {Satan and his kingdoms of the world}. 27 And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew {the tribulations, temptations, trials of life of all men} and beat against that house {the shaky foundation/temple of the Make Believer}, and it fell–and great and complete was the fall of it {total destruction/eternal separation from God in Hell}. AMP

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