My soul doth magnify the Lord! And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. ~ Luke 1:46,47
"Afresh, precious, precious Jesus, I resign this body to You, for doing or suffering, for living or dying. Will You accept it? Will You use me for Your glory more than heretofore, that You may have some little return for all the benefits You have done to me? Oh, do grant this request; my heart longs for it, my spirit pleads for it; and "if You will, You can." You know the hot temptation of which I am the subject. Bring Your glory out of it, and keep me from the evil, and it shall be well." - Ruth Bryan
Saturday, January 25, 2014
What is the Christian Reconstruction Movement?
This article is written by Bob DeWaay; this movement is dangerous and spreading rapidly...
A recent theological movement known as Christian Reconstruction has made a
significant impact on American Christianity in the past several decades. It is
based on a Reformed, Calvinistic view of theology with some significant, unique twists. The
most prominent one is the conviction that the Scripture gives the church a
mandate to take dominion over this world socially and culturally before the
bodily return of Jesus
Christ.1 This teaching is known as the “dominion mandate.”
Genesis 1:26-28; Genesis 9:1-5 and Matthew 28:18-20 are the
principal Biblical passages used to prove the validity of this mandate. The key
question to be answered is whether these passages teach the dominion mandate as
understood by Christian Reconstructionism. The thesis of this article is that
these Biblical passages do not teach a social or cultural domination of the
world by Christians before the bodily return of Christ. This issue is important
because one's understanding of the Great Commission is at stake. This paper will
exegetically examine these passages to prove this thesis.