A while ago, I defined Christian dominionism as ” about Christians being masters and non-Christians being slaves (in economic and political terms)” in my post: Ephesians 6 and Dominionists’ Emotional Appeals to defending slavery. Such a domination system has to have a nice smiling face that speaks softly of seemingly nice ideas in order to become part of the mainstream.
One such face is David Barton who continues to profit from selling lies. What Dominionism means is a Civic Religion of pseudo-Protestantism, a Protestantism without protest or one of its key teachings, Solo Christus/Christi (that Christian salvation is experienced through Christ alone). A professor of Church History from a conservative Southern Baptist institution has a description of both Barton’s faulty scholarship as well as dominionism in general.
From Miles S. Mullin II:
“Consequently, in Barton’s scheme, politics replaces discipleship, and the nation, not the church, becomes the focus of our efforts towards righteousness. Further, the church becomes a servant to the state, extolling America’s blessed history, proclaiming its righteous mission, and praising its glorious leaders. And thus, by taking Christ’s place in the church, the nation becomes an idol. And that is something my evangelical convictions cannot countenance.”
And there you have it, the definition of dominionism.
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