Crooks and Liars published an article on Monday about this Dominionist/Christian Reconstructionist stuff. Most of it is a rehash of the other two articles I posted the other day….but if you scroll down to the bottom of the article (before the comments) there is a 7ish minute video about Greg Boyd’s view of the kingdom of God and how it relates to politics.
I really like Greg Boyd and I’ve written about him and his trailblazing sermon series, The Cross and the Sword and other assorted posts about him and his theology HERE…. He lost a substantial portion of his church when he preached that series (which inspired his book, The Myth of a Christian Nation)…..something like 25%….a thousand people out of a congregation of four thousand. That was back in 2004 or so.
I’m not going to beat this dead horse much longer. I’ve written about Dominionism….researched it enough to know that it stinks to high heaven. It is the “Christian” version of Sharia Law…which also stinks to high heaven. They share more similarities than differences…..with some of the more hard core proponents actually believing that homosexuality, teenage rebellion and blasphemy should be capital offenses. In their view, they ARE capital offenses since they get a lot of their guidelines from the Old Testament. Welcome to Uganda anyone?
Now…would they/could they infiltrate our government and actually make any of these changes? Do any of the presidential hopefuls truly believe this stuff? Are their reported ties made up….exaggerated….fabricated? Is it just more of the ssdd mudslinging that goes on in politics….with both sides equally guilty? I don’t know.
If you have the time and the inclination, research it. Google it. Pick up Rushdoony’s 3 volume “encyclopedia sized” books (remember World Book anyone?) The Institutes of Biblical Law. Or check out Gary North’s site (Rushdoony’s son in law) with 90 free e-books by various authors defining some of their beliefs. Hmmmmm….just at a quick glance, I see several books based on Leviticus are available.
But my two cents worth is this….it is the inclination of fallen man to try to set up, cover up, prop up, make up their worldly kingdoms. A kingdom with minute, explicit, all encompassing rules and regulations based on their interpretation of their own particular holy book. Deeming this right and that right….this wrong and that wrong. Meticulous systemS of punishments and consequences. It is all based in the knowledge of good and evil….fruit from the tree that God told Adam not to eat of. And it matters not if they are gleaning their rules from the Quran or the Holy Bible….if they are reading it from a knowledge of good and evil perspective….they will never get it right.