Monday, March 13, 2017

The Despoiling of America


bibliotecapleyades |  The years 1982-1986 marked the period Pat Robertson and radio and televangelists urgently broadcast appeals that rallied christian followers to accept a new political religion that would turn millions of christians into an army of political operatives. It was the period when the militant church raised itself from centuries of sleep and once again eyed power.

At the time, most Americans were completely unaware of the militant agenda being preached on a daily basis across the breadth and width of America. Although it was called "christianity" it can barely be recognized as christian. It in fact was and is a wolf parading in sheep’s clothing: It was and is a political scheme to take over the government of the United States and then turn that government into an aggressor nation that will forcibly establish the United States as the ruling empire of the twenty-first century. It is subversive, seditious, secretive, and dangerous.[9]

Dominionism is a natural if unintended extension of Social Darwinism and is frequently called "christian Reconstructionism." Its doctrines are shocking to ordinary christian believers and to most Americans.
Journalist Frederick Clarkson, who has written extensively on the subject, warned in 1994 that Dominionism,
"seeks to replace democracy with a theocratic elite that would govern by imposing their interpretation of ‘Biblical Law.’"
He described the ulterior motive of Dominionism is to eliminate "…labor unions, civil rights laws, and public schools." Clarkson then describes the creation of new classes of citizens:
"Women would be generally relegated to hearth and home. Insufficiently christian men would be denied citizenship, perhaps executed. So severe is this theocracy that it would extend capital punishment [to] blasphemy, heresy, adultery, and homosexuality." [10]
Today, Dominionists hide their agenda and have resorted to stealth; one investigator who has engaged in internet exchanges with people who identify themselves as religious conservatives said,
"They cut and run if I mention the word ‘Dominionism.’" [11]
Joan Bokaer, the Director of Theocracy Watch, a project of the Center for Religion, Ethics and Social Policy at Cornell University wrote,
"In March 1986, I was on a speaking tour in Iowa and received a copy of the following memo [Pat] Robertson had distributed to the Iowa Republican County Caucus titled, "How to Participate in a Political Party."
It read:
"Rule the world for God.
"Give the impression that you are there to work for the party, not push an ideology.
"Hide your strength.
"Don’t flaunt your christianity.
"christians need to take leadership positions. Party officers control political parties and so it is very important that mature christians have a majority of leadership positions whenever possible, God willing." [12]
Dominionists have gained extensive control of the Republican Party and the apparatus of government throughout the United States; they continue to operate secretly.
Their agenda to undermine all government social programs that assist the poor, the sick, and the elderly is ingeniously disguised under false labels that confuse voters. Nevertheless, as we shall see, Dominionism maintains the necessity of laissez-faire economics, requiring that people "look to God and not to government for help." [13]

It is estimated that thirty-five million Americans who call themselves christian, adhere to Dominionism in the United States, but most of these people appear to be ignorant of the heretical nature of their beliefs and the seditious nature of their political goals. So successfully have the televangelists and churches inculcated the idea of the existence of an outside "enemy," which is attacking christianity, that millions of people have perceived themselves rightfully overthrowing an imaginary evil anti-christian conspiratorial secular society.

When one examines the progress of its agenda, one sees that Dominionism has met its time table: the complete takeover of the American government was predicted to occur by 2004.[14]
Unless the American people reject the GOP’s control of the government, Americans may find themselves living in a theocracy that has already spelled out its intentions to change every aspect of American life including its cultural life, its Constitution and its laws.

Born in christian Reconstructionism, which was founded by the late R. J. Rushdoony, the framers of the new cult included,
  • Rushdoony
  • his son-in-law Gary North
  • Pat Robertson
  • Herb Titus, the former Dean of Robertson’s Regent University School of Public Policy (formerly CBN University)
  • Charles Colson, Robertson’s political strategist
  • Tim LaHaye
  • Gary Bauer
  • the late Francis Schaeffer
  • Paul Crouch, the founder of TBN, the world’s largest television network,
...plus a virtual army of likeminded television and radio evangelists and news talk show hosts.

Dominionism started with the Gospels and turned the concept of the invisible and spiritual "Kingdom of God" into a literal political empire that could be taken by force, starting with the United States of America.
Discarding the original message of Jesus and forgetting that Jesus said, "My kingdom is not of this world," the framers of Dominionism boldly presented a Gospel whose purpose was to inspire christians to enter politics and execute world domination so that Jesus could return to an earth prepared for his earthly rule by his faithful "regents."