Okay, so you know how when cameras get turned on, people tend to clam up if they have been saying stupid stuff? Well, Wagner and the other Dominionists would have us believe that they have no real stake in this election, and wouldn’t dare seek to take over the Government. That, of course, has never been their plan. I mean, we’ve just misunderstood them, that’s all or maybe we are in a conspiracy against them! Except…. the internet has a long memory.
From a letter he wrote in 2007:
Lance’s trademark teaching relates to what he calls the seven “mind molders” or the “seven mountains.” These have now become a permanent fixture in my personal teaching on taking dominion, and I have referenced Wallnau in The Church in the Workplace as well as in my forthcoming book Dominion! In my view it is not possible to get an operational handle on how to initiate corporate action toward social transformation without taking into account the seven mountains or what I like to call “molders of culture.” The seven are religion, family, business, arts & entertainment, government, education, and media.
Our theological bedrock is what has been known as Dominion Theology. This means that our divine mandate is to do whatever is necessary, by the power of the Holy Spirit, to retake the dominion of God’s creation which Adam forfeited to Satan in the Garden of Eden. It is nothing less than seeing God’s kingdom coming and His will being done here on earth as it is in heaven. This includes the need to govern apolitically, as well as to embrace spiritual warfare techniques that neutralize the control of our adversary within the functional and territorial spheres of authority to which we have been assigned. To do this, we know that we must be in communion, we must receive revelation, and we must apostolically and prophetically proclaim that revelation.
Compare that to recent statements:
“In terms of taking dominion, we don’t — we wouldn’t want to – we use the word dominion, but we wouldn’t want to say that we have dominion as if we’re the owners or we’re the rulers of, let’s say, the arts and entertainment mountain. What we strive to do and our goal is to have people in the arts and entertainment mountain who are committed to the kingdom of God so therefore, we use the adjective there — kingdom-minded believers — and our goal is to try to have as many kingdom-minded believers in positions of influence in the arts and entertainment mountain as possible. And the reason for that is, to help bring the blessings of heaven to all those in the arts and entertainment mountain.”
“We believe in working with any – with whatever political system there is. In America, it’s democracy and working with the administrative, judicial and legislative branches of the government, the way they are but to have as many kingdom-minded people in influence in each one of these branches of government as possible so that the blessings of the kingdom will come.”
Now, it seems to me – and correct me if I am wrong – but there is a huge difference between ‘influence’ and “do whatever is necessary.” Seems to me that Wagner is either lying or that he is disorderly retreating…
- Peter Wagner isn’t a “Dominionist” either (gentlewisdom.org.uk)
- Christian Right Fuses with Apostolic Dominionism ” Discerning the World (yumaprogressive.wordpress.com)
- A Christian Plot for Domination? (jhaines6.wordpress.com)
- Dominion Theology, Christian Reconstructionism, and the New Apostolic Reformation (chasdarwin.wordpress.com)