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This weeks's episode of "Dominionist or not?"

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]catvincent)

I caught this headline from the BBC:

"A US evangelical Christian minister has been appointed to lead a million-dollar program to tackle gang violence in Los Angeles, the city's mayor said.

Reverend Jeff Carr, a minister in the Church of the Nazarene, was named director of gang reduction and youth development programs for the city."

Ignoring the whole church/state divide thing specifically, I wondered if the matter was made worse by CoN being Dominionist. Nothing on DC Wiki or Theocracywatch.

My attempts to research them - look if you're curious or think you can help )

That's all I got - but enough to make me twitchy. Throwing it out to the wiser and better-clued-in members of the group.

Current Mood: dubious
Current Music: Doomed: Dark music for tortured souls [SomaFM]
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Explicitly Dominionist Quiz

LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]thornewilder)

I am reading this statement, http://www.nazarene.org/welcome/beliefs_index.html

Did I miss anything either individually or in concert that you indentify as explicitly dominionist....I especially like the "common to Christians worldwide":

"Eight Agreed Statements These are the beliefs Nazarenes hold to be true. They are common to Christians world-wide:

1. We believe in one God-the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living.

3. We believe that man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.

4. We believe that the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.

5. We believe that the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.

6. We believe that believers are to be sanctified wholly, subsequent to regeneration, through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

7. We believe that the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.

8. We believe that our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place. "


I say: #2: the Bible is all you need; #3: People have a fallen nature inclined to evil; #4: Impenitant eternally lost; #5: Jesus is the only Salvation from the dominion of sin. (the idea of the dominion of sin)#8: The return and final judgment.

Did I miss anything?

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LJ-SEC: (ORIGINALLY POSTED BY [info]lizzypaul)

I had an interesting discussion with my mother today. Mom's a pastor in a fairly conservative denomination (Nazarene...same one that Dobson came out of, actually). I asked her if she believed that the rights of Christians are being taken away in America, and if she thought the world was getting more hostile towards Christians. After all, so many dominionist leaders install fear in their followers by claiming that the "liberals" want to make Christianity illegal.

Well, mom just looked at me for a moment, then answered, "If Christianity becomes illegal in America, it will be the Christian's fault. There's always backlash. Remember, if you take away the rights of any group of people, what will happen when that group comes into power?"

Just thought it was an interesting response.

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