Dominionism/Kingdom Now/Reconstructionism/Theonomy Exposed-Part 1
6/1/2008 & 6/8/2008
Currently there is a movement about that is known as Reconstructionism, Kingdom Now theology, Theonomy, and/or Dominion theology, and it is a curious blend of Reformed/Calvinist theology and Charismatic influence (See my ‘Lakeland Revival’ Teachings). ‘That movement has been called by three different names: Reconstructionism (because it advocates the reconstruction of society), Dominion Theology (because its theology teaches that Biblical Christianity is to rule every sphere of society), and Theonomy (a combination of two Greek words — theos [God] and nomos [law] — because it asserts that all of society is to be brought into the obedience to the Mosaic Law).
It should be noted that this movement is not advocated by everyone within the realm of Reformed or Covenant Theology.’ (12/90, Israel My Glory). ‘The Reconstructionist movement and its allies and offshoots, by substituting political and cultural action for the proclamation of the Gospel,…and by mangling the Gospel itself, have become tools of Romanist political action’ (3/02, The Trinity Review).
While there are relatively few who would call themselves reconstructionists, a number of the movement’s ideas have infiltrated the thinking and actions of many professing believers, often without them knowing it.
The movement is led by such theologians as Rousas J. Rushdoony; Gary North; Ray Sutton; Greg Bahnsen (deceased); David Chilton, and by Charismatic leaders such as Earl Paulk. But their ideas are often reflected by non-reconstructionists such as Pat Robertson, D. James Kennedy, John Whitehead, Franky Schaeffer, and Jerry Falwell.