Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sarah Palin's At It Again With Dominion Theology

With her hairdo in this photo, Sarah looks like exactly the woman to take this country back to the 50s and 60s in this photo. There's nothing wrong with Palin's hair, but it does make me think of an Anita Bryant/Samantha Stevens kind of mash-up, slightly updated with a touch of 70s.

That's a screen shot from the Huffington Post story about her saying on Bill O'Reilly's Fox News Show that "the recent backlash against the National Day of Prayer is proof that
some people are trying to enact a "fundamental transformation of America" and to "revisit and rewrite history" in order to shift the Christian nation away from its spiritual roots.

Palins's advice: "Go back to what our founders and our founding documents meant -- they're quite clear -- that we would create law based on the God of the bible and the ten commandments.

"What in hell scares people about talking about America's foundation of faith?" Palin continued. "It is that world view that involves some people being afraid of being able to discuss our foundation, being able to discuss God in the public square, that's the only thing I can attribute it to." (HuffPo has video)
O.K. Now jump back five years. Remember the stories during the campaign about a pastor annointing Palin. I keep telling people, pay attention to those who advocate Dominion Theology.
Despite concerted efforts, disturbing evidence pointing towards the likely nature of Sarah Palin's religious beliefs continues to emerge. Yesterday "scrubbed" footage, from a 2005 "anointing" of then-Alaska gubernatorial contender Sarah Palin, resurfaced on the website of the net-based alternative news service The Irregular Times. The footage showed Kenyan minister Thomas Muthee not only praying over and blessing Sarah Palin, to advance her bid for the Alaska governorship and protect Palin from a "spirit of witchcraft", but, prior to the blessing, Muthee gave a seven to eight minute speech in which he called on believing Christians to "infiltrate" a number of key areas of secular society including Banking and finance, schools and education, media, politics and government. (article)

While not a constantly devout Christian, whatever that means to you, I was once active in the Evangelical church culture that promoted a Christian right agenda for America, and I studied the Bible. So, I speak from knowledge when I say that I strongly disagree with Dominion Theology from a biblical perspective.

I don't believe that Jesus told Christians to take over the physical world and revolutionize worldly governments to follow his teachings. I keep going back to 1 Peter 4:15, which tells us not be meddlers/busybodies, meddling in the lives of others. Not to mention that Paul, a Roman citizen, spent no time at all telling Christians they were to take over Rome and make Rome conform to Christian beliefs. The biggest error in Dominion Theology is this teaching that America is a Christian nation, almost a second Israel selected by God.

It's one thing to work to persuade people to turn their hearts over to Jesus the Christ, and quite another to force people to turn their laws over to the followers of Jesus the Christ. I don't know which Bible they've read, but the one I read says nothing about the world being all tidy, adhering to Christian laws, just in time for Jesus's second coming.

Seems to me, if Sarah's actually read her Bible's New Testament, she should expect the world to not clamor to live by anything resembling biblical principles or law, not waste time whining that people don't "love the Lord" the way she does. And now for the scarier connection: Hitler also thought he was doing God's will.

Yes, I know there are people who think we should not ever use Nazi Germany to make a case. I disagree. If it walks like a Nazi, talks like a Nazi, invoke a history lesson.

And no, I don't think protesting and asking America to live up to the ideals of its constitution for the sake of social justice, as did Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., is the same thing as trying to force America to subvert its constitution and reshape it this nation into a theocracy.

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