No, you generally won't hear any news about dominionism or the New Apostolic Reformation from ABC, CBS, NBC or CNN. The one time I DID hear about it was on NPR's program, Fresh Air with Terry Gross, in October of 2011. Her guest that day was Rachel Tabachnick, manager of the website, Talk To Action, and the topic of discussion was, indeed, dominionism. Ms. Tabachnick has made it her business to keep her fingers on the pulse of NAR and its varied efforts to subvert American politics and government.
The following is only one of multiple articles, penned by Ms. Tabachnick and others, aimed at bringing the light of day to the efforts of dominionists. If you are as concerned as I am about these attempts or you simply want to learn more about what these religious zealots are attempting, you owe it to yourself to visit her website on a regular basis.
How is Dominionism Getting into Politics? Meet the Apostles and Prophets of the NAR (Video)
A November Charisma Magazine article is titled the "Rising Tide of Influence: How Pentecostalism is gradually changing the dynamics of American Politics." But most of the leaders in the article are not traditional Pentecostals - they are apostles and prophets of the New Apostolic Reformation. The NAR is one of the current forces behind the radicalization of the Religious Right, and in turn, U.S. politics. NAR leaders teach a dualistic worldview in which all other religions and philosophies, including secular democracy, are considered controlled by demonic entities in a cosmic battle with Christianity. They are leaders on social issues, like fighting abortion and gay rights, but they also emphasize a mandate to take "dominion" over all of the "Seven Mountains" or cultural power centers - arts, business, education, family, government, media, and religion.
The late Rousas Rushdoony, father of Christian Reconstructionism wrote the tome and laid the foundations for infusing Dominion Theology into American politics, but it is Charismatic Dominionists who have had the greater success in drawing millions of followers in the U.S. and worldwide. Following is a brief introduction to a few of the leading apostles and prophets, including video links.
[Additional links and videos will be added periodically!]
C. Peter Wagner
Wagner was the Convening Apostles of the International Coalition of Apostles (ICA), Apostolic Council of Prophetic Elders, Wagner Leadership Institute, and other New Apostolic Reformation entities. Now an octogenarian, Wagner has passed many of his leadership positions to other apostles.
Wagner explains the meaning of "dominion."
Remainder of the article and more interviews here.
Thanks - I wanted a definition of dominionism -- it does comes straight from the bible -- I remember that verse. It's scary that they believe that -- it is also the same way they view women. Women are to be submissive and obedient and obey the men.