Wednesday, March 16, 2005

America's Most Popular Dominionist

The Christian Science Monitor has published a story about evangelicals "reclaiming" America that provides some undisguisedly Dominionist rhetoric from D. James Kennedy:
As the vice-regents of God, we are to bring His truth and His will to bear on every sphere of our world and our society. We are to exercise godly dominion and influence over our neighborhoods, our schools, our government ... our entertainment media, our news media, our scientific endeavors - in short, over every aspect and institution of human society."

When I was in Seminary in the mid-1970's, Southwestern Baptist Seminary had more than 5,000 ministerial students being trained in Kennedy's "Evangelism Explosion." Kennedy has been a popular televangelist for decades. Most Southern Baptist ministers are familiar with his ministry and his writings. When he speaks, you can be sure that a lot of people are listening.

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