Brand new and back in Print! A newly type-set, fresh edition of David Chilton’s wonderful book Paradise Restored: A Biblical Theology of Dominion . . . Brand new in Hardback, 352 pages. This book has been the number-one bestseller in the Christian Reconstruction and modern Postmillennial movements for a reason. It is powerful! Readers from all […]
I am really excited about having Paradise Restored back in print. That is in a crisp, clean, new format and cover is only an additional bonus. A Biblical Theology of Dominion it truly is, and much more. You can plop this thing open to any random page and find amazing, even life-changing, teachings. Here’s an example I […]
Adam has a dual aspect: he is made of earth and has God’s breath of life in him, the Spirit. Jesus fulfills this for us, according to Psalm 8 and Hebrews 2, among others. Find out why, for example, Jesus breathes on his disciples, and why Paul says we have a treasure in jars of […]
In part 1 of this essay, we surveyed relevant covenantal and eschatological presuppositions. We plotted the connection between blessing and material prosperity in Eden, looked at instances in the New Testament where the connection between blessing and material prosperity is reaffirmed, and discussed how God disseminates blessings and curses in the context of nations vs. […]
A recent tweet from Desiring God stated that not one of the 112 references to being blessed in the New Testament “is connected to material prosperity”: This tweet, its potential implications, and some of the baggage that goes along with it bring up a topic we need to address in a comprehensive manner: the connection […]
The work and sabbath of God is the basis for the sabbath and work of man. The pattern for man is reversed: life/rest and then work. Man’s true sabbath is to rest in God, then good works flow from it. This means the Old Law was ceremonial.
The dominion mandate is inseparable from the Image of God; both were corrupted in the fall, but Scripture shows they are fully restored and recapitulated in Christ Jesus. This is our call, our restoration, and our mission!
“Dominion” is obviously a biblical word and concept, so there is indeed a biblical theology of dominion; but many people have developed mistaken ideas about it. Whether in favor or opposed, mistaken views of “dominion” need to be corrected so we can return to faithful views and practice. Here are five things “dominion” or “dominion […]
Scripture sees the dominion mandate from multiple perspectives, but there is one thing it is certainly not supposed to mean for God’s people. Find out here. . . .
God’s work of division and naming demonstrate his providence and sovereignty, but also the work of his image. What does this have to do with us? Find out here, or. . . . You can can listen here. Don’t forget to subscribe!
In the last section, we introduced a biblical sanction for human works and business. We discussed also a few points taken from the first verses of the creation narrative (Gen. 1:1–2). The first primal creation scene gives us lessons on initiative, confidence, and attitude, among other things. The narrative of the six days of creation […]
The philosopher Blaise Pascal once reasoned that man is at the same time the most wonderful and most miserable part of creation. He is most wonderful in that he is the apex of God’s creation, and unlike all the brute beasts, is made in the image of God (Gen. 1:26–27). Yet he is also weak. […]
Earlier this week I stumbled upon a quotation from a book I read a few years ago, about why culture is intrigued by the bad guys. Think Darth Vader. The book, I Wear the Black Hat, by Chuck Klosterman, could be described as “pop-psychology.” I found it intriguing and entertaining. While Klosterman is not a […]
I previously posted “Five things Postmillennialism is not.” I then began to dispel five similar myths about Dominion Theology. This post is the completion of those five points. 1. Dominion Theology is not a bad word Point one is so long it got its own post, here. 2. Dominion Theology is not about top-down control Many recoil […]
There are already plenty of accusations that the Orlando terror attack was a conspiracy, involving crisis actors, impossible feats with a gun for a single shooter, a clear political agenda, etc. Here is my response to this. Let me just say that on the off chance something like this were true, it would not surprise […]
It seems that there are more nutball Leftists than there are grains of sand at Myrtle Beach. One of the kookiest is Michelle Goldberg. Here’s her latest “journalistic” screed: “Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren’t just devout — both have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule […]
God’s sovereignty includes ownership of all His creation. Melchizedek, in blessing Abram, said, “Blessed be Abram of God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth (Gen. 14:19; cf. v. 22). The Bible continues the relationship between sovereignty and ownership by declaring to Israel that all the earth is His (Ex. 19:5). God demands obedience from […]
The future of government must be considered from a variety of perspectives. It is not enough to consider only the civil dimensions of government. In biblical terms, Government is multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional. The future of government must be considered in all of its dimensions, beginning with the individual and including civil affairs. If individuals abdicate […]