I caught these blurbs the other day on Moody Radio, advertising for the Tony Evans radio programme.
Tony Evans, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary promotes Dominionism. This has become so standard they can't even pick up on how blatantly unscriptural their language has become. Genesis 1 and Dominion dominate their thinking. Without realising it they have rejected the New Testament and Apostolic interpretation of these concepts. It is basic but fundamental hermeneutical error and the implications are staggering.
How far they have strayed from the New Testament and the message of Christ concerning the Kingdom that is not of this world! We're to rule, not live as exiles? Have they read 1 Peter 2.11-12 or Hebrews 11.8-16?
These people have lost their way.Charles Ryrie, who recently died was one of the leaders of the shift in Dispensationalism away from the Scofield Bible and some of its doctrinal frameworks. He was not (to my knowledge and memory) a Dominionist. He represented a more 'Evangelical' rather than Fundamentalist brand of Dispensational Theology and yet Dominionism as such was not embraced by these circles until probably the 1980s and even more in the 1990s.
I wonder what Ryrie thought about all that? He was certainly old enough to have perceived the change. Was he pleased or dismayed? Who would have ever guessed that a doctrine born in Reformed theology would come to dominate Dallas Theological Seminary?While there is much to appreciate in Reformed Theology, this doctrine represents its absolute worst aspect and legacy.