This list of questions, I think are good ones, to confront Dominionist "Christians" with. Even recently I had someone who supports Republican politics tell me "Us Christians are rising up!", and I did try to ask her, "Do you know what Dominionism is?" and educate her, though I am not sure how far I have gotten. There are too many people I care about who have fallen for these lies.
You see propaganda like this all over:
Of course a lot who support this type of thing, float in a sea of ignorance, buying the mainstream tale about 9-11, and who would never even imagine, the idea that our soldiers are being abused for the goals of the new world order, fighting the Pope's and other's endless "crusades". As if the wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, etc...had anything to do with "freedom"? But this sort of thing sells, and misty eyes and false politics seduces many. For those who would care about our soldiers, I get tired of watching them sent on multiple deployments and so exploited for actions that have so little to do with the actual interests and defense of the American people.
"Are You An Imperial Christian?"
These are good questions to get people to think though...
The tenets of imperial Christianity include things like blind nationalism, belief in American exceptionalism, willful ignorance of U.S. foreign policy, childish devotion to the military, cheerleading for the Republican Party, acceptance of the U.S. empire, and support for a perpetual war on terror – all, of course, with a Christian twist for effect. In other words, the views of Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann or Rick Perry.
I have some simple yet pointed questions for Christians who subscribe to, or can be characterized by, the above things:
Is the president of the United States God?
Is America the nation of Israel?
Is the United States the client state of God?
Is the U.S. military the Lord’s army?
Does the United States enjoy a special relationship with God that other nations don’t have?
Is the Christian’s sword anything but the word of God?
Does the Bible command any Christian to kill any adherent of a false religion?
Does the Bible command any Christian to go on a crusade against Muslims?
Does "obeying the powers that be" mean that Christians should always do anything and everything the government says?
Does the Bible say that anyone other than God should receive unconditional obedience?
Is it okay for Christians to participate in U.S. government wars just because
God commanded the Jews in the Old Testament to go to war?
Does the Lord approve of everything the U.S. government does?
Does the Lord approve of everything the government of Israel does?
Is being patriotic more important than being biblical?
Is the Republican Party the party of God?
Is it more scriptural for a Christian to be in the military than in the ministry?
Does God need America’s help to protect Israel?
Does God need the U.S. military to maintain order throughout the world?
Is the U.S. military a godly institution?
Is the CIA a godly institution?
Did God command the United States to build over 1,000 foreign military bases?
Did God command the United States to station troops in over 150 countries?
Does God always approve of U.S. foreign policy?
Is it biblical that churches send more soldiers to the Middle East than missionaries?
Did God appoint the United States to be the world’s policeman?
Does the New Testament command churches to hold special military appreciation days?
Does the New Testament command churches to glorify the military on the Sunday before national holidays?
Have U.S. wars always been just, right, and good?
Are all Muslims terrorists?
Was every Iraqi and Afghan killed by the U.S. military a terrorist?
Does the New Testament encourage Christians to wage war against anyone or anything but the world, the flesh, and the devil?
If you are a Christian and answered in the affirmative to one or more of these questions, then I understand why you are an imperial Christian. Repent.