Share on Facebook 7 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
Devotionals   

NAR Dominionist Calls for the Church to Conquer the Workplace, Seriously

By       (Page 4 of 5 pages)   1 comment

"7.The early church turned the world upside down. Acts 17:6 says about the apostles, "These men who have turned the world upside down have come here also"" The word "world" in Greek means not only the people in the world but also the civilization and systems that support the people." - Joseph Mattera

I cannot speak to the reading into the word "world" but suffice to say that they caused many an uproar throughout the Book of Acts. Nowhere however were they trying to seek theocratic rule. Nowhere were they seeking nationalistic gain. Nowhere were they chasing a fake revival. What they were doing, was spreading the gospel. Not in the workplace. Not in the marketplace. Not in the varied dreams Joseph Mattera has. Jesus never instructed us to overturn civilization and support systems.

"8.The church is not called to escape the earth but work with Jesus to renew it (Rev. 21:1-2). "Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." The word "new" in Greek is kainos which means "to renew." The church, as the heavenly Jerusalem, is called to participate with Jesus for the renewal of all things in creation (Gal. 4:26)." - Joseph Mattera

This is quite the sleight of hand. Mattera, like all good dominionists, want to revive this country so he uses the word renew the describe Revelation 21 but that is not what it says. Revelation 21 clearly states the first earth, or earth as we know it, will pass away. There will be a NEW earth, not a renewed earth. According to Strong's Lexicon, Kainos means new, not renew. Even if it meant renew, how does Mattera deal with the text explicitly saying the first will pass away?

'9. The apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers (APEST) are called to equip the saints for their ministry in the workplace (Eph. 4:10-12). "He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things. And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry. Thus the context for "ministry" has to do with Jesus as the last Adam equipping His followers through the ministry gifts to fill all the things on the earth (1 Cor. 15:45). This is a reference to the cultural mandate to fill the earth, subdue it, and influence every aspect of the created order (Gen. 1:28)."' - Joseph Mattera

Ephesians 4:10-12 is included in the key verses for today as we reviewed earlier. There is no mention of the workplace, none. These specialized positions were given to equip the saints for every work of ministry and for us to mature in Christ. Ironically, so we do not get tossed to and fro by every deceitful new doctrine, such as the dominionism Joseph Mattera is trying to peddle. There is no cultural mandate. No matter how desperately Mattera wants the text to say that, it simply does not.

"10. The church is called to disciple people groups (Matt. 28:19-20). "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them " teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you " " "Nations" does not refer to one ethnic person but gentile people groups. Here, Jesus commands His Jewish disciples to bring the good news to gentile tribes and nations. Consequently, cultural transformation occurs when a disciple-making movement changes the identity of gentile nations when a critical mass joins the Jesus community." - Joseph Mattera

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5

Rate It | View Ratings
 

Anthony Wade Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Credentialed Minister of the Gospel for the Assemblies of God. Owner and founder of 828 ministries. Vice President for Goodwill Industries. Always remember that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him and are called according to (more...)
 
Related Topic(s): , Add Tags
Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

 
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Joel Osteen Blasphemes "I Am" (54626 views)

Why I Have Left the Assemblies of God (37609 views)

Joyce Meyer Teaching the "Relationship over Religion" Heresy (19307 views)

Joyce Meyer -- A Prisoner of Heresy (17229 views)

Francis Chan Stands With Outright Heresy, Again (14268 views)

Bethel Teaches to Declare God is in a Good Mood and Other Insanities (13905 views)

Total Views: 156944

Comments Image Post Article Comment and Rate This Article

These discussions are not moderated. We rely on users to police themselves, and flag inappropriate comments and behavior. In accordance with our Guidelines and Policies, we reserve the right to remove any post at any time for any reason, and will restrict access of registered users who repeatedly violate our terms.

  • 828 Ministries welcomes lively, CIVIL discourse. Personal attacks and/or hate speech are not tolerated and may result in banning.
  • Comments should relate to the content above. Irrelevant, off-topic comments are a distraction, and will be removed.
  • By submitting this comment, you agree to all 828 Ministries rules, guidelines and policies.
          

Subject of Comment:

Comment Here:   


You can enter 4000 characters.

Please login or register. Afterwards, your comment will be published.
 

Username
Password
Show Password

Forgot your password? Click here and we will send an email to the address you used when you registered.
First Name
Last Name

I am at least 16 years of age
(make sure username & password are filled in. Note that username must be an email address.)

1 people are discussing this page, with 1 comments  Post Comment

Anthony Wade

Become a Fan 11 fans, 1167 articles, 11 quicklinks, 927 comments, 665 diaries
Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

Please Comment

Submitted on Tuesday, Jul 26, 2022 at 2:47:47 PM

Author 0
Add New Comment
  Recommend  (0+)
Flag This
Share Comment More Sharing          
Commenter Blocking?

 
Want to post your own comment on this Article? Post Comment