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"But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander." ~ 1 Peter 3:15-16
Global Day of Prayer

I understand that there is currently this Global Day of Prayer movement going around the globe. While prayer itself is good and ought to be exercised more, in which the author confesses that he is still learning to pray, there seem to be a danger lurking behind this seemingly impressive and big scale movement that not many believers are aware of. And this danger is none other the association of the Dominion Theory with the Global Day of Prayer movement.

So just what is the Dominion Theory? This is precisely the problem that it is so subtle , because it is not a denomination, and yet most believers are not able to recognize it or even if they are able, they are are conditioned to think it's not a big issue. Put simply, the twin pillars behind the Dominion Theory is the belief that (1) the Old Testament Law less its ceremonial requirement is still valid today among the New Testament Church and should be observed, and (2) Christians have the crown rights to all sphere of life because Christ died that we may be victors. The implication of the latter being that christians should by all means such as economically, politically and socially transforming the world into one that honors God, at least in practice.

While believers might jump at the former declaring the New Testament Church is under another Law - the new Law of Christ instead of the old Mosaic Law, the latter should not be viewed as minor issue because it is from this belief that christians have the crown rights to all sphere of life that the financial and prosperity gospel is right in demanding financial blessings from the Devil. And yes, you are not mistaken, it's from the Devil and not from God.

From the two twin pillars then drew an Eschatology, aka the studies of judgment day and end times, view stating that christians are responsible for christianizing the world so as to usher in the Kingdom of God or more specifically Christ's Return to reign the Kingdom. In another words, God's plan cannot come true without much effort on our own to make it come true. And there is simply no rapture for it's a gradual transformation or rather conforming the society to God's holy laws. For those already interested in Eschatology, I think you would probably be able to shed more lights on this matter as the author frankly admits that Eschatology is the last thing on his mind.

To conclude, there are many areas where the Global Day of Prayer movement seems hinting the Dominion Theory in practice and though it is the reader's choice to decide to participate or not, a discerning mind is to be required should you participate or not. Last but not least, we ought to pray and much more, but pray not with the attitude that God much depends on our prayers, but because Jesus Christ lovingly commanded us to do so.

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