(This part of a growing series: Children of a Lesser God– Dominionism and Christian Nationalism Heresy Exposed )
“Say to the Israelites: ‘Anyone who curses their God will be held responsible; anyone who blasphemes the name of the LORD is to be put to death. The entire assembly must stone them.”Leviticus 24:15-16
“For, as it is written, “The name of God is blasphemed among the Gentiles because of you.”Romans 2:24
“It (The Beast of Satan) opened its mouth to utter blasphemies against God, blaspheming his name and his dwelling, that is, those who dwell in heaven.”Revelations 13:6
Blasphemy was the sin of claiming to be equal to or with God himself. Jesus was a accused of this, but he had credibility on his side because it was true, Jesus really is the Son of God, Under Levitical law anyone who committed blasphemy was to be stoned, as it was the greatest of all Jewish sin.
On November 25th 2019, former Governor and US Energy Secretary Rick Perry claimed that Donald Trump “is the Chosen One” of God.
On August 22nd 2019, Trump in interview in response issued some very troubling statements from a theological perspective. Trump responded to an interview question ” “Somebody had to do it. I am the chosen one.”
And the most troubling of all, on August 21st Trump re-tweeted a post that he was the “King of Isreal” and the “Second coming of God”
The public sentiments of Rick Perry and even President Trump himself recently, have crossed a line in Blasphemy, and should give everyone warning the Dominionism and Christian Nationalism are not only going to far… they have already driven off a spiritual cliff. But its important to understand there is no “light” or Ok versions of this heresy, there is no level its acceptable or biblically compliant. In all of its forms, even its more subtle ones it will lead to blasphemy, and follow with spiritual destruction.
Does God care about Blasphemy in the New Testament era? Apparently he does…
Now Herod was very angry with the people of Tyre and Sidon. Their country depended on the king’s country for food, so they came to him with a united front to make peace —they’d been able to win over Blastus, the king’s personal aide. On an appointed day, Herod dressed himself in royal clothing, sat on the throne, and made a speech to them. The people shouted, ‘The voice of God, and not of a man!’ Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him, because he didn’t give God the glory. He was eaten by worms and died.”Acts 12:20-23
The only question remains: Will you follow the heresies of Christian Nationalism and Dominionism off the same cliff?