The Reclaim the 7 Mountain website claims ”Dominion Process describes the process by which God uses mankind to extend His kingdom rule on the earth and take dominion of it.”
Wow. These people do not know who God is. I wrote a post describing how Paul saw God in Acts 17:24-31 recently. But the short of it can be seen in Act 17:24-26:
24 “The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; 25 nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; 26 and He made from one man every nation of mankind to live on all the face of the earth, having determined their appointed times and the boundaries of their habitation, 27 that they would seek God, if perhaps they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us;
God, as the all powerful creator, created everything (v24). He is the Lord of heaven and earth (v24). God is self-sufficient, and does not need man to serve Him and does not need things (v25). GOD has dominion over heaven AND earth, according to Paul, to the point where God determines where and when people live. He does this, not to gain dominion over the earth, but to let people find Him.
It is interesting that this philosophy states, “The ultimate purpose of the Dominion Process is to create a blessed and redeemed people who can bless and redeem the earth.” Where did the idea that we are redeem the world come from? It is GOD who redeems us. We do not redeem anything. We have a ministry of reconciliation, but this is being used by God to reconcile man to God through sharing the love of God with mankind, that they might love God through faith in Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:17-20
17 Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come. 18 Now all these things are from God, who reconciled us to Himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 namely, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed to us the word of reconciliation. 20 Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were making an appeal through us; we beg you on behalf of Christ, be reconciled to God.
19 For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, 20and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven. 21And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, 22 yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach– 23 if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which I, Paul, was made a minister.
It is GOD who reconciles us – not mankind. It is GOD who redeems us – not mankind. No where does scripture say mankind is to redeem the world.