Kingdom Now Theology
Heretical teaching. Holds that Jesus can not return unless and until “the Church” subdues and rules the earth. For an extensive overview, see Kingdom Theology Defined.
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Kingdom Now theology comes in various flavors, goes by a number of different names, and permeates several related movements. See, for example, Latter Rain Movement, Manifest Sons of God, Dominion theology (see previous link), and Five-Fold Ministry, as well as the New Apostolic Reformation.
Pat Robertson (CBN, Christian Broadcasting Network, 700-Club) is a major proponent of Kingdom Now theology. Other proponents include Bill Hamon (and other so-called ‘prophets‘), Larry lea, Thomas Reid, and many prominent leaders and teachers of today’s controversial renewal and revival movements.
“Drinking the Kool-Aid” is a figure of speech that refers to a person or group holding an unquestioned belief, argument, or philosophy without critical examination.
The phrase grew out of the November 1978 Jonestown massacre, in which over 900 followers of cult leader Jim Jones died at his command.
Many of them committed suicide by drinking Flavor-Aid — a powdered flavoring agent mixed with water — that had been laced with cyanide. Others, who were either unable or unwilling to take the drink were forcibly injected with the mixture.
Investigators and eyewitnesses talked about ‘cool aid’ (sic) instead of Flavor-Aid. It has been suggested that is likely due to the fact that the Kool-Aid 1 brand — which has become a genericized trademark 2 — was better known.
But researchers note that both products were stocked and used at the compound, and suggest it is likely both products were used.
- Is It Kosher to “Drink the Kool-Aid”? by Katy Waldman, Slate, Jan. 30, 2015
- Drinking the Kool-Aid Wikipedia entry
Related topic(s): Kingdom Now Theology
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