Q. My wife and I are in a bible study where we really enjoy the fellowship of the other members. The problem is that the teacher is bringing out parts of the Dominion Theology. She truly believes and teaches that we still have the dominion God gave to Adam & Eve in Gen. 1:28. She believes we still have dominion over the birds, etc., as in Gen 1:28, and also over the wind, rain, sickness and disease. Can you show me in Scripture where when Adam fell he lost dominion and that that dominion was passed on to Satan, and that any authority we have to heal the sick and cast out demons comes directly from the authority given to us by using the name, power and authority of Jesus Christ?
A. Jesus called Satan the prince (ruler) of this world (John 14:30). Paul called him the god of this age (2 Cor. 4:4). And 1 John 5:19 says the whole world is under the control of the evil one. These clear statements stand in direct contradiction to the opinion that man has dominion over the earth.
In my opinion, the best examples of using the name and authority of Jesus for healing and driving out demons come from Acts 3:6, Acts 4:10, and Acts 16:16-18.