“In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission, had lunch together in Colorado. God simultaneously gave each of these change agents a message to give to the other. During that same time frame Francis Schaeffer was given a similar message. That message was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, then we would have to affect the seven spheres, or mountains of society that are the pillars of any society.
These seven mountains are business, government, media, arts and entertainment, education, the family and religion. There are many subgroups under these main categories. About a month later the Lord showed Francis Schaeffer the same thing. In essence, God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield was. It was here where culture would be won or lost. Their assignment was to raise up change agents to scale the mountains and to help a new generation of change agents understand the larger story.”
Some diagrams of the 7 Mountains Mandate include a huge mountain behind the other mountains which represents the Kingdom of God. NAR leaders use different verses out of context to support this belief.
Not just Joshua 1:11, but also Matthew 28:19-20, where Jesus mentions making disciples of the nations. The NAR reads that as putting a Christian leader in each nation to rule over the people and be an influence to them. But Jesus was referring to helping people get saved in every country.
Here’s a website about the 7 mountains mandate. And it’s got strange issues. I’ll put some quotes. [link]
“Q: Is the Reclaiming the 7 Mountains strategy about Christians taking over?
A: No, it is about encouraging Christians to serve the culture by solving societal problems through love, compassion and service as following the example of Jesus Christ. It is about serving those in key cultural spheres that the Church has abandoned. The original mandate in Genesis 1 calls for Adam and Even to exercise stewardship over the earth as God's representative. However, when Adam and Eve fell this mandate could only be restored through the death of Jesus (Luke 19:10, Col. 1:19). We do not believe Christians are to control the world or seek to have a utopia in society. However, we do believe we are called to serve the culture as we live out our faith to be salt and light in all aspects of society.”
Funny how it says they are not claiming to take over, yet the author is referring to Genesis 1:26 and 28. We are called to be representatives of God. God is in ultimate control of the Earth. But what God appears to have really meant in those verses was to take care of the Earth since He mentions that the animals and plants are for us.
Also notice how Luke 19:10 is taken out of context. Where Jesus was referring to Himself coming to save sinners who were lost as he was explaining to Zacchaeus that he became saved.
“Q: Do you believe in the separation between church and state?
A: Separation of church and state is a reference to a letter written by Thomas Jefferson to someone wanting to know if there should be one denominational influence in the nation as was the case in England. It was not meant to remove God from the public square. It was meant to allow citizens to exercise their right to different faith expressions in the public square, but not limited to one denomination.”
The question wasn’t really answered…. But it really appears they don’t believe in separation of church and state since they want to put Christian leaders in control of government and be influential. Not that it’s bad, but it’s pretty bad if you let only Christian ideas be allowed, since it can lead to corruption.
Also don’t forget that Satan tempted Jesus with full control of the world, if Jesus would worship him, while Jesus was out in the desert.
A video showing Lance Wallnau explaining the 7 mountains mandate.
As I show in my art with what Jesus said in John 18:36, He was referring that His actual kingdom would not be on the Earth but in Heaven. Pilate was asking if Jesus was a king. The king of the Jews.
There’s far more to the 7 Mountains Mandate than this. I’ll try to answer any questions if you got any. There’s plenty of blogs, websites, and videos out there that show why The 7 Mountains Mandate is not of God.
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The 7 Mountains Mandate, among other things is why I consider the New Apostolic Reformation to be one of the more dangerous movements of Christianity. And it’s growing fast. I already shown with Peter Wagner and Cindy Jacobs why the leaders of the NAR are false. Learn more about the NAR here: [link]
And expect many more of the big names/leaders of the NAR to be shown soon on my False Preachers project soon.
- Revelation 17:3So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
- Revelation 17:7And the angel said unto me, Wherefore didst thou marvel? I will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns.
- Revelation 17:9And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth.
Do they not want us to sit on seven mountains? If we are to"occupy" them, is that not to "sit on" them? And even if the woman sitting on seven mountains is truly Rome as we are told, isn't this emergent/Purpose-Driven/dominionist stuff really about e-merging with Rome in ecumenism? Isn't the political involvement, something that started when Constantine merged church with state, essentially creating the RCC, condemned not only when Jesus says His kingdom is not of this world, but when it says in Revelation that the whore of Babylon commits fornication with kings? What else could a false church's fornication with kings mean, other than that church's corruption through politics, protestant as well as Catholic?
Revelation17:2 With whom the kings of the earth have committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.
This is what bothers me, besides the very slim possibility that the Bible is talking about this phenomenon alone: its the fact that those who want us to buy into it, know that it is the whore of Babylon who sits on the seven mountains. They know that she sits on seven mountains, and they want us to get used to the idea, to the extent that we will sit on those mountains of culture and influence and be unconcerned that we may be marking ourselves as the whore. If we care that we do not want to be that, ever, why would we brazen it out and sit on any "seven mountains" at all? Why wouldn't we want to be far from the idea of entertaining such an antichrist thing as that, unless we are saying that we just don't care? Wouldn't we hate the whole idea of sitting on seven mountains, if we believed God about it at all? I believe this is intended to harden us against the Bible's teachings on the last days, to make us see the the warnings of the word of God are a small thing, compared with all these heaven-on-earth ideas of man's.
3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.
4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:
5 And upon her forehead was a name written, Mystery, Babylon The Great, The Mother Of Harlots And Abominations Of The Earth.
6 And I saw the woman drunken with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus: and when I saw her, I wondered with great admiration.
It only makes sense that we would avoid any entanglement with a movement that calls "the church" sitting on seven mountains a good thing.
(I don't work in Cambodia btw, but a few people here are doing a human trafficking focus, so I learned a lot.)
1) Pay your taxes. (Mark 12:17)
2) Pray for your leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-3)
3) Submit to authority (1 Peter 2:13)
And that's pretty much about it. Nothing about taking over the government in order to reign in Christ’s kingdom on Earth or anything these Dominionists are pushing for.
Also, it should be pointed out to these Dominionists, who seek to implement biblical law into secular government, that we Christians are no longer under the Mosaic Law (Romans 6:14, 2 Corinthians 3:6-13).
As for this Seven Mountains Mandate thing - I have to admit it that it actually sounds fairly convincing at first. What could be wrong with having a Christian influence over these aspects of culture? But I do think it's more of an aim toward domination of these "mountains" and not a mere influence. So...not good.
Could you tell me a little more about the New Apostolic Reformation? I mean, I think I've sort of got the gist from your "False Preachers" articles (which, by the way, are simply fantastic and very helpful/useful), but the Wikipedia article doesn't really say too much about it besides that it's a branch-off from Pentecostal/charismatic churches.
This blog post should help explain the NAR better than I can. [link]