Thirty-four years ago Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade, and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission met in Colorado to share with each other a vision they had simultaneously experienced. They talked about their shared belief that God had simultaneously given each of them a message to give to the other. That message was that if they were to make an impact in any nation for Christ, then they would have to conquer the seven spheres, or mountains of culture that represent the foundation of any society. The significance of this meeting and the revelation that Francis Schaeffer had also had this vision? It was the birth of the 7 Mountains of Culture or The Dominion Process and eventually all three would work together in some capacity to further this vision.
The 7 Mountains of Culture or Spheres are Business, Government, Media, Arts and Entertainment, Education, Family and Religion. There are, however, many subgroups under these main categories. Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham apparently believed, as did Francis Schaeffer that as a result of these supposed visions, they were being anointed as God’s Chosen Generals or Prophets on the same level as Elijah. In short, they believed God was telling these three change agents where the battlefield of the future was going to be and 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. So, together they started the 7 Mountains movement or “The Dominion Process” as they refer to the actual process of fulfillment. However these are not your everyday normal Christians and their beliefs and practices are a bit on the scary side to say the least.
Their plan is far from simple. They have placed their agents in what they hope is a position to assume control in the 7 Mountains of our society and around the world. They have leaders in every facet of the 7 Mountains that are trained to bring in people for their particular discipline. People like Sarah Palin and Chuck Colson of Watergate fame are involved in this movement. There are some that claim they have ties to The Family. It is clear they are using the same thought process as the Family to insert themselves in issues around the globe.
One of the leaders of this movement gave this reasoning for controlling the 7 Mountains, “If the world is to be won, these are the (7) Mountains that mold the culture and the minds of men. Whoever controls these mountains, controls the direction of the world and the harvest therein” – Lance Wallnau
How they advise their “Change Agents” to portray themselves is creepy, dishonest and scary all at the same time. It is detailed in the “Government” tab on their website, Reclaiming the 7 Mountains:
“The goal is not just to have Christians in high places, but rather to have Christians who are called to be in high places step into that role. And wearing a “Christian” label on our sleeve isn’t the point. We need to learn to be “as wise as serpents and harmless as doves” and realize that stealth authority and influence are much preferred over overt authority and influence. A low profile diffuses resistance from the opposition. Political righteousness isn’t determined by whether someone calls himself a Christian or not anyway. That’s established by whether the political values they are prepared to defend or establish are actually righteous.” – Johnny Enlow, Daystar Church, Atlanta Georgia
Where else have they infiltrated? The Family is in the same business, so there is no telling just how much influence they have worldwide. Some religious leaders claim the 7 Mountains “change agents” held influence in Uganda’s recent anti-homosexuality legislation. They make no secret of the fact they were on the opposing side of Proposition 8 in California. Below are websites that provide further reading on this subject, as well as the Family. (Uganda link provided below)
Why should we be concerned? While we all know the religious right has plans for this nation, this offshoot seems more sinister. Focus on the Family, The Heritage Foundation and The Family Research Council are pretty upfront with their agenda, this group seems to want to fly under the radar. What I have read so far tells me that they intend to try to force their twisted interpretations of the scripture into all facets of our everyday life. How far have they succeeded? I can only guess at this point, but I do know they have people all over this country and many other countries around the world that are currently espousing their beliefs. The fact that Sarah Palin was perhaps 7 million votes away from being in a position to implement their plan at the highest level in this nation is enough to scare the pants off most liberals and independents. I know it does me.