“THE SEVEN MOUNTAINS OF SOCIETY”

In 1976, God gave very similar revelation to three men who were destined to be outstanding Christians in their generation. God revealed to them the key to impacting a nation’s culture for Jesus Christ.

Bill Bright founded Campus Crusade for Christ which had 27,000 full-time staff members in 190 countries in 2013 at the time of his death.

Loren Cunningham founded Youth With A Mission (YWAM) which has 20,000 full-time workers in 171 countries.

Francis Schaeffer was an American conservative Presbyterian pastor who founded the L’Abri community in Switzerland. He became known as one of his generation’s keenest thinkers and Christian apologists. He wrote “How Should We Then Live?”

The message God simultaneously gave Bill Bright and Loren Cunningham and a month later to Francis Schaeffer was that if we are to impact any nation for Jesus Christ, we need to affect the seven mountains of society that are the pillars of any society. Those seven mountains are Arts and Entertainment, Business, Education, Family, Government, Media and Religion. It is here where culture will be won or lost.

In his 2010 Christian Film Festival Jubilee Award-winning documentary “Agenda: The Grinding Down of America”, Curtis Bowers delineates the stunning advances made by progressives during the past 50 years. The sinister agenda of causing America to collapse from within is nearly accomplished.

After earnest, prayerful reflection, it is this writer’s conviction that Christians need to be encouraged and equipped to function as salt and light in their spheres of influence. Furthermore, Christians must unite in cities and in our nation and mount a counteroffensive by intentionally exerting God-directed, strategic impact in ALL 7 mountains in society! It is not too late but we must not tarry or it will be.

*Summary written by Pastor Gerald Ripley

Revision 8-26-14