The fundamentalist/evangelical Christian threat to our U.S. expression of democracy comes in two distinct forms. First are the so-called Bible-thumpers about whom much has been written on this blog. They are the overt threat because they willingly, openly and mindlessly vote the biblical ticket in each election. Most are easily duped and sponges for propaganda.
Yet there is a second fundamentalist/evangelical Christian threat, a covert, insidious and powerful group that is hard at work attempting to snatch our democracy for their own religious needs. They are a part of the Seven Mountains of Dominion Theology- a movement which is weaving itself into Christian thinking and into the foundations of our American democracy. The leaders are just as slick and convincing as the Sunday preachers in the pulpit. In fact, many are preachers and, as a result, can easily ‘sell’ their form of Christian domination to the easily-led flock.
The 7 MD proposition simply stated requires that fundamentalist/evangelical Christians ‘conquer’ the 7 mountains that ‘support’ our nation, gaining control over the seven forces that shape and control our culture: (1) Business; (2) Government; (3) Media; (4) Arts and Entertainment; (5) Education; (6) Family; and (7) Religion.
By the way, the mountain in the illustration labeled ‘The Kingdom of God’ is actually The United States of America. For a smooth, slick and seductive intro to the 7 MD, check out the following video. Note how the moderator, Lance Wallnau, quietly mentions that ‘God spoke to these two men.’
Wallnau insists that it is ‘the duty of Christians to occupy the mountains,’ not unlike the Occupy Wall Street movement. Note that occupation has already been made on ‘media & arts and entertainment’ by the right-wing. PBS and the National Endowment of the Arts, for example, are on their chopping block. In the media category, they have their own national news network [FoxNews] in addition to the Talk Radio network. Further, the ‘education’ sector is in full assault as they not only support home-schooling, but are intent on closing down the U.S. Department of Education. [ FYI, Wallnau’s background includes 20 years in the energy and Oil Industry wherein his company became the second largest retail oil company in the US.]
Wallnau drives home the point by inserting the Devil, a common target of the Bible-thumpers. He said,
The Devil will send kings into that area who will screw it up. If you don’t deal with the arts and the music and the literature and the songs and the culture that your children are being baptized into, guess what? The Devil will send the influencers into the art world and they will pervert your kids thinking. If you don’t start to control truth in media and conscience in media so there is accountability, the Devil will send kings who will dominate the information process. If you don’t start to get a hold of government responsibility and laws properly framed that have a biblical worldview…these people that are there, unfortunately, not only are they under the Kingdom of Darkness, when they meet us they don’t always meet the best of us, we should be like Josephs who are solving problems, we shouldn’t be like angry prophets who are upset with the way the world is getting screwed up. Education mountain, I tell you, either we go there or the Devil sends people there.
The Devil! And, by the way, you can be assured that the Devil resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Right Wing Watch says this in an article on the 7 MD,
” The reason for this, as Lance Wallnau, the leading advocate for Seven Mountains theology, explained is that Jesus “doesn’t come back until He’s accomplished the dominion of nations.” And the way “dominion of nations” is accomplished is by having Christians gain control of these “seven mountains” in order to install a “virtual theocracy” overseen by “true apostles” who will fight Satan and his Antichrist agenda.”
Just think, fellow muckrakers, how well this scenario plays to fundamentalist/evangelical Christians. Each week they are subjected to ‘hell and damnation’ sermons as well as sermons on how the Devil is alive and at work in our culture! The spongeon brains of the believers quickly absorb the message and are ripe for robotic guidance by the ministers who believe in this Dominion Theology movement.
Just yesterday a coalition of Christian GOP senators blocked a U.N. treaty on disabilities. Why? Because of the ‘fear’ of the U.N. They have a set of conspiracy theories about the organization. The opponents [including the sanctimonious Rick Santorum] argued that the treaty undermines American sovereignty — in this case via a plot to keep Americans from home-schooling their children and making other decisions about their well-being. Santorum said, “This is a direct assault on us.” The word pathetic doesn’t come close! Dominionists believe that the U.N. is the work of the Devil- a pattern that clogs the logical thinking part of the brain in believers.
Luckily for The People of our nation, they lost the 2012 presidential election. However, they retained many House seats and will be working for their biblical agenda for the next two years. Beware!
For a more in-depth study of Kingdom Theology see apologetics.org.