Last year, I wrote an article on the “seven mountains of culture” message spreading across American churches. YWAM founder Loren Cunningham and Bill Bright (1921-2003), founder of Campus Crusade for Christ, created this concept in 1975. I dismissed it as just another false gospel. But last week, I learned that the “seven mountains” concept is so much more. This false gospel is literally preparing the way for the anti-Christ.
This anti-Christ is the first beast in Revelation 13. His one-world system of government consists of “seven heads and ten horns” (Revelation 13:1). These “seven heads are seven mountains” – arts and entertainment, business, education, family, government, media, and religion (17:9). They’re headed by “seven kings” (17:10). The anti-Christ will arise from this group of seven and become the eighth king (17:11). Who are these kings? Who are the cultural world leaders? If each “mountain” doesn’t have a clear leader, then how long will this process take?
Bright and Cunningham claim their message of seven mountains, cultural spheres of influence, is not a theology of world dominion. How can it be anything else, since we’re supposed to scale and reclaim these mountains for God? I think people will really be scaling them for Satan.
I hope the seven churches of Asia have an end-times counterpart (Revelation 2-3). I hope that seven cities of churches become lights in the darkness until the anti-Christ comes. We’re supposed to be “the light of the world,” like “a city … on a hill” (Matthew 5:14).
No matter what happens, we must “watch and pray,” waiting for redemption as we preach the gospel (Matthew 26:41, Luke 21:28). In heaven there will be one city, the New Jerusalem, and one mountain, Zion (Psalm 48:1-2, Isaiah 2:2-3, Revelation 21:2, 10). Jesus Christ will destroy all others. Then he will reign as King forever.