G. Craig Lewis
The 7 mountain theology goes against God’s plan for the family and it’s powerful influence on society. Instead of building strong homes and building character in our children by example, preachers are seeking validation from the world systems. By striving for world dominance and wordily achievements, we can ignore the issues in our homes. But the issues in our homes are the catalyst for the sin of the people. This is where dysfunction is birthed and nurtured. Our focus should be the home and not wordily achievements. 1Tim. 3:5 (For if a man know not how to rule his own house, how shall he take care of the church of God?) The 7 mountain theology has not been successful. It’s preached and propagated by people that HAVE NO PROOF of it’s effectiveness and thusly, cannot prove it to be an effective doctrine. Most of those that preach this theology have left the very avenues of influence they speak of to teach others how to be effective in being influential in those same avenues they abandoned.
The bible doesn’t teach this theology. It never teaches us to go after the culture, or worldly achievements to claim them for Christ.
God stripped all of his apostles of their worldly positions and they were all demoted in the eyes of the world, but promoted in the eyes of Christ. 1John 2:15 Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
Those that teach this doctrine claim that evangelism is flawed. Well, the only flaw in evangelism today is the fact that the Gospel the way it was written is not being preached! The 7 mountain idea is proof of this! Men are seeking platforms and riches. They are seeking man made revival instead of basic foundational living and principles. They are wanted and desiring to be lifted up on these said mountains so they can get glory just as the world does. This is why the church and evangelism seems ineffective. It’s the people that are lifted up that are harming the cause.
To push your children to seek arts, entertainment, media, etc. is not a good idea. To push your children to promote themselves and seek the applause of men is to put them in the position of compromise and seeking the pride of life. We should never encourage our children to seek after vain glory. Gal. 5:26 Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another. The Kingdom of God is not tangible! It’s the actions of Christ against the world. Rom. 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Daniel can’t be used! He was in bondage and never looked for an opportunity to take over the chaldeans. The reason he got in the den and in the position to influence the king was because he wouldn’t bow down. Yet he never made an effort to get in the den, but because he was praying in secret, he was rewarded openly. Had nothing to do with him influencing people with his actions or words.