I really don’t get into this stuff, but Duane Smith got me started and I had to click some links.
What is Seven Mountains Dominionism? Right Wing Watch (how much info have they on me, I wonder?) defines it so:
As we have explained before, Seven Mountains dominionism seeks to place Christians in 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. 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.
As someone who has been in the retail business almost twenty-four years, let me say that REAL Biblical principles would put anyone out of business.
Luk 6:33-35 NET. And if you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do the same. (34) And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full. (35) But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.
Oh, and here’s probably the most famous agraphon (Jesus saying not found in the canonical gospels):
Act 20:33-35 NET. I have desired no one’s silver or gold or clothing. (34) You yourselves know that these hands of mine provided for my needs and the needs of those who were with me. (35) By all these things, I have shown you that by working in this way we must help the weak, and remember the words of the Lord Jesus that he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ”
If you ask, by the way, how I can be in business, I answer simply: Jesus says give away YOUR possessions, not your employer’s. Also, there’s this slogan, which the Buddhists also agree with:
2Th 3:10-12 NET. For even when we were with you, we used to give you this command: “If anyone is not willing to work, neither should he eat.” (11) For we hear that some among you are living an undisciplined life, not doing their own work but meddling in the work of others. (12) Now such people we command and urge in the Lord Jesus Christ to work quietly and so provide their own food to eat.
All in all, I think appealing to Jesus for economics or politics is foolish. Jesus is a monarchist, and his idea of a nation is the kingdom of Heaven, where all supplies are endless, and the citizens only want love. That country is on no map in this world.
That would lead me to my rant on patriotism in church, but that’s another post….