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Devotionals    H3'ed 7/11/18

Casting the NAR Mountain of Government Into the Sea -- Part Two

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Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, for many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you heard was coming and now is in the world already. Little children, you are from God and have overcome them, for he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world. -- 1John 4: 1-4 (ESV)

https://www.charismamag.com/life/culture/37289-does-god-really-want-you-to-get-involved-in-cultural-issues

Throughout the history of this country the church has been closely aligned with the state. This has occasionally sprouted into dominionist theology which believes that Christians need to take dominion over the state and have it be led only by Christians. This theocratic dream has been given new life over the past few decades by the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR). The NAR follows a belief called the Seven Mountains Mandate. Essentially, this is the belief that the church must conquer and take control of the seven cultural mountains in this world. These are Education, Religion, Family, Business, Government, Entertainment, and Media. According to this heresy, Christ cannot come back until Christians take over the world. Where dominionism has always been largely frowned upon, the NAR has become mainstreamed. It has become popular. Perhaps the most insidious part of the NAR is that most who espouse their teaching as do not even realize they do. Perhaps no mountain has been more focused on than Government.

To this end we see a constant onslaught from the apostate church urging Christians to be involved politically. To take the lesser evil and trump him or her up into a form of righteousness they does not possess. Today's article linked above is from David Hoffman, who fancies himself an evangelist. Hoffman discusses how Christians should be involved in the culture wars we see and in doing so we can see the influence of the NAR. Let us reason together beloved so we do not fall for similar faulty reasoning:

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