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The word that Isaiah the son of Amoz saw concerning Judah and Jerusalem.
      
2 Now it shall come to pass in the latter days
      That the mountain of the LORD’s house
      Shall be established on the top of the mountains,
      And shall be exalted above the hills;
      And all nations shall flow to it.
      
3 Many people shall come and say,

      “ Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD,
      To the house of the God of Jacob;
      He will teach us His ways,
      And we shall walk in His paths” (Isa 2:2).

 

For the last several decades the Church has operated from a belief that the more Christians we have in culture, the more society would become Christianized. Consequently, evangelism has been the focus of the Church for many decades. However, this premise is flawed. Research has proven that the more Christian there are in a society does not necessarily equate to a better culture. Case in point is Nigeria. Some say that there are more than 60% of the population is born-again, but this nation has serious corruption.

 

Culture is most defined by the influence of the 7 cultural mountains. They are family, government, business, media, arts and entertainment, education and the church. Those who control these cultural gates exercise the greatest influence over the culture.

 

A case in point is the gay rights movement. Most would agree they makeup less than 3-5% of the total population. However, no group has been more effective at using the arts and entertainment and media mountain to gain acceptance for their agenda. I rest my case.

 

If the church really wants to influence culture, we must equip those believers who operate on these mountains and encourage young people to seek careers in these areas.

 

Gradually, we will begin to see a shift in the culture when we make this our priority.

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