The New Apostolic Reformation extends its Dominionist influence over today’s National Day of Prayer:
The National Day of Prayer Task Force’s mission is to communicate with every individual the need for personal repentance and prayer, mobilizing the Christian community to intercede for America and its leadership in the seven centers of power: Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church and Family.
The seven centers of power just happen to track very closely with the 7 Mountains of Culture, or 7-M Mandate, that’s promoted by the new generation of self-appointed apostles on a mission from God to rule the Earth. The only difference appears to be that “Military” has replaced “Arts & Entertainment” with the Task Force.
And frankly, given this movement’s fascination with recruiting volunteers for the demonic army of Joel 2, that’s creepy.
Hat tip to Kyle at Right Wing Watch, who points out that the Task Force, like May Day 2010, is another nexus linking mainstream evangelicals and the New Apostolic Reformation.
James Dobson’s wife Shirley heads the Task Force, which includes Vonette Bright, wife of Bill, who (along with Loren Cunningham of Youth With a Mission) claimed that the seven mountains vision was given to him by God in 1975. Also listed among the leadership were prominent evangelicals like James Dobson, Rick Warren, Billy Graham, Ravi Zacharias, Chuck Swindoll, Max Lucado, Chuck Colson, David Barton (WallBuilders), Charles Stanley, Joni Eareckson Tada, former Indianapolis Colts coach Tony Dungy, and, among other Republican congressmen, Indiana Rep. Mike Pence.
And then, among a few other figures prominent in the New Apostolic Reformation, there is C. Peter Wagner, presiding apostle of the International Coalition of Apostles and a principal promoter of the 7-M Mandate.
Do the Dobsons, Warren, Swindoll, Zacharias, Billy Graham, and the rest really subscribe to this Dominionist 7 Mountains theology? Or were they willing to overlook this unbiblical teaching to score political points by pushing the National Day of Prayer past the Obama administration’s resistance?
Either way, discerning Christians should be disturbed. The New Apostolic Reformation is heretical, and it’s taking advantage of opposition to the Democratic Party’s socialist agenda to hijack American Christianity.