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    In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission(YWAM), developed a God-given, world-changing strategy. Their mandate: Bring Godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres, or mountains, of societal influence.

    They concluded that in order to truly transform any nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these seven facets of society must be reached: Religion, Family,Education, Government, Media, Arts & Entertainment and Business.

    The Reformation Prayer Network’s primary goal is to be a catalyst, through prayer and righteous activism, which will bring change to these areas of societal influence.


    1. RELIGION

    Every society has some type of belief in a superior being or beings. In the east, religions tend to be polytheistic (many gods) or outright idolatrous (such as Hinduism and Buddhism).


    The Christian Church is described in the Greek language as the ecclesia. Literally translated, the word ecclesia means “governing body.” Although we don’t condone theocracies, this translation suggests that the Church should have great influence in all other spheres that make up a society.

    2. FAMILY
    In any functional society, the family is the “building block” of the community. Throughout the Bible, you will find familial examples that portray how we ought to live our lives today. God desires that men, women, and children within a family be united as one in His love.


    The families of the United States have been under constant and prolonged attack. Today, the assailants are fatherlessness, divorce (50% rate in secular and Christian marriages), abuse, homosexual marriage, pornography, and other negative influences have brought great dysfunction to American life.

    3. EDUCATION
    At one time the education system of America unapologetically incorporated the Bible, prayer to the God of the Bible, and biblical values in every aspect of school life. Not coincidentally, this system produced a people that produced the most powerful and prosperous nation the earth has ever seen.

    Now, the children of our nation are inundated with liberal ideologies, atheistic teaching and postmodern principles in our public schools and in most universities (including many Christian institutions). Put simply; they are being indoctrinated with often false, biased and anti-biblical information.

    A re-introduction of biblical truth and Bible-centric values is the key to renewal and restoration in America’s failing educational system.


    4. GOVERNMENT
    Proverbs 14:34 states that, “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”


    The progressive liberal agenda, empowered by well-known men and women in the arts and entertainment industries, have made significant gains in the political arena over the past few decades. In fact, many liberal groups, such as the ACLU, seek to remove anything related to God or Christianity from the governmental and educational systems because of a misapplied interpretation of the phrase, “separation of church and state.” We must see a shift in this arena in order to preserve the Christian heritage that America was founded upon. The goal is to put in place righteous political leaders that will positively affect all aspects of government.

    5. MEDIA
    The media mountain includes news sources such as radio, TV news stations, newspapers, Internet news and opinion (blog) sites and etc. The media has the potential to sway popular opinion on current issues based upon its reporting, which is not always truthful or accurate. In the 2008 elections, the liberal “elite” media played a vital role, especially in the Presidential race. Their generally supportive and positive reporting greatly influenced the outcome.


    6. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    With a heavy reliance on the strong appeal of sex, drugs and alcohol, the arts and entertainment industries wield significant influence. The body of Christ needs powerful, righteous men and women who are not afraid to take their God-given talent into the arts and entertainment arenas.

    7. BUSINESS
    The ability to literally create wealth through ingenuity, enterprise, creativity and effort and is a God-given gift and a universal impulse.


    Of course this realm is prone to corruption through idolatry, greed and covetousness. In response, the Church must embrace its responsibility to train up those who are called into the marketplace to manage businesses and provide leadership with integrity and honesty.

    Full text: https://www.generals.org/the-seven-mountains

    Ted Cruz's father preaches it.



    My fellow patriotic American Christian soldiers, do your duty and reclaim America for our Lord before it's too late. The evil liberalism is eroding America, our government and everything that the Founding Fathers stood for.

    Stand fast and do not waver!


    In Jesus Christ's name, AMEN.
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    What is sensical about limiting the means available for defense of self and country, when those with real criminal intent will ignore that law anyway, and where is the sense in surrendering the means of having last resort power over your government should it decide to ignore it's constitutional limits?

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    Religion has it's place.

    But politics, government, and public education should never be one of them!

    I, myself, have a very simple religion- It's the golden rule- and I practice it religiously!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeko Sportivo View Post
    Religion has it's place.

    But politics, government, and public education should never be one of them!
    Go away heretic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Go away heretic!
    Lol! Why didn't you call me the illuminati lizard?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geeko Sportivo View Post
    Lol! Why didn't you call me the illuminati lizard?
    Gasp! I am holding up my favorite cross! Be gone, Illuminati lizard demon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Gasp! I am holding up my favorite cross! Be gone, Illuminati lizard demon!
    Don't make me whip out my Dwarven-made Uru glove the Infinity Gauntlet, that was designed to channel the power of all six Infinity Stones!


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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    Gasp! I am holding up my favorite cross! Be gone, Illuminati lizard demon!
    You've been watching too many Halloween TV movies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flash View Post
    You've been watching too many Halloween TV movies.
    Of course!!!
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    The evangelicals already had a hilarious aborted attempt to take over heavy metal with Stryper.

    Regarding education, I am not aware of one single evangelical bible college which is considered a top tier university. I am not willing to leave our genetics, evolutionary biology, and particle physics research up to Oral Roberts University and the like.

    Emulating Jesus only requires one to practice universal love, charity, and mercy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    The evangelicals already had a hilarious aborted attempt to take over heavy metal with Stryper.

    Regarding education, I am not aware of one single evangelical bible college which is considered a top tier university. I am not willing to leave our genetics, evolutionary biology, and particle physics research up to Oral Roberts University and the like.

    Emulating Jesus only requires one to practice universal love, charity, and mercy.
    There is good Christian metal.


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    Quote Originally Posted by AProudLefty View Post
    In 1975, Bill Bright, founder of Campus Crusade and Loren Cunningham, founder of Youth With a Mission(YWAM), developed a God-given, world-changing strategy. Their mandate: Bring Godly change to a nation by reaching its seven spheres, or mountains, of societal influence.

    They concluded that in order to truly transform any nation with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, these seven facets of society must be reached: Religion, Family,Education, Government, Media, Arts & Entertainment and Business.

    The Reformation Prayer Network’s primary goal is to be a catalyst, through prayer and righteous activism, which will bring change to these areas of societal influence.


    1. RELIGION

    Every society has some type of belief in a superior being or beings. In the east, religions tend to be polytheistic (many gods) or outright idolatrous (such as Hinduism and Buddhism).


    The Christian Church is described in the Greek language as the ecclesia. Literally translated, the word ecclesia means “governing body.” Although we don’t condone theocracies, this translation suggests that the Church should have great influence in all other spheres that make up a society.

    2. FAMILY
    In any functional society, the family is the “building block” of the community. Throughout the Bible, you will find familial examples that portray how we ought to live our lives today. God desires that men, women, and children within a family be united as one in His love.


    The families of the United States have been under constant and prolonged attack. Today, the assailants are fatherlessness, divorce (50% rate in secular and Christian marriages), abuse, homosexual marriage, pornography, and other negative influences have brought great dysfunction to American life.

    3. EDUCATION
    At one time the education system of America unapologetically incorporated the Bible, prayer to the God of the Bible, and biblical values in every aspect of school life. Not coincidentally, this system produced a people that produced the most powerful and prosperous nation the earth has ever seen.

    Now, the children of our nation are inundated with liberal ideologies, atheistic teaching and postmodern principles in our public schools and in most universities (including many Christian institutions). Put simply; they are being indoctrinated with often false, biased and anti-biblical information.

    A re-introduction of biblical truth and Bible-centric values is the key to renewal and restoration in America’s failing educational system.


    4. GOVERNMENT
    Proverbs 14:34 states that, “righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people.”


    The progressive liberal agenda, empowered by well-known men and women in the arts and entertainment industries, have made significant gains in the political arena over the past few decades. In fact, many liberal groups, such as the ACLU, seek to remove anything related to God or Christianity from the governmental and educational systems because of a misapplied interpretation of the phrase, “separation of church and state.” We must see a shift in this arena in order to preserve the Christian heritage that America was founded upon. The goal is to put in place righteous political leaders that will positively affect all aspects of government.

    5. MEDIA
    The media mountain includes news sources such as radio, TV news stations, newspapers, Internet news and opinion (blog) sites and etc. The media has the potential to sway popular opinion on current issues based upon its reporting, which is not always truthful or accurate. In the 2008 elections, the liberal “elite” media played a vital role, especially in the Presidential race. Their generally supportive and positive reporting greatly influenced the outcome.


    6. ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

    With a heavy reliance on the strong appeal of sex, drugs and alcohol, the arts and entertainment industries wield significant influence. The body of Christ needs powerful, righteous men and women who are not afraid to take their God-given talent into the arts and entertainment arenas.

    7. BUSINESS
    The ability to literally create wealth through ingenuity, enterprise, creativity and effort and is a God-given gift and a universal impulse.


    Of course this realm is prone to corruption through idolatry, greed and covetousness. In response, the Church must embrace its responsibility to train up those who are called into the marketplace to manage businesses and provide leadership with integrity and honesty.

    Full text: https://www.generals.org/the-seven-mountains

    Ted Cruz's father preaches it.



    My fellow patriotic American Christian soldiers, do your duty and reclaim America for our Lord before it's too late. The evil liberalism is eroding America, our government and everything that the Founding Fathers stood for.

    Stand fast and do not waver!


    In Jesus Christ's name, AMEN.
    Business? Sounds like megachurch mumbo jumbo and not Christ-appropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress View Post
    The evangelicals already had a hilarious aborted attempt to take over heavy metal with Stryper.

    Regarding education, I am not aware of one single evangelical bible college which is considered a top tier university. I am not willing to leave our genetics, evolutionary biology, and particle physics research up to Oral Roberts University and the like.
    Liberty University is the only one I am aware of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SmarterthanYou View Post
    What is sensical about limiting the means available for defense of self and country, when those with real criminal intent will ignore that law anyway, and where is the sense in surrendering the means of having last resort power over your government should it decide to ignore it's constitutional limits?

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