As Christians, we are called to embrace the Great Commission and the Cultural Mandate, two essential aspects of our faith that empower us to impact the world in profound ways.
When my daughter, Natasha, was in college, she made a project that featured angels. When she told the professor that she believed in angels and the Bible, her professor began going after her, saying those were fantasies and fables.
The expression “Cultural Mandate” is not a biblical designation, but it correctly describes a truth presented in Holy Scripture in association with the story of Creation. The Cultural Mandate relates to the command the earth’s first human occupants–Adam and Eve–received when the Almighty assigned to them and their descendants a major project with significant and continuing implications and consequences.
A detailed study of the Old Testament shows several concrete examples of the gradual implementation of the Cultural Mandate through new inventions, discoveries, and other tangible achievements of humanity.