ANAHEIM, California — Prior to addressing a crowd of 37,000 at SoCal Harvest in Angel Stadium Saturday night, leading evangelist and author Greg Laurie sat down with The Christian Post and discussed a number of hot-button topics and offered explanations on how some of them play into biblical prophecy.
Below is the complete transcript of Laurie's interview with CP.
The Christian Post: Do you believe that it is more urgent than ever for Christians to share the gospel and lead non-believers to Christ? more >>
Megachurch pastor David Jeremiah remembered Tim LaHaye, best known for co-authoring the bestselling book series Left Behind, as someone that challenged him to be a better person every time he met him, during a memorial service for LaHaye Friday morning.
"I would leave always wanting to do better" and serve Jesus Christ more, said Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church, where the memorial service was held, in the San Diego suburb. Tim LaHaye was the former senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church before Jeremiah took over the role.
LaHaye died on July 25 at age 90, and is survived by his wife, Beverly, four children, nine grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, all of whom were in attendance at the memorial service, arriving from eight different states. more >>
Randy LaHaye, the grandson of Tim LaHaye, says his late grandfather was instrumental in bringing the next generation of "Left Behind" movies to the big screen with the upcoming film, "Vanished."
The apocalyptic adventure film about the rapture and tribulation will be in theaters nationwide for one night only coming this September.
Randy, who directed and stars in "Vanished: Left Behind: Next Generation," says his grandfather, who co-authored the 16-book series "Left Behind," had input on the script and was even able to watch a screening of the movie before he died. more >>
When I set out last year to interview Bible experts for a book project aimed at collecting, distilling and presenting the ever-complex debate over the biblical end times, Dr. Tim LaHaye was among the first individuals who popped into my head.
I knew that LaHaye, who co-authored the monumentally popular "Left Behind" book series along with Jerry B. Jenkins, would add a fascinating and absolutely essential perspective to my book, "The Armageddon Code." The pastor, theologian and author died this week at the age of 90, though he left behind a rich legacy as one of the most prolific experts on eschatology.
After spending decades studying and delving deep into the prophecies embedded in both the Old and New Testament, he proceeded to craft a timeless, 16-part book series that both invigorated interest in the end-times and transformed the broader discussion about prophecy. more >>
An alleged discovery of freshwater pools along the shores of the Dead Sea – which borders Jordan, Israel and the West Bank – has some people claiming the fulfillment of biblical end times prophecy, while others – including Messianic Jews and Christian scholars – dispute the claim.
Breaking Israel News highlighted Samantha Siegel, a Jewish artisan baker from Jerusalem who frequently takes trips to the Dead Sea region, reportedly discovering freshwater pools. Although no official sources are linked in the article, the report asserts that the Dead Sea has been receding by 1 meter every year and that sinkholes around it have been filling up with fresh water and are teeming with fish, calling it "a prophecy appearing before her eyes that seemed to contradict the laws of nature."
The Dead Sea is more than 400 meters below sea level and is the lowest point on the planet. Because of its hyper-saline environment, it is a harsh place where life is not known to grow, hence its name. more >>
Nationally known Christian pastors are expressing their condolences following the passing of Left Behind series co-author and megachurch pastor Tim LaHaye, who died of a stroke Monday at age 90.
David Jeremiah, senior pastor of Shadow Mountain Community Church in San Diego, California, said in a statement obtained by The Christian Post that he had been friends with LaHaye for more than 40 years and was his pastor for 35.
"Tim was one of the most godly men I have ever known. Almost every conversation I had with him ended with his praying with me and for me. He wrote me extended letters of appreciation for what God was doing in our church. We shared long lunches together talking about ministry and praying for our nation," Jeremiah said. more >>