Can the world experience a "Jesus movement" once again or are those times long gone? That's the question posed by Harvest Christian Fellowship Pastor Greg Laurie in a sermon he preached on Sunday.
In the message based on 2 Chronicles 7:14 titled "Can We Have Revival in Our Time?" Laurie briefly recounted the history of the four "great awakenings" within the body of Christ and shared his theory on how America and the world would be impacted should believers experience an End Times rapture.
Laurie explained: "If millions of Americans were caught up to Heaven we wouldn't be the superpower we are today. … Imagine this: if 100,000,000 people were caught up to meet the Lord in the air, if they just disappeared, do you think that would affect our nation? Well of course it would … imagine the effect on our country if 100,000,000 people — people in industry, government, military, business, agriculture, education, medicine — suddenly disappeared from the face of the Earth. … It would certainly have a crippling effect on our entire nation and upon our infrastructure. more >>
Although some Christians feel like they're hopelessly susceptible to temptation, any vice can be overcome if people allow God to help them, says the Rev. Billy Graham.
In a Q&A published in Monday's edition of The Kansas City Star, Graham was asked: "I just can't resist temptation. I claim to be a Christian (and I am), but I get around my old buddies, and before I know it I'm doing things I know are wrong. I've asked God to help me, but it hasn't done any good. Am I always going to be like this?"
The evangelical leader responded to the questioner by assuring him that God's love is unwavering, but added that Christians must also live a life of accountability. "Remember: God loves you, and he doesn't want you to ruin your life or bring disgrace to the name of Christ by your behavior." more >>
Christian pioneer TobyMac addressed the highly anticipated upcoming dc Talk reunion and the Jesus Freak cruise next summer during Sunday's K-LOVE Fan Awards.
While Backstage in the media room of the 2016 K-LOVE Fan Awards, TobyMac talked about the reunion he and his former dc Talk bandmates Michael Tait and Kevin Max announced last month.
Sixteen years after the band dc Talk revolutionized the Christian market with their groundbreaking album Jesus Freak in 1995, the trio announced an upcoming a performance next year on the Jesus Freak Cruise to the Bahamas. more >>
Robertson McQuilkin, a former missionary and president of Columbia Bible College in South Carolina who inspired thousands with his love for his first wife, Muriel, when he resigned so he could care for her after she was stricken with Alzheimer's, died on Thursday. He was 88.
Columbia International University, formerly Columbia Bible College, announced his death.
Evangelist Ray Comfort has quipped that even the organizers of the atheist Reason Rally in Washington D.C. are "praying" that it won't rain on Saturday.
"You can't tell me that the organizers of the atheist Reason Rally aren't praying that it won't rain on Saturday," Comfort wrote on Facebook, noting weather forecasts for the area predict there is a 50 percent chance of rain on Saturday.
Organizers of the rally are hoping that as many as 30,000 people will attend what is being billed as the largest secular gathering in America, which they have been promoting for months. more >>
Gospel pioneer Kirk Franklin encourages Christians to smile although they will face rejection and closed doors due to their faith.
Franklin has always aspired to expand beyond the four walls of the church and his recent album, Losing My Religion, is a reflection of that. Franklin has managed to spread his message into the mainstream music industry, but he says because he's a Christian artist, he will face rejection and will only be able to go so far.
In his latest Facebook post, Franklin shared part of the scripture found in 1 John 3:1. "See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God; and so we are." Then Franklin highlights the next part, "The reason why the world does not know us is that it did not know Him." more >>