ANAHEIM, Calif. — Popular evangelist Greg Laurie has decried a United Church of Christ pastor who wrote in her recent book that single Christians can have sex as long as it is "mutually pleasurable and affirming."
As reported by The Christian Post, the Rev. Bromleigh McCleneghan from the Union Church of Hinsdale in Illinois goes against the grain of traditional biblical teachings in her book Good Christian Sex: Why Chastity Isn't the Only Option — And Other Things the Bible Says About Sex.
Although many Christian denominations teach that it is sinful to have sex outside the bounds of marriage and that unmarried Christians are supposed to exercise chastity, McCleneghan argues that "we can be chaste — faithful — in unmarried sexual relationships if we exercise restraint: if we refrain from having sex that isn't mutually pleasurable and affirming, that doesn't respect the autonomy and sacred worth of ourselves and our partners." more >>
ANAHEIM, Calif. — Evangelist Greg Laurie says the increasing rate of barbaric radical terrorist attacks around the world and the false preachings of some Mainline Christian denominations are indicators that the world might be in its "last hours" until Jesus Christ returns.
Laurie, the senior pastor of the California-based Harvest Christian Fellowship and author of over 70 books, has made comments over the past few months that indicate his belief that "we are living in the last days" and that America could face cataclysmic judgment from God for embracing a sinful, secularized culture that kills its unborn babies and pretends that God does not exist.
While some news organizations, like World Religion News, have inaccurately spun Laurie's words to suggest that he believes a "godless America will be destroyed by a volcano," The Christian Post caught up with Laurie during the 27th annual SoCal Harvest last weekend at Angel Stadium where he clarified his views on End Times prophecy. more >>
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 >>
ANAHEIM, California — for King and Country duo brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone believe that Christianity is undergoing a transition in the United States, and that some things are being lost and broken in order for faith to be rebuilt.
In an interview with The Christian Post just prior to taking the stage Friday to perform at the 27th Harvest SoCal event at Angel Stadium, Joel Smallbone said that although Christianity may be in statistical decline in America now, he is not despairing as some are, noting that he has been reading Russell Moore's book Onward: Engaging the Culture Without Losing the Gospel.
"What struck me was, even before I read the book, was that you can have a bit of a doomsday [outlook] like the good-old days are gone — that America, built on these great biblical foundations, that it's not the same anymore, you can't make an assumption of faith or scripture anymore. You can't make an assumption about morality of faith based on scripture, and I've always looked at it like it was a terrible thing but [Moore's] position was very striking." more >>
ANAHEIM, California — God does not send people to Hell, rather it is people that have to climb over Jesus to send themselves there, leading evangelist Greg Laurie told over 37,000 attendees of the 27th annual SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium and thousands more watching online Saturday night.
Laurie, the senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship and an author of over 70 books, gave about a 35-minute message on the second night of the three-night event, after performances from Phil Wickham and the Harvest Worship Band, the rock band Skillet and rapper KB.
In his sermon, Laurie addressed three major life questions that people won't find the answers to on Google, Yahoo or Siri. Along with questions like "Why am I so lonely?" and "Why am I so empty inside?" Laurie also tackled the question of "What happens after I die?" more >>
On two separate occasion this week, influential evangelicals Dr. Ben Carson, Kirk Cameron and entertainer Carman answered questions about the advantages and disadvantages of marijuana.
First, during a Facebook live interactive event on Tuesday, Carson, a former Republican presidential candidate, teamed up with Cameron to discuss why it's important for evangelical Christians to vote, especially in the upcoming presidential election on Nov. 8. During the Q&A with callers, the men were asked about their views on the use of marijuana, and the push to make the drug legal in all 50 states.
Tweleve minutes into the Q&A, a man phoned in and asked for advice on how Christians should react to marijuana advocates pushing for its legalization, such as in his home state of Arkansas. more >>