Greg Laurie: Nonbelievers Facing 'Final Judgment' Which Christians Will Escape

Pastor Greg Laurie delivers Gospel message to 4,000 people at Infinite Energy Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, for Harvest Atlanta.
Pastor Greg Laurie delivers Gospel message to 4,000 people at Infinite Energy Arena in Atlanta, Georgia on Friday, Sept. 23, 2016, for Harvest Atlanta. | (Photo: Harvest Ministries)

Greg Laurie, senior pastor at Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, has been preaching a sermon series on the book of Revelation in which he warns nonbelievers that they are facing a "final judgment." 

"Don't be alarmed by that headline, 'This Thursday—the Final Judgment.' This event that I will be talking about will happen in the future ... to every nonbeliever," Laurie said in a Facebook post while promoting the series on Revelation at Harvest Orange County.

"The Christian will not face this Judgment, because Christ has already borne our sins on the Cross and we have put our faith in Him," he added.

In another Facebook post on Thursday he said, "One day every person on Earth will meet Jesus Christ. He is inescapable and unavoidable. And if you don't meet Him as Savior, you will meet Him as judge."

Laurie, a popular evangelist and author of over 70 books, has preached on the subject of Hell on a number of occasions this past year.

At the 27th annual SoCal Harvest at Angel Stadium in Anaheim in August, Laurie explained that God doesn't send people to Hell, they send themselves.

"Listen to this. Jesus Christ spoke more about Hell than all the other preachers of the Bible put together," Laurie said during the three-day event attended by The Christian Post. "He knows of its reality. Know this: the last thing God wants is for anyone to go to Hell."

To illustrate his point, Laurie said people would have to climb over Jesus, in a sense, to reach Hell.

"Newsflash! God doesn't send people to Hell. You send yourself there," he said. "Hell is not made for people. Hell, according to Jesus, was made for the devil and his angels. Listen, friend, if you end up in Hell one day, you will have to practically climb over Jesus to get there."

In another message in August he assured believers that God would not send someone to Hell simply for never having heard the Gospel.

"You're going to be held accountable for what you know, not what you don't know," the megachurch pastor suggested back then.

"But to the point: the testimony of God is everywhere. It's in nature, it's all around us, the handiwork of God. Then there's the human conscience that tells us what right and wrong really are. God will judge you accordingly," he said.

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