Greg Laurie "Won't Back Down" from National Day of Prayer

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Laurie says he plans to lead the National Day of Prayer in Washington, D.C., despite homosexual activists' demands that he step down.

California megachurch pastor Greg Laurie is determined to lead the National Day of Prayer event in Washington, D.C. despite homosexual activists’ demands that he step down. In the past few days, LGBT organizations such as the Human Rights Campaign have called for Laurie to be “uninvited” from speaking because of his stance on homosexuality. But, according to The Christian Post, Laurie told the Family Research Council yesterday that he “won’t back down” and won’t apologize “because I believe what the Bible teaches.”

“Here is something that we need to learn from that. The Devil does not want us to pray. It’s been said that Satan trembles when he sees the weakest saint upon his knees,” said Laurie. “I’ve had people try to stop me from praying this week. And we have these activist homosexual groups who have alerted their people to petition the Pentagon.”

On his blog, Laurie asked for prayer as he took up the mantle to lead this event. “I would appreciate your prayers as I pray for our nation. We all need to take the very real challenges facing our nation seriously. America needs God’s help. We cannot back away from what He says in Scripture. The enemy will always attack when we seek to do God’s work, so let’s keep praying!”

 

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  • Deana Callins

    How many sermons have you heard about the neccessity of baptism and the Benefits of it? Not many. Here is another strategy of the devil to keep people from knowing and understanding; The Power of Jesus Christ and their eternal heritage, that “Saves” our spirit and soul from him. It’s All about Jesus our Savior!!! How can you understand, except you have “Received” of the Holy Ghost. Spiritual things can only be perceived by having “The Spirit” of wisdom, knowledge, and understanding (which is Jesus Christ/The Holy Ghost. Mark 16:20 He that believes And Is Baptized Shall Be Saved. Luke 6:46-47 Why call me Lord, Lord, and “Do Not” the things which “I Say”? Whosoever come to me and “Hear” my sayings, and “Do” them, I will show you to whom ‘He is Like':……The Holy Ghost prepares you to “Enter” Heaven. By giving you a “New” mind, body, and spirit. As a Gift, you Receive All Things; including Jesus Righteousness to “Enter” Heaven. The Holy Spirit continuoulsy cleanses your spirit and gives you the strength you need to overcome this world. As Jesus Overcame the world already. God Bless the Hearers & Receivers.

    • DFA

      Deana, do you just post the same (unbiblical) response to every blog. I’ve read this on at least three today. I’ve got an idea; read the bible and get past your hang up on baptism.

      • JESAN

        Seems to me that when Jesus says it, it is so. What is so hard to understand what Jesus said about baptism, and was followed up by the apostles’ teachings (Rom. 8) and everyone who received the Word, believed the Word, was baptised. “He that believes AND IS baptised shall BE SAVED.” What is so hard to understand about that? Satan and his minions believe, and this is all he wants people to believe. Rather than take everything you hear from the pulpit as gospel, read and study the Word for yourself. Don’t be a “hearer only.”

        • Ebonke Fonkeng

          Baptism is necessary; Just as Faith and communion. They all are “Spiritual Things”. Things you can’t see the effects with the eye at the time your doing them, but can perceive it with the Heart. IF it was not so, Why did Jesus Christ feel it Necessary (for himself) to be baptized. And He felt it necessary to baptize his disciples at the last supper(By washing them). And once Paul converted to a Believer of Jesus Christ; also felt it necessary to be baptized to Receive the Holy Spirit. It has been so many biblical misunderstandings and doctrines preached. Till many don’t know what to Believe. I Say This…..Believe Jesus Words and Follow Him; Who was baptized before he went to be tempted of the devil. He Won, he must have knew he needed it, before temptation, before he went out ministering.
          Signed By: Deana Callins

      • Ebonke Fonkeng

        Baptism is necessary; Just as Faith and communion. They all are “Spiritual Things”. Things you can’t see the effects with the eye at the time your doing them, but can perceive it with the Heart. IF it was not so, Why did Jesus Christ feel it Necessary (for himself) to be baptized. And He felt it necessary to baptize his disciples at the last supper(By washing them). And once Paul converted to a Believer of Jesus Christ; also felt it necessary to be baptized to Receive the Holy Spirit. It has been so many biblical misunderstandings and doctrines preached. Till many don’t know what to Believe. I Say This…..Believe Jesus Words and Follow Him; Who was baptized before he went to be tempted of the devil. He Won, he must have knew he needed it, before temptation, before he went out ministering. By: Deana Callins

    • Dalia

      Baptism is an outward expression of salvation. Baptism won’t get you saved. But I still love your spirit and scripture!

      • Ebonke Fonkeng

        Thank you Dalia, for sharing your thoughts with KINDNESS. Bless you, I would like to add this. Baptism is necessary; Just as Faith and communion. They all are “Spiritual Things”. Things you can’t see the effects with the eye at the time your doing them, but can perceive it with the Heart. IF it was not so, Why did Jesus Christ feel it Necessary (for himself) to be baptized. And He felt it necessary to baptize his disciples at the last supper(By washing them). And once Paul converted to a Believer of Jesus Christ; also felt it necessary to be baptized to Receive the Holy Spirit. It has been so many biblical misunderstandings and doctrines preached. Till many don’t know what to Believe. I Say This…..Believe Jesus Words and Follow Him; Who was baptized before he went to be tempted of the devil. He Won, he must have knew he needed it, before temptation, before he went out ministering.
        SignedBy: Deana Callins

        • Deana.Callins

          And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him:
          Matthew 3:15-17
          And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: Matthew 20:22-24
          But the Pharisees and lawyers rejected the counsel of God against themselves, being not baptized of him. Luke 7:29-31
          After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
          John 3:21-23
          Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.Acts 2:37-39

  • Mike R

    Praise God for pastor Greg Laurie and other Christian leaders who will not bow down to the demand of the enemy.

  • RubenC

    Thanks for not giving in Pastor Laurie. We praise God for the courage He has given you to take a stand for the Lord.

  • JanG

    Thanks Pastor Laurie. Praying for you and for the courage of all believers to speak truth with grace just as you do. We love you.

  • Nat Dee Walk

    the prayers of a righteous man (and woman) availeth much…the Lord bless you and keep you for standing on the WORD Pastor Laurie!

  • Marcus Armstrong

    Stand Brother Laurie and Walk In It…

  • Dalia

    Awesome pastor! The demons attempted to knock him down before. But Laurie digs in deeper. Stay strong with the help of the Holy Spirit. Stand up, when others had faltered!

  • Joshua Y

    “Stand firm. Let nothing move you. Always give your selves fully to the work of the Lord, because you know that your labor in the Lord is not in vain.” The Lord stands with us when we choose to stand firm in the truth.

  • God’s Willing Vessel

    Daily live prayers available: 218-339-4300, code 667585#, 5 am to 8 am, 9 am ( EST); please share with others and chime in consistently–for truly, prayers still work!!! Blessings and peace…Isaiah 1:19

  • Phil the Reader

    No tolerance from the tolerant, enlightented crowd…..again.