Pastor Greg Laurie of California’s Harvest Church told a gathering of pastors and church leaders earlier this week that the Unites States has many external threats like terrorism but it also has a greater internal threat from those attacking religious freedom and the family, and that can be dealt with only through a spiritual revival in God’s House.
Laurie said he still believes that the United States is the greatest country on earth, “but our country needs help.”
In a special message, “America, This Is Your Wake-up Call!” on National Day of Prayer at Harvest D.C., Laurie acknowledged there are many threats to America, including terrorism and nuclear weapons from nations like North Korea and Iran. “But they are enemies on the outside.”
But what about enemies from the inside, he asked.
America was founded on Judeo-Christian values. “But what started as freedom of religion is now turning into freedom from religion,” the pastor said, explaining that many want “God out of our courtrooms, out of our classrooms, out of our culture.”
Then, there’s breakdown of the family and absence of leadership by men in it, he said, and added that most social problems America is facing today are rooted in it.
Laurie noted that the U.S. Supreme Court now looks ready to redefine family although God has defined it and “that’s the right definition.”
A family can survive without a nation, but a nation cannot survive without the family, he said.
“There’s only one hope for America today, and I think it’s not a political solution … though there’s a place for politics.” Godly influence is needed in the country’s politics, he went on to say, but added that what the United States needs the most is a spiritual awakening. “America needs a revival,” he said.
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SOURCE: The Christian Post