I want you to notice the focus here...
Evangelist Greg Laurie opens up his two-day Harvest Crusades event at Angels Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., starting Saturday with the subject "How to find personal happiness." On Sunday, during his biggest Christian outreach event ever, Harvest America, the title of his message will be "Is it possible to change our lives?"
I tried to find a video of this sermon but could not. The title bugs me, personal happiness should not be a Christian's first priority in life, we will receive joy via God but this smacks of a different version of "Have a Best Life Now" Christianity. "Christianity" presented as a "improve your life" message. This has nothing to do with speaking of God's Holiness, or a true biblical message but the typical watered down "gospel", the world is in love with.
One thing in the ads for Harvest Fest, one can see the Dominionist drumbeats, the whole patriotic focus, America has turned away from God, which is true in a sense, but definitely this message is used in their claim that revival will come instead of tribulation. The complaints about God being taken out of the culture, courtrooms, schools, is the typical "culture wars" fare. When he says "It's time for America to turn back to God", this too is an example. As discussed on other articles in comments, there has been discussion of the easy believism at these "crusades" and "harvest fests", I have pointed out the focus on the numbers game and that is here too.
What do you make of this slogan?
I also found out, that Greg Laurie, has been made 2013 National Day of Prayer Honorary Chairman. On his blog he writes: "I have been asked to be the honorary chairman of the National Day of Prayer for 2013. Shirley Dobson, who has done such a wonderful job of overseeing this significant ministry to our country, called me and asked if I would take on this role and of course I agreed. I am truly honored to serve in this capacity following in the footsteps of others who have done this in the past, including Billy and Franklin Graham, David Jeremiah, and many others."
Don't forget the National Day of Prayer and it's task force's agenda is SEVEN MOUNTAINS Dominionist to the core, with this statement from their website:
Think about that statement [in the blue above--my own highlighting]..."the SEVEN CENTERS of POWER"...of course they have the false UNITY statement too included.
I have posted on this before:
Lausanne and 7 Mountains Dominionism
Shirley Dobson, well I have merely only touched upon Focus on the Family but they are one of the premiere Dominionist organizations out there, this one focusing on "culture wars", she is the wife of James Dobson. Here too the CNP network enters in.
"Dobson was invited to join a secretive organization called the Council for National Policy, a coalition of powerful Republicans who want to cut taxes, shrink the government, and make the United States into a more God-fearing nation. Founded in 1981, the still-active CNP membership included some of the biggest names on the Religious Right, ardent gun-rights supporters, billionaires, Beltway strategists, politicians, fund-raising gurus, and a sprinkling of ex-John Birchers. In the invitation-only club, members are instructed to not talk about the meetings nor reveal the names of their colleagues. Recent speakers have included Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and W. himself, according to the watchdog group Americans United for Separation of Church and State. "From the beginning," t he group writes, " the CNP sought to merge two strains of far-right thought: the theocratic Religious Right with the low-tax, anti-government wing of the GOP. The theory was that the Religious Right would provide the grassroots activism and the muscle. The other faction would put up the money."
For the next 14 years, Dobson attended the meetings of the Council for National Policy religiously and hobnobbed with some of the powerful Republican operatives that Hillary Clinton would one day claim were part of the "vast, right-wing conspiracy" who were trying to bring down her husband. He became a regular fixture on blue-ribbon panels dealing with family issues.As far as Shirley Dobson, the one who appointed Greg Laurie to this chairmanship, I ran across her name and picture on this website called The Summons 2012. It is interesting that her picture is right next to Tony Perkins, if you remember him, I've written about him and his group briefly before in regards to Boykin, of the Family Research Council.
The usual "networks"......