Bestselling author and Christian minister David Platt will be teaching on the end times in the upcoming Secret Church meeting that expects to virtually gather anywhere from 50,000-60,000 Christians in over 50 countries in a six-hour simulcast scheduled for Good Friday, March 29.
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The theme of the upcoming Secret Church global gathering is "Heaven, Hell, and the End of the World," and will have Platt speak to the confusion, fear and hope among Christians and non-Christians who may be unsure of what the Bible says about the afterlife. The Birmingham, Ala., preacher argues, however, that what is most important is what the Bible's eschatology, or end-times teaching, says about the Christian's life and purpose in the here and now.
The Secret Church Simulcast, led by Platt and hosted by LifeWay, is described as "six intense hours" of teaching and prayer primarily focused on the persecuted church. It was the minister's experience with underground house church leaders in Asia that inspired the first event in November 2006, which was held at Platt's The Church at Brook Hills in Birmingham and attracted more than 1,000 people.
Reservations for Secret Church meetings usually sell out quickly with many churches and small groups clamoring to participate in the six-hour meeting of Bible study and prayer, which shows people are hungry for the word of God, according to Platt. The LifeWay Secret Church website provides details for this year's only simulcast gathering along with a map showing the location of host churches across the U.S. participating in the simulcast. Media from previous Secret Church gatherings can be accessed via Platt's Radical website, and video of the March 29 meeting will be available for viewing until April 29 at midnight.
In addition to serving as pastor of The Church at Brook Hills, Platt has co-authored with Francis Chan Follow Me: A Call to Die. A Call to Live and his New York Times bestseller Radical: Taking Back Your Faith From the American Dream and has founded a resource ministry of the same name to equip Christians in making disciples.
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SOURCE: Christian Post