Pretrib teachers are notorious for committing a major contradiction in their system. On one side of their mouth they believe in the “any moment” (i.e. imminent) rapture of God’s people, which means, according to their own definition, there cannot be any prophesied events that must occur before the rapture.
Then on the other side of their mouth they say “we are living in the end times,” which requires that prophesied events are occurring right now. In other words, Laurie believes that he knows we are living in the end times because he believes the Bible tells him so, the same Bible that supposedly tells him that there are no prophesied events before the rapture!
Hence, the contradiction.
So I am calling their bluff from now on. When they say we are living in the “last days” or “end times,” I will call them on that and point out they are denying their own fundamental pretribulational tenet of a so-called imminent return of Christ.
As an aside, Greg Laurie will have to give an account to God one day by misleading his people, teaching them that they will be “raptured out of here” before the Antichrist’s great tribulation. Imagine the vulnerable souls that he has taught over the years when this happens.
Pray that he will stop being deceived by his tradition of pretrib theology, so that he can warn his people of the coming Man of lawlessness (2 Thess. 2).
And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, BUT THE END IS NOT YET.” (Matt 24:4–6)