Mr. Greg Laurie, you have been doing a series on end-times and you seem very confident that the next event on the calender is the rapture when the church will be swept away from the earth before the Antichrist’s great tribulation.
I beg to differ. I think you are dangerously wrong.
You have mislead countless people through your pretribulational teaching, a teaching where Jesus, Paul, and the book of Revelation say just the opposite what you are teaching.
The arguments you have used are…well, with all due respect…bad. The pretrib Tradition typically does that to one’s approach to Scripture, I have learned.
Difficult times are coming and your people need to hear the other side, before it is too late.
So Mr. Laurie, I would like to invite you to a public debate on this important question.
“The first to state his case seems right, until his opponent begins to cross–examine him.” (Proverbs 18:17)
Meaningful interaction is a good thing and it is beneficial for God’s people, holding Christians accountable for their theological claims. Debates are a God-glorifying medium of interaction for truth-lovers.
In this prewrath vs pretrib debate, the audience would benefit from actual dialogues and not just monologues, since it often brings out more substantive discussions than behind a keyboard or behind your ministries’ video productions.
May I propose a thesis: The Church Will Face the Antichrist Before the Rapture.
I would take the affirmative, and you the denial. I think a three hour debate is sufficient. I can propose a debate format if you accept the invitation. The debate will of course contain rebuttals and a cross-examination period; accordingly, the audience is benefited from actual dialogues and not just monologues since it often brings out more substantive discussions. And an experienced moderator is preferred.
Mr. Laurie, this will be an opportunity for you to defend publicly your pretribulational beliefs that you assert so confidently in front of your people. I am willing to put my prewrath claims under your cross-examination. I hope you are willing to do the same with yours.
I would like to see this debate happen since I am confident that when the pretribulational and prewrath views are presented side-by-side for others to evaluate, the prewrath position is seen to be the most viable, biblical position.
I hope the same confidence that you express in your pretribulational sermon above will also be shown in accepting this invitation to defend your rapture view in a public debate with me.
May this event take place for the faith-building of the people of God and for the glory of our Lord Christ. The Antichrist’s persecution against the church is coming as the Bible warns.
Your flock deserves to hear this debate.