The Bible although it doesn’t give us the date of the rapture, it does give us indicators when it is getting close, the season (emphasis mine). —Billy Crone on Prophecy Watchers hosted by Gary Stearman –6/1/17
Sooner or later when you get pretrib teachers to talk a lot, they end up making statements that deny their own pretrib, imminence theology, or at least commit other inconsistencies in their pretrib theological system.
Also, while they are adamant of a pretrib rapture, they ironically are the most obsessed about talking about signs of the end, which they typically—in their system—qualify by saying the signs refer to the second coming and not the rapture (they disconnect the rapture from the second coming).
But in this particular instance, Crone explicitly claims there are “indicators” to the rapture! (see video time stamp below at 2:02).
This is a direct contradiction to imminence dogma, which every pretrib teacher would admit. Pretrib teachers define imminence as the teaching that Jesus can return at any moment to rapture the church, and that there are no signs, indicators, conditions, intervening events, and the like that signal the rapture. They believe that there will be signs, indicators, conditions, and intervening events that signal the second coming. But they believe there is absolutely nothing that signals the rapture.
So Billy Crone commits a massive contradiction to his own pretrib, imminence theological position claiming there are indicators to the rapture.
Will Crone retract his denial of imminence?
In addition, at the very opening of the video below, Gary Stearman states “Prophetically speaking we’ve entered the final countdown.” It is not as explicit as Crone’s statement, but it also certainly contradicts imminence theology.