Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Pastor makes un-unprecedented claim: Current events show Jesus will return soon!

This was published in May, but I just came across it, perhaps in the nick of time:  Greg Laurie: Could NK threat spell Last Days for U.S.?

Greg Laurie is the senior pastor of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California. According to his wiki page:
President Donald Trump selected Pastor Laurie as one of several evangelical church leaders to participate in the National Prayer Service hosted at the Washington National Cathedral following the Presidential Inauguration of 2017.
Alrighty then!

Pastor Laurie reveals this profound eschatological exegesis:
"How does this fit into the prophetic puzzle? Well, in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea,” Laurie mentioned next, noting that one explanation could be that North Korea sells its nuclear weapons to Iran, which is a key player in the Bible’s account of the End Times. "Here is what concerns me – we do not find the reigning superpower on the face of the Earth anywhere in the Last Days scenario, [but] other nations emerge. So where is America?”
If I follow his, um, compelling argument it boils down to this:
  1. There is no superpower mentioned in wherever he is getting his end times prophecy. 1
  2. Therefore America will probably be destroyed before Jesus' return (bummer.)
  3. The most likely source of our imminent destruction is North Korea.
  4. Ruh rho, North Korea doesn't show up in Revelation either! 2
  5. Therefore North Korea will sell its nukes to Iran, aka Persia, a major end-times player and bogeyman. Persia will do the nasty to us.
I'm convinced. How about you?

1 Presumably some combination of Daniel, Ezekiel, The Olivet Discourse, Revelation, The Late Great Planet Earth, the Left Behind Series, and the Trump State Department.

2 I think he is just not being creative. Surely any endtimes exegete of note can find a reference to North Korea if he looks hard enough.

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