The New Brothers Grimm and Their Left Behind Fairy Tales

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Mercer University Press, 2006 - Literary Criticism - 222 pages
The New Brother's Grimm examines the twelve volumes of the very popular Left Behind series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, relating the story and the theological arguments of each book and then challenging those arguments. One of the centerpieces of their interpretation of the Bible is that the church of Christ will be raptured to be with Christ for seven years. During that time people who have been left behind will have an opportunity to accept Christ as savior, but they will have to pass through the tribulation'a time of unimaginable horror with Satan ruling the world. At its end, Christ will appear with his heavenly army and defeat the forces of Antichrist in the battle of Armageddon. After that Christ will establish an earthly kingdom lasting exactly 1000 years, during which Satan will be bound in the bottomless pit. Ultimately, the author suggests that the theological premises set forth in the series are at best dubious and at worst theological snake oil.

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Left Behind A Novel of Earth s Last Days Rapture and Conspiracy
Tribulation Force The Fearless Foursome
Nicolae The Rise of Antichrist World War III and the Abortion Issue
Soul Harvest The World Takes Sides The Prolife God Who Kills by the Millions
Apollyon The Destroyer Is Unleashed More of Gods Judgments
Assassins Assignment Jerusalem Target Antichrist Attempting the Impossible
The Indwelling The Beast Takes Possession Carpathia Is Risen
The Mark The Beast Rules the World Carpathia and Satan as One
Desecration Antichrist Takes the Throne Carpathia Enraged
The Remnant On the Brink of Armageddon Petra Site of the Big Camp Meeting in the Desert
Armageddon The Cosmic Battle of the Ages Satan Rallies His Forces
Glorious Appearing The End of Days The Antichrist Is Vanquished
Left Behind The Kids The Vanishings The Rapture Revisited
Babylon Rising In Search of the Brazen Serpent and the Golden Head

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Page 43 - Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.
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