Wednesday, March 2, 2011

EXPOSING THE RAPTURE LIE (PART 2)

Part 1 of this series is here

The Rapture 'doctors' (those who create, fabricate, and perpetuate the many different Rapture theories) have searched the Bible over and have found a finite number of Scriptures that they were able to pull violently out of context, twist and mould, reshape and join unnaturally one to the other until they have formed a new product, a new doctrine, seemingly supported by Biblical Scripture, but in reality nothing more than satan's 'house of cards,' built on a foundation of sand, a perversion of God's true end-time plan.
(The above passage was taken, word-for-word, from the web site:

These series of postings on this subject will reveal not only the satanic origin of these false doctrines, but also the immediate spiritual danger to the Christian who is haphazardly seduced by the lie.

Regular visitors to the blog may have noticed that there are a number of articles posted here that illustrate how satan (the antichrist) is planning on deceiving us all. Even before Christ’s time on this earth, satan has planted numerous lies to deceive God’s children. The rapture theory is just another plant from satan, but it is a MAJOR FALSEHOOD !

It is astonishing to see how many publications are out there that propagate this false doctrine. 

The number of so-called ‘Christian’ web sites and blogs that are popping up on the internet truly boggles the mind! You will find that the vast majority of these online facilities speak very well of our Creator, and His son Jesus Christ. They all acknowledge that Jesus came in the flesh, died on the cross, rose from the dead, and promised to return to earth someday. Many of these sites deliver brilliant compelling evidence to prove these truths, but hidden somewhere between all their dazzling facts there will, 9 out of 10 times, be an overwhelming thrust to propagate the biblically unsound Rapture 'doctrine'. That satan (the antichrist) is a deceiver of note, is an underestimation of his evil cunningness!

"Who changed the truth of God into a lie..." (Rom 1:25)

Almost every Christian I have spoken to has heard of the Left Behind series of books, a series of 16 best-selling novels by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, dealing with Christian dispensationalist End Times: pretribulation, premillennial, Christian eschatological viewpoint of the end of the world.

The series is classified as Christian Fiction, but many regard it as Biblical prophecy. The series has also been printed into a series of children’s books called Left Behind: The Kids, targeted are in the age group 8 to12. The ten kids’ titles have also been best sellers.

The series has been adapted into three action thriller films with the fourth being discussed by Cloud Ten Pictures. The films are Left Behind: The Movie, Left Behind II: Tribulation Force and Left Behind: World at War. The series also inspired the PC game "Left Behind: Eternal Forces" and its sequels, "Left Behind: Tribulation Forces" and "Left Behind 3: Rise of the Antichrist".

Total sales for the series have surpassed 65 million copies. Seven titles in the adult series have reached #1 on the bestseller lists for the New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly – Source: http://www.leftbehind.com

Many people are being used by satan in these end-times to spread lies and false doctrine. The authors of the Left Behind series would do well to observe what the man below went through after he realized that he was a pawn of satan.

Below is a partial quotation from Dr. Frank Logsdon, one of the Scholars who worked on the corrupted New American Standard Version Bible translation (NASB or NASV) after he was made aware of the alterations and corruptions that appear in that Bible version. This Bible version was translated from the corrupted  (Nestles) Greek text, the same text (different edition) of the NIV New Testament, which is a very popular Bible version with the Rapturists.  You cannot help but feel sorry for Dr. Frank Logsdon, but may his words below serve as a lesson to always be on guard for satan's deceptions, for satan is a cunning and deceitful devil!

Quote of Dr. Logsdon, as found in New Age Bible Versions, by G. Riplinger; preface page 3:

“I must under God renounce every attachment to the New American Standard...I'm afraid I'm in trouble with the Lord...We laid the groundwork; I wrote the format; I helped interview some of the translators; I sat with the translator; I wrote the preface...  I'm in trouble; I cant refute these arguments; its wrong, its terribly wrong; it's frighteningly wrong; and what am I going to do about it?...I can no longer ignore these criticisms I am hearing and I can't refute them...  When questions began to reach me at first I was quite offended.  However, in attempting to answer, I began to sense that something was not right about the NASV.  Upon investigation, I wrote my very dear friend, Mr. Lockman, explaining that I was forced to renounce all attachment to the NASV... The product is grievous to my heart and helps to complicate matters in these already troublous times...The deletions are absolutely frightening...there are so many...Are we so naive that we do not suspect Satanic deception in all of this?... I don't want anything to do with it... You can say the Authorized Version (KJV) is absolutely correct.  How correct?  100% correct! If you must stand against everyone else, stand.” -- Dr. Frank Logsdon; NASB/NASV Bible Editor
(End of quote)

"Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field..." (Gen 3:1)

Part 3 of this series continues here

STAY SAFE IN CHRIST!

7 comments:

Jinx McHue said...

"The series is classified as Christian Fiction, but many regard it as Biblical prophecy."

I'm curious -- could you point me to examples of these "many" who you claim take the novels as "Biblical prophecy?"

Tia Mysoa said...

@ Jinx McHue,

Thanks for visiting!

My reference to “many” should maybe have read many non-Christians… or green Christians. One only has to read the reviews on www.leftbehind.com to see that there are “many” who consider the series as a true reflection of biblical prophesy.

Educated bible-reading Christians will not fall for this deception, however, if you consider that the total sales for the series have surpassed 65 million copies, then my pure logical commonsense tells me that surely their must be many who perceive the series as a true reflection of ‘end-time’ events. Obviously I cannot predict how many? – Maybe 1000, maybe 10,000, maybe 100,000, or 500,000…. I don’t know!

The link below provided by Wikipedia suggests that that the storyline in these books seem to reflect the actual worldview of millions of Americans, including many prominent conservative leaders.

The final paragraph in this article reads as follows:
“So the rest of us can ignore Left Behind, or chuckle at its over-the-top Christian kitsch. We should keep in mind, though, that for some of the most powerful people in the world, this stuff isn't melodrama. It's prophecy.” – My own emphasis added.

Explore at own pace>> http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2002/07/29/left_behind

Stay safe – IN CHRIST!

Jinx McHue said...

"One only has to read the reviews on www.leftbehind.com to see that there are “many” who consider the series as a true reflection of biblical prophesy."

I don't think one or possibly two people out of seven reader reviews could ever justify the use of the word "many."

"We should keep in mind, though, that for some of the most powerful people in the world, this stuff isn't melodrama. It's prophecy."

Note that the article doesn't name names and makes all sorts of weak assertions that lack evidence.

Sorry, but the books are novels -- fiction -- and hardly anyone thinks of them as such. Unfortunately, though, there are a lot of people who do think that "many regard it as Biblical prophecy."

Jinx McHue said...

Sorry. That first sentence in the last paragraph should end: "...hardly anyone think of them otherwise."

Jinx McHue said...

And my correction contains a typo as well. *sigh* Not my day.

Tia Mysoa said...

Yes granted! The few reviews on www.leftbehind.com hardly classify as “many”, but if you look closely at what the vast majority of reviewers are saying, you will notice that there are overwhelming undertones (a strong tendency) to “believe” this Christian fiction as future truth. One commentator states: “….I am impressed with the authors' knowledge of biblical prophecy. The pages of Revelation come alive in this book." Another says, “They make the characters real and explain some of the things in Revelation that I haven't understood before." This chap’s review states: “Combines Tom Clancy-like suspense with touches of romance, high-tech flash and Biblical references.” --- “They present the gospel clearly without being preachy,” – and so on.

Let’s leave the reviews out of this debate…
What about the other sources I mentioned above? – Oh, I see now, that article doesn't name names, makes weak assertions and lacks evidence. Okay, then I presume this is what you want: You want people who read the left behind series, which is classified as Christian Fiction, to openly proclaim, in black and white, that they regard the series as Biblical prophecy. I don’t think people would want to do that, as religion is for many a personal private matter. So unfortunately “the proof” you are looking for, will never be found.

I’ve said this before… When I used the word “many” in this posting, it was a reference to many non-Christians, or people who have never studied their bibles thoroughly. It is they (many of them), in my humble opinion, who are being deceived by this fiction into believing that the rapture is an event that is going to take place before satan turns this world into total chaos. It is a lie!

Don’t forget also, that there are many authors who write fiction books based on fact. The authors of this series are doing exactly the same, and are even using biblical references.

At the end of the day…
To be honest, I fail to see why you are hammering on this one issue, simply because I used the word “many” in one sentence. There’s so much more important issues to debate here.

God Bless!

Rocky2 said...

Hi Tia. I agree with you. You might enjoy Googling "Pretrib Rapture Pride" and "Pretrib Rapture Dishonesty." Oh, and another one titled "Pretrib Rapture Secrets."

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