Left Behind Series

United States
January 17, 2007 12:03am CST
Obviously the Left Behind series by Tim Lahaye & Jerry Jenkins is popular, given the number of books they've sold. I'm just wondering how other people feel about their view of end times prophecy? I personally agree with their views and like the fact that they take so many things literally, but how do you feel about it? Do you agree with them and look at their books as a way of learning more about Revelation? Or do you just read them because they are really good stories?
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@kc_159_98 (144)
• United States
26 Jan 07
I loved the books. They are a wonderful example of a great writer. When it comes to the prophecies, I'm not sure I agree with all of it, but that blame is on myself. I didn't start looking up the scriptures they quoted from the begining. I think I started following along in Apollyon. Eventually I want to own all the books, and to study the scriptures that they quote. With all that out, I think I do agree with what they are saying. I really like the fact that when they quote a scripture they use it in context to the chapter it came from. They don't take a verse out of a chapter on faith to try to back up something on marriage, Unless they are talking about faith in marriage.
• United States
5 Feb 07
I also like the fact that they make it clear what part of scripture they are referring to. I always look it up myself as well. As much as I like the authors - I don't like the idea of drawing conclusions without reading the passages myself. I do agree with everything that I've double checked. They are great books!
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@deebomb (15323)
• United States
4 Feb 07
I have read quite a few of the left behind books I can't agree with them for one thing my bible tell me that whem christ comes he will comewith a loud noise a shout.When you check Matthew 24:3-31, you will see the line up of End of the Age (verse 3) events that Christ Himself gave in this passage of Scripture. The Beginning of Sorrows, (verse 8) the Abomination of Desolation, (verse 15) the Great Tribulation, (verse 21) and His Appearance, (verse 30) and then a GATHERING. (verse 31) "He shall send His angels with a great sound of a Trumpet and they shall GATHER together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." We call this the "7th TRUMPET GATHERING". There is no mention of a preliminary escape or departure in this passage of Scripture. We do not believe in a rapture, only a GATHERING of saints unto CHRIST'S PRESENCE, right here on Earth at His Coming.
@shooie (4988)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I agree with their view as well. Have read them all and am thinking about reading them again. What a person needs to do is read Revelations and then read the books. People are wondering about the weather and different things that are going on in the world. Well all they have to do is read Revelations.
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• United States
25 Jan 07
I refer to Revelation also. I respect the fact that Tim Lahaye has had so many years of education and research when it comes to prophecy, but I think it's a good idea for anyone to read the scripture for themselves as well. So far though, I really do agree with most of their views.
• United States
22 Jan 07
Yes, I have enjoyed the series. Seeing as they wrote the book, with scripture beeing their basis for it. Personally it helps me to understand Revelations better. Because it was written with a lot of symbolism,not in our time, it helps me. There is another series out by Tim Lahaye written around the book of Daniel, have you read that? What do you think of it?
• United States
25 Jan 07
I haven't read that series yet. I would like to, but I just haven't gotten around to it yet. Did you read it? Is it good?
• India
30 Mar 07
I have not read the books, but I've seen the movies. However, the dispensational premillenial scheme of eschatology is , I believe, not as good as other schemes of eschatological understanding,hermeneutically and theologically. Even if I must interpret Rev 20 literally I would be a post millenialist. And even if I must be premillenialist I would still be a historical premillenialist.
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@helpout (210)
• Ireland
26 Jan 07
i am currently reading the left behind,the next one in my sights is Apollyon.very impresive fiction,can we learn from it??
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@villageanne (8554)
• United States
24 Jan 07
I have only read a few of them. I enjoyed them but do not agree with all the prophecy in them. I rely more on my scriptures to show me what is going to happen as society moves closer to the end of this world as we know it.
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@annieroos (1846)
• United States
17 Jan 07
yes i do agree with the view.. I love the books i learned so much from them.. And brought me closer to God.. I am not a big reader.. but this one i read from back to from.. one of the books i stared and finished in one day the first one i beleive and i just couldn't put it down.. Great authors
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• United States
17 Jun 08
When I first read the Left Behind books, I agreed with there views of the end time,and still do to a point. However as things are unfolding on a daily basis, I feel somethings are going to be a little different, but these books are great and you can learn alot from them. Of course,as we know they are fiction, but something along the lines of there story is going to happen and I feel as though it will happen sooner than some people realize. I am not sure about the timing of the rapture prophecy, as to whether it will happen before the Antichrist or just before Armageddon. Some people agree with Pre-Trib rapture and some Post-trib. This is where I am a little confused. But either way, I hope and pray I'm not Left Behind.
• United States
12 Jun 08
Thay are indeed really good stories but I believe that there may be prophetic to some degree.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
30 Mar 07
i have not read any of these series but will find a copy so i can relate to this discussion. i have tons of ebooks waiting for me. haha :)
@imadriscoll (2230)
• United States
26 Feb 07
I started reading them when I was in college and then I got busy and put the books on hold. I would really like to go back and read them again, but I think that I would have to start completely over so that I would better understand the characters. I remember agreeing with their views, but was still a very young Christian at the time ... so I would also like to go back and read them knowing what I do now about the Bible. I think that it helped me understand a lot about end times that I just was not understanding from reading the Bible by itself. I know this is dangerous at times, but it really made things come alive for me. Are you a born again Christian?