Late Great Planet Earth
The impact of The Late Great Planet Earth cannot be overstated. The New York Times called it the 'no. 1 non-fiction bestseller of the decade.' For Christians and non-Christians of the 1970s, Hal Lindsey's blockbuster served as a wake-up call on events soon to come and events already unfolding all leading up to the greatest event of all: the return of Jesus Christ. The yea...more
What’s it about? It’s about what’s happening right now, baby! Rapture! End Times! World’s greatest come-back tour! Heck! More heck!
I don’t understand how evangelicals like Hal Lindsey and his zillion followers think about God. Here’s the Bible and it contains this prophecy which literally will tell you what’s going to happen to the planet ...more
Written in a world steeped in social injustice and oppression, a major theme of the Old Testament is that this deformation of society is a result of rebellion against God, and that God is on the side of the oppressed and will act decisively at the end of history to usher in a new order of justice and righteousness for those who respond to Him in faith and obedience. The New Testament builds ...more
"Um...yes" I said, unsure of how to effective communicate the reality of this book's impact on Christian eschatology and the reality of its ridiculousness.
Steeped in Scofieldian Dispensationalism, this little work inspired the Left Behind novels and has altered the landscape of Bible believing fundamentalists everywhere--with the exception of scholars who wish this theological framework had never found the light of day. ...more
in other words, after reading this book I gave my life to Jesus Christ... March 1975.
The problem with the world is sin. God provided a solution, found only in Jesus Christ.
Reminds of the book, "88 Reasons why t ...more
I giv ...more
What an accurate Biblical accounting of end times prophecy! Hal Lindsay leaves no stone unturned---no mystery to be discovered---in his explanation of what is to come according to the Bible.
Fact-filled, historically and scientifically accurate, this book leaves no doubt as to the future for believers and non-believers alike. Every believer should be praying that non-believers get hold of this ...more
Oddly later I read some of the same ideas elswhere and wondered who wrote it first.
Read, enjoy. i to am a Christian and believe prophecy is in the Bible for a reason, but I also believe Christ when he said His return would be a t a time "you think not". I sort of think prophecy may be there somewhat so God can say "see I told you so." ...more
The End Times is a period of amoral turmoil that precedes the rise of the Antichrist and that culminates with the return of Jesus Christ. Believers are convinced that prophecies from the Apocrypha and the New Testament – especially The Book of Revelations – are coming true all around us, “prov ...more
It begins by assuming that Jesus prophesied about the last days of this world when he spoke at length in response to the disciples' questions in Matthew 24.
Hal Lindsey's inattention to the context of Matthew 24 is responsible for the errors he has sown on the pages of his bestseller. In Matt 24 Jesus had just pronounced the destruction of the temple when his disciples asked him, "Tell ...more
I read it out of boredom as a pre-teen. It scared the utter crap out of me to think zealots like Lindsey had influence on enough people to keep his books on the bestseller lists. Then again, I suppose it influenced me, too...influenced me to get away from evangelicals ASAP.
I heard it hit the Ground--
And go to pieces on the Stones
At the bottom of my Mind--
Yet blamed the Fate that flung it--less
Than I denounced Myself,
For entertaining Plated Wares
Upon My Silver Shelf--
I actually adored this book when I first read it (junior high, maybe?) and went on to read several of his other books as well. It wasn't until I took a course on eschatology in college that I understood the slipshod argumentation. Mark it down to lessons ...more