End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology
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End Times Fiction: A Biblical Consideration of the Left Behind Theology

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Tim LaHaye contends that his bestselling Left Behind series (with Jerry Jenkins) is ""the first fictional portrayal of prophetic events that are true to the literal interpretation of Bible prophecy." " Gary DeMar takes issue with this bold claim, contending that the theological premise the series is based upon is only one interpretation of the book of Revelation.

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Paperback, 252 pages
Published November 6th 2001 by Thomas Nelson Publishers
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When you read the Left behind novels, is it purely for fun? If so, no need to continue reading . . .

Now, do you read it for all the good theology in it? If so, get this book.

Since I was harsh on DeMar's apologetic book Thinking Straight in a Crooked World, I will make amends with this review.

This book is specifically a critique of the fantasy peddled as fact in the Left Behind novels.

Now, DeMar is a preterist and a postmillennialist. Whether those views are correct is up for serious and honest d...more
David Eagen
Before this book I knew very little of preterism. It has opened my eyes to a different approach to various scriptures that in many ways makes more sense that the futurist views I had before.

The timing of the events in Daniel 9 are particularly intriguing. The case Mr. DeMar lays out for the 490 years of Daniel's seventy heptads seems more logical that other explanations I have heard.

While I am not yet fully convinced that all the passages Mr. DeMar discusses have already been fulfilled I will...more
I still don't have a rock-solid position on eschatology, but this was a clear and concise reality check for those looking for the Antichrist behind every corner. :)
A useful theological critique of end-times fiction such as the Left Behind series, and the fiction of most end-times teaching.
Don Pollard
Finally, a well thought out approach to the book of Revelation and end-times prophecy
Excellent and clearly put forth.
This is a great book which dispels much of the fiction that surrounds eschatological teachings.
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Gary is a graduate of Western Michigan University (1973) and earned his M.Div. at Reformed Theological Seminary in 1979. In 2007, he earned his Ph.D. in Christian Intellectual History from Whitefield Theological Seminary. Author of countless essays, news articles, and more than 27 book titles, he also hosts The Gary DeMar Show, and History Unwrapped—both broadcasted and podcasted. Gary has lived i...more
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