ALREADY IN SECOND PRINTING!
Yet, those in the 'know" who have proven time and again that Premillennial Dispensationalism (the doctrine that claims the state of Israel is favored by God, therefore needs to be supported by ALL Christians), is in contradistinction to orthodox theology. Hundreds of new authors and scholars (both Christian and secular) present a case that Lindsey and others like John Hagee, Tim LaHaye, Mike Evans and many other right-wing evangelicals are promoting a faulty doctrine in regards (especially) to a Middle East conflict that is literally out of control. Folks like Lindsey and LaHaye especially are flying high on the magic flying carpet of Zionism-controlled media and publishing empires, making (at least over 200) millions of dollars from a highly distorted theology.
While many credible and deeply researched books that biblically refute the prevalent "Left Behind" doctrine are making headway into the marketplace (written by Bible scholars like Stephen Sizer, Steve Wohlberg, Ted Noel, Barbara Rossing, Arnie Suntag, Dave MacPherson, to name a few), the majority of Christendom is being inundated by the politically (and for financial profit) designed campaign that most certainly will start World War 111.
Please don't read any jealousy on the part of these brave authors who dare challenge a Zionism ideology and culture, an ersatz theological polemic beginning back with CI Scofield, who wrote the distorted Scofield Bible (with a myriad margins that skewed the Bible) solely to enhance the Premillennial Dispensationalism doctrine, which plays well into the hands of the Zionism agenda. Surely, they don't get the exposure nor author support services that Lindsey and LaHaye get from the MSN. Why should they? Their books don't paint the 'soothing gospel' one finds in the Rapture to Heaven messages inculcated in Lindsey's and LaHaye's escapist tomes. Millions of uninformed Christian readers pay tons of money to ease their escapist psyche, as well as their jingoistic, Manifest Destiny, American Exceptionalism, and nationalism ideology they feel gains them points with God by supporting the state of Israel.
However, folks like Sizer and the others did not write their books to become wealthy and famous authors, they wrote them because Christians need to know they are being fed the biggest pitcher of theological Kool Aid ever concocted.
Mine is not an ad hominem attack on Lindsey, LaHaye and others who write and support the Pre-Tribulation Rapture to Heaven and the Israel (is God's Holy Nation) First ideology. I and the aforementioned authors have challenged Lindsey and LaHaye to debate the theological discrepancies contained throughout their books. They didn’t even have the courtesy to respond in the negative.
Oh wait! One of LaHaye’s hired guns, Tommy Ice, did respond when I offered him a free copy of my book, The End Times Passover, to examine, but he responded by saying, “I don’t read Jewish books.” Strange response from a person who believes Israelis are still God’s ‘chosen people.’
Nevertheless, those dedicated servants who disagree with the Premmillennial Dispensationalism doctrine continue to parse through the war-mongering propaganda such as WND and others are putting out there. And, hopefully, they will convince the committed Christians will return to their Bibles to read and study what God’s word truly says about the nefarious Rapture to Heaven and ‘Israel First’ doctrines. Hopefully they will realize that they need to draw closer to Christ as we see in the immediate horizon that great persecution of the church is increasing exponentially, and that Christians will suffer great tribulation.
The Christian –who has studied the Bible correctly, guided by the Holy Spirit – should know better that to listen, believe and teach others to follow theories that do not comport with the exact words God has given us in His easy to understand instructions about his overall salvation plan, and what to expect before the final return of Christ. But yet, many would rather entertain the titillating and provocative theories being presented to them by a throng of pastors, evangelists and Bible teachers who promulgate the erroneous theories being put forth by the likes of Tim LaHaye, John Hagee, Hal Lindsey, et al, who seduce the church to follow political ideology, ethnic strife, war-mongering and Rapture fantasy above God’s specific word.
As we clearly see in Matthew 13:11-23, the group of scripture that describes the parable of the sower, Though seeing, they do not see; though hearing, they do not hear or understand, they respond to their propaganda rather than doing the will of God.
Sadly, many Christians - who have been lulled into a false sense of confidence by their Bible distortion - may not be ready to handle the impending tribulation that awaits them.