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"The day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a loud noise, and the elements will be dissolved with fire, and the earth and the works that are upon it will be burned up." (2 Peter 3:10)
"They will see the Son of man coming on the clouds of heaven and with great glory; and he will send out his angels with a loud trumpet call, and they will gather his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other." (Matthew 24:30,31)
This is an extract from an article by the Religion News Service, 16 June 2006. Please read it carefully and then consider it in the light of the comments that follow.
"Sex and violence are the bread and butter of the video game industry. But a soon to be released game aimed at Christian teens is banking on blockbuster status by replacing the sex with prayer - while keeping the violence...
Players can either join the Christians and kill non-believers or join the demonic forces and smite Christians in Left Behind: Eternal Forces, a video game due out this fall as part of the wildly popular Left Behind franchise. Eternal forces is the latest effort by Tyndale House Publishers to profit from the Left Behind novels, a fictional series about the apocalypse that its authors claim has won converts to Christianity...
The game purports to teach Christian values while allowing players to kill in the name of either Christianity or the Antichrist...The game makers were allowed to use the name and have creative control while granting Tyndale and Left Behind authors Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins final approval...
The game's most vocal opponent is conservative Christian attorney and violent video game critic Jack Thompson...He accused the company (Tyndale House) of abandoning morality by exploiting a cash cow in the Left Behind series, and said co-author Tim LaHaye ought to be ashamed of himself. 'We've got a company that's really prostituting the name "Christian" and using it as a sales tool to market to Christian kids that which is harmful by any other name.'" (Religion News Service, 16 June 2006)
For those not familiar with the name Tyndale, let us start with this important clarification. Tyndale House Publishing has almost nothing in common with the William Tyndale from whom that company purloined its name. He was one of the Lord's elect, hunted down and killed by Christians for translating the Bible accurately, strangled and burned in particular for correctly erasing the word "church" from the Scriptures where Christians had deceptively inserted it over a hundred times in the New Testament. You can examine his amazing translations in the British Museum today. Tyndale did keep the word church where it applied, in reference to the pagan "house of god" that Christians took over and occupied. William Tyndale laid bare the fraud of the Pope himself (who claimed to represent the apostles) and if he were alive today Tyndale would have no trouble at all in exposing what Christian publishers like Tyndale House and Christian authors like Tim LaHaye truly represent.
However the article above is in fact perversely right and subtly wrong in many ways. For this reason it is significant and deserves careful scrutiny.
1. The Left Behind series is indeed "fictional," one of a long line of fictitious tales invented by Christians. They have been doing this for two thousand years. The Left Behind fraud is not even very old. It is a recent fabrication in the history of Christianity. A full expose of this "theology" and its origin can be found in The Truth Which Sets Free, Chapter 17, Church Rapture?
2. The Left Behind series and game will most certainly have "won converts to Christianity." That is the religion to which such "believers" truly belong. Left Behind most definitely teaches "Christian values" and will be a major cash cow - for the goats doomed to eat and digest this fodder.
3. Christianity is the domain of the Antichrist (literally, substitute Christ) and is itself a "wildly popular franchise," appearing in many forms to suit as many tastes as possible. The apostles of Christ predicted the emergence of this franchise in great detail, a description that fits the Christian Church like a glove.
4. Tyndale House has not "abandoned morality" because it never stood for it in the first place. Tyndale House stands squarely for Christianity. Kenneth Taylor founded this company in 1962, initially as a vehicle to publish his "Living Bible", a weak paraphrase of the Word of God that would have made the real William Tyndale throw up. Many scribes of the past toiled meticulously to preserve every jot of the Scriptures for posterity, and many laid down their lives for this, most of them killed by a church that insisted on its own texts, versions containing gross inaccuracies and deliberate alterations to suit its denominational theology. The "Living Bible" was even worse, a complete substitute for the Word of God from beginning to end, a non-translation that encouraged the loose interpretations so beloved by churchmen, and it greatly assisted in multiplying that flock of goats called Christians and in spreading their "gospels." Despite the subtle efforts of people like Kenneth Taylor, not one iota of the real Word of God will fade away, and the sheep who are destined to come to the true Light shall live by every bit of it. (Matthew 4:4, 5:18, 24:35; John 10:27,28)
5. Tim LaHaye does indeed have reason to be ashamed, and will be excruciatingly embarrassed when the real End comes, but he has no need to be ashamed as a Christian. He represents that religion as a leading ambassador.
6. Neither the company nor the authors are "prostituting the name Christian;" they are representing it very fittingly. Christianity is the fake, the substitute, the harlot described by the apostles. You cannot prostitute what is already a harlot. What they are prostituting is the name of Christ. That is what Christianity has been all about from day one. These people have been inventing substitutes and suppressing the truth ever since they appeared beside the first disciples of Christ. They are the sell-outs, the "falling away" predicted by the elect apostles. Every "saint" they have beatified, every "creed" they have concocted and every "council" they have convened confirms this.
Think this is too fantastic to be true? What if the hard facts show it to be so? Afraid to read them? Think of what is at stake. Do you want to spend eternity with these creatures? The Son of God is not coming to rapture the Church. That name does not even belong where they repeatedly inserted it into the Word of God. Neither does the word religion. Christians are the ones in for the biggest shock of all when they find out who really gets "left behind," or more correctly, left in the dark forever.
If you have ears to hear this, then now is the time to find out just how subtle and powerful Satan's "ace card" has been since he first played it on the world table. Now is the time to learn how the real "demonic forces" deviously battle for lives, to the death, in The Truth Which Sets Free and The Dark Powers That Bind.