Author: Tim LaHaye & Jerry B. Jenkins
Trade Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Tyndale House
Publication date: December 2000
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The title alone tells what the book is about. This book is a
Fundamentalist Christian view of the End Times as prophisized in the
Bible. I found this book to be both fascinating and infuriating. At several
points in this book I wanted to scream my head off, yet I was
bewildered. I have yet to figure out how some Christians can believe
this is going to happen. It seems so fantasical.
The first point which made me scratch my head was how the authors
claim that to name an exact date is against the Word of God. If one should
name a date, then they are termed false prophets. The authors then
disclose how they believe the generation who saw Israel become a
nation will be the last generation to pass. The rapture will soon
come about after that. It may not be a specific time but they are
cutting it close to being false prophets by their own definition.
The second point is how they think tolerance of other religions is the
next step to being one religion. At one point they stress one
shouldn't be tolerant of other religions because they're not the "one true
way" to God. The authors also say those who worship Gaia will soon
become Mary worshippers and, thus, the "one world religion" will come
together. It seems they never did their homework when it comes to
The third point made me laugh out loud. The authors said the
technology of today is a stepping stone to the total control of
everything by the AntiChrist. We now have the ability to live in a
cashless society by the use of credit and debit cards. We also use
microchips to tag animals which the authors think will be the
mark of the Beast.
The fourth and final point is what nasty things will happen while saying God loves you with all of his being and He wishes you to be with him. God loves you but He'll send demon locusts to grab your attention. He wants you to believe in Him, and to make you believe He'll send 200 million demon
horsemen to make you see He's loving and just. Half of the world population at this point will die just so He can prove
to you how much He cares for you. Those who don't believe will be
tortured, killed then thrown in the Lake of Fire with Satan, the
AntiChrist and the False Prophet.
If this book was suppose to make the reader think about life, love and
religion then they failed miserably. I found myself disgusted
with their narrowmindedness and their highhandedness. Of couse, I am
one of the scoffers they talk about. Reading this book made me glad I
am a scoffer.
Reviewed by Seraphina