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6.12.04

Apocalyptic Author Showdown

From Agape Press:

LaHaye: New End Times Thriller Teaches 'Ridiculous' ViewsTyndale Defends Choice to Publish Hanegraaff's Preterist Series

Tyndale's decision to publish The Last Disciple came as a total surprise to LaHaye, who has a long history with Tyndale. "I was shocked beyond words, just stunned," he says, "when I saw this from this publisher. See, I was their first writer -- Spirit-Controlled Temper was my first book. And they've held the pre-trib position for 40 years. That's why I went to them."

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The well-known Christian theologian says hearing preterists promote this "nonsense" causes him to respond, "You mean we're living in the millennium? What a shock! Or that Satan is bound? -- Good grief! Can you imagine the surprise of the apostles and others, to think that Satan is bound? Then, who's doing all the mischief in this world?"

My suggestion: Someone out there should write an amillenial end-times thriller, er, novel, or something; a good solid postmillenialist thriller (he he) is also in order. Actually, if I were to pick a good literary metaphor for the end-time (the very end) run of amillenialism (see chart), I think the seige of Minas Tirith in the Lord of the Rings would be an apt one. The great city is surrounded by enemies upon the plain, her walls are being breached, but just as the darkness seems heaviest, the King comes, unexpected and unlooked for. He drives his enemies before him and raises the seige.

The King is coming back. When He does, everyone will see it: "For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God." The horns will sound, and the Church will rise, "beautiful as the moon, bright as the sun, awesome as an army with banners."

2 Comments:

Blogger JtC said...

My favorite apocalyptic author is the orthodox Vladimir Solovyov in the "Short Story of the Antichrist":
http://praiseofglory.com/taleantichrist.htm

from "War, Progress, and the End of History"

The only print edition of this I could find was from a neo-gnostic publishing house with an afterword that nags readers about some hamandi scrolls. I wondered if the guy had even read the text.

12:20 AM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Thanks for the link- cool story.

11:39 PM  

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