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Summary: A response to the movie, "Left Behind".

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ARE WE “LEFT

BEHIND”

IN OUR

UNDERSTANDING?

By Gerry Pratt

ARE WE “LEFT BEHIND” IN OUR UNDERSTANDING?

Copyright 2001

By Gerry Pratt

Are We “Left Behind” In Our Understanding? Published by:

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3.

ARE WE “LEFT

BEHIND” IN OUR

UNDERSTANDING?

So much is being put out, today, about the second

coming of Christ and the events that will lead up to that

time.

A. A movie now confirms what has been taught,

by many, for many years.

1. The movie is called, “Left Behind”........ an

exciting dramatic portrayal of a popularly

held and widespread doctrine which has

been labeled, “premillenialism”.

a. This movie has had a great impact on

the religious and the non-religious

world, alike.

1.) Just how accurately does this

movie portray events preceding

the second coming of Christ?

Let us address the doctrine that this movie is based upon

and some issues which arise from our study.

4.

I. The second coming of Christ.....how, when, where,

and what will precede it and/or accompany it.

A. The movie “Left Behind” is based upon a fairly

modern concept of “premillenialism”.

1. This doctrine has surfaced within the last

one hundred years and has gained

widespread acceptance in the religious

world.

2. The movie does not attempt to portray the

complete doctrine, but does portray part of

this doctrine....namely, “The Antichrist”,

“The Rapture”.

B. Premillenialism presents a concept which rests

upon several premises and lends itself to a

fairly universal scenario.......do understand,

there are slight “adjustments” made from one

group to another, but the basic scenario is

universal.

1. Christ came to earth, the first time, to set

up a kingdom.

a. Because the Jews rejected Him, Jesus

set up a temporary institution....the

Church...instead.

1.) It is important to note that this

doctrine specifically and

adamantly states that the

Church and the Kingdom....ARE

NOT ONE ANDTHE SAME!

5.

2. Premillenialism also proposes that Christ

will be returning.....VERY SOON....

IMMINENTLY!

a. Those professing this doctrine point to

signs that are mentioned in scripture,

as their proof of this belief.

3. The first major sign of Christ’s coming is

the “rapture”.

a. During the “rapture”, all those who

are righteous will be literally taken up

from the face of the Earth.

1.) The disobedient...the sinful...the

wicked....will be left behind.

4. Next, there will come the “anti-Christ”.

a. This will be a monstrous being which

will have his literal head cut off, but

will have it re-attached and shall exert

power over all the earth.

1.) During his reign there will be an

order put out that every person


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