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Top Ten Terrifying Truths Revealed in Left Behind Series - Headlines Heralding Armageddon
My collection of the Left Behind series.
If you believe the old adage one should never discuss religion or politics, you don't want to be here.
The world is hurdling towards hell at an unprecedented rate. Every media report tops the last for indecency, terror, murder, mayhem and anything terrible or horrific one can think of.
Children are being raped, beheaded, sacrificed, starved and abused daily around the globe. Pollution threatens all life on the planet.
Populations become more divided daily as wars creep up like roaches scurrying about filth when lights come on in dark places.
The popular series Left Behind predicted so much of what is happening, right now at this moment in time.
Keep reading to see ten undeniable parallels between what was predicated in the series and what is going on in current headlines. Do these events herald the End Times? Only you can decide for yourself.
My copy of Left Behind part two, Tribulation Force, the movie.
The series is fictional, but based on the Bible.
That brings up an entirely new question.
The story itself and the most lovable main characters are pure fiction. There can be no doubt about that.
However, many an issue, concept and event spoken of in the series has come to pass. The new question becomes how do we define fiction in relation to the parts of the series referencing the Bible, historic fact and current headlines?
Many would say we don't as fiction is not fact. For Christian believers, the Bible is fact. For nonbelievers, at times the mention of something from the Bible is enough to cast whatever that happens to be into the file of fantasy in their minds.
Obviously, we have more than a wide range of thought upon the credibility, credence and/or validity of the claims made by the books, the Bible, and believers. However, let's examine ten terrifying things in the Left Behind series, also spoken of in the Bible, that can't be argued. Things that are happening all around us.
The first of the movies based on the Left Behind books.
1.) Hell heralding truth number one - Have you heard of the massive slaughters of Christians around the world?
Since I already opened my big mouth, let's dive in.
I'm talking about today, guys and gals. It sounds like something out of the Dark Ages or ancient Roman history but I'm here to tell you, the darker parts of history are rising like specters from the grave in legions.
Just this spring and summer, 2014, the world has paid witness to hundreds of children being kidnapped, tortured and executed by Muslim extremists and groups like ISIS. While the series, nor to my knowledge does the Bible ever reference the Muslim religion in any way, specifically by name, in relation to the End Times persecution of Christians, it's chock full of talking about there being persecutions all over the world. And now, there really are.
There have been massive executions of Christians before in the past. Time period nightmares of human history such as ancient Rome and Nazi Germany are but a few.
The difference this time is one of frequency, intensity, duration and acceptance. Let that sink in for a minute.
The world seems smaller every day.
Horrors that in the past were isolated to time and place have bled into the fabric of the here and now.
While there are many, let us briefly examine three inarguable events in human history that were clearly earmarked by brutality and the attempted genocide of Christians.
A little warning here, I'm going to bring up something even Christians probably won't like.
The first has to be ancient Rome. Many argue the horrors of Rome against the children of God had to be the worst in history. We are talking about things like Nero having Christians wrapped live in animal skins, soaked in oil, mounted and lit afire to light the streets of Rome at night.
There's no arguing the horrific marked the time. The same thing went on in Nazi Germany with horrors equaling or surpassing that of Rome. The gas chambers so talked about were comparatively kind when seen beside some of the other creative ways Nazis tortured the children of God and others.
You can check it out for yourself here, at the Holocaust Museum in Houston, Texas.
Here's one you might not be expecting. I contend the Roman Catholic Church did the exact same thing during the inquisitions. That's not a typo making inquisition plural there. There was more than one. Those perpetrating evil upon the children of the Lord are not of God's church, though obviously they sat high upon the councils of man's church.
All three periods had in common not only the horrific, but also the escapable. At the times, the empires were huge but not spanning the entire globe. While odds were slim at best considering the transportation of the times, if one ran far enough one might escape the reaches of the evil empires.
That's all over now.
Folks say the world is getting smaller all the time.
In relation to this discussion, they are correct. The entire world is connected now in ways previously only imagined. Left Behind weaves this fact through the entire series in ways that really drive home how tiny our world has become. See how technology is used to hunt, control and eradicate those who align with the most high, God.
'No place to hide': Iraq's Christians face ISIS slaughter as country disintegrates.
The following video is highly disturbing. - You have been warned.
The persecution of Christians is going on in every country around the world. Folks are dropping like flies in the Middle East and other places.
Sharia law is mentioned more and more in relation to American courts. Reading American laws passing daily reveals all too clearly how the Christian religion is being increasingly painted as villainous. It's not just law.
Politically correct media and liberal politicians are increasingly using words like terrorists in relation to Christians. Such ongoing and repeated exposure to said language becomes is a tool of conditioning.
Many people begin to connect the two words subconsciously. This ongoing manipulation through exposure is increasing while things like horrors contained in the videos go on all around us.
Superstorms. Never heard of those back in the day.
2.) Hell heralding truth number two has to do with a super hot issue now, the health of the planet.
What's up with all the crazy weather? "Earth quakes in divers places and many shall be greatly deceived."
Have you heard about all the endangered species? How about the fact that we are losing over 200 species a day? Thinning rain forest, water shortages, shrinking natural habitats, super storms, earthquakes?
It was all foretold. In the Left Behind series, one of our main characters finds a way to combat at least part of this growing global issue. He invents a formula that turns desserts into blooming gardens of bounty promising to feed the starving masses of a shrinking world. To me, this character, Chaim Rosenweig, is one of the most interesting. He's a man of God, devout, dedicated and possessing of a good heart. He becomes the unwitting pawn of Satan.
The books repeatedly illustrate how in the End Times even the best of us can be deceived. Check it out to see if the smartest man on the planet can figure out he's been duped before it's too late.
What's up with the weather? Global warming?
Regardless of one buying into the weather anomalies being caused by global warming or not, it's still alarming and it is increasing.
This global warming idea is a huge source of division among folks as some are for the theory, global warming or climate change, and others are die hard opposed to the validity of said theory.
No matter what one believes is making things go all wonky, from conspiracy theories such as weather manipulation used as a weapon by governments to man's carbon contribution to the atmosphere heating up the planet, something is up as evidenced by the escalation, frequency, intensity and duration of storms, earthquakes, drought and flooding.
It's not just the weather. On top of that, we have the impacts of these storms causing more environmental damage. Think Fukushima. Regardless of believing in the merits or lack thereof of any of these theories, the fact that the damage Mother Nature is inflicting upon the globe grows daily can not be ignored.
Many have even gone so far as to say the weather is being controlled, or directed if you will, for sinister purposes not necessarily for the goals of governments but rather for the primary goal of "the" government. While it sounds like the fodder of science fiction fantasy, there's no small amount of evidence backing up the idea.
Mark Dice lays bare the truth in his books.
The Depopulation Agenda For a New World Order Agenda 21 by The Truth Movement
ILLUMINATI PLANS 2014 - To Kill Billion People NEW WORLD ORDER 2014 uploaded to Youtube by HD.
3.) Hell heralding truth number three is the ever inching move towards global government.
For decades, the world has been moving more and more towards a global government. Just in recent times, the formation of the United Nations marks just such a move.
Further evidence is seen daily as such scandals as the NSA spying reveal that the entire world is being spied upon by governments.
The United Nations has even proposed a global ban on personal weapons that the Obama Presidency has thrown support behind, contrary to the the dictates of the Bill of Rights contained within the Constitution.
The idea of a global government was considered the realm of science fiction fantasy by most until just recently. We now have a Global Bank, Global Climate Directives and a global agenda that is not what it seems. Many have argued for years that there exists in our world clandestine groups maneuvering global events behind the scenes for selfish purposes. Such groups have been given many names such as The Illuminate, the Bilderberg Group and so on.
Even today, such theories abound. They have gained so much exposure that they have been labeled as conspiracy theories and alarmist rhetoric.
I sure used to think they sounded just nuts. Really, it sounded like truly paranoid delusional type of ideas. Then, I started hearing more and more about them. I'm talking about such things as what's referred to as Agenda 21, the New World Order and other such names that come with preassigned crazy connotations.
Imagine my surprise some years back when an actual United States President used the term New World Order in a speech. I figured it was time to start checking out some of this so called crazy stuff. If it's so crazy, why is a President talking about moving towards it? We can't move towards fantasy.
That was years ago. Since then, I've come to believe not only are the theories true, but they aren't really that clandestine. It's big time in your face. What better place to hide something than in plain sight?
It would take volumes to cover said theories, but if you're interested, go to Youtube and watch a few documenteries. I warn you, you won't like what you find. More and more of the things outlined in these theories that were thought to be the height of insanity just 15 years ago are being legally legislated all over the world today.
G. Edward Griffin - The Collectivist Conspiracy
Global government. It's here. It's strong. It's watching. - I wonder if Orwell knew how right he was?
This is really nothing new. It's been building throughout history. Many have traced this move back to World War Two, fewer back to Rome, and fewer still further than that.
Frankly, I don't see anyway to look at history on a global scale going back past ancient Rome and not see it. But check out what some of the smartest folks around are saying about it right now, today, manipulating our lives.
4.) Hell heralding truth number four is the condition of the youth.
Each generation for a long time has criticized the one immediately following it. It's nothing new. For this generation, there are some things that are new and some things that have just gone from being a problem to being the norm.
In America alone, there's no high school around that doesn't see gang violence, drug sales and abuse, rape, high drop out rates and truancy. They might not all report it, but trust me they have it. Just in the last decade, such new issues have arisen as sexting and on line bullying to the point that many kids have actually committed suicide.
Hundreds of thousands of children in America live in state care. Some get foster homes, many are stuck in institutions. This group is one of the largest growing segments of the homeless population upon aging out of the system. Some statistics are as high as twenty three percent of all kids coming out of the system wind up on the streets. We, as a society, treat our elderly no better. What does it say about our generation that we simply throw away those deemed not useful?
On the American border, the low estimate is two hundred thousand kids sit camped in detention centers with no adult to care for them other than the border patrol whose duty it is not. These children are being recruited by drug and terrorists gangs. They are prey for adults with predatory intentions. Thousands of children have already been shipped all over America to families that left them to walk across nations alone. What does this say about the condition of the youth in America, native born or not?
In some countries, children are victims of the sex trade, often sold by their own parents. In other places, kids are married off for money or even free at under ten years of age. All over the world, children are starving. In many poverty stricken countries, children are forcibly recruited into armies, handed guns and marched away from their families forever.
Things have gotten so bad, the church itself, man's I contend, not God's, has been one of the chiefly publicized abusers of the innocent. While some say this is done just to discredit the church, I can't agree. It's true. So many children have been tortured by wolves parading around as men and women of God. While there can be no doubt it does bring shame to the church and a new level of distrust, it is also none the less true that some members of the church have abused so, so many children.
Left Behind deals with all of these things in ways that seem more and more plausible with each and every alarming headline published in relation to children today.
If children are our future, what does that say about our future considering how they are being treated?
The youth of America and the world are in jeopardy as never before. Starvation, exploitation, new illness combined with the old, neglect, abuse and a growing global apathy to the situation threatens the young people of the world as never before.
5.) Hell heralding truth number five is...
"There shall be wars and rumors of wars."
One could easily argue wars have been going on for forever and a day. It's true. There's no doubt about it. However, when the entire world, or large parts of it, all get to squabbing at once, it's time to stand up and pay attention. The last time was arguably World War Two. We know how bad that got.
Here's an alarming trend shown in the series, in the Bible and reflected in modern headlines. More and more large wars, powder keg situations and massive violent upheavals are happening all at once than the world has seen in decades. Israel is currently under fire and retaliating.Groups like ISIS and other terrorist organizations are taking entire cities steadily while America watches Miely Cirus.
What's been labeled the Border Crisis has revealed a literal army of illegal aliens camped across the borders of America. Guess where? On America's military bases no less. Is anyone else seeing the Trojan horse set up going on here?
It's not just in the middle east or even here, look at what's up with Russia and the Ukraine. Are we starting to see a pattern here? The series sure did. So did the Bible. Check it out.
Wars, battles, skirmishes, violence, terrorism, no matter what you call it, it's all over.
Not to take one side over another here in most of the squabbles depicted below, just check out some of the hot spots popping up all over the world.
6.) Hell heralding truth number six is famine and disease.
How long have we been hearing about starvation in Africa, China? It's spreading.
Who hasn't heard of the famines starving out thousands all over Africa and other nations? Who isn't aware that one in four families in America now has to struggle to get enough to eat? Over one million American children sleep in the street, alone and hungry every night. While there has always been poverty, I contend the scale to which the world is witnessing starvation is unprecedented. Hunger weakens bodies allowing disease to spread faster. It's happening everywhere.
Just this month, July 2014, the CDC has announced that the Ebola virus has spread to four countries and is out of their control. For those who may not be aware, Ebola is one of the most deadly viruses on the planet. What about the rise of HIV and AIDS just in my lifetime? Other new and improved diseases to make an appearance on the scene of late include such rising stars as the H1N1 virus and the rise of West Nile Virus in the United States. Diseases modern medicine thought to have concurred are coming back now with a new vengeance ever more resistant to our most powerful antibiotics, which are also killing us.
The Bible and the Left Behind series cover these. Left Behind presents a terrifying future for the world where these problems quickly escalate to the point that human numbers become decimated. The problem is exacerbated by the fact that we have such a specialized division of labor in the modern world and let us not forget the rampant inflation during times of crisis. How many of us aren't seeing hints of this at the grocery registers already? When only a handful comparatively speaking are left, things really start to get interesting. See how these brave Christians survive.
The Bible covers this and every other thing mentioned here in Revelations. If you really want to get short and sweet, check out said book chapter six verses 1 - 17.
7.) Hell heralding truth number seven is the decline of morality in the modern world.
Let's just jump in the stinky. There's really no way to candy coat it.
Anyone having read the Bible knows it speaks of this in the final days. The Left Behind series took it to a place just a hair past where we are right now a good thirteen years ago.
First off, let's consider the rise in violent crimes such as rape and murder all over the world.
Next, we should really consider the fact that an underestimated one million homeless children sleep on the streets every night, most with no parent, just in America. These children are preyed upon by drug dealers and sex trade monsters while the news covers Justin Bieber and wardrobe malfunctions at concerts.
Fifty years ago the idea of things like pornography in public libraries would have gotten one laughed out of a room at least, or run out of town on a rail at worst, yet today there are groups with big money behind them lobbying for just such things. You see they feel their rights to free porn are being denied thus they are being discriminated against.
Morality has declined to the point that it and our very values as a nation and a people are being redefined. Elected officials are caught committing horrible acts such as child abuse, embezzlement, threats, intimidation, even murder, yet they still smile on MSMBC every night for audiences around the country.
It's so bad, when asked, a large group of high school girls in Texas stated the best birth control was anal sex. I kid you not. The laws have redefined what marriage, home and family are, things thought for centuries to be the foundation building blocks of society. No house stands when its foundation crumbles.Image credit; by David Fioraza.
What is morality? Where does it come from? - It's an interesting question really.
What is considered moral behavior has throughout time been transmitted culturally. One could argue with some success that the changes happening in our culture is both affecting and affected by the change or decline in what has traditionally been defined as moral behavior.
8.) Hell heralding truth number eight is mass communication and technology that is inserting itself into our lives.
Nano technology, bio chips, DNA scans, surveillance, recordings, where does it end?
When I was a kid, the internet was unheard of. If you wanted to know something, you had to find a book and look it up. My, my, how things have changed. I'm not that old! It's all happened so fast.
Personally, I live online. I love it but if being totally honest, it's a double edged sword at best.
Today, one can automatically connect with folks all over the globe in a way thought impossible just fifty years ago. Through the screens of TV and computers, we can gaze into far away lands in real time. Information is at the tip of our fingers in a way unheard of in the time of our grandparents.
Sadly, mixed in with the accurate, useful, and uplifting is the misinformation, the virtually useless and the downright offensive.
Much more dangerous is the fact that this improvement in mass communication is not limited to the cool, like the net.
It's also allowed for what many call an Orwellian trend in surveillance. What started as security cameras for businesses spread to homes and public places. Today, many cities are virtually covered with surveillance equipment. Google Earth can be used to spy on the entire world.
A guy in the boons can hack into someone's webcam and spy on their children while they sleep.
Things like retinal scans and DNA information is now used to "smart" scan frequent travelers communicating instantaneously with massive data banks from around the world. That's scary but I contend the most powerful use of communication technology that's hurting us all is TV. The programming going on is insane and intense and I'm not talking about the show line up.
The Left Behind series deals with this in such an illustrative way. It's not alone. While you might not hear it so much anymore, back in the day old people used to say in relation to TV "Satan is the prince of the air." What they meant was the devil was in the TV.
9.) Hell heralding truth number nine is the changes to modern law occurring all over the free world.
The laws of man will be against you.
Let's stick to America at the moment to reflect upon this condition of laws against man. Further, how about we stick to just this month, just for kicks?
In the town of Murrieta, Ca. American citizens peacefully protesting the busing of illegal aliens through their town were intimidated by the Department of Homeland Security. That's just the tip of the proverbial iceberg. President Obama recently, this week, declared a small free speech zone in the town of Murrieta. Does that sound accommodating to you? Tolerant, perhaps?
Many say that's what it is, an olive branch. How so?
In a free society where the God given right of freedom of speech is guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, designating such a zone implies all not encompassed within said zone is therefore not a free speech zone. It's twisted, circular logic but that is the effect.
Many such examples of the not so subtle conditioning of the populace are occurring daily around us, more and more restrictions upon freedom. Anything chocked enough eventually strangles to death.
This assault on freedom has been coming for a long time. - After 9/11, it really geared up.
HM. Are we starting to see a pattern here, one of a crisis of just about any kind being used as an excuse to further limit freedom? Just a thought.
Here's one of the latest over reaches of the government, this time onto your land, home, yard, you get it. It's called the EPA land grab. They are saying it's about farming. Read it. The way it's written, if you get a puddle, it's theirs, no questions asked and they owe you not a dime.
Youtube it. Google it. Check it out for yourself. You won't like it.
10.) Hell heralding truth number ten is global deception.
We are so bogged down fighting over details, we've lost sight of the forest for the trees.
It says in the Good Book, the Bible, that in the final days many shall be blinded to the truth. Of course, the Left Behind series shows this throughout its more than ten books. More interestingly, folks are starting to say that more and more on both sides of just about every hot political, religious or ethical issue.
In a way, it's really predictable that we would be as a people really stating to call into question the beliefs of the past considering how we all are surrounded by the agents of mass marketing. If they want to convince us we need the new and improved, they have to show how it's better than the somehow now lacking old. Think about it. All day every day, billboards, TV, radio, internet, magazines, everywhere we go, we are surrounded by folks talking at us for money, fame and power, mostly money.
How many references, jokes and colloquial sayings have to do with never trusting commercials, lawyers or politicians? How about used car sales men, tax collectors and anyone over 30? While we hear these things typically with a wry grin and a grain of salt, collectively, they illustrate how we have become a species that expects lies. We have come to not only expect it, but further, accept it through repeated exposure and conditioning.
Can you name all the scandals in relation to the current administration where you live? In America, I would do good just to list the ones of the last year off the top of my head and I'm a political news junkie. It's that way all over the world. Wonder why? That's a good question really.
The result is that not only do folks come to expect such scandals, on some level they come to accept them as being inevitable. The scandals as a group serve to divide the attention and thus moral indignation and the potential protest thereof of each on its own.
Basically, they divide us further. People can only be in one place at a time, look at one thing at a time. Some folks are raising questions about this and others about that, while somewhere no one is looking something else really bad is going on that a new person will be distracted by tomorrow. All the time, while we each select our individual trees to focus on, the forest of sinister intent covers the world in a blanket of bad.
There's no way to cover all the deception going on in media, advertising, governments, and all the many inter-working systems.
From the classroom to the bathroom, cradle to grave, we are bombarded with lies. It has infected ever major system in the world from government to healthcare, education, religion, media, you name it.
It's become such an all encompassing blanket we move through it all the time without noticing what's become common place. From the reasons for climate change, wars and crazy behavior to the illnesses that are killing us while making others obscenely rich, spins, half truths and snipets of logic are used to weave an intricate web of deception upon the masses while truth is getting to be a really rare commodity.
It's time to wrap up.
No matter your religion, lack thereof, or leanings political or ideological, there are a few things I think we can all agree on.
Life on planet earth is getting kind of hairy at the now. There are major problems popping up all over. Let's try to set aside our differences and remember, you only live once. If we want things to be better, I contend we best start looking to ourselves, our past and the almost forgotten faith of our fathers while we still can. God bless you, America and the world.
© 2014 Rhonda Lytle