My context of worship is an African American Baptist church located in North Memphis in a marginal community. The membership consists of many who were reared in the neighborhood and in the church. Success and relocation did not dampen the desire to remain associated with the church. According to how one surveys it, success did not encourage a more in-depth interpretation of the Bible either. The Sunday School hour is the same 50 of the 52 weeks of the year, literal interpretation of the lessons. These lessons are scheduled t...
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...ot take long to determine he is being portrayed as the anti-christ. Nicolae suggests the need for a “New World Order” perhaps touches at the heart of many who believe that in many ways we are failing in our reach for utopia. The story line inundated with biblical scriptures and language works for the authors. We see Christians and non-Christians drawn into the drama of the story. It is difficult to assess the evangelical draw of this book, but it has to be effective to some degree. Left Behind has all the ingredients of a story that just may be true especially when world events during the cold war coupled with literal interpretation of the Bible is linked with stories mimicking real life.
Kilde, Jeanne Halgren, & Fordes, Bruce David. Rapture, Revelation, and the End Time,
Exploring the Left Behind Series. New York: Palgrave MacMillan. 2004. Print
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