The Full Left Behind Trailer! (are you excited?)

The Full Left Behind Trailer! (are you excited?) August 7, 2014

The full Left Behind trailer has been officially released! I bet you’re excited. So, here you go:

Go ahead and watch it… but after, I want you to repeat out loud ten times, “God is not like this”.

Because he’s not.

He’s not the orchestrator of planes falling out of the sky.

He’s not the author of buses full of kids falling off bridges.

He’s not the author of death and destruction.

No, God is not like this.

This might be a bad movie, but it’s even worse theology.

God is not anything like this.

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  • Ken

    It’s seems to be more actioned packed than the previous Left Behind movie. I will watch it as the fiction that it is. There is no such thing as a pre-trib rapture.

  • Lane Meyers

    When someone starts in on me about the Rapture and the End Times, I just smile and say, “I’m really going to enjoy driving your car and living at your lake house.”

  • HappyCat

    This is a work of fiction and should be treated as such.Nichols Cage is doing for Christianity pretty much the same thing he did for Paganism in The Wicker Man.

  • Ruaidrí Ó Domhnaill

    Bad plot, bad acting. When are evangelicals going to learn that the only people who get “gloriously saved” at christian movies are christians who want more fire insurance? Everyone else is just laughing that anyone is dumb enough to fall for it.

  • otrotierra

    The “god” of Left Behind and related dispensationalist fiction is closer to the Greek and Roman gods of vengeance and destruction. Jesus himself is left behind in the monstrosity that is Rapture mythology.

    This latest film is “destruction porn” for U.S. evangelicals who demand more violence. As if their U.S.-sponsored destruction of Gaza is not enough. I’m with you Ben.

    God is not like this.
    God is not like this.
    God is not like this.

  • I still wanna see it. But I wanna see it while treating it as what N.T. Wright calls Pseudotheological fiction. It’s no different than the 2012 movie. It’s not real; it’s just a fun ride.

    Well, hopefully it’s a fun ride.

  • Tracy

    I will watch it and enjoy it as I would any disaster movie that isn’t real. Not that I love disasters…. but when they fiction they ok. :)

  • guest

    If God exists and is all-powerful then he is responsible for everything. Nothing happens without him willing it. So, he is like this.
    I don’t believe God exists though.
    I’m genuinely excited to see this thing :D .

    Chloe looks a little too old to be a college student. The acting is everything I dreamed of: amazing!

  • guest

    There is no such thing as a rapture at all. I bet you $100 that if we both live to ninety, neither one of us will see it. If I’m wrong, feel free to come collect the money from me in Hell.

  • Apparently, Nicolae Carpathia the Antichrist will not be making an appearance in this film, and why would I want to see a book-to-film adaption where they cut out my favourite character?

  • Herro

    >God is not anything like this.

    How do you know that?

    The god of the bible sure does a lot of things that would fall in the “death and destruction” category. Killing every person in the world in a flood, killing the first-borns of Egypt, nuking Sodom and Gomorrah, leading the Hebrews in genocidal warfare.

  • peterhamm

    Did not like the idea of the books. Saw the first iteration of this movie when it was on TV and it was typically preachy Christianish drivel, hate the idea of a big budget film even more.

    So… now Christians are getting a little bit of interest at the box office, and we make this stuff… ugh… Somebody make another “Bella” please.

  • NO!!! Not another Bella! I read those books and repeatedly wished I could reach into the pages and slap some sense…and personality into that character.

  • Yeah, he was the only truly interesting character wasn’t he?

  • So says the people who wrote those stories. People have been blaming God/gods for natural disasters, or killing each other to appease god/gods, for eons. That doesn’t mean that God really had anything to do with it.

  • I read the books….Ok I just couldn’t finish the last one. It wasn’t long after I had exited a cult, one that I’d spent my entire life in, and someone suggested I read them to get a good idea of traditional, and correct theology using a fictional setting. I found the first book a good read, and it did introduce me to that type of theology. However the other books were too long on the sermonizing, too delighting in the killing off of characters in nasty ways, too improbable side plots. with each book being bigger, longer and more crushingly boring.

    After I thought of the concept of the rapture for awhile, and then actually did some research on end-time scenarios, I rejected it utterly.

    I saw the first film version of this story. It sucked. I have no desire to torture myself with a reboot.

  • peterhamm
  • Herro

    Sure, and of course those stories are just myths and legends.

    But from what I’ve seen, Benjamin Corey is a “biblicist”, so I doubt he just wants to dismiss those stories as propaganda. And besides, Jesus references some of those stories in positive light in the gospels.

    So how does the “former fundie” know that “God is not anything like this”?

  • well color me sheepish. No, the Bella I’m thinking about had the personality of an empty coffee mug and mooned over this equally personality laden guy who sparkled.

  • gimpi1

    Haven’t read the books, but LOVE the name! Why didn’t the author just call him Snidely McEvil and be done with it?

  • Willoughbilly

    Your god is like that. You all attribute everything to him, well he makes the bad to test your resolve and faith…right. Thats the crap you all say when a baby is born with cancer. Well if you want to believe in fairy tales then own them…all of them.

  • Ashamed to say that I was a big fan of the books when I read them. But there’s definitely a silver lining, because they led me to study Revelation and other Biblical apocalyptic literature more deeply, which led me to a correct understanding.

  • Liadan

    I think we all should demand to have atheist pilots.

  • Melinda Hailey

    Looks like a good action flick to me! Of course, it’s tv (movie, make believe, you get the picture [pun intended!]) so it’s fiction. Grab some popcorn, a sweet tea, and a dubie, sit back and wish Nicholas Cage was Bruce Willis. Woohoo, movie night!

  • Irv Spielberg

    BREAKING NEWS: The longtime No. 1 pretrib rapture teacher, Dr. John
    Walvoord of Dallas Seminary, believed that the “Left Behind” books and
    movies have a NON-BIBLICAL foundation! If you doubt this, Google “The
    ‘Left Behind’ Rupture” which was aired on Joe Ortiz’s “The End Times
    Passover” blog on August 12, 2014. (For more shocks Google “Pretrib
    Rapture Dishonesty,” “Pretrib Rapture Pride,” and “Pretrib Rapture

  • Mail it! Ben says “hell does not exist.”