Based on a True Story?

Based on a True Story? October 1, 2014

I saw this ad for the upcoming Left Behind movie on the blog Speculative Faith:


There is no sense in which Left Behind is “based on a true story” – even one that hasn’t happened yet. It is based on an impressionistic reading of Revelation that ignores its original context, and often ignores what it explicitly says, and finds ways of turning it into a story that conveys the authors’ twisted theological ideology.

Of related interest, Fred Clark is continuing to skewer the Left Behind series in his blog review of Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist. His review posts provide ample evidence of why the Left Behind series is poor literature as well as poor theology and poor Biblical interpretation.

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