Right Behind?

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  1. Bugman

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    I haven't read it yet, but I'm going to snap up a copy ASAP.

    Looks great! [​IMG]
     
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    Bugman said:

    What was it like?

    It's hilarious. Wilson's satire would peel paint - he not only lampoons the terrible writing of the Left Behind books (and bad end-times thrillers in general), but vapid Chrisitan pop culture as well (youth lock-ins, Precious Moments figurines, Thomas Kinkade paintings, and so forth).

    If you want to get a feel for the writing, there's an excerpt at the Antithesis Web site; unfortunately at the time of writing I can't access the site to find it specifically for you, so you'll have to do some hunting around.
     
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    I will have to get this book. :D

    Joseph Botwinick
     
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    [​IMG] Ah, come on guys. :( I like the Left Behind books. [​IMG] In fact, I am reading the latest now. [​IMG]

    Susan
     
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    And we like this book. What is so wrong with that?

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    Why, nothing of course. :D
     
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    Thanks guys, I willl have to read it.

    As for those who like left behind, don't worry I'm praying for you all :D

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    Paul says not to involve ourselves in "foolish talking, nor course jesting, which are not fitting" (Eph.5:4). I skimmed through Right Behind at a pastors conference several months ago, but I didn't buy it because I felt it crossed the line. I see no problem with satire or sarcasm being used when dealing with error. I think I can even find examples of this in Paul's own writings, but always with the goal of lovingly seeking to build up the body by bringing errant brethren to their senses. I can't imagine Paul ever condoning the writing of an entire book for no other purpose than to make fun of and/or belittle one's brothers in Christ. Although I personally disagree with the dispensational theology promoted by the Left Behind series, I still regard many who hold such views as my brothers in Christ, and I don't think Right Behind "speaks the truth in love" (Eph.4:15) to them.

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