Left Behind!! Who Me?
The popularity in the past few years of the apocalyptic fiction series Left Behind by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins in indicative of the fact that people would rather believe a lie told to them in a sexy, slick way then believe the truth of the Word of God that has been staring them straight in the face for centuries.
Many Christian groups today propound that one day soon and it seems like the more money that is needed by the preacher the closer the day is that all Christian believers will be gathered together and thus disappear from the earth and that all of the unbelievers of the world will be left behind. Is this what the Bible teaches?
With all that is happening in the world, wars and rumors of wars, earthquakes, famines, and tsunamis can anyone deny that we are near the end times? So what does God's Word teach us as to who will escape the coming tribulation and who will be left behind.
The Book of Revelation one of the most misinterpreted books of the Bible causing many sects and believers confusion speaks in chapter 12 of a great wonder or sign in heaven. This is the first time the word "sign" (Gk. semeion) occurs in the Book of Revelation. The sign is that of a woman "clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars".
Revelation 12:1 And there appeared a great wonder in heaven; a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and upon her head a crown of twelve stars:
This verse is in direct contrast with the woman spoken of in chapter 17 beginning in verse 3 "