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Left Behind Series: The Leaven of Antichrist

The following is a list of some of the leaven promoted in the Left Behind Series and on the Tim LaHaye and websites:

Tim LaHaye has New Age trance background music on his website (, had a New Age Gospel on their website for years, the message board at promotes occultic books, movies, and all kinds of compromise, and there are blatant New Age and occult markings on the Left Behind Series (including Tsion referring to his  Bible as a talisman!) This is not the faith of Jesus Christ. It is the leaven of Antichrist.

Jesus warned about the leaven of the Pharisees. I am warning you about the leaven of the Left Behind Series. Spiritual leaven is a very serious thing. Only a little leaven works through the entire lump:

A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Galatians 5:9

This verse about leaven is in reference to a Christian running the race well. Let us look at this verse in context:

Ye did run well; who did hinder you that ye should not obey the truth? This persuasion cometh not of him that calleth you. A little leaven leaveneth the whole lump. Gal. 5:7-10

Paul was very concerned about the Christians who were being deceived into thinking that they had to keep the law in order to be saved. He asked them who had hindered them that they should not obey the truth? He said that the one who called them (the Lord Jesus Christ) did not persuade them not to obey the truth. Paul warned them that a little leaven (a little false teaching) leavens the whole lump. 

This passage can also be applied to false teachers today who are hindering Christians from obeying the truth. The Left Behind Series hinders Christians in many ways so they will not obey the truth.

For example, the Bible teaches young Christians to lay aside all guile and hypocrisies:

Wherefore laying aside all malice, and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings, As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby:If so be ye have tasted that the Lord [is] gracious. 1 Pet. 2:1-3

The Left Behind Series defies and perverts this holy admonition with a satanic twist. The novels depict newborn Christians putting on guile and hypocrisies so that they can supposedly serve God. And no, they do not repent of their hypocrisies. The storyline presented the sins of guile and hypocrisy as the epitome of cleverness, and as valuable tools to aid Christians in overcoming Antichrist. This is definitely a soul-subverting example. Hypocrites have their place, and it is not on the front lines of service to the Lord Most High:

And shall cut him asunder, and appoint [him] his portion with the hypocrites: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth. Matthew 24:51

As Long as the Gospel is Presented,  Who Cares About the Leaven?

The Lord Jesus Christ cares. The leaven of the Pharisees included hypocrisy, and Jesus warned against it:

In the mean time, when there were gathered together an innumerable multitude of people, insomuch that they trode one upon another, he began to say unto his disciples first of all, Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. Luke 12:1

(Oh, but Christians must practice guile (deceit) and hypocrisy during the Tribulation, some might protest. Otherwise, they will certainly be killed.)

Jesus understands the circumstances under which His followers would be tempted to commit the sin of hypocrisy. He warned them to not be ensnared into fearing man more than God and suffering the eternal consequences: 

And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.

But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him. Luke 12:4-5

The followers of Jesus Christ must purpose to be more than conquerors (over sin) through Him that loved us!

Purging the Leaven of Left Behind

Paul likened leaven with malice and wickedness and unleavened bread with sincerity and truth:

Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. 1 Cor. 5:8

He told Christians that they are unleavened (full of sincerity and truth) and that they must purge out the old leaven of malice and wickedness:

Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. 1 Cor. 5:7

Paul told them that their glorying (in a little leaven) is not good:

Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump? 1 Cor. 5:6

Christians everywhere are glorying in the Left Behind Series. They defend or discount (rather than purge out) the leaven of the Left Behind Series. They have fallen for Satan's lie that as long as there is some truth in anything that calls itself Christian, then the leaven therein may be safely tolerated. 

God is not Mocked; Purge Out the Spiritual Leaven

Christians must not be deceived. God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. Galatians 6:7

If Christians sow (tolerate) doctrinal leaven today, they shall reap (come under the influence of) spiritual deception-- both now and in the perilous times to come. 

Those who love the truth will not tolerate spiritual leaven in any books that call themselves Christian. They will purge out the spiritual leaven as soon as they become aware of it. It is only those who love the truth who will not come under the God-sent delusion to believe the lie.

Those who love not the truth (they tolerate spiritual leaven) but have pleasure in unrighteousness (they enjoy sin-whether committing it or partaking of it vicariously) will believe the lie. They will believe That Wicked is God and be damned. See 2 Thessalonians chapter 2.

God repeated the truth about damning those who love not the truth in Revelation 22: 15. He will not permit those who love and make a lie to live with him in his holy heaven:

For without [are] dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie.Rev. 22:15

Please purge out the leaven of sin in your life while the Holy Spirit is convicting you. He will not always strive with you. Yield to Him now so that he no longer needs to strive with you, but instead, will begin to use you to bring glory to him as you walk in paths of righteousness for His name's sake.

Gary and Lisa Ruby

revised 7/05/03

The Left Behind Series contains more than a little leaven. See: Tim LaHaye's Comments Regarding Ruby's Criticism of the Left Behind Series

Jerry B. Jenkins Revealed Left Behind Agenda: They Want You To Believe it is "Truth With a Capital T"  Promotes the Alpha Course! See: The Alpha Course  

Return to: Exposing False Doctrines in the Left Behind Series

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