"David returned to his office conflicted by the fear Leon had engendered
and the thrill of having toyed with the man once again. From his laptop,
ignoring a flashing Message sign, he ordered another gross of the computers,
directing that they be delivered to the palace airstrip. No sense drawing
further suspicion. He could thwart whatever his experts detected by planting
viruses in the equipment or merely misinterpreting their findings."--Assassins,
Assassins is the sixth book in the Left Behind series, and we can see the
Christian characters being depicted as actually enjoying the sinful
lifestyles they lead while supposedly serving God.
David considered toying with Leon Fortunato a thrill? What did the authors mean
by "toy"? They meant outright lying--over and over again.
Look back to pages 87-89 for the dialogue that preceded the quote above.
"Misinterpreting their findings" is another way to indicate the lying
and deceit David engaged in in order to further the "cause."
There are numerous examples of lying done in the series; the authors are
bringing the reader along with them in the soul-damning way of thinking that
during the time of the tribulation anything goes--after all, you can't be
expected to live righteously when Antichrist is ruling the world, can you? You
have to join him in sin in order to beat him, right?
Jesus said, "No man can serve two masters: for either he
will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and
despise the other. Ye cannot serve God and mammon."
The Left Behind books teach that a man CAN serve two masters,
as long as he uses dissimulation and duplicity. A hypocrite is a dissembler, or
one who assumes a false appearance. Dissimulation may simply be concealment of
the opinions, sentiments, or purpose of a person, but it also includes the
assuming of a false or counterfeit appearance which conceals one's real opinions
Romans 12:9 says, "Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which
is evil; cleave to that which is good."
Loving God and the brethren must be done without dissimulation. The Left
Behind series basically says dissimulation is a good tool to get God's work
done. David's entire Christian walk, from the moment he was
"saved" is a walk of dissimulation--the assuming of a counterfeit
appearance, which is the way Satan's servants work to achieve the ends of their
master. David was not saved from sin, but saved to be a servant of
sin--all supposedly for the cause of Christ. Brethren, the Lord Jesus
Christ of the Holy Bible will NOT be served by a servant of sin, but only by a
servant of righteousness!
I have checked my Bible, and Paul never taught that sin is justifiable for
saints living during times of persecution and tribulation. Instead, he gloried
in the saints for their patience and faith during persecutions and
Jesus Christ defined the patience of the saints in Revelation: "Here is the
patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the
faith of Jesus."--Rev. 14:12 Patience is keeping the commandments of God
under pressure of persecutions and tribulations! The authors are making the
reader think that persecutions during the Tribulation are a time when patience
(keeping the commandments of Jesus Christ) can be discarded! This is
spiritually fatal. The faith of in our Lord Jesus Christ must be kept with
patience, lest we be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin and depart from
him. See: "Patient"
Faith and Salvation
If you will re-read the quote about David above, you can see the authors are
depicting him not only not having patience, but actually enjoying his
habitual sin of lying. This is only one example of many I could cite about
David's continual, willful sinning after he had come to the knowledge of the
return to: Exposing
False Doctrines in the Left Behind Series