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The New Age Gospel of Left Behind

Salvation From Tribulation Rather Than Salvation From Sin

The following is the first article in my critique of the "gospel message" on the official Left Behind website. Quotes from The Plan, the false gospel message that used to be on, are indented.

Make A Choice

"Are you wondering if you're going to be left behind? Are you concerned about the direction the world is headed? Is there a part of you that says, "What if they're right, then where will I be? Has life lost its meaning?

Please take the time to read the incredible plan (as shown in the following pages) that God has designed to save you from a world spinning out of control.

This is not fiction. This is the reality of hope."

(Quote source: The Plan from

The writer explained that God has designed a plan to "save you from a world spinning out of control." This is 100% false according the the Holy Bible.  God has a plan to save your soul from sin. His plan to save those who will come to the Lord Jesus Christ in faith will deliver us from the "wrath to come" which is eternal hellfire: "For God hath not appointed us to wrath, but to obtain salvation by our Lord Jesus Christ"-1 Thess. 5:9

God has not promised an escape from "a world spinning out of control." The Lord Jesus Christ promised tribulation to his followers, not an escape: "In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world."-Jn. 16:33, Paul also warned Christians "that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God."-Acts 14:22

The gospel of Jesus Christ is not about escaping from a "world spinning out of control." Rather, it promises an escape from sin and the result of sin which is an eternity in hell.

The New Age Gospel of Left Behind focuses on being "saved" from being "left behind" rather than faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of sin.

Those who believe in a pre-tribulation rapture of the church, please don't lose me here. Nowhere in the Holy Bible is a promise of a "rapture" (escaping the Tribulation as taught by John Darby and others) EVER used to teach salvation through Jesus Christ. One can believe in a pre-trib rapture of the church without turning salvation into being "saved from being left," instead of being saved from sin! One must not abandon the true fundamentals of the faith in order to defend a fellow pre-tribulationalist who is rewriting the true biblical message of salvation. This would be the same as placing end time beliefs over and above the most important doctrine of all, which is how to be truly saved. Salvation in the Holy Bible is always from sin, not tribulation.

Making the escaping of tribulation the basis upon which one comes to the Lord Jesus Christ is contrary to the word of God, and dangerous to the one trusting in this unbiblical "promise." This false doctrine sets Christians up to "fall away" if they ever have to endure extreme pressure and persecution which Jesus already promised would come into the lives of those who belong to him.

I strongly believe pre-tribbers who are strong on the fundamentals of Scripture will understand what I'm trying to say here. Teaching unbelievers they will escape tribulation if they turn to Christ is a perversion of the gospel. Tribulation is promised to all who will enter into the kingdom of God.


"God is the creator of heaven and earth.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. (Gen 1:1) God is a rational, thinking, feeling, loving being who created the universe and loves us. He is separate and distinct from that which he created, as a painter is distinct from his painting. He is not the "Force," or the "Chi" or some other impersonal cosmic energy permeating the universe.

And the Lord God formed a man's body from the dust of the ground and breathed into it the breath of life. And the man became a living person. (Genesis 2:7) We were created with a purpose and are the crown of all things God made. We are the objects of his infinite love. We are not a product of natural law and statistical probability merely on our way to becoming a higher life form."

(Quote source: The Plan from

God has many marvelous attributes, but in a witnessing situation, it is crucial to present the aspect of God's holiness. The Left Behind "gospel message" left out the holiness of God. It is critically important to mention the holiness of God in a gospel message because this zeroes in on specific attribute of God which keeps the sinner separated from him and under his condemnation. The sinner must understand that God is perfectly righteous and holy: "But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation;"-1 Peter 1:15

The lost person, upon realizing that God is holy is in a position to be convicted in his heart that he is not holy and thus needs to repent. The person needs to understand why he is lost and separated from God--because he has sinned and come short of the glory (the holiness) of God. This establishes the very basis upon which can understand why he is presently condemned and at enmity with God.

New Age Gospel of Left Behind

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