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LEFT BEHIND rejects the teaching of Martin Luther and John Calvin (leaders of the Protestant Reformation), Roger Williams (the first Baptist pastor in America), John Knox (early Scottish Presbyterian), Cotton Mather (a leader of Congregationalists in the American colonies), John Wesley (Methodist), John Wycliffe (Bible translator), John Huss (martyred by the Inquisition), and the 1646 Westminster Confession of Faith.

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Why did LEFT BEHIND toss aside the teachings of Luther and Calvin?
The LEFT BEHIND novels fictionalize the teachings of Plymouth Brethren preacher John Nelson Darby, as popularized in the 1909 Scofield Reference Bible.
Daniel's 70th week
came right after the 69 weeks, not 2000 years later as an end-times tribulation as Left Behind teaches.
"Christ confirmed the covenant with many during the last week..."
- John Calvin

The Tribulation Jesus spoke of
was a tribulation on "this people," the Jews, beginning when the Romans destroyed Jerusalem — not a 7-year period in the end times as Left Behind teaches.
"'for then shall be great tribulation, such as had not been from the beginning of the world until now, no, nor ever shall be.' All this pertains still to the Jewish nation."
- Martin Luther

The Antichrist is not
a future leader like Left Behind's Nicolae Carpathia, but came to power when the Roman Empire, which was restraining it, got out of the way.
The papacy and Islam are "the two horns of Antichrist."
- John Calvin

The Temple in Jerusalem
does not need to be rebuilt, with its priesthood and sacrifices, to fulfill prophecy.
"He will make to cease the sacrifice and offering ... Christ ... offered himself up as a victim, then all the rites of the law came to a close."
- John Calvin

The Abomination of Desolation
was fulfilled by the Romans at the desolation of Jerusalem.
"But the abomination of which Daniel writes is that the Emperor Cajus, as history tells, had put his image in the temple at Jerusalem as an idol, for the people to worship, after everything there had been destroyed."
- Martin Luther

No 7-year "second chance"
for unbelievers after the Rapture. Christ is coming once, not twice as Left Behind claims.
'the Lord himself shall descend from heaven ... Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up ... to meet the Lord in the air ... then sudden destruction cometh upon them ... and they shall not escape.'
- Paul


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Why Islamic Terror and Clergy Sex Abuse

Wouldn't Surprise Luther, Calvin, Wycliffe, Knox, Wesley, Spurgeon or Jonathan Edwards

by David A. Reed
      This book documents how the great preachers of the 1500s-1800s saw radical Islam and the Vatican as fulfilling prophecies about a 'man of sin,' an 'antichrist,' a 'beast' and a 'fierce ruler' who would imperil Christians and Jews.
      Luther, Calvin and the other Reformers saw the corruption in the Vatican as foretold in Scripture, and they understood the role of radical Islam in the end times. They wrote at length about both matters, and the things they said can help us face these crises today.
      NeoHistoricism is historicism brought up to date -- applying their methods to events that have occurred since that time.
      Islamic terror, clergy sex abuse, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, deforestation, depletion of fish stocks, and even climate change are all better understood in the light of the historicists' teachings. Radical Islam's role in the Holocaust--as uncovered recently by secular researchers--falls into place when the historicists' approach to prophecy is extended to our day, which is what NeoHistoricism does.
DAVID A. REED served for a decade as a contributing editor of Dr. Walter Martin's CHRISTIAN RESEARCH JOURNAL. He taught in 1997 and 2015 at the annual School of Theology at Spurgeon's Metropolitan Tabernacle in London. His first book on biblical apologetics, published in 1986 by Baker Book House, sold more than 1/4-million copies in several languages. Since then he has authored twenty books on apologetics and eschatology.