Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Kingdom Come: The Final Victory

Just when you though it was safe to go back to your local Christian bookstore, they’ve gone and done another one…

Christians around the world had been rejoicing when the last of the Left Behind prequels The Rapture was released, rejoicing because this indicated that the scourge of the Left Behind phenomenon had come to a grinding halt.

But no, LaHaye and Jenkins have come up with another money-spinner, er I mean Spiritual Novel in Kingdom Come:

The horrors of the Tribulation are over, and Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth. Believers all around the world enjoy a newly perfected relationship with their Lord, and the earth itself is transformed. Yet evil still lurks in the hearts of the unbelieving. As the Millennium draws to a close, the final generation of the unrepentant prepares to mount a new offensive against the Lord Himself--sparking the final and ultimate conflict from which only one side will emerge the eternal victor.

Does this sound like a one book deal, or are we in for years of torment? And if Jesus Christ has set up his perfect kingdom on earth, would there be room for evil? Is evil part of God’s perfect plan? Will Frank Ritchie finally succumb to temptation and start reading Left Behind?

Only time will tell.

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