Inspired by a scene in the Christian novel "Left Behind", in which a video created years before by a pastor explains why millions of Christians have seemingly vanished. The video is presented as an actual production of the fictional Pastor Vernon Billings and the New Hope Village Church. There is no title screen, and the actor portraying Billings is not credited. See more »
Pastor Vernon Billings:
Hello. My name's Vernon Billings, and I'm pastor of the New Hope Village Church of Mount Prospect, Illinois. As you watch this tape, I can only imagine the fear and the despair that you face. For this is being recorded for viewing only after the disappearance of God's people from the earth. The fact that you are watching indicates that you have been left behind.
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Final credit: Every Christian needs to keep a copy of this video accessible in his or her home for those left behind. See more »
It's pretty goofy how people of this persuasion think they know they're getting snatched away for eternity, and how it's an American phenomenon. But for those who have studied the origin of the ideas and how they date to the 19th century (except for 1 quote from a no-name in the 4th century). So not only would I not recommend this video for anything other than comedic value, I also think it's pretty funny that the very non-scholarly "Are we living in the end times" was also recommended. Again, if you actually want to read good commentary on what makes the "Left Behind" theology so funny try "The Rapture Trap"
Otherwise, you may end up believing that by "believing" you'll disappear into thin air and be stuck with Mike Seaver to battle the devil in a 7 year tribulation where a bunch of bad things will happen (other than Left Behind 3 - the movie) and we'll all be fooled by the antichrist.
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