"Left Behind"
or left DEAD?

The novel LEFT BEHIND and its sequels leave readers believing that those left behind by the Rapture will face a 7-year Tribulation period.

Readers get the impression they can decide later, instead of putting faith in Christ now—"If I see all the Christians get raptured, then I will believe." But, what if there really isn't a 7-year second-chance following Christ's return?
Jesus says those "left" are DEAD.
Jesus prefaced his words about those "left" by saying they would lose their life (Luke 17:33), and when the disciples asked "where" they would be left, He indicated it would be for the buzzards to eat their bodies (Luke 17:37)


"Whoever tries to keep his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, on that night two people will be in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. Two women will be grinding grain together; one will be taken and the other left."

"Where, Lord?" they asked.

He replied, "Where there is a dead body, there the vultures will gather."

— Luke 17:33-37 New International Version

Notice the context, too. In Luke 17:26-30, Jesus said that "the day the Son of Man is revealed" would be "as it was in the days of Noah" when "the flood came and destroyed them all." Those not 'taken' in Noah's ark were 'left' dead. Jesus added that "the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all. It will be just like this on the day the Son of Man is revealed."
Yes, I am familiar with the popular interpretations applying certain biblical passages to those "left" by the Rapture facing an antichrist's rule during a coming 7-year tribulation. But I respectfully suggest that we reconsider their meaning in view of Jesus' own words above. - David A. Reed, author

As Jews missed Messiah, have Christians missed the Tribulation and Restoration of Israel?
1260 Days — The Holocaust in Scripture
"Left Behind" or left DEAD?
Revelation 13 — the Beast and its Image
The Seventy Weeks of Daniel 9
Man of Sin on Temple Mount
Prophetic loose ends — Why?
Tribulation "on this people"
The Antichrist(s)
The Rapture
Watch and Pray
Waiting to see if the Rapture occurs?   Don't count on being "left" for a second chance.

Related sites by this author:
BibleForetoldHolocaust.com   |   BibleNook.com/JerusalemVerses   |   UNvsIL.com   |   LeftBehindAnswered.com

Sites on other topics by this author:
BibleNook.com   |   AnswerJW.com   |   ComeFollowJesus.NET

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and the End of the World

by David A. Reed
"Jerusalem will be...burdening the world...all the nations unite in an attempt..."-Zech. 12:3 LB
"Jerusalem shall be...administered by the United Nations"-UN General Assembly Resolution 181
"they go out to the kings of the whole world, to gather them for the battle...to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon."-Rev. 16:14-16 NIV
"Recalling its resolution 181...the proclamation of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel...null and void and must be rescinded"-UN General Assembly Resolution 66/18, Jan. 2012
"...all the nations on earth will come together to attack Jerusalem."-Zech 12:3 NCV

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