Nicolas Cage Faces The Rapture In First Left Behind Trailer

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The days when Nicolas Cage was a great actor are rapidly becoming a distant and fond memory, overwritten now by ham acting, terrible scripts, and bad CGI. While we’ve had one or two glimpses of Cage’s talent in films like Joe, they have been all too few and far between. No, despite his best intentions to the contrary, Cage continues to accept parts in films that allow him to be as mad and as hammy as anyone can hope for. Unfortunately, I fear that the Christian Apocalyptic movie Left Behind will be no different.

The first trailer for the project comes to us courtesy of the film’s Facebook page – and incidentally, you should read some of the comments on it if you want a good laugh/cry. For those that don’t know, Left Behind is based on the embarrassingly popular book series by Tim LeHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins that consists of sixteen instalments, which means that if this film does well, we might actually be favored with a franchise that could carry on until…well, Doomsday.

If the basis of Left Behind was not bad enough, what we see in the trailer is positively laughable. This is not even good Apocalyptic narrative, instead depending largely on action movie tropes and moments of decrying God for being such a jerk and leaving people behind. Cage is going to have plenty of room to overact here, as we’ve already seen in an equally hilarious first clip from the film. Does this man just not care any more? This would be funny if it was not so very sad.

Left Behind will premiere on October 3rd, 2014. You can watch the first trailer below. Rapturous, isn’t it?

 

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Source: The Playlist

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  1. Irv Spielbergsays:

    The Pretrib Rapture Jackpot!

    by Bruce Rockwell

    Attention, writers. You can make millions by promoting the pretrib rapture!

    As you know, pretrib began in Scotland in 1830. Early developers
    including Edward Irving and John Darby admitted it was then a totally
    new view that had never been part of any theology or organized church.

    They also admitted that it had suddenly sprung from only OT and NT
    “types” and “symbols” and not from any clear Bible statement! (Part of
    their “cut and paste” included stretching forward “gather” (Matt. 24:31)
    on their “charts” and turning it into a pretrib coming!)
    As
    late as 1957, pretrib expert John Walvoord admitted in “The Rapture
    Question” (p. 148) that “pretribulationism” is NOT “an explicit teaching
    of Scripture”!
    Since the early 1900s pretrib has been sold by
    novelists like Sydney Watson (in 1913) and by Salem Kirban whose “Left
    Behind”-type novel “666” came out in 1970 – the same year Hal Lindsey’s
    “The Late Great Planet Earth” started breaking sales records.

    The very first pretrib rapture novel titled “Left Behind” came from the
    joint pens of Peter and Patti Lalonde in mid-1995 before Tim LaHaye and
    Jerry Jenkins somehow came up with the very same title: “Left Behind”!

    The pretrib rapture view, which admittedly is only an “inference” and
    not “explicit,” rests basically on verses in John 14, I Thess. 4, and I
    Cor. 15, none of which have either a “taken/left” separation or
    exciting, nail-biting scenarios that can “sell” pretrib.
    You
    have to go to Revelation’s action-packed chapters instead. When you do,
    you discover they can be tied to end time details found basically in the
    Olivet Discourse.
    As you know, pretribs believe in two stages;
    Stage 1 is the pretrib rapture which supposedly occurs several years
    before Stage 2 which is the posttrib second coming to earth.

    Since the three “rapture” chapters listed above don’t have any clear
    rapture-type separation between the “righteous” and the “wicked,” your
    best launching pad if you want to be a bestselling author is “the one
    shall be taken, and the other left” phrase in Matt. 24:40, 41 and Luke
    17:34-36.
    Trouble is, Dr. Walvoord and many other pretrib
    leaders declare that the “one taken” refers to the “wicked” taken in
    judgment while the “righteous” are left! But since average pew-sitters
    don’t seem to know this, you can easily convince them that the “one
    taken” is a sort of code for an any-moment pretrib rapture!
    And
    the pew-sitters don’t know that Walvoord etc. also teach that the same
    phrase is part of “non-imminent” Stage 2 which is posttrib (and not
    pretrib) and is on “Jewish” (and not “Church”) ground!
    In order
    to preserve Stage 1 (the long-stretched-forward pretrib rapture),
    pretrib merchandisers in recent decades have been stretching forward
    various aspects found in Stage 2 and quietly applying them to Stage 1.
    Aspects include “the day of the Lord,” “God’s wrath,” “the taken/left
    phrase,” “the unknown day and hour,” and Christ’s coming “as a thief”
    (which in the Bible is always tied to Armageddon and other posttrib
    events).
    (For more on the above, Google “The Correct Answer to
    Who’s Taken” etc. on Joe Ortiz’s blog of Apr. 12, 2010. Sure, there’s
    disagreement on who’s “taken” first, but pretrib pew-sitters forget or
    don’t know that THE TAKEN/LEFT PHRASE IS FOUND IN ONLY A POSTTRIB
    SETTING IN THE BIBLE!!)
    Yes, I’ve told you how you can turn yourself into a bestselling, wealthy author.

    But unfortunately you have some competition because LaHaye and Jenkins
    have long been aware of the above facts. And for years they’ve been
    milking their 19th century cash cow (which hasn’t dried up yet) to
    shatter all-time sales records and make millions of pretrib dollars that
    are destined to be left behind!
    For more on LaHaye etc. Google
    “The ‘Left Behind’ Rupture,” “LaHaye’s Temperament,” “Jerry Jenkins
    Apologizes for Being Seen Gambling in Casinos,” “Pretrib Rapture
    Diehards,” “Thomas Ice (Bloopers),” “Pretrib Rapture Pride,” “Walvoord
    Melts Ice,” “Famous Rapture Watchers,” “Margaret Macdonald’s Rapture
    Chart,” “Pretrib Rapture’s Missing Lines,” “Roots of Warlike Christian
    Zionism,” “Evangelicals Use Occult Deception,” “Pretrib Rapture
    Secrecy,” “Letter from Mrs. Billy Graham,” “Pretrib Rapture: A Staged
    Event,” “Pretrib Rapture Stealth,” “Pretrib Hypocrisy,” and “Pretrib
    Rapture Dishonesty.” (Most of these are by the author of “The Rapture
    Plot,” the most accurate and documented book on pretrib rapture history,
    obtainable by calling 800.643.4645.) BTW, for a unique Obama-inspired
    article, Google “The Background Obama Can’t Cover Up.”
    In
    closing let me say that Jeremiah 17:11 warns that “he that getteth
    riches, and not by right, shall leave them in the midst of his days, and
    at his end shall be a fool.”
    And you can bet on this!

    [Guess what I found on the web. The above! Any reaction?]

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