‘Left Behind: The Series’ ~ CFDb Movie Review
Cars, suddenly unmanned, careen out of control. Terrified people watch their loved ones vanish before their eyes. Some say it’s an alien invasion, but Rayford Steele knows that his wife’s warning has come true, Christ has raptured His church and Rayford has been left behind in a world without God’s people! But the darkest days are yet to come. . . .
LEFT BEHIND: Volume 1
Roger and I had a movie marathon the other day and decided to watch the Left Behind series for the 3rd time, in preparation to the NEW Left Behind Series.
I have to admit that the first in this series is my least favorite but there are a couple of things I want to highlight from this one:
- I really like the scene where Rayford talks to Hattie about what’s most important. It’s NOT about us, it’s about something bigger and better. (If only we could remember that on a moment by moment basis…then we would see more of the true Christianity in action…self-denial.
- Loved the fact that once a particular character gave their life to Jesus, they couldn’t be mesmerized or hypnotized by Satan. The deception that affected everyone else, did NOT affect the believer. Powerful thought.
It’s a week after the rapture and the millions of people who disappeared in to thin air are still missing. Chaos rules the world as panic and grief stricken survivors continue to search for their lost loved-ones. Suicide rates are sky-rocketing, businesses and homes are being looted, and martial law is in effect. A desperate world looks to the leadership and guidance of UN President Nicolae Carpathia, the only person offering any answers, hope, and plans to restore peace and order.
While Carpathia has the world’s adoration and trust, he is seemingly unaware of four rebels spreading the truth that he is in fact the prophesied Antichrist of the Bible. Leading this small group (called the Tribulation Force) is Pastor Bruce Barnes.
Left Behind II: Tribulation Force
This is our 2nd favorite of the series and we really like the casting choice for Nicolae! There is one scene in this one that is so powerful and it’s the scene at the Wailing Wall.
Fantastic job on that entire scene. It really shows the power of God, as well as the great speech that comes as a result of God’s power and the 2 witnesses. Our 2nd favorite scene of the entire series.
A year and a half ago the world was hit with the biggest catastrophe it had ever seen. Without warning and without explanation, hundreds of millions of people simply vanished off the face of the earth. The world was in chaos like it had never been before. Yet somehow one man seemed to rise to the challenge.
One man had the strength and conviction to unite a shattered world. One man gave the world hope. That man was NICOLAE CARPATHIA. He now rules the entire world. Fitzhugh, like most of America , whole-heartedly supports Nicolae’s new global leadership, but there are those who do not. A dangerous militia movement and an underground group of born-again Christians actively, but separately, work to bring Nicolae down. Their reasons for resistance may be different, but both groups are labeled as dangerous terrorists that Fitzhugh must stop without mercy.
With time running out both Fitzhugh and Buck must make the toughest decisions of their lives. Will Fitzhugh sacrifice the lives of millions to ultimately save America ? Can Buck lead Fitzhugh to the real truth about Nicolae before it’s too late? And after the smoke clears: who will survive World War III?
Left Behind: World at War
This is our favorite of the series and what a great cast in this one! Some really powerful scenes too. A few things that stood out to us in this one:
- ALWAYS ask God BEFORE making any major decisions. What sometimes seems right to us, may not be God’s will at all.
- The 2 best scenes in this film with the President meeting Nicolae in his office building. Both VERY powerful.
This series really brings out the desire to share the love of Jesus to as many people as possible for we never know when the end will come…either by Jesus returning or by our own death or the death of others. Life is WAY too short, no matter how long it’s lived here on this Earth.
Really looking forward to the new series coming out next year.
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