Tim LaHaye is popular in Calvary Chapel circles being invited to many of their churches. There are many other churches and Christian organizations, that invite Tim LaHaye to speak, and this was one recent Bible conference, that was held in Canada which included acouple popular teachers within Calvary Chapel circles. I find myself asking, given red flags were raised to me concerning Tim LaHaye even in my early days as a Christian, why is everyone so readily embracing what this man has to say without any prayer, or research?
Tim LaHaye, is a popular evangelical teacher, who has written many books expounding his Pre-Trib teachings, and is best known for being the co-author of the Left Behind series. He and Thomas Ice run the Pre-Trib Research Center. Much has been written about this man, with many websites warning about him, his teachings and more.
Even worse are his political associations, which have included being one of the founders of the politically involved Council for National Policy and dealings with the so called "Reverend" Moon. [yes that Reverend Moon, the guy who has announced himself to be the world's messiah]. One author describes the scene in the book "Moon Rising: How Reverend Moon Created the Washington Times, Seduced the Religious Right, and Built an American Kingdom" : [as you read this remember Moon was imprisoned for tax evasion:]
"LaHaye paid Moon a tearful visit in prison, according to Bo Hi Pak. "Reverend Moon, I apologize on behalf of my government," LaHaye had said holding the hands of the man who was the newly minted Reverend Doctor Moon. The colonel recalled that LaHaye told Moon, "Your suffering will cleanse the sins of
LaHaye is not the only one who has been linked to Moon or having organizations that have taken Moon donations, there have been many other famous "pastors" and teachers, who have been exposed as being involved, including the now deceased Jerry Falwell.
Even liberals have come out calling LaHaye a shill and questioning the weird "Christian Right" associations. It doesn't take much research to find out, that a lot of what this man has been involved with is quite questionable.
After I was newly saved, having read the Left Behind series as a Catholic, and reading my Bible, there was a lot that was majorly "off" I never liked Left Behind, and in response got and read the book "God's Wrath on Left Behind" and was glad someone else was noticing and exposing the endless deceptions, and anti biblical messages within the books. Reading Left Behind books themselves was quite odd, realizing half the characters run around "working for the antichrist" which, seems to give the message, "hey its OK to work for a man indwelt with Satan" to Christians along with the even crazier insidious anti-life messages and the odd conjecture of one character in the books, being able to take the mark, and then later repent, which is against what the Bible teaches. Oh lest anyone forgets, what about the implicit ecumenical message of having both the Pope and Mother Teresa raptured? Read "God's Left Behind" to see these endless errors in depth, and check out this website.
Tim LaHaye has been tied to many ecumenical doings via his political endeavors. Moral Majority which he helped to co-found, brought Mormons, Catholics, and mainline Protestants together to fight the Dominionist flavored "culture-wars" I've already warned about on this blog. This group along with others, has helped form the foundation for today's Dominionists to marry state and religion. His wife Beverly LaHaye has worked with the politically oriented Concerned Women For America.
Do your research, there is a lot more to find out.
This is definitely a teacher out there, too many are blindly following, as he expounds his rapture teachings; emphasizing Christians won't be here for any trouble to come, and the message that everything is the "left's fault" when it's obvious many Republicans brought this country to the place it is too. Christians need to start reading their Bibles, and stop letting the politically connected [of this world] types lead the way, who skew Bible prophecy to mislead millions.
2Cr 11:13 For such [are] false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. 2Cr 11:14 And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light. 2Cr 11:15 Therefore [it is] no great thing if his ministers also be transformed as the ministers of righteousness; whose end shall be according to their works.