According to Christianity Today — a publication that is typically supportive of movies that explore Christian themes (think ‘God’s Not Dead’ or ‘Heaven is For Real’) — the new Left Behind movie starring Nicholas Cage leaves a lot behind.
It seems if you are looking for a Sci-Fi Action flick with some run-of-the-mill disaster scenes, then this movie is for you. But if you want to explore one of the possible End Times scenarios from a Biblical perspective in any depth, you’re going to have to look elsewhere.
The Bangor Daily News recently ran a pretty extensive article on the often-cited approaching doomsday of December 21st, 2012 as set forth by the Mayan calendar. While most scoff at the possibility of there being any credibility to the Mayan prediction, there are conspiracy theorists and “doomsday preppers” that aren’t taking any chances- stocking up on everything from nonperishable food items to guns and ammo.
However, from the Christian perspective the reality of The End of our time here on earth coming before our natural death is nothing to be scoffed at. And even if it comes after we die, our short time alive must be spent in preparation.