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Joel C. Rosenberg, who writes “Left Behind”-style books about the apocalypse, told the Washington Post (scroll down) he was invited to the White House last year to talk current events and biblical prophesy, and has been in touch with several staffers since.
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(h/t: Tiny Revolution)
Wash Po’s Dan Froomkin via Tiny Revolution:
Joel C. Rosenberg, who writes Christian apocalyptic fiction, told me [the Washington Post’s Dan Froomkin] in an interview this week that he was invited to a White House Bible study group last year to talk about current events and biblical prophecy.
Rosenberg said that on February 10, 2005, he came to speak to a “couple dozen” White House aides in the Old Executive Office Building—and has stayed in touch with several of them since…
Rosenberg—like Tim LaHaye and Jerry B. Jenkins, the authors of the phenomenally popular “Left Behind” series—writes fiction inspired by biblical prophecy about the apocalypse. The consistent theme is that certain current events presage the end times, the Rapture, and the return of Jesus Christ. Rosenberg’s particular pitch to journalists is that his books come true…
Rosenberg says he got a call last year from a White House staffer. “He said ‘A lot of people over here are reading your novels, and they’re intrigued that these things keep on happening. . . . Your novels keep foreshadowing actual coming events. . . . And so we’re curious, how are you doing it? What’s the secret? Why don’t you come over and walk us through the story behind these novels?’ So I did.”
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