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Apollyon: The Destroyer is Unleashed (Left Behind Series #5)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2011

    apollyon

    i tend to be a worrier by nature haha so this book kinda freaked me out. though i am glad i do not have locousts. it was so good i had to keep reading even though it scared me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 17, 2003

    Hard to take literally

    'Apollyon' is volume five of the 'Left Behind' series. The series covers an interpretation of Revelation that stresses a future rapture, tribulation, and a 1000 year millennial kingdom on Earth. The series is presented in the form of a novel to make it more interesting. 'Apollyon' focuses on the two witnesses and the unleashing of the locusts (Rev. 11:1-13 & 9:1-11). The two witnesses are given the names of Eli and Moishe. A Jewish convert and highly respected ally of the two witnesses is Dr. Tsion ben Judah. I think there are too many characters within the series and the novel's authors switch back and forth to the different characters too many times. This makes the novel slow-moving and prevents the author's development of deep characterization of the principle characters. This is especially true of the two witnesses. They speak Biblical old-fashioned English, which makes them seem artificial and unreal. I'm conversant with the concept of a future rapture, tribulation, and millennial kingdom, but I don't believe it. I've read in the 'Anchor Bible' series that parts of Revelation predicted things that happened before the Roman's destroyed Judea. Intriguing thought! I wondered if it's true. I wound up researching this subject in detail preparing for 'Revelation and the Fall of Judea.' 'Apollyon' presents some scenes that are hard to accept literally. For example, the two witnesses breath fire onto their attackers. The fire instantly vaporizes flesh from their bones, melts their metal weapons, then turns their bones into ash. 'Apollyon' describes the locusts as six inches long with indestructible, metallic bodies. They look like horses, but have locust-like abdomens with stingers. They have horse-like legs and locust-like wings. Their heads have human faces, lion's teeth, and long hair like a woman. They repeatedly call the name 'Abaddon' in Hebrew. In my opinion, this sounds too fantastic to be taken literally. I think, however, that 'Apollyon' at least serves a good purpose if it gets people to think about God and read Scripture for themselves.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2002

    Not Even as Scary as a Texas Mosquito

    This book is supposed to be about the Fifth Trumpet Judgment, when God sends mutated locusts to attack worldwide. I found the locusts in this story to be very unconvincing. The only thing that was more unconvincing was the authors' explanation of why those who had been bit couldn't die. I found James BeauSeigneur's descriptions and explanations of these events in The Christ Clone Trilogy to be FAR MORE BELIEVABLE.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 1, 2001

    sound and drama much better than plain audio

    After listening to volumes 1-4 in the sound drama format, this volume read by frank took some of the thrill out of the series. All of the audios should have been in sound and drama format. It is easier to follow and keeps you hanging from disc to disc

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