Mortal Kombat + Left Behind = Flawless Victory

by M. Joshua

Back in the Day

When I was 14, my favorite part of the Bible was Revelations. My favorite book series was Left Behind. And my favorite videogame was Mortal Kombat.

It only made sense that I wanted to mix them all together.

Imagine a videogame that was about the events after the Rapture and the Holy warriors that God sent into the world to defeat the forces of Satan. Epic battles ensue. There’s only one problem. No single videogame could possibly contain that much awesomeness.

My 14-year-old self would have crapped my pants.

And if Randy Savage was a playable character that escaped hell to slam the trash out of everybody and be the last man standing, all of my 14-year-old friends would have crapped their pants too.

Post Rapture

Okay. I have to face the reality that I’m not 14 anymore. I’m twice that age. And now I love the rest of the Bible, not just Revelations. That puts a kink in my old ambitions.

When I was 22, I saw the third Left Behind movie at a local church. It was worse than the first two. But there I met an interesting guy.

Dude was a Messianic Jew. He made it his life goal to go to people’s houses and teach them about the End times. I really dug him. Too bad he was trying to convince me to stop celebrating Jesus on Sundays and get circumcised.

In any case, his focus forced me to dive deep into the scriptures. And over the next several years, I became very familiar with the passages in the Bible that talk about the End Times.

I was surprised to find that the Rapture wasn’t even in there.

Religious Mumbo Jumbo

I learned that the Rapture was a concept created to interpret Thessalonians 4 by a Jesuit Priest who was trying to screw up Protestants. Nobody had this view of the End Times until he came along. Later, this idea got picked up by a dude named John Nelson Darby in the 1800s. And then the idea made it into the popularized Scofield Reference Bible.

This is largely the result of a bogus theological system called Dispensationalism.

What’s My Point?

Jesus is the main point of the Bible. It’s easy to get sidetracked from this. Especially when talking about End Times stuff.

Now that we’ve all been proven correct that the Family Radio Rapture Crap is all a bunch of hot air, its a good time to refocus. Refocusing on Jesus and our relationship with him. Refocusing on what truly matters and makes a difference in the here and now.

My fellow blogger, Shawn Smucker made a great point by asking a similar question: ‘What worlds of yours need to come to an end?’ I rephrased it a little:

What crap would you like to see Raptured out of your life?