Doe the Book This Present Darkness Apply Today? Essay

872 Words Sep 28th, 2012 4 Pages
Do you wonder what the end times might be like? Well look out our window. You are a part of them. Our everyday events such as the election coming up and all the fighting we seeing on our little tv screens are all building up to create the last days. This Present Darkness is a book which uses themes to tell of the social and intellectual milieu of the time and its relationship with biblical prophecy. This book’s author, Frank E. Peretti, is a world famous and successful Christian writer of adult novels and children’s books. Through his use of monsters, demons, angels, and common day events, Peretti creates a more appealing way of viewing biblical prophecy and its importance in today’s society.
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With its belief and teachings that man is central, divine, co-creator, and the hope for all future peace and harmony, its appeal amongst a divided world grows. Peretti displays this through once again Sandy’s struggle with her father on page 97. Biblical prophecy seemed to be becoming more and more real every day during the years of 1985 and 1986. The social and intellectual milieu of the time seemed to strengthen these thoughts of fulfilled biblical prophesies also. With talk of Nuclear warships, protests, missiles, murder and mayhem in the streets of America, it leaves little to wonder why Peretti believed to focus his book on Biblical prophesies coming true through the creation of the New Age Movement. With the need for peace so great, the peace- hippy style of the New Age Movement was willingly accepted into society without a close examination of its darker interior. It was with this reason that Peretti’s book is written to expose this dark nature of the New Age Movement through the demonstration of its appeal to Sandy Hogan on page 153 and 154 and later her destruction by it on page 491. It is a dangerous movement, which Peretti has taken upon himself to expose to the world to be careful of the social and intellectual milieu of the time which was in the preparation for the fulfilling of biblical prophecy. It can clearly be seen throughout the themes of This Present Darkness that Peretti was writing on

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