Invocations From the Pulpit
[Excerpt from "American Twilight"/Chapter 2 - Orders from Above/July 2003]

I'm beginning to understand. The word's on the street and, in the US, there are
tens of millions who believe in Armageddon. "The End Is Coming" I'm told
and my local bookstore has books telling me the end's coming soon. Last year,
some of America's best-selling titles trumpeted imminent Armageddon and arrival of God's
"rapture". Fifty-million copies of the "Left Behind" series of books prophecy
an imminent Armageddon and chronicle the Rapture and Tribulations that will follow. Millions
of Americans are preparing for "The Second Coming of Christ".


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