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Last Days Trilogy is a series of Christian fiction books written by Paul Bortolazzo, about the coming Great Tribulation period as interpreted from the Book of Revelation. The books in the series include:

  • The Coming
  • The Day Of The Lord
  • The New Jerusalem

This book series provides examples of

  • The Antichrist: American President Joshua Kayin. Also portrayed as President Evil.
  • Artistic License – Religion: As with Left Behind, you have to be in a very specific branch of Christianity to agree with the author's interpretation of The Bible.
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  • As the Good Book Says...: Bible verses aplenty.
  • Author Avatar: Pastor Mark Bishop in the first book is one for the author Paul Bortolazzo.
  • Author Tract: One for the pre-wrath Rapture and against the Once Saved, Always Saved theology of Left Behind.
  • Cassandra Truth: The belief that Joshua Kayim is the Antichrist and that the world has just entered the seven-year Tribulation period has been disregarded by those who still believed that the church would be raptured before the Antichrist is revealed and the Tribulation period begins. Unfortunately, the disregard has led a good deal of those people into accepting the Mark of the Beast without question, thus missing out on the Rapture that takes place at the end of the first book.
  • Caught Up in the Rapture: Happens at the end of the first book with the opening of the sixth and seventh seals. However, unlike Left Behind, being raptured to heaven does not mean that the person is free from the judgment that could send that person to hell.
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  • Corrupt Church: The World Faith Movement, which is revealed to be the Whore of Babylon that is destroyed and replaced by worship of the Beast.
  • Christianity Is Catholic: Averted, particularly when the current pope in the series is revealed to be the False Prophet.
  • Deal with the Devil: The signing of the Jerusalem Peace Accord between the Israelis and the Palestinians is seen as the beginning of the seven-year period known as the Tribulation.
  • Give Me a Sign: Truly repentant believers in Christ are given miraculous signs and wonders throughout the story.
  • Heel–Face Door-Slam: Once a person takes the Mark of the Beast and worships his image, that person is doomed for eternity.
  • The Legions of Hell: Satan and his devils are seen to be working behind the scenes to keep the truth of God's Word relating to the end times from spreading.
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  • Light Is Not Good: The Virgin Mary apparitions, which turn out to be demonic.
  • Mark of the Beast: The World ID system is preached as being this.
  • One True Faith: In the Tribulation period, there is the conglomerated one-world faith known as the World Faith Movement which is replaced by worship of the Beast, and there is biblical Christianity (as defined by the author).
  • One World Order: The New World Coalition.
  • Religion Is Right: Christianity (as defined by the author) is the only religion that saves people in the story.
  • Take That!: The series as a whole seems to be one toward Left Behind and all pre-Tribulation Rapture end-times stories.
  • 20 Minutes into the Future: Set pretty much sometime in the present day.
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