Beware of Harbingers of Doom

Chicken Little: A Cautionary Tale for Evangelical Christians 

The Late Great Planet EarthFear mongering – whether justified or not – can elicit a societal response called Chicken Little syndrome, described as “inferring catastrophic conclusions possibly resulting in paralysis.”  It has also been defined as “a sense of despair or passivity which blocks the audience from actions.”

Chicken Little Lindsey

  • In The Late Great Planet Earth Hal Lindsey predicted the end of the world by 1988.
  • In The 1980s: Countdown to Armageddon he stated, “the decade of the 1980s could very well be the last decade of history as we know it.”
  • In Planet Earth – 2000 A.D., he stated that Christians should not plan to still be on earth by the year 2000!
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