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Thesis The major conflict in the novel The Indwelling by Tim LaHaye and Jerry B Jenkins is God vs SatanThe Indwelling is the seventh book in the Left Behind series written by the fiction writer Jerry B Jenkins and biblical end-times scholar Tim LaHaye The Left Behind series is about a post-Rapture end-times battle between the believers the Tribulation Saints and the Antichrist Nicolae Carpathia The conflict is God versus Satan The major theme of the story is that good always wins in the end The first example of conflict in The Indwelling is in Tsion Ben-Judahs dreams of the war in heaven and the falling away of Lucifer 242-248 Lucifer is pleading with God to let him have complete control of mankind so he could form an army like none other Abandon them to me who can fashion them for profit Even after being called by your name their natures reek with temporal desires Allow me to surround myself with these enemies of your cause and I will marshal them into a force unlike any army you have ever assembledFrom the throne came a voice of such power and authority that volume was irrelevant Thou shalt not touch my beloved 245Lucifer evolves his pleas into threats threatening to ascend to a throne above that of Gods This is the moment in which Archangel Michael chooses to step in In this fashion the war in heaven is waged and Satan with a third of the heavenly host is cast down to the earthThe second example of the God vs Satan theme is in the killing by incineration of the three regional potentates that oppose Carpathia by Fortunato 350 The reason Fortunato kills the three potentates is that they refuse to bow down and worship the idol of Nicolae Carpathia The three potentates are believers which is why they will not bowThe third example of the major conflict is the resurrection and indwelling of Nicolae Carpathia
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