Christian Evangelicals don’t think like the rest of us. I’m not talking about abortion clinic bombings or abusive gay conversion therapies. I’m talking about their twisted obsession with bringing about the end of the world aka ‘The End Times.’
Evangelicals want the world to end in ‘fire and brimstone’ so that their Rapture will happen. That’s when Jesus will magically disappear the Evangelicals to the sky land, and the rest of us heathens will suffer under antichrist for 7 years. I spent 21 years in one of these Evangelical cults, and can assure you this is not a political game to believers. They see Nuclear bombs as a great option to bring about God’s kingdom. A nuclear blast will vaporize some people, (Rapture) and leave everyone else in the living hell of nuclear fallout (7 years of antichrist).
So when Trump Tweets tauntingly at North Korea freaking us out, or the Hawaiian missile alert system causes panic, the Evangelicals are just super excited. They think Trump’s surprise win is the hand of God in action. This was sealed in stone for them when Trump moved the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. (There’s a whole part in the magic book about the Israeli temple and it’s restoration to Jerusalem before the Rapture) Evangelicals only tolerate Jews as they fit into this narrative, and will be converted to follow Jesus after the ‘hell years.’
I’m still shocked that human civilization survived the first big wave of Evangelicalism in the 1970s. This post hippie Jesus People movement was used to elect Reagan who also toyed with nuclear anxiety. The post nuclear TV program “The Day After,” was prescribed by my dear leader as a prophecy of what would happen. I remember being so disappointed every time our leader predicted the end of the world, it wouldn’t happen, and we’d have to continue the drudgery of life. We all couldn’t wait to be with Jesus.
Today’s movement is the same. Evangelicals pray for, and dream of a nuclear apocalypse for Jesus, that’s how bat shit crazy these people are.
By Being Liberal contributor: Sarah Ficca