Michele Bachmann claims we're facing "God's end times,” and says "rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice." According to Bachmann, President Obama's actions in Syria are proof that the end times are upon us.
While speaking to the Christian radio show Understanding the Times last Saturday, Bachmann made the false claim that “President Obama waived a ban on arming terrorists in order to allow weapons to go to the Syrian opposition.” Bachmann also made the false allegation that President Obama is giving aid to Al Qaeda, which she said is proof that we are living in the Last Days. Bachmann said:
This happened and as of today the United States is willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists, now what this says to me, I’m a believer in Jesus Christ, as I look at the End Times scripture, this says to me that the leaf is on the fig tree and we are to understand the signs of the times, which is your ministry, we are to understand where we are in God’s end times history.
Rather than seeing this as a negative, we need to rejoice, Maranatha Come Lord Jesus, His day is at hand.
Bachmann is wrong. The United States is not “willingly, knowingly, intentionally sending arms to terrorists.” Bachmann is also confused. Her Christian fundamentalism is toxic.
While Bachmann may speak for many Christians, it is nevertheless perverse to suggest that one “rejoice” at the prospect of the world coming to an end. Indeed, it is a profound perversity of Christianity that so many seek escape from this world via apocalyptic end times, while placing all hope in fabricated and fictitious notions of an afterlife, and the second coming of a Christ that will not return.
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