Revelations, the last book of the New Testament, was not written predicting an apocalypse for us in our time. It was written forecasting doom and gloom for early Christians facing destruction from Rome. In short, it is not a valid prophecy for our time.
Yet, even knowing this, many still will choose to believe otherwise. It fuels a self-fulfilling prophetic impetus in fundamentalist religion that bleeds out into our culture because it fills psychological needs.
I'm not saying that the world as we know it will not end. Indeed, eventual natural changes guarantees that much. What I'm saying is that the potential for manmade apocalyptic events exponentially increases (self-fulfilling prophecies) with greater numbers of people believing that an apocalypse will bring about the Second Coming.
The majority of white evangelical Christians say Christ will return to Earth in their lifetimes, which was a factor in Trump's appeal to many.
"...over one-third of those Americans who support Israel report that they do so because they believe the Bible teaches that the Jews must possess their own country in the Holy before Jesus can return."
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