How a wrong interpretation of the Holy Bible (Rapture) could cause a Third World War!

A well-known Bible scholar said: “There is a palpable danger that people in high position who subscribe to the belief in the Rapture will be readier to take us into a conflict that brings on Armageddon.”  

In 1947 a group of prominent scientists established what is called the Dooomsday clock.  Every year they meet to take a non-political, realistic evaluation and in 2019 they have set the time of the doomsday clock on 2 minutes before midnight.  This has only happened once before in 1956 at the height of the cold war. (to see the reason for their decision: click on https://thebulletin.org/doomsday-clock/past-statements/  

When you read the conclusion of these scientists, including 14 Nobel Prize winners, it is observed that it runs parallel with the fourth paragraph of the 18 January, 2019 message of the Universal House of Justice the supreme body of the Baha’i Faith

. “Thus do the powers of disintegration regroup and gain ground. So be it."  

What is happening at present in the United States and other parts of the world is extraordinary to say the least, in the doomsday message it is called “the new abnormal” which could lead to a great conflict in the Middle East that if left unchecked could easily spill over into a much larger war between superpowers.  

The present Middle East policy of the United States is largely influenced by the end of times rapture scenario of the Evangelical Christians.  This connection is very evident now with the preparations for the upcoming election with a President who is very dependent on the Christian vote whereas 60% of white evangelical Christians voted for him last time.

The newly appointed Secretary of State went on a global Rapture tour in January 2019.  

  • He is the third highest official after the president and vice president (who is also an evangelical Christian) 
  • He is principally concerned with foreign policy.

One recent article of this global tour, quoting the unbiased reporting of the Guardian, a well-established British newspaper (January 2019) reads as follows:

“In setting out the new administration’s Middle East policy, one of the first things Mike Pompeo, the newly appointed Secretary of State and chief diplomat made clear to his Muslim audience in Cairo is that he had come to the region as “as an evangelical Christian”  Just as he did in Cairo, Pompeo called on the congregation of a Kansas megachurch three years ago to join a fight of good against evil. “We will continue to fight these battles,” the then congressman said at the Summit church in Wichita. It is a never-ending struggle … until the rapture. Be part of it. Be in the fight.”  

reduced 20 rapture paintingFor Mike Pompeo and millions of evangelical Christians, the rapture evokes an apocalyptical Christian vision of the future, a final battle between good and evil, and the second coming of Jesus Christ, when the faithful will be saved and ascend to heaven and the non-believers in Christ will left behind and suffer the wrath of God before they are sent to hell for all eternity.

CONCLUSION: Here is an explosive mixture: A foreign policy not based on reality but on the fantasy of evangelical Christianity and a president who want to be re-elected (at all costs) . As we have seen in the past (Vietnam, Iraq) some reasons have to be found to justify via the media and world opinion why it is now necessary to start a new military conflict in the Middle East with unimageable consequences.  (Continued)