This week, theological scholar Dr. Diana Butler Bass explained the connection between Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem by evangelical Christians and the “apocalypse.”
It appears that Israel will be “rebuilding the Temple,” an event that will spark the “End Times.”
Says Bass: “Of all the possible theological dog-whistles to his evangelical base, this is the biggest … Trump is reminding them that he is carrying out God’s will to these Last Days ... at which time Jesus Christ will return to Earth and vanquish all God’s enemies.”
The End Days will be 1,000 years of chaos before everyone goes to Judgment and has to answer for everything, including that one night in the motel (you know the one I’m talking about!). Now, I for one thought we’ve endured a millennium of chaos just this year, thanks to Trump. But things really have become remarkably crazy lately, with perverse weather conditions, powerful viruses that can punch through microscope slides, starvation and obesity (sometimes in the same family), and a rash of sexual encounters that according to the accused never happened (the Almighty again?).
Consider a quiet afternoon during the earth’s beloved Jurassic Period. Everything’s coming up algae and fungus; you can hear the gentle rumble of a brachiosaur herd leaping down on an unsuspecting iguanodon, and the pterydactyls have just returned from wintering in Portugal. It’s a paradise of thriving super-biomass.