Having been called the actual Satan during my political life, it is not surprising to learn that millions of voters are at this moment supporting Donald Trump because of the coming apocalypse.
The reasoning goes like this. Obama is Satan and he ushered in all the policies Satan wanted, gay marriage, continuing abortion and lack of support for Israel. Those who believe the end is near think they have been charged by Jesus to fight sin until he returns.
God has begun preparations for the end they believe. The first step is to elect Donald Trump President so he can punish those making God angry.
There are those who cannot understand the support for Trump. They understate the passion for the second coming. The second coming and responsibility to punish sinners swamps any policy discussion.
There is this belief, and it is seemingly always present, that these are the worst of times. Today it is gay marriage and abortion. A few years back it was something else. Yet, the stories in the Bible are worse than anything happening today.
Those who believe the “second coming” is eminent should remind themselves this has been predicted since the time Jesus was supposed to have lived. In fact, the Bible says Jesus himself thought the world would end in his lifetime.
To those who believe a.) a second coming is eminent and b.) Donald Trump will fulfill some religious goal, I can only repeat the words attributed to PT Barnum, “A sucker in born every minute.”