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Evangelicals Are Optimistic That Trump Will Bring About The Apocalypse

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Evangelicals are hoping that President Donald Trump brings about the apocalypse.

Evangelicals are hoping that President Donald Trump brings about the apocalypse. According to Newsweek, many see God using Trump to destroy the world and bring about a time where Jesus rules the world. For this reason, many evangelicals are willing to turn a blind eye to his revolting, thuggish, and piggish ways.

Many evangelical Christians believe that Trump was chosen by God to usher in a new era, a part of history called the “end times.” Beliefs about this time period differ, but it is broadly considered the end of the world, the time when Jesus returns to Earth and judges all people.

Evangelicals believe Trump chose God to be President through the electoral college.

“For his evangelical supporters, there's a sense that Trump's unlikely election to the presidency proves that he has been chosen by God,” Young told Newsweek. “He shouldn't have won the election, so the thinking goes, so the fact that he did—and that victory came only via the Electoral College, no less—just demonstrates that only God could make it happen.”

Evangelicals really, really, want Jews to become Christians.

“Evangelicals view themselves as sympathetic to Israel, but the underlying belief is motivated by a desire to see the Jewish people ‘turn to Jesus,'” Blake Chastain, a former evangelical who hosts a podcast on evangelicalism, told Newsweek.