The controversy involving Syria has 32% of Americans thinking that it’s all part of the “end times” as told in the Bible.
By Hemant Mehta – Friendly Atheist
A third of Americans seem to think there will be a Left Behind novel written about Syria.
More specifically, 26% of Americans think that the Syrian conflict is foreshadowing Armageddon.
This is all according to Christian pollsters LifeWay Research:
Previous U.S. military action, like the war in Afghanistan or air strikes during 1990s war in Bosnia, didn’t get the same reaction, said [LifeWay Research President Ed] Stetzer. But the fact that Syria shares a border with Israel, and is specifically mentioned in the Bible, has people thinking about the end times.
Most premillennial dispensationalists believe Christians will instantly disappear from the earth during an event called the rapture, followed by seven years of war and catastrophe. After the battle of Armageddon, Jesus will return and set up his kingdom on earth.