Republican presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson said that one "could guess that we are getting closer" to the end times when asked by TV host Sharyl Attkisson if he believes that biblical prophecy is currently unfolding.
"Do you think we're at the end of days?" Attkisson asked, referencing contemporary global events and "what’s in the Bible."
Carson responded by seemingly skimming over Christian theology to note that some extremists see themselves as key players in an end times scenario that could spell major trouble if these individuals get their hands on nuclear weapons.
"You could guess that we are getting closer to that," Carson said without diving deeper into his own views on the matter. "You do have people who have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring — and that they’re a part of it — and who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gain possession of them."
It appeared as though Carson was referring to the Islamic State's apocalyptic ideology, which TheBlaze has extensively documented.
Watch his response below (dialogue begins at the 1:30 mark):
Carson, who belongs to the Seventh-Day Adventist denomination, told Attkisson that he believes in "godly principles" and that he thinks that "there should be a line drawn" between church and state.
The candidate said that he would do everything that he could to ameliorate any situation involving violence, regardless of his stance on end times prophecy.
"I would always be shooting for peace," he said. "I wouldn’t just take a fatalistic view of things.”
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