Former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) is making headlines for claiming that she believes that Jesus is "coming soon" and that "we're seeing the fulfillment of scripture right in front of her eyes" during a radio appearance last week following a tour of Israel.
Bachmann, who toured the Jewish State along with a group that was organized by Tony Perkins' Family Research Council, made these comments while speaking with Perkins for a segment on his "Washington Watch" radio program.
Speaking of current events, Bachmann said that "almost every article" in the newspaper involving Israel "ties with so much biblical prophecy."
"This week really was about biblical prophecy in many ways, and we’re seeing as events are speeding up — it seems like events are speeding up so quickly right now," she continued. "And we see how relevant the Bible is, and we’re reading our newspaper, at the same time we’re learning about these biblical events ... we’re seeing the fulfillment of scripture right in front of our eyes, even while we’re on the ground."
Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at Faith and Freedom Coalition's Road to Majority event in Washington, Friday, June 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)
Bachmann said that she, among others on the trip, was left inspired and thirsting to learn more about the Bible.
"We don't just leave here with a warm fuzzy feeling toward Israel. What we have is the recognition that God has a divine plan," she said. "History is his story. We want to understand God's story, so that we can do our part ... we each want to fulfill our assignment in the kingdom of God."
Numerous outlets accused the former congresswoman of intently focusing on the need to convert the Jewish population, though it appears that this was in relation to comments about the need to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with "as many as we can." Bachmann then added, "Even among the Jews" and proclaimed that she believes Jesus is "coming soon."
"The Jewish state of Israel truly is a miracle of the hand of God. This is a fulfillment of God's word," Bachmann continued. "We recognize the shortness of the hour and that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, he’s coming soon."
Listen to Bachmann's comments about her trip to Israel below:
(H/T: Huffington Post)