LETTER: Neo-evangelicals, Republican Party trying to speed up Second Coming

I would like to illuminate a, shall we say, trend that involves the Republican Party and a certain segment of the Christian neo-evangelical movement.

This segment, I believe, is intent on creating a conflagration in the Holy Land, i.e., Israel, to fulfill a biblical ideological interpretation (prophecy) of the “end times.”

For those of you who have been paying attention, you know that ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) also has a similar ideology with an Islamic twist, of course.

These people, the neo-evangelicals, as with ISIL, with their own twist, wish to precipitate the “second coming” of Christ regardless of the mayhem.

Then we have the soon-to-be POTUS (president of the United States), Donald Trump, calling to move the American embassy from Tel-Aviv to Jerusalem.

That’s a red flag.

Why would a guy who doesn’t know his Assad from a hole in the ground do such a thing?

It’s a provocation at the behest of the “neos.”

Yet this is nothing new.

The effort to precipitate Christ’s ascent to the throne has been tried before by a man named Judas.

I know, pretty dour, but if you’re a Christian like me, you know that the son will rise to a bright new day and a happy new year.

Happy new year, everyone.

Jeff Shamp,

Port Angeles