JOE BIDEN has been inaugurated as the 46th President of the United States and that means his time in office will be spent enacting policies that will propel the world into the End Days, at least according to claims made by Christian conspiracy theorists.
President Joe Biden was inaugurated this week much to the delight of Democrats up and down the country, and the bitter disappointment of Donald Trump’s diehard fans. In the nail-biting race to the White House, many prominent members of America’s evangelical community voiced their support for the Republican candidate, believing his presidency was part of God’s plan for America. Robert Jeffress, a megachurch pastor from Texas, praised Mr Trump earlier last year and called him “an extremely strong leader”.
Some Christians, however, believe it was President Biden’s historic victory in the November election that was part of God’s plan all along.
According to the Christian End Times blog Bible Prophecy – Signposts of the Times, the world will now closely watch the US President to see how his policies fulfil Biblical prophecies.
America’s evangelists, in particular, believe the US has to safeguard Israel’s interests in the Middle East as the Bible says a strong and secure Israel plays a critical role in the End Days.
A key issue is the construction of the Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem, which niche groups of Christians believe will become a seat of power for the Antichrist and the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.
Signposts of the Times said: “We as Christians, and in particular, those that understand and follow Bible prophecy will be watching with much interest over the next days, weeks and months ahead to see how God will use President Joe Biden to put in place the final pieces of the Last Days puzzle that will usher in the Tribulation period and the system of Antichrist.
“In the meantime, pleas are going out for Christians to return to studying their bibles, to humble themselves before God and to stop listening to the words of man, but the call of Jesus Christ.”
According to the Bible, the Tribulation will be a seven-year-long period of strife and chaos.
Before the Tribulation, the Rapture is supposed to strike, taking up or snatching away Christian into heaven.
The Antichrist will then be allowed to rise, usurping power in the Third Temple and falsely declaring himself the Messiah.
The lands of Israel will also be besieged by the invading forces of Gog and Magog, as described in the Book of Ezekiel.
The Tribulation will then begin and it is sometimes known as the Time of Jacob’s Trouble.
Jesus Himself said in Matthew 24: “For then there will be a great tribulation, such as has not occurred since the beginning of the world until now, nor ever will.”
The Second Coming of Christ is then supposed to happen towards the end of the Tribulation.