If you thought Michele Bachmann could not get any more bizarre — and well, slightly more outlandish — with her prophesies on biblical matters, you were dead wrong.
The former Minnesota representative recently visited Israel on a tour organized by the conservative Family Research Council, and drew a rather interesting conclusion from the current state of affairs in the Middle Eastern country: apparently, the increasing violence in the region indicates the return of Jesus.
“Share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can,” Bachmann said in an interview with right-wing radio host Tony Perkins, discussing the spiritual importance of Israel. “He's coming soon.”
Apart from predicting the second coming, the Evangelical Christian took her spiritual advice a step further and urged fellow brethren to convert as many Jews as possible to Christianity.
“We recognize the shortness of the hour,” she said. “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.”
Bachmann, who unsuccessfully ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, also said that “the prophets longed to see the days that you and I live in.”
While the former Minnesota legislator’s beliefs and sentiments might resonate well with her fellow Evangelicals, it seems like some individuals of other faiths take offense to her statements.
“A statement like Ms. Bachmann’s should serve to remind Jews that missionizing is, unfortunately, alive and well, and that we must always be on the lookout for it,” said Agudath Israel, a prominent rabbi who apparently interpreted Bachmann’s comments as the endorsement of an aggressive and ongoing campaign to challenge the faith and culture of Jews.
Although Bachmann’s latest proclamation is highly controversial, this is not the first time she has opined on a biblical event.
Just last month, she made headlines for blaming natural disasters on United State’s foreign relations with Israel. She even went as far as saying that President Barack Obama’s policies may bring about the rapture — a statement that many deemed too extreme and highly doubtable.
Listen to her entire interview below: