Evangelical pastor details how he expects Trump’s foreign policy to ‘kick-start the end times’

Nate Pyle, an evangelical pastor and author, thinks President Donald Trump’s foreign policy is helping to bring about the end of the world — and he thinks that’s a good thing.

In an interview with Newsweek, Pyle said that evangelical Christian mythology states that the end of the world will start once Israel completely recaptures Jerusalem and retakes all the land that was promised to them by God.

Given that Trump moved the American embassy to Jerusalem and that he’s giving Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a free pass to construct settlements in Palestinian lands, Pyle thinks the president is on the right track.

“What kick-starts the end times into motion is Israel’s political boundaries being reestablished to what God promised the Israelites according to the Bible,” he says.

Pyle also tells Newsweek that evangelicals appreciate that Trump seems to prioritize protecting Christians’ religious liberties, while not placing as much emphasis on protecting religious liberties of other faiths.

“He was so specific about protecting Christian liberties, it wasn’t holistically religious liberties,” he explains. “That spoke to a lot of Christians, and then he also has this stance on Israel.”

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