By Nigel Boys
Retired neurosurgeon and Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson makes no qualms about being a devout Christian and says that prior to each surgical procedure, he made sure to first lift up prayers to God before ever lifting his knife. The presidential hopeful, who is a member of the Seventh Day Adventists, spoke on Sunday about world events and biblical end times prophecies.
The Blaze reports that in an interview with journalist Sharyl Attkisson on her show, “Full Measure,” the former CBS News reporter asked Carson if he thought that we we’re at the “end of days.”
The 64-year-old former Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital replied “You could guess that we are getting closer to that.” Then, without further enlightening the audience he added that certain extremists believe themselves to be key players in end time events and that if these individuals got their hands on nuclear weapons, it could mean disaster.
“You do have people who have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomena occurring and that they are a part of it, who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gained possession of them,” Carson told Attkisson.
Carson, who is passionately pro-life and maintains that an Islamic belief system is incompatible with the U.S. constitution, appeared to be referring to the apocalyptic ideology of the Islamic State (IS), otherwise known as ISIS.
CNN reports that Attkisson then asked the Detroit native if he believed that the end of times was prophesied to happen no matter what, or if it could be avoided in some way.
“I think we have a chance to certainly do everything we can to ameliorate the situation,” Carson said, without confirming whether biblical prophecy could be avoided or delayed. “I would always be shooting for peace. I wouldn’t just take a fatalist view of things.”
The father of three children, Rhoeyce Carson, Ben Carson Jr., and Murray Carson, also told Attkisson that he believes in “godly principles” and that he thinks that “there should be a line drawn” between church and state.
“Shariah indicates that Islamic beliefs are superior beliefs, all other religions are inferior,” Carson previously said, according to Charisma News. “Also, it subjugates women in substantial ways to men and declares certain acts as reasons for death… adultery, homosexuality… those things not compatible with Constitution,” he added.
You can view what The Blaze has previously reported about end-times authors dire warnings about the Islamic State’s beliefs and the dangers to the U.S. constitution, here and Charisma News details of Carson’s views on pro-life, here.
In an interview published on Monday in The Hill, the retired neurosurgeon, who has been under fire in recent weeks over his controversial comments about the Oregon community shooting and the Holocaust, said he has no intention of taking back his remarks.
“I want people to see me as an honest person, a person who is actually willing to express what they believe” Carson said. “The way I look at it, if people don’t like that, I’d rather not be in office. I don’t want to be in office under false pretenses, just saying things people want to hear so I can get elected.”