GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson says its possible the world is headed toward the end times prophesied in the Bible, but added that as president he would take action to "ameliorate" it.
Appearing Sunday on "Full Measure,"
Carson, a Seventh-day Adventist, was asked by host Sharyl Attkisson about his views on the biblical prophesies of the end times compared with current world events.
"Do you think we're at the End of Days?" she asked.
"You could guess that we are getting closer to that," Carson responded.
But he contrasted his own end-time views with those of some Islamic extremists in the Middle East who believe they must take actions to set up a caliphate in order to usher in the prophesies of the Quran.
"You do have people who have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring, and that they're a part of it, and who would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they gain … them," he said.
Attkisson asked if a "change the course" could avert "something that's prophesied."
"I think we have a chance to certainly do everything that we can to ameliorate the situation." Carson said. "I would always be shooting for peace. You know, I wouldn't just take a fatalistic view of things."
Carson came under fire for saying on "Meet the Press"
September 20 that he doesn't think a Muslim should be president. He has since said he meant that any Muslim president would have to put the Constitution over Muslim teachings, as would any Christian president.
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