In an interview with Sharyl Attkisson, presidential candidate Dr. Ben Carson responded to questions regarding the biblical end times. Carson said that one “could guess that we are getting closer” to the end times when Attkisson asked if he believes that biblical prophecy is currently unfolding. Attkisson went on to question Carson about whether he thinks, “we’re at the end of days?” Carson’s response, however, was more related to the actions of extremists and the risk of them acquiring nuclear weapons. “You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” Carson said. “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 possession of them.”

Regardless of whether or not Dr. Carson personally believes the end times are upon us, various polls taken over the course of the past five years demonstrate that apocalyptic beliefs are prevalent. But, what a particular believer may mean by the “end times” varies, in terms of length. They may be referring to the last seven years of the world (the Tribulation), the last few decades or some other general time frame. FULL REPORT