Ed Driscoll

40 Years Until Eschaton is Immanentized

Matthew Sheffield writes, “One-fourth of Democrats think Jesus will ‘definitely return’ in 40 years:”

Thanks to the Pew Research Center, we now may have an idea who is buying up all those “Left Behind” books. Many of them appear to be … Democrats?

Yes, that’s right. As part of a larger survey about Americans’ predictions for the next 40 years, just over 1,500 people were asked whether they thought that Jesus Christ would return to the earth during that timeframe. Interestingly enough, it is self-identified Democrats who appear to have more certitude that this will happen than Republicans.

According to the poll, 26% of Democrats believe that the Second Coming “will definitely” happen within the next four decades. In comparison 19% of Republicans believe this.

As opposed to the staff at Newsweek, who thought he arrived in November of 2008.