2. Nuclear End Times prophecy fears
The escalation of tensions between North Korea and the United States over the former's nuclear program, including specific threats to attack U.S. territories, led to speculation over how the current affairs fit in with End Times prophecy in the Bible.
Megachurch Pastor Greg Laurie of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, warned in May that the threat of a nuclear weapons strike "can't be dismissed or taken lightly."
"How does this fit into the prophetic puzzle? Well, in the last days there is no mention of any nation that would resemble North Korea," Laurie said at the time.
"Here is what concerns me. We do not find the reigning superpower on the face of the Earth anywhere in the Last Days scenario. Other nations emerge. So where is America? I pray we are not out of the picture, because we have been in some kind of nuclear conflict," he added.
He urged Americans everywhere to pray for President Donald Trump to make wise decisions in the conflict.