Can end time beliefs lead to death? Unfortunately, this question has already been answered. Some years ago, Branch Davidian Seventh-Day Adventsist Leaders saw the June 1967 Israeli-Arab War as a sign of the imminent end. Ben Roden interpreted Isaiah 31:5, "As birds flying so will the Lord defend Jerusalem," as Israeli Jets which rendered Arab planes inoperable. Here is a prime example of lifting a text out of context. God speaks about Judah trusting and seeking Egypt and their "horses" to save them from the Assyrians. However, God saves Hezekiah by destroying 185,000 of Sennacharib's army by the angel of the Lord. See chapters 31-37. To ...
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