A professor who specializes in the Civil War appeared on a special edition of “The Jim Bakker Show” last week to warn America that the 2016 presidential election could lead to another secessionist melee.
“I’m a civil war historian,” the Montreat College professor, William Forstchen, explained by way of introduction.
The U.S. election of 1860 “is the closest I can parallel this to,” Forstchen said.
“And we all know what the price was,” the professor then said. “When we went to a civil war, they killed 660,000 young men because we became so divided.”
Next, Forstchen went on a lengthy diatribe about the U.S. Constitution and the importance of voting.
He urged “those of you who feel ‘I can’t quite pull the lever for this person or that person’” in the presidential election to vote because U.S. senators and representatives are up for election, and because the Senate must confirm Supreme Court justices.
Forstchen failed to explain how the results of the 2016 election will hasten — or prevent — a civil war. He also did not specifically mention or endorse any candidates for office.
Nevertheless, the professor concluded with an adamant exhortation that a civil war is nigh.
“I do believe we are at 1860,” Forstchen said, looking directly into the camera. “We are that close to the edge of the debacle.”
From there, another guest, Baptist pastor Carl Gallups, declared that “the prophecy clock started ticking” when the modern nation of Israel was established in 1948.
Read more: Daily Caller