09/11/2015 10:20 GMT | Updated 09/11/2015 10:59 GMT

Michele Bachmann Explains Violence In Israel: Jesus Is Coming Back To Life... So Start Converting Jews

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Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks at the 2014 Values Voter Summit in Washington, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. Prospective Republican presidential candidates are promoting religious liberty at home and abroad at a gathering of evangelical conservatives, rebuking an unpopular President Barack Obama while skirting divisive social issues that have tripped up the GOP. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

A former Republican presidential candidate has revealed why there is so much violence in Israel: because a dead person is coming back to life.

Despite not a single piece of evidence for resurrection being recorded by modern science, Michele Bachmann, who contested the 2012 Republican primary race, said during a recent trip to Israel that the biblical prophesy of Christ's return explains the increased conflict in the region, while calling for Christians to convert as many people as possible, including Jews.

Speaking of the violence the has blighted the Middle Eastern country, the former representative of Minnesota warned: "Events are speeding up so quickly right now, and we see how relevant the Bible is, and we’re reading our newspaper, at the same time we’re learning about these biblical events, and it’s literally day by day by day, we’re seeing the fulfillment of scripture right in front of our eyes, even while we’re on the ground.”

She continued: “We recognise the shortness of the hour… and that’s why we as a remnant want to be faithful in these days and do what it is that the Holy Spirit is speaking to each one of us, to be faithful in the Kingdom and to help bring in as many as we can — even among the Jews — share Jesus Christ with everyone that we possibly can because, again, He’s coming soon.”

H/T Right Wing Watch