Remember the Y2K concerns with the coming of the new millennium? I was acquainted with some Christians who were concerned about the disaster with the millennium switch over on computer systems. They believed that on Jan 1 2000, there would be drastic disruptions to the economic markets, food distribution systems, and transportation networks. They felt that Y2K would bring chaos to many sectors.
These people believed the new millennium would usher in 7 years of tribulation and then the return of Christ and the end of the world. They moved to the hills of Oregon, stockpiled food, and bought guns and ammunition to shot anyone who might want them to share.
The whole idea of killing people while your waiting for Christ to come back seems rather antithetical to Christ’s whole message.