Carson: We could be close to the end of days
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Ben CarsonBenjamin (Ben) Solomon CarsonCarson's affordable housing idea drawing undue flak Overnight Energy: Trump EPA looks to change air pollution permit process | GOP senators propose easing Obama water rule | Green group sues EPA over lead dust rules Green group sues EPA over lead dust rules it says are too lax MORE on Sunday said the world may be getting closer to the end of days.

The GOP presidential candidate offered the comments to Sharyl Attkisson during an interview on Sinclair Broadcast Group's "Full Measure."

“You could guess that we are getting closer to that,” he said when asked about the end of days.

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“You do have people that have a belief system that sees this apocalyptic phenomenon occurring and that they’re a part of it,” Carson said. “[They] would not hesitate to use nuclear weapons if they could gain possession of them.”

The retired neurosurgeon then argued that if the world were truly approaching its destruction, he would do his best to reverse that course as president.

“I think we have a chance to certainly ameliorate the situation,” he said. "I would always be shooting for peace.

“I wouldn’t just take a fatalistic view of things,” Carson added.

Carson also admitted his spiritual beliefs as a Seventh Day Adventist guide him on the 2016 campaign trail.

“I am a Christian [and] I believe in godly principles,” he told Attkisson.

“[I believe in] loving your fellow man, caring about your neighbor [and] developing your God-given talents to the utmost so that you become valuable to the people around you,” Carson said.

“I do believe there should be a line drawn,” he added of the separation between church and state.

Carson additionally charged this his faith guides his response towards the danger of radical Islam.

He said on Sunday that President Obama is unintentionally exposing the U.S. to danger by admitting Syrian refugees.

“I don’t think that our policies make a whole lot of sense,” Carson said of Obama’s decision.

“If you have people coming out of a region of the world where you’re likely to have infiltration by jihadists, why would you bring them to a country they are dedicated to destroying?” he asked.

“That doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t be sympathetic to the refugees and that we can’t use some of our expertise and resources.”