Religions & Conflict

There is an understanding that all 3 major world religions recognized dating back to thousands of years. It is that there would be a final conflict of beliefs at the end of this age. Of course, man has manipulated the texts to serve his own interests… but let’s boil it down to the main concepts.

The conflict known as the ‘End Days’ or the ‘Battle of Armegeddon’ is the result of Satan developing “religion” instead of a personal relationship with the Lord.

Where did this division and deception begin? For nearly 5500 years, the Word of God given in the Old Testament was known around the world. The confict started with Abraham, the father of Isaac and Ishmael. Ismael was a rebel and gave up his birthright. God promised Isaac the “chosen land” for eternity. This is the tiny sliver of real estate known as Israel. Thousands of years ago it was written that the descendents of Abraham -> Isaac -> and Jacob would have an everlasting convenant with God. They would have rights to the land, and the descendents of Ishmael (the man and the nation that would live and die by the sword) would have the remaining lands of the middle east… until the time of the end of this age when the Lord would set the people straight.

Take a look at some of the history here:

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem

For over 3,300 years of history, Jerusalem has been a capital city for only the Jewish People. Jews have always lived in Jerusalem, except when they were massacred or driven out. There has, however, been a nearly unbroken Jewish presence in Jerusalem for the past 1,600 years. And since the early 1800’s, the population of Jerusalem has been predominantly Jewish. Even when the Jordanians captured and occupied Jerusalem from 1948-67, they (the Jordanians) never sought to change it to their capital (replacing Amman) nor make it the capital of all Arab-“Palestinian” people. Even during the 19 years Jordan “occupied” most of Jerusalem, Arab leaders from other Arab countries hardly ever bothered to visit this city! Only to the Jews has Jerusalem ever held special meaning! The reality is that Jerusalem was never an Arab capital and that it never was, until the Jews revitalized it, a dusty provincial city that hardly played and economic, social or political role.

Another myth deals with the issue of Jerusalem and its Temple Mount. The myth is that Jerusalem is really an Arab city and that it is a central focus of Islam. The truth is that the Arabs expressed very limited interest in the Temple Mount before 1967 after the Six-Day War. Besides, Mecca and Medina (both in Saudi Arabia) are Islam’s holiest cities.

Islam’s Koran mentions Mecca 2 or 3 (implied, but not actually written) times. It mentions Medina 5 times. It never mentions Jerusalem and with good reason. There is no historical evidence to suggest Mohammad ever visited Jerusalem. And if he did visit Jerusalem, it could not have been until 6 years after his death. Therefore, the notion that Mohammed ascended to Heaven from a rock in Jerusalem (today’s Dome of the Rock) cannot be documented.

One more thing about Jerusalem in general and its Temple Mount in particular. Jerusalem appears in the Jewish Bible 669 times and Zion (which usually means Jerusalem, sometimes the Land of Israel) 154 times, or 823 times in all. The Christian Bible mentions Jerusalem 154 times and Zion 7 times. All told, in the Old Testament (the Hebrew Bible) and the New Testament, the terms “Judah” or “Judea” appear 877 times, and “Samaria” is used on 123 occasions.

Upon closer look at the Koran you’ll uncovere something quite amazing. Muslims may actually be more Jewish than Muslim. The Koran mentions “Israel” [or “Israelites”] 47 times, “Jew” or “Jewish” 26 times. Even “Christian” or “Christians” gets 15 mentions.

Perhaps Mohammed just forget to mention “Jerusalem”. Maybe he also forgot to mention the Haram-esh-Sharif, their name for Judaism’s Temple Mount. Perhaps it was an honest oversight. But surely “Palestine” is mentioned all through the Koran. After all, the ancient “Palestinians” go way back, right?  Nope.

“Palestine” and “Palestinian” are nowhere to be found. Perhaps that’s because these so-called Arab “Palestinians” have ancient historical roots going ALL THE WAY back to June 1967! So much for the Arab, Muslim or “Palestinian” ancient religious or physical connections to a single ounce of turf in the so-called “occupied” territories.

From 1948 to 1967, when East Jerusalem and the Temple Mount were “occupied” by Jordanian Forces following the 1948-9 Arab-Israeli War, Jerusalem itself was ignored by the Arab world. No Arab leader ever paid a visit, not even to pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock (both located on the JEWISH Temple Mount). Also noteworthy during this 19 year period of Jordanian occupation’ no Jews were allowed there… not that there was much for them to see since the Arabs destroyed 58 of Jerusalem’s Jewish synagogues. Even the Arabs of “Palestine” placed so low a priority on Jerusalem that the PLO’s founding charter, the 1964 Palestinian National Covenant, made no reference whatsoever to it. Only when the Jews recaptured it after the 1967 “Six Day War” (initiated by the Arabs) did the Arab world SUDDENLY grow very passionate about Jerusalem.

Can any Muslim in the world produce any credible evidence for their connection to this holy site, other than Mohammed’s dream? Believe it or not, the one and only source for the Muslim’s claim to Jerusalem and the site of the Holy Temple, is a mention in the Koran of a dream that Mohammed had about an unknown “place far away”.

In truth, the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa mosques are just but two of hundreds of thousands of Muslim mosques around the world. Except for these two minor mosques, Jerusalem itself has no major Islamic significance. In fact, far more Christian shrines are in Jerusalem than Muslim ones.

When a Jew prays from anywhere in the world, he faces the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. When a Moslem prays, even while IN Jerusalem, he faces Mecca, Saudi Arabia (1,300 miles away due east!). So in many cases, even when a Moslem is in Jerusalem, his “hind quarters” are facing these two Jerusalem mosques. What does this tell you? And when Islamic suicide bombers try to take apart Jerusalem piece by piece, what does that tell you?

A Source of Future Conflict

Below you will see the reason, the location, the source of the conflict. The Temple Mount in Jerusalem. It was given to the Jews as part of their everlasting heritage. Because the Jews were (once again) forced out of their homeland, Muslims entered the holiest of Jewish places and erected their Al-Aqsa Mosque and Dome of the Rock. For Jews, this means there place for Temple worship and Sacrifice is gone. The only place they are allowed is at the Western Wall.

The Battle for this holy land and temple area is the basic source of conflict and will be the cause for World War III and Armegeddon.

There are some violent conflicts in the world that simply do not lend themselves to resolution by either signatures or handshakes. The Arab-Israeli conflict is one of them. Even the God of the Bible says there will be no peace in the region until Jesus returns. In fact, the Bible states that ‘when they say peace, peace… then sudden destrution comes upon them like a woman going into labor’. That is because there are no tangible, realistic exchanges that can be made between the two sides that would guarantee lasting peace. No exchange of territory, no compensation to refugees, no guarantee of statehood will quell the insistent [Arab-] “Palestinian” demand for Israel’s extinction.”

“Today, most of the Arab/Islamic world focuses its genocidal hatred on the Jewish State exactly as Europe once focused this same hatred on the individual Jew. There is now no greater Jewish responsibility than to prevent a second Holocaust… and it is nothing short of a Holocaust that the Arab/Islamic world now wishes and plans for Israel’s total destruction.”

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