March 22, 2006

Pope Benedict is worried by a global upsurge of AntiSemitic activity

Pope Benedict meeting with Rome's chief rabbi recently expressed pain and worry over fresh outbreaks of AntiSemitism and called for Jews and Christians to wage a united battle against hate.

Pope Benedict said that Jews and Christians have a common mission to denounce and combat hate, injustice, and violence that is at the heart of AntiSemitism.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Pope Benedict's expressed concerns about the global upsurge in AntiSemitism is in conflict with a future world religious leader who will lead the way in AntiSemitic activities, that is according to Bible prophecy. Many Jewish leaders have been warning that there is a definite upsurge in AntiSemitism around the world and now Pope Benedict has joined the chorus to decry these acts of violence against Jews in our world today.

AntiSemitism has been on the increase in Europe for the last two years and many have attributed this upsurge in European AntiSemitism to the population increase in the Muslim communities across Europe. Pope Benedict, who is only the second pope to visit a Jewish synagogue, has been working to draw attention to the hatred and violence in our world which fosters AntiSemitism, so he says, and now urges a joint mission between Jews and Christians to combat this rise in AntiSemitic activity which the Jewish community welcomes as well.

Interestingly, Bible prophecy reveals that during the future time of Jacob's Trouble another world leader known as the Antichrist, a false messiah, will come to power and will endeavor to annihilate all Jews around the world. Revelation 12:13, 17, reveals that persecution of Jews will intensify near the middle of the seven years of judgment yet to come called the Tribulation. This effort to kill off all Jews will result in two of every three Jews being killed, Zechariah 13:8.

The Pope's call to fight AntiSemitism should remind us of a future world religious leader's role in a time of major AntiSemitic activity. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.