September 13, 2006

Pope Benedict is calling for dialogue to discuss Islamic holy war as against God's nature

Pope Benedict in a major lecture at Regensburg University in Germany where he taught theology for a number of years, invited Muslims to join in a dialogue based on the premise that the concept of Islamic holy war is unreasonable and against God's nature.

The Pontiff avoided making a direct criticism of Islam as he packaged his comments in a highly complex academic lecture with references ranging from ancient Jewish and Greek thinking to Protestant theology and modern Atheism. The Pope used the terms, "jihad" and "holy war" in his lecture and added that violence is incompatible with the nature of God and the nature of the soul.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

Pope Benedict's condemnation of Jihad, Islamic holy war, as incompatible with the nature of God sets the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.

In a recent lecture at Regensburg University, the Pontiff invoked the writings of a fourteenth century Byzantine emporer who wrote that Mohammad had brought things only evil and inhumane such as his command to spread by the sword the faith he preached. In his call for Muslims to join the dialogue of cultures on the issue of Jihad, the Pope said that Christianity is tightly linked to reason in contrast to this view with those who believe in spreading their faith by the sword. There appears a scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy for the Last Days.

John, who wrote the book of Revelation, described a one world religion that would rule during the first half of the seven year Tribulation Period from the seven-hilled city of Rome and be headed up by the Antichrist, that's Revelation 17. According to Islamic doctrine, it cannot align itself with other religions of the world. Thus, for this worldwide religious union to take place, Islam must be removed.

That scenario, Islam's demise, is the outcome of a war between the Islamic world and Israel described in Ezekiel 38 with Islam destroyed, that's Ezekiel 39:1-6.