November 28, 2006

Security for Pope Benedict's visit to Turkey is higher than President Bush's last visit

The visit by Pope Benedict to Turkey where he was greeted on his arrival by the Turkish Prime Minister (PM) Tayyip Erdogan is a papal visit under tight security with 15,000 police on guard, a higher security for the Pope's visit than for President Bush's visit in 2004.

The Pope's visit, his first trip to a mainly Muslim country, has been overshadowed by angry protesters by the thousands in the streets of the nation, protesters enraged by comments the Pontiff made about Islam. The Pope told PM Erdogan he wanted to visit Turkey because it was a bridge between religions and cultures.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

A visit to a Muslim country by a world renown religious leader under tense conditions and high security is a foretaste of things to come according to Bible prophecy.

For the week proceeding this first ever visit by Pope Benedict to a Muslim country, tens of thousands of Muslims rushed to the streets of Turkey to protest this state visit. Enraged by what Muslims around the world claim were derogatory statements about Islam and its founder Mohammad, these Turkish demonstrators have put the very safety and security of the world's most popular religious leader in question. Death threats against the Pope from all across the Muslim world have focused attention on this controversial visit to Turkey.

This scenario is a foretaste of things to come. Bible prophecy reveals the presence of a world renown religious leader who will confront the Islamic world and in fact play the lead role in the destruction of several Muslim countries, that's found in Daniel 11:40-43, with the pronoun, "him" of that passage, the religious leader known as the Antichrist and the kings of the North and the South as Syria and Egypt respectively. This world leader, the Antichrist, will be headquartered in Rome and lead the way to the destruction of the Islamic world, that's found in Ezekiel 39:2.

Current events in Turkey do indeed set the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.