November 09, 2007

An interfaith group made up of Middle East Jews, Moslems and mainline Christians say the West Bank is under Israeli occupation

A group of Middle East religious leaders of the Jewish, Christian and Islamic faiths have issued a communique which seems to say Arabs living in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank, are living under Israeli occupation.

The statement was authored by the Council of Religious Institutions which is made up of Moslem Sheikhs, the leaders of Orthodox, Latin patriarchs and Anglican churches and the chief rabbis of Israel. The group sidestepped the conflict over the status of Jerusalem, Israel's capital and Judaism's holiest city, saying that Jerusalem must remain accessible to people of all faiths.

Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News

An interfaith leadership council saying that Jews are occupying Arab land in Judea and Samaria is evidence that Bible prophecy for the Last Days is close to fulfillment.

When one thinks of the Holy Land, they may well think of what was the land in Biblical times; however, upon arriving in the land of Israel, Jordan or Egypt for a visit as a tourist that vision is pretty much destroyed except for the appearance of a shepherd with his sheep or an occasional camel wandering through the desert. The reality is that the Middle East is a land of conflict both politically and religiously. The communique released by the Interfaith Leadership Council is an agreement that members of all three faiths may well strongly disagree with, that Israel is occupying Arab lands in Judea and Samaria, the West Bank.

Bible prophecy states that God will give the land, and in particular Judea and Samaria, to the Jews in the Last Days, Deuteronomy 30. Bible prophecy also states that a worldwide religious body, the one world church, will play a role in bringing about peace during the Last Days as well, Revelation 17. In fact, the End Times leader, the Antichrist, will head up this one world religious body and be the provider of this peace agreement during the Last Days, Daniel 9:27, Revelation 17.

A statement about God's Promised Land for the Jews from an interfaith religious leadership group is indeed evidence that Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.