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172 Catholic bishops from Islamic countries will meet at the Vatican to discuss the ghetto mentality among Middle Eastern Christians and the future of Catholic communities in the Middle East due to the rise of political Islam. The leader of the Chaldean Catholic Church, in Babylon Iraq, said recently that the urgent reasons for this meeting are that Christians are fleeing from the Middle East and extremist Islam is invading the area.
The Catholic Church has pointed to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the factor behind all unrest in the Middle East, declining to denounce the repression of Christian life in Moslem countries for fear of retaliation.
Jimmy's Prophetic Prospective on the News
The rise of political Islam as the reason for the ghetto mentality of Middle Eastern Christians is a precursor to the end times scenario that can be found in Bible prophecy.
For a number of years, Christians have been leaving the Islamic countries of the Middle East due to the rise of political Islam and the reported persecution of these non-Moslem peoples. As evidence of this one can look at the demographics of the little town of Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus Christ. Bethlehem was once populated with Palestinians that embraced Christianity with 85% of their population claiming to be Christian - only 15% would say they are Moslem. Today the demographics have changed. Now 85% of Bethlehem's population is Moslem and only 15% Christian. Reports reveal the reason for these demographic changes is the rise of political Islam.
Bible prophecy does reveal a scenario that has the headquarters for the Catholic Church, Rome, Italy, as the location for an end time false religion as revealed in Revelation 17. Since Islam is a religion that will not cooperate with other religiousities in leadership of our world today, one or the other, Islam or pseudo-Christianity must be removed from world dominance which is the scenario that can be found in Ezekiel 38 and 39 where it says that the Islamic nations will be wiped out as they try to destroy the Jewish state of Israel. Bible prophecy will be fulfilled.