Jerusalem: The Goal of Bloody Military Crusades
(Last revised or edited: 11-11-2013)
Since Christians and Muslims fought for control of Jerusalem for nearly a thousand years, and since Jews and Muslims have been fighting over it since about 1917 and especially since 1948, it is important that we understand the history of all that fighting, war and bloodshed, and its real cause.
It is important because today there are proud, militant zealots claiming to be Jews or Christians or Muslims who actually believe they are waging "holy war." There are misguided Jewish Zionists who believe they can do no wrong so long as it is in the name of Zion. To add to the problem, there are misguided modern Crusaders on the so-called "Christian Right" in America who collude with Israel and judge and condemn Islam as an "evil and wicked" religion. And in addition, there are misguided Muslims claiming to be fighting a "Jihad" ("holy war against oppressors"), even though they actually wage a False Jihad, fighting an offensive war and even committing indiscriminate mass murder.
They all judge wrongly and unfairly, and even though they all believe God is on their side, they are all ignorant of the unifying Spirit of truth, and ignorant of God. In fact, they betray God and their religion, and they do not realize what "Zion" really is. (See the article on Zion.)
With a true understanding of the history of the Crusades for Jerusalem; with a true understanding of the meaning of Zion, prophecies, core universal teachings, principles and values common to all three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam), and with a true understanding of the extent to which all three religions have been distorted and coopted by proud and militant zealots who are ignorant of God and divine intent, we will, in due time, finally be able to put an end to the fighting and killing.
Therefore, let us explore some important bits of history and scriptural evidence.
The Rise of Islam
Since most people in the West are familiar with Christianity and somewhat familiar with Judaism and know very little about Islam (the religion of Muslims), it should be said that Islam began to become popular in about 621 CE (AD). Just ten years later when its founder Muhammad died, Islam was established throughout the Arabian peninsula. Then, within the first two decades after its establishment, Islamic rule expanded into northern Africa and other parts of the Mediterranean basin. Within a century of Muhammad's death, Islam had spread both by military conquest and by voluntary conversion, to Spain and Portugal, to India and to Central Asia, establishing Islam as a formidable world empire.
Now, to be bluntly honest, the trouble with Islam began when Muslims began ignoring Muhammad’s commandment in the Qur’an that there "must be no coercion in matters of faith." (2:256)
Coercion, or the imposition of religion on unwilling people or all citizens, is not permitted in the Qur’an. If people disagree with a Muslim, he is to say: "Unto you your moral law, and unto me, mine." (109:6) In fact, in the Qur'an, as in Jewish and Christian scriptures, there is an emphatic prohibition of imposition, force and compulsion in religious matters, and a commandment to not kill.
Furthermore, the Qur'an commands Muslims to speak with great courtesy to Jews and Christians, because they "all believe in the same God" (29:46). The Qur’an 2:136136 also instructs Muslims to say: "We believe in God and that which is revealed unto us, and that which was revealed unto Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the tribes, and that which Moses and Jesus received, and which the prophets received from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and unto Him we have surrendered."
The Qur'an condemns violence and aggression, and holds that killing is always a great evil (2:190 and 2:217). Moreover, even though the Qur'an does permit a war of self-defense ("Jihad") to fight foreign invasion and persecution, when the Prophet Muhammad had it written, one of his main purposes was precisely to stop indiscriminate killing!
To top it off, the Qur'an states quite clearly that warfare is not the best way of dealing with difficulties and conflict. It says that the faithful should "argue (with unbelievers) in the most kindly manner, with wisdom and goodly exhortation."
Unfortunately, misguided Muslims who follow proud and militant hypocrites ignored such advice and prohibitions in their scriptures (just as proud and militant Christian Dominionists have ignored them in their scriptures).
Part of the reason for that was because in 680 CE Islam was sharply divided when Muhammad's son-in-law Ali’s son, Husayn, along with most of the Muhammad’s family, were brutally massacred by the forces of the Syrian Caliph (Muslim Chief), Yazid I. And that, by the way, was when the first conflicts and division started between those who were to become Sunni and Shiite Muslims.
In other words, the trouble and divisions within Islam really began within decades after the death of Muhammad, and in that respect it was somewhat similar to the conflicts, divisions and trouble with Christianity, which began within three decades after the death of Jesus. And throughout their history the trouble in both religions has been that men competed for power, wealth and domain in the name of their religion, and gained it even if they had to use force of arms.
Many Muslims simply ignored the most important teachings of their religion, and they expanded the Muslim empire sometimes by force of arms, and they even discriminated against other religions. But of course, that was just as many Christian empires did.
In fact, in those days most of Europe was deep in the Dark Ages as a result of "Christian" military imperialism and rigid, tyrannical theocracy. That was in large part because in the fourth century the Roman Emperor Constantine converted to Christianity and made it the official religion of his military empire, and post fourth century Christianity was very dominant, and at times coercive, oppressive, and even brutal.
The Christian Crusades Begin
It is arguable whether Islam had become as bad as Christianity, but it is not difficult to conclude that the rulers of Christendom became terrible when the "Christian" Inquisitions began in 1088, and then became brutal and bloodthirsty when the imperialist military Crusades for Jerusalem began in 1099.
That was largely because of the erroneous doctrines of men that Jesus of Nazareth had warned against, because those doctrines were used to establish the "divine right" of popes, emperors and kings to rule the world by living by the sword and killing their enemies, against the advice and teachings of Jesus.
The Christians of that time simply ignored many of the universal teachings, and instead focused on the doctrine of preeminence and superiority with which they were thoroughly indoctrinated. In that respect, they were much like the American "Christian Right" of today. They are motivated by and justify themselves with the same doctrines that motivated eleventh century "Christians" when they launched the Inquisition and then the Crusades against Islam.
According to many historians, the Siege of Jerusalem in 1099 by Christian Crusaders was part of the first crusade, and they conquered and took control of Jerusalem. By 1126 they ruled completely, and during the next several decades they controlled lands, huge estates and fortresses from England to Egypt. They had grown very rich, and owed allegiance to no one but the Pope, and all kings owed them and honored them.
However, the "Christian" Kingdom of Jerusalem was gradually weakened by its own greed and corruption, and by internal conflicts and disputes. Consequently, the Christians were easily defeated in 1187 by the Muslim leader Saladin, who took most of the Christian nobility of the kingdom as prisoners, and throughout the summer Saladin quickly took control of Jerusalem and other areas.
However, it should be noted that Saladin was merciful, and treated the Christian prisoners well. And even when Saladin had taken Acre, Nablus, Jaffa, Toron, Sidon, Beirut and Ascalon by mid-September in 1187, he behaved the same way, and he was regarded even by Europeans as a noble and merciful warrior.
The same cannot be said of Richard "The Lion Heart," King of England, who in 1191 led the third Christian Crusade against Saladin in an attempt to retake Jerusalem. Richard in fact slaughtered thousands of Muslim prisoners he had taken. And even though Richard scored a victory over Saladin’s forces in Jaffa, his crusade failed to take Jerusalem, just as the second one had.
After the fourth and fifth Christian Crusades failed, a sixth Crusade was waged by German Emperor Frederick II, who in 1223 took his Crusader vow in the presence of the Catholic Pope. He massed his army in 1227, and he set sail for the Mid-East. Ironically, illness plagued his troops, so there was a delay so long that the Pope excommunicated Frederick. He assembled a second army anyway, and finally sailed again in 1228. But when Frederick arrived in the Palestine he found he didn’t have the power to accomplish much. Because of his own lack of forces, and because of the lack of forces of the Muslim leader, Al-Kamil, there were no "grand battles," no epic struggles, no fight to the death over Jerusalem.
Fredrick did, however, manage to reach an agreement with Al-Kamil, and they signed a treaty, the result of which was that Jerusalem was returned to the Christians, along with some other cities and areas. Frederick was granted the right to rebuild the walls of Jerusalem if he so chose. In return, the Muslims were to retain possession of the Dome of the Rock and the Mosque al-Aqsa in Jerusalem, and were to be allowed free access to and within the city. Al-Kamil got a ten-year truce out of the deal, which meant he would have the freedom to concentrate on re-uniting Syria with Egypt.
Not long after that, though, in 1244, Muslim forces once again recaptured Jerusalem from the Christians. And the battles have gone on ever since, but the players began to change in 1917.
In 1917, The Modern Scene Was Set
One of the most notable battles for Jerusalem in more modern times was in 1917 in the Sinai and Palestine Campaign of World War I by a British officer leading Palestinian forces. As is discussed in the article titled The Palestinian-Israeli Conflict, that was portrayed in the great movieLawrence of Arabia, and the crucial thing about it was that the British then betrayed the Palestinians, even though the Arab Palestinians were instrumental in driving the Ottoman Turks out of Palestine and enabled the British to take over. Even British General Allenby acknowledged that.
Another notable battle was during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War, after the United Nations granted the right to establish the modern State of Israel. Palestinians understandably objected to their land being taken away from them, and they strenuously objected to millions of Palestinians being dislocated and made refugees.
But that was just the beginning. During the 1967 Six Day War the Israelis captured all of the Sinai Peninsula, the Gaza Strip, East Jerusalem and the West Bank in a matter of days. Then Israeli military forces turned to the Syrian front, stormed the Golan Heights, and then claimed Jerusalem. And during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, after Egypt and Syria tried militarily to reverse some of the Israeli land grabs, Israel used its superior American fire power to maintain its hold, and grab more.
That history is covered in another article, because Jewish Israeli Zionists and American Christian Zionists have been trying ever since to gain complete control of Jerusalem, and drive Muslims out. It’s the same old story, with slightly different players.
The main problem is the hypocritical and false idea that God wants us (whether we call ourselves Jews or Christians or Muslims) to kill if we have to in order to rule Jerusalem. It’s absurd, when you really think about it, but that’s what has been going on.
None of the militants understand the true purpose of their religion, or Divine Intent. They ignore and betray God, and they instead obey men who seek personal wealth, power and domain, and claim that God is on their side and against those that don’t agree.
Of course, it’s also because some Jews and Christians misunderstand symbolic prophecy and believe a Warrior-Messiah-King will come in person to literally build a "Third Temple" on the "Mountain of the Lord" and stand on the "Mount of Olives" in Jerusalem, and then judge and rule the world. They insist that there is literal scriptural prophetic justification for that belief.
Similarly, some Christians believe that a third temple will be built by Jesus when he "comes again," and they too insist that there is literal scriptural prophetic justification for that belief. Furthermore, some Muslims believe that an Imam Mahdi will come in person to rule prior to Jesus’ return, and then rule with Jesus.
They all think they know how prophecies will be fulfilled. But they do not understand what the Temple of God and the Mountain of God really is. They don’t understand that God is not a man and never will be a man; that true servants of God are and will be as pillars of the Temple of Spirit; that the "Valley of Jehoshephat" symbolized God’s Judgment; that the Mountain of God is within, that the "Mount of Olives" symbolizes the peak consciousness of pure peace, universal love, and fair and true judgment that will bring peace.
Isaiah 2:2 states that when prophecy is fulfilled, "the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established as the top of the mountains," and Isaiah 28:16 states that the Lord God said: "I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a corner-stone of sure foundation, [so that] he that believes shall not make haste."
Those references are not to a literal mountain or house or stone foundation. The stone is an esoteric symbol for divine truth, and in a sense it is like the "stone" that "shall shatter the image of the King of Babylon shall become as a great mountain that fills the earth," just as Daniel envisioned it (Daniel 2:32_35).
Both Daniel and Isaiah speak of that which is like a spiritual stone foundation, and like a spiritual projectile that will shatter the image of the pretenders, bigots, hypocrites, false shepherds and false prophets. And Isaiah assures the modern son of man that even though he may think his work is all in vain, it is not, and he can have faith that he can bare his soul and fulfill his mission but need not make haste. The prophecies will be fulfilled according to God’s timetable.
Meanwhile, as the son of man works and is still rejected, the false shepherds and false prophets misunderstand their religious books and think of God as a conquering hero who will be on their side. And that’s a big problem, because that is what triggered the last long-lasting round of conflict and violence between Palestinians and Israelis, which began on September 28, 2000, with Ariel Sharon’s provocative visit to the holy site known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews and Christians as the Temple Mount, where they think their "Third Temple" is yet to be built.
Sharon’s careless, arrogant and malicious provocation essentially ended the Mid-East peace process, and it unfortunately helped the hawkish hardline leader become President of Israel. His brutal and aggressive actions inevitably motivated and empowered Hamas and Hizbollah, and that’s why there has been so much suffering, death and destruction in the years following September 2000 and during the last eleven years.
This is very important, because the issue regarding the Noble Sanctuary/Temple Mount has the potential to produce even far worse violence, death and destruction. That is why it’s so important to understand the facts of the matter.
Is It All Over the "Mountain of the Lord"?
There are several references to a "mountain" of the Lord in Judaic Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament). And a specific mountain is named as the mountain of the Lord in the eighth chapter of the book of Zechariah. Daniel 9:20-27 also speaks of the "holy mountain of God," and Isaiah mentions "the Mount of the House of the Lord."
Prophecies like that are used to justify some Jewish Zionists and all fundamentalist Christian Zionists who believe that the mountain of the Lord is a specific mountain in Jerusalem, and that God the Holy One will rule the whole world from it in person.
However, they do not understand that such prophecies are symbolic, and that literal prophecies quite clearly state that the person who fulfills Judeo-Christian prophecy is a son of man, from your midst and of your brethren, and is a witness and servant-messenger chosen by God. And the true servant-messenger of God does not seek personal power, nor does he cause his voice to be heard in public, but serves to empower and liberate us all from all those who want to rule over us.
Again, the "mountain" of the Lord is not a specific place, and God’s will is that all human beings should be equal joint heirs to the "kingdom" to come, wherein we shall all share the "thrones" of our nations, with governments that are truly of, by and for the people, under God only. For God by any other name is still God, the eternal, omnipresent Great Spirit and Supreme Consciousness, who shall reign only in Spirit.
After this divided, materialist, militaristic "Babylon" falls, "The God of heaven shall set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed. And the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all other kingdoms [and nations], and it shall stand for ever." (Daniel 2:38-45)
"And the seventh angel sounded; and there were great voices in heaven, saying, The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of our Lord, and of His Christ; and He shall reign for ever and ever." (Revelation 11:15)
What people do not understand is that it will not be a man who rules, and the son of man who enables it to happen is not the Christ Jesus. The Christ Jesus is now one with the Ancient One who is and will remain in heaven with God. As is shown in the article titled Prophecies Re: He Who Fulfills Them, the modern son of man is the messenger of God and the messenger of the Ancient One, also called the Spirit of truth (the Christ-Avatar-Buddha-Sayoshyant-Mahdi-Sage in heaven).
As Jesus prophesied, the current son of man is the messenger for the Spirit of truth that Jesus said would come, to issue judgment, show you things to come, and glorify and bear testimony of the Christ in heaven.
Furthermore, and even more important, the one who fulfills prophecy is a true witness and chosen servant of God, "... so you may know and believe me, and understand that I am the Holy One. Before me there was no God formed, and neither shall there be after me. I, even I, am the Lord God, and beside me there is no Savior." (Isaiah 43:10-11)
You see, God’s true witness and servant-messenger will not play worldly King, or God or Savior, but serve merely as messenger for God the Savior. He will not exalt himself or seek power over you, or rule you. His mission is to liberate you from all those who want to rule over you, unite all humanity, and empower you all so that you may establish truly fair and democratic government.
Granted, Jeremiah 23:5-6 states: "Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David a righteous Branch, and a King shall reign and prosper, and shall execute judgment and justice in the earth. In his days Judah shall be saved, and Israel shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby he shall be called, the Lord of our righteousness."
But, like the Christ Jesus, the modern son of man rejects the throne, for Jeremiah also wrote: "In those days, and at that time, will I cause the Branch of righteousness to grow up unto David; and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. In those days shall Judah be saved, and Jerusalem shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith she shall be called, The Lord of our righteousness. For thus says the Lord: David shall never want a man to sit upon the throne of the house of Israel." – Jeremiah 33:15-17
Notice that no man should or will sit upon the throne of the house of Israel. Jesus did not, and the modern son of man will not. To fulfill the prophecies of Isaiah, he will not even speak in public or on the street (as Jesus did), or from behind a pulpit of podium. And as a branch of David in Spirit, he tells us that we shall all share the "thrones" of our nations as equal joint heirs to the new "kingdom" of God.
Isaiah was one of the greatest Jewish prophets. Even though he was a Jewish Aristocrat, he was a humble man of conscience, and a pacifist. Yet he was not afraid of speaking truth to power. In fact, he was a blunt critic, and he was the most political of the prophets. He was also the most universal of the Jewish prophets, in that he wrote that in the future "the Lord's House shall stand firm above the mountains," and in due time the people of the world shall honor and worship the Lord God. The trouble is, most Jews and Christians misunderstand what that means, because Isaiah did not mean a literal house, nor a literal temple. He meant the real House and Temple on (or in) the Mountain of the Lord God, which is "above the mountains" in the spiritual realm which is here at hand but unseen by most.
Remember, in Isaiah 30:29 it is written: "You shall have a song, as in the night when a holy solemnity is kept; and gladness of heart, as when one goes with a pipe to come into the mountain of the Lord, to the mighty One of Israel."
The mountain is not literal, and the son of man who has been there sings new songs.
Isaiah 2:2 and Micah 4:1 state: "...the mountain of the Lord's house shall be established on the top of the mountains..." But that was not meant literally either, and John and Mark apparently understood that. For example: "He that overcomes will I make as a pillar in the temple of my God." (Revelation 3:12) Also, "the Lord God Almighty and ‘His’ Christ is the temple" of prophecy. (Revelation 21:22) "I will build another temple made without hands." (Mark 14:58)
"Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Amend your ways and your doings, and I will cause you to dwell in this place. Trust not in lying words that say: ‘The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord, The temple of the Lord.’ For if you thoroughly amend your ways and your doings; if you thoroughly execute judgment between a man and his neighbor; If you oppress not the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, and shed not innocent blood in this place, neither walk after other gods to your hurt: Then you may dwell in this place, in the land that I gave to your fathers, for ever and ever." (Jeremiah 7:3-7)
That is especially relevant today, because the modern State of Israel must make amends, stop oppressing their neighbors, stop talking about a "third temple," and stop shedding the blood of innocent people claiming it is "collateral damage" to fulfill their Zionistic "divine right." Israel must repent, and serve the God of love and compassion, and be a good neighbor.
Jerusalem vs "New Jerusalem"
Chapter 9 of the book of Daniel speaks of the "holy mountain of God," and of "Messiah" and the "restoration of Jerusalem." However, it is all about the sins, trespasses, transgressions and iniquity of Israel. It actually speaks of a time to "finish the transgression," "make reconciliation for iniquity," and "bring in everlasting righteousness" — a time when the new State of Israel will have to face its transgressions and iniquity, and make reconciliation for it.
This obviously has not happened yet, but it will when they get the message and obey God. It will be brought about by the judgment of Gentiles, and the judgment of Jews and Muslims, and all others who are trying to rule by killing others in the name of their religion. And that judgment is issued by the witness and servant of God foretold by Isaiah and Jesus and many other prophets.
As for the "Temple of God," it is important to understand that no particular place is more holy than others. There are really no certain places that are holy, just as there are no human being that are holy. Only God is the Holy One and Savior, as Isaiah wrote. God is not an idol, not a place, and not a person. God is the loving, eternal, omnipresent Great Spirit, above, within, and around us all. We have but to realized it, and act like it.
Also consider that it is written that "He that overcomes will I make as a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out." (Revelations 3:12) Clearly the temple is not a building, and that is confirmed by the fact that the "Lord God Almighty and ‘His’ Christ is the temple" of prophecy, as John wrote (Revelation 21:22), and we all have the potential of being pillars of that temple of God. It is not a material place, but a spiritual reality.
The "mountain of the Lord" is mostly a symbolic term. Another example that was written as "the stone that smote the image [of the worldly king of Babylon] became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth." (Daniel 2:35)
The "mountain" is also another term for "the high and holy place were God inhabits eternity." (Isaiah 57:15) The Lord God actually resides in that high and holy place, which is the "house" of the Lord, and it’s also called heaven. And we should realize that the Lord God, like heaven, is at once within us and at hand, and is omnipresent and infinite, and always will be.
We can realize that, and we can realize that we are one with God and one with all humanity, when we overcome our egotism, "lose our self" in the realization of spiritual divine reality, and are actually reborn of the spirit and anointed with the Holy Spirit of the Lord of hosts.
We ask you to also consider what the Christian apostle John wrote when he described his experience in the realm of the spirit. He wrote that an angel had said: "Come, I will show you the bride, the Lamb's wife. And he carried me away in the spirit to a great and high mountain, and showed me that great city, the holy Jerusalem, descending out of heaven from God." (Revelation 21:9-10)
Those are all symbolic terms, referring to the high and holy "place" where the union with the Holy Spirit takes place. This becomes very evident when you read what John wrote just prior to that: "And I John saw the holy city of God, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband." (Revelations 21:2)
The "bride" (of the "bridegroom lamb" of God) is the "city," and both terms are symbols for that which comes down out of heaven to meet one who has been carried away in spirit to that high and holy place where God inhabits eternity. But, speaking of the "bridegroom lamb of God," who is it? Many have assumed it was or is Jesus, but it’s not. Jesus was the sacrificial lamb of God.
"Behold, his reward is with him, and his work before him." ... and he "shall be called, Sought out, a city not forsaken." (Isaiah 62:11-12)
Notice that it mentions that the servant of God will be sought out, and will be as a "city" not forsaken, because that is consistent with what’s in the rest of the statement shown:
"He (the son of man) that overcomes will I make as a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out. And I will write upon him the name of my God, and the name of the city of my God, which is New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from my God. And I will write upon him my new name." (Jesus, in Revelation 3:12)
The prophet Isaiah also foretold that the servant-messenger of God is hidden in the "shadow of God’s hand." He sends "his work before him" only to be "rejected by his generation," as both Isaiah and Jesus foretold. He is the "city" sought out because he will be hidden. Moreover, he serves the Christ in the Christ’s new name, which is consistent with what is written in Isaiah 62:2.
As for the "marriage of the lamb and the bride," it is not an event in the material world. It is the marriage of the human spirit-soul with the Divine Spirt that comes down out of heaven from God to meet us halfway, in the realm of the spirit. It happened with Jesus after he died, and John saw it happen when he had an out of body experience in the realm of the spirit. With the modern son of man, it took place in 1971, when he was carried away in spirit, to where he saw the "bride, New Jerusalem" come down out of heaven.
Remember, the Christ Jesus said he "will meet us in the air," the ethereal air. He said, "If I go to prepare a place for you, I will come again." And he immediately added that this "meeting us in the air" and "coming again" would be only "to receive you unto myself, that where I am, there you may be also." (John 14:3) He was not talking about a literal "second coming" on earth, but about the very real spiritual union that takes place between individual souls who have been, to put it in biblical terms, "carried away in spirit to that high and holy place where God inhabits eternity."
As Albert Einstein said: "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mystical. It is the source of all true art and science." And"Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind." That is absolutely true.
That is why we need a reformation of religion, because religion must be true, and divinely inspired. And since the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) have been distorted by the doctrines of men, they must be reformed in order to unite us as the human family that we are in the sight of God.
Those who fight over God or land or resources do not know God, nor do those who fight over religious sites or relics. There are no specific holy places or things or persons. God’s holiness is within us, all around us, and above us all the time ... omnipresent and eternal. Of course, it lies dormant in all those who unwittingly suppress it because of their egocentric delusions and false sense of superiority, whether because of religious, political, racial, nationalistic, or cultural beliefs. But what is truly holy is within us all, and we are all capable of realizing it through divine revelation, which is God’s most precious gift, given to those who transcend their ethnicity and egocentricity, and realize the nature of true, universal love.
In ignorance of that, there is an inscription written in the Museum of the Citadel of David in Jerusalem. It states that: "The land of Israel is in the center of the world and Jerusalem is the center of the land of Israel." That mentality drives right-wing Israeli Zionists, but it is egocentric, ethnocentric nonsense, demonstrating ignorance of the divine reality, and ignorance of the true meaning of prophecies.
Prophecies of the world’s religions will all be fulfilled when people get the message, and the message is that we are all equal joint heirs to our divine inheritance, because we are all children of God, the Great Spirit-Parent of all.
Please. Help spread the truth. Let freedom ring. Let peace come. Let God’s will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.