… Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Pope Francis may have grave implications for Jerusalem as both leaders appear to be building an agenda based upon their joint opposition to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of the city as Israel’s capital.
The meeting, which took place at the Vatican in February, was already significant in that it was the first visit by a Turkish head of state since diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Turkey were established in 1960. However, a statement released by the Vatican says that both leaders also used the occasion to discuss the ”the status of Jerusalem, highlighting the need to promote peace and stability in the region (Middle East) through dialogue and negotiation, with respect for human rights and international law.”
Both Erdogan and Pope Francis are opposed to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. more …
Opinion: The quote from Genesis 28:9 speaks to misguided intentions leading to disastrous results.
“Esau saw that Isaac had blessed Jacob and sent him away to Padan Aram to take himself a wife from there, and that as he blessed him he gave him a charge, saying, “You shall not take a wife from the daughters of Canaan,” and that Jacob had obeyed his father and his mother and had gone to Padan Aram. Also Esau saw that the daughters of Canaan did not please his father Isaac. 9 So Esau went to Ishmael and took Mahalath the daughter of Ishmael, Abraham’s son, the sister of Nebajoth, to be his wife in addition to the wives he had.” Genesis 28:6-9
The unchosen son of Isaac marries into the unchosen line of Ishmael in an attempt to regain the good graces of his father Isaac, proving that Esau had no understanding of the Abrahamic Covenant.
Ironically, Pope Francis who should know better, is desiring to control Jerusalem by making an alliance that disregards the Abrahamic Covenant as well.
Prolific end-of-days author and educator, Rabbi Pinchas Winston told Breaking Israel News (here): “This meeting doesn’t make sense historically or logically since Islam and Catholicism have been at war for a millennium, it especially doesn’t make sense since they fought over Jerusalem throughout the Middle Ages during the Crusades.”
The coming together of the world’s two largest religions, Catholicism and Islam, has been in the works since Pope Francis’ curious relationship with Mahmoud Abbas and now Recep Erdogan since 2015:
May 19, 2015 – Francis gave Abbas a large bronze medallion depicting an ‘angel of peace’:
February 5, 2018 Pope Francis bestowed to Recep Erdogan the same medal:
Francis, like all popes before him, desires control of Jerusalem (Zechariah 12:2) making the combined religions of Catholicism and Islam a compelling fit for Revelation 13:11
“Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth, and he had two horns like a lamb and spoke like a dragon.”