Muslim Threats And Attacks Force Christians Out Of East Jerusalem Church
Zechariah 14:2, “For I will gather all the nations against Jerusalem to battle, and the city shall be taken and the houses plundered and the women raped. Half of the city shall go out into exile, but the rest of the people shall not be cut off from the city.”
The situation last week for these East Jerusalem Christians is only a foretaste of what is coming. From Zechariah’s perspective above, it is possible that he was prophesying about the eastern portion of Jerusalem that includes the “Old City” that was built around 1000 years before Christ. The Old City, also known as the City of David, was the entire city of Jerusalem up until about 1860. The Western Wall is there, as is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre along with the Dome of the Rock and al Aqsa Mosque. It is near where Jesus was crucified and is the spiritual homestead of the Judeo-Christian faith.
Jews, Christians and Muslims all now reside within the Old City. Today, however, Muslims make up the overwhelming number of residents. And as we are being regularly reminded, these residents have become increasingly “radicalized” and lawless, filled with a fomenting hatred of Jews and even Christians. In light of Zechariah 14, we can therefore expect to one day witness an “intifada” unlike any other. Perhaps a triggering event of some sort will spur the Muslim population to immediately rise up, to possibly then be joined by others either coming from or coming through the West Bank, taking over much of the Old City. As is par for the course during jihad, they will plunder the homes of Jews and Christians while raping the women as the “spoils of war.” Since we know what is coming, and Who is coming, let us therefore not sleep as others do, but let us watch and be sober …
Al Rod Al Anf, Volume 2, Page 182: “You see [our god Allah] will soon make you inherit their land, their treasures and make you sleep with [rape] their women.” – The “prophet” Mohammed
By Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch – “Remember: Christians in the West are not to speak of such things. To do so would harm the ‘dialogue’: ‘Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.’ — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013.
‘Palestinian Christians Report Suffering In Israel, Gaza,’ BosNewsLife, August 31, 2014:
GAZA/JERUSALEM (BosNewsLife) – Palestinian Christians in Israel and across the border in Gaza were facing more difficulties Sunday, August 31, after being forced out of a church in Jerusalem, while in Gaza they were among those rebuilding their lives after weeks of death and destruction.
Pastor Steven Khoury said after seven years of threats and and attacks by hard-line Muslims he was forced out of his Palestinian Calvary Baptist Church in East Jerusalem.
The congregation, part of Holy Land Missions, moved out of their building in the Shofat area of Jerusalem in July after Islamists threatened their landlord, Christians said.
On Sunday, August 31, they were still for a safer and more permanent place to meet.
Pastor Steven Khoury linked the troubles to their decision to moved into the building in a predominantly Muslim area in 2007….