200+ Jews protest the idea of the Tomb of David and ‘Mt. Zion’ Church to be given to the Vatican

Claimed ‘Tomb of David’


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May 13, 2014

Over 200 Orthodox Jews protested in Jerusalem Monday, objecting to Pope Francis’ planned visit, later in May, to the Cenacle…

Christian prayer at the building atop Mount Zion, outside the fortress walls of the city, is in conflict with Orthodox Jewish teachings, they claimed.

Protesters gathered at the site — which is also the tomb of Jewish King David, as well as a 16th-century mosque — and rabbis with loudspeakers led prayers.

“Under Jewish law it is a big problem. Basically they (Christians) are taking over the place,” said Rabbi Avraham Goldstein.

The pope’s visit to Jordan and Israel, scheduled for May 24 to 26, comes after attacks of vandalism on Christian sites in Jerusalem, allegedly by far-right Jewish groups.  http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/pope-francis-middle-east-575834

May 13, 2014

The Knesset Committee for Foreign Affairs discussed the controversy surrounding a possible transfer of King David’s Tomb to the Vatican on Tuesday, after an emotional protest Monday night outside the holy site.

During the debate, MK Meir Porush (UTJ) turned to Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman and asked whether or not the rumors were true. Apparently, Liberman denied the reports.

“The Foreign Minister replied emphatically that there is no substance to the rumors that Israel going to hand over parts of David’s Tomb to the Vatican during the Pope’s visit,” a statement from Porush’s office said.

Monday, hundreds of hareidi Jews gathered outside King David’s Tomb, which is located on Mount Zion in Jerusalem, to protest a rumored land transfer…

MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) has also written a stern letter to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu over the issue, noting its political significance in terms of Israel’s history and heritage.

“It is inconceivable that this place will be transferred to foreign hands, so that the Torahs and the Star of David will be swallowed in a sea of crosses,” the Deputy Minister wrote…

Pope Francis will visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 and before returning to Rome is set to hold a mass in at the site.  http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/180582#.U3Irsig41I8

Jerusalem (AFP) – Hundreds of ultra-Orthodox Jews gathered Monday near the reputed scene of Jesus’s last supper in Jerusalem demanding that Israel keep sovereignty over the site where Pope Francis will celebrate mass.

The pope will visit the Holy Land from May 24-26 and before returning to Rome is set to hold a mass in the site known as the Upper Room or Cenacle, on Mount Zion near the walls of the Old City.

Jews revere the site as the tomb of King David, which is on the ground floor of the same building. The site is also important for Muslims…

Israeli President Shimon Peres told an Italian newspaper during a visit to the Vatican last April that a compromise had been reached on the Cenacle, and that “99 percent” of the issues concerning the site had been addressed.

However, no official agreement has been announced.

“When ‘the crusaders’ come here making the sign of the cross and all kinds of rituals, this place will become idolatrous for us, and we will not have the right to pray there any more,” ultra-Orthodox Jewish protester Yitzhak Batzon told AFP.

Ultra-Orthodox protesters are planning another demonstration there on May 22 — just three days before the pope is due to arrive in Jerusalem.  http://news.yahoo.com/orthodox-jews-protest-disputed-jerusalem-193939141.html

Yesterday, a reader sent me a link to a news item where an Israeli politician said that the area should be turned over to the Vatican (see Reform leader calls for Israel to Give ‘Mt. Zion’ to Catholic Church).  Even US Secretary of State John Kerry seemed to hint of the same last December (WND: Kerry proposed deal to give Vatican control of at least one ‘holy site’ in Jerusalem).

This area is of historical, religious, and likely prophetic importance.

I was able to visit this ‘tomb of David,’ the Muslim cemetery, ‘Cenacle,’ the original wall of what seems to have been the first Christian building constructed by Christians for Christian worship services, and the surrounding area on ‘Mt. Zion’ last October. Jews do not wish to give control of this area up. Although I was told by Avraham Goldstein that the Israeli government had promised, decades ago, not to give the general location to the Vatican, political considerations often improperly override promises. It may be given away as part of a peace deal and/or for political and/or economic reasons.

Now in addition to meeting Avraham Goldstein when I was in Jerusalem, we have also spoken several times over the telephone in regards to this location.  I repeatedly warned Avraham Goldstein that the Vatican wanted this location and would attempt to gain control of it.  When I first told him that, he dismissed it as he felt his group had an arrangement with the Israeli government that would prevent this.  I told him that this would not stop the Vatican and that more steps were being taken.  He apparently has realized that some really do wish to turn the site over to the Vatican.

While Deputy Minister Tzipi Hotovely stated today that turning the area over is “inconceivable,” that is not the case.  Probably as the result of some type of treaty, war, and/or ‘peace deal,’ supporters of the end time Beast power will gain more control over it.

In terms of appearance, here is a photo I took of some of the original bricks of the building which some of us have called the Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill:

It is believed that the original bricks (the large ones above, also called ashlars) were not only part of the first Christian church building (which was called a synagogue then), but that they also may have come from the second temple in Jerusalem.

Anyway, because of various biblical prophecies, it is possible that this is a location that the prophesied ‘man of sin’ will come to (cf. 2 Thessalonians 2).  Pope Francis plans to hold Catholic mass in the building on May 25, 2014.

The Vatican continues to press for control of this as part of its ecumenical plans and revisionist history.  The reality is that the Church of Rome does NOT have the same faith as those that originally constructed the Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill.  The Continuing Church of God does.

Some items of possibly related interest may include:

Church of God on Jerusalem’s Western Hill Could this building, often referred to as the Cenacle, which is located on a Mount Zion, possibly have been the oldest actual Christian church building? There is also a video titled Does the ‘Cenacle’ deal have prophetic ramifications?
Why is a Jewish Temple in Jerusalem Not Required? Although people like Timothy LaHaye teach a third Jewish temple is required, who is ‘the temple of God” in the New Testament? Does the Bible require a rebuilt Jewish Temple? Here is a related item in the Spanish language ¿Por qué no se requiere un templo judío en Jerusalén?
Who is the Man of Sin of 2 Thessalonians 2? Is this the King of the North, the ten-horned beast of Revelation 13:1-11, or the two-horned Beast of Revelation 13:12-16? Some rely on traditions, but what does the Bible teach? Here is a related link in Spanish/español: ¿Quién es el Hombre de Pecado de 2 Tesalonicenses 2? Here is a version in Mandarin: 主编: 谁是’大罪人’?Here is a link to a related YouTube video, in English, titled Who is the Man of Sin?
Jerusalem: Past, Present, and Future What does the Bible say about Jerusalem and its future? Is Jerusalem going to be divided and eliminated? Is Jesus returning to the area of Jerusalem? There is also a related YouTube video you can watch titled Jerusalem To be divided and eliminated.
Pope Francis: Could this Marian Focused Pontiff be Fulfilling Prophecy? Pope Francis has taken many steps to turn people more towards his version of ‘Mary.’ Could this be consistent with biblical and Catholic prophecies? This article documents what has been happening. There is also a video version titled Pope Francis: Could this Marian Focused Pontiff be Fulfilling Prophecy?
Should you be concerned about the ecumenical movement? Are you aware of the ecumenical movement? Do you understand the biblical dangers of it? Do you know what the World Council of Churches is supposed to be all about? Are you aware what has been happening recently with the Eastern Orthodox? Did you know that in December 2013, Pope Francis’ representative essentially eliminated a ‘conservative order’ and said that they needed to abide by Vatican II? Will there be signs and wonders that will help bring about ecumenical unity? Is compromise away from the Bible what must occur for the type of unity that many Protestant, Eastern Orthodox, and Roman Catholic leaders want?
Orthodox Must Reject Unity with the Roman Catholics Unity between these groups will put them in position to be part of the final end time Babylon that the Bible warns against as well as require improper compromise.
Beware: Protestants Going Towards Ecumenical Destruction! What is going on in the Protestant world? Are Protestants turning back to their ‘mother church’ in Rome? Does the Bible warn about this? What are Catholic plans and prophecies related to this? Is Protestantism doomed? You can also watch the video Charismatic Kenneth Copeland and Anglican Tony Palmer: Protestants Beware!
Why Should American Catholics Fear Unity with the Orthodox? Are the current ecumenical meetings a good thing or will they result in disaster? Is doctrinal compromise good? Here is a link to a related video Should you be concerned about the ecumenical movement?
Continuing History of the Church of God This pdf booklet is a historical overview of the true Church of God and some of its main opponents from c. 31 A.D. to 2014. A related sermon link would be Continuing History of the Church of God: c. 31 to c. 300 A.D.
The History of Early Christianity Are you aware that what most people believe is not what truly happened to the true Christian church? Do you know where the early church was based? Do you know what were the doctrines of the early church? Is your faith really based upon the truth or compromise?
Which Is Faithful: The Roman Catholic Church or the Continuing Church of God? Do you know that both groups shared a lot of the earliest teachings? Do you know which church changed? Do you know which group is most faithful to the teachings of the apostolic church? Which group best represents true Christianity? This documented article answers those questions.

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