Mecca, 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.

Israel from space

The distance from Mecca to Temple Mount in Jerusalem, as the donkey flies

There are troubles in Jerusalem again, and fears of a third Palestinian intifada.

Libels about the Temple Mount were used to incite hatred and provoke violence against Jews, such as Israel having no connection to the Temple Mount, and Israel wanting to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque or change the status quo in the place. 

So let’s look at the facts.  Does Israel have a connection to the Temple Mount?  Jerusalem was part of Jewish history and writings for more than 2,000 years.  Christians know this as it’s in our Bible.  Jerusalem is mentioned 767 times: 626 times in the Old Testament, and 141 times in the New Testament.  In addition to the scriptures it’s proved by archeology and historians outside of the Bible like Josephus.

Does Israel want to destroy the al-Aksa Mosque?  No.  They’re not like Isis.  Israel got Jerusalem back after being attacked by the Arabs in the 1967 war – but in the interests of peace they left the Temple Mount under Islamic control.

There are eleven gates on the Temple Mount – ten are reserved for Moslems.  Moslems can pray on the Temple Mount, Jews can’t.

What is Islam’s connection to the Temple Mount?  The Moslems claim Jerusalem, the capital of Israel as their third holy place – after Mecca and Medina.  Their claim is based on “the night journey” where Mohammed is supposed to have flown to “the furthest mosque” on a donkey.

Jerusalem is not mentioned in the Koran at all.

The Spirit of Antichrist

Inside the Dome of the Rock on the Temple Mount, there are arabic verses from the Koran (19:33–35), which are considered blasphemy to Christianity, where Jesus is denied as the Son of God and called “the son of Mary.”

That is what the Bible calls the spirit of Antichrist.  The early Church, established 600 years before Islam, warned it was coming.  The apostle John wrote “This is how you can recognize the Spirit of God: Every spirit that acknowledges that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God, but every spirit that does not acknowledge Jesus is not from God. This is the spirit of the antichrist, which you have heard is coming and even now is already in the world.”  1 John 4:2-3 

Jesus said “Jerusalem will be trampled on by the Gentiles (non-Jews) until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”  Luke 21:24

Hamas suicide bombers

Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. From their callous hearts comes iniquity; their evil imaginations have no limits. They scoff, and speak with malice; with arrogance they threaten oppression. Their mouths lay claim to heaven, and their tongues take possession of the earth. Psalm 73:7-9

The Bible speaks of a people who clothe themselves with violence, lay claim to heaven and talk about taking possession of the earth.  (Psalm 73)

Wonder who that would be?  In Arabic, Islam means submission.  They’re regarded by God as people who hate Him, but pretend submission to Him. Psalm 81:15 (NKJV)

Muslims pray at the al-Aqsa Mosque, bowing down towards Mecca.  It means their backsides are pointed at the most Holy place.

What right do they have to do this?

For Islam to verify its claim to Jerusalem based on Mohammed’s night journey on a flying donkey, we need some witnesses.  You know, from archeology, the scriptures, and historians.  I’ll take even one of those three.  A matter is always established by two witnesses.

Right now, the claim is based on a whole lot of assumption.

The only witness in this case is a donkey.  And this was centuries before the Shrek movie.  (That’ll do, donkey.)

I wonder how far it would be, on a flying donkey?  Just asking.  How would we measure it, as the donkey flies?

So lets measure the distance from Mecca to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  Incidentally, Jerusalem is 2,550 feet above sea level.  That’s 777 meters.  For the distance, we’ll use nautical miles. A nautical mile is a unit of distance that is approximately the length that spans one minute of arc on the surface of the Earth, measured along any meridian.

Mecca is 666 nautical miles from the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.  That’s the number associated with the antichrist and his kingdom.  Does it agree with Islam’s claim on the place?  Draw your own conclusions!


    1. Thanks Richard 🙂 From time to time I speak up for Israel. It beggars belief how the Moslems get free rein on the Temple Mount and the Jews can’t even pray there. God bless, Jo

      1. Indeed it does Jo and maybe it would have been better for Israel to have taken it completely in ’67, but if they had then there would probably have been a massive counter-attack in due course. Whichever…the Lord’s in charge.

      2. I wish Israel had taken it completely. Leaving it in Moslem hands hasn’t brought them the peace they’ve so earnestly sought. But you’re right – the Lord’s in charge. Have a great weekend!

  1. None of the area the real JEWS any way . They are converts from kazars.
    The Bible says the REAL JEWS. NOT JEWS-ISH (converts) will not see their home land again until late the Messiah returns.
    So ask your self who are these people occupying the land??????
    Arabs,Romanian,Polish, Ashkenazi and khazarian ….
    All fake converts.

    1. Hi Sylvester, Thanks for your comment.
      First, can I see the facts that back up your assertion that the Jews in Israel are not genetic Jews?
      Did you know that DNA tests were done on the Jews living in Israel that showed that most Ashkenazis, Italians, North Africans, Iraqi, Iranian, Kurdish and Yemenite Jews share common DNA also found among many Arabs from Palestine, Lebanon and Syria? Only a small percentage of their DNA originated outside of the Middle East—some in the Caucuses.
      Here’s the scientific abstract:
      This proves a common ancestor for the Jews and Arabs – which would be Abraham. The Jews are as much children of Abraham as the Arabs of Palestine, Lebanon and Syria.
      Second, can I see the Bible verse you refer to? God calls the Jews “the remnant of His people” and “the dispersed of Judah.”
      There are many verses in the Bible that speak of the return of the Jews – Isaiah 11:11-12 is an example.
      So this struggle between the children of Abraham boils down to an ancient enmity between brothers – Ishmael and Isaac, and Esau and Jacob (Israel.) We’re dealing with the effects of it today with Islam and Arab claims to Israel’s land.
      The return of the Jews to Israel is in accordance with Bible prophecy.
      God bless, Jo

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