The apostle Paul wrote; “I Now we request you, brethren, with regard to the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ and our gathering together to Him, that you not be quickly shaken from your composure or be disturbed either by a spirit or a message or a letter as if from us, to the effect that the day of the Lord has come. Let no one in any way deceive you, for it will not come unless the apostasy comes first, and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction, who opposes and exalts himself above every so-called god or object of worship, so that he takes his seat in the temple of God, displaying himself as being God… and then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendour of His coming!” (2 Thessalonians 2:1-4, 8)
In February this year the United Arab Emirates hosted Pope Francis who was the first Pope in history to visit the Arabian Peninsula. This event also saw the two of the world’s most prominent religious leaders come together to launch the Document of Human Fraternity. Against the backdrop of the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi, Pope Francis and Dr Ahmed Al-Tayeb, Grand Imam of Al Azhar, endorsed the agreement in the presence of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid. The Pope embraced and kissed the Sheikh. Both of these men saw this agreement as a blueprint to help future generations advance a culture of global mutual respect, they pledged to work together to spread the message of peaceful coexistence.
Following the signing of the document the leaders of the United Arab Emirates then formed a committee called The Higher Committee of Human Fraternity. This committee was formed to develop a framework to ensure the objectives of the document are implemented both regionally and internationally. Made up of religious, educational and cultural leaders from around the world, the newly-formed eight member executive faces a substantial task. Leaders from the Islamic, Jewish and Christian world are part and parcel of this Higher Committee of Human Fraternity. The board includes those from the UAE, Spain, Italy, Egypt and the US, and will expand to incorporate leaders of other denominations and beliefs in the coming years.
To commemorate Pope Francis’ visit to the UAE in February earlier this year, Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed, Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince and Depute Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, ordered the construction of a building dedicated to inter-faith harmony. Named the Abrahamic Family House after Abraham, it included the three largest religions in the world namely Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Sheikh Mohamed said the new landmark would “symbolise the state of coexistence and human fraternity” in the UAE.” It will consist of a mosque, a church and a synagogue and educational centre to be built on Saadiyat Island, the cultural heart of Abu Dhabi.
In October last year leading evangelical leaders from America met with Sheikh bin Zayed. Joel Rosenberg the leader of the first ever mission of Christian evangelicals to the UAE described the Emirates as a “fantastic friend” to the West. Mr Rosenberg said a productive discussion on issues such as religious tolerance and the Arab-Israeli conflict had initially been due to take 30 minutes but actually lasted two hours. The meeting was part of a four-day programme in which 12 evangelical leaders met with UAE political leaders and influential Christians and Muslims in the country. Joel Rosenberg thanked Sheikh Mohamed for allowing Christians to practice their faith freely in the UAE. The irony of this statement is that according to Open Doors statistics in the United Arab Emirates where Islam influences everyday life, Christians are prohibited from living out their faith in public. They are punished if caught sharing the gospel with others. It is the same in Saudi Arabia and throughout the whole Muslim world for that matter. The two crossed swords of Islam pointing upwards say it all. It is a symbol of conquest by the sword and it is seen on all Muslim flags and banners. It is the global symbol for a global Islamic empire established by the sword.
The apostle Paul in his second letter to the assembly at Thessalonica told them plainly that the man of sin would invade God’s Temple and that he would sweep in on the flood tide of the apostasy. (2:3) Already the Pope has betrayed the Lord Jesus as he embraced His Islamic counterpart in the Muslim world over this interfaith document concerning the blending of Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Mystery Babylon the Mother of Harlots is the City of Mecca in Saudi Arabia and by inclusion and extension the United Arab Emirates and apostate Christendom. Mecca is located at the Red Sea but Abu Dhabi is not located there. The City of Babylon described in relation to Biblical Prophecy is an end-time city in a desert by the Sea. (Revelation 17:1-6) The sea would be the Red Sea. End-time Babylon is to be destroyed and the sound of its destruction is heard at the Red Sea.
As the prophet Jeremiah writes; “Therefore hear the plan of the Lord which He has planned against Edom, and His purposes which He has purposed against the inhabitants of Teman (Both located in Saudi Arabia geographically): surely they will drag them off, even the little ones of the flock; surely He will make their pasture desolate because of them. The earth has quaked at the noise of their downfall. There is an outcry! The noise of it has been heard at the Red Sea.” (Jeremiah 49:20-21)
This would have to be the City of Mecca whose religious roots go back to the Babylon of Nimrod, the first type of the Antichrist in the Bible. Abu Dhabi is not located near the Red Sea but on the other side of the Arabian Peninsula near the Persian Gulf but it is still part of Babylon the mother of harlots. Let’s be clear that Islam cannot be placated! It is a wild beast empire that cannot assimilate but must destroy everything in its path including all religions and cultures. (Daniel 7:19)
Jeremiah writes concerning the end-time City of Babylon; “Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been shattered. Wail for her; get her balm for her pain; perhaps she can be healed. “We tried to heal Babylon, but she could not be healed. Abandon her! Let each of us go to his own land, for her judgment extends to the sky and reaches to the clouds.”(Jeremiah 51:8-9) The harlot of Islam, being the Islamic western influenced Islamic countries located in the Arabian Peninsula and by extension and inclusion apostate Christendom and Judaism with this document on Human Fraternity for world peace, will for now be riding on the back of the beast empire of fundamentalist Islam.
The time is coming when ‘the beast’ will buck ‘the harlot’ off of its back and have it for breakfast, burning it with fire caused by the missiles launched into the Saudi Arabian Peninsula from Iran. (Isaiah 21:1-2) It will be God’s judgement on the harlot. (Revelation 17:15-18) The fallout and the pollution from the burning oil under the Saudi Arabian desert will be so fierce that the Peninsular will become inhabitable by humans. (Isaiah 34:6-15) Mecca, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Oman will all burn. Yemen may be spared being the home of the Iranian backed Houthi rebels who claimed responsibility for the drones destroying the Saudis two main oil refineries. Of course there is no prize for guessing who instigated the drome attack, obviously it was sponsored by Iran if not from Iran itself.
It is also interesting that the Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman wants to build a huge city in Saudi Arabia on a desert region in the Peninsula. It is his $500 billion desert dream with flying cars, Robot Dinosaurs and a giant artificial moon. All of its services and processes would be fully automated. Who would need cash? The microchip would undoubtedly become the norm for buying and selling in this city and in all probability extend throughout the whole Muslim world. (Revelation 13:3-8, 16-17) The Arabs have access to this technology. This fully automated city proposed by the Saudi Crown Prince, which will be independent of the Saudis kingdom’s “existing governmental framework,” will be built across 26,500 square kilometres (10,231 square miles) near the Red Sea. Its land mass will extend across the Egyptian and Jordanian borders. It is all part of Babylon the Great the Mother of Harlots and of the abominations of the earth. The opulence and magnitude of this proposed city will eclipse that of Ancient Babylon.
When we see the Pope of Rome and the evangelical leaders ‘cuddling up’ to the Saudis, and when we see the three Great Temples of Islam, Judaism and Christendom to be built in Abu Dhabi we see the final apostasy coming into full swing and paving the way for the Caliph of the resurrected Turkish Ottoman Beast Empire, that along with Iran, will burn the harlot with fire! (Revelation 17:16; 18:1-20) If the Saudis succeed in building this huge city near the Red Sea not far from Mecca, it too will burn! When the man of sin, the Supreme Caliph of the Islamic world, arrives in the Temple in Jerusalem to make his headquarters there for three and a half years, the whole Muslim world will follow Him. He will have awesome fire power at his disposal (Revelation 13:13:4, 13)
The Man from Turkey; President Erdogan has his sights on the Temple Mount and the conquest of Jerusalem for Islam. He wants to be the supreme caliph of a resurrected Turkish Ottoman empire. The second beast empire of revelation chapter 13 that arises out of the earth is the resurrection of the first beast empire of Islam. The ultimate goal of the man from Turkey is to rule this empire from Jerusalem. Daniel writes concerning the man of sin; “He will pitch his royal tents between the seas at the beautiful holy mountain. Yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him,” (Daniel 11:45) The Holy Spirit now retrains the man of sin from being revealed to the faithful Body of the Messiah (the faithful Church) but when the Holy Spirit removes His restraining power “then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of His mouth and destroy by the splendour of His coming!” (2 Thessalonians 2:8) When we see professing Christians within global Christendom going along with this fast growing interfaith global religious movement centred in Saudi Arabia we not only recognise Mystery Babylon the Mother of Harlots but also witness the ultimate betrayal!