Jews urge Christians to help save the Temple

Thursday, September 06, 2007 |  by Staff Writer

The Temple Institute in Jerusalem has issued a statement strongly urging Bible-believing Christians to petition their governments and the government of Israel to put an end to Muslim destruction of important Jewish artifacts atop the Temple Mount.

The Islamic authorities in charge at the Temple Mount have been carrying out unauthorized excavations and renovations they say are necessary to replace aging electrical cables. Footage taken on a cellphone camera and broadcast on Israel's Channel 2 News last week showed a trench that had been dug into the floor of the complex as part of the work. Deep within the trench an ancient decorated wall was visible, a wall experts say was part of the outer courts of the ancient Jewish temple.

If the wall is part of the ancient temple courtyards, it would be the most significant Israelite Temple find in history. But experts may never have a chance to verify the find if the Muslims are allowed to continue destroying it and every other piece of Jewish history at the site.

In a desperate effort to halt Islamic plans to erase Jewish history, the Temple Institute called on Christians everywhere to “rise up and stand with their brethren in Israel and make their voices heard to stop this travesty.”

“We are asking Christians to do everything possible to petition the Israeli government to halt the Waqf destruction and have archaeologists immediately inspect the area,” the letter continued. “All of the antiquities of the Temple that have been uncovered are in danger of being destroyed if you don't help.”

* The original headline suggested that the Temple Institute was "begging" Christians to aid in this effort. In fact, the Temple Institute is urging all true lovers of the God of Israel to defend His holy hill as a privilege and obligation, knowing full well that even if Christians do not rise up, the Lord will accomplish His will anyway.

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