The Dome of the Rock Monument, commissioned in 685 AD by Islamic leaders after the Muslim takeover, stands upon the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, a site that is considered holy by three religions: Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. The golden dome protects the Foundation Stone, where numerous religious events are believed to have occurred. The cavern beneath the rock is known as the Well of Souls. The Dome and Rock sit atop a hill known as the Temple Mount.
Why do these faiths consider the Dome of the Rock so significant?
For Christians, the Foundation Stone is believed to be the rock upon which Adam made his first sacrifice to God, as well as their sons Cain and Abel, and possibly even Noah after the flood. More importantly, the mount is the site of the second Jewish temple destroyed by the Romans in 70 AD. According to prophecy, the site will be restored to the Jewish nation, the temple will be rebuilt, and the Antichrist will reside within proclaiming himself to be worshipped as God. Jesus will then return as the Tribulation ensues, and the Jewish nation will finally accept Jesus as our Savior, and Jesus will rule the earth.
For Jews, the Foundation Stone is the rock from which the entire earth expanded and formed and today is considered the center of the earth and the place that Jews face during prayers. The rock is venerated by the Jewish people as the very stone where the Jewish patriarch Abraham prepared to offer his son Isaac as a sacrifice to God. Some Jewish traditions look to the well of souls as a location of the ancient temples holy of Holy’s, where the high priest would commune with God.
For Muslims, the Dome of the Rock is looked to as the place where the angel Israfil will sound his trumpet on resurrection day at the end of the world. Muslims revere the Foundation Stone as the place from which Muhammad was taken after the mysterious night journey, where accompanied by the angel Gabriel, he was transported by the flying steed Barack to the Mount, then after praying with Abraham, Moses, and Jesus ascended into heaven to receive instructions from Allah.
Dome of the Rock In Conclusion
The Dome of the Rock has been rebuilt several times over the centuries, and is one of the most well-known structures on earth, attracting thousands of tourists. The claim to the Dome of the Rock has been contested for over 1,300 years.
My guess is that the Dome of the Rock is and has always been under occult control, and therefore already represents the third and final Temple of Judaism.
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