JD: Well Turkey is back in the news. Tayyip Erdogan is deporting Christians. Now I know that you are pretty much on top of this story with persecution of Christians throughout the entire Middle East. You’ve visited with many of these different organizations across the years. But talk to me now he’s not only deporting Christians but I understand as of Friday he has taken one of the iconic churches of all of the last 2,000 years of history and turned it from a church into a mosque. Hagia Sophia, that was a wonderful church to visit when we would take tours to Turkey and had such great historic significance. I’m just so sorry that has now been turned into a mosque and I would doubt that Christians would be allowed to go into the church anymore. Talk to me about that update.
KT: Well extraordinary move by Erdogan. Arrogance, aggressive. He essentially has put an end to secular Turkey. They did turn it into a mosque during the Ottoman Empire and it was a 1934 under the secular Turkish Republic that they turned it into a museum instead of a mosque. So that’s what Erdogan has done just this week. He has transformed it into a mosque. He’s holding Muslim religious services inside this amazing beautiful church in Istanbul that had long for centuries was a symbol for the Eastern Orthodox Church. I think again this shows his arrogance. It shows that Erdogan really doesn’t care about world opinion and he’s going to do whatever it takes to become the head of the world wide Islamic caliphate. And that’s why you see him in Syria. That’s why you see him challenging Israel at every opportunity. That’s why you see him moving military forces into Libya. Erdogan is on the march and at the end of his march is an Islamic caliphate.
JD: Ken Timmerman explaining Turkish President Erdogan’s quest to become the Pan Islamic leader of the world by turning an iconic historic church into a mosque.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
Ken’s update on Turkey’s President Erdogan is tangible evidence of how Islam is making advances day by day in our world. Converting an iconic historic church, Hagia Sophia, into a mosque is proof positive of Erdogan’s desire to lead the Islamic world. This by the way was foretold in Ezekiel 38:2 & 6 which reveals the Biblical names of modern day Turkey. This is a prophetic truth soon to be fulfilled.