JD: Another very interesting development this week in Istanbul Turkey when Tayyip Erdogan the President of Turkey converted Hagia Sophia which is an iconic historic church into a mosque. The European Union condemned that and Turkey rejected it. What’s the latest?
JR: The Hagia Sophia is absolute magnificent building. It actually was the largest interior space when it was built in the entire world. It is very very impressive. From 537 AD. And so it worked as the church in the center of Eastern Orthodox Christianity for nearly 1,000 years. Then 1453 to 1935 its been a mosque, then it’s been a museum from 1935 until today. Now it has been reverted again as you said by Erdogan into a mosque again. So this has sort of a delayed calculated response that Erdogan sees himself as the spokesman leader of various Islamic state.
This is a response I believe to President Trump’s declaration declaring Jerusalem the capital of Israel. And so it is a very very strong statement and the world has opposed. The EU as we’ve mentioned has given very strong condemnation. They’re saying this is basically an eternal sovereignty issue and so there’s nothing to be said about it. Some people are trying to minimize by saying this is an isolated case but no this is a very calculated move on the side of President Erdogan who really has a vision for the revival of the Ottoman Empire.
JD: John Rood with the details behind Erdogan’s efforts to revive the Ottoman Empire by converting a church into a mosque.
We report this information because it is setting the stage for Bible prophecy to be fulfilled.
The iconic historic church in Istanbul Turkey, Hagia Sophia has been converted into a mosque by Turkish President Erdogan in his quest to revive the Ottoman Empire. This radical Islamic leader also wants to be the Pan Islamic leader of the Islamic world. Erdogan’s actions are in line with the prophetic scenario of the Bible. God’s word calls for the rise of Islam in the last days, that’s Ezekiel 38, and the demise of Islam as well, Ezekiel 39. The demise of this satanic religion Islam is on the horizon.