Daniel 12:7, Scattering the Jews

And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

//Many people today believe that the end of the world will be triggered by the return of Jews back to their homeland. This is a common theme in the Bible, the return of God’s people to their holy land, when God would begin an era of righteous reign. The book of Revelation presents a beautiful picture of a holy city with twelve gates, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel, to welcome them all home. Today this return home theme has taken on such an eschatological meaning that many Christians welcome any political events that seem to be encouraging the Jews to go back to Judea, so that the world can come to an end.

Curiously, this is a belief that seems to ebb and flow. Centuries ago, the most common belief was that the world would not end until the Jews were scattered from their homeland! Proponents of this thinking would quote today’s verse in Daniel.

Any Jews reading this? Do something, you guys, whether you come or go doesn’t seem to matter. But don’t just sit there.

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