U.N. Calls Temple Mount “Haram Al-Sharif”

Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount. (photo credit: Temple Mount Administration)

God gave the Holy Land to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and the United Nations has no legitimate vote in the matter. God laughs at man’s arrogance. The following is excerpted from “U.N. Passes Controversial Resolution,” Christian Headlines, Dec. 2, 2021: “The United Nations passed a controversial resolution Wednesday that criticizes Israel and calls the Temple Mount only by its Muslim name, Haram al‑Sharif. The resolution passed easily, 129-11, although Israel, the United States, Canada and Australia all opposed it. The Temple Mount is the site of the first temple that was built by Solomon and destroyed by the Babylonians, and of the second temple that was destroyed by the Romans. It was this second temple that Jesus visited. The Western Wall, where Jews pray, is part of the Temple Mount structure. The Temple Mount also is considered holy within Islam. The resolution says, ‘any actions taken by Israel, the occupying Power, to impose its laws, jurisdiction and administration on the Holy City of Jerusalem are illegal.’ Significantly, the resolution does not contain the phrase ‘Temple Mount’ but instead refers to it as Haram al-Sharif–the Muslim term for the site.” The Bible says, “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us. He that sitteth in the heavens shall laugh: the Lord shall have them in derision” (Psalm 2:1-4).

(Friday Church News Notes, December 10, 2021, www.wayoflife.org, fbns@wayoflife.org, 866-295-4143)