The other night my pastor preached a sermon on the end times. He noted in his sermon that the Jews in Israel have formed a new Sanhedrin, which was an ancient rabbinical group in Israel. This new group is made up of two thousand rabbis that are dedicated to rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. This temple in the Old Testament contained the Ark of the Covenant. The Romans destroyed the temple back in the days of Jesus. The Rock of the Dome is built on top of the temple ruins, and is a sacred place for the Moslems. The Sanhedrin has assembled building materials from all over the world to re-build the temple exactly like the one built in ancient days. They have everything arranged so that the temple can be re-built in a matter of two or three weeks. The Moslems know what the Jews intend to do with the Rock of the Dome and that their intentions are to demolish it. The Moslems now have a group of one million Moslems assembled who will commit martyrdom by suicide against the U.S. and Israel. The Jews will then retaliate with nuclear arms against the Moslems. My preacher believes that a sudden earthquake will destroy the Rock of the Dome instead of the Jews doing it themselves. In order for the Jews to use the temple they must sacrifice a red heifer on their alter. The problem is a red heifer is very rare and it must contain no more than three white hairs on it or it will be rejected as being impure. The Jews also believe that the remains from the old temple contain ashes from the red heifers that were sacrificed during Old Testament times. They want to get hold of the ashes and use the DNA from them to clone a red heifer.
Another thing that my preacher pointed out is that the Moslems believe that Jesus will return to Mecca to destroy Israel. He also said that Iran will try to destroy us and that the reason the U.S has not sent the military into Iran is because the Iranis have signed a treaty with China. China needs the oil for their emerging role as an economic giant. If the U.S. uses military force against Iran, they will also have to fight Chinese troops. Therefore, it does not look like it will be very long until the U.S. will be destroyed by a nuclear war.