Paying the first Vatican visit by a Turkish head of state in 59 years, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Pope Francis on February 5, 2018. These two prominent world leaders met to discuss several sensitive geo-political issues, which included at the top of their list, the current and future status of Jerusalem.  Mentioned by seventy different names over one-thousand times in the Bible, this holy city is central to Islam, Catholicism (Christianity) and Judaism. President Donald Trump’s decision on December 6, 2017, to acknowledge Jerusalem as Israel’s capital sent shock waves throughout both the Muslim and Catholic communities.

Representing nearly three-billion followers between them, these two dominant world religions are apparently uniting together against President Trump’s controversial Jerusalem decision. Does this developing alliance between Turkey and the Vatican have potential biblical ramifications? According to New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson, “It very well may.”  In his book entitled, Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist, Richardson presents the strong case for an Islamic Antichrist that arises out of Turkey. Recently, Richardson collaborated with Bill Salus, another noted prophecy expert, to produce a truly historic DVD that takes an in-depth prophetic look at the futures of Islam and Roman Catholicism. READ MORE