(OPINION) ETH – One Bible expert is claiming that the Jewish Sanhedrin in Jerusalem may very well be “unintentionally” paving the way for the second coming of Jesus Christ. Many Christians believe that the return of Christ was prophesied in the Holy Bible and among the top signs of his prophesied return is the construction of a Third Holy Temple in Jerusalem, Israel where one day the future Antichrist will set up his headquarters in the end days.
According to one college Professor Tom Meyer, who has memorized 20 books from the Bible, a council of Jewish rabbis known as the Sanhedrin could “unintentionally” set the stage for the return of the Lord.
He recently stated according to Express, “Biblically speaking, a third Jewish Temple is a necessity because Biblical prophecy states that the Antichrist will proclaim himself to be the true Christ in the yet-to-be-built Third Jewish Temple.
“Considering this, perhaps the rebirth of the Sanhedrin with its desire to reinstitute animal sacrifices and build the Third Jewish Temple is unintentionally paving the way for the fulfillment of the Biblical prophecy of the Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the true Jewish Messiah.”
The First Temple in Jerusalem stood until the year 586 BC when it was eventually destroyed by the Babylonians. Then a Second Temple was constructed but it was also destroyed, this time by the Roman Empire in the year 70 AD. This temple was destroyed in response to a Jewish revolt and fragments of an extension raised by King Herod the Great still stand in Jerusalem.
.According to Professor Meyer “The ancient Sanhedrin functioned until the Roman Empire officially dismantled it in the early Byzantine Period – 358 AD. “There have been several attempts to renew the Sanhedrin in modern history. “For example, Napoleon tried to assemble a Sanhedrin around 1800 as did different Rabbis in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
“The first serious attempt to revive the Sanhedrin since the birth of Israel in 1948 was made in 2004 by a coalition of Jewish law experts in Tiberias, where the previous Sanhedrin was disbanded by Rome some 1600 years ago. “Unlike the other attempts to resurrect the Sanhedrin which failed, this current group of 70 scholars and rabbis has been growing in popularity and influence.”
There were Rumors of constructing a Third Temple that was stoked in 2018 during Jerusalem’s mayoral election in which, The leading candidates Ofer Berkovitch and Moshe Lion were encouraged to place this construction of a Third Temple on the agenda. According to Professor Meyer, the Sanhedrin are now considering the possibility of raising a new temple.
He stated: “Among the topics of discussion at their meetings are the possibility of renewing animal sacrifices according to the Mosaic Law and the possibility of preparing prefabricated stones for a Third Temple that can be quickly assembled on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.” In Meyer’s opinion, the assembling of the Sanhedrin is a pre-messianic event worth taking note of.