Knowing this why are you still a Christian Zionist jonbhorton?
One of the popes in the early 20th century, I forget which one it was, (Benedict XV or Pius XI I think) when asked by Zionists if he'd support a future state for the Jews in the Holy Land said no he wouldn't. The Vatican didn't recognize the State of Israel until 1995. Traditionally the Catholic Church has not supported a state for the Jews in the Holy Land, obviously because it may bring about the building of the Third Temple and the antichrist. To support it is akin to supporting the other side.
St. Victorinus, one of the Fathers of the Church flourished about 270 AD, roughly 200 years after the destruction of the Second Temple. But with the Zionist plan to build the Third Temple of Solomon St. Victorinus is looking like a prophet these days with his Commentary on the Apocalypse.http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/0712.htm
From the Eleventh Chapter (about the two witnesses)
8. "And their dead bodies shall lie in the streets of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt." But He calls Jerusalem Sodom and Egypt, since it had become the heaping up of the persecuting people. Therefore it behooves us diligently, and with the utmost care, to follow the prophetic announcement, and to understand what the Spirit from the Father both announces and anticipates, and how, when He has gone forward to the last times, He again repeats the former ones. And now, what He will do once for all, He sometimes sets forth as if it were done; and unless you understand this, as sometimes done, and sometimes as about to be done, you will fall into a great confusion. Therefore the interpretation of the following sayings has shown therein, that not the order of the reading, but the order of the discourse, must be understood.
From the Thirteenth chapter.
13. "And he shall make fire come down from heaven in the sight of men." Yes (as I also have said), in the sight of men. Magicians do these things, by the aid of the apostate angels, even to this day. He shall cause also that a golden image of Antichrist shall be placed in the temple at Jerusalem, and that the apostate angel should enter, and thence utter voices and oracles. Moreover, he himself shall contrive that his servants and children should receive as a mark on their foreheads, or on their right hands, the number of his name, lest any one should buy or sell them. Daniel had previously predicted his contempt and provocation of God. "And he shall place," says he, "his temple within Samaria, upon the illustrious and holy mountain that is at Jerusalem, an image such as Nebuchadnezzar had made." Daniel 11:45 Thence here he places, and by and by here he renews, that of which the Lord, admonishing His churches concerning the last times and their dangers, says: "But when you shall see the contempt which is spoken of by Daniel the prophet standing in the holy place, let him who reads understand." Matthew 24:15; Daniel 9:27 It is called a contempt when God is provoked, because idols are worshipped instead of God, or when the dogma of heretics is introduced in the churches. But it is a turning away because steadfast men, seduced by false signs and portents, are turned away from their salvation.
Daniel 9:27 "And he shall confirm the covenant with many, in one week: and in the half of the week the victim and the sacrifice shall fall: and there shall be in the temple the abomination of desolation: and the desolation shall continue even to the consummation, and to the end."http://www.drbo.org/x/d?b=drb&bk=32&ch=9&l=27#x
2 Thessalonians 2:2-4 "That you be not easily moved from your sense, nor be terrified, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by epistle, as sent from us, as if the day of the Lord were at hand.  Let no man deceive you by any means, for unless there come a revolt first, and the man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition,  Who opposeth, and is lifted up above all that is called God, or that is worshipped, so that he sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself as if he were God."http://www.drbo.org/chapter/60002.htm
Muslims also believe in the eschatology of the antichrist in the end times. They call the antichrist the al-Masih ad-Dajjal.
"al-Masih ad-Dajjal (Arabic for "the false messiah"), is an evil figure in Islamic eschatology. He is to appear pretending to be Masih (i.e. the Messiah) at a time in the future, before Yawm al-Qiyamah (Judgment Day), directly comparable to the figures of the Antichrist and Armilus in Christian and Jewish eschatology, respectively." "Isa (Jesus) will return and the Dajjal will gather an army of those he has deceived and lead them in a war against Jesus, who shall be accompanied by an army of the righteous."http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masih_ad-Dajjal
Daily for hundreds of years Jews have been praying for their messiah so they can return to the Holy Land. The high majority of rabbis originally rejected Zionism when Theodor Herzl the father of modern political Zionism and in effect the State of Israel convened and chaired the First Zionist Congress in 1897. Many rabbis call Zionism and the idea of a homeland for the Jews in Palestine a blasphemy against God. This web site has a different quote by a different rabbi from the past to the present on their front page every day with their writings against Zionism.http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/
This is what the True Torah Jews have to say about the building of the Third Temple.
"At the same time, we wish to warn Jews that even if the Zionists do, G-d forbid, succeed in building a temple, it will not be the long-awaited Third Temple of G-d, but a temple of Satanic forces. This was stated 90 years ago by Rabbi Shmuel Weinberg, the Slonimer Rebbe, on his deathbed: "Jews, you must know that before the coming of the messiah, a group of unsavory people will travel to Eretz Yisroel, and they will enjoy great victories there, and they will build a temple, and a fire will come down from heaven in this temple as it did in the First Temple. And you must know that this fire will not be from the Holy Side, but from the Other Side."http://www.jewsagainstzionism.com/news/currentarticle.cfm?id=88
And then there's the many Jews both inside Israel and around the world that advocate for a one state solution for the Israeli/Palestinian problem giving equal rights to both the Jews and the Palestinians because they now realize that the Palestinian Jews, Christians and Muslims are descendants of the ancient Israelites.http://www.alternet.org/story/122810/?page=1
In 1827 John Nelson Darby's Plymouth Brethren is founded to propagate the Christian eschatological movement of dispensationalism, which teaches that God looks upon Jews as the chosen people (rejecting supersessionism), and that the nation of Israel will be born again and brought to realize they crucified their Messiah at his second coming. As there was no Christian teaching of a “rapture” before Darby began preaching about it in the 1830s, he is sometimes credited with originating the "secret rapture" theory wherein Christ will suddenly remove His bride, the Church, from this world before the judgments of the tribulation.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timeline_of_Zionismhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Nelson_Darby
The Zionists need a red heifer for their blood sacrifice or burnt offering in the Third Temple.
From this page titled "Forcing the End"http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/apocalypse/readings/forcing.html
In the spring of 1989, a Pentecostal preacher named Clyde Lott was thumbing through the Bible, looking up all the references to cows.
As Lott read the Bible that day, he realized that the Second Coming and the fate of humankind now depended on the red heifer.
In the fall of 1994, Richman went to Mississippi to examine four freshly washed and groomed heifers that Lott had produced for his inspection. The Talmud states that even two hairs that are not red would be enough to disqualify a candidate. One of the cows immediately caught Richman's eye. "He didn't even look at the three others," Lott recalls. "He walked into that pen with that heifer tied to the back of that stall, and he just stopped for a few minutes to appraise her from one end to the other. Then he walked right up to that heifer within a matter of inches, and he looked down at her, then he went back four or five feet and just stared at her." Finally, Richman placed his hand on the animal, which Lott's daughter, who was then six, had named Dixie. "This is the heifer that will change the world," Richman said.
According to Clyde Lott, the intent of many Evangelical Christians who are helping Israel today is to speed along the time when they will be raptured into Heaven, leaving behind a world in chaos and flames.
In August, 1996, a surprising development occurred: another red calf was born, this time in Israel, on a farm outside Haifa run by a religious high school.
The Reverend Lott had been suspicious of Melody's qualifications, but the episode alerted him and Rabbi Richman to the sensational political consequences of their project. Nevertheless, on the eve of the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av, in 1997--coincidentally, the day on which the destruction of both the First and Second Temples is commemorated--Lott, Richman, and a group of West Bank settlers reached an agreement to provide land to raise red cattle. Lott and Richman are partners, but, in the event that Lott is raptured with the Church, Richman and the settlers will assume entire control of the operation. This December, they are planning to ship five hundred pregnant cows to the Jordan Valley. The cattle are being bred in Nebraska, on a three-thousand acre spread devoted to Red Angus. There seems little doubt that a red heifer that meets all the Halakic criteria will soon be born in Israel, possibly early next year. Land that Lott has found is in the occupied West Bank--"some of the most hotly contested land in the world," he admitted recently to a revival audience in Gulf Shores, Alabama. "It's going to require feedlots, slaughter-houses -- a whole new economy." He will also ship frozen embryos from Dixie and other donor cows, along with select sperm, to be held in safekeeping until after the tribulation. According to Lott, his efforts will ensure that "in the first one or two or three decades of the millennial reign Israel will be able to go into the tanks, pull out those frozen embryos, and place them in cows. And in one generation, whatever they lost in he tribulation, they will have the very best cows on the face of the earth....She will be able to get the rest of the world back on its feet again, agriculturally, from a livestock point of view."
The Temple Institute is the Zionist organization with the plans to build the Third Temple on the Temple Mount where the Dome of the Rock and the Al-Aqsa Mosque now sit.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dome_of_the_Rockhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Aqsa_Mosque
"The Temple Institute's ultimate goal is to see Israel rebuild the Holy Temple on Mount Moriah in Jerusalem". Mount Moriah is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.http://www.templeinstitute.org/main.htm
According to this Jun 11, 2012 article "The Vatican is about to "indirectly recognize" Israel's annexation of East Jerusalem". That would basically give the state of Israel full control of the Temple Mount. I pray that the article is wrong.http://catholicforum.fisheaters.com/index.php/topic,3451458.msg33752019.html#msg33752019