Skip to comments.'Ark of the Covenant' about to be unveiled (Friday June 26th at 2p.m Italian time)
Posted on 06/25/2009 10:53:40 AM PDT by TaraP
The patriarch of the Orthodox Church of Ethiopia says he will announce to the world Friday the unveiling of the Ark of the Covenant, perhaps the world's most prized archaeological and spiritual artifact, which he says has been hidden away in a church in his country for millennia, according to the Italian news agency Adnkronos.
Abuna Pauolos, in Italy for a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI this week, told the news agency, "Soon the world will be able to admire the Ark of the Covenant described in the Bible as the container of the tablets of the law that God delivered to Moses and the center of searches and studies for centuries."
The announcement is expected to be made at 2 p.m. Italian time from the Hotel Aldrovandi in Rome. Pauolos will reportedly be accompanied by Prince Aklile Berhan Makonnen Haile Sellassie and Duke Amedeo D'Acosta.
Jeremiah 3:16 points to a time when the Ark will vanish not only physically, but from the minds of the people: "And it shall come to pass, when ye be multiplied and increased in the land, in those days, saith the LORD, they shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of the LORD: neither shall it come to mind: neither shall they remember it; neither shall they visit it; neither shall that be done any more."
The Book of Revelation says the Ark is in the temple of God in heaven (Rev. 11:19). Muslim scholars say it will be found near the end of times by the Mahdi a messianic figure in Islam
regarding the coming of the Mahdi - [link to www.answering-islam.org]
A brief summary of the page is below, people who have studied the biblical description of the antichrist will notice striking resemblances.
1. The Mahdi is Islams primary messiah figure.
2. He will be a descendant of Muhammad and will bear Muhammads name (Muhammad bin Abdullah).
3. He will be a very devout Muslim.
4. He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader.
5. He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth.
6. He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression.
7. He will be the Caliph and Imam (vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide
8. He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order.
9. He will lead military action against all those who oppose him.
10. He will invade many countries.
11. He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage.
12. He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the faithful Muslims in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.
13. He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem.
14. He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine).
15. He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth.
16. He will appear riding a white horse (possibly symbolic).
17. He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam.
He’s way too late. Indiana Jones found it in the 1930s.
Hope Nazis don’t show up...
Where was this when Steven Spielberg needed it for “Raiders of the Lost Ark?”
This is interesting. I remember seeing a documentary about the Ark on PBS or something. It was kept in very low key church in Ethiopia. Monks would guard the church. Now if a nice miracle would occur, that would get a few heads turning. I wonder what Pope Benedict thinks of it all? I thought the ark was taken away during the Babylonian captivity? Did they sell it to some ethiopian merchant for a nice price back in 600 BC?
So, it turns out the mahdi is an Ethiopian Christian patriarch.
Now com’on, how on earth has anyone kept this secret for centuries?
Hey if he can find this, have him go after the Obama birth certificate!
I’ll believe when there is independent confirmation of its authenticity.
No..It will enable the Madji to come fourth.
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