Today Turkish President Erdogan said the time has come for Hagia Sophia to become a mosque
By Craig C. White
ISTANBUL, Turkey – March 28, 2019 – Today Turkish President Erdogan said the time has come for Hagia Sophia to become a mosque. Built in 537, for nearly 900 years the Hagia Sophia was the Greek Orthodox Christian patriarchal cathedral. From 1453 until 1931 it was one of Islam’s greatest mosques under the Ottoman Empire. In 1934, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk the founder of modern Turkey designated the Hagia Sophia as a museum thus promoting Turkey as a secular state willing to accept all religious beliefs. Today Turkish President Erdogan wants to return it to its Ottoman status. The Hagia Sophia is located in Istanbul, Turkey.
If Erdogan converts this significant old church into a mosque then he is claiming Islam’s supremacy over Christianity. He is also moving Turkey one step back into the Ottoman Empire. The Turkish government has already taken away many Christian Churches in Turkey and has persecuted Christians. Only about 0.1 percent of Turkey’s population is Christian today.
This reminds me of a Bible verse.
2Thessalonians 2:4 who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Most Christians think that this verse will be fulfilled when the Antichrist sits in the newly built temple in Jerusalem but I wonder if it could possibly be fulfilled in the Hagia Sophia. I read that Erdogan plans to lead the Islamic call to prayer himself. This is something that only an Imam is qualified to do. By leading the call to prayer Erdogan will be declaring himself to be the spiritual leader of a looming Ottoman Empire that will rule over all of Islam. I already know that Turkish President Erdogan is the Antichrist. If he claims to be god as he dedicates the Hagia Sophia as a mosque than we had better pay attention.