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Published On: Fri, Sep 30th, 2016

Temple of Baal arch arrives in New York as America’s turn away from God continues

The Harbinger author Jonathan Cahn unveiled the arrival of the Temple of Baal Arch replica arriving in New York City. After a showcased event in London, the monument is now erect in The Big Apple, a short distance away from Ground Zero.

Cahn explained in his WND article that “Israel’s defiance of God was linked to a specific entity – the god Baal. Baal was the god to whom they sacrificed their children, before whom they practiced sexual immorality and called good ‘evil’ and evil ‘good.’ Baal was the god in whose name Israel persecuted the prophets and the righteous of their day.”

“It took place on a rainy Monday afternoon, Sept. 19, 2016. It happened in the city of the harbingers of judgment – New York City. No one who erected it or who unveiled it had any idea what they were doing – just as with the harbingers – but they did it anyway.”

The actual arch was destroyed in Syria by Islamic State and the reproductions of the 50-foot arch that formed the temple’s entrance are to be installed in New York and in London, a tribute to the 2,000-year-old structure that the Islamic State destroyed last year in the Syrian town of Palmyra.

Roger Michel, the IDA’s executive director, told the Times: “It is really a political statement, a call to action, to draw attention to what is happening in Syria and Iraq and now Libya. We are saying to them ‘if you destroy something we can rebuild it again’. The symbolic value of these sites is enormous. We are restoring dignity to people.”

 

The plaque at NYC photo/ WND

The plaque at NYC photo/ WND

“This arch that led to the Temple of Baal was reproduced down to the smallest detail and erected in New York City,” details Cahn. “It was erected in the park outside City Hall. It sat covered in a giant sheet to keep it cloaked until the time of its unveiling. Seats were set up around the veiled arch so that leaders and dignitaries could watch.”

“Before the moment of unveiling, a live band began playing Middle Eastern music. As one listened to the drumbeat, one could imagine similar music being played as worshipers ascended the ancient Temple of Baal.”

Hyperallergic posted coverage and tons of great photos (check them out here, Cahn is actually in one of the photos)

“There’s such an uncomfortable line that’s been tread with this, in bringing fetishized, tourist-worthy objects out of the country when the living people are a more important priority,” archaeologist Karen Holmberg, a visiting scholar at New York University, told Hyperallergic. “And it’s not simply about bringing a beautiful thing here intact. It’s the data and the context that gets completely lost. And it’s the warfare itself and the violence itself that is the core issue.”

“Any tribute to anything affiliated with the Temple of Bel, to me, is at the very least in bad taste, at the worst, possibly a curse,” Robert Boatwright said. “Human babies were sacrificed to Bel. So I don’t really think that speaks to anything endearing to the human spirit.”

Temple of Baal Arch unveiling in London photo/ screenshot from YouTube video

Temple of Baal Arch unveiling in London photo/ screenshot from YouTube video

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- Writer and Co-Founder of The Global Dispatch, Brandon has been covering news, offering commentary for years, beginning professionally in 2003 on Crazed Fanboy before expanding into other blogs and sites. Appearing on several radio shows, Brandon has hosted Dispatch Radio, written his first novel (The Rise of the Templar) and completed the three years Global University program in Ministerial Studies to be a pastor. To Contact Brandon email [email protected] ATTN: BRANDON

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