Stunning (updated)

[Editor's note: see important update below, and these two entries for a more complete view: What Part of 'Everlasting Possession' Does This Man Not Understand?; Sister Rose and the Vatican Synod ]

The Vatican has called for Israel to end its occupation of "Arab lands," noting that all of what we define currently as Israel is "Arab land." 

That the Bible must not be used to justify either their ‘occupation' nor their ‘injustices' against Palestinians. 
"The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands," Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, Greek Melkite archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the "Commission for the Message," said at Saturday's Vatican press conference.

"We Christians cannot speak of the ‘promised land' as an exclusive right for a privileged Jewish people. This promise was nullified by Christ. There is no longer a chosen people - all men and women of all countries have become the chosen people."

You've just been witness to a significant event in the End Times unfolding, amigo. The Vatican stating that Israel is "no longer a chosen people". 

The Vatican has just nullified the Bible, and elevated Replacement Theology in full public view. 

This is .... stunning. 

[Update: it has been pointed out that the bishops who issued the statement do not speak for the Vatican, though they were summoned to Rome by the pope and issued a formal communiqué.]

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