Christian leaders who backed Islamists in Temple Mount issue are 'heretics,' says evangelical leader

Christian leaders in Jerusalem who supported Islamists in the tension and conflicts over the Temple Mount are promoting heresy and are "false prophets," according to a pro-Israel American evangelical activist.

(REUTERS / Ammar Awad)Palestinians stand in front of Israeli police officers and newly installed metal detectors at an entrance to the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City July 16, 2017.

On July 26, a group of church leaders belonging to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem callout out Israel for temporarily installing metal detectors at the Temple Mount after two Israeli policemen were killed in the area. Laurie Cardoza-Moore, the founder of Proclaiming Justice to the Nations, spoke to Breaking Israel News and called out the church leaders for not recognizing the Jewish and Biblical significance of the religious site by referring to it by its Islamic names.

"These so-called 'Heads of Churches in Jerusalem' are false prophets," Cardoza-Moore told Breaking Israel. "Their words are in direct violation of the Torah, the prophets, the writings and the New Testament."

Cardoza-Moore said the church leaders' attempt to side with Muslims on the Temple Mount issue should warn others to avoid the "false prophets and their churches." She pointed to Deuteronomy 27:17, which calls down a curse on those who move another person's boundary, and accused the Catholic Churches of disobeying the Bible.

"These church leaders are promoting heresy in direct violation of God's commandments and the most vile form of anti-Semitic revisionist history and replacement theology," Cardoza-Moore added.

Meanwhile, Breitbart said Muslim leaders propagated lies against Israel after tensions around the Temple Mount heightened. The publication explained that contrary to accusations that the metal detectors were part of a conspiracy to block Muslim worship at the holy site, the security measures were put in place in response to the Palestinian terror attack which led to the death of two Israeli cops.

In addition, Breitbart noted that the Temple Mount was only temporarily closed directly after the attack but was reopened after two days. The publication also pointed out that the rare closure of the holy site was done to allow authorities to investigate how the Palestinian gunmen were able to smuggle weapons inside.