The Arch of Baal – also known as the Arch of Palmyra – was reconstructed at the Capitol Mall in Washington, DC, on Thursday and displayed through Sunday, allowing spectators to marvel in the pagan false god of power, fertility and child sacrifice worshiped by the apostate Queen Jezebel of the Bible and ancient Phoenicians and Canaanites.
In recent years, the reproduced pagan exhibit has been taking a global tour to major cities for residents and visitors to marvel in – despite its Satanic significance, as described in the Bible.
“Previously, it has spent time in London, New York City and Dubai … known as the Arch of Palmyra, the original was destroyed by ISIS in 2015, so, of course, internationalists decided to rebuild it and turn it into a traveling roadshow,” WND reported. “The fact that Baal – also known colloquially in the Christian world as Beelzebub – was another name for Satan, didn’t raise many questions. He’s kind of the Bible’s anti-God – mentioned more often in Scripture than any deity other than the God of Israel.”
"Why is any country – let alone America, let alone our nation's capital – celebrating the Temple of Baal? It was the same week that this Kavanaugh situation was exploding ... and my frank opinion is that the whole Kavanaugh debacle is all about child sacrifice as well.
"The whole issue at stake in the Kavanaugh contention is that the left is afraid their child sacrifice sacrament is going to be taken away, which would be abortion – and it was child sacrifice going on in the Temple of Baal millennia ago. So there's an eerie parallel here."
Jan Markell, founder and director
Olive Tree Ministries
Many Americans are wondering why the most wicked false deity found in Scripture infamous for inciting evil practices was invited to the capital of a nation founded by Christians with its Constitution rooted in the Bible.
“The central tenet of Baal worship – the most distinguishing characteristic – involved parents gathering around a monstrous idol that included a furnace into which the adults would sacrifice their children on the burning hot altar,” WND added. “Drums would be ritualistically pounded to cover-up the screams of the kids.”
However, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-Calif.), along with ranking member Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.), promoted the exhibition of the reconstructed monument as the protection of “global cultural heritage,” and they jointly unveiled it as the reconstruction of “Palmyra – Syria’s iconic Triumphal Arch on the National Mall.”
“When you look at this beautiful Arch, we are seeing through the eyes of ancient civilizations, and to have it right here – set against the classical columns of the Capitol – is really extraordinary,” Engel proclaimed when unveiling the reconstructed arch, which was carved from the same Egyptian marble as the original structure. “The thugs of ISIS destroyed the physical arch, but we will not and never allow them to take that profoundly important piece of human history away from us, away from the people of Syria, away from anyone.”
What’s going on here?
After the announcement of the arch’s four-day appearance in the nation’s capital, many took to social media wondering why a nation based on godly principles would invite such a Satanic structure to be displayed and admired.
“Maybe this monument should be de-faced and torn down like the left does to Civil War monuments,” one commenter sarcastically suggested, according to WND.
“This arch is NOT a U.S. monument, nor is it part of our ‘history,'” another social media user asserted.
Even though the arch has nothing to do with American history, it played a dark role in ancient Israel’s history, as explained by Messianic rabbi and Middle East expert Jonathan Cahn.
“Israel is the example – ancient Israel – when they turned away from God, what happened?” Cahn asked, according to WND. “Baal’s importance, or his dynamic, is that when a nation has known God – as Israel knew God – and then they turned away from God, they turned to Baal. Baal is the anti-God. Baal is the substitute god. Baal is the god of apostasy – of the turning away from God.”
The author of the bestsellers, The Harbinger and The Paradigm, noted how moral relativism – also known as secular humanism – has its roots in false gods such as Baal.
“Once you create your own god, you can create your own truth,” Cahn pointed out. “Once you create your own truth, you can overrule everything, call good evil and evil good. … Idolatry is linked to relativism, because you’re creating truths. Once you change your gods, everything else changes. It starts with that.”
He also touched on how easily parents gave up their young around the arch – much the same way mothers unapologetically kill and dispose of their children at abortion facilities throughout America today – where more than 60 million preborn children have been “legally” murdered following the notorious 1973 U.S. Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade that legalized the lethal pagan practice.
“Then one more step – you have the offering up of children,” Cahn continued. “You have this big statue of Baal, with bronze arms and bull head, and they would place their baby on those arms and have it rolled into the fire. This is what happened in ancient Israel. This was a long-term apostasy.”
Understanding the ‘arch-enemy’
The history of the notorious arch goes back not just to Israel, but to ancient Rome and Syria, as well.
“The reproduction of the Arch of Palmyra – a Roman victory arch that stood as the entrance to a pagan temple for almost 2,000 years – replicates the original Roman victory arch … built in Palmyra, Syria, at the end of the second century CE,” Breaking Israel News (BIN) informed. “Originally, it stood in front of the Temple of Bel [Baal], where pagans worshiped the Mesopotamian god – also known as Ba’al – in a form of idol worship that figures prominently in the Bible. The temple was dedicated in 32 CE, but was constructed on the site of a pre-existing temple that goes back to the third millennium BCE.”
Since its creation, both Catholics and Muslims have also had their hands the arch’s history.
“The Temple of Bel – along with many other pagan places of worship in the area – was converted into a Catholic church during the Byzantine Era,” BIN’s Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz noted. “Parts of the structure were modified by Arabs in 1132, who preserved the edifice and converted the temple into a mosque.”
Instead of letting the destruction of the arch diminish the world’s intrigue with the pagan relic, archaeologist dug up and resurrected the remembrance of mankind’s evil practices by recreating it through the use of modern-day today technology.
“The original arch was destroyed by the Islamic State (ISIS) in October 2015, but one year later, the Institute for Digital Archaeology (IDA) used 3-D printing technology to reproduce a 20-foot full-scale replica,” Berkowitz recounted. “The IDA‘s internet announcement of the exhibit describes the reproduction of the arch as their ‘flagship exhibit’ – the replica of the Roman Triumphal Arch of Palmyra.”
The road show continues …
The Arch of Baal will continue its world tour by sailing across the Atlantic to the Netherlands later this month as inspiration for Muslim refugees.
“The replica arch will then be reassembled in the Hague – the site of the Dutch Parliament and the UN’s International Criminal Court, [which] is described as the City of Peace and Justice,” Berkowitz informed. “Hosted by the Centre for Global Heritage and Development (CGHD), the arch will be displayed adjacent to the ICC for one month beginning October 17, [and] the Internet announcement of the exhibit describes the arch – a replica of the victory of Roman paganism – as ‘a symbol of cultural resilience’ that will stand as an inspiration to the Netherland’s approximately 100,000 Syrian immigrants.”
Similar to the celebratory way in which U.S. officials described the arch, CGHD introduced the structure as a recreated piece of history to be esteemed by all.
“The Centre for Global Heritage and Development – together with the Institute for Digital Archaeology – organize[d] an event called Heritage for the Future,” Berkowitz informed. “The core of this event is the majestic triumphal arch of the ancient city of Palmyra in Syria – an iconic piece of reconstructed cultural heritage symbolizing cultural resilience, according to the statement.”
The leftist, pro-immigration CGHD – which is bent on Europeans alleviating the so-called “refugee crisis” that transports Muslim immigrants from Islamic terrorist hotbed nations to Europe – argues that the Arch of Baal’s appearance in The Hague will send a positive and comforting message to relocated refugees – especially those from Syria … the original arch’s country of origin.
“Once, in the first centuries of our era, nearby Forum Hadriani – now in the municipality, Leidschendam-Voorburg – was part of the same empire as Palmyra … the Roman Empire,” the CGHD statement announced. “While in some countries in Europe’s gates are closing for migrants, the Palmyra Arch is an open gate, offering the opportunity to pass through and look to the future. The arch will now function as a meeting point for Syrian migrants and expats and the Dutch community. Matchmaking events in a tent next to the arch will stimulate encounters between the Syrian workforce and employers, while a range of cultural events will offer the opportunity for anyone to experience the rich cultural heritage of Syria and the Middle East.”
10/2/2018 - Jan Markell's comments added.