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Red heifers feature in tales in both Christianity and Judaism and it’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed construction of Third Temple.
It turns out that the Temple Institute announced the birth of an entirely red female calf that “brings the promise of reinstating Biblical purity to the world”.
Interestingly, the allusions to red heifers feature in tales about the end of times in both Christianity and Judaism.
According to a news published in The Sun, the cow’s birth and sacrifice is said to proceed the construction of the Third Temple in Jerusalem.
According to theologies, the Third Temple’s construction – following the destruction of the previous two – heralds the arrival of the Jewish Messiah.
Furthermore, various Evangelical Christian theologians have linked the building of the Third Temple to Judgement Day.
According to Rabbi Chain Richman, director of the Temple Institute, the red heifer’s birth suggests that the time could be right for the Third Temple.
Taking to their YouTube page, the The Temple Institute announced the birth of the red heifer.
The video includes a glimpse of the red calf and its mother.
The cow apparently went through examination by rabbinical experts who confirmed that it was a viable candidate for the Biblical red heifer.
They admitted however the cow could be disqualified through natural causes.
The Raise a Red Heifer program was started by the Temple Institute three years ago and they have trying to breed a perfectly red cow.
Frozen embryos of red angus cows have been imported and implanted into traditional Israeli domestic cows, reports Breaking Israel News.
The newborn red heifer was verified by a board of rabbis from the Temple Institute as fulfilling the prophesied requirements.
Prophecy in the Hebrew Bible states the cow must be red “without blemish”, must not have worked.
Accounts state that there have been nine true heifers in history and the 10th will herald the construction of the Third Temple.
The Temple Institute believes a red heifer will be needed to be scarified to complete the ritual of purification for the temple – heralding the coming of the Jewish Messiah.
While red heifers have previously been found by the organisation they were disqualified for not meeting prophetic standards.
One was found in 1999, but was disqualified for being male – and a second was born in 2002, which was found to have a patch of white hair.
Evangelical Christians believe the construction of the Third Temple will herald their own end times prophecy.
The prophecy has even been linked to the US President Donald Trump moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem.