Jerusalem: the Holy City
According to Zechariah, the Lord promised to protect Jerusalem, to make it an ‘immovable rock for all the nations’ and to ‘shield those who live in Jerusalem, so that the feeblest among them will be like David’.
This, coupled with Luke 24:47:
‘and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem‘
has led Christians to believe that salvation
of the Earth will begin in the Holy City.
Is it still a significant place?
Yes, Because of this belief, and because Christ died and was resurrected in the city, Jerusalem has become one of the most significant places on Earth for Christians.
Each year, millions of Christians make the pilgrimage to the empty prayerof Jesus at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the city to pray. They are seeking solace and redemption in the process.
Many also wish to be buried there
, as they believe that the Last Judgment will take place in Jerusalem.