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Will Islam Be Our Future? (Index)

Posted on: December 29th, 2009 by Matt 2 Comments

I would like to give a special thanks to Joel Richardson for allowing me to post
his book online. Please visit
his website.

You can also help to support Joel by
purchasing his book.

Lastly, Thank you to
Answering-Islam.org
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Will Islam Be Our Future?

A Study of Biblical and Islamic Eschatology

By: Joel Richardson

   
  Book Endorsements  

  Islam’s Hatred of Jews – Ch. 13  
   
  Introduction: A Note From The Author  

  End Time Martyrdom – Ch. 14  

  Book Information  

  Islam’s Goal of Domination – Ch. 15  

  Waking Up to  Islamic Revival – Ch.1 

  Deceit in Islam –  Ch. 16  

  The Sacred Texts of Islam – Ch.2 

  Great Apostasy and Terror – Ch. 17  

  Islamic Eschatology – Ch.3  

  End Times Comparison – Ch. 18  

  Mahdi: Islam’s Awaited Messiah – Ch.4  

  Potential Problems with Thesis – Ch.19  

  Biblical Antichrist and the Mahdi – Ch.5 

  Further Thoughts – Ch. 20  

  The Muslim Jesus-Ch. 6  

  Responding With Prayer – Ch. 21  

  False Prophet – Muslim Jesus – Ch. 7  

  Responding with Outreach – Ch. 22  

  The Dajjal: Islam’s Antichrist – Ch. 8  

  Preparing for Martyrdom – Ch. 23  

  Biblical Jesus and the Dajjal – Ch. 9  

  Bibliography  

  Revived Empire of Antichrist – Ch. 10  

  Maps – 8 Empires From Chapter 10  

  Muhammad’s Dark Revelations – Ch. 11  

  Appendix  

  Antichrist Spirit of Islam – Ch. 12  
  

Islam Our Future – Book Endorsements

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Endorsements

"Joel presents a fascinating overview of how Biblical and Islamic viewpoints on eschatology overlap, making a convincing case that reading this book and studying what the Old and New Testaments have to say about the "End Times" are imperative for Christians today.

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Islam Our Future – Introduction

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Introduction

A Note From The Author

In writing this book, I have found myself in a difficult position for more than one reason. On one hand, I would like to share with you the reader a little bit about myself – my experience with Christian/Muslim interfaith dialogue and the story of how I came to write this book. On the other hand, I have with good reason, determined not only to use a pen name but also to share as little personal information as possible.

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Islam Our Future – Book Information

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Book Information All rights to this book belong to the author by copyright. The author has given permission for this book to be accessed, copied, shared, quoted and used free of charge as long as no part of the text is changed or misrepresented in any way and proper credit is given to the book when it is copied or quoted.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 1

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Why This Book? Waking Up To The Islamic Revival

"Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand – a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come." Joel 2:1,2

In the days that we are now living, I believe that there are a handful of issues that God is trying to highlight to the West and specifically to the western Christian Church.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 2

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The Sacred Texts Of Islam

As we begin our study, we first turn to a brief introduction to the sacred texts of Islam. The purpose here is to acquaint the reader with the sacred texts of Islam in order to understand their places within the authority structure of Islam. Many of the references in this book will come from these various sacred texts.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 3

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Islamic Eschatology

Most books on Islamic eschatology primarily consist of the author’s best attempts to gather, compile and relay the most reliable Hadith and various traditions relating to the end-times. Beyond this of course, most Islamic eschatology books also contain commentary from the author as well.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 4

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The Mahdi: Islam’s Awaited Messiah

Among the Major Signs, the most anticipated and central sign that Muslims are awaiting is the coming of a man known as, "The Mahdi." In Arabic, al-Mahdi means, "The Guided One" 1 He is also sometimes referred to by Shi’a Muslims as Sahib Al-Zaman or Al-Mahdi al-Muntadhar which translated mean "The Lord of the Age" and "The Guided/Awaited One." 

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 5

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Comparing The Biblical Antichrist And The Mahdi

The Antichrist

Most people who haven’t even read the Bible have heard of the man known popularly as "The Antichrist." Simply put, according to the Bible, the Antichrist will be Satan’s primary human agent on the earth in the last-days. Interestingly, in the Bible, the Antichrist is actually only referred to once by that specific name (1 John 2:18).

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 6

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The Muslim Jesus

After the emergence or the "rising" of the Mahdi, the second most important event among the Major Signs, is the return of Jesus Christ. Christians who love Jesus understandably get quite excited by the prospect that even Muslims are looking for and longing for His return. Unfortunately, the Islamic belief of just who this Jesus is that is coming, and what he does once he has arrived, is drastically different than what Christians believe about Jesus.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 7

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Comparing The False Prophet And The Muslim Jesus

Amazingly, the similarities between the biblical narratives of the end-times and the Islamic narratives do not end with the Antichrist and the Mahdi. If it were so, then it might be easier to dismiss the many similarities as mere coincidence. The parallels however, do not stop with the Antichrist and the Mahdi, but extend again quite clearly, into the person of the man biblically known as the False Prophet and the man known in Islam as Isa al-Masih – Jesus the Messiah.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 8

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The Dajjal: Islam’s Antichrist

The third primary character that dominates Islamic eschatology is a man whose full title is Al-Maseeh (The Messiah) Ad-Dajjal, (The Liar/Deceiver). Usually just referred to as the Dajjal, he is a bizarre character whose description and story seem far more fantastic than either the Mahdi or the Muslim Jesus. There are numerous Hadith that contain descriptions of the Dajjal.

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Islam Our Future – Chapters 9

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Comparing The Biblical Jesus And The Dajjal

The third amazing parallel between biblical eschatology and Islamic eschatology is the person of the Dajjal, the Islamic Antichrist figure. Despite all of the wild and fantastic descriptions of the Dajjal, if we boil down the Muslim belief regarding the Dajjal to its simplest and most important terms, we basically have a man who will claim to be divine and will claim to be Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah. He will defend Israel against the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus and he will deceive many people into leaving Islam.

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 10

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The Revived Islamic Empire Of The Antichrist

While the information that we have covered thus far is certainly quite interesting, ultimately, if Islam is indeed the primary vehicle that Satan will use to fulfill his final rebellion against God, it is the Bible that must be the primary litmus test. What does the Bible say about the nature and the make-up of the Antichrist’s empire?

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Islam Our Future – Chapter 11

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The Dark Nature of Muhammad’s Revelations

We begin our further critical examination of Islam with the person of Muhammad and his revelations. For this is where it all started. If we expect to accurately discern the spirit of Islam then we must begin at the foundation, we must examine the seed.

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