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Archive for the ‘Islam in Prophecy’ Category
The Antichrist Spirit Of Islam
The Spirit of Antichrist
While we have already discussed the actual person of the Antichrist, the Bible also talks of an antichrist spirit. Apart from the one direct reference in the Bible to The Antichrist, there are four other times that the word is used in a more general sense by the Apostle John. Each time it is in reference to a particular spirit.
Islam’s Ancient Hatred For The Jews
While Islam envisions the day when Christians and Jews will convert to Islam en masse, there is a distinction within Islam’s end time narrative between the final destiny of Christians and that of the Jews. In Islam’s version of the last-days, we see that all Christians will either accept Islam or be killed.
End Time Martyrdom
While the last chapter dealt with the concentrated hatred and murderous spirit of Islam toward the Jewish people, this chapter deals in a more general sense with the worldwide persecution and martyrdom that will be waged against anyone who is a follower of Jesus or who refuses to become a Muslim during the last-days.
Islam and the Goal of World Domination
Satan’s Goal of World Domination
Satan’s goal has always been to cause the inhabitants of the earth to worship him rather than God. As such Satan has long had a very specific plan to raise up his own worship movement that will literally cover the face of the earth. Those who believe the Bible, know this to be true. Through the Antichrist, and his False Prophet, the Bible says that Satan will come very close to achieving his goal just prior to the return of Jesus.
Understanding Dishonesty and Deceit in Islam
The following discussion is so very important for two reasons. Firstly, because of the prominence of deception in the last-days, and secondly, because of the grave implications that deception for the cause of Islam has for the spread of Islam in the West.
When someone first becomes curious and wishes to begin learning about Islam, it is imperative that they first understand the degree to which lying is not only permitted, but actually fostered and even, at times, commanded in Islam.
The Great Apostasy, Terror And Islam’s Conversion Rates
The Great Apostasy
Perhaps the saddest and most devastating aspect of the last-days is what the Bible calls the Great Apostasy. The Bible teaches that in the last-days many of those who name the name of Jesus, who call themselves Christians, will turn away from the faith and even renounce Christ. Referring to this most horrific and chaotic period, Jesus said:
At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other. Matthew 24:10
A Summary Of Comparisons Between The Islamic And Biblical Narrative Of The End-Times
So in summary we conclude this section with a final review of the many startling similarities that exist between the biblical narrative of the last-days and the Islamic narrative of the same period.
* Bible: The Antichrist is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will that emerge in the last-days.
* Islam: The Mahdi is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last-days.
Potential Problems With The Thesis
I believe it would only be responsible to address what I anticipate may be some of the arguments and objections raised against the thesis presented in this book. In this chapter I will address the potential difficulties that I have personally pondered myself and share why I feel as though they are easily resolved. In fact, some of the challenges may actually help shed even greater light on the details of how things just may unfold according to the biblical template.
Having addressed and offered resolution to some of the potential challenges to the thesis presented in this book, we now move on to some final thoughts.
When I first began to become acquainted with Islamic eschatology and the many similarities between the biblical Antichrist and the Islamic Mahdi, I was quite taken back.
How Should Christians Respond?
Responding With Prayer
The Antidote For Hopelessness
After reading this book, I’m sure that many may feel slightly hopeless. "Well then," you might ask, "If this Satanic/Islamic Empire is going to take over the world and kill multiplied millions of people, then what can we do? It seems so pre-determined, so hopeless." This chapter addresses God’s primary provision and antidote to all seemingly hopeless situations: Prayer.
Responding With Outreach
While the power and necessity of prayer is indisputable, there is also another dimension to our response that is also absolutely necessary. We must also reach out to Muslims with the consummate Christian message of good news. It is a message of freedom to those who have been held captive by the false Islamic gospel of fear. It is a message of love and acceptance to those who have never really known what it feels like to be accepted and fully loved by God. It is the message that says, God loves you this much. And here’s how He proved it forever… We must never take the gospel message for granted. We must never underestimate its power. Indeed, "It is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes." (Romans 1:16)
Preparing for Martyrdom
Becoming Part Of The Persecuted Christian World
While most of us in the West may not live in an atmosphere where martyrdom is a present threat or reality, I believe that it is very important for all of us to remain connected to our brothers and sisters who do. Presently there are numerous countries throughout the world where persecution and martyrdom are common. I believe that there are practical steps that we can all take to connect our hearts to those who live on the front lines. Surely the Christian Church in the earth needs to strive to build stronger bonds of unity, mutual support and connectedness. And of course, we in the West, who presently “dwell securely in the coastlands,” can certainly benefit from regular reality checks.
* Abdullah, Prof. M., Islam, Jesus, Mehdi, Qadiyanis
and Doomsday, (Adam, New Delhi, 2004)
* al-Araby, Abdullah, The Islamization of America,
(The Pen vs. the Sword, LosAngeles California, 2003)
* Armstrong, Karen, Muhammad: A Biography of the
Prophet (Harper Collins Books, 1993)
The Maps below are helpful to look at while reading Chapter 10. Below are the 8 different Empires mentioned in Joel’s Book.
Embracing Biblical Eschatology
In this section the question is addressed: Why study eschatology? But before we address this question, I want to bat around a couple of the reasons why people do not study eschatology.