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Islam and the Antichrist  

The Spirit of the Antichrist

Much speculation has been made over the years as to where and when the Antichrist written about in the Bible would arise and who he might be.  The Bible tells us not only will there be a future Antichrist, but many lesser antichrists have arisen and will arise over time.  In 1 John 2:18 we read:

...even now many antichrists have arisen.

But what is a an "antichrist"?  This is crucial to our understanding of the where the future Antichrist might arise from.  A little further in 1 John 2 we find the definition of antichrist:

22 Who is the liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah)? This is the Antichrist, he who denies the Father and the Son. 23 Whoever denies the Son, the same doesn't have the Father. He who confesses the Son has the Father also.

So then, an antichrist is basically someone who denies that Jesus is God's son or that God has a son.  This is very important.

1 John 4 tells us there is also a "spirit" of the Antichrist.

2 By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit who confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is of God, 3 and every spirit who doesn't confess that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is not of God, and this is the spirit of the Antichrist, of whom you have heard that it comes. Now it is in the world already.

So denying that God has a son, or that Jesus Christ is not the son and has not come in a human body, is really from an evil spirit - the spirit of the Antichrist.  With that, let's look around the world and see who most promotes and affirms the spirit of the Antichrist.

Islam Denies The Sonship & Deity Of Christ

(Note: The following text is from http://www.answering-islam.org) "The religion of Islam, more than any other religion, philosophy, or belief system, fulfills the description of the antichrist spirit. The religion of Islam makes it one of its highest priorities to very specifically deny the deity of Jesus and His relationship to the Father. In fact, it can very fairly be said that Islam literally is a direct polemical response against the essential Christian doctrines, making it a true antichrist religion.  But Muslims will be quick to argue that Islam teaches that Jesus is indeed "the Messiah".  But this is really just trickery. While it is true that Islam does retain the title of Messiah for Jesus, when one asks a Muslim to define what the title "Messiah" actually means in Islam, the definitions given are always hollow and fall entirely short of containing any truly messianic substance. In Islam, Jesus is merely another prophet in a long line of prophets. Biblically speaking however, the role of the Messiah, among other things, also entails being a Divine Priestly Savior, a Deliverer and the King of the Jews.  The Muslim Jesus, rather than being a Messiah that saves or delivers Israel and all of his faithful followers in any way, in the Islamic traditions, Jesus instead returns to lead Israel's enemies against her in battle and to kill or convert all Jews and Christians (which in fact is exactly what the future Antichrist will be doing according to the Bible).  This would be the equivalent of calling Adolph Hitler, rather than Moses, Israel's deliverer. For now, we see that Jesus, via the apostle John, informs us that just before the final hour a very specific "spirit" will dominate the earth. This spirit will deny many of the essential biblical doctrines regarding who Jesus is and what He came to do. Islam epitomizes this spirit perfectly.  Look what the Koran says about Jesus:

In blasphemy indeed are those that say that God is Christ the son of Mary. -Surah 5:17 (Yusuf Ali)

They say: "God hath begotten a son!" - Glory be to Him! He is self-sufficient! His are all things in the heavens and on earth! No warrant have ye for this! Say ye about Allah what ye know not? -Surah 10:68 (Yusuf Ali)

They said, "The Most Gracious has begotten a son"! You have uttered a gross blasphemy. The heavens are about to shatter, the earth is about to tear asunder, and the mountains are about to crumble. Because they claim that the Most Gracious has begotten a son. It is not befitting the Most Gracious that He should beget a son. -Surah 19:88-92 (Rashad Khalifa)

... the Christians call Christ the son of Allah. That is a saying from their mouth; (in this) they but imitate what the unbelievers of old used to say. Allah's curse be on them: how they are deluded away from the Truth! -Surah 9:30 (Yusuf Ali)

Proclaim, "He is the One and Only GOD. "The Absolute GOD. "Never did He beget, nor was He begotten. "None equals Him." Quran 112:1-4

Say, "O followers of the scripture, Let us come to a logical agreement between us and you: That we shall not worship except GOD;
That we never set up any human beings as lords beside GOD." If they turn away, say, "Bear witness that we are Submitters."  Quran 3:64

The Messiah, the son of Mary, Was no more than a messenger like the messengers before him, And his mother was a saint. Both of them used to eat food. Note how we explain the revelations for them, And note how they still deviate! Quran 5:75

The Quran literally pronounces a curse on those who believe that Jesus is God's Son. People who say such things utter "gross blasphemies" and are likened to "unbelievers" or infidels. Without question then, in this regard Islam is an antichrist religious system.  "Far be it from God that he should have a son!" These words encircle the inside of the Dome of the Rock Mosque in Jerusalem.  This is the very location where for centuries God's people; the Jews, worshipped in their Temple awaiting their Messiah. This is also where Jesus, the Son of God and the Jewish Messiah will someday rule over the earth. Islam has literally built a monument of utter defiance to this future reality."

It's important to first understand the fundamentals of Islam through The History of Mecca (Makkah)

The Forces of the Antichrist

There are clues in the Bible as to who the forces of the Antichrist will be.  The number one clue (for me) is given in Revelation:

Rev 20:4 - I saw thrones, and they sat on them, and judgment was given to them. I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus, and for the word of God, and such as didn't worship the beast nor his image, and didn't receive the mark on their forehead and on their hand. They lived, and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

There have been quite a few beheadings in the news lately, mostly occurring in the Middle East by Muslims against "infidels".  ISIS/ISIL is making headlines as it tortures, crucifies and beheads Christians in northern Iraq and Syria. Very recently Muslims in Afghanistan stormed the UN mission there and killed at least 11 people, 2 of which were beheaded!  The reason?  A church in Florida burned a Koran.  To Muslims this is blasphemy, and the penalty for blasphemy is death. (It doesn't matter to these Muslims that these UN workers had nothing to do with the Koran burning and they would most likely have each personally condemned the act).  But understand that preaching that Jesus is the Son of God is also blasphemy, and even more worthy of death than burning a Koran (because they believe that saying God has a son is idolatry, and this is the worst offense in Islam - search the web for Shirk Islam to learn more).  If you look around the world, you see that Muslims are the only religion who practice beheadings.  So this aligns perfectly with the Bible in relation to the forces of the Antichrist.

   

666 and the Antichrist

For almost 20 centuries Christians have speculated as to the identity of the Antichrist.  The Bible actually gives us clues, but the most intriguing clue is Revelation 13:18:

Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.

Did you know that at least one sect of Islam associates "the perfect number 666" with the Koran (in their own words)?  The following links to Islamic sites connect the Koran (Quran) and it's Messenger, to the number 666.  Search the Web for quran 666 or koran 666.

This is incredibly significant, for now we have at least some Muslims embracing the number of the Antichrist.  When we consider the next section, the pieces all begin to fall into place.

The Muslim Messiah - The Mahdi

In recent years it has become more generally known by western Christians that Muslim traditions hold there will be "Muslim messiah" figure who will arise in the final 7 years of this age.  Amazingly, this person bears striking resemblance to the Antichrist of the Bible. 

Iran:  On September 17, 2005, the newly elected President of Iran, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad addressed the United Nations National Assembly in New York City. American President George W. Bush sat in attendance. Concluding his speech, Ahmadinejad made a plea to Allah to speedily bring forth the emergence of the mysterious Islamic Messiah figure known as Imam Al-Mahdi.  Did you know that the Islamic Republic of Iran, founded after the Islamic revolution of 1979 has as one of its stated purposes to usher in the coming of the Mahdi?  Ahmadinejad is just being true to the beliefs of their Islamic republic.

All Iran is buzzing about the Mahdi, the 12th imam and the role Iran and Ahmadinejad are playing in his anticipated return. There's a new messiah hotline. There are news agencies especially devoted to the latest developments.  Here's an article "Iran website heralding 'Mahdi'".  Here's the Wikipedia article about the Mahdi.

Here's an excellent webpage giving us the Mahdi and Antichrist profile and here's another.  Here's a summary of similarities of the Antichrist and the Mahdi:

  • A Powerful Political And Military World Leader.  From the Bible we learn that in the last-days the Antichrist will emerge as a man who will lead a very powerful world empire the likes of which history has yet to produce.  From the Islamic traditions and Muslim scholars the Mahdi, like the Antichrist, is also prophesied to be a political and military world leader unparalleled by any other throughout world history.
     

  • A Spiritual World Leader.  The Bible establishes the fact that the Antichrist will be a spiritual leader whose authority will be forcefully acknowledged worldwide.  Anyone who does not worship him or his image will be put to death. Likewise, the Mahdi of Islam will be the leader a worldwide worship movement. It will be a worship movement that will seek to cause anyone who practices any religion other than Islam to renounce their faith and worship Allah, the god of Islam.  The Mahdi, "will govern the people by the Sunnah of their Prophet and establish Islam on Earth." And, "Islam will be victorious over all the religions."
     

  • Targeted Campaign Against Jews And Christians.  The Bible is very clear that Satan, through the Antichrist, will specifically target first Jews and then Christians for death.  It says, "He was given power to make war against the saints and to conquer them" Rev 13:7.  And, "He will speak against the Most High and oppress his saints and try to change the set times and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time (3 1/2 years)" Daniel 7:25.  The Bible is clear then, that the Antichrist will specifically target those who resist his attempts to establish his cult religion all over the earth. From the book of Revelation as well as the Prophet Daniel, we see that the two groups that Satan is most enraged against are the Jews and the Christians.  Interestingly enough, Islamic tradition speaks much of the Mahdi's special calling to convert Christians and Jews to Islam, yet speaks very little specifically of conversions from other faiths. It seems as though converting Christians and Jews to Islam will be the primary evangelistic thrust of the Mahdi.
     

  • The Establishment Of The Temple Mount As The Seat Of Authority.  According to the Bible the Antichrist will specifically set up his "throne" in "God's Temple".  The location of the Jewish Temple has always been on Mt. Moriah in Jerusalem.  Today, Mt. Moriah, sometimes known as the Temple Mount or in Arabic as Haram Al-Sharif, is the location of two Mosques and is considered to be the third holiest site of Islam. Likewise the Mahdi is said to attack Jerusalem and re-conquer it for Islam in order that the new Islamic rule over the earth will be established from Jerusalem.
     

  • Seven Year Treaty With Israel. After rising to power the Antichrist is said to "confirm" a treaty with the nation of Israel for seven years.  Again, similarly the Mahdi is said to be one who will initiate Islam's fourth and final treaty between "the Romans" and the Muslims. (Romans should be interpreted as Christians or the West in general -- the executioners of Nicholas Berg in their pre-execution statement addressed President Bush as, "You, O dog of the Romans").
     

  • The Rider On A White Horse.  The final similarity between the Antichrist and the Mahdi that we will discuss here is the fact that both the Antichrist and the Mahdi are identified with a biblical passage that describes a rider on a white horse. While this could be literal, it is most probably a symbolic picture of the two men. The amazing thing is that the origin of the biblical tradition of the Antichrist on a white horse and the origin of the Islamic tradition of the Mahdi on a white horse are both attributed to the same passage in the Bible - Rev 6:1-2.
     

  • Both have a false prophet.  Revelation is clear about the Antichrist having a false prophet: But the beast was captured, and with him the false prophet who had performed the miraculous signs on his behalf. Rev 19:20. One of the interesting aspects of the coming of the Mahdi is that he is to be accompanied by "Jesus".  In Islam, Jesus was a great prophet, but a lesser prophet than Mohammed (rather than the unique Son of God who paid for man's sin and rose from the dead).  They think their Jesus will somehow appear on Earth when the Mahdi arrives.  But our Jesus warned us there would be false Messiahs and that "many would come in my name".  So a false Messiah appearing is not surprising to us who know the scriptures and our Lord.

There is more, but these are the main points which connect the Biblical Antichrist with the Muslim Mahdi.  I recommend reading answering-islam.org to learn much more.  And now for the most amazing discovery about this connection.

A Very Interesting Discovery

We have already seen that the number of the Antichrist is 666 from Rev 13:18.  Bible translators get this number from the Greek characters χξς (Chi Xi Stigma).  The Greeks, like the Romans, did not have separate numeric characters like we do today.  So they assigned numeric values to their characters and add them up.  Here are some actual photos of the Greek letters on real scrolls:

        

χ = 600
ξ = 60
ς = 6
---------
     666

So the focus has always been on the numeric value of the characters.  Interestingly, χ is the first letter of Christ and ς is the last, and ξ is known as "the serpent" because it resembles a snake.  But a recent discovery may indicate that the Greek letters may actually be symbolic as well as associated with the number 666.  The Arabic character for Allah is shown below at left.  When mirrored and turned on its end, it looks remarkably like the Greek letter Xi, the middle character in the 666 of Revelation 13:18.

                       
Arabic character for Allah   Mirror Image of just
the main character
  Turned up on end
it becomes...

Now compare it with Xi

       
Allah transposed  

... looks very much like
the Greek letter Xi

This is quite amazing by itself but it doesn't end there.  On the Zola Levitt program, Walid Shoebat, a former PLO terrorist now Christian evangelist (son of Hamas founder, who is an amazing story himself), said that when he saw the Greek symbols ξς (Xi and Stigma), he immediately read it as the Arabic characters for "Bismillah" (or Bismilla) which means "in the name of Allah"  (keep in mind that Arabic is read from right to left).

Here's a short video of Walid Shoebat explaining

Furthermore, the Greek letter Chi (χ) resembles the Crossed Swords of Islam, which is a very common symbol in the Muslim world.  So what we have is "In the name of Allah - crossed swords".  Here are a couple of examples.

   

In light of all of the aforementioned facts, I personally feel that God has given us some huge clues as to what religion the Antichrist will arise out of.  It just seems too much of a coincidence that this character Xi would be so similar to the Allah character.

Those in Islam that believe in the number "666″ and its purity say that Satan used Christians to pervert the Bible. They believe that the book of Revelation was inspired by Satan and that he used the number "666″ as a bad number in order to prevent Christian people from accepting the Quran and the teachings of Mohammed because of fear.  But someday all of the events foretold in the Bible will come true, eg. the reign of the Antichrist, requirement to worship him or his image, requirement to wear his Mark on the right hand or forehead to be able to buy and sell - and thus prove that it was inspired by ALMIGHTY GOD.  And all those who worshipped the Beast (Antichrist) or wore his Mark will be eternally condemned to the Lake of Fire.  This means everyone, Muslim and non-Muslim, who wears the Mark of the Beast.

Crucial Advice

Now to you Muslims reading this I give you a challenge from your own Koran.  Does it not say,

You shall not accept any information,
Unless you verify it for yourself.
I have given you the hearing, the eyesight, and the brain,
And you are responsible for using them.
                                                   -
Quran 17:36

You have been told by others around you that Christians and Jews have corrupted the original scriptures so they are no longer as they originally were - that Christians have deified Jesus and made up the stories about all of the miracles.  But were you shown any evidence of this?  Did you believe it just because someone told you it was so?  Wouldn't the only acceptable evidence be to show the original scrolls the way they allegedly were before being corrupted?  And of course the scrolls would have to be subjected to scholarly scrutiny to verify that they are indeed as old or older than the copies in dispute, right?  What other evidence would possibly be acceptable?  If you hold that the Jewish and Christian scriptures have been substantially corrupted from the original, where is the evidence?  Surely your leaders can produce the original, uncorrupted scrolls which you can verify for yourself, just as the Koran requires you to do.  Remember its says - "you shall not accept any information unless you verify it for yourself".

If you think about it, many centuries ago it would be easy to pass off a lie that the the Christian or Jewish scrolls have been corrupted.  Why?  Because back then we did not have the means of communication that we had later.  People lived in isolated communities (with no telephones and Internet) and could not possibly verify such a claim.  In later centuries the existing scrolls which were held in different places began to be collated and compared.  With the invention of photography, we were able to compare the thousands of scrolls held in different locations.  These scrolls are from different centuries, going right back to the 1st century.  And guess what?  All of the scrolls are 99% the same.  The 1% differences are very minor, and they are footnoted in the Bible translations so you can see for yourself what the differences are.  They are very minor in nature, and certainly have nothing to do with the central pillars of Christianity, i.e.  The sinless life of Christ, the miracles, his suffering, sacrificial death and resurrection after 3 days and nights.  And you must also understand that the Old Covenant scriptures foretold these events hundreds, even thousands of years beforehand anyway.  The New Covenant scriptures simply tell of the fullfillment of these prophecies concerning the anointed Lamb of God.  They are inseparably tied together.  And Both the Jews and Christians were very careful to copy the scrolls letter for letter, word for word because they knew they were dealing with the very words of God.  Today anyone can verify the scriptures for themselves if they so choose.  To believe they are corrupted is simply a choice without demanding evidence.  Did you know there are more ancient scrolls of the Bible than any other ancient documents, by a factor of hundreds?  It is simply ludicrous to claim they have been altered simply because there are so many copies which were held by different people separated by time and distance yet they are all virtually the same!

"Let there be no compulsion in religion;
TRUTH stands out clear from error!"
                                                 - Quran 2:256

Jesus said,

"And you shall know THE TRUTH
and the Truth shall set you free!"
                                          - John 8:32

No other person has had such an effect on human lives as Jesus.  He came back to life again and millions say they know Him today as a friend, healer and helper in their lives.  He healed while on Earth and He still heals today!  Below are some links to see the real testimonies of former Muslims who have had life-changing experiences and found forgiveness and hope with the living Saviour, Jesus Christ.  In my own experience, I can testify as to what Jesus did for me.  He made me into a new person in a "lightning strike" sort of way - I was born-again and filled with the Spirit of the living God.  If Jesus wasn't the Son of God, he couldn't have changed me - but he did change me (and millions of others) and so he is the Son of God.  Only God can make a person to be born-again (its a spiritual cleansing of your sins, after which you feel like a newborn baby inside).  Then you have a connection to God and a new relationship with the Heavenly Father.  Its amazing and anyone can have this - if you will only believe you will be rewarded with forgiveness and his Spirit.  But if you refuse to believe, you will go on to the grave is you are now - unforgiven and headed for hell (you don't want to end up in the Lake of Fire).

Does Islam advocate violence and conquest?  Consider these verses from the Qur'an and Islamic tradition:

  • Truly, god loves those who fight

  • Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem

  • Chop off their hands and chop off their fingertips

  • When you meet the unbelievers, chop off their heads

  • Fight and slay those who don't convert wherever you find them

  • Believers, take neither Jew nor Christians for your friends

  • Those who follow Muhammad are ruthless to unbelievers

  • Those who reject Islam are "the vilest of creatures" and thus deserve no mercy

  • Fight them until Islam reigns supreme (throughout the world)

There are more than 100 verses in the Qur'an (Koran) advocating the use of violence to spread Islam, which is exactly how Islam was historically spread.  The word "Islam" has been falsely proclaimed by Muslims to be a peaceful. The word Islam, actually means "submission" to the loveless Muslim god of intolerance.  Muhammad led 27 military campaigns against innocent villages and caravans & planned 38 others.  When your city/nation is conquered by Muslims, you are given 3 choices:  1. Convert to Islam, 2. Have your head cut off, or 3. Live as a second class citizen, being treated like a dog and taxed into oblivion.  This is a fact.  You can look into it yourself and see.

I am the prophet that laughs when killing my enemies. (Hadith)

If a Muslim commits acts of violence he or she is acting in according to the example set by its founder, Mohammed and the teachings of the Quran.  Contrast this with Christianity:

Do Christians always live up to such ideals?  No, but this is what we will be held accountable to.  When Anders Breivik massacred all those people in Norway recently, he was acting against the gospel of Jesus Christ and the entire New Testament teaching.  No true follower of Jesus Christ would or could do such a thing.  So now you see there are big differences between Islam and Christianity.

Christians & Jewish martyrs say; "I will die for what I believe".

A Muslim martyr says; "you will die for what I believe"....or another way of saying it, "I will kill you for what you believe"

Dr. Nasir Siddiki of well known Middle Eastern family, amazing man of God

The Wonderful Conversion Story Of A Saudi Christian Lady

From Sharia suffering Muslim to Atheist to Christ

Miracle healings and many conversions to Jesus Christ in Pakistan

Watch this African woman healed of a horrible body poison disease - in Jesus name!

Boy in Africa Raised From the Dead after being dead for 24 hours!!


Here are some links for more on Islam

A Muslim man's conversion testimony

Is the Temple Mount really sacred to Muslims?

Muslim Journey to Hope