Tuesday, March 10, 2009

You Decide

These comparisons are captivating to me. Out of all of the Bible teachings, I feel that this is one of the more important. The reason I feel this way is because many people are deceived into believing doctrines and views that blind the Church from the threat that is looming in the near future. Death and destruction is on its way and many are ignorant to it. With the media being controlled by liberals on the far left in our country who are constantly bombarding the nation with political correctness it is almost impossible for the average person who doesn't do any research on their own to arrive at the truth. The astounding truth is that the beast is growing in power at a rapid rate of speed and only those who are in tune with what is happening are aware of it. I have put together the comparisons between Islam, the Muslim people, and the Antichrist so that you can see that they are one and the same. There are simply too many coincidences in their similarities for it not to be the truth. So please don't make a pre-judgment by not reading this article. It is very important and a clear warning to our nation and us.

Both are false religions. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that both of these religions are false. The religion of the Antichrist is exactly that, it is against Jesus. The Muslims claim to believe in Jesus but only in this way: that he was just a man, not Deity and that his message was about receiving Mohammed the so-called "great prophet". They declare that when Jesus said that there would be one who followed him to lead them into all truth and righteousness that he was speaking of the coming of Mohammed that would come six hundred years later. Of course Christians know that he wasn't speaking of Mohammed but was talking about the comforter who was to come, the Holy Spirit. In the Mosque called the Dome of the Rock it is inscribed on the wall. "Far be it removed from His transcendent majesty that He (Allah) should have a son." This was inscribed there as a way to discourage and prevent the Muslim people from believing that Jesus is the Son of God. This is definitely the spirit of anti-Christ preventing people from believing the Gospel to be saved.

Both will use peace for a tool. With all the violence coming from the Radical Muslims I never would have dreamed that the reason they do this is because of their hope for world peace. Their belief is that after they have converted, killed, or enslaved all of the other religions or atheist in this world that there will be world peace. Of course this peace comes because there will be no opposition. This is the reason they believe in Jihad "or struggle. It sounds very noble and it seems to be a worthy cause and a religious responsibility to them. The Bible also tells us of a group that is going to use peace as the basis or promotional idea that will catapult them into a power that will destroy in a mighty way. The book of Daniel tells us of this group and their leader in the 8th Chapter verses 23:26. It says in verse 25 that by peace he shall destroy many: this means that because of a vision or dream for peace he will destroy many lives. This evil group will use "peace as a tool to destroy" remarkable likeness wouldn't you say?

Both use deceit to accomplish their goal. The book of Daniel also tells us while speaking of the Antichrist and his empire that by his policy craft shall proper in his hand. This word craft in the Strong's Concordance is a Hebrew word "Mirmah" that means deceit or treachery. This means that his policy prospers because of deceit. Interesting thought along with this is that found in 2 Thessalonians 2nd chapter 9: Even him, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders,
10: And with all deceivableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved.
11: And for this cause God shall send them strong delusion, that they should believe a lie:
12: That they all might be damned who believed not the truth, but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
It is interesting that the Bible is forbidden in many of the Muslim countries. It is not permissible to share the Gospel in those lands with the Muslim people. If a Muslim is converted to Christianity they run the risk of being killed for it by other Muslims. Islam rejects the Bible as being perverted by Christians and Jews. It is taught to them that some of the Bible is accurate but that it has been changed by Christians and Jews down through the centuries and is no longer the truth. This is the kind of deceit that destroys the souls of men. It is claimed that the only truthful book that has never been changed is the Koran or Quran the name of the holy book of Islam. Since they received not the love of the truth that is found in the Bible they are turned over to a religion that is not true through deceitful teachings. Just as the Bible says it would be. Although Jesus will save any person from any nation the Muslims cut themselves and their families off from salvation by their own teachings. This belief is the very thing that will drive them to do the horrible things that they have planned to do.

Both the Antichrist and Mahdi are going to sign a seven-year peace treaty with Israel. It is common knowledge in the Church that the Antichrist is going to sign a seven-year peace treaty with Israel. Just as me, many believe that this will be the beginning of what is known as the last Seven Years or Tribulation period. It is also commonly called Daniel's seventieth week. The Church knows and believes this. What it doesn't know is that it is common believe among the Muslims that their coming Messiah, the Mahdi, will do the same thing according to Hadith their own teachings. They believe that when the Mahdi comes that he will mediate a seven-year peace treaty with Israel through a Jewish Priest from the lineage of Aaron. But, remember this they also believe that it is the Mahdi's plan to destroy Israel as well. According to Muhammad Ali ibn Zubair while speaking of the time that the Mahdi's will come to reign and rule, He said according to Hadith that Muhammed the Prophet said this: "There will be four peace agreements between you and the Romans. The fourth and last treaty will be mediated through a person who will be from the progeny of Hadrat Aaron (Honorable Aaron, the brother of Moses) and will be upheld for seven years." The people asked, "O Prophet Muhammad, who will be the imam (leader or Mahdi) of the people at that time?" The Prophet said: "He will be from my progeny and will be exactly forty years of age. His face will shine like a star." This was saying that there would be four peace agreements between Islam and the Western World. The Romans in this prophecy is still interpreted as being the Western World today. The executioners of Nicholas Berg before cutting off his head called President Bush a dog of the Romans. They currently believe that all of these treaties have been made in the past except for the fourth and last, and that will be made by the Mahdi himself lasting for seven years. Of course we know from our Bible that this treaty will be broken at the middle of the seven years and that the Antichrist will declare himself to be God in the Temple of God.
It is a possibility that while mediating this seven-year treaty between Islam and Israel that Israel will be given the OK to build the New Temple. You might say, Why would they do this? Since the Mahdi or Antichrist plans on using the Temple for himself in the near future simply allowing the Jews to build it will save himself a lot of trouble. This will also make himself look good in the eyes of the world but this will be only momentarily. He allows someone else to build it and then moves into it when he invades Israel stunning most of the world when it happens.

Both are the same rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:2. Strange as it may sound to us as Christians, the rider on the white horse in Revelation chapter six to many Muslim scholars is the Mahdi, or their coming messiah. It is commonly taught among the Muslim believers that the Christian Bible has been corrupted down through the centuries but some scriptures are still intact and can be believed by everyone. The rider on the white horse in Revelation 6:2 is the Antichrist to most Christians. The white horse he rides is a counterfeit of the horse that Jesus rides in chapter nineteen when he comes back to the earth to reign and rule. One of the conveyers of Hadith, Ka'b al Ahbar is quoted as saying: I find the Mahdi recorded in the books of the Prophets… For instance, the Book of Revelation says: "And I saw and behold a white horse. He that sat on him…went forth conquering and to conquer." The actual verse reads: "And I saw, and behold a white horse: and he that sat on him had a bow; and a crown was given unto him: and he went forth conquering, and to conquer." Whether the Mahdi comes actually riding on a white horse or whether it is supposed to be spiritual I don't know but it is interesting to know that they use the same scripture to portray their savior that we belief to be the coming Antichrist. You never know the Mahdi when he makes his first public appearance may come riding into the midst of the Muslim people riding on a white horse.

Both want to bring the whole world under their dominion. It is common knowledge among the believers of Islam that theirs is a quest for world domination. They believe that Allah will accept nothing less. Even though many of these people are good hearted and wouldn't kill anyone they still believe that Allah wants to conquer the world for his sake. It is believed by many that all the killing and warfare that gets the job done will be well worth it after the world has come under the control of Islam and Islamic law is enforced, World Peace. This is the same thing the Antichrist wants. He wants to bring the whole world under his authority and his laws. He will convince others that this is the road to peace. Peace will come at the end of the struggle; the word Jihad means, "struggle". When the cry goes out peace, peace then sudden destruction will come. It is the quest for peace in the minds of millions that will lead them to their own death and destruction.

Both cut off heads. I don't think that it will shock anyone for me to say that the Islamic people believe in cutting off heads. We see and hear of it all the time. The method of cutting off heads is used to strike fear into the hearts of their enemies. It works very well; no one wants to lose his or her head. It is estimated that out of the 1.4 billion Muslims in the world that only 180,000 are extremists and terrorist. They hate Israel and America. Tens of thousands gather together to chant "death to America, death to Israel". We are not allowed to see very much of this in America, but it is happening all of the time. Their dreams and hope for the future is to destroy America, England and the nation of Israel. It is commonly believed that this is Allah's will. Many in Islam today fear the radicals and will not speak out against them. Those in Islam that do not do what the terrorist are doing find it hard not to be sympathetic to their cause since they hate America and Israel as well. They have been taught to do this every since they were little children. Millions of Islamic people who are not terrorists will join up with them when the right man comes along to lead them. They have been taught to cut off the heads of those who reject their God called Allah and the so-called great prophet Mohammed. This is also the practice of the Beast in Revelation. The Beast in Revelation is not just a man but a group of nations with one common belief. A man called the Antichrist will lead these nations. Those who do not yield to him and his teachings will perish by having their heads cut off. I believe with all of my heart that Islam and the Beast in Revelation 13 are one and the same.

Both believe that it is acceptable to rape the women of their enemies. In a country such as ours we do not allow our soldiers to rape the women of our enemies. If and when this happens there is an immediate reaction to this crime. It is considered to be a crime and punished by our Military laws. But we read about a group of people who are under the authority of the Antichrist in the Bible that invades Jerusalem and captures half of it. At the time they do this they also rape the women. This is found in Zechariah 14: 2: For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity, and the residue of the people shall not be cut off from the city.
This is often misunderstood as meaning every nation in the world. But in reality is only speaking all of the nations that hate Israel. It says that the city would be taken, the houses rifled and the women ravished. This is what the people of the Antichrist will do in Jerusalem. It is interesting to know that the Radical Muslim belief is that it is ok to rape the women of non-believers. This happens in Sudan and others places in the world all of the time. The logic behind this is to bring shame to the unbeliever for not accepting Allah and the great prophet Mohammed. Is this starting to make a clearer picture? I hope and pray that we be not so blinded by our past teachings that we cannot see the truth for them.

Both try to destroy God's people, Israel and the Church. I don't have to go into much detail to explain to you that the Islamic people for the most part hate Israel and would like to see them all dead or at least see them driven from their nation into the sea. They are taught from the time that they are small children that God has cursed the Jews and has turned them into apes and pigs. It is their common belief that Jews aren't even human. They believe that all western culture is of the devil. One of the biggest lies among the politically correct group in America is that Muslims are tolerant to Christians. It often appears to be so, but things are not what they appear. Ask the people of Africa, Indonesia and Sudan how that Muslims feel about Christians. Ask any Christian who lives in any one of the Muslim countries in this world, what it is like to live there. Most of the Christians who live in those countries are Catholic and are allowed to stay as long as they pay their tax for not being a Muslim and as long as they don't try to convert someone else to Christianity. They must also obey Islamic laws, those made by the Quran, and Bible laws will not work. If caught in any of these offenses they are killed quickly and quietly. The Muslims believe that if a Muslim were to become a Christian that he or she should be put to death. They also believe that it is acceptable to make slaves out of Christians. This they have done in Sudan and are still doing it there and in other nations of the world. If ever given full power they will seek to destroy Christianity from the face of the Earth. This is exactly what the Antichrist does. His desire is to destroy and kill all Christians and Jews. It will be a time of genocide for Christians and Jews if they fall into the hands of the Antichrist.

Both seek to change times and laws. Daniel 7: 25: And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time. This tells that the Antichrist will prevail over Christians to a certain extent in every place that he gains power during the last 3&1/2 years on this earth. There in those nations he will try to change times and laws. It is no secret that Islam wants to convert all of the laws in the world to the laws of Islam. This would bring everyone in the world under Islamic dominion and make all subject to Allah. This is exactly what the Antichrist will do; every place he gains power he will enforce Islamic laws and replaces existing laws with it. He will seek to change times. This has always made me wonder to an extent because I did not realize that the Muslim people have a different calendar than the rest of the world. According to their calendar it is 1429H rather than 2009AD. You see the Christian calendar goes back to Christ and is based on the time of his coming to this earth the first time. The Muslim or Islamic calendar began when Mohammed left Mecca and went to Medina in the year 622AD. This event is called Hegira. He stayed in Medina for a while and came back and conquered Mecca forcing everyone to accept the religion of Islam or die. This they did. The Muslim people will seek to replace the Christian calendar because it doesn't glorify Mohammed or the Quran. This is why the Antichrist will seek to change the calendar. It will be to glorify the so-called great prophet Mohammed and Allah the God of Forces.

Both use the number "666". In the book of Revelation the 13th chapter we are told about a mark that is called the mark of the beast. We are also told that the number is "666" and that it is the number of a man. This has been a mystery in the Church for centuries. Anything new that has come along has always caused people to fear that somehow or other they would accidentally take the mark of the beast. People have rejected Social Security Cards, bank numbers and all sorts of numbers for fear that they would be taking the mark of the beast. Some feared that the bar code that is used on merchandise for pricing was a devise that would be used as the mark of the beast. At any rate we have been taught to fear it and the number "666". We don't want anything to do that number because we know that the Antichrist is going to use it.
It is interesting to know that a small group of extreme radical Muslims believe the number "666" to be a holy number. They believe the number 19 to be a holy number as well. In knowing this I am not surprised that the number of terrorist that destroyed the World Trade Center was 19 as well. They are called by the people of Islam as "the magnificent 19". The number "666" is believed by this small group of extreme radicals to represent the Quran and the so-called great Prophet Mohammed. The number "666" could very easily be identified by our lord as the number of a man, since it is a man made doctrine and a man made book, referring to its author Mohammed. Those in Islam that believe in the number "666" and its purity believe 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. It is easy to see the Muslims wearing this number between their eyes, on their foreheads to proclaim their faith in Allah. They certainly don't have any qualms about wearing a belt loaded with bombs to blow up the enemies of Allah. Of course I believe that "666" will be in the Arab language, not in English.
When I came into the knowledge of this number I felt as though I was in a dream because the reality of how close the end really is came over me. Could it all be just a dream? No, it isn't a dream, it is reality, "666" is here. All it is going to take is for the Antichrist to believe as this small group of Muslims believe concerning the number "666". If he did he could easily make it a mandatory order for everyone in Islam to wear it to prove that they are true Muslims. Anyone who refuses to take the number will be considered not to be a true believer in Allah and Mohammed. As they conquer other people they will enforce this mark to guarantee support from those that they allow to live.

Both have an image that they worship. In Revelation we are also told in the 13th chapter that they would make an image and that this image would take life and speak. This image is not a statue of a man but is the dream of fulfilling the commandments of Allah to subdue the world in world conquest. This dream that is suppose to bring peace and fulfillment to the lives of all the people who survive is the inspiration to cause them to come together as one nation. It is the same kind of dreams or images that Hitler portrayed to the German people. Germany was divided into many different factions that same as Islam, with different beliefs dividing the Muslim people into different camps. Hitler brought the people of Germany together even though they were divided by going after the enemies of Germany and giving them a dream of world conquest. This dream was called the third Reich. It was a dream that would bring about the destruction of millions of Jews and others who tried to help them. But this dream gave Germany purpose and hope. They felt that the world had let them down after the Armistice from World War I along with poverty and other things they were overcome with hope for something better. This is what the Antichrist is going to do to Islam. He is going to unite all of the different groups into one force for Allah and the great prophet Mohammed. They will lie down their differences long enough to do this terrible thing that he wants them to do. They will cause this image or dream of conquest to come to life when they begin to act upon it and to speak about it. There will no doubt be lots of propaganda just as there is today. It is not uncommon to see bombs blowing up America and Israel in propaganda movies on Iranian TV at this present time. The question is how do they worship this image. They worship this image by serving it; it is part of their God.

Both have power over a fourth of the Earth. In Revelation the 6th Chapter we read this:
8: And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.
One of the things that are interesting to me is how close this figure comes to the number of Muslims living in the World at the present moment. There are approximately 1.4 billion Muslims compared to 6.6 billion population of the whole world. Approximately 1.6 billion is a fourth of the earth at this present time. These figures are very close and we know that the harlot is going to ride the back of the beast. The people that are in the harlot will no doubt make up the difference in number to make this possible.

Both are the Lion, Bear and Leopard. These creatures found in Daniel are Iraq the lion, Iran the Bear and Syria, Egypt, Macedonia and Thrace being the Leopard, the four nations of Alexander. These symbols make up the beast in Revelation 13: 2: And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

Today this picture is complete knowing that Iraq, Iran, Syria and Egypt are all Muslim countries. The only two missing from these is the Republic of Macedonia and the people who live in the Thracian areas of Greece and Turkey. I believe that the rest of these will come into the Islamic beast, as we grow closer to the end. Turkey is already seeking ways to re-establish itself with the Islamic nations. The Thracians living in Greece and Turkey are already a Muslim majority.

Israel will be invaded. It is common knowledge that all, not some, of the nations of Islam would like to see Israel destroyed. There have already been several attempts to drive Israel out of the land since she was re-established in 1948. It is the Muslim dream to free the land of Palestine from this menace. The Hezbollah have done more damage to Israel than any group revealing that Israel has many weaknesses in their defense. Iran threatens to annihilate Israel from the face of the earth. In many prophecies in the Bible we read about nations gathering together against the city of Jerusalem in the last days. We also know that the Antichrist will invade Israel at the middle of the Tribulation with a massive army. There is no doubt in my mind that Islam is the beast that is in Revelation 13:1.

One thing missing and that is the "man", the anti-Christ himself. One of the things that the Bible teaches is that Israel will be invaded by the anti-Christ and driven out of the land. After this event happens, which will occur at the middle of the Tribulation. The Antichrist will go into the temple and declare that he is God. The thought in my mind is this: Will he literally say that he is God or will he simply place himself into the position of God by declaring that he is the ruler of the whole world and that the whole world must be in subjection to him. This would be to place himself into the position that God has given only to Jesus who is his Son. God has made Jesus Lord over the whole earth. If this is the way it happens it will be deceiving to many and recognized only by the events that happen around it at that time. One such event would be the invasion of Israel itself. The Muslims are looking for the 12th Imam who is to return and lead them to world victory after there has been enough chaos in the world to warrant his return. The 12th Imam is also known to many as "the Mahdi". If a person were to prove to the people of Islam that he was this Imam they would be willing follow him and do anything that he says to do. The Antichrist will honor the God of forces, Daniel 11: 38. It is the belief of Islam or Muslims to believe that Allah wants them to force the rest of the world to be under submission to him so that he can rule the world. He demands that they do this by force, if people refuse to submit they will be killed or made slaves and property of the people of Islam. The word Islam means 'submission." This is what this religion demands. Total submission. Their religion incorporates law and religion. They want to see democracy destroyed and replaced by Islamic law, laws that are hideous and oppressive to people of all nations. It is their belief that Islamic law should replace all the laws and belief of all nations and this includes Democracy, Socialism or Communism. Any other belief must submit to Allah's laws.

The Harlot in Revelation 17th Chapter that rides the back of this Beast is not going to be America. There are very many reasons why I can honestly say this, but one will be enough. The Islamic nations hate and despise America as much as they hate Israel. They would never shame themselves by becoming our ally in any way. The Harlot will become an ally giving the Islamic nations their support. It is very easy to see who the Harlot is and very easy to see why they join up with the Antichrist. The Harlot is a religion that will not mix with the religion of Islam. The Catholic religion in that part of the world will be the Harlot that rides the back of the Beast and they are also the iron that is in the feet of the image that Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. The feet also contain clay. This clay is also a religion; it is the religion of Islam. These two religions will work together for a season until the Islamic religion turns on the Catholic religion and destroys them along with their other enemies. I do not believe that the Catholics in America or other parts of the world will be involved in this. Only those who are intimidated by the presence of the Islamic power that rises in that part of the world. It is easy to see how they can join up with them from fear of their own destruction along with a deception that will come from their very own Pope. Pope John Paul II had no problem kissing the Quran a few years ago just for the sake of peace between the Catholics and the Muslims. I do not know how he could have allowed himself to do that, but he did. Just as Pope John Paul II kissed the Quran the new Pope did a similar thing while recently visiting Turkey. While there in order to try and establish renewed relationships between Muslim and Christians, the Pope went into a Mosque took off his shoes and prayed toward Mecca. All of Islam saw this happen and so did millions of Christians. Even though he just bowed to a false God he seemed to be able to justify his actions for world peace. The behavior of these Popes is very deceptive because it teaches the Catholics and other Christians in the world to embrace Allah and the Quran as being acceptable doctrine. But just like these Popes, whoever is Pope at the time that these events happen, will fall right in line.

Both need a false Christ to achieve their goal. In the past I believed that the Antichrist would claim to be Christ himself, but as I grew in knowledge of scripture I realized that this was probably not the case. Yet I do believe that there is going to be a false Christ that will play a major role in the end time quest of the Antichrist. The Muslim people are looking for a Messiah like being called the "Mahdi" to return after many centuries to lead them to their final victory over Israel, America and the rest of the world. They also believe that none other than Jesus Christ himself will accompany the Mahdi. Does this sound strange to you? They do not believe that Jesus is the Son of God but that he was a prophet. They believe that he was killed and is buried somewhere in Israel. They believe that Jesus foretold of the coming of the great prophet Mohammed and that he will accompany him to help destroy all the Christians, Jews and infidels in the rest of the world until they submit to Allah. They believe that when the Mahdi comes that Jesus will resurrect from the dead and join the Mahdi in Damascus Syria to pray, then they will lead Islam to victory over the rest of the world. I believe that the Antichrist will claim to be the Mahdi and the people of Islam will receive him as such. I also believe that the Pope at that time will be the false prophet that supports the Antichrist. He will accomplish this by claiming that he is Jesus Christ raised from the dead and that the Catholics in Europe and the Middle East should follow and worship the Mahdi. The Pope will do this at that time because of the advantage it would give him with Muslims and Christians to accomplish his personal desire of grandeur. The reason that Islam is waging a terrorist war on the rest of the world is because they believe that the Mahdi and Jesus will not come to help them until they have caused so much chaos in the world. They believe that the Mahdi and Jesus will come at the high point of this chaos. It is impossible to live at peace with these people without submitting to their religion. America or any other people haven't done anything to cause this. It is only about world conquest and the complete surrender of our way of life to Islam and Allah.

Both will be destroyed at the coming of Christ. Whether Islam is the Beast or not has nothing to do with their destruction at the end of the age at the coming of Christ. God has already promised to curse any and all of mankind that hates Israel. The Antichrist will do this and Islam does this. So they will all be destroyed no matter what role they play. However I still believe with all of the evidence that we already see that we would be very foolish not to take a closer look at what we believe. America and Israel are in grave danger from the radicals of Islam and those that are not radical do not seem to care. Other nations don't seem to care as well. We should all be praying for the salvation of America and Israel in two ways. Number one that God will save all of our souls through the blood of Jesus and that America and Israel will come to Christ to be saved. Secondly that God would watch over all of our lives in the troublesome times that are coming.

If you would like to look at a Muslim website that is teaching that 666 is the Quran go to the following link. www.quran666.org/index.html or www.66619.org.
There are moderate Muslims who are tolerant to other religions and can live in peace with them. But the Radical Muslims believe that Islam is to dominate all the other religions of the world.

   

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