Thursday, June 4, 2009

Will The Antichrist Be A Muslim? Yes Or Maybe

Nathan JonesPDFBy Nathan Jones

Will the Antichrist be a Muslim? Twelve different Bible prophecy experts were asked this question. The following three of the twelve answered "Yes" or "Mabye."


Ray Gano

I actually believe that the Antichrist will be of Hebrew descendent — Hebrew blood — but also practice the Muslim religion, and I use Daniel 11:37 to illustrate this. It talks in there that he shall not regard the god of his fathers in this phrase "god of his fathers," which is always associated to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. In fact, this statement "god of his fathers" is only used five times in Scripture. In every time it is associated to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. So I look at that.

Another thing that I look at is that we learn in Genesis 49:17 the tribe of Dan (these are last day prophecies that Jacob gave to his sons) and it says in Genesis 49:17, "That a serpent shall cause the rider to fall backwards." So, there is possibility that he actually may come out of the tribe of Dan. I also use Revelation 7:1-8 to back this up because this, the chapter where it talks about the 144,000 Dan is not named in the 144,000. So, there is speculation here or there is Scriptural evidence here I believe that shows that he will have Hebrew ancestry.

Yet, on the other side, he will also practice the Muslim religion, because we go to Daniel 11:38 and it says, "He shall honor the god of forces; and the god whom his fathers knew not." And so, he will not regard the god of his fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He will honor the god of forces, or a god of war which I believe is Allah, and it is a god that his fathers knew not. Abraham, Isaac and Jacob did not know about Allah, did not have any conception of Allah.

Another verse that people point to often is showing that he comes from the people of the prince. The verse they use is Daniel 9:26. And, in this, people often say that he comes from Rome. I believe that he comes from the Roman Empire, but I don't believe that he is Italian in descent, which a lot of people are pointing to. There's the Roman Empire. The eastern leg of the Roman Empire comes out of Constantinople, and Constantinople ruled for a 1,000 years after Rome ceded. And, the reason they point to this is the Tenth Legion of Rome that Titus invaded Israel and Jerusalem and overthrew that area in 70 AD. Titus was the only person who was pretty much of Roman descent, but he was an individual, not people plural. There was another individual. His associate's name was Tiberius Julius Alexander and he was actually the general that did all the work. Titus took the glory, Tiberius Julius did the work. Now the interesting thing is Tiberius Julius was actually an Egyptian Jew born in Alexandria. So, again, both of these people are individuals. It's the people of the prince. Well, history tells us the Tenth Legion was basically hired mercenaries, people from the area. That is what Rome always did. Any of the legions that Rome created they usually pulled from the local people right there. So the Tenth legion, who comprised of the Tenth Legion? They were Middle Eastern Arabs, Syrian, Moabites, Edomites — basically the enemies of Israel. Garrisons of the Tenth Legion were stationed in Judea, Samaria, Jerusalem, so forth, at no time were they ever stationed in Rome. It was only when Titus came back in victory when he entered Rome, and so it was the people of the prince, and I am saying that it is the people who invaded Israel and that was the Tenth Legion were the soldiers and not the individuals.

One more point is if he is of Roman or European descent — Italian descent — I question his names in Scripture. He is clearly called "the Assyrian." He is called the "Prince of Tyre." He is called "King of Babylon." He is called the "King Pharaoh of Egypt." These are all Middle Eastern titles, Middle Eastern names, and Middle Eastern places. If he was from either like Italy or Europe or something, why isn't he called the King of Italy, or the Duke of Germany, or the Prince of Rome, or something like that? I tend to read Scripture literally and maintain a basics in literalness and the golden rule of interpretation. I don't just dig into it more. And so, with these names I point to a Middle Eastern side.


Al Gist

I don't think there is sufficient evidence in the Bible to come to that conclusion. I am convinced he will be a Gentile. He will be the last great Gentile leader. The last kingdom will be the revived Roman Empire lead by the Antichrist. And, I think Daniel 2 gives us that time span for the time of the Gentiles, which began with the Babylonian Empire with Nebuchadnezzar and will end with the Antichrist and his Empire. So, I believe that he is the last great Gentile leader, but to say that he is a Muslim Gentile, I don't think we have enough evidence to say that positively.

One problem I have with that idea is the thought the Antichrist when he commits the abomination of desolation will sit in the Temple in Jerusalem and claim to be God. I just can't quite see a Muslim sitting in the Temple claiming to be Allah. I think that's a stretch and I just don't see it. So, I have my doubts about that. I think there is some evidence that he could possible be Syrian. And from that perspective, because Syria is mostly Muslim, I guess there is that possibility. I also believe the Muslims will have a large role to play in the Last Days events and wars. But I really wouldn't say positively that he's going to be Muslim, only that he would be a Gentile.


Phillip Goodman

I don't think it makes any difference and here is why, because the Antichrist during the initial stage of his rise is going to partner with all the religions of the world. And he is going to be part of the great harlot system. At that point, no Muslim would do that; no Jew would do that who were orthodox. He is not official revealed as the Antichrist until the abomination of desolation and that is what the Lord says in Matthew 24:15 and Paul confirms it in Second Thessalonians. At that point, he rejects all the religions of the world. He rejects the gods of his fathers according to Daniel 11 and he exalts himself and magnifies himself above every so called god. So, in other words, there is no possible way he could be a Muslim, of course, and put Allah beneath his feet, which he will be doing at that point. He will exalt himself above every so called god including the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. So, he is going to be unique in that respect in all of history. Antiochus Epiphanies the strongest type of the Antichrist magnified himself to the extent that he claimed to be God manifest, but he didn't put himself above all gods. He put the god Jupiter in the temple and was a strong type of Antichrist, but this guy is unique in all of history.

So, where he comes from is the real question. Is he going to come from the area of Muslims, or where the Jews are? It is my belief that he will come from the Middle East. He will arise there. I think the Biblical evidence points in that direction. But, the time he is revealed he is not going to be a Muslim. He's not going to be a Jew. He is going to proclaim himself to be God and not identify with any other god. He is going to reject all the other gods.


This Q&A can also be watched on Christ in Prophecy.

In the next article, the remaining nine who were asked "Will the Antichrist be a Muslim?" will give their reasons why they answered "No."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

The following is an excerpt of Jack Kinsella's current Omega Letter where he comments on BHO's speech:

After talking for almost an hour about the importance of Islam and the role of religion in general, Obama admitted his faith isn't in the Bible, or the Koran, or the Torah. Or, apparently, in God. Or Allah.

It is in other people.

"This truth transcends nations and peoples – a belief that isn't new; that isn't black or white or brown; that isn't Christian, or Muslim or Jew. It's a belief that pulsed in the cradle of civilization, and that still beats in the heart of billions. It's a faith in other people, and it's what brought me here today."

Humanism? New Age?

Anonymous said...

PS I'm not saying BHO is the AC! Just noting the trend towards Humanism and even the god of self.

son of thunder said...

Anon, it's that kind of thinking that has me convinced that the AC can't be Muslim. With everything revolving around the god of self, Islam (as well as Christianity) would be [is?] considered too dogmatic and exclusivist.

hartdawg said...

thunder. an ecxellent point you made a few months back against ant-christ being a muslem was revelation 9:21 "and they did not repent of their sexual immorality, sorceries (thats drug use) murders and thefts" i dont see muslems behaving like that.

son of thunder said...

Wow. You remember that, hartdawg?

Billy said...

On Sean Hannity's radio program with guest Dick Morris, both were speculating on what Israel should do about Iran's nuclear capability.

Both agreed Israel should attack Iran's nuke sites, without U.S. help if necessary, and deal with the aftermath later, which would probably result in an all out Arab invasion ending up in a massive victory for Israel.

I have no idea if Hannity and/or Morris know anything about Bible prophecy but whether they knew it or not they were describing what was been described on this site quite often. It sent chills down my spine to listen to this Bible prophecy being discussed on a nationwide broadcast listened to by millions...and how many of those listening were aware they were hearing prophecy?

This incident is another bit of evidence that the end is right around the corner!

son of thunder said...

I don't know about Morris, but I know Sean Hannity is a devout Catholic which means (no offence) that the odds are good he doesn't know about the prophecies concerning Persia.

But it is kinda wierd listening to people talk about these things like it's a surprise or something completely new, and many of us have known about it for years. It happens to me all the time. I'll be watching the news and they'll say something concerning Russia or Iran or Israel and I'll be like, "Old news. What else have you got?"

Mitchell said...

hartdawg wrote, "thunder. an ecxellent point you made a few months back against ant-christ being a muslem was revelation 9:21 "and they did not repent of their sexual immorality, sorceries (thats drug use) murders and thefts" i dont see muslems behaving like that"

Here is Rev 9:21: "And they did not repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts."

Their Murders -- Islam condones the murdering of non-Muslims and in fact the Qur'an commands to kill them in Jihad to protect and promote Islam. Surah 4:89,91 "They long that ye should disbelieve even as they disbelieve, that ye may be upon a level (with them). So choose not friends from them till they forsake their homes in the way of Allah; if they turn back (to enmity) then take them and kill them wherever ye find them... If they keep not aloof from you nor offer you peace nor hold their hands, then take them and kill them wherever ye find them. Against such We have given you clear warrant." Surah 5:33a, "The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger (Muhammad) and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed ..." Surah 9:11, "... they shall fight in the way of Allah and shall slay and be slain...". Islam even permits suicide bombings to kill innocents. What we call illegitimate and murder -- the murdering of men, women and children -- they will call legitimate resistance in the cause of Allah.

"Sorceries" - the Greek word translated as "sorceries" is translated as "witch craft" and "magic arts" in other translations. The word is "pharmakeia" (G5331) and it is where we get the word "pharmacy" from. However, this does not mean that it must therefore be referring to the use or administering of drugs or 'casting spells'. This word is also used metaphorically to mean "the deceptions and seductions of idolatry". The immediate context deals specifically with blatant idolatry that they did not repent of. Therefore, I think what we have here is the fact that they did not turn away from the deceptions and seductions of such abominations -- things such as The Black Stone for instance, or even the Qur'an itself.

- Con't

Mitchell said...

- Con't

Their Sexual Immorality -- Not only does Islam permit men to have up to four wives, Islam permits the taking of women as concubines against their will. They are permitted to have sex with, rape, and even impregnate women whom they have captured in war. In Zechariah 14:2 we read that "... The city will be taken, the houses plundered, and the women raped. Half the population will be taken away into captivity, and half will be left among the ruins of the city." Women have no value in Islam.

Their Thefts -- We don't have to look far to see what Islamic nations today want to take, and it is one of the things that they will try to do at Armageddon -- steal and divide the "Beautiful Land" from God Almighty. They believe that Israel has no right to exist, and that the land belongs to Muslims. Daniel 11:39, referring to Armageddon, says "Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for gain." I have no doubt that during the battle they will take what they please, when ever and where ever they can as. Booty in Islam is permissible and encouraged.

"The number of rapes committed by Muslim immigrants in Western nations are so extremely high that it is difficult to view them only as random acts of individuals. It resembles warfare. Muhammad himself had forced sex (rape) with several of his slave girls/concubines. This is perfectly allowed, both in the sunna and in the Koran. If you postulate that many of the Muslims in Europe view themselves as a conquering army and that European women are simply war booty, it all makes perfect sense and is in full accordance with Islamic law. Western women are not so much regarded by most Muslims as individuals, but as 'their women,' the women who 'belong' to hostile Infidels. They are booty, to be taken, just as the land of the Infidels someday will drop, it is believed, into Muslim hand. This is not mere crime, but ideologically-justified crime or rather, in Muslim eyes, attacks on Infidels scarcely qualify as crime..."

http://www.geocities.com/arabracismandislamicjihad/TreatingWomen.html

Mitchell said...

There are numerous Bible scholars, theologians, commentators, teachers, pastors throughout history and a growing number today today who believe that Islam will play a significant role in these Last Days.

John Wesley - In his great work Doctrine of Original Sin, commented on Daniel 2 that the iron teeth closely match Islam. (Works, 1841)

Hilaire Belloc (1938) - Foresaw Islam's rise to threaten Christianity "Will not perhaps the temporal power of Islam [will] return … I cannot but believe that a main unexpected thing of the future is the return of Islam."

Gregory Palamus of Thessalonica (1354) - Gregory Palamus interprets Jesus' declaration that "The time will come, that whosoever kills you will think that he does God a service" (John 16:2) to be the Islamic persecution.

Josiah Litch (1840) - In his Fall of the Ottoman Roman Empire, interpreted Revelation as the ushering in of Islam: "There is so general an agreement among Christians, especially protestant commentators, that the subject of this prediction is Mahommedism [Islam]." He even described the magnitude of Islam's role as Antichrist to the extent of calling it the "general agreement among Christians, especially protestant commentators."

Cyril of Jerusalem (315-368 A.D) -- In his Divine Institutes, and before the advent of Islam, Cyril believed that Antichrist will proceed forth from the region of ancient Syria, which today extends from Syria well into portions of Asia Minor (Turkey).

John of Damascus (676-749) -- In his famous book, Against Heresies associated Islam as forerunner of Antichrist.

Chuck Missler - Acknowledges that the "eastern leg" of the Roman Empire outlasted the "western leg" by a thousand years, and that there is significant Scriptural evidence pointing to an Islamic, Middle Eastern Antichrist.

There are numerous others that could be mentioned, such as Martin Luther (1483–1546), John Calvin (1509-1564), Jonathan Edwards (1703-1758) and others that saw Islam and Middle Eastern nations playing a significant role in Last Days prophecy. Moreover, many former Muslims who convert to Christianity often recognize telltale signs of Islam in Bible prophecies concerning Antichrist and the Last Days.