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-“The Islamic Antichrist”

by Dr. D ~

By Joel Richardson (Los Angeles: WND Books, 2009, 280 pages)

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Christians are looking forward to the Second Coming of Jesus Christ. Unfortunately the scriptures tells us that a world leader is going to come on the scene first and establish One World Government, economy, and religion. The scriptures indicate that he will be a pseudo messiah and will be supported by some kind of false prophet.

Muslims are also looking forward to the coming of their own Messiah referred to as The Mahdi. Along with the Mahdi they believe that Jesus- called Isa will return as his prophet and support him in establishing Muslim rule over the entire world and economy, and the establishment of Islam as the only legal world religion.

Joel Richardson compares these two end time views and shows how closely compatible they truly are. It is his conclusion that the Muslim Mahdi could end up being one and the same historical figure that Christians refer to as Antichrist and the Muslim Jesus –Isa could end up being the figure known as the False Prophet foretold in the Christian scriptures.

It is a valuable book whether or not you accept his conclusions or not. Richardson goes into detail quoting the Quran and other authoritative Muslim writings concerning their view of the end times. I found it helpful in understanding what is happening on the world scene today with the rise of radical Islam as a threat to Western civilization and the entire world.

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4 Responses to -“The Islamic Antichrist”

  1. Dolph

    Just finished re-reading Richardson’s book and as a student of Bible prophesy for over 30 years I find his conclusions very credable and exciting. With the dramatic rise of Islam in recent years one must reconcider the EEC theory for the origins of the Antichrist. Ishmeal, Essau and Islam are Israel’s natural nemesis and Islam’s prophetic literature includes a Messiah figure and False Prophet that match the players in the Book of Revelation. Dolph

  2. Dr. D

    Thanks Dolph,
    I agree entirely with your assessment. It has caused me to re-visit all of my eschatological assumptions.

  3. Dolph

    Dr.D, Have you given any thought to the “near miss” re. Daniel’s Assyrian being the future Antichrist vs. the Muslim’s belief of their prophet Jesus coming from Damascus? Perhaps Daniel is referring to the same spirit that was in Antiochus Epiphanes will be in Islam’s coming prophet, Jesus!? In any case, it isn’t Antichrist to Antichrist, if you know what I mean. Even if this isn’t a perfect match it doesn’t change my opinion that Richardson’s theory is far superior to the, now outdated, Revised Roman Empire theory.

  4. D. Edward Donaldson

    Being a student of the Bible since 1978, and an in depth student and writer of end time events, I find all of the opinions expressed here to be right in live with the Scriptures. Most people completely miss the true meaning of the name “Antichrist”, as it really means just WHAT it says. This man who will come upon the world scene will obtain his kingdom with flatteries and lying deceits. The very nature of this man will be AGAINST everything pertaining the Jesus Christ and His Church, for he will be anti Christ; thus his infamous name. Now look at the pure nature of Islam. The word “Islam” means “submission”, and this “submission” is none other than COMPLETE submission to Allah, and Mohammed his prophet. Anything else cannot, and will not be tolerated Every day one can observe from the acts perpetrated by Islamists across the world, it is their intent to drive out and eliminate any other religion than their own. This is the SPIRIT of Anti Christ as written of by John in 1Jn 2:18 Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1Jn 2:22 Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. 1Jn 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 2Jn 1:7 For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist.
    You see it is a spirit, and that same spirit dwells within the hearts of every Muslim, for it is taught by their Quran that it is the duty and obligation of every Islamic believer to stamp out everyone who would resist their demonic, spiritual conquest of this world. It is this spirit which will usher in the persecution of the church in the last three and one half years of the seven year reign of the man whom the church will identify as “The Antichrist”. Read meditate Daniel 12:10-12: DO NOT rely on the teaching of seminaries and denominational doctrine, for in the 11th and twelfth verses is found a 45 day period taking place on planet earth in which I believe the Jesus will rapture his church, and after that the wrath of God will be poured out upon the kingdom of the Antichrist. For what it is worth, that is my belief. God bless you all.

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