Monday, May 16, 2011

The Antichrist Series Chapter One - Allah

The Antichrist Series

Chapter One - Allah

By de Andréa

“Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand—a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn leading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was in ancient times nor ever will be in ages to come.”

Joel 2:1-2 NIV

The signs seam to appear on the front pages almost daily and yet few are even making a connection between what is presently happening and what is to come.

I wonder how different things would be if the American administration had even a somewhat ‘cloudy’ crystal ball to see into the future of world events. What would we be doing different for example with regard to our policy in the Middle East? Ah! But we do have a crystal ball; it’s called Biblical Prophecy, and the Bible is full of it. Twenty five percent of the Christian Bible is devoted to Eschatology (the study of end time’s prophecy) “…a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness.” Said Joel, even though this is a glimpse of what is to come, does it mean that all of us will experience the worst of the tribulation; does the entire west for example fall to the oppression of the antichrist? Isn’t this warning of prophecy designed to cause us to prepare, make good choices not just as individuals but as a country? I don’t believe we have to become a totally oppressed people if we heed the prophecies of God. Don’t you think God showed us these prophecies so that we could prepare and avoid at least some of the worst of the tribulation? I believe that is part of God’s gift of prophecy and the freewill to choose. I have a question for you: When did Noah build his boat? Answer: Before the flood. Why? Because God told him to. Noah still had the choice of freewill, but he chose to prepare as God strongly suggested. God has given us a plethora of eschatological prophecies and yet we remain confused, ignorant, or as in some rare and extreme cases in a state of panic. No the earth is not going to end this month.

Sadly even among the Christian church there are few who seem to be able to discern what the prophecies mean. My hope is in this thesis I will be able to address some of the misconceptions, myths and misunderstandings of this prophetic reality.

A little about my background regarding this subject --- First I am not a college educated Christian or Islamic theologian. (That might be a good thing) I have however been a Christian Fundamentalist for more that fifty years, with a solid background in Biblical teaching. I have occasionally been like others have, down the wrong road and learned from my experience. As for Islam, I have more than twenty years of Islamic studies behind me. I pray that this study will open eyes and contribute to the understanding of those who haven’t a clue of who or what Islam is, as well as those who already are both watchful and discerning of Biblical prophecy.

An abundance of ignorance

There is plenty of ignorance to go around, Ignorance of both Christian and Islamic prophecy. As I have previously stated, I want it understood in no uncertain terms that I believe Allah, the god of Islam, is the angelic being created by God whose name was originally Lucifer the angel of light. Moreover at the time of the deception of Eve approximately 6000 years ago he was known as Satan the angel of darkness and throughout history has been known by several names such as Beelzebub, the Devil, the Demon from Hell, and several other terms of endearment. But have you ever thought of Satan as the god of this Earth? Or his new name Allah the god of Islam? Probably not.

I will briefly address the statement that Satan or Allah is god of this Earth as well as the god of Islam. One must stand in a certain place to see this unfold. In the interest of time I am going to assume one already knows the origin of Satan. After the creation of this earth, Lucifer the angel of light whose name was then Satan the angel of darkness, proceeded to take God’s creation away from Him, first by deceiving Eve and Adam, then by the continual deception of humanity right up until the Great Flood. Remember Noah and his family? That was approximately 2000 years after Adam and Eve and God the creator of everything was God of Noah and his family, but Satan on the other hand was god of all the rest of mankind. While I will not pretend to know exactly how many people were on the earth at the time of the great flood, I do think it would be safe to say a few million, more importantly, none of them knew who Jehovah God the real Creator was, except the family of Noah. Satan was god to all the rest; hence God destroyed his creation and all of Satan’s followers with a violent flood.

Satan was out of a job

Satan had to start all over again after the flood; all of his followers had perished. By the time of Christ, again plus or minis two thousand years later, Satan had again gathered a considerable following, including the deception of the majority of the Jews. After the birth of Christ, Satan tried but failed to have Him killed, using King Herod as an instrument of death because he/Satan knew that Jesus would be the salvation of man. When a few thousand of the Jews called Messianic Jews chose to believe that Jesus Christ was in fact their long awaited Messiah he/Satan tried to have ‘them’ killed. Christianity was born because of the deception of the Jews, and for 600 years Satan did everything he could to have all the Christians exterminated. Nazism in the 1930’s and 40’s was later used by Satan in the failed attempt to exterminate the rest of the J ews. But in the year 610 AD Satan knew he had to counter Christianity and Judaism with a religion of his very own, and with Satan’s hand pick prophet Mohammad, Islam was born out of Hell, and Satan’s name now became Allah the angel of Death. If you have any doubts about this, I suggest that you buy a Quran and a Hadith and discover for yourself that Islamic theocracy is a paradoxical opposite of the Christianity. There is nothing more opposed to God than Allah and there is nothing more Anti-Christ than Islam.

If Christians are ignorant of Biblical eschatology then just think how much more ignorant they are about Islamic eschatology. A few Christians are aware that in Islam as in Christianity there is an expectation that in the last days Jesus will return from heaven. While this may excite some Christians who see this as an opportunity to build bridges, this is truly meant to deceive, remember the content of the Quran originated with Satan. Unless one regularly communicates with Muslims or has an in-depth knowledge of Islam one most certainly would be deceived by this.

This study is designed to compare Christian eschatology with Islamic eschatology and then overlay the findings on current events. Only you can decide if this interpretation of prophecy is a current and future reality.

But beyond an academic and theological study, this thesis will hopefully be a wake up call to many who will realize that the future of the Christian Church as well as the entire world and the future of Islam are spiritually and divinely interwoven by the foreknowledge of God.

The primary goal of Satan ‘is’ and always has been to be god of this earth, and to achieve that goal, he will raise up two men, the Antichrist and the False Prophet, as his primary instruments to deceive the inhabitants of the earth. How do you suppose Satan is planning to use the nearly two billion Muslims in the world in this deception? Will Islam the world’s largest monotheistic religion also undergo persecution along with Christians and Jews as they resist the Antichrist together? Or will Islam the religion that deceptively prides itself in resisting any form of idolatry, simply submit to a demonic false religious leader without putting up a fight? For a long time I wondered about this Issue, but as my knowledge of Islamic theology and theocracy became clear the answers to this and other questions became obvious. Remember the Bible says we shall ‘have’ the mind of Christ.

This short thesis is an attempt to share with you what I have learned about Islam regarding this subject over the past twenty or so years. I will try to establish what I believe is the primary vehicle Satan will use to fulfill the prophecies of the Bible about the future of the antichrist that will overwhelm the entire world prior to the second coming of Jesus Christ.

Watch for the next in “The Antichrist Series” Chapter two - World Domination

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