Wednesday, August 28, 2013 , Posted by Zeeda Andrews at 11:17 AM
The Bible teaches that in the end times directly preceding the return of Jesus Christ an evil empire will rise to power. Referred to as “the beast”, this empire is characterized as an antichrist worship movement that aims to impose its rule, its law, and its god onto the inhabitants of the earth.
According to Scripture, this satanically inspired governing system will persecute Christians and Jews—forcing all to submit to its brand of worship – while eliminating those who will not.
There is only one entity that has ever fit the Bible’s highly specific profile of the beast. It is the all-in-one religious and governing system known as “Islam.” The Antichrist of the Bible will not be a Christian, a Jewish leader. He will be a Muslim leader that is clearly the son of perdition that brings the evil in.
At his direction, a confederacy of Islamic nations will go to war against Israel, her supporters, and ultimately against God Himself. This is not a fanciful scenario cooked up by those who would arbitrarily paint the “bogeyman” of our day as the Antichrist.
It’s all in the Bible. In fact, the religion of Islam itself – through not mentioned by name – is alluded to throughout the Bible.
This has gone largely unrecognized by the Church, however as most Westerners unfamiliar with the uniquely defining characteristics of Islam fail to recognize the obvious clues. To this end we’re going to walk through a list of very specific “beast attributes” as recorded in the Bible and demonstrate how each and every one of them points directly at Islam as the end-times “beast religion.”
According to the Bible, the beast will rise from the lands once ruled by the Babylonians, Persian and Greek Empires. (Dan. 7:3-7, Rev. 13:2) Today these same lands are ruled by exclusively Muslim nations.
According to the Bible, the beast is associated with a “false prophet.” (Rev. 19:20, 20:10). The religion of Islam was founded by the self-proclaimed “prophet” Muhammad.
The beast uses beheading as a preferred method of execution. (Rev. 20:4). In today’s civilized world there is only one governing entity that sanctions beheading as a principal method of execution.
Beheading is not a new practice within Islam.
It is the very heritage of Islam. And no wonder Allah himself prescribed it in the Quran. “When ye encounter the infidels, strike off their heads.” (Surah 47:4)
The Bible says the beast gets his power from Satan. (Rev. 13:2). In Isaiah 14, the Hebrew phrase used for Lucifer is “Heylal Ben Shahar.” Hilal, or Heylal, translates simply as “Lucifer” (also known as the “morning star”). Saharon, comes from the root “shar,” which means “crescent moon.” Thus, Lucifer’s name, “Heylal Ben Shahar,” actually means “morning star/crescent moon.”
The “crescent moon and star” is the primary symbol of Islam; it is found on the flags of most Muslim countries and on the tops of mosques and minarets everywhere.
Has Lucifer managed to place his “name” on the peak of virtually every Muslim center the world over? If so perhaps this is the typical act of haughtiness and of course, completely befitting of one who aspires to be worshipped as “god.”
According to the Bible, the beast utterly rejects the Christian doctrine that God has a Son and that Jesus is that Son. (1 John 2:22-23)
The Muslim view of Jesus is summed up in these declarations inscribed on the walls of the world’s most famous Islamic mosques…”Jesus son of Mary was only a Messenger of God.” “God has no Son. It is Blasphemy to Say He Has Taken a Son.” If that doesn’t qualify as “anti-Christ,” then nothing does.
The beast speaks great “blasphemies” against God. (Rev. 13:5, 6)
The “Shahada” is the defining phrase, or slogan, of Islam. It is recited as “There is no god but Allah and Muhammad is his messenger.”
In one brief slogan the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus Christ, are Replaced by Allah and his prophet, Muhammad. I suppose you could call that blasphemy.
According to the Bible, the beast conceals his true nature behind a peaceful façade. (Rev. 13:11). How often have you heard this slogan in the years since 9/11?
Sorry, I’m not buying it. The truth is that Islam and “jihad” lay at the root of the vast majority of violence and conflict playing out around the globe today. And as a result, the perfect segue into our next “beast attribute.”
The Bible says the beast worships a “god of fortresses,” or a god of war. (Dan. 11:38)
In Allah’s own words….”fight and kill the disbelievers wherever you find them, take them captive, torture them, and lie in wait and ambush them using every stratagem of war.” (Surah 9:5). By many accounts, the Quran contains no less than 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers.
Muslims who do not join in the fight are called “hypocrites” and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not battle the enemy alongside their fellow Muslims. Allah is indeed a god of war! If you ever begin to doubt this, just turn on the evening news.
According to the Bible, the beast has no regard for the “desire[s] of women.” (Dan. 11:37). Nowhere in the world are women held in lower regard than in Muslim countries. In some strict Muslim societies they are not permitted to leave the house unless fully covered and accompanied by a male relative.
They are subject to “honor killings” for crimes such as “immoral behavior.” They are barred from employment and forbidden to attend school. They are routinely beaten, raped or abused then denied equal justice. Not surprising considering that in legal matters their testimony is valued at only half that of a man’s. I could go on but a picture is worth a thousand words.
The Bible says the beast intends to replace established laws with his own version of law. (Dan. 7:25). The goal of Islam is to implement Sharia (Islamic) Law worldwide. And yet we’ve only scratched the surface. There are literally dozens of other such parallels that point to Islam and only Islam as the beast religion.
Incredibly all of those “beast attributes” were recorded by the Hebrew Prophets at least 500 years before the religion of Islam existed. Ponder if you will.
Prophecy scholars have for centuries talked about the coming of a world-dominating demonically inspired “one world religion” or “false church” A few of them are still waiting for it to appear.
To those observers I can only say. Don’t look now but this world-dominating “false church” is here and has been dominating the Middle East for centuries.
Today the growing chaos in Muslim countries the call for new leadership and the toppling of one dictator after another tells us that the region is on the verge of re-birthing the beast in its final “revived” form.
According to the Bible, ten like-minded “kings” are going to form a confederacy (Rev. 17:12-14). Soon after the formation of this confederacy a principal figure will emerge. (Dan. 7:24) I believe it is Barrack Obama.
The Bible describes him as a religious, military and political figure who presents a peaceful façade, but whose ultimate agenda will center on killing those who refuse to convert to his religion. (Rev. 13:15).
Discerning Christians will recognize this man as the Antichrist. Jesus is returning very soon.
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