Islamic Anti Christ

Did you know that the Second Coming of Jesus and the establishment of His Kingdom is the primary story of the OT prophets? God revealed to them, that His nation Israel, would be restored and it’s enemies defeated. The Messiah, a descendant of King David would rule and reign the universe on this earth, from Jerusalem for one thousand years (Millennium). Moreover, Bible prophecy provides a lot of detail on the last seven years prior to Jesus return – Daniel’s 70th week. It is a time of escalating tribulation – “great tribulation”, when a Satanically empowered individual, labelled the Antichrist, wields immense power, particularly in the Middle East. What this presentation seeks to do, is to examine the biblical evidence for the identity of this prophesied Antichrist and to compare him with the Messiah figure expected by the Muslims – the al Mahdi. If Islam is the religion of the Antichrist then its implications for the church are massive.

Author: Ron Edwards    
Number of slides: 24
File Format: Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation (.pptx)
File Size: 1.6 MB

 

PPS Slide 1

Did you know that the Second Coming of Jesus and the establishment of His Kingdom is the primary story of the OT prophets? God revealed to them, that His nation Israel, would be restored and it’s enemies defeated. The Messiah, a descendant of King David would rule and reign the universe on this earth, from Jerusalem for one thousand years (Millennium). Moreover, Bible prophecy provides a lot of detail on the last seven years prior to Jesus return – Daniel’s 70th week. It is a time of escalating tribulation – “great tribulation”, when a Satanically empowered individual, labelled the Antichrist, wields immense power, particularly in the Middle East. What this presentation seeks to do, is to examine the biblical evidence for the identity of this prophesied Antichrist and to compare him with the Messiah figure expected by the Muslims – the al Mahdi. If Islam is the religion of the Antichrist then its implications for the church are massive.

 

PPS Slide 2

This presentation is based on Joel Richardson’s excellent book Mideast Beast The Case for an Islamic Antichrist. It covers a lot of Scripture and information, sufficient for a one day seminar or a series of sermons. E.g. Sermon 1.  Slides 1-10 Daniel’s Prophesied End Times Empires. Sermon 2. Slides 11 – 17 Gog, Magog & the Antichrist. Sermon 3.Slides 18 – 24. Islam is Anti Christ or Is the Antichrist – Al Mahdi?. For many it will raise a lot of questions. Hopefully, it will prompt you to want to get Joel’s book and study the subject further. Another excellent book revealing the true fourth and fifth Empires is Daniel Revisited: The Four Mideast Sign Posts by Mark Davidson. In these “last days” God is truly “opening up” the vision that he told Daniel would be sealed until the end times. Sadly, much of the church of today is like the Pharisees and Sadducees of Jesus day, there were many prophecies of Jesus first coming and yet they did not get it. Likewise, there are many more prophecies of Jesus second coming and the church is not getting it. Jesus prophesied that in the “last days” there would be a great falling away in the church and we are seeing that happening NOW as churches compromise with the world on morality, His ways and His truth.

PPS Slide 3

A good starting point is Daniel’s dreams. They reveal for us the final empire that will rule during the reign of the Antichrist. We need to acknowledge the Babylonian (Middle East) context of Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. Also, Rome’s brief stint into Mesopotamia was so short and limited it is not really  a candidate for the fourth Empire. The fourth Kingdom would be as strong as Iron – Daniel 2. The fourth is not named and initially was assumed by the early persecuted church to be the Roman empire, but the Islamic Caliphate which became the Ottoman Empire is the only Empire which fully fits the description outlined in Scripture, in terms of the territory it conquered (Islam conquered all the lands previously controlled by the three previous Empires), and the way it conquered – it crushed any nation it conquered, culturally and religiously. The name Islam means “submission”. Rome did not do this to any nation it conquered. In fact, it could be said the Christian Church conquered the Roman Empire under Constantine. Scripture shows the Kingdom of the Antichrist will be largely a ten nation alliance of nations surrounding Israel – Daniel 7 beast (Empire) with ten horns. It will not be global but because of the large Muslim populations in European countries his influence will be global. Also, a divided Empire perfectly describes the Islamic Sunni/Shia divide. “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will be Arab (in Aramaic Arab means mixed), and will thus not remain united just as iron does not mix with clay.” Daniel 2:43 – literal translation.

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