Islam, Rome, The Antichrist and The False Prophet
It is interesting
to witness the strange parallels taking
place within prophetic events as they gradually move toward their
predicted conclusion in these days. Take the Middle East for
example. We see the Jewish people restored to their ancient
homeland as prophesied for these days prior to the return of the
Lord Jesus Christ.
Yet from the outset she has been under attack from the nations
surrounding her. Also the Western nations, which in the main
voted for her re-birth in November 1947 at the United Nations,
have over the years shown their anti-Semitism toward her as
revealed in the monumental work by John Loftus and Mark Aarons
"The Secret War Against the Jews." This book reveals how Western governments have outwardly
supported Israel yet have, behind the scenes, sought her demise.
Radical Islam with its Shaheeds (Martyrs) for Allah and his cause
have continued to kill themselves and spill Jewish blood whenever
possible in an attempt to weaken the resolve of the Israelis and
bring an end to the "Zionist State." Israel responds by singling
out those who help prepare and encourage suicide bombers in their
filthy work of death and carnage.
Yet when this happens we witness the almost unbelievable. The
United Nations says nothing of the Islamic murderers but loudly
condemns Israel for killing those responsible for the planning of
these atrocities. Islam demands that all lands and people that
have been under Islamic control must be returned to Islam. Islam
sees only two sets of people in the world. "Dar-el-harrb" and
"Dar-elsalam." The House of War and the House of Peace. If you
are a Muslim you belong to the House of Peace. If you are not a
Muslim and are not willing to become one, you belong to the House
Israel sits on land which according to Islam was once Islamic
property. Therefore it must be returned to Allah. Be aware this
is also the case for parts of Europe which were once under
Islamic control from Spain to Vienna. Islamic supporters have
publicly said Islam will rule the world. Israel simply wants her
little bit of Promised Land. But the West condemns Israel,
appeases Islam and thinks everything will be still right. That is
exactly what Islam wants the West to think
Islam is on an evangelistic march. Today she is winning
converts and friends as never before. More Mosques are being
built today in the UK than churches as Westerners succumb to the
teachings of Islam and convert, sometimes even accepting the
traditional way of dressing.
Indeed Islam is very willing to put up a front of peaceful
co-existence until such time as she is numerically or militarily
strong enough to literally wipe Israel off the map. Hamas will, I
am sure, eventually come to the negotiating table with Israel as
did Arafat and the PLO. But as with Arafat, it will be simply a
ruse, a stop to put the West and Israel back to sleep until Hamas
and their co-conspirators are ready to launch a final attack upon
It will fail as all other wars against Israel have failed,
because the god of Islam is not the God of the Bible. The god of
Islam is a desert deity, being originally one of 360 tribal gods
in Mecca. Mohammed and his followers came to Mecca and destroyed
all the gods but Allah the moon god, hence the crescent moon
above the minarets on Islamic mosques. Allah even married and had
three daughters. He married the sun goddess. Although he had
three daughters, the god of Islam has never had a son as the
"O people of the Scripture! Do not exaggerate in your religion
nor utter aught concerning Allah save the truth. The Messiah,
Jesus son of Mary, was only a messenger of Allah, and His word
which he conveyed unto Mary, and a spirit [sic.] from Him. So
believe in Allah and His messengers and say not
‘Three’ - Cease! (it is better for you! - Allah is
only one god. Far is it removed from His transcendent majesty
that He should have a son...The Messiah will never scorn to be a
slave unto Allah." Quran [004.171 ]
Incredibly both religious and political leaders in the West
attempt to convince the world that the followers of Islam worship
the same god as the Jews and the Christians. They would also try
to tell us Islam is a religion of peace. While many followers of
Islam are law abiding peo ple wanting nothing more than a quiet
life, it is also true that almost every nation in the world today
that is experiencing internal strife, war, bloodshed and
persecution is a nation ruled by Islam or in which Islam is
attempting to take control.
And it is coming closer to the sleepy West each day. Something
will soon burst upon the world scene that will change the planet
forever. Many believe a war is coming between Islam and the West.
And many New Agers etc, believe that from the ruins of this war
will step a man Christians call Antichrist. The people expecting
him with gladness call him the New Age Christ, or "Maitreya."
Antichrist will rule the planet alongside his religious
partner known in scripture as the false prophet (Rev. 13). But
they will both meet their end at the return of Jesus when He
comes with His saints to rule from Jerusalem.
Islam believes the Imam Mahdi is coming. He is an Islamic
version of the Jewish Messiah. It is said he is alive today.
According to Islamic tradition he will rule for 7 years with
Jesus, at the end of which both he and Jesus will kill the Jews
and all the Christians. Now turn the coin over.
I see a parallel in the spiritual Gentile world. Until the
Reformation all of the world was Roman Catholic. Luther, Zwingli
and other heroes of the Protestant Reformation put an end to
Rome’s religious stranglehold on humanity.
Like Islam and its attitude toward Israel, Rome wants
Protestantism to die. Since the Reformation she has tried to win
back the rebels and the ground she has lost. She has used the
rack, the thumbscrew, the stake and war.
Like Islam, which offers immediate entry to Paradise to those
who sacrifice themselves for Allah, Rome offered the same thing
to any who could enter England and kill Queen Elizabeth I.
Like Islam, Rome says she is the only way to God. True
salvation is to be found nowhere outside of the Roman Catholic
Like Islam, Roman Catholicism is not only a political
movement, but a spiritual movement as well. The Roman Catholic
Church has its own Ambassadors in nations around the world. And
Rome’s Ambassadors take precedence over all others.
Like Islam, Rome’s version of salvation is not found
within the pages of the Holy Bible.
Like Islam, Rome is seeking ways to regain all she has lost
and to sit as queen of the spiritual if not the physical
Like Islam, Rome is winning converts and friends as never
before from Protestantism. Those who do not become outright Roman
Catholics attempt to convince Christians that the Catholic Church
has changed and is a religion of peace and biblical truth.
It may not go to war as it did in days gone by, but Rome is
using the velvet glove rather than the iron fist. And Rome will
seem to win as she convinces Christians, sadly Charismatics
especially, that she is a Christian denomination.
And Rome and Islam are friends: "But the plan of
salvation also includes those who acknowledge the Creator, in the
first place among whom are the Muslims: these profess to hold the
faith of Abraham, and together with us they adore the one,
merciful God, mankind’s judge on the last day." (Second
Vatican Council, Lumen Gentium 16, November 21,
Both have eyes for Jerusalem. Muslims believe it is the third
holiest place on earth. They believe Mohammed ascended into the
air on a white horse from the Temple Mount. Many Roman Catholics
believe as Jerusalem is the Holy City over which Jesus is
rightful king, so the Pope as Christ’s representative on
earth should perhaps rule from Jerusalem instead of Rome.
How interesting, then to take note in these days of prophetic
fulfilment, the New Agers look for the Maitreya; the Muslims
believe their Imam Mahdi will appear soon and rule from
Jerusalem; the Roman Catholic church, in some quarters, believes
the Pope should rule from Jerusalem; The Jewish people believe
the Messiah is coming soon and the Christians believe a false
Messiah and a false Prophet will soon rule from Jerusalem.
Could it be, that the Imam Mahdi will appear, or someone
claiming to be him, alongside the Roman Catholic Pope in an
effort to bring all faiths together as one?
We wait with bated breath and look up, for our redemption is
Bob Mitchell is an itinerant speaker who lives in the UK.
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