Dr. John MacArthur Now Teaches the ‘Islamic End-Time Paradigm’, not the ‘Revived Roman Empire’
Daniel 12:4, “But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
Some teachers of Bible prophecy still stubbornly insist that the number one persecutor of Christians will suddenly become a “Revived Roman Empire”. Does it stand to reason that the immense rising tide of Christian persecution we are seeing perpetrated by Islamic extremism today — an anti-Semitic and anti-Christian ideology and set of religious laws that has taken nearly 1400 years to expand to where it has today — will one day and without warning be eclipsed by the rule of some adored, charismatic leader of a yet-to-be-seen new-and-improved European Union virtually overnight?
Though I would argue against the idea of a ’7 year tribulation’ that some teachers still ascribe to, it is good to see more and more pastors such as John MacArthur beginning to teach the “Islamic End-Time Paradigm” and not the traditional “Revived Roman Empire” position. Eyes are being opened, and prophetic knowledge is increasing indeed …
Excerpt: “As you get to the end of human history and you get into the period of time of the tribulation, there is a specific fulfillment of this prophecy that I want you to understand, and it has to do with Islam. Most people think of Islam as an utterly distinct religion from Christianity with no connection to Christianity … there are many religions that have no connections to Christianity … The Muslim ‘Jesus’ plays a crucial role in Islamic eschatology … the Muslims have an eschatology, in other words they have a ‘theology of the end’ [and] they know where they’re going according to their writings … let me describe the Muslim ‘Jesus’ to you …”
Update: Looks like YouTube now believes that the truth about radical Islam should be called “hate speech.” Feel free to download the MP3 here and listen to Dr. John MacArthur’s full sermon. The truth may set you free, even if it offends YouTube.
For those interested in this topic, you may also be interested in some of the articles listed on the Theology and Eschatology page, particularly:
- What is the War of Gog-Magog?
- A Few Simple Questions for Muslim Visitors
- Antichrist: Leader of a One-World Government?
- Unsealed: A Closer Look At Revelation 6 And The Four Horsemen Of The Apocalypse
- Can An Islamic Antichrist Present Himself As God, Yet Remain A Servant Of ‘Allah’?
- The Mark of the Beast – What Your Church May Not Be Telling You
- The People of the Prince to Come: A Roman-European Antichrist?
Update 2: Another video is here that YouTube didn’t remove … yet: