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Antichrist: Leader Of A One-World Government?


By ICA

Many Christians today believe that when Antichrist is revealed the world will suddenly experience some form of global governance virtually overnight, controlled by a man who will be worshiped as God himself.  Although there are a few verses in Scripture that may appear to give credence to the idea that the entire earth will be overcome by the last-days Antichrist at first glance, the whole of Scripture supports neither the idea of a “One World Government” (OWG) ruled by Antichrist, nor the idea of an end-of-days leader who controls literally every last nation on the earth.

Many popular teachers of Biblical eschatology who support the idea of a OWG and Antichrist who controls the political and religious dictates of all the nations of the world will agree, at the very least, that the last portion of Daniel 11 from verses 36 and beyond all refer to the final years leading up to the Second Coming of Christ.  What they fail to consider, however, are the following questions that should be obvious to anyone who holds to both of these positions:

  • If Antichrist’s rule is literally global, why are other resistor nations waging war against Antichrist and why is Antichrist also waging wars? (Daniel 11:39-45).
  • How can “all” mean literally “all” if even one nation — for example Jordan — is able to “escape his hand” (Dan 11:41)?
  • If Antichrist rules the entire world, why be so worried about news coming out of the east and the north (Dan 11:44)?

Many will point to certain verses and take from those specific verses the idea that Antichrist rules the entire literal earth. For example:

Rev 13:8,All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast – all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.”

Zechariah 14:2, “For I will gather all nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity…”

But are the verses above referring to literally every single person upon the earth, and to literally all nations in the world? To answer this question we must first take a closer look at Scripture to determine whether “all” must always be understood in a literal, universal sense. To begin, let us carefully consider the following:

Luke 2:1-3, “And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that ALL the world should be taxed. (And this taxing was first made when Cyrenius was governor of Syria.) And ALL went to be taxed, every one into his own city.”

Mark 1:5, “And there went out unto him ALL the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were ALL baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.”

Daniel 2:36-38, “This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king. You, O king, are the king of kings. The God of heaven has given you dominion and power and might and glory; in your hands he has placed mankind and the beasts of the field and the birds of the air. Wherever they live, he has made you ruler over them ALL. You are that head of gold.”

Ezra 1:2, “Thus saith Cyrus king of Persia, The LORD Elohim of heaven hath given me ALL the kingdoms of the earth;”

Romans 10:18, “But I say, Have they not heard? Yes verily, their sound went into ALL the earth, and their words unto the ends of the world.”

Using a bit of common sense we already know the answers to the following questions, but in light of the verses above let’s ask the obvious: Did Caesar literally tax the whole world? Did every last man, woman and child in Judea and Jerusalem get baptized in the Jordan River? Did Nebuchadnezzar or Cyrus literally rule over the entire earth, ruling over the native Indians in North and South America? Was the Gospel preached to the whole literal earth during the lives of the disciples? We know that the answer to each of these questions is “No” because these verses are obvious examples of a figure of speech known as a synecdoche. It is like saying “the whole world watched the Super Bowl on Sunday.”  We read something similar in Colossians 1:23, which says, “If ye continue in the faith grounded and settled, and be not moved away from the hope of the gospel, which ye have heard, and which was preached to every creature which is under heaven; whereof I Paul am made a minister.” We know that Paul did not preach to crickets, frogs and polar bears, which sounds silly to say, but would be the logical conclusion we’d have to draw if one threw out common sense and read such a verse in a strictly wooden, literal sense. Such statements are never intended to be understood literally and are synecdochical expressions that use a part for the whole, or the whole for a part. This figure of speech is often found in Scripture, especially when we read about kings and their kingdoms, and the end-of-days “man of lawlessness” that many identify as Antichrist will be no different.

Many of us will often recognize this figure of speech in Scripture but then insist that any references to Antichrist could never be synecdochical, despite the fact that numerous other verses in Scripture in the context of this eschatonic Antichrist demonstrate it forcefully. For instance, Antichrist cannot have dominion over the whole literal planet if wars are being waged against other nations. Antichrist cannot have dominion over the whole literal planet if even one nation is able to “escape his hand.” Antichrist cannot have dominion over the whole planet when other resistor nations are themselves waging war against Antichrist right up until the end (Dan 11:39-45). Regardless, such logic or way of thinking just doesn’t fit with what many have always been taught by many Christian teachers and prophecy experts.

Bringing It Down To “Earth

Many will insist that Scripture does not allow a synecdocical understanding when it comes to Antichrist, instinctively pointing to verses that speak of the whole “earth” such as Revelation 13:3-4, 13:8, 13:12, 13:17 and 17:8 as “proof.”  In each and every single one of these verses, however, the word for “earth is the Greek word “ge”, which will often be referring to “a country, land enclosed within fixed boundaries, a tract of land, territory, region”. But if this is the intended meaning, how can we know? One clue is found for us in the second part of Revelation 13:8 and 17:8 when John writes that those who worship the Beast are those “whose names are not written in the book of life.” Here, John directs us to an understanding that it will not be literally all that dwell upon the earth that will worship the Beast. It is, rather, a certain group only. Moreover, if the Spirit’s intent were to convey the whole literal planet, John would have likely been inspired to use a much better word such as “kosmos” (cf Acts 17:24) to convey such a meaning.  This should also be quite obvious to us when considering the undeniable fact that a great multitude “which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues” will come out of Great Tribulation (Revelation 7:9,14). If they come out of Great Tribulation, they had to be in it, and while they were in it they did not worship Antichrist.

Significantly, even the Old Testament prophets themselves allude to a geographical limitation of this eschatonic Antichrist with some very specific details of their own. In describing the armies that come up against Israel at Armageddon, the prophets Zechariah, Joel and Ezekiel all show us that the hegemony of Antichrist’s reign is limited geographically by telling us that the surrounding nations or neighbors are those who will be gathered against Jerusalem, not every nation of the earth universal.  But what about Zechariah 14:2, you ask? Doesn’t this show us all the nations in the world coming up against Jerusalem?

Zechariah 14:2, “For I will gather ALL nations against Jerusalem to battle; and the city shall be taken, and the houses rifled, and the women ravished; and half of the city shall go forth into captivity…”

Who are all the nations?  The Hebrew text says “goy cabiyb (Joel Richardson, Islam & The End Times) and this can very easily also mean the surrounding Gentiles or the Gentiles round about. This is yet another example of a synecdoche, as we’ve learned above, not to mention the fact that Zechariah had just described all of these nations two chapters earlier as the surrounding nations. Contextually, “all nations in Zechariah 14:2 is simply referring to all of the “surrounding nations spoken of in chapter 12:

Zechariah 12:2, “I am going to make Jerusalem a cup that sends all the SURROUNDING PEOPLES reeling. Judah will be besieged as well as Jerusalem.”

And Zechariah refers to the surrounding nations yet again just a few short verses after 14:2, writing:

Zechariah 14:14, “Judah also will fight at Jerusalem; and the wealth of all the SURROUNDING NATIONS will be gathered, gold and silver and garments in great abundance.”

The Prophet Joel himself also prophesied:

Joel 3:11-12, “Hasten and come, all you SURROUNDING NATIONS, And gather yourselves there. Bring down, O LORD, Your mighty ones. Let the nations be aroused And come up to the valley of Jehoshaphat, For there I will sit to judge All the SURROUNDING NATIONS.”

As did the Prophet Ezekiel:

Ezekiel 28:24-26, “‘No longer will the people of Israel have malicious NEIGHBORS who are painful briers and sharp thorns. Then they will know that I am the Sovereign LORD. ” ‘This is what the Sovereign LORD says: When I gather the people of Israel from the nations where they have been scattered, I will show myself holy among them in the sight of the nations. Then they will live in their own land, which I gave to my servant Jacob. They will live there in safety and will build houses and plant vineyards; they will live in safety when I inflict punishment on all their NEIGHBORS WHO MALIGNED AGAINST THEM. Then they will know that I am the LORD their God.'”

Zechariah would not have been referring to literally all nations on the planet in Zechariah 14:2, only to then turn around and say just the surrounding nations in verse 14:14, not to mention 12:2. Logistically, it wouldn’t even be possible for literally every nation on earth to amass troops, tanks, aircraft, personnel carriers, etc. etc. etc. in one Israeli valley. In the context of Zechariah 14:2 it is quite apparent that Zechariah is referring only to the surrounding nations, as he had already wrote about previously in 12:2 and then again later in 14:14. The prophets Joel and Ezekiel confirm this as well.

That is not to say, however, that the Bible always talks about the world in a regional or limited sense. There are many examples that we can point to that obviously refer to the whole literal earth, and the Greek word “kosmos” in John 3:16 would be one of those examples that refers to the earth as a whole and not just simply the region. Comparing Scripture with Scripture hermeneutically and examining the text exegetically leads us to an understanding that the Gospel is to be preached over the whole literal world (Matthew 24:14, “this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world [oikoumenē – the inhabited earth] for a witness unto all nations [pas ethnos – every ethnic group/tribe”; Matthew 26:13, “Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world [kosmos – the world, all of humanity]; John 3:16, “For God so loved the world [kosmos – the world, all of humanity] … that whosoever [pas – everyone] believeth in him …). There is no geographical limitation in the original text when it comes to preaching the Gospel, but there is a geographical limitation in the text when it describes the scope of Antichrist’s dominion. 

The Common Denominator of All Surrounding Nations

Although I believe that the “seat of the Beast” (cf Revelation 13:2, 16:10) will be primarily regional, Antichrist’s influence will definitely be felt globally and involves one common denominator that we see today in all nations that surround Israel: the religion of Islam. We are even seeing its influence both inside and outside of politics. Consider, for instance, that recently an American-born Al Qaeda leader publicly called upon Muslims in America to start buying guns and begin killing non-Muslim Americans.  I’ve believed for some time now that when this does come it will, with the right “triggering event”, not be isolated. It will be wide-scale. As we all know, there are millions upon millions of Muslims living in Western nations today. If an event were to occur in the world that would be eschatologically pivotal for Muslims this would be sure to awaken any radical elements within the Muslim population, regardless of where they live, and even radicalize some of those who were previously considered “moderate”. The arrival of al Mahdi, for example, could become the “triggering event” that has the potential to precipitate a sudden surge in Islamic terrorism all over the globe. If we are complacent into believing that any such scenario could never happen or is highly unlikely, we don’t need to look far before we come face to face with the sobering reality that Islamic terrorist cells are, today, already forming within our own borders.

In February 2007 Dave Gaubatz, a former U.S. Federal Agent and State Department Arabic linguist, wrote in “American Thinker” that “There is every reason to suspect that we will endure suicide missions by Islamist sleeper cells. They are already in place. They are waiting for the right time. I know this from experience.” [1] His warning was brought to light again in January 2009 when Homeland Security released a detailed report revealing the growing threat of one such terrorist group, stating:

An official government report concludes the Iranian-backed Islamic terror group [Hezbollah] has been forming sleeper cells throughout the United States that could become operational.

The report estimates Hezbollah could become a much more potent national security threat by 2014. The group was responsible for the 1983 Beirut Marine Barracks bombing, which killed 241 U.S. Marines and 58 French servicemen.

‘The Lebanese Shiite group Hezbollah does not have a known history of
 fomenting attacks inside the U.S., but that could change if there is some
 kind of ‘triggering’ event, the homeland assessment cautions,” the report
 said.

The report, obtained by the Middle East Newsline and marked “for official use only,” did not define a “triggering
 event.” Most of the threats cited in the report had been raised by the
 Homeland Security Department.
 [2]

To contextualize the potential magnitude of what this could entail, consider the number of Muslims living in Western nations today. Although it appears that a significant majority of Muslims want to live in peace we cannot allow ourselves to become comatose to the reality that there are those who do not want to live in peace with  “infidels.” There are tens of millions of Muslims living in western countries, with estimates as high as 5-7 million Muslims living in the United States alone. Can we begin to imagine the havoc to be wrought if even 10% of Muslim males were to engage in terrorist activities to secure themselves a place in paradise or to “defend Islam”? This could be hundreds of thousands of radicalized followers of the “prophet Mohammad” who want us dead for the cause of Dar al Islam. The Fort Hood killer, a Muslim US Army Major, waged his own jihad and took 13 lives. This was just one man with a gun. The Tsarnaev brothers killed 3 and wounded hundreds in Boston with just two “pressure-cooker” bombs. Imagine what tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands throughout the country wielding guns and knives and anything else they could use to maim and kill could do with similar intent. Though the “seat of the Beast” is regional, we have already seen and will continue to see Muslim rioting, civil unrest and acts of terror in non-Muslim nations such as America, Australia, Britain, Denmark, France, Germany, Spain, Sweden and elsewhere, as well as Muslim nations. Its effect will certainly be felt globally, but the extent to which it will be felt at its peak, however, remains to be seen.

Although Antichrist will seek to rule the whole literal earth and force the political and religious  ideology of the Beast upon every government and upon every man, woman and child on the planet, Antichrist’s efforts will not succeed — an increasingly evident fact to which the whole of the prophetic texts testify. When Christ returns in power and great glory Scripture lists the nations that He fights against by name, and every nation that is identified in Scripture is today an Islamic nation. In light of the whole counsel of Scripture, the Antichrist’s dominion and political-religious control will be relegated primarily to the whole Muslim world — the nations that today surround Israel — but not the world as a whole.

Revised 5/26/2013

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  1. Anonymous
    07/16/2011 at 3:59 AM

    When The LORD JESUS CHRIST returns to this earth, it will be the greatest event since He left it . I take The Word Of GOD,at face value. The Bible says”Without faith it’s impossible to please GOD.” The enemies of Israel will be utterly destroyed, they will know who THE ONE TRUE GOD IS. He will rule and reign not just for a thousand years, but forever and ever on this earth. The increase of His Government their shall be no end. No man made recession here, nothing but peace and prosperity. For all races, all the time.

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  2. robert wakefield
    07/01/2012 at 2:46 PM

    all i can say is WOW,this site is a God send.bravo my good man,bravo.

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  3. ICA
    07/02/2012 at 12:25 AM

    I hope it is a blessing to you Robert, God bless.

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  4. Mike
    07/28/2012 at 4:56 PM

    I think there is merit in ICA’s view here. He makes a good case for synechdoche in some passages in Scripture and I have no doubt that it occurs in other places as well, from as early as Genesis to as late as Revelation. I believe this concept of synechdoche also occurs in passages in the creation narrative, but that’s a different topic altogether.

    By the numbers, Europe could very well become an Islamic state in under 100 years. But as your post rightly indicates, Europe is not the entire world, and neither is the Middle East. I’ve often wondered what, in an Islamic end times paradigm, would be the purpose for the Biblical text to be silent on the role of the world’s most populated Muslim country, Indonesia, and it’s equally intolerant and hostile Islamist neighbors, Malaysia and Brunei.

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  5. ICA
    07/28/2012 at 7:05 PM

    Mike, ” I’ve often wondered what, in an Islamic end times paradigm, would be the purpose for the Biblical text to be silent on the role of the world’s most populated Muslim country, Indonesia, and it’s equally intolerant and hostile Islamist neighbors, Malaysia and Brunei.”

    They would undoubtedly have it handed to them during the sheep and goat judgement of nations.

    Matthew 25:32-33, 41, “And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left… Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:”

    Also, I’ve often wondered of the possibility that Islamic island nations such as Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei and The Maldives (who probably won’t be directly affected by a Middle Eastern war between Israel and the surrounding Islamic nations) could be among those who suffer the wrath of God per Ezekiel 39:6, “And I will send a fire on Magog, and among them that dwell carelessly in the isles: and they shall know that I [am] the LORD.”

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  6. Mike
    07/28/2012 at 7:43 PM

    ICA, but how do we know that synechdoche is not occuring in the “all” in Matthew 25:32-33? How do we know the “all” is not just “all” of the Middle Eastern countries that are involved in conflict with Israel?

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  7. ICA
    07/28/2012 at 8:04 PM

    Mike, “ICA, but how do we know that synechdoche is not occuring in the ‘all’ in Matthew 25:32-33? How do we know the ‘all’ is not just ‘all’ of the Middle Eastern countries that are involved in conflict with Israel?”

    In Acts 17:31 we read that “He has appointed a day on which He will judge the world in righteousness by the Man whom He has ordained”. The word used for “world” is “oikoumenē”, which means the whole inhabited earth. John wrote in Revelation 11:15 that a time would come when “the kingdoms of this world have become the kingdoms of our Lord and of His Christ”. The word for “world” here is “kosmos” and is referring to the entire literal globe, to all nations everywhere. I don’t see how either of these passages could be fulfilled unless, according to Matthew 25, the goat nations are going to be separated from the sheep nations, and all kingdoms in the world come under His complete dominion.

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  8. Mike
    07/28/2012 at 9:08 PM

    Very interesting, Okay thank you. Also, when in the end times does the goat and sheep nations judgment take place?

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  9. ICA
    07/28/2012 at 9:47 PM

    Seems to me that after the surrounding Islamic nations that gather in the Valley of Decision are judged, that the sheep and goat judgement of the nations happens very quickly thereafter. We’re talking mere days.

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  10. Mike
    07/28/2012 at 10:05 PM

    I see, and that will take place at Jesus return. Okay thanks.

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  11. Mike
    07/28/2012 at 11:00 PM

    I’m lately toying with the idea that since Indonesia, Malaysia and Brunei are all Sunni, and may not accept a person coming from the Shia tradition as being an authentic Mahdi (which could be the biblical antichrist?), perhaps those SE Asian countries will not be as significant as the Sunnis in the more localized, Middle East area, who would presumably unite with Shias against Israel at some point.

    While the Middle East would be destabilized from a Gog Magog war, oil flow interrupted, resulting in worldwide market drops and ridiculous increases in the cost of food (prophecied in the Bible right?), SE Asian Muslim nations could make a power grab in the name of (Sunni) Islam conquest during the time of the Magog battles (while the US and allies are preoccupied with the Middle East), make an invasion of the only two primarily Christian countries (Philippines and East Timor, both which would capitulate quickly).

    Or since Middle East instability (or destruction) would mean less oil for China, China would make a aggressive territory grab in the oil-rich but as yet undeveloped Spratly Island group, which multiple nations have claims for, resulting in a significant naval and missile exchange between China, Malaysia, Indonesia and Brunei.

    There doesn’t seem to be much in the Bible to support this with any detail though. The action seems to take place mostly in a Middle Eastern area, the area around Israel for the most part.

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  12. Mike
    08/28/2012 at 10:38 PM

    ICA I was just running over this thread, and studying on the sheep and goat judgement having some question about something.

    The sheep and goat judgment says “nations”, and that God “separates them [the nations] one from another. Is this a separation of individuals from within the nation (believers from non-believers) or should it be understood in the more plain sense of a separation of entire nations from each other, perhaps a nation characterized as supporting Israel or Jews from a nation that does not?

    If it is for an entire nation, what if there is a sheep minority within a primarily goat nation? I mean, lets say for example Indonesia. It is primarily Muslim. But there are also a Christian minority there. So is the entire nation judged or just the non-Christians? What is your opinion on this. Thanks and GOD bless.

    Whoops….one more. I’m having difficulty talking to this to people because everyone seems to be so dogmatic on their view of the timing of the rapture. I used to be dogmatically pre-Trib, but since then I have learned that even I can make an equally strong case for both the Pre-Wrath and Post-Trib views, so I will just throw this idea out.

    Since most end times events seem to be limited to the Middle East, is there any merit in the hypothesis that the rapture may be limited to Middle Eastern Christians, not necessarily Christians from “all” the nations of the world, the so-called Tribulation Saints would be Christians from the Middle East who are martyred in that localized area, and the sheep and goat judgement would happen after the Tribulation, and involve those who believe on Jesus and who help Jews during the Tribulation as opposed to those non-Christians who do not help Jews during that time? After all, Jews are in all parts of the world, not just the Middle East. Why should the rapture have to be worldwide, when the action seems to take place in the Middle East?

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  13. ICA
    08/28/2012 at 11:29 PM

    Mike, “The sheep and goat judgment says ‘nations’, and that God ‘separates them [the nations] one from another. Is this a separation of individuals from within the nation (believers from non-believers) or should it be understood in the more plain sense of a separation of entire nations from each other”

    Hi Mike, yes, this separation would have to be of peoples, not of one national country from the other in the sense that we often think of when referring to nations in our modern vernacular. The word for “nations” is “ethnos” and refers to multitudes or groups of peoples, and is often translated as “Gentiles”, so the separation has everything to do with individual people.

    Mike, “Since most end times events seem to be limited to the Middle East, is there any merit in the hypothesis that the rapture may be limited to Middle Eastern Christians, not necessarily Christians from ‘all’ the nations of the world, the so-called Tribulation Saints would be Christians from the Middle East who are martyred in that localized area … Why should the rapture have to be worldwide, when the action seems to take place in the Middle East?”

    The text never limits the scope of the gathering of Christ’s elect to the domain or region of Antichrist or to those directly suffering the persecution of the Beast, either contextually, hermeneutically or exegetically. Jesus says that the elect are gathered “from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other” in Matthew 24:31. The Apostle Paul says that “We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed … For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality” in 1 Corinthians 15:51-53. Not all who are in Christ will die, but those who are alive and remain at Christ’s return will be transformed immediately following the resurrection of those in who have died in Him (1 Thes. 4:16-18). Paul was even inspired to write that those who are (1) “zaō” (alive) and who (2) “perileipomai” (survive) will be caught up with Christ and the resurrected saints, which would seem grammatically redundant, unless to infer that there would be those who do not suffer directly under the Beast kingdom who face the prospect of death daily, while there will be those who would.

    We have been given a blessed hope. In the Epistle of Titus the Apostle Paul writes, “In hope of eternal life, which God, that cannot lie, promised before the world began … Looking for that blessed hope [eternal life], and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ… That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.” (1:2, 2:13, 3:7). If our blessed hope of eternal life is to be actualized at the appearance of Christ, then it only stands to reason that this is when “corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal [must] put on immortality”, and for the rapture to therefore include all who are in Christ Jesus regardless of where they live.

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  14. Mike
    08/28/2012 at 11:50 PM

    Okay thanks for your opinion. GOD bless and keep up the great work on this website.

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  15. Mike
    10/05/2012 at 8:06 PM

    ICA, what is your opinion on the “seven heads’ and “seven mountains” that the woman sits on?

    (Rev 17:9) “Here is the mind which has wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains on which the woman sits,

    (Rev 17:10) and they are seven kings; five have fallen, one is, the other has not yet come; and when he comes, he must remain a little while.

    (Rev 17:11) “The beast which was and is not, is himself also an eighth and is one of the seven, and he goes to destruction.

    It seems to read as if the heads are the mountains, which are kings (representative of kingdoms?), and the beast represents an 8th kingdom that ends up being destroyed. From an Islamic end times perspective, what could the seven heads, mountains and kings be? Earlier in Scripture we see heads referring to periods of Christian persecution. We see kings referring to historical kingdoms that have persecuted Israel. And vs 17:11 makes it obvious that it is an additional head, which would be an additional whatever the seven heads are.

    Any ideas?

    Could the fact that Constantinople (which is built on seven hills that each have a mosque), which overcame Christianity in 1453 and in which Christians capitulated to Islamic dhimmitude, could be what is in mind here?

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    • ICA
      11/09/2012 at 3:05 PM

      Hi Mike, I was going through some old posts and saw your question. In a nutshell, Israel/Jerusalem/the Middle East is the epicenter of Scripture and prophecy. Not Rome, not the United States, not the European Union, nor anywhere else. In Revelation 13 there are two Beasts described, and the first Beast here with seven heads are all kingdoms or empires (cf. Rev 17:9-10) that ruled Israel/Jerusalem/the Middle East and persecuted the people of God. The first six ‘heads’ are 1. The Egyptian Empire, 2. The Assyrian Empire, 3. The Babylonian Empire, 4. The Persian Empire, 5. The Greek Empire and 6. The Roman Empire. Now, the 7th is not a revival of the 6th – the Roman Empire — as some try to suggest in certain prophecy circles, rather it is the empire of Antichrist that is a revival of the 7th. The 7th empire was The Islamic/Ottoman Empire which came to an end in 1924 with the abolition of the Caliphate. The Islamic Empire is right now as we speak being revived in the Middle East. It’s mortal “head wound” is being healed.

      As for Constantinople being built on seven hills, Scripture doesn’t appear to be referring to literal hills, so I don’t think that that is what was in mind itself.

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  16. 10/11/2012 at 2:51 PM

    ICA ,

    You said that Jordan would escape the hand of the AC,

    **How can “all” mean literally “all” if even one nation — for example Jordan — is able to “escape his hand” (Dan 11:41)? **

    Could this be the start of the final movement? I wonder if they join MB at all, or join then separate.. If Jordan is taken, then Israel is completely surrounded by Islamic hordes.

    Muslim Brothers mobilize for King Abdullah’s overthrow

    http://www.theblaze.com/stories/is-this-the-real-reason-we-sent-u-s-troops-to-jordan/

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  17. ICA
    10/11/2012 at 3:30 PM

    We’ll have to see how this plays out. If Daniel 11:41 is referring to Jordan, then Jordan will not be overthrown/taken over by Antichrist.

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  18. Mike
    11/09/2012 at 3:25 PM

    Thanks ICA for answering. Since I posted the question, I did my own research and have basically come to the same conclusion you articulated in your answer. GOD bless and keep up the good ministry on this blog.

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  19. 07/29/2013 at 5:48 PM

    I was just recently introduced to your site. I really appreciate the work that has been done in original languages. I feel we miss alot by not being exposed to the original languages and we are lacking understanding when we do not apply the rules of those languages to our interpretation just as in our language of English we would expect others to understand our meaning in our usage of words and phrases. We need to respect that same principle that the original texts in Hebrew and Greek and Jesus’s Aramaic language needs to be clarified using the parameters of those languages rather than our own native languages. I am going to read all your articles and study these topics again with a new perspective. I think also it is important to be open to learn theologically and not to be so dogmatic that good common sense and what I shared above is not accepted. We have too many people running around scaring people with false or erroneous theology. Thanks so much for this site and all your hard work and study.

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    • ICA
      07/29/2013 at 6:00 PM

      Thank you Gladys for the kind words.

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  20. Steven
    09/06/2013 at 11:47 AM

    This is excellent information, Thank you to whoever posted it.

    Why do people think the Antichrist will be Muslim if the Bible says he will exalt himself above all? Doesn’t the Antichrist disregard the God of his forefathers as the bible says?

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  21. 02/28/2014 at 10:18 AM

    I have this question, Why do people still insist that the pope of rome are false prophet?
    2 isn’t true that roman catholic is the whore of revelations

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  22. tayyip
    07/31/2014 at 10:57 AM

    i like the fact that you got those verses up there although heres a good question for all of you… how many of those verses are from the exact same bible? and also if you laid out 10 different bibles infront of you would they all say the same? no because man changed the bible to how they see fit! therefore until you get the verses from the very first bible you technically have no argument…. if you get 10 arabic qurans though you will find that every word every letter and every little thing down to the very last full stop is the same as the very first (unless translated therefore common sense will help you understand its impossible although all do say the same thing in the same way except in another language) so which do you believe? the word of god written and altered by man? or the last word of god that hasnt changed since the very first…..

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    • 08/01/2014 at 1:48 PM

      @tayyip. Wow, tayyip, are you ever DELUSIONAL? It’s not the Bible which is loaded with contradictions and misinterpretations–IT’S THE KORAN!

      What’s more, at one point in his life, mohammed didn’t even know whether it was God speaking to him, or the DEVIL! How bad is that??? Time to wake up and hear what, “Thus sayeth the Lord”!

      Every book in the HOLY Bible speaks of the SALVATION OF THE LORD! Your koran doesn’t even mention being washed clean from our sins! It’s for that very reason that you muslims are all lost souls, sinners, without hope and without God!

      Jesus said, I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE, NO MAN COMETH UNTO THE FATHER EXCEPT THROUGH ME.

      IT CAN’T GET ANY PLAINER THAN THAT, ‘tayyip’!!!

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      • Nader teeilab
        07/30/2016 at 11:54 AM

        I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comenth unto the father except through me…, I am the way to understand what god want from us,. I am the truth to believe what god wants from us,. I am the life to follow what god wants from us,. And the last one, Jesus did not say through my body.. He said through me, which explain all of the above., the way to understand god’s message, the truth to believe god’s message, and the life to follow god’s message through Jesus teachings and doings to reach god’s heaven in the eternal life not through his body literaly..!

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    • 06/23/2015 at 9:20 AM

      @tayyip. Something for you to THINK about:

      I FEEL you are totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as an ignoramus!
      I THINK you are totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as an ignoramus!
      I PERCEIVE you are totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as an ignoramus!
      I CAN TELL you are totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as an ignoramus!
      I AM CONVINCED you are totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as an ignoramus!

      So tell me, which of the above statements is incorrect, based solely upon the variation of one or two words? Ans: THEY’RE ALL CORRECT AND ALL ARE IN PERFECT AGREEMENT!!! And there’s your answer to the “inconsistencies” and “errors” that you FEEL are found in the HOLY Bible – THERE ARE NONE!!!!!

      P.S. Ahhh…did I tell you that you ARE, YES YOU ARE totally incapable of rational thought, otherwise known as a COMPLETE ignoramus! BTW, so was mohammed a COMPLETE IGNORAMUS – WHO KNEW?????

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      • 06/23/2015 at 9:32 AM

        Remember we should be winsome and inviting, with speech seasoned with salt so that they will be interested in the real Jesus, not run them off with personal attacks.

        Inform them without attacking them. With a motivation of love, we should want them (Muslims) to discover they’re on the wrong side after examining the evidence put forth on these pages.

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        • 06/23/2015 at 11:28 AM

          @infidelsrising.
          Ok, so please pardon my perceived insolence. But, if I may, how do you propose that ‘winsomeness’ can be achieved? Have you ever held a ‘dialogue’ with a muslim (intentionally lower-case) which was intelligent – where they willingly conceded to the Truth of the Gospel? I suspect not!

          And, btw, was Jesus likewise in error when He rebuked the apostle by saying, “Begone, Satan, for thou savourest not the things that be of God…” (not a direct quote). How about, “Ye scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites…you are white-washed sepulchers…”!

          I’m sorry, ‘infidelsrising’, the time for being NICE is over!
          These people (muslims) are here to COLONIZE AND KILL us and I, for one, don’t care if I offend them or not!

          JESUS IS LORD AND ALLAH IS A VICIOUS BLOOD-THIRSTY DEVIL!!!!!

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          • 06/23/2015 at 12:03 PM

            I have had many worthwhile discussions with Muslims. Most of them don’t even know they are deceived. On a format such as an online blog, we should have the attitude of Jesus (and Stephen) who said…

            Luk 23:34 ….Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.

            When Jesus rebuked the religious hypocrites of that time, He would have known that they would not relent. We don’t have such foreknowledge with Muslims. We should pray that all Muslims we come into contact with are possible, future apostle Paul’s, who like Muslims was a most violent persecutor of Christians.

            Also, There may be war in other places and contexts, and rightfully so. But we are not at war in the natural sense while in dialogue with Muslims, but in the spiritual sense.

            Also, winsomeness in dialogue doesn’t mean an immediate conversion. Remember some plant, others water and it is God who gives the increase. It is also the Father who calls them.

            If you are a genuine, born again believer, you have been given much grace. Try to extend grace to Muslims you meet online. You have the opportunity to explain to them the truth in love that can set them free from the satanic bondage they are prisoners of.

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  23. ICA
    07/31/2014 at 12:01 PM

    tayyip, “i like the fact that you got those verses up there although heres a good question for all of you… how many of those verses are from the exact same bible?”

    Hi tayyip, thank you for chiming in. The Bible verses are an English translation. We have multiple English translations, like the Qur’an does as well. English translations of the Bible are based upon the original text.

    tayyip, “and also if you laid out 10 different bibles infront of you would they all say the same?”

    Yes, 10 different translations of the Bible in its receptor language would all say the same thing in a different way to convey the intent of the original text. Feel free to compare the KJV, NKJV, NASB, CJB, NIV, ESV, ASV, RSV, HNV, YLT. You can even compare them with non-English translations if you like.

    tayyip, “if you get 10 arabic qurans though you will find that every word every letter and every little thing down to the very last full stop is the same as the very first (unless translated therefore common sense will help you understand its impossible although all do say the same thing in the same way except in another language) so which do you believe?”

    You must not have learned much about the true history of the Qur’an. What about the different Arabic versions that exist? Or what about the textual variants of the Qur’an before and after Uthman or the variants that are found in present-day manuscripts? What about the 7 different readings of Qur’an chapter 5? What about the Hadiths that say the Qur’an is incomplete with lost/missing suras? What about Yusuf Ali’s mistranslations?

    You can believe that “every letter and every little thing” is the same from all Arabic Qur’ans, but reality says otherwise. Archaeological discoveries paint a devastating picture of the Qur’an, where even Muslim archaeologists acknowledge that many aberrations exist in old Qur’anic texts, a forthright admission that runs counter to the Islamic claim that the Qur’an is unchanged and eternal. Pieces of the earliest Qur’ans known to exist were clearly written over even earlier, washed-off versions, suggesting an evolving text rather than simply the Word of Allah as revealed in its entirety to Muhammad. Read these two articles for more:

    http://www.theatlantic.com/past/issues/99jan/koran.htm

    http://www.answering-islam.org/Green/seven.htm

    With respect to the Bible, however, archaeological discoveries have repeatedly confirmed what Christians already believed — Biblical manuscripts and fragments dated even hundreds of years before Mohammed are virtually identical to the canonized Biblical texts we have today. When Mohammad recited the Qur’an, he clearly stated that he did not believe that the Bible was corrupt at that time and called upon Christians to adhere to the Scriptures that they had already possessed. But this begs the question: Since the Scriptures we have today are the same Scriptures that Christians had even well before the time of Mohammed, when do you believe the Bible could have possibly been corrupted, who corrupted it, and how was it corrupted?

    In light of all the evidence, the book that stands the test of science, the test of history, the test of archaeology — indeed the test of time itself — is the Holy Bible. I therefore believe the Holy Bible.

    tayyip, ” the word of god written and altered by man? or the last word of god that hasnt changed since the very first…..”

    If that is your standard, then you will need to reject the Qur’an. If the “holy” Qur’an were truly holy it would need to be divine in origin, and to be divine in origin would, by definition, necessitate that any and all its claims be free from error, be they historical or scientific.

    Textual problems as already discussed previously aside, in the case of science and the Qur’an, science has shown us that the sun does not set in a spring of murky water. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 18:86). Science discovered that the earth revolves around the sun, not the other way around. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 21:33; 36:38, 40 and 91:1-2). Science discovered that the stars are not close to us. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 37:6). Science discovered that the moon does not emit light but rather reflects it. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 71:16). Science discovered that the earth did not exist before the creation of the universe. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 2:29). Science discovered that male sperm comes from the testicles, not from between the backbone and the ribs. The Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 86:6-7). Science discovered that flesh is formed before bones. But, again, the Qur’an says otherwise (Sura 23:14).

    In addition to scientific errors, how could Allah have made historical errors as well? For example, the Qur’an mentions Jesus’ mother Mary as being the sister of Moses and Aaron and the daughter of Imran. The Qur’an has confused Jesus’ mother with Aaron’s sister because both of them carry the same name, though there are several centuries between them. The Qur’an indicates that Mary (Christ’s mother) had a brother whose name was Aaron (chapter 19:28) and a father whose name is Imran (chapter 66:12). Their mother was called ‘the wife of Imran’ (chapter 3:35) which eliminates any doubt that it confuses Mary, mother of Jesus, with Mary, sister of Aaron.

    Muslim scholars acknowledge what happened and they are confused and fail in their desperate attempts to justify this grave error. Their contradictory interpretations fail to help them to find a solution to this dilemma.

    Moreover, how on earth (which the Qur’an says is flat) can any reasonable human being believe an error-filled book like the Qur’an, a book that isn’t even arranged chronologically yet tells its followers to ignore earlier verses that had to be abrogated (cancelled out) by later “revelations”? If the Qur’an were truly divine in origin then there would have been no need for later verses to cancel out earlier verses. They would all have been true from the very beginning. You’d may as well erase the older verses that were abrogated.

    We can go on and on, but these very obvious issues and errors alone — ones that Muslims are forced to somehow rationalize and explain away — all beg the following question: What else is the “holy” Qur’an wrong about?

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  24. Jason Brooker
    01/24/2015 at 9:35 AM

    The Islamic Beast (or Mahdi) is always talked about, but he never comes. The Pope is the Anti Christ.

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  25. ICA
    02/05/2015 at 10:35 AM

    Jason Brooker, “The Pope is the Anti Christ.”

    According to the Bible’s own definition of what an antichrist is, it is one who denies the Father and the Son (1 John 2:22) and does not confess that the promised Christ has come in the flesh (1 John 4:3; 2 John 1:7). The Pope does not deny the Father and the Son and confesses that Christ has come in the flesh. The Pope, therefore, does not fit the Bible’s own definition of antichrist. The term “Antichrist” means both “against” and “in place of” Christ, and the Pope is not someone who is against, nor is he someone who stands in place of, Christ. The Pope is said to intercede for his fellow Christians, but he does this like all Christians are instructed by the Apostle Paul himself, not in the sense that he acts as the Savior of mankind:

    1 Timothy 2:1-3, “I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people — for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior …”

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  26. mike d
    06/22/2015 at 11:49 PM

    Do you have any thoughts on Charles Cooper and His 4 global kingdoms taken over by Antichrist He speeks of the 4 beast s of Daniel 7 as all existing at one time,and suggest s that Antichrist will have global authority. He makes a decent argument?

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  27. 06/23/2015 at 1:18 PM

    @infidelsrising.
    In the hope of re-opening some writing space on this blog page, I purposely did not use the ‘Reply’ button to your previous comment (06/23/2015 at 12:03 PM). I won’t delve into the particulars, which you say were fruitful in your discussions with muslims. I only know they are MASTER DECEIVERS! I personally do not feel that Jesus would have entertained their discussions for one brief second! He, of course, is the OMNISCIENT ONE!

    I will concede to you that practicing muslims, by and large, when approached by Christians, always give the appearance of “innocence” and ignorance of the Gospel. But don’t you believe them! They’re lying to you! It is well established that ALL imams, in ALL mosques, teach their adherents how to approach “the infidel Christians”! THAT’S EXACTLY HOW CHRISLAM GOT STARTED!!! Gullible Christians think they can win over muslims by conceding certain aspects of the Gospel. It doesn’t work! Satan always wins and the Power of Jesus Christ is always compromised!

    I won’t throw any water on your parade, ‘infidel…’, because I believe you have a good heart, but if you believe that this ‘spiritual’ warfare between Christians and muslims in the USA, is not already a conflict of flesh and blood, then just ponder the carnage of 9-11-01 for 10 seconds! I, for one, refuse to talk nice to any professed, practicing muslim – THEY’RE ALL SNAKES IN THE GRASS – AND THEY’RE MASTERS OF DECEIT! BAR NONE!!!!!

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  28. 06/23/2015 at 1:31 PM

    I am definitely aware, and quite knowledgeable about the deception of Islam, how Muslims think and why they believe and act as they do. Armed with this knowledge, and motivated by love, it is possible to wage spiritual warfare on them, by sharing the gospel, as well as informing others about an Islamic antichrist.

    When they’re using weapons of war and we should rightly respond in a warlike fashion. However, they do not always use physical weapons. When a Muslim is in dialogue with you, you have the opportunity to, from the relative safety of your home and behind a computer screen, to share the gospel that can change them, which is spiritual warfare. Even in person, better yet, so they can see your sincerity as you tell them about the grace of God.

    Remember, most of them dont even know they are deceived. They are just brainwashed. When (few) discover they are brainwashed, lied to by other Muslims into converting to Islam, they are then too terrified to leave Islam because they know to become apostate invites separation from family and even death. If you have the opportunity, preach the truth in love. There may come a time to respond with weapons in the natural, but online is neither a time or place for that. Remember, the Lord Jesus Christ said…..

    (Mat 12:35) “The good man brings out of his good treasure what is good; and the evil man brings out of his evil treasure what is evil.

    (Mat 12:36) “But I tell you that every careless word that people speak, they shall give an accounting for it in the day of judgment.

    (Mat 12:37) “For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.”

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    • 06/23/2015 at 2:13 PM

      My only response to a muslim who wishes to “discuss” the Gospel with me is, ‘You’re deceived, man’. Beyond that, there is NO dialogue, UNLESS HE/ SHE CONCEDES. In other words, don’t tell me you believe in Jesus as a muslim, unless you call him LORD GOD!

      It is absolutely frightening to me that, sincere, well-meaning Christians such as yourself, don’t seem to see the insidious charade that these people are portraying (correct me, if I’m wrong) – for the very purpose of ensnaring gullible weak-minded Christians (not yourself). I get that you want to reach out to the lost, but first they must acknowledge their depraved condition. Let’s put first things first – JESUS CHRIST IS LORD AND MOHAMMED, ALLAH AND THE KORAN ARE SATANIC – beyond that there is no sensible, meaningful, truthful dialogue!

      Hey, I can be amicable for all your worth! I can smile, and joke and laugh about myself and others, but once you (meaning muslims) mention that NAME, you had better be willing to prefix it with “LORD” and follow up with “GOD ALMIGHTY”!!! No if’s, and’s or but’s!!! All other dialogue is pointless and leads only to compromise of the Truth!

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      • 06/23/2015 at 10:00 PM

        Yes, I do see the insidious charade Muslims put on. I just don’t react to it in a carnal, emotionally charged manner. Remember to do what the bible says….

        (1Pe 3:15) but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you, yet with gentleness and reverence;

        You’re doing a disservice to the gospel if your only response is “you’re deceived”. We should always expose evil, but also share the gospel that saves people from it, and provide a good witness for Christ to them.

        Also, to make conditions on them is likewise unprofitable. Muslim are taught to attack, not to concede. Satan has too tight a grip on them to allow them to concede anything. Jesus asked penetrating, strategic questions. I have found that to be a good strategy with Muslims. Just ask them questions that get them to question Islam. But you have to know what questions to ask. I would reccommend you learn more about Islam from Christian apologists to Muslims. David Wood and Sam Shamoun over at anweringmuslims.com , and the answering.com site are excellent and have many resources.

        An Islamic antichrist is only one part of the end time narrative. We should be warning people about Christ’s return in judgment and war against all who war against Him in word and deed. Jesus died on that cross so that people, like Muslims, and you could be saved from both sin and the wrath of God. He raised from the dead, evidence of being the living hope of forgiveness for all who repent and put their trust in Him.

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      • 06/25/2015 at 1:55 PM

        @infidelsrising.
        It’s clear to me that we have reached an impasse in this dialogue. I suppose I would better have said “my first response…” rather than “my only response to a muslim…”. Be that as it may, I hope the “strategies” you speak of are bearing fruit for the Kingdom. It is all about winning souls, after all! I see that my comments have likewise raised the ire of the blog-master. Apparently I’m perceived as a raving loud-mouthed Simon Peter type. As a rule, I never comment on posts which are more than a few days old – this blog was originally posted on 3-18-2011. Wow! What’s more, the original intent of this particular post was not to point out right and wrong ways of reaching out to muslims. I get that! In a last attempt at defending my position I can’t help asking, ‘Why did Jesus essentially call the Syrophenician woman a dog, in Mk 7.27?’ And, why in Jn 2.4, did He refer to his own mother as “woman, what have I to do with thee?” Allow me to suggest that in his infinite wisdom and knowledge, he perceived a “root” of insidious, otherwise undetectable, REBELLION and arrogance which He very succinctly and wisely NIPPED IN THE BUD!

        And that’s my only point when it comes to dealing with muslims! I DO NOT RESPECT THEM AS MUSLIMS – but I do acknowledge them as lost souls in need of a Savior! They ALL have an ingrained false sense of spiritual SUPERIORITY which must be dealt with first and foremost! Otherwise, you are simply dialoguing with the devil – and he always wins that argument! And that’s my final answer!!!

        Incidentally, my original comment (06/23/2015) was addressed to ‘tayyip’, a muslim, who posted on 07/31/2014. I suspect he is totally unaware of this ongoing dialogue!

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        • ICA
          06/25/2015 at 4:35 PM

          No ire raised. We just need to be discerning regarding the manner in which we communicate with Muslims. If a Muslim rejects and blasphemes the Gospel of Christ, then we leave it in the hands of God. There is no need to cast pearls before anyone who would trample them.

          With respect to Mark 7:27, Jesus was not insulting the non-Jewish woman in need (and she obviously didn’t take it as an insult, implying she knew what Jesus was getting at). He was testing her faith and, while likening her to a household puppy (literally) was making a point with this poignant parable. Though the children (Jews) were to be fed first (with the Gospel) the little pups (Gentiles) likewise had a place around the table (after all, they’re loved by the family that adopted them). As an article on Christian Courier explains, “The woman followed the Lord’s parable, acknowledging the distinction implied by his words. Perhaps she saw a glimmer of hope in the word ‘first,’ for Jesus implicitly revealed that while there was a redemptive priority for the Jews, the blessings of heaven did not exclusively belong to them.

          With remarkable insight and persistence, she replied, ‘Yea, Lord; even the dogs under the table eat of the children’s crumbs’ (Mark. 7:28). Jesus responded, ‘For this saying go thy way; the demon is gone out of thy daughter’ (v. 29).

          ‘This saying,’ (i.e., her reply to Jesus) evidenced great faith on her part. Matthew records the assessment of our Lord: ‘O woman, great is thy faith’ (15:28). Because of her faith, expressed in her thoughtful exchange with Jesus, the Lord granted her request for a miracle. The verb ‘is gone out,’ is in the perfect tense, reflecting the Lord’s control and power. The demon left while they spoke and would remain out.

          Consider the following observations about this woman of great faith.” Read more here.

          As for John 2:4, Jesus is simply letting His mother know that what was happening at the wedding was not their concern. Using the term “woman” instead of “mother” should not imply reproof. After all, Jesus used the same term as He “tenderly addressed Mary Magdalene after his resurrection John 20:15, and his mother when he was on the cross, John 19:26. Compare also Matthew 15:28; John 4:21; 1 Corinthians 7:16 … The words sound to us harsh, but they might have been spoken in a tender manner, and not have been intended as a reproof. It is clear that he did not intend to refuse to provide wine, but only to delay it a little; and the design was, therefore, to compose the anxiety of Mary, and to prevent her being solicitous about it. It may, then, be thus expressed: ‘My mother, be not anxious. To you and to me this should not be a matter of solicitude. The proper time of my interfering has not yet come. When that is come I will furnish a supply, and in the meantime neither you nor I should be solicitous.’ Thus understood, it is so far from being a ‘harsh reproof,’ that it was a mild exhortation for her to dismiss her fears and to put proper trust in him.” (Barnes).

          Hope this helps, God bless!

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          • 06/25/2015 at 5:48 PM

            That’s a very interesting choice of scriptures to expound on ICA. Dogs are hated by Muslims because (black) dogs are considered ‘black devils’. (Sahih Muslim 4;1032). Similarly, Paul calls Judaizers ‘dogs’ in Philippians 3:2. And in the Revelation, those who are unsaved are called ‘dogs’, unclean animals, a possible reference to Jews but could also include other unsaved, unregenerate, unrepentant individuals.

            This should speak very profoundly to Muslims, since Jesus is showing grace to someone who identifies with being a ‘dog’, an unclean person. Muslims are no more spiritually clean than a dogs, yet God extends that same grace to them if they repent and trust in His Son Jesus Christ.

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            • 06/25/2015 at 11:38 PM

              Very interesting, ‘infidel…’, and insightful too, but, as you are well aware, no practicing muslim will ever admit to needing God’s grace, due to uncleanness, much less admit to being a ‘spiritual’ dog, i.e., a puppy, as ICA has suggested. You have said that you’ve had some one-on-one conversations with muslims. I wish I could have been a fly on the wall! My personal experiences, whenever I’ve tried to persuade and cajole them with kind words about God’s forgiveness and love, has been to have them telling me how ‘Jesus is not God’ and how ‘he never died on the Cross for our sins’.

              It always ended up as a spiritual merry-go-round with them trying to persuade me of the truth of their allah-god. And that’s why I’ve resorted to “strong-man-tactics”.

              It’s not very often that I “get into it” online with a dyed-in-the-wool muslim, but when I do, I go for the spiritual jugular (in other words, I do my best to point out the gross inconsistencies and wickedness found in mohammed as opposed to the love, grace and mercy found in Jesus Christ, who is God Almighty come to save that which was lost).

              I’m sorry if you find my approach to be somewhat offensive and/ or harsh, but no true foundation of grace can ever be laid unless we first get down to SOLID BEDROCK – Rock of Ages, cleft for me, let me hide myself in Thee! On Christ, the Solid Rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand!!! “Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ.”

              God bless you!!! Amen!!

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  29. ICA
    06/24/2015 at 6:16 PM

    It is our duty as followers of Christ to expose the darkness of false teachings and false doctrines with the light of Truth (Ephesians 5:11), including those that permeate Islam. But in doing so we must be mindful to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). We are dealing with hearts and minds, many that may be genuinely seeking answers, that have been blinded by 1,400 years of Islamic falsehoods, fables and frauds. Sometimes it will take time to soften a battle-hardened heart. Sometimes it will take time to dispel erroneous teachings that have served nothing but to confuse, confound and corrupt a now brainwashed mind.

    The souls of countless millions hang in the balance. While we should not and do not respect the lies and deceptions that are riddled throughout the pages of the Qur’an and the Hadith, we must respectfully shed light upon them through sound reason, and with an attitude and in a manner that encourages open and honest dialogue, not discourages it.

    “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect …” (1 Peter 3:15b) because “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Proverbs 15:1).

    Let’s invite each and every Muslim to Christ. If we shine the way we ought to shine with Christ in us, they will be drawn to His light as the Spirit works through us for His Glory.

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  30. ICA
    06/25/2015 at 12:10 PM

    mike d, “Do you have any thoughts on Charles Cooper and His 4 global kingdoms taken over by Antichrist He speeks of the 4 beast s of Daniel 7 as all existing at one time,and suggest s that Antichrist will have global authority. He makes a decent argument?”

    Hi mike d. Cooper’s argument still fails to stand up to the full counsel of Scripture. If Antichrist’s domain is comprised of four global kingdoms, then in light of Daniel 11 why would Antichrist be troubled by news coming out of the east? Why would Antichrist be dismayed by rumors from the north? Or how could the King of the South (which implies a wholly separate kingdom) be “moved with rage, and go out and fight” against Antichrist? Or why would Micah 5 suggest that there are seven nations that band together to fight against Antichrist — nations who, per Ezekiel 28:7, would be terribly strong foreigners (and likely Western nations)? The fact that there are areas/nations to the north, to the south, to the east, and even the west that Antichrist evidently does not control is evidence in and of itself that his kingdom is regional, and not global. Even within his proximity there are those who resist him. Case in point, how could the nations of “Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon” escape his hand if he controls four global kingdoms? At the end of the day, the idea of a global kingdom ruled by Antichrist just doesn’t stand up to the test of reason, let alone Scripture. Hope this helps!

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  31. 09/21/2016 at 3:15 PM

    Hillary despises him. But Trump seems to want to be his pal. What if this upcoming election actually determines whether the U.S. cooperates with the antichrist during the tribulation, or resists him?

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