4. Answering Islam
Answering Islam Conference
Session 4 – Answering Islam
Sugar Land Bible Church
7-8 November 2015
Thank you for coming back–not that we didn’t expect any of you not to come back, but it is nice to see people come back. What we’re going to cover tonight and tomorrow is I’m going to focus a little bit more on the spiritual nature of Islam and then also look at some of the apologetic and polemic aspects. Number one, what do Muslims believe about not just their theology, but what do Muslims believe about Christianity? What are they teaching about Christianity, so that when you try to share with a Muslim and they attack you or they criticize you–I don’t mean attack physically; I mean criticize you and say, “Oh, well, your Bible is corrupted” or “You believe in three Gods” or whatever–then we have to at least understand what their arguments are. We understand maybe how to be able to refute some of those arguments. And I’m not here in any way, shape, or form (like maybe other missionaries or other church leaders try to do) in trying to replace the Word of God. The Word of God addresses the Word of God. The Word of God doesn’t need defending by me. However, we will stand for the Word of God, and so we’re going to look at what the Bible says in addressing some of those things.
Then I want to focus also on Islam as a spiritual entity. This is maybe new for some who inherently would know that okay, well, this is an evil demonic spirit as we’ve said all day. But what does specifically the Bible address about a spirit that denies Christ in such a fashion?
And tomorrow morning when we do “Chrislam Exposed,” we will also look at some of the counter things between Islam and Christianity and some of the ecumenical movement–this whole idea of merging and blending (not just Chrislam), the idea that both are one. There are a lot of churches that say, “Oh, we don’t believe it’s the same God,” and yet their practices are not matching what they’re saying. And then hopefully in the Q and A, we’ll address any other issues that are left out.
But I wanted to make sure that we’re equipped a little bit to understand what Muslims believe. I want to start out by saying that in everything we’re talking about today, the only answer–the real answer–is the gospel. There is no other answer because we can talk ad nauseam about all the so-called solutions. Well, how do we turn things around? We already talked about repentance and we talked about our responsibility, but the only thing that’s going to change the heart of any individual, including a Muslim–as it did with me–is the gospel. As I shared with you guys earlier briefly, as Paul says in Romans 9:33, “Behold, I lay in Zion that stone of stumbling, and he who believes in Him will not be put to shame.”
And I’m living testimony that indeed the gospel was offensive, because when the gospel message was shared with me through an individual and the person gave me a tape to listen to from a church that had one… By the way, young people here, do you guys know what a tape is? [laughter] Sorry, I just had to make sure that I wasn’t speaking like some foreign language. Sometimes I say that and they’re like, “What’s that??” It’s a little thing that would go into…. Never mind. How many of you still know 8-track? Yeah! Now you’ve got the iPods in the car and MP3… anyway.
So they gave me a tape to listen to, and one side was about the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and why the crucifixion was necessary. And the other side was on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. I’m talking about the gospel–not watered down, not make it palatable, make it non-offensive–I’m talking about the unadulterated gospel. Even though I was more culturally Muslim, I still knew what I was supposed to believe as a Muslim and I knew to some extent what generally Christians believe. And so therefore it offended me. But what I realize now is that what I thought was offense was really the piercing of my heart, because that’s what the Word of God does: it pierces and it leaves us without excuse. Right? It will not return back null and void. It will not allow us to have an excuse; we’re now without excuse. And that’s exactly the testimony.
And so the brief part of my testimony… This person gave me this tape to listen to, and I had determined in my mind that I wasn’t going to listen to it. So I put it in my car and I tried to ignore it, and for three days I tried to ignore that thing and I could not get that thing out of my mind. I mean, it was just like non-stop because my curiosity level was just going up to the roof. So finally I put it in the car, and I was listening to it and at the same time it was breaking my heart. It was hard to listen to. Fast forward, approximately two, three weeks later, I met with this person who had given me the tape and I literally told this person this offended me. And I remember the look–it was a gal who was a student of mine–and the look on her face was like, “Oh my gosh, I’ve offended this Muslim.”
But I praise God that she didn’t stop. Do you understand? How many of us are like, “Oh-oh, I’ve offended the Muslim” or “I’ve offended…(anybody). I’m not going to do that again.” But she could see something in me and the desire, so she didn’t stop. And so she pursued, and then she connected me with a gentleman who was a Christian. And we met, and one of the funniest things was that we met and I had had some questions for him on the phone, and he said, “These are great questions! Write them on a piece of paper and bring them with you.” And so I go and I meet with him. And you guys are from Texas. You guys know Cracker Barrel, right? I tell that story up north, and people are like, “Cracker what?” And I go, “Never mind, you don’t know. You’ve never been there.”
So we met at a Cracker Barrel and I sat down and we had lunch. I shared some of my questions with him and he goes, “This is fantastic. Let’s do two things. Let’s pray and ask the Holy Spirit to give us revelation…” Well, first of all, as a Muslim I don’t believe in the Holy Spirit. “…and number two, let’s open the Bible and see what the Word of God says to these questions.” And I’m thinking, you mean that corrupt book? So we pray, he opens the Bible, and this so-called corrupt book is answering my questions. So the Lord was just working through all that. But it was actually a few days later, as I was in my car, I was still listening to that tape, front and back, front and back. And the Lord utterly broke my heart and I actually started weeping while I was driving, to the point where I thought I was going to get in an accident. So I pulled over to the side of the road, on a gravel road, and this was in Lawrenceville, Georgia. I was down in Georgia at the time. And I’m just sitting there in my car crying, and I’m thinking people are driving by thinking this guy is nuts– he’s suicidal. I don’t know what they thought.
And right there I just felt the compelling, compelling Spirit of the Lord saying to me, “Shahram, you now know. One is true and one is a lie. Choose today whom you’re going to serve.” And right there in that car I prayed and I said, “Lord Jesus, I believe who You are. The Bible says You are the Son of the Living God. You are God. You came in the flesh. And I just confessed openly all that I had heard on that tape. So the very thing that offended me saved me. So I share this to say this passage is true. God’s Word is true, and we have to exercise, through the power of the Holy Spirit, a spirit of boldness. And this isn’t just with Muslims; this is with anybody in our society.
This nation is broken; it is hurting, The world is hurting and broken, and the only answer is the gospel. Now keep in mind that we don’t just preach the gospel. Right? As Paul says in one of my favorite passages in 2 Timothy, chapter 4, when he says, “I solemnly charge you before God the Father and Christ Jesus, the judge of the living and the dead…” (what does he say?) “…preach the Word, in season and out of season. [2 Timothy 4:1-2, “I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by His appearing and His kingdom:  preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort, with great patience and instruction.”]
So we have to be ready to stand on the Word of God, but we know that the gospel, the true gospel, has power. You’ll see tomorrow that one of the things that is happening in some of our main churches is they have adopted the social gospel–the idea that it’s all about feelings and emotions. The last thing I would want to do is offend somebody, because if it’s all about feelings and emotions, then God forbid if I offend them, I failed. What the gospel has become–or evangelism has become—is, “Well, I want to make friends with them.” And I hear this all the time: “Well, we just have different tactics on how we share the gospel with Muslims, because what I want to do is teach people let’s become friends for a while and …” I go, “Well, where in the Bible does it say that you have to be a friend with someone for a month before you share the gospel?”
In fact, the gospel says the opposite, doesn’t it? Today is the day of salvation. Do not put off till tomorrow what you can do today. How do you know you’re going to see them again? How do you know that tomorrow they’re not going to get hit by a bus or, God forbid, go back to their home country, or whatever it is? How do you know? So we have to be bold and courageous and risk offending. And in fact, the more in an evangelistic sense you try to befriend a Muslim and simply be friends, the harder it’s going to get, because the deeper your friendship goes, the less you’re going to risk offending them.
And really, can I be honest? Can we be honest? That’s not God’s love. That’s not agapē love. That’s the fleshly love, because the agapē love of God would care about their eternity and not just about, “Are they happy right now?” or “Let’s have a nice meal together.” Now I’m telling you, I hear that from these missionaries and these churches and these pastors all the time: “Well, we’re not going to bring you into our church because your style is very harsh, and we really focus on relationship evangelism.” And again, I ask you, where is that in the Bible–the idea that evangelism is tied to relationship? I get what they’re saying, that we want to have some rapport and build some respect and trust. That’s fine, but share the gospel.
Now, as I share with you today, what I want to do in all fairness to Islam is share with you the mentality of what Muslims think and how they try to be good Muslims. We talked about the overt aspects–the violent stuff–but there are five pillars of Islam. Some of you may know this, some of you may not, but I just want to be sure we cover it. The basic five pillars of Islam are what every devout Muslim is supposed to follow. Number 1, they are supposed to pray this prayer called the Shahada, which is what you will hear people say, “There’s no god but Allah and His prophet, Mohammed.” (None of you’d better say that–I’m going to be upset with you if any of you ever pray that. If I find that any of you….) So that’s the prayer that they will pray.
Now here’s what’s interesting, and I didn’t get a chance to say this in our last session. In the public school textbooks–remember I was referencing the public school textbooks–and the bias…We know for a fact that many of the textbook companies (including Houghton-Mifflin and McPherson and three or four top textbook companies) are now partially Saudi-owned. What they’ve done is when they teach cross-cultural studies or comparative religion and focus on Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam, they’ll get maybe two or three pages on Christianity (and two of the pages are on the Crusades and how bad the Christians were during the Crusades). A lot of the books I look at barely have any teaching on Judaism–the oldest religion upon the planet and no teaching on it. And when they get to Islam, the one book that we actually got pulled out of one of the school districts (because a dad complained) up in Washington State had seven chapters on Islam. And the very first chapter was the five pillars; they literally had listed the five pillars of Islam. Well, pillar number one is their prayer to become a Muslim. That would be like having the sinner’s prayer in a public school textbook. And of course, the ACLU had no problem with that.
So this prayer is their prayer, but it’s also what they use to evangelize or to do their da’wah.
Number 2, they have to do fasting. And they have certain restrictions on fasting, including Ramadan, which is that month out of the year (forty days) where they fast from sunup to sundown. Then at sundown they’ll break their fast and have a big celebration. So if you have the joy–or the not joy, depending on how you view it–of living next to a Muslim, or if there are Muslims in your neighborhood and you wonder why at 1:00 in the morning, five, six, ten cars will come to a Muslim’s house, the reason is because they’re coming back from the mosque or the Islamic center, where they’ve broken their fast during Ramadan. Especially in the month of Ramadan, they’ll come in and keep going through the early hours of the morning. I’ve had Muslim neighbors and they haven’t had much of a sense of noise or time or anything like that. So they are supposed to fast.
They are supposed to do their daily prayers, of course. They pray a minimum of five times a day. There’s a back story to Mohammed negotiating with Allah, according to Islamic tradition, about how many times they are supposed to pray. And the back story is that Mohammed apparently was taken to Jerusalem–this is according to him or according to tradition–where he negotiated with Allah, where they were supposed to pray thirty times a day (or more than thirty times a day) and he supposedly negotiated it down to five times a day. But it’s an Islamic tradition and it’s not backed.
They are supposed to pray five times a day, and when they pray they use cyclical prayers. So for a Muslim, they don’t get to talk to God. There isn’t like where we would open the Bible or we would be able to communicate through the Holy Spirit. They’re doing recited prayers that are memorized. And remember I said earlier, they have to pray in Arabic. Well, what if they speak Chinese or Swahili or…? It doesn’t matter–they have to learn to pray in Arabic, and it has to be classical Arabic. They have to learn to pray correctly.
On my “Chrislam Exposed” DVD, one of the testimonies that I have of another former Muslim is that he was actually in Mecca. He was from Iran, he was a devout Muslim, his father was training him to be an imam, and he was in Mecca. He had gone to Mecca for number 5 here (which I’ll get to in a minute), which is called the Hajj, or their pilgrimage. And in Mecca he was praying, but apparently he was praying in the wrong accent. So the imam of the mosque taps him on the shoulder and says to him, “Where are you from?” He says, “I’m from Iran.” “Where’s your wife?” “Well, my wife is back in Iran; she’s pregnant with our second child.” And he says, “Well, I have a recommendation from Allah for you.” And he goes, “Wow!” He gets all excited, thinking, “I’ve come to Mecca and Allah is going to speak to me.” And the Imam says, “Well, I was listening to you pray and your prayer was incorrect. You were praying in the wrong accent.” So he opens one of the hadiths, and he says, “According to the hadith, according to the prophet, if this happens, you must go and divorce your wife.”
This happened right in Mecca, right in the corner (there’s a corner of that Kaaba building and I’ll cover this tomorrow) where they have a black stone that pre-Islam was a meteor that they worshipped. But now, apparently, it’s the rock that Abraham was going to sacrifice Ishmael on. That’s what Islam teaches, by the way. It wasn’t Isaac–it was Ishmael. It wasn’t on Mt. Moriah–it was in Mecca, apparently.
So he’s in that corner and this is what he gets: go divorce your wife. And he says, “Right there, it just came out of me.” He said, “I don’t know what it was. I know it wasn’t from me. I just shouted out to this cleric, ‘then Allah is not God.’” And he goes, “I don’t know what happened. How did I say that? They could have killed me.” And it was because he realized in that moment, “If Allah was God, number one, he’d know where I was born and what language I speak and what my heart is in prayer. And two, he would know how long it took for me to marry my wife.” That was the other part of the story that you have to listen to–that he had coveted marrying his wife for many, many years.
The number four pillar is the Zakāt or giving. And number five is the Hajj–the pilgrimage, the once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage that they have to go to Mecca. By the way, one of the crazy things that’s been going on in Mecca the last number of years is all these stampedes. It’s been an under-reported story since, I think, 2005, that there have been something like over seven or eight hundred people killed in the yearly hajjs in Mecca by stampede. They stampede each other. Can you imagine if back in Jerusalem, some people have gone there to visit the Holy Land, and there’s a story like 100 Christians stampede each other? It would just be bizarre, right?
So these are the basic pillars. Now remember earlier I covered Jihad, and Jihad is the unofficial sixth pillar of Islam. It is a pillar, because remember, it is what they are commanded to wage– culturally, spiritually, and literally. But these are the official five pillars. And so there is a religious component for Muslims that they’re trying to be good Muslims. But here’s the sad part–in Islam there is no guarantee of salvation except one. Anybody want to guess what that is? Well, specifically martyr death. The word there is called Shaheed (to become a Shaheed). And on the DVD that I have on “The Unveiling,” we covered the verse there that actually talks about seven blessings that are given to the martyr, including blessing number 6, which is the 72 virgins.
But most people don’t talk about blessing number 7, which actually teaches that a Muslim that martyrs can actually intercede by the shedding of his blood for 70 of his family. So when you see someone martyred–for example in Palestine or around the world–have you ever noticed the family throws a party, a celebration? Have you ever wondered why they do that? And the same thing happened in Iran. I witnessed growing up in Iran and I witnessed when we left Iran where families would celebrate children that were martyred or had killed themselves for the cause of Allah. And the reason is because they now believe that the whole family is going to heaven. It’s collective salvation. And that’s one of the things that most people don’t understand about Islam and even most Muslims don’t understand about Islam. I will ask Muslims, “Do you believe that a man can die for your sins?” “Absolutely not.” I say, “Well, you’re wrong,” and I lead them to that hadith and say, “Go look it up. The martyr can intercede according to Islam.” I say, “But here’s the good news. The good news is a man didn’t die for your sins, but God became man and died for your sins.”
So I use that as an opportunity to then broach the subject that God Himself took upon what we could not do, and yet Islam…so think about that. The Muslim believes that they have to die to go to heaven (meaning they have to kill themselves so Allah will let them get to heaven) and the Bible teaches that God has died for us so we can go to heaven and be with Him and have eternity. You tell me how those can be the same God. There’s no commonality. But that’s one of the things that was very paramount for me.
By the way, if you’re talking to a Muslim, that is an appropriate question to ask: “Do you know where you’re going if you die? Do you have any guarantee of your salvation? Because if you’re like me, I didn’t want to die as a martyr. I had no desire to die. I liked life, but I knew I was not a good Muslim. And then beyond martyrdom, the only thing that Muslims can do is to try to follow the five pillars–follow the teachings of Islam and be a good Muslim. Even then, it’s a hope. It’s a maybe. The only guarantee is martyrdom. So you have to understand that death is glorified in Islam because of this reason. They don’t have guarantee of salvation there, but there are their five pillars.
Now I want to cover a couple of things that I didn’t quite cover earlier. They’re related to, again, one of the polemic kind of arguments that you have to refute with Islam. Number one I already covered with you, right? It is that Islam is a religion of peace. Hopefully today you’ve been equipped to know that’s absolutely a lie. There’s no way that Islam, under any definition that we would have of peace, can be a religion of peace or tolerance or non-violence. However, one of the arguments that people will use is they’ll say, “Look, Islam never accepts or condones violence.” Right? It doesn’t. It forbids it. And they’ll use this verse: Surah 5:36 from the Quran, that “Whosoever so killed a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind…”
So you look at that verse. You go, “Wow, so Islam says that if somebody kills somebody else, other than in a situation of manslaughter or corruption, then it’s like you’ve killed all people. Well, clearly they denounce killing, right?” Here’s the problem: it’s not true. That’s a false statement because they’ve taken that verse out of context. Here’s the whole verse: Surah 5:32, “For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he killed all mankind.”
So “We decreed…” according to Allah to the Jews, if you kill for any other reason but these, it’s like you killed all humanity. So this is not for Muslims–this is for the Jews. Isn’t that convenient? So this is one of the ways that you have to understand these type of arguments, that Muslim apologists will oftentimes come and say look…” In fact, I just was contacted by a gal who has a Muslim friend who is a lawyer, who is of a sect of Islam I mentioned earlier (it’s one of the heretical sects that are very minute, like 1% of Muslims). And this is one of the things that he was trying to pull on her: “Oh, well, Islam never, never, never, never condones violence. It forbids it.” And he used this verse. Well, it wasn’t true.
Here’s another verse. Surah 5:33, “The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will be killed or crucified…” (Just in case you’re not sure about what killed or crucified means, that’s literal, correct?) “…or have their hands and feet on alternate sites cut off or will be expelled out of the land.” So all three of those are permissible. You go, “Well, how do they pick which one? They get to pick. All three are permissible. You can kick them out of the land if they flee, you can cut off their hands and feet, or you can kill them or crucify them. And by the way, ISIS is doing all three. They’re following this passage.
Here is another argument. (That was one argument, and by the way, I hope that I’ve shown you the whole Islam-is-a-religion-of-peace argument is bunk.) But this is another argument: Islam is pluralistic. This is what I was referring to earlier where you hear people–especially when Islamists are in the early house–where they will say something like, “Islam…” Look at the verse up there. What does it say? “There is no compulsion in religion,” (they use Surah 2) “…The right direction is henceforth distinct from error. And he who rejecteth false deities and believe in Allah hath grasped a firm handhold which will never break. Allah is Hearer, Knower.” There is no compulsion in religion–I have had this used against me ad-nauseam by Muslim apologists who say, “Well, see clearly Islam is pluralistic. They believe in religious freedom. They believe in coexisting. They’re not intolerant in that way.
And what is your answer? How would you answer this? “This verse has been abrogated!” This verse is abrogated once you (Muslim) get the upper hand! A lot of times we can see what Islamists, (like the Muslim Brotherhood) do, as they’ll work with interfaith groups–the so-called interfaith groups. And I hope–and I know Andy would support this in this church body here–that we have to be very clear. If somebody says they’re a Christian and they claim to be interfaith, or that they’re universalists, you need to lovingly say to them, “You’re not a Christian. Can I share the gospel with you so you can get saved?” Agreed? You guys weren’t on board with that one. [someone says something, can’t hear] “That’s not my style, I wouldn’t be that bold with them…” I would! Because they’re in error! How can you say you’re a Christ-follower, and then believe in interfaith dialogue and an interfaith path to God? There’s only one way. So we’ve got to be clear about that.
But they’ll use this verse. So, the response back is that this verse has been abrogated–according to the Quran and according to the example of your prophet–because when Islam gets the upper hand, you have to go to Surah 9 (remember we covered that earlier, right?), which gives you the three choices: convert, dhimmitude, or fight. But this is the verse they use. I’m just trying to show you their arguments for refuting people like myself that will claim Islam is not moderate, not peaceful, so forth and so on.
Okay, within this I want to cover with you a couple of movements that are really seen as heretical movements within mainstream Islam. One is those who believe that Islam can be reformed. There are those like Ayaan Hirsi Ali, and I have deep respect for her as an individual. I know that many groups have invited her; there are a lot of conservative groups that invite her to come and speak. In fact, a group called Act For America had her at their national conference. I respect her as an individual–she is very courageous, she’s very outspoken about the ill treatment of women in Islam. And yet at the same time, she’s very respectful not to criticize the prophet of Islam. She’s a Muslim who teaches that Islam can be reformed, like she claims Christianity was reformed.
Well, there’s a major problem to this. Anybody want to guess what the problem is? Well let me ask it this way: Why can Islam not be reformed? Who would want to take a guess at why Islam cannot be reformed? Because of Mohammed! Simple answer! That’s it–that’s a simple answer. It’s a very simple argument: because of Mohammed. Well, what do you mean? Well, Mohammed is the one, first of all, who came along and abrogated Islam from the early no compulsion. The other one they use, by the way, that I didn’t put on the slide is they’ll say, “Oh, in the early verses of the Quran, it says that Muslims can take Jews and Christians as friends.” That’s true, that’s true. But in the abrogated verses, it says, “O Muslims, do not take the Jew and Christian as a friend or as an ally. If you do, you become one of them.” So the question is, which one is it? The answer is both, because it depends on which house you’re in. Make sense?
And there are numerous examples I could share with you. I have a friend from Nigeria who told me this story about growing up there, where he had Muslims as friends growing up, until the Muslims got the upper hand, got control. Nigeria is now predominantly Muslim; it used to be predominantly Christian. And so his very friends–they used to play soccer together, used to hang out together– came to his neighborhood when they got the upper hand, and they said, “Listen, you need to convert.” And when he and his family said no, they drove them out of their house and burned their house down. Same guy! What happened? What happened was Islam abrogated. Does that make sense? It’s nothing personal, folks. They have to follow their ideology. So that’s absolutely right– it’s about Mohammed, because Mohammed was the one who brought abrogation. Mohammed is the one who is to be imitated.
And so what some of these reformers say is if we would only go back to the early verses of the Quran, we’d be good to go. I’d go, “Okay, great! I’m willing to come out and do a press conference. Let’s do a press conference this week. We’ll come out, maybe the media will show up, and we’ll say, “Hey, we’re here today to say that we’re willing to accept that Islam is going to back to the early verses of the Quran. However, we’re here today to denounce Mohammed as a true prophet. He’s a false prophet. He’s a liar. He’s a deceiver. He’s a mass-murderer, and we’re going to denounce him.” And they look at me like, “Ahhhhhh…” and I go, “Where did I lose you?” I’m willing to come out and say to you, “Islam can be reformed.” The reality is, Islam will never be reformed. It is a pipedream, because you have to denounce Mohammed. And if you denounce Mohammed, what happens to Islam? There is no Islam, because nobody else got the revelation of Islam. Does that make sense? He’s the only one who got the revelation!
So, if you do away with Mohammed… (I’m all in favor of coming out and denouncing Mohammed as a false prophet–I may get a couple more death threats on me, but I’m all in favor of that)…but the problem is: no Islam! Does that make sense? So while I respect these people—Ayaan Hirsi Ali and others like Zahudi Jasser (another guy that is always on Fox News and talking about Islam being reformed)–the reality is, they’re either genuinely naïve or they’re deceived. Again, that gets back to the whole deceiver thing. And I don’t think that Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Zahudi Jasser are deceivers necessarily, because they are being very courageous. However, I believe that they are utterly naïve. It’s a pipedream, because it is impossible for Islam to be reformed because Islam, in the upper house, is militant and fundamentalist. It’s not radical, because it goes back to what you said, ma’am. The simple answer is, “Mohammed did it.” The moment you say, “Mohammed did it,” it is Islam.
Okay, I want to take a quick right turn here and now talk about what does the Bible say, specifically, about a spirit that would look like Islam? Andy shared with you earlier, powerfully, about what the Bible says specifically about these Islamic nations, about the timing, the fact they’re surrounding Israel. We are seeing prophecy fulfilled before our eyes. However, the Bible specifically addresses an antichrist spirit. Notice I’m saying “an” antichrist spirit, right? Notice the “an,” not the “the.” Okay, what does the Bible say? Well, in the Bible there are only four verses– five references–to the word “antichrist.” And they are all in 1 and 2 John. Now we know there are many references to the figure–like Andy talked about–the figure of the antichrist, the lawless one, the son of perdition, those type of things. But I’m talking about to the actual word “antichrist” as used in Scripture.
The Lord led me to really look at this a while back, because what was frustrating me was, particularly within the missional community, they’re not treating Islam as a spiritual issue. They’re dealing with it as a cultural issue—“Well, it’s just a cultural thing.” No it’s not! You’re dealing with a demonic entity, because otherwise there’s no explanation for the number of people that I’ve seen deceived by Islam that should have never been deceived by Islam. But it’s a spiritual entity.
So in 1 and 2 John, the Bible gives us a definition. It actually defines. So let’s read it together here. It says, “Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they’re from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world.  By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God…” That’s pretty specific, isn’t it?  “…and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now it is already in the world.” [I John 4:1-3 NASB]
Well, we know from the beginning of the gospel that there were many that denied–including the Jews themselves–that would have denied that Jesus came in the flesh. The question is, how does Islam fit this definition? And I believe, again, this is leading towards that one-world kind of false peace–the whole idea of false peace, the idea of “Let’s be at peace with each other.” But the Bible says no, no, no. You’re supposed to test the spirits, right? Because remember what Paul says, what does light have to do with darkness? You can’t sit at the table of the Lord and the table of demons at the same time. What does the Spirit of God have to do with the spirit of antichrist? The answer is nothing! Right? But what do people want us to do? What are missionaries and churches and interfaith and… They want us to all merge, right? And let’s all just live in harmony and peace and get along. This is what is happening.
Let’s look at 1 John 2:22-23: “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies…” what? “…the Father and the Son.  Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also.” So the Bible gives us a very specific definition of an antichrist spirit. Agreed, that it is one who denies that Jesus is the Christ, denies that Jesus has come in the flesh, denies the Father, denies the Son. So if you see an ideology, a belief system, that does those things, wouldn’t it logically give us conclusion that that is an–an–antichrist spirit?
Now, let’s look at what Islam denies. First of all, Islam clearly denies the Trinity. Here is one of the strongest verses (there are many verses in the Quran, and I’ll cover some more tomorrow, where they deny the Trinity): “O followers of the Book…” Here’s why this is so powerful, because it specifically is talking to Jews and Christians. Remember I said earlier that the people of the Book… Who are the people of the Book? Jews and Christians. So of course, it’s specifically talking to Christians, because Jews don’t believe in what? Jesus as God. “…do not exceed the limits in your religion and do not speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth;… and say not Three.” What do you think they’re talking about? The trinity, right. “Desist…” Look at this. Look how strong this is. “Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one god; far be it from His glory that he should have a Son.” – Surah 4:171. Again, those verses I’m going to share tomorrow morning along this line of how vehemently not only do Islam and the Quran deny Jesus as God and that Allah has a son, but the fact that (you’ll see in a minute) Muslims actually pray it daily in their prayers.
Okay, so they deny the trinity. Well, we know that the Bible supports the trinity, correct? Not the word “trinity,” but we know that this is an orthodox Christian understanding: one God, three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Okay, so that’s pretty serious, isn’t it?
Okay, how many of you know that Islam in the Quran actually denies Jesus was crucified? Now there’s a huge problem with this. In fact, Dr. Woods earlier actually cited Josephus, right? Isn’t there even secular history that acknowledges that a man named Jesus of Nazareth was crucified? So they may not believe he was God, but you can’t deny that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified. There are secular historians who validate Roman history, the Jewish history. So Islam comes along and says that’s all wrong. What do they say? Watch this, Surah 4:157 – “that they said in boast… (this is talking about the Jews) “…‘we killed Christ Isa…’” (They call Him Isa. Notice they use the word “Christ.” But it does not mean to them what it means to us or when the Bible addresses Christ. What is Christ? The anointed one. The One, right? The son of Mary.” This is one of the ways that they get Christians, because there are verses that talk about Mary being a virgin in the Quran. And Christians would go, “See, there you go, this is all a common God.” But you’ll see tomorrow it’s not.
But, look at this, “they killed Him not, nor did they crucify Him…” You go, “Huh?” “…but so it was made to appear to them…for of a surety they killed him not…” So what Allah said through the prophet (supposedly) and remember, this is by the testimony (according to Mohammed) of the angel Gabriel. So the same angel Gabriel that shows up to Mary and says, “You are with child; you are to call Him Immanuel, God with us,” gets Alzheimer’s 600 years later and shows up and says “Now, ah, you know, that stuff never happened.”
So you go, “Well, what happened?” According to Islam, Allah made it appear…which means that Jesus was never crucified. He was taken up into heaven–this is what Muslims believe–and that there was somebody who was on the cross. The majority opinion is that it was Judas. So Allah made it look like Jesus’ face, but it really Judas. And it was to perpetrate (now follow me on this) the greatest hoax in human history. Would that not be the greatest hoax in human history? To pull the hoax off–the hoax of the millennium–that Jesus didn’t really die?
So how many billions of Christians since the inception of the cross and the resurrection have believed in Jesus as God who died on the cross? So apparently all of us are a bunch of dummies, because according to Islam, it never happened. It never happened! Allah pulled off the greatest hoax in human history.
Maybe that’s why (and I’ll cover this tomorrow) one of his 99 names in the Quran is Allah Khayrul-Makereen. The word makereen means “deceiver.” Khayrul means “the chief of.” Allah is the chief of the deceivers. Maybe that’s why Muslims are allowed to lie–and obligated to lie.
Okay, so they deny the Trinity. They deny the crucifixion. Well, that’s Christianity isn’t it? If they deny the crucifixion, is there any support in the Quran for the resurrection? Of course not. Even though the Bible says… remember John 11:25-26, “Jesus said…” (himself, by His own words to Mary) “‘I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies.  and everyone who believes in Me will never die.” He Himself said that. But according to Islam, if there’s no crucifixion, there is no resurrection. So, no trinity, no crucifixion, no resurrection.
Oh, it gets worse. They deny the Father and the Son. You go, “What?” Look at this. Surah chapter 112 verse 4. In the Arabic it is, “Lam yaled walam yoolad.” What that translates to is, “He (Allah) begets not, nor was he begotten.” So Allah was never a father, nor can he be a son.
And Muslims actually recite this. Remember how many times did I say they pray every day? And how many times do they cycle the prayers? Anybody remember? Three, so that’s a minimum of fifteen times a day—minimum–that they will pray this verse. They literally recite this verse. Some of them may know what they’re saying; some of them don’t, because they have to memorize it. But they recite this verse in their daily prayers while they’re prostrating themselves up and down towards Mecca. Allah is not begotten nor is he does not beget; he’s not a father nor is he a son.
What did 1 John 2 say? He who denies Jesus is the Christ, denies the Father and the Son. This is the spirit of antichrist.” [1 John 2:22, “Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son.”] Are we getting pretty clear with the evidence? Okay, so it denies the Trinity, denies the crucifixion, denies the resurrection, and denies the Father and the Son (because there cannot be no father and son because Allah doesn’t have children).
AND it gets worse. It’s actually not only an antichrist spirit; it is anti-Semitic. Here’s a verse that teaches about Isa returning. Remember I said he was taken up as a prophet? Islamic eschatology. And tonight in this area, I want to share with you again first of all so we understand we’re dealing with a spiritual entity (number 1). And number 2, how can we refute it, because we have to be able to understand how to refute this. Because when the Muslim says to you, “Well, we don’t believe in the crucifixion,” what we have to do is to say to them, “Look, I encourage you to look up actual history–not just the Bible–but look up other historians who validate that Jesus was crucified. But the Bible validates this in its original manuscripts. There are thousands of original manuscripts and, remember, the Muslim is taught that the Bible is corrupted.
I didn’t cover this earlier. Let me stop here just real quick before we go on and cover this. What Islam teaches is called progressive revelation. So here’s what they believe. Allah sent who? Abraham. Abraham brought the message of Allah as a prophet of Allah, and the people who followed him perverted it. So then after Abraham we have Moses, then David, and then ultimately they get to Jesus, number 6. So Jesus brought revelation. He was a prophet of Allah. He was not God, he wasn’t crucified–all that stuff. Those pesky Christians perverted it. So now Allah has to send the final messenger to correct everything, and that’s who Mohammed is.
So they will say the Bible is corrupt. Well, one of the ways that we can refute this is by a look at original manuscripts, because what they’ve been taught is our Bibles are corrupted. They believe that we think that our versions are without error, and I’ve said to them, “No, no, no. We believe that the Bible is incorruptible in its original language.” So if you go and look (and there are some Muslims that think in a more apologetic way) there are resources out there that you can go and send them to online that will look at the actual contextual evidence of the Bible (meaning the thousands of numbers of original manuscripts and so on). But you have to get them to the fact that both the Bible and Quran cannot both be correct. Does that make sense?
Now, the aspect of Jesus. I’m going to cover this a little more tomorrow but I want to show you this verse. This is a hadith. This is out of the Bukhari, and this is Mohammed himself. “Allah’s Apostle said, ‘the hour will not be established until the son of Maryam descends amongst you as a just ruler.” So you go, “Well look, Jesus is coming back. Look at how amazing this is!” Hold on, hold on, hold on– “he will break the cross” You go, “Huh? “…kill the pigs…” By the way, those are not little swine animals they’re talking about. “…and abolish Jizyah tax.” This is according to Mohammed. So Mohammed claims that Jesus is returning and He’s going to lead an army, and (I’ll show you this in a minute with further evidence) he’s going to lead an army and He’s going to destroy Christianity. Why would He destroy Christianity and the cross? Because it never happened. Right. According to Islam, the cross was a hoax; it never happened. It was just something the Jews perpetrated. It never happened, so therefore He’s going to break the cross, and then He’s going to lead an army and kill the pigs.
You go, “Well, what does he have with a little pork?” We’re not talking about the pork animals; we’re talking about Jews. Jesus, the Jewish Messiah (that we know, according to Islam, is not a Jew nor the Messiah) is going to lead an army and kill all the Jews. And then he’s going to abolish the Jizyah. And the Jizyah, remember, was the second tax–the tax for the dhimmitude status. Well, that’s not going to be necessary anymore. Why? Because there are not going to be any non-Muslims left. They’re all dealt with; they’ve all converted or all been killed. This is out of the mouth of Mohammed himself.
Now, they believe that Jesus is going to come as a sidekick to their Messiah, that’s the Mahdi. I’ll show you the difference between the Shiite Mahdi and the Sunni Mahdi in just a minute. Here’s another hadith even worse from Mohammed. Sahih Muslim Book 041, “The prophet said…the last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews…” By the way, this is to corroborate what Andy said earlier about what the Bible said, that Satan and the Satanic manifestation of the antichrist’s spirit hates God and hates God’s people and hates the Jews so much that he’s going to move upon humanity to have this level of hatred for the Jews. Now do you understand why the Jews work really well with the Nazis?
Okay, what’s going to happen? “…the last hour will not come unless the Muslims will fight against the Jews and the Muslims would kill them, until the Jews would hide themselves behind a stone or a tree, and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a Jew behind me; come and kill him… That’s not anti-Semitic, right? It is anti-Semitic at its core! So the more that the spirit of Islam is manifested, the more a Muslim goes down the road of following Islam, the more inherently they’re going to become anti-Semitic. That’s why you see in a lot of these churches that now are becoming more pro-Palestinian pro—you know, the poor Palestinians over there–they will then become pro-Islam. They’ll support all these refugees and all this stuff and what will they do? They will start turning on Israel.
I’ve seen it time and time and time again. Andy, you’ve probably seen it. It’s just one goes with the other. Because why? It’s a spiritual phenomenon. Do we understand this is a spiritual entity that is deceiving them? Come and kill them–why? Because they’re going to be wiped out. So what we are witnessing, as Andy said, is these are the signs of these last days, both for the church and for Israel.
And here’s another sign of the last days. According to Open Doors (these are 2014 numbers), 14 out of the top 15 countries persecuting and killing Christians are under the influence of Islam. The only country…You probably can’t see it on the screen there unless you have really, really good eyesight. Can anybody read the first country? North Korea–good job. North Korea is the only country on that list, number 1. That is not a Muslim-controlled country; they just have that lunatic in. But the other 14 countries are Islamic, and if you look at the top 30, I think it’s something like 25 or 26 out of 30 are Islamic. Signs of the last days? Signs of what we’re going to see? That’s why we believe that there is this worldwide genocide.
Another sick thing that I’ve covered before is one of the things we’ve seen coming out of Syria when we saw a lot of the Christians martyred in Syria. I think it was last year that there was a nun helping the refugees there who came out and said she had talked to these Jihadists who said that when they would kill Christians, they would hang them upside down, drain their blood (forgive me; this is graphic), and they would put their blood in vials. And they were selling them to rich Muslims, particularly in Saudi Arabia, for up to $100,000. And the Muslims were taking their blood and using it in their daily prayers. I just brought up this link, if you want to look it up. Worldnet Daily covered this story: the nun, the blood of Christians being sold. This was, as I said, early last year.
This is the verse that it made me think of in Revelation, “And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus, when I saw her I wondered greatly.” That verse never really spoke to me, that verse never really jumped out at me, until I heard a story like this. Literally they were using the blood of Christians in a sacrificial way in their prayers. So this is what we see with the manifestation that we’re seeing of this antichrist spirit.
Now please hear my heart. If you are engaging in evangelism with a Muslim, I don’t recommend you starting off the bat like, “Oh, my gosh! You guys are drinking people’s blood…” or “Your prophet is a pedophile.” Probably not a good tactical approach, right? You understand what I’m saying. Focus on the gospel. Focus on the gospel! Let it be truth in love. Focus on the gospel. This is more for us, so that we understand what we’re dealing with. By the way, if you’re going to share the gospel with a Muslim and if there is a Muslim in your life–in your sphere of influence at work or whatever–you need to begin to pray. You need to begin to pray and ask the Holy Spirit (1) to subdue the spirit of Islam, and (2) to open your eyes and show you how to reach that individual Muslim, because the Spirit knows how to reach that individual person. But we have to recognize what’s happening.
And just to wrap up this part of the presentation, I wanted not to mess with anybody’s eschatology, but I just wanted to teach you what Islam teaches about the end times and about their eschatology, and whether it would be possible if Islam is not just an antichrist spirit but potentially whether it could lead to the antichrist spirit. Again, I just want to share with you what they teach.
So number one, did you know that Islam has an antichrist figure? It’s actually called Al Masihad-Dajjal. So it’s the false Messiah–that’s how it translates. So they believe that the Jesus of the Bible is the false Messiah, and that if that Jesus ever came back–or if someone came back claiming to be Jesus Christ in those last days–that they are to be deemed as the false Messiah. This is Sahih Muslim. I’ve given some references there in case you want to look it up.
How many of you know that Islam, as I’ve said, has a Messianic figure, a world ruler–the Mahdi?
Now, here’s where the Sunnis and the Shiites disagree. The Sunnis believe the Mahdi has not come and he’s going to come in the last days. The Shiites believe that he came. He was an imam. In the 9th century he was mysteriously taken up to heaven. He’s somewhere in a pit in the city of Jonkora in Iran. People literally go there and write him notes, and stuff like that. How sad is that. This is the Shiite Muslims, and they believe he will come back.
Now where they agree is that when he comes back, He will usher in Islam upon the whole earth. And guess who his sidekick is going to be? Jesus. Now, how many of you know that in Islamic eschatology, they actually teach that the Mahdi will establish a peace agreement with a specific Jew and with what they call Christians (because they believe Romans were Christians). And this is the part where it gets really interesting–they actually teach that He will sign a seven-year agreement. I’m not making this up. Here is Mohammed himself, Sunan Abu Dawad. So Mohammed himself said, “The Mahdi will fill the earth with the equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and tyranny, and he will rule for seven years.” It’s kind of interesting, right? They believe that the Islamic Isa is going to come back with him as a prophet to him. I though it’s interesting, because the Bible talks about a false prophet…maybe that’s a possibility. But they believe very clearly that Jesus is not God, but He’s going to return just as He was taken up–because He never died, remember, according to them–and that He’s going to come back as a prophet. But when He comes back (this is one of the stories in this Sahih Muslim that recounts the story) it goes something like this: Jesus comes back. The Mahdi is there. The Mahdi says, “Jesus, you go ahead.” And Jesus says, “No, no, no, Mahdi. You go ahead. I’m going to take a secondary position.”
Boy, are they going to be wrong! Because, you know, Jesus is coming back, right? This is where it gets weird, and this goes back to that verse from Mohammed. Three things Jesus is going to do. Number 1, the Islamic Jesus is going to destroy Christianity. He’s going to go around the world and destroy Christianity– any vesture of Christianity–because according to him, it never happened. Number 2, he is going to establish Sharia upon the earth. And number 3, he’s going to lead that army to kill every last Jew on the planet earth (according to Islam). Thank God that this is not true! This is lies and deception and garbage from the pit of hell, but this is what they believe. Many Muslims don’t even know their own eschatology, so I just want to point out what the differences are there
So again, we have the commonality of the false Messiah and the commonality of the antichrist spirit. Now here’s my question. Would you agree that without doubt, Islam fits the definition of an antichrist spirit? It denies Jesus came in the flesh–never happened. We believe the Trinity. They say not only stop it, but far be it from the glory of Allah that he would even have a son. It denies the crucifixion, denies the resurrection, denies the Father, denies the Son. You go, “Isn’t that all of Christianity?” So what’s the goal of Islam? To absolutely wipe out Jews and Christians. That’s the endtime goal of Islam. That’s what Islam would do, and this is why I believe that it is definitely an antichrist spirit because that level of hatred, that level of demonic activity, can only be explained from a spiritual phenomenon. As Andy said earlier, it is Satan himself through this spirit that would convince and put in the minds of men to hate the Jews and hate the Christians so much, because it’s not human–it is demonically inspired.
So we’re preparing for these ends days and we’re preparing for the tribulation period. That’s why I told Andy that these folks that are claiming the whole preterist and the whole aspect of, “Well, we’re not going to… that’s all been fulfilled.” The reason it’s so dangerous is because we’re not recognizing these signs of what is happening and that we’re drawing closer to the coming of the Lord, right? We’re supposed to be warning and sounding the alarm and preparing ourselves, right? Occupying until He comes and being about the kingdom and the business of sharing the gospel and fulfilling the great commission. But if we believe that Islam is a religion of peace, we’re not going to share the gospel with the Muslims.
This is what they believe. This is the bondage that they’re in. So the only way that we can combat this–I get back to what I said at the beginning–is we have to share the gospel. We have to be able to be bold. We have to pray for the boldness of the Holy Spirit in sharing the gospel with every person in our sphere of influence. We have to be bold Christians once again. I think that in our culture and in our society, we’ve been browbeaten into political correctness. We’ve been browbeaten into, “Listen, you can be a Christian–just go in your home, close your door, be private, stop talking to other people. I don’t want to hear about your Christianity… blah, blah, blah.”
And we have to say, “You know what? My responsibility is as Paul said it, “I solemnly charge you…” It’s pretty serious, isn’t it, before God the Father and Jesus Christ–the judge of the living and the dead. By the way, that description of Jesus doesn’t fit the social gospel’s warm fuzzy Jesus, does it? That’s the Jesus that is being preached in most of these churches in America or in western society–the Jesus that just wants to hug babies and animals and sheep and goats and just wouldn’t hurt a fly and wouldn’t argue with anybody, the Jesus that wouldn’t confront anything and anybody. He would just give everybody hugs.
Do you know what I’m saying? What Jesus are we talking about? Come on. The Jesus of the Bible that is coming back–the description in Revelation! Paul says he’s the judge of the living and the dead. Is that some power or is that some power! Come on, what Jesus are we worshipping? Are we not supposed to have the resurrection power of God in us? So we’ve got to stop walking around like we’re defeated and that we’ve been browbeaten. I don’t care. Listen, in Washington State they just told a football coach he can’t pray on the 50-yard line. And he said, “You can arrest me, but you’re not going to stop me from praying.” That’s the kind of courage we need! I said to people, “That’s the book of Daniel coming to life.” Remember what he told Daniel, “You will not pray to your God.” What does he do? He doesn’t go hide. He opens the doors wide and he prays openly and publicly. That’s what we need to start doing, so we can once again reclaim the authority of the church and the power of the gospel that we have in us. Capitulation and appeasement not only does not work with the atheist and the secular humanist, but it surely doesn’t work with Islam, because Islam is operating in an antichrist spirit.
Even if you don’t believe it could be the antichrist, we know–based on what Andy taught today–those nations are a player in the last days. And whatever the world system is that is controlling (and whoever the antichrist comes from) is going to use Islam as part of its arsenal, to do what? To come against Christians, and to come against Israel. That’s consistent with Islamic teaching. But when you go out there and share–and I’ll just end with this—there are two things that you have that nobody can take away from you. One, you have your testimony. Two, you have the Word of God, the gospel. You share those two things with a Muslim and you pray the Holy Spirit over them and you see what God does. We’ve got to stop all this, “Well, I just want to like them, and I want them to like me, and I don’t want to …” When did the Bible say that the world was going to like you? You can’t and I can’t go through life wanting the world’s approval if we want to be obedient and faithful to our God.
I’m going to turn you guys over and I want to thank you again for your patience tonight. Hey, I was closer–I only went over by two minutes. So I want to thank you guys again. We’ll be back at the table after the Q and A. Tomorrow morning we look forward to seeing as many of you as can come back. If for some reason I don’t see you and you’re not coming back tomorrow, from me, my wife Michelle, our ministry, and our family, thank you for coming. And I pray the Lord would just mightily, mightily stir your spirit and your hearts here to lift up the name that is above every other name. It’s the only hope we have. Thank you guys so much. Thank you, Andy. Lord bless.
Summary Slides for “Answering Islam”
Five Basic Pillars of Islam
*Shahada (Prayer to become Muslim)
*Salat (Daily prayers)
*Zakat (Muslim giving)
*Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca)
Islam Forbids Violence??
Surah 5:32 – that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter
or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind…
Surah 5:33 – The only reward of those who make war upon Allah and His
Messenger and strive after corruption in the land will be that they will
Be killed or crucified, or have their hands and feet on alternate sides
Cut off, or will be expelled out of the land
Islam is An Anti-Christ Spirit
*I John 4:1-3 NASB
Beloved, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see whether they are from God, because many false prophets have gone out into the world. By this you know the Spirit of God: every spirit that confesses that Jesus Christ has come in the flesh is from God; and every spirit that does not confess Jesus is not from God; this is the spirit of the antichrist, of which you have heard that it is coming, and now is already in the world.”
*I John 2:22-23 NASB
“…Who is the liar but the one who denies that Jesus is the Christ? This is the antichrist, the one who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father; the one who confesses the Son has the Father also
*Denies the Trinity (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)
O followers of the Book! Do not exceed the limits in your religion, and do not
speak (lies) against Allah, but (speak) the truth;…and say not Three.
Desist, it is better for you; Allah is only one God; far be it from His glory that He
should have a Son… – Surah 4:171
*Denies the Crucifixion
Surah 4:157 – that they said in boast, ‘we killed Christ Isa, the son of
Maryam…but they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was
made to appear to them…for of a surety they killed him not…
*Denies the Resurrection
Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes
in Me will live even if he dies, and everyone who believes in Me will
never die.” John 11:25-26
*Denies the Father and the Son
Surah 112:4 – “Lam yalid walam yoolad”
“He begets not, nor was He begotten”
Islam is an Anti-Christ Spirit and is Anti-Semitic
*Isa will return with the Mahdi (12th Imam)
Allah’s Apostle said, “the hour will not be established until the son of Maryam
descends amongst you as a just ruler, he will break the cross, kill the pigs, and
abolish Jizya tax…Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:43:65
*The Prophet said…The last hour would not come unless the Muslims will fight against the
Jews and the Muslims would kill them until the Jews would hide themselves behind a
stone or a tree and a stone or a tree would say: Muslim, or the servant of Allah, there is a
Jew behind me; come and kill him… -Sahih Muslim Book 041, Number 6985
Signs of the Times?
*World Wide Genocide: 14 out of the top 15 countries persecuting and killing Christians are
under the influence of Islam
*Selling the blood of Christians
The blood of Christians being sold for big money
“And I saw the woman drunk with the blood of the saints, and with the blood of the witnesses of Jesus.
When I saw her, I wondered greatly.” – Revelation 17:6 NASB
Is Islam The Anti-Christ Spirit?
*Islam’s anti-Christ figure: Al Masih ad-Dajjal
(False Messiah) = Jesus Christ
-Sahih Muslim, Book 041, Number 6924
*Islam’s messiah and world ruler: The Mahdi
-Ibn Kathir, The Signs Before the Day of Judgment, p. 18
*Mahdi will establish a peace agreement with a specific Jew and Romans (Christians)
Tabarini, as related by Hadrat Abu Umamah, as quoted by Zubair Ali, p. 43 & Abduallah, p. 55
*Mahdi will reign for 7 years = Bible’s Tribulation
The Prophet said: The Mahdi…will fill the earth with equity and justice as it was filled with oppression and
tyranny, and he will reign for seven years.” Sunan Abu Dawad, Book 36, Number 4272
*Islamic Isa (Muslim Jesus) = Bible’s False Prophet
*Returns in second position to Mahdi – Shahi Muslim, Book 001, Number 0293,
Narrated by Jabir bin Abdullah
*Islamic Isa destroys Christianity “People of the Book” – Sunan Abu Dawad, Book 37, Number 4310
*Islamic Isa helps establish Shari’ah law – Sahih Ashrat as-Sa’at, as quoted in Kabbani, p. 236
*Islamic Isa will lead an army to kill Jews – Sahih al-Bukhari, 3:43:65