We have been looking at what the Bible teaches about the Antichrist religion and how it compares to Islam. Now we are going to look at the second beast of Revelation Chapter 13. This beast fits the Islamic teaching of their Muslim Jesus, isa. When he returns he will deal with the worship in the antichrist system of the first beast, the Mahdi. This second beast is the false prophet in biblical prophecy.
And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spake as a dragon. And he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and causeth the earth and them which dwell therein to worship the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, And deceiveth them that dwell on the earth by the means of those miracles which he had power to do in the sight of the beast; saying to them that dwell on the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed. And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number is Six hundred threescore and six. (Revelation 13:11-18)
This second beast will lead the worship of the first beast. He will build an image (idol) of the first beast. He will be able to cause the image to come to life. He will kill all those who will not worship the image of the first beast. The Muslim Isa will oversee the mark of the beast which will be required for all of mankind.
Those who disagree with me say that everyone knows that Islam is against idolatry so this cannot be Islam. This is true on the surface. We know how upset Muslims get when someone draws an image of their Prophet or their god. When we dig a little deeper we will find that they do actually practice idolatry.
Before I get to that, let me remind you of the Islamic doctrine of abrogation. This doctrine says that if any later passage of the Qur’an contradicts an earlier passage, it is abrogated or superseded by the later passage. As things stand right now, idolatry is forbidden, but if the Mahdi later claims a new revelation from Allah, it will abrogate this teaching. Allah is known as the capricious one. Not only can he change his mind, he can change his nature. How different is this from our God who never changes?
According to Islamic doctrine Isa will do 3 things when he returns. 1) he will abolish the Jizya, 2) he will break every cross, 3) kill every pig.
The Jizya comes from Sura 9:29:
Fight those who believe not in the last day, nor hold that forbidden which has been forbidden by Allah and his messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of the truth, even if they be the people of the book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission and feel themselves subdued.
The Jizya is what a Jew or Christian, the people of the book, pays to stay alive. Remember, Muslims are to convert non-believers to Islam or kill them. The exception is that they are to extort money from the people of the book. The maximum amount of the Jizya is 50% of what you own and 50% of what you earn. While the Jizya is paid they can’t kill the people of the book but they can humiliate them and make their lives miserable.
When Isa comes this will end. The protection will be removed and he will kill Christians (break every cross) and Jews (kill every pig).
Let’s look at Revelation 17 and the great whore. The whore is not a person, it is a location, a city.
And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17:18)
This city is in the wilderness.
So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. (Revelation 17:3)
The city will sit upon seven mountains.
And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Revelation 17:9)
People normally identify this as Rome because it was built upon seven hills. Istanbul is also built on seven hills. The problem with both of these cities is that they are not in the wilderness.
We are told that this city is called Babylon, the mother of harlots.
And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH.2 (Revelation 17:5)
Remember the Tower of Babel? Some people say that this must be in Iran, and this is truly a possibility. However, I am of the opinion that it is Mecca because Babel also fits Mecca. The Kaaba, the cubed shaped temple in Mecca, is also called Kaaba-Babel. There are many things that draw us to Mecca.
Mecca is the holiest city of Islam. It is the headquarters of the Islamic system and Islamic doctrine. Mecca is also in a mountainous region and you could easily identify 7 mountains in that region.
I find it interesting that they just completed seven huge towers, one central tower, which is the tallest building in the Middle East, and 3 towers on each side. They tower over the holy mosque where we find the Kaaba.
At the very top of the central tower is a huge crescent moon. Most crescent moons in Islam are at an angle, but this one is turned in such a way that it forms a seat someone could sit on. This is where the beast will sit on the whore.
The whore is a female and the Kaaba is known as the womb of the world. They believe that this is where Adam descended out of Heaven and that it is the birthplace of mankind. They believe he descended on the moon rock. This is why the moon is associated with Islam. There is a meteorite, a black stone, in the Kaaba which Muslims touch or kiss when they go on their hajj. They actually worship this black stone. Remember, I told you they do practice idolatry in Islam. They believe that if they touch this stone they will have cleansing of their sins. The inside of the Kaaba is covered with red velvet symbolizing a womb.
There is so much that ties Islam with the religion of the Antichrist. We will end this series here even though there is much more that could be said.