Islam the Anti-Christ Religion

Tom Wallace

For the next few days I want to talk about Islam, the Antichrist Religion. We will be looking at how Islam fits into biblical prophecy.

We will be looking at Islam’s doctrine of eschatology, or doctrine of last things. Islam is waiting for three people, the Mahdi (Islamic Messiah), Isa (Islamic Jesus), and the Dajall (Islamic false Messiah). The Dajall will claim to be the Messiah, but Islam believes he will be an impostor.

These things sound kind of familiar to those of us who know Bible prophecy. It almost sounds like I am talking about the Book of Revelation, but as we look closer, you will see that Islamic prophecy is the mirror image of Bible prophecy. The Mahdi is the person we, as Christians, often refer to as the Antichrist. The false prophet of Revelation is the Muslim Isa (Jesus). The Islamic Dajall is our Messiah.

When Jesus (Messiah) comes, He will war against the Antichrist and the false prophet. In Islamic prophecy, we see the same thing, but from the side of the Antichrist.

I want to make it clear that some of the things I will be saying are suppositions. They are my educated guess based upon my understanding of the Scriptures and of Islam. I could be wrong. However, some of the things I will be sharing with you are not my opinion, be are simply what the Bible has to say.

What The Bible Says

I call Islam the Antichrist Religion because that is how the Bible identifies it. We find the term “antichrist” in the Bible five times. All five times are in the Epistles Of John. We don’t find the term anywhere else in the Bible. The term is not used of a person, it is a theology or system of doctrine.

The first of these is found in 1 John 4:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)

Every time we see the word antichrist we see the same theme. Here antichrist is a spirit that does not confess that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. It is a confession that is against (anti) Christ. When we hear a denial of the deity of Christ, it is the spirit of antichrist. The spirit of antichrist was already present in the world at the time John wrote this epistle.

The next verse I want to look at is is in 1 John Chapter 2:

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. (1 John 2:18)

This confirms that the spirit of antichrist already existed in the days of the apostles. We are already in the last time, but as we see more of this spirit, we know that we are closer to the end.

The next appearance of the word antichrist is found in verse 22:

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)

All who deny that Jesus is the Christ (Messiah), and deny the Father and the Son, are antichrist. We will be coming back to this verse because there is something very important that we don’t want to miss.

The last mention of antichrist is in 2 John:

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. (2 John 1:7)

Again, in this last verse we see the recurring theme. The theme is the denial of the deity of Jesus Christ.

In 1 John 2:22 there is something more than just the denial of the deity of Christ. The antichrist spirit not only denies the deity of Christ, it also denies the Father and the Son. I believe this is crucial to understanding this issue. There are “Christian” denominations who deny the deity of Jesus Christ. There are the Jehovah Witnesses, the Mormons, and others. Because of this denial they have been classified as cults. They deny that Jesus Christ is God in the flesh Who dwelt among us.

There is only one religion in the world that fits 1 John 2:22 and not only denies the deity of Christ, but also denies the Father and the Son. One of the major teachings of Islam is that Allah, their god, is not a father, and he has no son. One of their key statements of doctrine is “Allah hath no son.”

On the Temple Mount in Israel there is the Dome of the Rock. On each side of it, north, south, east, and west, it is written in Arabic, “Allah hath no son.” They are communicating to the Christian world that Jesus is not God, and Allah is not a father.

The Islamic mindset is that God cannot have sex, and therefore, cannot have a son. This is interesting in light of the fact that Islam teaches that their god can transcend any boundaries, there is nothing that he cannot do. I guess they don’t really believe this doctrine because one thing he cannot do is have a son.

I need to point out that the Bible does not teach the God had sex. Today our doctors can put the seed of a man in a woman and make here pregnant without sex being involved. Surly if man can do this, the God who is the Creator of all things could impregnate Mary without a sex act. When Mary became “with child,” it was a miraculous event. The Holy Spirit moved upon her.

The Bible is very clear that there is God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit, and that they are one.

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. (1 John 4:3)

The hallmark of Christianity is the doctrine of the Trinity. The hallmark of Islam is the denial of the Trinity. This is why I call Islam the antichrist religion.

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As we saw yesterday, There is only one religion in the world that denies both the Father and the Son. There are others that deny the deity of Christ, but Islam alone denies both the Father and the Son, and it is Islam. This is the characteristic of the antichrist spirit.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. (1 John 2:22)

This is not speculation, and it is why I am dogmatic about Islam being the antichrist religion.

Catholicism Vs. Islam As The Antichrist Religion

There is one we often call the Antichrist, but I want you to know, the Bible does not call him the Antichrist. The Bible calls him the son of perdition, the man of sin, the beast, the evil one, and the wicked one. I don’t know where calling him the Antichrist got started, but it does not come from the Bible.

Some may not like what I am going to say because you hold very strongly that the antichrist religion is the Roman Catholic church. How could this be true if the antichrist religion denies both the Father and the Son? I have a lot of problems with the doctrine of the Catholic church, but we must admit that the Catholic Church does hold to God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. It does not deny the Father and the Son. I don’t know how those who hold that the antichrist religion is the Catholic Church reconcile this issue.

That being said, there are things that Islam and Catholicism have in common. There are historic things we can point to, and there are interesting things happening today that indicate there may be a degree of merging between the two. I don’t know how they will reconcile their differences, but I do see tendencies that could lead to this.

The key point is that, according to the Bible, the antichrist religion will deny both the Father and the Son. The Catholic Church does not do this, but Islam does.

The Person of Antichrist

The first ten verses of Revelation Chapter 13 give us the description of the Beast. Starting in verse 11 we find the second beast. These two beasts describe very well two of the three people Muslims are waiting for in their eschatology.

First they are waiting for the Mahdi, the political figure who will rule the world. They also teach where he will rule from, which we will cover later.

The second person who will come with the Mahdi as his partner is Isa (the Muslim Jesus), and he will be the religious leader. Muslims believe that Jesus is going to return, but he is not the same Jesus we find in the Bible.

Revelation Chapter 13 teaches us about the Mahdi. I can’t cover all of this in detail so I am just going to point out the high points.

He is empowered by the dragon.

And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority. (Revelation 13:2)

And they worshipped the dragon which gave power unto the beast: and they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? (Revelation 13:4)

Revelation Chapter 12 tells us very clearly who the dragon is. The whole chapter is dedicated to the dragon, and we find that it is the Devil, himself.

In Revelation 13:3, we find that he he is going to die and come back to life.

And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and his deadly wound was healed: and all the world wondered after the beast. (Revelation 13:3)

You can be sure that this will cause quite a stir in the world and everyone will fall over themselves to worship him. He will blaspheme God and war against the saint. He will be the political ruler.

And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven. And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. (Revelation 13:6-7)

I want to draw your attention to verse 11:

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. (Revelation 13:11)

We spend a lot of time studying the first beast, but very little studying the second beast, the false prophet. You will notice that this second beast speaks as a dragon. This is the religious leader who will control the worship. This is very similar to the Muslim teaching on Isa.

This beast will lead the world to worship the first beast:

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. (Revelation 13:12)

He will make an idol out of the first beast. Many argue that I cannot be right because Islam does not permit the worship of idols. My reply to them is that they don’t know Islam very well. There are two areas where Islam practices idolatry. Every Muslim bows toward the east. They are bowing toward the Kaaba, which is in Mecca. The Kaaba is known as the “Womb of the World.” The inside is adorned with red velvet, and on the out side the black rock is encased in silver formed in the shape of a womb. Muslims believe that if they touch it, or kiss it, their sins will be forgiven. They worship this, and that is idolatry. We will talk more about this later.

Islam has the doctrine of abrogation, which means that Allah gets to change the rules. He will say something at one time, and then later change it to “give something better.” This is how Islam explains the contradictions in their scriptures. For example, in the beginning Muhammad taught there is no compulsion in religion and that no one should be made to believe one way or another. Later he taught that if you don’t believe what he taught you are to be killed. They deal with this contradiction by saying the Allah changed his mind and it is better to kill those who don’t believe in Allah and his Prophet. The later statement abrogates, or supersedes the former.

It would not be contradictory if the Mahdi or Isa would say that Allah has given us a new message. Don’t you hate it when people keep moving the goalposts? Islam keeps doing this.

When Isa builds an idol of the Mahdi and commands the world to worship it, it will not be a big deal for Muslims, after all, the Mahdi was dead and came back to life.

I suspect, supposition on my part, that the Mahdi will claim to be Muhammad who has come back to earth. This would be consistent with Muhammad being the final prophet. Islam started with Muhammad, he made it all up, and he can make up more.

Everyone will be forced to worship the idol. Those who do not will be killed. Islam kills all detractors, those who do not follow its rules. The second beast will also oversee the mark of the beast.

All of these religious things will be done under the leadership of the false prophet, the second beast. I believe the Islamic teaching on Isa fits this so well that it is like we were reading it right out of the Bible.

Although it is not common in Islam to worship idols, it is well within its teachings for something like this to happen. A new standard can be created that abrogates the old one.

Three Things The Islamic Isa Will Do

  • Abolish the Jizya

  • Break every cross

  • Kill every pig

Jizya is a protection tax. It is found in Surah 9:29 in the Qur’an:

Surah 9:29 Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.

The people of the book refers to Jew and Christians who believe the Book, the Bible. This tells us that Islam is to extort a protection tax (Jizya) from the Christians and Jews. This tax allows Christians and Jews to keep their religion, but they must pay it, and they must be in willing submission to Islam. The Pact of Umar tells us that they can pay up to 50% of what they own and 50% of what they earn. Basically, Muhammad gave Muslims a way to live off the backs of Christians and Jews.

When Isa comes he will abolish the Jizya. Not only will the Muslims not be able to extort a living off the Jews and Christians, but the protection will also be removed.

Isa will break every cross and kill every pig. This refers to killing every Christian and every Jew who will not convert to Islam.

Islam refers to Christians as the Sunday People and the Jews as the Saturday People. The Muslim day of pray is Friday, the Jews on Saturday, and the Christians on Sunday. Islam teaches that when Isa returns, the Jews will be killed on Saturday and the Christians will be killed on Sunday.

The Great Whore: Revelation Chapter 17

There is much in this chapter that resembles Islam. The Great Whore is not a person, it is a city:

And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth. (Revelation 17:18)

This is the city from which the Beast (Antichrist), who I believe to be the Muslim Mahdi, will rule. It has been believed by Christians that this city is Rome because of verse 9:

And here is the mind which hath wisdom. The seven heads are seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. (Revelation 17:9)

Everyone knows that Rome was built on seven hills, so they assume that this refers to Rome. There are problems with this view. In verse 3 we find that 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)

If you have ever been to Rome, you will see that it is not in the wilderness. I believe there are two locations that are a better fit for the location of this city. It could be the old city of Babylon where Nimrod built the tower to reach up Heaven. It was called Babel because the languages were confused there. Verse 5 tells us there is a connection with Babylon.

And upon her forehead was a name written, MYSTERY, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH. (Revelation 17:5)

Babel was located in a mountainous region in Persia and is in the wilderness.

The other possible location is Mecca. It is in the wilderness, and it is in a mountainous region and there is a tie to the term Babylon. The Kaaba’s true name is Kaaba Babel, the House of Babel.

This region is also called the Womb of the World. They believe Adam descended out of Heaven on the black moon rock that is attached to the side of the Kaaba. Remember, the rock has a silver casing that is in the form of a woman’s reproductive part.

In Mecca we see the symbol of a woman, the Great Whore, with the term Babylon tied to it through the Kaaba. It is in the wilderness and in a mountainous region. They have erected seven towers above the Kaaba. There are three buildings, and a central building which is the tallest building in the Middle East. On top of this building there is a huge crescent moon.

Within Islam, the crescent moon is usually set on its axis, but this one is on its side and resembles a throne. It is where Antichrist (Mahdi) is to sit as he rules from the Great Whore.

We have been talking about Islam in Bible prophecy. Let me close by explaining how it is all going to end for the Muslims.

Muslims have been told that Jesus is not God, He didn’t die on the Cross, and He did not rise from the grave. These three things are essential to the Gospel, and without them a person cannot be saved. Muslims have been lied to. More than 1.6 million Muslims will go to Hell because of these lies from the Prophet Muhammad.

The Bible speaks of two coming judgments, the Judgment Seat of Christ, and the Great White Throne Judgment. The saints of God, all who are saved, will be judged at the Judgment Seat of Christ, not for their salvation, but for their reward. All of the lost will be judged at the Great White Throne Judgment and will be cast into the Lake of Fire for all eternity.

And whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20:15)

One day Muslims will see the Prophet Muhammad bow before Jesus and confess that Jesus Christ is Lord. Muhammad’s name will not be written in the Lamb’s Book of Life, and he will be cast into the Lake of Fire.

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. (Philippians 2:10-11)

This will be the eternal state of everyone who has rejected Jesus Christ. Muslims will not go to Hell because they are Muslims, but because they have rejected Jesus Christ, just like anyone else who goes there. This is how it is going to end for all Muslims unless they repent and turn to Jesus Christ.

It is imperative that we do all we can do to reach them for Christ!

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