Antichrist Islam's Awaited Messiah
by toddsumrall.com on Wed Feb 06, 2008 5:30 am
I've watched some Muslim teachers on youtube, and have visited various Muslims websites to see what they are taught. I've listened to them explain their various positions on the Mahdi, Dajjal, and Jesus Christ.
I will say that these characters will be exactly opposite what the Muslims think they will be.
The Mahdi is supposed to either return as the hidden imam (Sheia) or simply come (Sunni) to bring peace and justice to the earth for a period of 7 years. Jesus Christ will be there to support the Mahdi by doing great signs and wonders. At the end of 7 years, the Dajjal will come to earth to deceive the inhabitants of the earth to cause them to turn away from Islam by doing deceiving works; like causing it to rain in lands that have been in drought and bring forth fruit bearing trees because of the famine. He will ask the inhabitants of the land if they will now believe on Him after doing these deceiving miracles. This Dajjal will also raise people up from the dead, and again ask the inhabitants if they will believe on him. If they still refuse, then they get cast into this river of fire that follows the Dajjal. The story ends with Mahdi beating the Dajjal at Medina.
That is the condensed Muslim version of the end-times.
The characters to Muslims are:
Mahdi: Saviour of the Islam world
Jesus Christ: great prophet
Satan is preparing the Muslim world to accept the antichrist and the false prophet even now in their teachings.
Satan is already preparing the Islamic world to reject Christ at the end of the 7 year tribulation by teaching now of his coming and saying that the one coming is a fraud, and antichrist, the Dajjal.
It use to really puzzle me where the bible says that the armies of the earth will gather to fight against the Lord. I use to wonder "How can this be?" "How can anybody think they can fight against God?"
After listening to what Muslims are being taught, finally I understand how people people will actually think they can fight against God. They won't believe it IS God they are fighting. They will think it is the Dajjal, the antichrist they are fighting!
Scripture Comparison in the Bible
1- Scripture teaches us that there will be an anti-christ during the 7 year tribulation that will destroy many through peace.
Islam teaches there will be a messiah called the Mahdi that will rule for 7 years to bring peace and judgment to the earth.
2- Scripture teaches us that there will be a false prophet supporting the antichrist doing signs and wonders.
Islam teaches Isa (Muslim Jesus) will be supporting the Mahdi doing signs and wonders.
3- Scripture teaches at the end of the 7 year tribulation, Jesus Christ will come and establish his kingdom on this earth and he will rule with a rod of iron. He will cast the antichrist and his followers into the lake of fire.
Islam teaches the Dajjal will come to deceive Muslims and try to get them to convert to him. Muslims call him the antichrist.
Islam teaches at the end of the 7 years the Dajjal will come to this earth as the antichrist and will perform miracles to deceive Muslims, such as:
1a- Bringing rain because of the drought. (scripture teaches that God will use drought as judgment, Jesus restores the earth during this period)
1b- Islam teaches the Dajjal will bring forth fruit bearing trees. (scripture teaches of great famine, Jesus restores the earth during this time)
1c- Islam teaches that the Dajjal will ask the Muslims if they will convert and believe on him after these miracles. (You can make the assumption that people will become believers in Christ during the tribulation, because of various things scripture says along these lines)
1d- Islam teaches the Dajjal will also raise people from the dead and then ask the Muslims to convert and believe on him. (we know Jesus was raised from the dead and the dead in Christ will rise on that day)
1e- Islam teaches that any that do not convert to the Dajjal, the Dajjal will throw them into the river of fire that follows him wherever he goes. (scripture teaches Jesus will cast unbelievers into the lake of fire)
1f- Islam teaches the Dajjal will be defeated by the Mahdi at Medina. We know Jesus defeats the antichrist.
So you see that the characters that Muslims think is:
(a) Mahdi the messiah that rules for 7 years, is actually the antichrist
(b) Isa is the false prophet (Isa-Muslim Jesus whom Muslims consider to be ONLY a great prophet, but not greater that Muhammad)
(c) Dajjal the antichrist, who comes at the end of the 7 years is actually Jesus Christ.