Friday, 13 January 2012 00:00

Prophecy and Islam

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Dear Arno,

First, I appreciate, follow and support Midnight Call! I am a little perplexed that your stance on end times is that democracy will take over the world, and you really don’t seem to allow room for the role Islam may play. I’ve read Walid Shoebat’s book and heard him speak, and I find it interesting because he does offer an Easterner’s (and ex-Muslim’s) perspective on end times prophecy. He makes some very good points. First, it sounds like the Mahdi in Islam reads like the Antichrist of the Bible. A few other points to ponder: regarding the peoples/nations that the Bible says Jesus will defeat upon His return—aren’t they all Muslim? If Islam is not to play a role, then why is that? The Word talks about those beheaded during the Tribulation—the Western world doesn’t behead people, but Islam does. Rome had an Eastern half of its empire—

I have heard that the ethnicity of the soldiers who made up the contingent that destroyed Jerusalem were actually of Arab descent, so from the Eastern half. If so, shouldn’t that be factored into discussions about who the people are who make up the revived Roman Empire? There were certainly many other good points Walid made in his book (God’s War on Terror) that should warrant some thought and discussion. Lastly, I just started reading the book you sent me and you point out that the Muslim uprisings are going to lead them to become part of the world democracy—but actually, it looks like the Western world is helping the most radical element of Islam (Muslim Brotherhood) take over the countries like Egypt and Libya, so leading them even further away from democracy. Plus, with all of the financial chaos going on in the Western world, a devastating attack on the US (e.g., a nuclear bomb being detonated over the US, knocking out much of the electronics and electrical grid, putting us back into the 19th century) could greatly alter the world scene. The same thing for Europe. It just seems like one of the great deceptions going on right now is regarding Islam and how most of the world is asleep concerning its dangers and seems to overly defend against even any criticism of Islam. Lastly, I read where China is building up its military while growing its economic power. If the Western world continues to falter, why would China pursue democracy when they see a chance to become dominant? I’ve always held the view that the Roman Empire would revive in the last days—but two things: Again, a part of the Roman Empire was the Eastern half that today are mostly Muslim people. The Western world is greatly faltering, which is certainly paving the way for a world leader to step forward with all of the answers, but I just don’t see how one can discount Islam playing a big role in the end. Anyway, if you have the time, I would appreciate your thoughts. Thank you and God Bless!

-J. Johnson, IN

Answer: Second Corinthians 11 speaks of “another Jesus…another spirit…another gospel…false apostles…transformed as the ministers of righteousness.” That is the greatest diabolical danger in our times. The “radical element” within Churchianity is really “the great deception going on right now.” 

As mentioned in my book, if the radical Islamist had the power to harm the European world (West), he surely would have done it long ago. The truth is, they are powerless; they have no chance; they don’t have a future. Should they be successful here and there in perpetrating a terrorist attack within the European world, it would at most be an exception. Yet, American Christianity has swallowed the “Islam danger” hook, line and sinker.

Relating to China, in the October 2011 issue of Foreign Policy magazine, this statement appeared on page 55: “Since Chairman Mao’s death, China has been hands down the most peaceful great power of its time. China’s military hasn’t fired a single shot in battle in 25 years.” 

About Walid Shoebat, Wikipedia points to many unanswered questions regarding his claims in his book. Read it for yourself: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Walid_Shoebat

It seems that our nation continues to be intoxicated with perpetual self-applause, thus being incapable of acknowledging objective truths. Unfortunately, that applies to the Church as well.
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Arno Froese

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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