Pro-Israel/Religious Headcase predicts ‘Muslim Anti-Christ’


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ed note–let’s just put a few things into perspective here.

The ‘Babble’, and in particular the last book, Revelations, is what pro-Israel nutcases use in seducing feeble-minded Christians into supporting Israel and worshipping the Jews.

HOWEVER, this same ‘Babble’, and especially the book of Revelations, says ABSOLUTELY NOTHING about a future ‘Islamic’ anti-Christ. It never mentions a man named Mohammed or anything that can even be SLIGHTLY related to anything involving a group of people calling themselves Muslims who are enemies of Christ.

IT DOES HOWEVER HAVE A LOT TO SAY ABOUT JEWS AND JUDAISM, OVER AND FREAKING OVER AGAIN. It refers to the enemies of Jesus Christ as the ‘Synagoge of Satan’ several times. It describes Jews as ‘displeasing to God’ and ‘enemies to all mankind’.

And yet, according to Richardson, the wolf in sheep’s clothing described in this piece, we are supposed to put all those items aside and focus instead on the Muslims, who revere Jesus while Jews despise him?

And the sad thing is, Richardson will sell millions of copies of this book to these same feeble minded Christians who the same book of Revelations described as ‘worshippers of the beast’.

And I think we are all smart enough to figure out what that ‘beast’ is, and we’ll give ya a little hint here–it isn’t Islamic. 

Religious News Service

Every age needs an Antichrist.

Protestant Reformers picked the papacy as their embodiment of evil. American colonists chose King George III and some Cold War Christians suspected the Soviet Union was satanically led.

Now, amid threats of Islamic terrorism, a nuclear-armed Iran and tumult across the Middle East, a growing group of American evangelicals say the Antichrist will be Muslim.

“I understand that I’m going to be viewed as a fringe, apocalyptic Christian,” said Joel Richardson, author of several books predicting an Islamic Antichrist. “But I fully own the idea that the Antichrist will be a Muslim and will come out of the Muslim world.”

These days, even the fringe has a faithful following. On websites, television programs, conferences and books, conservative Christians like Richardson warn that a Muslim Antichrist will lead army to arise and attack Israel, in fulfillment of the biblical prophets and the Book of Revelation.

From there, they say, it’s a short road to Armageddon.

“Today, we’re seeing the beginning signs of that exact prophecy coming to pass,” warns Richardson.

Scholars say the arrival of Islamic Antichrist prophecies was, well, predictable.

“I think the shift to Islam was just waiting to happen,” said Glenn Shuck, an assistant professor of religion at Williams College who has studied evangelicals’ views on the apocalypse.

A certain kind of Christian, sometimes dubbed “armchair apocalyptists” or “newspaper exegetes,” seems especially inclined to cast their foes as agents of the Archenemy. The Antichrist they identify, scholars say, often reflects the era’s deepest anxieties.

For many modern Christian apocalyptists, fears of big government are embodied in an Antichrist who will unite nation-states in a totalitarian One World Order.

Since 9/11, though, Islamist terrorism has ascended as a new threat, and lept from the front pages to apocalyptic thrillers like the “Left Behind” series and nonfiction books such as Richardson’s “Mideast Beast” and “Islamic Antichrist.”

Richardson, a 40-year-old decorative painter from Missouri who jokingly refers to his writings as “an expensive hobby,” presents his prophecies as straightforward interpretations of the Bible, including the Book of Revelation.

Revelation, which never actually uses the word “Antichrist,” is one of the first Christian texts to cast its rivals as Satan’s spawn. Many scholars say phrases like “the mark of the beast” and “666” are coded references to the Emperor Nero, who persecuted Christians.

For many early Christians, however, the Antichrist was not a particular person. It was spiritual figure who lurked in the hearts of all believers, luring them toward sin and heresy, said Shuck.

By the 12th century, the Antichrist — often seen as a human inhabited by Satan — had become a tool for identifying an enemy, fomenting fear and assembling an army.

“The Antichrist moves a long way from Augustine’s view of something that we all face inside us,” Shuck said, “to being very much an external battle with concrete figures.”

Popes used the Antichrist to rally Crusaders. Reformers used the Antichrist to battle popes. Northerners saw the Antichrist in the slave-holding South, and Southerners saw the same specter in the abolitionists.

In the modern era, Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, U.S. presidents, former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, England’s Prince Charles, and even megachurch pastor Rick Warren have all made the Antichrist list.

Apocalyptic Christianity always needs an enemy, scholars say, and the Antichrist is nothing if not adaptable.

“The Antichrist idea is very responsive to changes in current events,” said Robert Fuller, a professor of religious studies at Bradley University in Peoria, Ill. “It’s a symbol for what is most unsettling or troubling.”

Antichrist prophecies raise fears by warning of an imminent battle between good and evil, Fuller said, and settle those fears by assuring Christians that the “good guys” will win in the end.

If bad theology, the Antichrist often makes for good reading, as attested by the more than 60 million copies of “Left Behind” books sold.

Prophecy may not be the best career option, however. Jerry Falwell’s Liberty University closed its Tim LaHaye School of Prophecy just one year after it opened in 2002.

“It never did attract hardly any students, so we shut it down,” said Ronald Godwin, Liberty’s provost. “The students were looking for a major that would land them a career.”

A press release for Richardson’s book “The Islamic Antichrist” begins by noting a threat on the author’s life, then asserts that “90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamic terror movements.”

“Theories presented in’The Islamic Anti-Christ’ continue to grow in popularity as the world watches the injustices of Muslim law spread across the globe and infiltrate many sectors of U.S. society,” the release says.

Not all apocalyptic Christians agree with Richardson, however.

Richardson’s own press release asserts that Hal Lindsay, perhaps the most famous modern-day doomsayer, is one his staunchest critics.

Tim LaHaye, co-author of the bestselling series “Left Behind” and one of conservative Christianity’s most respected apocalyptists, doesn’t buy Richardson’s theories, either.

“His book is interesting and informative,” LaHaye said in a recent interview, “but his argument on the Antichrist is ridiculous.” LaHaye and his ilk say the Antichrist must come from Roman stock, and point to modern-day Romania as his likely birthplace.

Muslim leaders and progressive groups are even more critical of Richardson.

Eric Boehlert, a senior fellow at the group Media Matters, said Richardson popped onto his radar after a 2011 appearance on Glenn Beck’s now-defunct Fox News show.

“If Richardson was saying these things about Christianity or Judaism he wouldn’t be able to get a pamphlet published,” Boehlert said, “but unfortunately, there’s a market in right-wing America that’s decided Islam is pure evil.”

Ibrahim Hooper, a spokesman for the Council on American-Islamic Relations, said calling Islam or any other religion evil often leads to violence. Earlier this month, for example, a Muslim family in Oklahoma reported that their home had been attacked by a sniper after an individual asked about their religion, according to CAIR.

“There’s a question we should ask of all hatemongers who attack Islam,” Hooper said. “What is your end game here?”

  1. #1 by Blake on February 8, 2013 - 4:06 pm

    Logic tells me even for those who believe in the invisible that those who rejected the invisible are the anti Christ. The babble tells us who they are just about everywhere in the NT

  2. #2 by Harry on February 8, 2013 - 5:23 pm

    Would someone explain to me how you can get any more ANTI-Christ then
    (1) crucify him.
    (2) send out many thugs (Saul of Tarsus) to kill his followers.
    (3) instigate “pogroms” against His followers for hundreds of years.
    (4) instigate the martyrdom of His followers
    (5) spend MILLENIA up to and including today cursing and despising Him and His followers.
    When they DO acknowledge him they claim that He was a bastard, and Mary was a prostitute
    (6) refuse to acknowledge Christ, or His teachings.

    Islam accepts Jesus as a Prophet. Judaism refuses to even accept that he LIVED.

  3. #3 by Anthony Clifton on February 8, 2013 - 6:02 pm

    anyone not seriously interested in Truth cannot be a Christian.

    http://leftwing-christian.net/2013/02/06/the-reign-of-the-mad-and-a-mans-dignity-shredded.aspx?ref=rss

    Jews cannot be “Jewish” unless they hate Jesus.

    http://www.roitov.com/articles/corruption.htm

    The Children of Israel are not a “Jewish” state of mind.

  4. #4 by DOO WARAMBOOL on February 8, 2013 - 7:40 pm

    GOD WITH DUAL MORALITY
    (Two Versions)

    First:

    The Qur’an is a defiance of the Moses’ Torah morality and since its inception sets new one, distinguished as of Allah’s but Yahve’s, the same God with dual morality (*)

    Thus Prophet Mohammed, peace be upon him, is the Redeemer of Humanity leading it from wrong to good.

    (*) See Qur’an, Surah 7, The Heights.

    Second:

    The Qur’an is a defiance of Torah, both of the same God with dual morality (*)

    Therefore Prophet Mohammed, pbuh, is the Redeemer of Humanity setting a path for good instead of wrong.

    (*) See Qur’an, Sura 7, The Heights.

    Post Scriptum:

    About the God of Moses and Mohammed one may find more in the book Adolf Hitler Founder of Israel, available at each Search Engine.

  5. #5 by Steven on February 8, 2013 - 9:05 pm

    Revelation, which never actually uses the word “Antichrist,” is one of the first Christian texts to cast its rivals as Satan’s spawn. Many scholars say phrases like “the mark of the beast” and “666″ are coded references to the Emperor Nero, who persecuted Christians.

    If A=6 and B=12 and so on then Bibi Netanyahu =666. Don’t believe it? Do the math.
    Now what in gods name is Europe and North America doing sucking up to this monster and his fellow travellers? Trying to commit physical and spiritual suicide?

  6. #6 by Dave on February 8, 2013 - 10:08 pm

    How ironic.. Islam fully recognizes Jesus, yet Judaism does not.

  7. #7 by Masoud Al-Habsi - Middle East on February 8, 2013 - 11:00 pm

    Mark, with the exception of the last paragraph about Ibrahim Hooper of the Council on American Islamic Relations, this article, probably, would make more sense if read by replacing the terms: Islam with Judaism & Islamic with Jewish.

    I have something to share from the Muslim Scripture,The Quran, about the Really Good Christian: Chapter 5: 82-85:

    (Thou wilt surely find that, of all people, the most hostile to those who believe [in this divine writ] are the Jews as well as those who are bent on ascribing divinity to aught beside God; and thou wilt surely find that, of all people, they who say, “Behold, we are Christians,” come closest to feeling affection for those who believe [in this divine writ]: this is so because there are priests and monks among them, and because these are not given to arrogance.)

    (For, when they come to understand what has been bestowed from on high upon this Apostle, thou canst see their eyes overflow with tears, because they recognize something of its truth; [and] they say: “O our Sustainer! We do believe; make us one, then, with all who bear witness to the truth.)

    (And how could we fail to believe in God and in whatever truth has come unto us, when we so fervently desire that our Sustainer count us among the righteous?”)

    (And for this their belief God will reward them with gardens through which running waters flow, therein to abide: for such is the requital of the doers of good;)

  8. #8 by Michael on February 9, 2013 - 12:14 am

    Shalom godbless well said its very sad to see the wolves in sheepskin clothing misleading the masses especially the majority of the tv fake! evangelists misleading and confusing the people also even seeing that they seem to love it having their ears tickled by false prophets whom will lead them into the pit with them well done for your article the antichrist comes from the west also i find it very interesting the saturnalia papacy and popes mitre clearly says vicarius filii dei in roman numerals equtes to 666 with clear observation godbless shalom

  9. #9 by Ingrid B on February 9, 2013 - 5:18 am

    “the mark of the beast” and “666″:

    according to a quiz programme I watch, the 666 number is wrong, it is, in fact 616..

    “By the 12th century, the Antichrist — often seen as a human inhabited by Satan — had become a tool for identifying an enemy, fomenting fear and assembling an army.” :

    sounds like the perfect tool for the NWO idiots..

    “90 percent of the current world fighting involves Islamic terror movements.” :

    I`d say that 89 percent is fictional..

    “LaHaye and his ilk say the Antichrist must come from Roman stock, and point to modern-day Romania as his likely birthplace.” :

    He could be right, a lot of crimes taking place here in Norway are being perpetrated by Rumanians..

    Yes, Islam grows in fertile soil, whilst supremascist judaism oozes from sewers of filth, which is then smeared over Islamic fertility, in an attempt to destroy that which stands in the way of total supremacism..

  10. #10 by AussieTintin on February 9, 2013 - 11:34 am

    More pro-Jewish/Israel/zionist Christian heresy from those traitor “christians” in the USA.
    The Bible is not the only source of prophecy regarding the coming Anti-Christ (& yes, he is coming Steven. Nero never fulfilled a number of the conditions including the ‘Mark of the Beast’ which is a mark by which only those who have it can buy/sell/trade or do anything regarding currency, which we are told is going to be a microchip).
    The Anti-Christ is going to be a Jew or by Jewish descent.
    Be assured, the prophecies of Fatima, La Salette & Garabandal are now unfolding & we are most definitely living in the time of the False Prophet & the Anti-Christ.
    For those Catholics, Christians or even unbelievers who are open to this news I’m happy to provide further details as a Catholic seer has be receiving messages pertaining to this very thing.

  11. #11 by www.eyreinternational.wordpress.com on February 9, 2013 - 1:18 pm

    it would be wise for all readers here to listen to sheikh imran hoseins lectures on these subjects on youtube, it will answer all your questions and more besides. those who preach against islam and muslims are not generally christians but jews hiding behind a christian facade as they have done over the centuries to mislead them and they faith in the one true god of all!
    the byzantines had the answer to this problem, they never let any jew into finance,education or government service, because wherever these wretches go they will corrupt from godly to ungodly as is evidenced througout history!

  12. #12 by SEARCHLIGHT on February 9, 2013 - 8:01 pm

    Answering to a comment made by # 2 HARRY, You are part of the so called ANTI-CHRIST, that in ignorance or with a delverate itention, smears biblical characters, with an evil spirit.
    First of all Saul of Tarsus, named PAUL in our bible, was the APOSTOL,that GOD chose to be the one to bring the GOOD NEWS OF SALVATION , TO ALL NON- JEWS, including, the ZIONIST JEWS, AND MUSLIMS,BUDDIST, AND EVEN SATANIT, and ALL human flesh, that would first REPENT, ASK FORGIVNESS,AND BE BAPTISED IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, THE SON AND THE HOLY SPIRIT.
    The repentance would have to be from the heart, who only God Himself knows, who is ACTING AND WHO IS DOING IT BY DECEPTION. since He is the only one that knows the intent of the HEART ITSELF.
    those who would REPENT, will become part of the family of God, as GOD HIMSELF WILL BAPTISE THEM WITH HIS OWN HOLY SPIRIT, AND WHO WILL TAKE CONTROL OF THE DECIPLINE OF THE HUMAN SPIRIT TO OVERCOME THE POWER OF ITS OWN SOUL, AND SATANIC ATTACKS, ONCE THE INDIVIDUAL COMITS ITSELF TO JESUS CHRIST AS ITS FOLLOWER, THAT IS GOD’S DOCTRINE TO BELIVE JESUS CHRIST AND HIS LEADING BY THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT ALREADY INSIDE THE INDIVIDUAL WHO REPENTED, THE MIND IS OF NO USE TO NEITHER OUR HEAVENLY FATHER NOR TO OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, “SINCE HIS CONVERSATION WITH THE INDIVIDUAL BELIVER IS VIA SPIRITUAL”, “NOT WITH THE MIND VIA NATURAL”
    That being the case there is no need for “TRUE CHRISTIANITY” TO BE CALLED A RELIGION, BUT INSTEAD SHOULD BE CALLED A “belive”.
    ALL RELIGION WAS MADE BY MEN, WHO ALSO CREATED MANY GODS FROM STONES TO IMAGES, AND CRAFTED IDOLES. AND THAT COVERS JUST ABOUT ANY THING A MAN CAN SEE WITH ITS EYES, FROM THE WORSHIP OF A WOMAN, TO THE WORSHIP OF A SNAKE, FROM THE WORSHIP OF A TREE TO THE WORSHIP OF A WOMAN’S SHOE, ETC.
    Men are the only creatures created by GOD to have the need to worship, SATAN KNOWS THAT PRINCIPLE VERY WELL, right from the beginning SATAN infuenced humanity to comit murder,by way of AMBITION,GREED, ABLE AND CAIN are the first exemple given on our bibles on the way of opperation of satan, to change humanity from OBEYING GOD to fall down on themselves, and via guilt commit self destruction. and all that because of the DECEPTION THAT SATAN PUT EVE THROUGH, when ADAM was away from HER, satan proposed to eve do you know why God does not want YOU EVE to eat of the forviden fruit, and oviously eve did not know why?, so satan goes ahead and desguised as a snake, told her, because GOD KNOWS THAT IF YOU EAT FROM THAT FRUIT YOU WOULD BECOME LIKE HIM, “YOU TOO WILL BE ABLE TO KNOW “GOOD FROM EVIL” (right from wrong), so needles to explain any furder, EVE WANTED TO BE LIKE GOD, SO SHE ATE OF THE FRUIT, once the act of decovidiance is consumed guilt comes into the human being, GUILT THAT SEPARATES THE HUMAN VIA GUILT FROM OUR HEAVENLY FATHER. and a radical character change hapens to the individual who does wrong, inmediatly looses its INOCENS, once the inocence is lost it can be detected, by an inocent person, so ADAM SAW THE TRANSFORMATION OF EVE, FROM INOCENS, INTO A NEW KNOW IT ALL WOMAN, WHICH IN HER MIND HER NO MORE NEED FOR GOD’S DIRECTION FOR THEIR LIVES, AND THAT IS WHAT IS CALLED SPIRITUALY DEAD, “ADAM WAS NOT DECIVED, ADAM “TRANSGRESED. THAT MEANS HE SAW HER CHANGE AND HE DID IT TOO TO BECOME LIKE HER, SPIRITUALY DEAD.OR SEPARATED THEMSELVES AND BY THEIR OWN CHOOSING FROM OUR CREATOR.
    SO THE QUESTION IS NOW, WHAT IS IT THAT IS GOING ON IN OUR MODERN WORLD EVER SINCE THE BEGINNING OF CREATION, MEN HAS BEEN SPIRITUALY DEADTRANSMITING THEIR DEAD DECISS, TO THEIR OWN DECENDANTS VIA THE WHAT TO DO AND WHAT NOT TO DO BECAUSE “MOM AND DAD KNOWS BEST” INSTEAD OF LETTING OUR FATHER DO THE GUIDANCE. IT IS NOT UNTIL GOD AND HIS GREAT LOVE FOR HIS OWN CREATION THAT VOLUNTEER TO SEND HIS OWN WORD TO IMPREGNATE MARY THE WIFE OF JOSEPH, THAT IT WAS THROUGH THE CONVINATION OF GOD’S WORD AND THE MARY’S EGG, THAT JESUS CHRIST BECAME A LIVING WORD IN A HUMAN FLESH.
    so the rejection of JESUS CHRIST was not the rejection of just JESUS THE SON OF THE CARPENTER, but JESUS THE CHRIST ” GOD’S WORD, when the jews spit on Him, whiped HIM,CRUSIFIED HIM, they were CRUSIFING, THE WORD OF THE SAME GOD THEY CLAIM TO BE THE ONE THAT CHOSE THEM TO BE THEIR ELECTED TRIBES, TO LEAD HUMANITY, INTO THE AKNOWLEDGMENT OF ALL OF HUMANITY UNDERSTAND THAT THERE IS A LIVING GOD. NO BODY ELSE OF ALL GOD’S CREATION HAD BEEN MORE PREPARED TO RECOGNISE THE GOD SENT MESSANGER OF THE GOOD NEWS, THAN THE JEWS, GOD CHOSE 12 DISIPLES TO FOLLOW JESUS TEACHINGS OF HIS MESSAGE, BUT ONE WAS TEMPTED BY SATAN THROUGH GREED, JUDAS, WAS REPLACED BY A REAL SINER PAUL THE TARSUS, SO THAT WE HUMANS COULD UNDERSTAND HOW A MAN’S HEART, CAN BE CHANGED ONCE IT RECOGNISES THE TRUTH, THAT IS WHY GOD HAD TO KNOCK HIM OFF HIS OWN HIGH HORSEUNTO HIS REAR END, TO UNDERSTAND WHAT GOD CAN DO ONCE HE CHOSES YOU TO BECOME PART OF HIS FAMILY, WE TRUE CHRISTIANS “DID NOT CHOSE GOD, NOR JESUS CHRIST, GOD HIMSELF CHOSE US INDIVIDUALY TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST, JUST LIKE MANER HE CHOSE HIS 12 ORIGINAL DECIPLES, AND HIS SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO ALL OF US THAT WERE CHOSEN,TO BE GUIDED BY HIM UNTO ALL TRUTH BY FAITH OF GOD IS DOING ON EARTH, WE ARE NOT SCHOOL TOUGHT NOR PASTOR TOUGHT, WE ARE THE SCOM OF THE EARTH THAT OUR FATHER HAS CHOSEN TO BECOME PART OF HIS FAMILY, NO ONE COMES TO THE FATHER UNLESS IS THROUGH OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST, WHO NEVER TOLD HIS FOLLOWERS, THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE CALLED OURSELFS CHRISTIANS AS A TITLE,THE WORLD WAS THE ONE THAT OTORGATED THE TITLE CHRISTIANS, TO HIS 12 AND MANY OTHERS THAT BELIVED THE GOOD NEWS FROM THE BEGINNING, AND IS THE WORLD THAT STILL CATEGORISES JESUS CHRIST FOLLOWERS CHRISTIANS, BY THE WAY WE LIVE OUR LIVES, NOT BY THE CLAIMS OF BEEN CHRISTIANS, EVEN SATAN WHEN CONVINIENT CALLS HIMSELF A CHRISTIAN LIKE THOUSANDS OF JEWS THAT ARE TOTALY IGNORANT OF GODS REAL SALVATION, BUT INFILTRATE THE CHURCH TO DECIVE THE MANY THAT COME LOOKING FOR A CHANGE IN THEIR LIVES AND END UP BEING DECIVED WITH OUT MESURE, BY THE SATANIC JEWS IN THE CHURCH PLAYING THE PART OF BEEN ONE OF THEM. JESUS WARNING WAS THAT HIS CHURCH AND HIS BELIVERS WERE BEEN DESTROYED BECOUSE OF IGNORANCE OF GOD’S WORD, HE STILL EXPECTS US TO CONTINUE FOLLOWING HIM THAT WHY HE GAVE US HIS SPIRIT, HE NEVER TOLD US TO FOLLOW ANY PASTOR, PROPHET,TEACHER,APOSTOL,THE REAL ONES WERE ONLY TO SERVE AS GUIDS TO POINT THE WAY FOR A ROOKY BELIVER TO BE SENT ON HIS WAY TO FOLLOW JESUS CHRIST BY FAITH IN THE SPIRIT, NOT TO PAY TO HEARGODS WORD IN A BUILDING AND BE ENTERTAINED WITH MUSIC AND OTHER ACTORS, ON ANY GIVEN DAY OF THE WEEK.

  13. #13 by frederickrhodes on February 12, 2013 - 11:43 am

    In Wikipedia it says the origen of the word Muslim translates to Intact, meaning not circumcised. The word Holy comes from the word Whole meanion not circumcised. Jesus was an Intactivist, meaning don’t cut your babies, because it causes paranoid delusions, like what is going on with all these comments about prophets. The words AntiChrist simply means those who put their faith in cutting babies over learning proper hygiene. The paranoia caused to the followers of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, as infants will result in another world war, just like it did in the first and second world wars. You religious warriors go do your job and get rid of eachother as your prophets have foreseen in their circumcision induced schizophrenic babble. Just try to leave us Atheists out of it.

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