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A group for discussing how to reach Muslims with the truth of Nazarene Judaism.

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Is there anything contrary to Scripture in the Quran?

Started by Shannon Peterson. Last reply by 命 Sep 16, 2011. 4 Replies

I am currently studying the Quran, and I was wondering, is there anything that is found in the Quran that truly contradicts the Scriptures?  I have always been told so, but I have to see it to…Continue

Quran Quiz

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by Smart Mar 18, 2010. 1 Reply

A companion to our Free Bible Quiz, for use with Muslims:Quran Quiz.pdfContinue

The Word "Muslim"

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by 命 Apr 19, 2011. 5 Replies

From my Hebraic Roots Commentary to Matthew at:http://www.lulu.com/nazarene5:9   peacemakers -  Although the HRV retains the traditional translation here in…Continue

Islam and Liberal Scolarship

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by 命 Oct 16, 2010. 1 Reply

Muslims have found a friend in liberal Judao-Christian Scholarship.Many will argue that the Injil spoken of in the Quran is the Lost hypothetical Q document (see…Continue

The Gospel of Barnabas

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by Riley Holbrook May 18, 2012. 1 Reply

Some Muslims will argue that the Gospel of Barnabas is the book referred to in the Quran as the Injil.  For more info on this see:…Continue

A Thought on Surah 4:157

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by Ryan Adamczyk Jun 2, 2010. 3 Replies

The following is not intended as an endorsement of the Quran, but simply an exploration into what a certain Quran passage might actually mean (stripped of traditional Islam's Interpretation).Surah…Continue

Quran Supports the Jewish Return to Israel and the Third Temple

Started by James Trimm Mar 14, 2010. 0 Replies

QURAN SUPPORTS JEWISH ISRAEL AND 3RD TEMPLEJames Truimm THE FOLLOWING SHOULD NOT BE MISUNDERSTOOD AS AN   ENDORSEMENTOF THE QURANMost people know that the Temple Mount in Jerusalem is Holy to both…Continue

Transitioning to the Bible

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by James Trimm Mar 14, 2010. 8 Replies

Starting out your target will regard the Quran as the authoritative record of the true faith of Abraham.You will need to help him shift his weight from the Quran to the Bible.  This is the real…Continue

Using the Term Allah

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by Yishmael Jul 13, 2010. 7 Replies

While it is true that it can be argued that the Allah of Islam is not identical with our understanding of Elohim in Nazarene Judaism, at the same time Allah is a valid Arabic term for Elohim.  In…Continue

Some Opening Thoughts

Started by James Trimm. Last reply by 命 Oct 16, 2010. 4 Replies

The point of this discussion group is to seek out an implement the most effective methods in reaching Muslims.  I suggest NOT starting out by attacking Islam, the Quran, Mohamed or "Allah". The first…Continue

Comment Wall

Comment by DanHenrik on March 14, 2010 at 2:08pm
Islam has in its history taken a lot from the Nazarenes, so this step is really good.
In Europe we are confronted with the rise of islam for quite a while. According to converts from Islam, one main theme is the lack of a loving Gd in Islam as well as the uncertainty of salvation. You do not know if you will be saved, the only sure way is to die like a Shahid (a martyr). One big obstacle for converts is that they forfeit their lives if they leave islam. Leaving the community of moslems is the same as subscribing you death sentence. Any moslem is allowed to kill you for this. Therefore protection for converts would increase probabilty of people leaving islam.
Another problem is that converts mostly losse contact to their families, that also forming an obstacle.


here some more Info.....

http://www.islamreview.com/articles.htm

http://www.jihadwatch.org/quran-commentary.html

http://www.exmuslim.com/

http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/islam.htm
Comment by DanHenrik on September 7, 2010 at 3:45pm
Came across this interesting article which analyses the islamic perception of a messiah, which to us is the Anti-Messiah. It is written out of a christian perspective:

“Blow the trumpet in Zion; sound the alarm on my holy hill. Let all who live in the land tremble, for the day of the LORD is coming. It is close at hand - a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness. Like dawn spreading across the mountains a large and mighty army comes, such as never was of old nor ever will be in ages to come.” Joel 2:1,2

Islamic Revival

1. Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world and at the present rate we will see it surpass Christianity in the next 20 years. This includes converts, but the birth rate among Muslims is the largest reason for the present rate of growth.

2. Many westerners see Islam as an alternative monotheistic faith.

Joel lists other reasons for this revival but comes to this conclusion:

"So maybe you now agree that it is important to become informed regarding Islam, but you may be wondering why it is important to understand Islamic eschatology specifically. It’s a good question. Please think through some of these points carefully: makes it clear that the Devil’s primary plan for the last-days has been for the past few thousand years, to raise up two men, the Antichrist and the False Prophet, as his primary instruments to deceive the inhabitants of the earth."

Islam believes in the Last Days
Priority Of The Last-Days In Islamic Belief

The Quran mentions five things that a Muslim must believe in order to be a Muslim. These five things have, as a result, become a creed of sorts within Islam. From the Quran we read:

It is not righteousness that ye turn your faces to the East and the West; but righteous is he who believeth in Allah and the Last Day and the angels and the Scripture and the prophets…-Surah 2:177 (Pickthall)

Notice the order of the five tenets of belief:

1. Belief in Allah.
2. Belief in the Last Day.
3. Belief in angels.
4. Belief in the Scripture.
5. Belief in the prophets.


Islam believes in a coming Messiah: the Mahdi

The Mahdi or guided one is a universal Muslim belief, that is whether Sunni or Shia the Mahdi is a general belief among both sects.
In the simplest of terms, the Mahdi is Islam’s Messiah, or Savior. While the actual terms “Messiah” and “Messianism” have very clearly Judeo-Christian roots, University of Virginia Professor Abdulaziz Abdulhussein Sachedina agrees that these terms are appropriately used in an Islamic context when referring to the Mahdi. In his scholarly work on the subject, Islamic Messianism, Sachedina elaborates thusly:

The term “messianism” in the Islamic context is frequently used to translate the important concept of an eschatological figure, the Mahdi, who as the foreordained leader “will rise” to launch a great social transformation in order to restore and adjust all things under divine guidance. The Islamic messiah, thus, embodies the aspirations of his followers in the restoration of the purity of the Faith which will bring true and uncorrupted guidance to all mankind, creating a just social order and a world free from oppression in which the Islamic revelation will be the norm for all nations.

Thus it is fair to say that the “rising” of the Mahdi is to the majority of Muslims what the return of ____ is to Christians. While Christians await the return of ____ the Messiah to fulfill all of ____’s prophetic promises to the people of ____, Muslims await the appearance of the Mahdi, to fulfill these purposes. Sheikh Kabbani likewise identifies the Mahdi as Islam’s primary messiah figure:

Among the things the Mahdi will do is:


1. The Mahdi is Islam’s primary messiah figure.
2. He will be a descendant of Muhammad and will bear Muhammad’s name (Muhammad bin Abdullah).
3. He will be a very devout Muslim.
4. He will be an unparalleled spiritual, political and military world leader.
5. He will emerge after a period of great turmoil and suffering upon the earth.
6. He will establish justice and righteousness throughout the world and eradicate tyranny and oppression.
7. He will be the Caliph and Imam (vice-regent and leader) of Muslims worldwide
8. He will lead a world revolution and establish a new world order.
9. He will lead military action against all those who oppose him.
10. He will invade many countries.
11. He will make a seven year peace treaty with a Jew of priestly lineage.
12. He will conquer Israel for Islam and lead the “faithful Muslims” in a final slaughter/battle against Jews.
13. He will establish the new Islamic world headquarters from Jerusalem.
14. He will rule for seven years (possibly as much as eight or nine).
15. He will cause Islam to be the only religion practiced on the earth.
16. He will appear riding a white horse (possibly symbolic).
17. He will discover some previously undiscovered biblical manuscripts that he will use to argue with the Jews and cause some Jews to convert to Islam.
18. He will also re-discover the Ark of the Covenant from the Sea of Galilee, which he will bring to Jerusalem.
19. He will have supernatural power from Allah over the wind and the rain and crops.
20. He will posses and distribute enormous amounts of wealth.
21. He will be loved by all the people of the earth.

The Biblical Anti-Christ and the Mahdi

Who is the Anti-Christ? (for more Biblical and Koranic references please refer to Chapter 5.)

Most people who haven’t even read the Bible have heard of the man known popularly as “The Antichrist.” Simply put, according to the Bible, the Antichrist will be Satan’s primary human agent on the earth in the last-days. Interestingly, in the Bible, the Antichrist is actually only referred to once by that specific name (1 John 2:18). Using other names however, there are numerous references to the Antichrist found throughout the Bible. Some of the various names that Scripture assigns to the Antichrist are “the Beast” (Revelation 13:4), “the abomination that causes desolation” (Matthew 24:15), “the desolator” (Daniel 9:27), “the man of sin,” “the man of lawlessness,” “the son of destruction” (2 Thessalonians 2) “the little horn” (Daniel 7:8), “the Assyrian” (Micah 5:5, Isaiah 10:5,14:25), “the oppressor’, “the king of Babylon” (Isaiah 14) and even the mysterious “Gog” (Ezekiel 38:1, Revelation 20:7). There are several other names that Scripture uses to refer to the Antichrist as well.

The Biblical Anti-Christ will:

1. Be a powerful political, military and spiritual world ruler
2. The Anti-Christ will target Christians and Jews
3. He will attack Israel and establish the Temple Mount as the seat of authority
4. He will establish a seven year peace treaty with Israel
5. He will change the laws and times (this could be changing from the Gregorian Calendar to the Muslim calendar)
6. He is described as a rider on a white horse. (when the rider appears on the scene, the world essentially freefalls into the chaos that defines the Last Hour)

The Muslim Jesus (Chapter 6)

After the emergence or the “rising” of the Mahdi, the second most important event among the Major Signs, is the return of ____ Christ. Christians who love ____ understandably get quite excited by the prospect that even Muslims are looking for and longing for His return. Unfortunately, the Islamic belief of just who this ____ is that is coming, and what he does once he has arrived, is drastically different than what Christians believe about ____.

1. ____ is said to return to the earth in the last-days near a mosque in Damascus.
2. He will arrive at a time when the Mahdi and his army will be preparing to pray.
3. He will be offered to lead the prayer by the Mahdi, but will decline in direct deference to the Mahdi who ____ declares to be the leader of the Muslims.
4. He will then pray behind the Mahdi as a subordinate.
5. He will be a faithful Muslim
6. He will make pilgrimage to Mecca.
7. He will visit Muhammad’s grave, and salute Muhammad, whereby Muhammad will return the salute from the grave.
8. He will destroy Christianity.
9. He will repeal the jizyah tax thus causing the only option for Jews and Christians to convert to Islam or die.
10. He will establish Islamic Shari’ah (Law) throughout the entire earth.
11. He will kill the Antichrist and his followers made up largely of Jews and women.
12. He will remain on the earth for roughly forty years, during which time he will marry, have children and then die.

The Muslim Jesus and the False Prophet of the Bible (Chapter Seven)

Amazingly, the similarities between the biblical narratives of the end-times and the Islamic narratives do not end with the Antichrist and the Mahdi. If it were so, then it might be easier to dismiss the many similarities as mere coincidence. The parallels however, do not stop with the Antichrist and the Mahdi, but extend again quite clearly, into the person of the man biblically known as the False Prophet and the man known in Islam as Isa al-Masih – Jesus the Messiah.
The specific plan of Satan down through the ages is articulated clearly in the Bible. The Bible teaches that Satan will raise up not one, but two men as his agents in the earth to lure men away from the worship of The One True God. The first man that Satan will use is the Antichrist. We have already examined his role in chapter five. The second man is known biblically as the False Prophet
The Anti-Christ and the False Prophet are partners. He is called a beast - he is, like the Antichrist, a man possessed by Satan. He is another human pawn of the Dragon, exercising the will of the Dragon on the earth. But instead of ten horns, he only has two. The horns speak of authority. The power and authority of the False Prophet is clear, but it is not nearly equal to that of the Antichrist who is said to have ten horns. We also see that the False Prophet is a miracle worker. Among the many miracles he is said to work, one is mentioned specifically: He is said to cause fire to come down from the sky. The False Prophet’s primary reason for performing miraculous signs is to cause the inhabitants of the earth to follow and even to worship the Antichrist. The two are pictured as a team, a partnership with one common goal - deception, seduction and a luring away of anyone who worships Yahweh, the ____ of the Bible.
Likewise in the Islamic narrative of the last-days, we do not find a lone character who is coming to rescue the world, but instead we find a team. We find both the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus. And as in the case of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, we find that one is clearly filling a supporting role while the other is the leader. While the Mahdi is clearly described as being, “the Viceregent (Caliph) of Allah,” ____ is described as being one who will “espouse the cause of the Mahdi” and “follow him
Muslim ____ Biblical False Prophet
Mahdi's Chief Enforcer Anti-Christ's Chief Enforcer
Mahdi's Executioner Anti-Christ's Executioner

The Dajjal - Islam's Anti-Christ (Chapter 8)
The third primary character that dominates Islamic eschatology is a man whose full title is Al-Maseeh (The Messiah) Ad-Dajjal, (The Liar/Deceiver). Usually just referred to as the Dajjal, he is a bizarre character whose description and story seem far more fantastic than either the Mahdi or the Muslim Jesus.

1. He will be the Great Deceiver
2. He will be blind in one eye
3. He will be an infidel (Kaffir will be written on his forehead)
4. He will be a false miracle worker
5. He will claim to be Jesus Christ and will claim to be divine
6. This is weird but he will travel by giant mule.
7. He will not be able to enter Medina, Mecca or Damascus
8. He will be followed by Jews and Women
9. He will be slain by the Muslim Jesus

The Biblical Jesus (Chapter 9)

The third amazing parallel between biblical eschatology and Islamic eschatology is the person of the Dajjal, the Islamic Antichrist figure. Despite all of the wild and fantastic descriptions of the Dajjal, if we boil down the Muslim belief regarding the Dajjal to its simplest and most important terms, we basically have a man who will claim to be divine and will claim to be Jesus Christ the Jewish Messiah. He will defend Israel against the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus and he will deceive many people into leaving Islam.

Of course, based on the Islamic traditions, Muslims are expecting Jews to acknowledge the Dajjal as the divine Jewish Messiah, thus in the Islamic mind, the Jesus of biblical tradition will fulfill the three most primary Islamic expectations of the Dajjal. Clearly, these traditions will be used by Satan, not only to pre-empt the Muslims of the earth from receiving the real Jesus when He comes, but literally to empower them to attack Him. The plot never seems to stop thickening.

The Revival of the Islamic Empire (Chapter Ten)

The Bible says that Israel will be set upon by an Empire made up of Muslim nations, sort of a reborn Ottoman empire. Joel goes into how he came to this conclusion and I recommend you read it. In the end it will be the restoration of a Muslim Caliphate.

(Chapter 11 deals with Mohammed directly)

The Spirit of Anti-Christ (Chapter Twelve)

While we have already discussed the actual person of the Antichrist, the Bible also talks of an antichrist spirit. Apart from the one direct reference in the Bible to The Antichrist, there are four other times that the word is used in a more general sense by the Apostle John. Each time it is in reference to a particular spirit. This spirit is defined by its denial of some very specific aspects of ____’ nature and His relationship to ____ the Father. Following are the verses that describe this “antichrist” spirit:
Just before ____ was taken away to be crucified, he had a discussion with his disciples about the last-days. His very first exhortation was that they be careful not to be deceived.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you." Matthew 24:3,4
____ goes on to warn of the power of this deception:
"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.... For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time." Matthew 24:10-11, 24-25 (emphasis mine)
Likewise the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians warns the Church of the need to be cautious of being deceived:
Concerning the coming of our ____ ____ Christ and our being gathered to him... Don't let anyone deceive you in any way... 2 Thessolonians 2:1-3
Paul refers to the future deception as “a powerful delusion.”
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason ____ sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (emphasis mine)
Who is the liar? It is the man who denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a man is the antichrist–he denies the Father and the Son. No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:22,23
Many deceivers, who do not acknowledge Jesus Christ as coming in the flesh, have gone out into the world. Any such person is the deceiver and the antichrist. 2 John 1:7
From these verses, we learn that the antichrist is a spirit that is identified as a “liar” and a “deceiver” which specifically denies the following:
1. That ____ is the Christ/Messiah (The savior/deliverer of Israel and the World)
2. The Father and the Son (The Trinity or that ____ is The Son of ____).
3. That ____ has come in the flesh. (The incarnation - that ____ became man)
Islam denies all these Biblical tenets.


atan has a hatred for the Jews as do the Muslims (Chapter Thirteen)

While Islam envisions the day when Christians and Jews will convert to Islam en masse, there is a distinction within Islam’s end time narrative between the final destiny of Christians and that of the Jews. In Islam’s version of the last-days, we see that all Christians will either accept Islam or be killed. Certainly, when we look at this final picture, it is impossible to say that Islam has any real affinity for Christians or Christianity. But when analyzing Islamic teaching and traditions about the Jews, one gets a very cold feeling that the only destiny that Islam has marked out for the Jews is that of an absolute and total slaughter.

When we compare the spirit that we see in Islam with the spirit that we see manifest under the rule of the Antichrist and the False Prophet, it is the same ancient hatred against the Jewish people in both. It is an ancient hatred that originates with Satan himself. From the day that God Himself showed His favor to the Jewish people, Satan has likewise raged against them. Satan’s primary vehicles that he has used to do this have been several great world empires. These are the “beast” empires that we discussed in chapter ten. Throughout history, we can observe Satan’s attempts to exterminate or persecute the Jewish people.

End Time Martyrdom (Chapter Fourteen)

The Bible says that in the last-days, beheading will specifically be the primary method by which people will be martyred. They will be killed specifically for their “testimony of Jesus and because of the word of God.” It is a strange picture to try to imagine. Is the Bible implying a worldwide resurrection of guillotines in every town square? What exactly is the Bible inferring will occur that will result in a worldwide standard of using beheading specifically, as a means of executing Christians?


Beheading in Islam is not a new phenomenon by any means. Due to the utter disgust of many throughout the West with regard to this practice of late by radical Muslims in Iraq and elsewhere, many moderate Muslims and Muslim apologists have repeatedly been making the claim that beheading is not an officially sanctioned Islamic practice. They claim it defies the basic tenants of Islam. These claims are made to create a better image of Islam in the western eye. Unfortunately, these claims are either made out of ignorance of Islam’s history or are made with an active intent to deceive. Beheading is the very heritage of Islam. Beheading is not only commanded as a specific method of killing ones enemies in the Quran, but as we will see, it was also a favored method of killing by Muhammad and many of his followers.

World Domination - Satan's Goal - Islam's Goal (Chapter Fifteen)
The dragon (Satan) gave the beast (The Antichrist) his power and his throne and great authority… And he was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast--all whose names have not been written in the book of life belonging to the Lamb that was slain from the creation of the world. Revelation 13:2,4-8 (emphasis and parenthesis mine)
Muslim apologists and propagandists will be quick to argue here, that jihad is not about fighting for world domination. Some will make such misleading remarks as “jihad is merely about overcoming adversity.” Or they will point out that the “greater jihad” is a struggle against one’s self. While this inner struggle is a legitimate aspect of jihad, do not be deceived: The jihad that is obligatory for all Muslims to fight against ones inner weaknesses in no way lessens the centrality of the demand of Islam upon all Muslims to wage jihad against the unbelieving world until Islam is supreme. This may include other forms of warfare such as in the intellectual or the political arenas, but wherever a Muslim engages in this fight, it is viewed as just that, a fight for the eventual global domination and universal supremacy of Islam.
The word Jihad stems from the Arabic root word J-H-D, which means "strive." There are five types of jihad:
• Jihad al-nafs (striving against one’s inner self)
• Jihad al-Shaitan (striving against Satan)
• Jihad al-kuffaar (striving against the disbelievers)
• Jihad al-munafiqeen (striving against the hypocrites)
• Jihad al-faasiqeen (striving against corrupt Muslims)

As already stated, all five forms of jihad are obligatory for all Muslims.

Born in 1905, Mawlana Sayid Abul Ala Mawdudi was an Islamic scholar from the Indian subcontinent. His sermons (khutbat) and writings are world-renowned. He is viewed throughout the Islamic world as one of Islam’s greatest scholars. Here is what he had to say about Islam and global domination:

Islam is not a normal religion like the other religions in the world, and Muslim nations are not like normal nations. Muslim nations are very special because they have a command from Allah to rule the entire world and to be over every nation in the world.
Aduallah al-Araby in his book The Islamization of America cites a very frightening letter from one Catholic Archbishop to the Pope. In this open letter to the Pope, the Archbishop of Izmir (Smyrna), Turkey, the Reverend Guiseppe Germano Barnardini, spoke of a recent gathering of Christians and Muslims for the purpose of interfaith dialogue. An excerpt from his letter recounts that during the meeting, an authoritative Muslim stood up and spoke very calmly and assuredly:

Thanks to your democratic laws, we will invade you, Thanks to our religious laws, we will dominate you

Deceit is a Basic Tenet of Islam (Chapter Sixteen)

Taqiyya and Kithman are two ways. But for what purpose and what does it have to do with the last days?

1. To gain wealth
2. to justify the murder of enemies
3. To attain goals and prosperity

So what, you say?

The deception includes lying to make Islam more attractive to Western converts. In the last days deception will rule the day.

Just before Jesus was taken away to be crucified, he had a discussion with his disciples about the last-days. His very first exhortation was that they be careful not to be deceived.
As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. "Tell us," they said, "when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?" Jesus answered: "Watch out that no one deceives you." Matthew 24:3,4
____ goes on to warn of the power of this deception:
"At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people.... For false Christs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and miracles to deceive even the elect--if that were possible. See, I have told you ahead of time." Matthew 24:10-11, 24-25 (emphasis mine)
Likewise the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Thessalonians warns the Church of the need to be cautious of being deceived:
Concerning the coming of our ____ ____ Christ and our being gathered to him... Don't let anyone deceive you in any way... 2 Thessolonians 2:1-3
Paul refers to the future deception as “a powerful delusion.”
The coming of the lawless one will be in accordance with the work of Satan displayed in all kinds of counterfeit miracles, signs and wonders, and in every sort of evil that deceives those who are perishing. They perish because they refused to love the truth and so be saved. For this reason God sends them a powerful delusion so that they will believe the lie and so that all will be condemned who have not believed the truth but have delighted in wickedness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (emphasis mine)
How does Islam grow in the Last Days? The Great Apostasy that's how. (Chapter Seventeen)

There will be a if you can't beat 'em join 'em kind of mentality. Joel describes it as a global Stockholm Syndrome.

This brings us to another very important psychological factor that will likely come into play during the last-days: Terror. But even more specifically, it is what psychologists have labeled as “the Stockholm Syndrome”. Allow me to explain. Perhaps the oddest quality to the Antichrist Empire is that it is a both religious worship movement as well as a demonically inspired military machine hell-bent on crushing, devouring and trampling “the whole earth.” These two elements together seem at first like a completely incompatible combination. We in the West with our religious freedom view worship as a voluntary act of reverence and love directed toward the one whom we deem worthy of such worship.
Even the leftists Jews are tired of trying to maintain the fight.
After 50 years of unending conflict, most Israeli Jews seem to have concluded that the burden of maintaining their nation is just too difficult to bear. The country's secular leftist elites--who control education, culture, the news media, and the government--blame the Jews for the Arabs' desire to destroy Israel, and the majority seems to be afflicted with the "Stockholm syndrome": though the victims of Arab hate, they identify with their oppressors.
Summary of Comparisons - (Chapter Eighteen)
So in summary we conclude this section with a final review of the many startling similarities that exist between the biblical narrative of the last-days and the Islamic narrative of the same period.
• Bible: The Antichrist is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will that emerge in the last-days.
• Islam: The Mahdi is an unparalleled political, military and religious leader that will emerge in the last-days.
• Bible: the False Prophet is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last-days who will support the Antichrist.
• Islam: the Muslim ____ is a secondary prominent figure that will emerge in the last-days to support the Mahdi.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet together will have a powerful army that will do great damage to the earth in an effort to subdue every nation and dominate the World.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ will have a powerful army that will attempt to control every nation of the earth and dominate the World.
• Bible: The False Prophet is described essentially as a dragon in lamb’s clothing.
• Islam: The Muslim ____ literally comes bearing the name of the one that the world knows as “The Lamb of ____: ____ Christ.” Yet the Muslim ____ comes to murder all those who do not submit to Islam.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet establish a New World Order.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ establish a New World Order.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet institute new laws for the whole earth.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ institute Islamic law all over the earth.
• Bible: The Antichrist is said to “change the times.”
• Islam: It is quite certain that if the Mahdi established Islam all over the earth, he would discontinue the use of Saturday and Sunday as the weekend or days of rest but rather Friday, the holy day of Islam. Also, he would most certainly eliminate the Gregorian calendar (A.D.), and replace it with the Islamic calendar (A. H.) as is used in every Islamic country.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will both be powerful religious leaders who will attempt to institute a universal world religion.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ will institute Islam as the only religion in the earth.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will execute anyone who does not submit to their world religion.
• Islam: Likewise, the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus will execute anyone who does not submit to Islam.

• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will specifically use beheading as the primary means of execution for non-conformists.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ will use the Islamic practice of beheading for executions.
• Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will have a specific agenda to kill as many Jews as possible.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ will kill as many Jews as is possible until only a few are left hiding behind rocks and trees.
Bible: The Antichrist and the False Prophet will attack to conquer and seize Jerusalem.
• Islam: The Mahdi and the Muslim ____ will attack to re-conquer and seize Jerusalem for Islam.
• Bible: The Antichrist will set himself up in the Jewish temple as his seat of authority.
• Islam: The Mahdi will establish the Islamic Caliphate from Jerusalem.
• Bible: The False Prophet is said to do many miracles to deceive as many as possible into supporting the Antichrist.
• Islam: The Mahdi himself is said to control the weather and the crops. His face is said to glow. We can also assume that since ____ is viewed as having been empowered by Allah to work miracles when he was here on earth the first time, he will most likely be expected to continue to do so when he returns.
• Bible: The Antichrist is described as riding on a white horse in the Book of Revelation
• Islam: The Mahdi is described as riding on a white horse (ironically from the same verse).
• Bible: The Antichrist is said to make a peace treaty with Israel for seven years.
• Islam: The Mahdi is said to make a peace treaty through a Jew (specifically a Levite) for exactly seven years.

• Bible: Jesus the Jewish Messiah will return to defend the Jews in Israel from a military attack from a vast coalition of nations led by the Antichrist and the False Prophet. <> <> Islam: The Dajjal, the Islamic Antichrist will gain a great Jewish following and claim to be Jesus Christ and fight against the Mahdi and the Muslim Jesus.

• Bible: The antichrist spirit specifically denies the most unique and central doctrines of Christianity, namely the trinity, the incarnation and the substitutionary death of Jesus on the cross.<>
• Islam: Islam doctrinally and spiritually specifically denies the most unique and central doctrines of Christianity, namely the trinity, the incarnation and the substitutionary death of ____ on the cross.
• Bible: The primary warning of ____ and the Apostle Paul was to warn Christians of the abundance of deceit and deception in the last-days.
• Islam: Islam is perhaps the only religion in the earth that practices deceit as one of its tools to assist its own ascendancy. It actually has a specific doctrine which allows and even calls for deception to be used to achieve its desired end.
Bible: The specific nations pictured in the Bible as being part of the final empire of the Antichrist are all Islamic nations.
• Islam: All Muslims are commanded to give their allegiance to The Mahdi as the final Caliph and Imam (leader) of Islam.
Comment by DanHenrik on October 16, 2010 at 3:46pm
This is interesting. Always wondered where proof is that Arabs are descendants from Ishmael, Torah does not mention arabs. Where did you get the information from?
Comment by DanHenrik on October 16, 2010 at 3:57pm
Comment by Noor ul Amin Ali on January 1, 2011 at 6:24am

Well

Let me tell you all some.

In days of our Prophet (MPBUH) when was alive and well. Now also his work and his teaching is live and well through is house hold which was passed down to hisd daugter to his Son-In-Law Imam Ali. Which brings us all to history where Shia's take root and place Islamic history. In early days of our Prophet when he use to place by the Wall for example there were few people know as the Sufi's no these elder men where not Muslim, yes some where Christian may be, some were Jews, and some where follower the teachings of Prophet David (MBUH) you see I was not there. According to my understanding of this subject matter these Sufi's men who gatther as brother's with common aim and goal to unit other brother's with different flag's and land to follow one God, Allah is same as Elohim. The Sufi's where known and called people who how where Suf. Brothers of Purity. It is true Quran is word of Allah as elder name Elohim. It is also true our Prophet was chosen by Allah guide by Angel Gabriel messenger of Allah to spread Islam. Sunni Islam is what is known and called as exotric Shia Islam is what is known and called is esotric. Within esotric there are many levels own reach Divine Light (Nur) of Allah in life time through the hands , rope, ladder in shape of man a person of flesh but in spirit it is the Light from the House of our Prophet (MBPUH). I hope and pray to Allah I have not hurt, harmed or offened any one here my reply. If I have do forgive me my intent is to seek knowledge, and wisdom. Peace Blessings , May Allah guide us all to our paths.

Comment by Rama on March 12, 2012 at 6:25am

Shalom to all of you,

Could you please tell me how concretely to convert muslims people.

One person very very close to me is muslim but I don't know how to behave, what to explain to that person in order to bring her to our nazaren faith.

Does anyone here have the the same experience? It would be good to share about it.

 

Thanks for your help.

Comment by Rama on March 13, 2012 at 2:32am

Toda for your replies. But do or did you have a first experience in converting a muslim to nazarene faith?

 

Comment by Rama on March 15, 2012 at 6:44am

Following the experiences you had with muslim people in your ministries, your tip is to show them love and friendship first. I agree.

But how can you make them believe in Machiah and in Torah?

 

Comment by Rama on March 16, 2012 at 6:37am

Toda for your replies.

 

"The best way I have found is to show how the Bible, is the same bible as of the 5th century. " Ben Avraham, I think it would be very intersting for me to have a talk with you personnaly.

 

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