Archives for October 2014

REAL ISLAM – PART IX

In PART VII of this series, we looked at what the Islamic scriptures known as the Hadith say about what the Time of the End will look like. We took a look at the Mahdi, the Islamic messiah, and noted how some forces within Islam are working toward producing the conditions they believe are necessary for his appearance on the scene. Iran is one of those players – and so it the newly successful terror group ISIS. This inevitably sets up the discussion of whether this Mahdi may indeed be the coming Antichrist. Over the course of the next couple of installments, I hope to provide a balanced case both for and against. It is a position that just a few years ago I supported wholeheartedly. Now I’m not so sure. Though I do think that much of the same evidence can point to another prophetically significant role for Islam in the Last Days scenario. WHO DAT MAN ? “Now I saw when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures saying with a voice like thunder, ‘Come ... [More]

THE FUTURE – PART IV

Writing as a man well into my 50’s, I can say this with assurance. The future that lies before us is unlike any I imagined as a kid or a young man. The world has been turned on its head. That men would marry men – and women marry women – is absurd beyond belief. That science would anticipate a time when human beings would no longer be fully human is would have stretched the boundaries of credulity. That true Christianity would have become a pariah in the culture that it once defined and ordered remains an amazement. So today’s installment will be just about some seemingly unrelated trends that are shaping our future; all of them setting the stage for eventual prophetic fulfillments. STAGE SETTING BEYOND HUMAN – Scientists are altering the human experience. Mankind will no longer be limited to the features God gave him. A recent article carried by Yahoo reviewed some of the ways that we’ll be changing in just a few short years. The first listed was “Implantable Smart Phones.” The ... [More]

REAL ISLAM – PART VIII

To comprehend the real nature of Islam it is necessary to understand their vision of the End. Islam comes with an eschatology of its own, that is both bloody and cruel. It goes beyond judgment – to revenge. And Islam has its own messiah figure that is said will enable the fulfillment of Islamic expectations. And it is remarkable that there are incredible similarities between the character and the actions of the Biblical Antichrist and the predicted Islamic end times Messiah, called the Mahdi. Now, events in the Muslim world are preparing the way for the ascension of this Islamic prophet. A TIME OF FULFILLMENT ? “And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise shall understand.” (Daniel 12:9-10) Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, the former President of Iran had a clear prophetic vision. Ahmadinejad believes ... [More]

THE FUTURE – PART III

We live in an age of deception. It is hard to know just what to believe anymore. Take Ebola for instance. We are told – shown evidence – that this strain of Ebola is somehow not natural. It’s reported that it was created in a laboratory; weaponized, if you will. We are told this was a planned event. Mac Slavo, of the SHTF Plan, reported on a twitter exchange “with a large government supplier of emergency response products specializing in ‘high risk events.’” Here’s the text of it purportedly coming from a a “current DART member.” “DART teams were notified months ago they would be activated in October. Timing seems weird. What we are now hearing is just the tip of the iceburg as we enter October. #Ebola virus will cripple EMS and hospitals. The wait is over!”[i] Matt Drudge used his twitter account to issue an ominous one word warning: “Self-quarantine.”[ii] What is its origin? We, the public may not know for sure; but we can see the ineffective response to its appearance. Our ... [More]

Short Takes

NOTE: Due to space considerations we will continue the the REAL ISLAM series next week. SUPREME COURT FOLLY – The High Court refused let stand 5 lower court rulings that overturned the bans against same-sex marriage. This will open the way for another 11 states to join the same sex marriage bandwagon, meaning 30 states will soon legally approve this re-definition of marriage.[i] A PHONY STATE – Sweeden has announced that it will soon become the first state to recognize the Palestine as a sovereign nation.[ii] And THAT is prophetically significant. Scripture seems to teach that a phony Palestinian state will be established near the Time of the End, but that it will not exercise real naional function and that its leadership will be destroyed. If this is a trend that gaiins momentum, this could signal the near onset of the Psalm 83 War in which a confederacy of Arab nations surrounding Israel, including the Palestinians, attempt a war of destruction against the Jewish state and are ... [More]