[We skipped a week but we’re back.] So we’ve been tracing the false religions of mankind from their origin on the plains of Shinar through forms ancient and modern. It’s now time to start winding this story to a close. Perhaps a good way to think about the coming End Times Religion of the False Prophet is to remember that it will be a synthesis of all the religions of the world. We have already seen how the Cult of Mary is beginning to serve that unifying role for Catholics, Muslims, Hindus, and even pagan believers in goddess / earth worship such as Wiccans, etc. The biggest obstacle to this unity is the Biblically based Faiths of Christianity and Judaism. But Satan’s armies of the New Age are confronting the problem head on.
PART XVII – A COMING TOGETHER
Let’s just take a little time here to review some of the themes we’ve been dealing with, so we can see just how they fit together. One example of Satan’s strategic attack is the unrelenting assault on the divinity of Jesus being waged through such vehicles as The Da Vinci Code, (movie, book & movement), and the hoax of finding Christ’s bones, – perpetrated on the public in 2007 with the purpose of destroying the viability of Christianity by denying the Resurrection of Jesus. This latter attempt was quickly dismissed by a consensus of independent archaeologists, – but their attempts to undermine the Faith will not stop there.
That reported finding of Christ’s remains buried with a woman they presented as his wife, was just an attempt to confirm the hypothesis of the Da Vinci Code and the philosophy behind it: That Jesus survived the Cross, went on to marry Mary Magdalene, subsequently fathered a child. Christ’s line is then traceable to the Merovingian kings of France and further to the royal houses of Britain, Russia and Europe. It might sound crazy to you, but the Da Vinci Code managed to convince millions in England that it was true.[i]
Using the vehicle of fiction, author Dan Brown has launched an effective attack against Christianity and offered in its stead a creation myth rooted in feminist tinted paganism. Brown tells us that “…chivalric quests for the Holy Grail were in fact stories of forbidden quests to find the lost sacred feminine.” The search for The Grail was just a code. The searchers were just trying to circumvent a Church which “…subjugated women, banished the Goddess, burned non-believers and [forbade] the pagan reverence for the sacred feminine”.[ii] What Dan Brown is espousing is nothing less than full blown Gnostic / Paganism of the Earth-Goddess variety. He is promoting a view of Jesus as merely human with a historical past, unsupported by the evidence. The symbol and center of this view is Mary Magdalene of Gospel fame, who, according to Dan and the modern-day neo-Gnostics, was the wife of that solely and very human Jesus. The quest of the Grail was to “kneel before the bones of Mary Magdalene.”[iii]
It is no idle coincidence that in some very liberal feminist areas of the church, there exists today a movement to raise Mary Magdalene to a status of equal theological significance with the Church’s founding Apostles. This is not unrelated to other developments such as the fact that some outposts of even the Church of England have gone farther, adopting the practices and beliefs of Hindu mysticism. All of this has its origin in something called “higher criticism,” a philosophy that developed in the 18th & 19th centuries in which man would sit in judgment of Scripture rather than be subject to it. Anything then becomes possible; – even for example, the acceptance of homosexuality against the clear dictates of Scripture. Outside the church we see Goddess worship flourishing and growing. There is a clear relationship here. Mr. Brown presents what he portrays as the ‘real story’. Here’s his version: The Church in a shameless play to concentrate and solidify its power suppresses the role of Mary Magdalene, the feminine nature of God expressed through the ages in Goddess Worship, and the fact that Jesus was merely human. In declaring Jesus “God”, they scheme to inherit His authority as His earthly heirs. To Brown, it is the Gnostic Gospels that tell the real truth about Jesus, and the New Testament that is the lie.[iv] There are millions around the globe that are buying into this lie.
New Age writings have openly revealed that they have a plan to ‘produce’ a New Age Christ. They have even revealed many of the details of their plans to deceive the world into accepting a One World Government under this New Christ. In his 1981 best seller, The Armageddon Script, Peter Lemesurier declares, “If the Messiah is to appear, then he must be produced.” He then goes on to detail some of the actions that might be taken: Steps that would mimic the fulfillment of Scripture, thereby adding authenticity to artificial claims of Messiahship. He is to “appear on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives at the time of a great earthquake,” – fulfilling Zechariah 14:4. This imposter is to “enter Jerusalem from the east,” riding a donkey, – in a replay of Palm Sunday. Lemesurier talks of using smoke and special effects to serve as a “terrifying reminder of the Divine power and wrath.” Now here’s where it gets very interesting. He is to appear wearing the original burial cloth, (shroud of Turin perhaps?), and produce original artifacts and very old bones, – supposedly those of Jesus.[v]
They know the ramifications. Producing the remains of Jesus would of course mean that the Resurrection was a lie. Jesus did not conquer death after all. The Bible is not without error. Christ would have neither paid the debt for sin with His death, nor vanquished death and Satan with His Resurrection. Fundamental Christianity would be discredited. The faith of many would be irrevocably shaken. Of course the ultimate aim of all of this is to destroy the True Church, The Bride of Christ, – and substitute in its place a man-produced messiah-figure that will present himself as a (false) Jesus & Mohammed & Buddha & Krishna & the Mahdi, – all rolled into one. All ways will lead to God, they will tell you. It will bring in the One World Government and the One World Religion laid out in Revelation.
Remember The Mahdi
“I have come in My Father’s name, and you do not receive Me; if another comes in his own name, him you will receive.” (John 5:43)
We’ve covered this all before. The Mahdi, the predicted Islamic Messiah, is believed by the Shiites to be returning soon. One of his great missions is to set up a One World Religion and Government, – after of course, – slaughtering all the Christians and Jews that will not go along.[vi] The interesting fact about this whole Mahdi phenomena, is that when you compare the Islamic Messiah with the Biblical Antichrist: You get one and the same figure! This is the same conclusion that Walid Shoebat, a former Palestinian terrorist, – now converted to Biblical Christianity came to when he compared the Koran with the Bible.[vii]
Recall how Muslim eschatology, (End Times theology), – is a perfect mirror of Christian eschatology, – with the good guys and bad guys reversed. Both talk of a climactic struggle between good and evil. Both pose a world strongman that “will rule for seven years”, directly corresponding with the reign of the Antichrist in Daniel and Revelation.[viii] Just as the returning Jesus is a direct descendant of Abraham, – so too is the Mahdi, only through the line of Ishmael rather than Isaac. [ix] Islamic scripture tells us the Mahdi, (aided by a Jesus [Issa], who denies his own divinity), – will set up Sharia law, beheading those that oppose Allah’s regime. The Bible says the same about the Antichrist. Daniel 7:25 says he “…shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws”. And in Revelation 20:4, John tells how he “saw the souls of them that were beheaded for the witness of Jesus, and for the word of God, and which had not worshipped the beast”. Now, we’ve reviewed the evidence before, and concluded it likely that Madi and Antichrist will be the same historical figure. Speaking of his former days as a follower of Allah, Mr Shoebat put it thus: “My Mahdi was your Antichrist. Your Christ was my Antichrist.”[x]
We must understand that Islam claims it is ‘the final revelation of God’. To the Muslim, Christianity has fallen into error, and the Koran is the correction. One error they set out to correct is the notion that God can have a son. Sura 4:171 says: “Allah is one Allah: Glory be to Him: (far exalted is He) above having a son.” Many other verses in the Koran support this notion.[xi] As a result, Islam also rejects the Atonement of the Cross; – the idea that anyone can die for someone else. Now the Koran does teach atonement, but by your own martyr-hood. That is the only way to be sure of your salvation; – by giving your life warring for Allah. (You can also take relatives with you. It’s part of your reward.) [Such is the culture of death….excuse me, ‘Religion of Peace’.] As a result Muslim’s sacrifice themselves willingly as a sacred duty.[xii]
You see this is a great war between good and evil; – between God and Satan. It is interesting to look at the nations mentioned in Psalm 83: They are all Muslim countries! Look at Isaiah & Obadiah. All sons of Islam! Each and every nation that the Bible tells us God goes to war with, – and destroys, – is today a Muslim nation. Further, Allah began as the moon god of Arabia. It was the same as the worship of Baal or Bel in the Old Testament. The sign of this moon god, – and of Bel and Allah is the crescent moon. Judges 8:21 confirms this crescent moon as a sign of the gods of that region. It gets better. Philippians 2:10 tells us “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth”. In Isaiah 45:23 & 24 God says, “To Me every knee shall bow..And all shall be ashamed who are incensed against Him”. Then just a couple of verses later, in Isaiah 46:1, explaining the humbling it says: “Bel bows down; Nebo stoops”.[xiii] Such is the fate of the ‘god’s who resist the True God of the Bible!
A Yet Deeper Connection
So let’s look at some of the names of Allah, given by Islam itself to this god of theirs. He is called; – The Most Proud, The Great Deceiver, The Afflicter, The One Who Causes Death, – and it is said of him, “Allah is the greatest of all plotters.” Sura 24:35 describes Allah as “the light of the earth and the heavens.” Yet the Bible itself tells us that “Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light”. (2Corinthians 11:14) And in Luke 10:18 Jesus said: “I saw Satan fall like lightening from heaven”. The Koran compares Allah to a “floating star.” Revelation 8:10 tells how “a great star fell from heaven, burning like a torch, and it fell on a third of the rivers and on the springs of water”.
Let’s go deeper still! Mohammed himself wrote: “I seek refuge from the Lord of the Dawn, from the evil he has created”.[xiv] The Bible tells us it was Satan himself that brought evil into the world. Mohammed again: “I seek refuge from the King of the Multitudes and the demons.”[xv] So Islam presents Allah himself as the King of Demons and the Creator of Evil. That is not the role given to God in the Bible, – but the function of Satan himself! So don’t be deceived. Allah is not just another name for God. Allah and the Great Jehovah of Scripture are not one and the same. This, despite what President’s and Pope’s have told us about all religions worshiping the same god. In fact Allah is a god that spreads the great lie that Jesus our Savior is not “come in the flesh” and thereby “is the spirit of antichrist, which you heard was coming”. (1John 4:3) Remember that one of the names for Allah, is The Great Deceiver. There is coming a time when Satan / Allah, – The Great Deceiver will rule the world for a short time through his own man; the Mahdi / Antichrist. He will come to power through deception. 2Thessalonians 2:9-10 reads: “The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth”.
[i] Most Da Vinci Code readers…UK Telegraph, May 17, 2006
[ii] The Da Vinci Code, pg 238-239
[iii] Sandra Miesel, Dismantling The Da Vinci Code, Crisis Magazine, September 1, 2003
[iv] Charles Colson, The Da Vinci Conspiracy, BreakPoint, January 20, 2004
[v] Peter Lemesurier, The Armageddon Script, 1981, – Read pages 222 and forward for a revealing expose of the New Age / Illuminatti plan.
[vi] Joel Rosenberg, Iranian TV Special – The Mahdi Could Return This Spring,
National Review, January 2, 2006
[vii] Walid Shoebat, International Prophecy Conference 2007
[viii] Quotes from the Hadith taken from; Jerry Robinson, Calling Al Mahdi,
Understanding The Antichrist – Part II, WIR
[ix] Hal Lindsey, The 4 Horsemen, al Mahdi, and the Magnetic Polar Reversal, Oracle,
March 14, 2006
[x] Walid Shoebat, International Prophecy Conference 2007
[xi] Taken from Koran Sura Quotes, Cephas
[xii] Walid Shoebat, International Prophecy Conference 2007
[xiii] Walid Shoebat, International Prophecy Conference 2007
[xiv] Al Falaq, 113 –
[xv] Walid Shoebat, International Prophecy Conference 2007