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Who Is Satan?
Satan has long been known as the "Great Deceiver" and that title is well-deserved. Since his rebellion against God, he has long desired to be God himself and will do anything and everything to that end - including lying about it. Jesus pegged Satan for exactly who Satan really is saying:
John 8:44You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Satan's Ultimate Mission: A Perception As God - To Be God
Having said this, Satan seeks to have worship, love and adoration and to be thought of as God - even if it means LYING about it. It is not really important as to "how" he is thought of as God - but ONLY that he is thought of as God. Why? The "how" of being perceived is more or less of a "detail" and isn't really worth the "fuss" as he probably knows that he wouldn't be able to really get everyone to agree on that matter. Instead, he only needs to concern himself with getting enough people to worship him as God.
Someone might say why Satan doesn't have a problem doing anything that is evil. Well, the answer is that God cannot do evil as he is the "ultimate authority and author" of all morality. God has a right to do as he chooses and, literally, that action would be moral and just. That is twisted truth - but that is fairly accurate as to how this Enemy of God thinks.
Satan's Ultimate Tool: Lies, Slander & Counterfeiting
Satan is so insecure about being less than the true and great God, "I AM" and his Son, Yeshua (Jesus, Latinized) that he has to have EVERYTHING God has on earth and to "insure" his claim against God and His Holy People (the Jews and the Holy Church) - he will use lies, slander and counterfeiting as the tools to capture as many adherents as possible to his cause. If one takes the time to evaluate Satan's counterfeiting scheme, it "mirrors" all that Yeweh God is and has.
God & God's General: Saint Michael
Haters of the Jews
Doctrine of Love
Doctrine of Hate
Lies, Slander, Libel and Counterfeiting
Using these "tools" is Satan's way to move into a place of power and ultimate control over the entire world - and all of heaven (if it were possible). Enslavement of everyone to Satan's enjoyment is his only goal and exercising and having that power to exercise freely is his only concern.
Evil As Good & Good As Evil
God gave a word of warning to everyone who would try to confuse good for evil and evil for good stating:
Isaiah 5:20Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. But, people do confuse good for evil and evil for good.
Allah: Curse, An Oath
I Am: God Eternal
Allah: A Pagan God of Prophet Muhammad
I Am: Living God of Moses
Allah: Has 3 Daughters
I Am: Has One Son & Exists As Trinity
Muhammed is Prophet of Allah
Moses was Prophet of I AM
Thou Shall Not Kill
Hellfire for Believing In Jesus’ Salvation
Eternal Life for Believing in Jesus’ Salvation
A Headband As Substitute for Salvation
Jesus As Salvation
Beast – the Antichrist
The word, interestingly enough, is described as both a curse and an oath in Strong's Lexicon Dictionary of the Hebrew language says that the word, allah, means:
'alah aw-law' from 422; an imprecation:--curse, cursing, execration, oath, swearing.
Interesting to also note that Moses very first encounter he writes about concerning this word is in the Garden of Eden when God curses the snake and makes a promise that the snake will live on his belly eating dust all the days of his life. (Genesis 3:14) Additionally, at the very end of the Bible, the dragon (also a variant of the snake) makes the members of mankind take the mark of the Beast and presumably under an oath of allegiance to the Beast as a form of worship (Antichrist). These concepts are important as they will be treated later in this writing.
Another interesting point of swearing is what Jesus divine command was regarding this matter:
Matt 5:37All you need to say is simply, "yes" or "no"; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.This is to say that anything sworn under the sun is from Satan or his henchmen (the fallen angels, the demons).
Allah was one of the 360 gods of the Kaaba. In fact, Allah was one of the idol gods or the "High God" of the Kaaba. This pagan god was regarded as the "only" god as Mohammed had regarded him.
Allah was also said to have had 3 daughters. This was acknowledged (and later recanted) by Mohammed stating in the Qu'ran that Satan made him say this. This is sometimes referred to in the Qu'ran as the "Satanic Verses" wherein Mohammed mentioned the 3 goddesses and recanted stating that Satan was a powerful whisperer of words.
I Am Who Am ("The God of Moses")
Moses asked God his name. God answered, "I Am Who Am" - or God of Eternity. Moses often referred to God as "Lord" or "Lord God" and Moses became his prophet during the burning bush event. (Ex 3:14)
Moses revealed the multi-personal nature of "I Am Who Am" who uses the pronoun "I" in the singular to stipulate the "united" nature of God, yet revealing that God has a multi-personal nature in the Books of Genesis:
Genesis 1:2Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
- Also -
Genesis 1:26Then God said, “Let us make mankind in our image, in our likeness, so that they may rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky, over the livestock and all the wild animals, and over all the creatures that move along the ground.”
Man, like God, holds a body, a soul and has children. The "trinity of man" is found to be a "mirror image" of the Holy Trinity in the great I AM. In fact, having a human body, man was made in the very image of God. Man was given a spirit to mirror the Holy Spirit. And, Jesus, the Son of God, also had a human body from whence all men find the origin of their own image.
Mohammed vs Moses As True Prophet
Mohammed wrote a book called the Qu'ran. Many of the statements of Mohammed's book does not match that of the Book of Moses ("Torah"). In fact, there are many differences - too many to list here. Additionally, the Qu'ran is known to have conflicting verses.
Moses also is attributed to many miracles - whereas Mohammed is not attributed to any that were witnessed by any individuals.
Mohammed wrote the Qu'ran without the guidance of God (unlike Moses who wrote the Torah via letter-by-letter as God directly instructed him to do so). In fact, the Bible Code, contains the name, "Torah" in Hebrew in the first 2 and last 2 books of the Torah. In the middle, hidden, is the name of God, "Yehweh" in Hebrew - of which Moses, most likely, hadn't any idea.
And, when writing the Torah, Moses received the "Book of the Law" directly from God while on Mount Sinai which the Bible accounted was a supernatural experience. Additionally, the Torah has divinely given to Moses "word-for-word" while Moses wrote - in secretary style the entire Torah, carefully transcribing the words.
So, the Torah, written by Moses, was DIRECTLY dictated by God Himself. In fact, this is more than inspiration - but rather direct instruction and is, therefore, of divine origin.
Violence of Islam Remains; Judeo-Christianity, The Laws of Love & Forgiveness Reign Supreme As Examples of How To Live
Islamic View: Killing is Not Sanctioned
Qur'an 9:5, known as "Verse of the Sword," declares, "Fight and slay the pagans wherever you find them, and seize them, beleaguer them, and lie in wait for them in every stratagem."
There are at least 109 verses in the Qu'ran that permit killing - and those verses remain in place even today and are personally allowed to be personally interpreted by each and every Muslim as they so wish.
While the Qu'ran does promote peace with the enemy, there are more verses that call for violence.
Christian & Jewish View: Violence In the Old Testament
There have been violent mandates by God made in the Old Testament. Those mandates only had a purpose for which God intended and are temporary only - only in the context of militarily establishing the Jewish State and for the purposes of punishing the wicked.
While those laws are still in place with regard to treatment of the wicked - especially with regard to criminal and sexual misconduct, a greater law is now in place. As Jesus said:
John 13:34-35“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
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Matthew 18: 21-2221 Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?”22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times."
Thou Shall Not Kill
Moses was directed by God to write this in Ex 20:13. God new that murder and killing destroy people and faith-based communities. In fact, it is contrary to God's ultimate plan of love and salvation for all people and for all time. The Religion of Peace website states:
Unlike the Bible, the Qu'ran is filled with exhortations to violence. In fact, there are several verses that relate to violence and very few related to peace, much less, love. Here is a synopsis of Islamic violence as it relates to the religion:
The Qu'ran contains at least 109 verses that call Muslims to war with nonbelievers for the sake of Islamic rule. Some are quite graphic, with commands to chop off heads and fingers and kill infidels wherever they may be hiding. Muslims who do not join the fight are called 'hypocrites' and warned that Allah will send them to Hell if they do not join the slaughter.
Unlike nearly all of the Old Testament verses of violence, the verses of violence in the Quran are mostly open-ended, meaning that they are not restrained by the historical context of the surrounding text. They are part of the eternal, unchanging word of Allah, and just as relevant or subjective as anything else in the Quran.
The context of violent passages is more ambiguous than might be expected of a perfect book from a loving God, however this can work both ways. Most of today's Muslims exercise a personal choice to interpret their holy book's call to arms according to their own moral preconceptions about justifiable violence. Apologists cater to their preferences with tenuous arguments that gloss over historical fact and generally do not stand up to scrutiny. Still, it is important to note that the problem is not bad people, but bad ideology.
Unfortunately, there are very few verses of tolerance and peace to abrogate or even balance out the many that call for nonbelievers to be fought and subdued until they either accept humiliation, convert to Islam, or are killed. Muhammad's own martial legacy - and that of his companions - along with the remarkable stress on violence found in the Quran have produced a trail of blood and tears across world history.
and to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
2 He grew up before him like a tender shoot,
and like a root out of dry ground.
He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him,
nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.
3 He was despised and rejected by mankind,
a man of suffering, and familiar with pain.
Like one from whom people hide their faces
he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.
yet he did not open his mouth;
he was led like a lamb to the slaughter,
and as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
so he did not open his mouth.
8 By oppression[a] and judgment he was taken away.
Yet who of his generation protested?
For he was cut off from the land of the living;
for the transgression of my people he was punished.[b]
9 He was assigned a grave with the wicked,
and with the rich in his death,
though he had done no violence,
nor was any deceit in his mouth.
and though the Lord makes[c] his life an offering for sin,
he will see his offspring and prolong his days,
and the will of the Lord will prosper in his hand.
11 After he has suffered,
he will see the light of life[d] and be satisfied[e];
by his knowledge[f] my righteous servant will justify many,
and he will bear their iniquities.
12 Therefore I will give him a portion among the great,[g]
and he will divide the spoils with the strong,[h]
because he poured out his life unto death,
and was numbered with the transgressors.
For he bore the sin of many,
and made intercession for the transgressors.
Luke 22:3Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve.
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John 13:27As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
Sura 4, 157
That they said (in boast), "We killed Christ Jesus the son of Mary, the Messenger of Allah.";- But they killed him not, nor crucified him, but so it was made to appear to them, and those who differ therein are full of doubts, with no (certain) knowledge, but only conjecture to follow, for of a surety they killed him not:-
Luke 16:10“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.
John 14:6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
"The oldest name for God used in the Semitic world consists of but two letters, the consonant 'l' preceded by a smooth breathing, which was pronounced 'Il' in ancient Babylonia, 'El' in ancient Israel. The relation of this name, which in Babylonia and Assyria became a generic term simply meaning ‘god’, to the Arabian Ilah familiar to us in the form Allah, which is compounded of al, the definite article, and Ilah by eliding the vowel ‘i’, is not clear. Some scholars trace the name to the South Arabian Ilah, a title of the Moon god, but this is a matter of antiquarian interest...it is clear from Nabataean and other inscriptions that Allah meant 'the god'."
The picture to the left shows the pagan god, Allah and his three daughters - the goddesses of Allah.
Again, the god worshiped by Mohammed may very well be the pagan god of the Kabba or it may be his own interpretation of god.
The Name of Allah Is the Name of Satan & The Number of the Name Is 666
بسم الله This is the "Bismilla" - It is translated as, "In the Name of Allah" but the most significant is the last part - (Arabic is always read from right to left - as is the case with Hebrew). The Name of Allah is represented as the following symbol:
Saint John the Divine saw this symbol when he wrote about it in the Book of Revelation. There are 3 observations which can be made that are all eerily similar with regard to the Name of Allah. This symbol is also found in the Greek and is known as Sigma which is very much related to the word, "stigma" and "stigmata" in terms of etymological meanings (more on this later).
Christian Theological Interpretation of 666
Interestingly enough, summation of all the snakelike figures is 666. Typically, in Hebrew numerology and symbolism, the number of 6 stands for man (and also the number of imperfection). A triple 6 is the extreme demarcation that a man or demon is extraordinarily imperfect or, in this case, evil. The number, 666 is also the number of the Beast in the Book of Revelation and of the Antichrist.
666 is an extraordinarily evil number as is the number 6 by itself (which in Hebrew stands for evil and imperfection). 666 is interpreted as being present in 3 separate ways in the Bible: As a mark (Rev 14:11), as a number and as a name (Rev 13:18).
16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
- لَا إِلٰهَ إِلَّا الله مُحَمَّدٌ رَسُولُ الله (lā ʾilāha ʾillā l-Lāh, Muḥammadun rasūlu l-Lāh) (in Arabic)
- There is no god but God, Muhammad is the messenger of God. (in English)
- The word shahādah (شَهادة) is a noun stemming from the verb shahada (شَهَدَ), meaning "he observed, witnessed, or testified"; when used in legal terms, shahādah is a testimony to the occurrence of events, such as debt, adultery, or divorce. The shahādah can also be expressed in the dual form shahādatān (شَهادَتانْ, lit. "two testimonials"), which refers to the dual act of observing or seeing and then the declaration of the observation.The person giving the testimony is called a shāhid (شاهِد), with the stress on the first syllable. The two acts in Islam are observing or perceiving that there is no god but God and testifying or witnessing that Muhammad is the messenger of God. In a third meaning, shihādah or more commonly istishhād (إسْتِشْهادْ), means "martyrdom", the shahīd (شَهيد) pronounced with stress on the last syllable ("martyr") demonstrating the ultimate expression of faith. Shahīd can also be used in a non-Islamicreligious context. Long before the advent of Islam, Christian Arabs of the Middle East used the word shahīd referencing to someone that was wrongly killed or someone that died for his family, his Christian faith or his country. The two words shāhid (شاهِد, "witness") and shahīd (شَهيد, "martyr") are pre-Islamic. Both are paradigms of the root verb (شَهَدَ, shahada, "he observed").This declaration, or statement of faith, is called the kalimah (كَلِمة, lit. "word"). Recitation of the shihādah, the "oath" or "testimony", is the most important article of faith for Muslims. Non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam do so by a public recitation of this creed. Most Muslims count it as the first of the Five Pillars of Islam, while the Twelver and Ismaili Shi'a connect it to their respective lists of pillars of the faith. The complete shahādah cannot be found in the Quran, but comes from hadiths.Three honest recitations of the shahadah in Arabic is all that is required for a person to convert to Islam according to most traditional schools (madh'hab). In usage, the two occurrences of ašhadu ʾanna or similar (Arabic: اشهد أن, "I testify that" or "I bear witness that...") are very often omitted. The recitation of the shahadah needs to done with an Imaam and others to witness.Muslims believe that the shahadah is without value unless it is earnest. Islamic scholars have therefore developed, based on the data of the Quran and hadith, essential criteria for an expression of the shahadah to be earnest. These criteria are generally divided into seven to nine individual criteria; the varying numbers and orderings are not due to disagreements about what the criteria actually are, but rather different ways of dividing them.One such list of seven critical conditions of the shahadah, without which it is considered to be meaningless, are as follows:.
The second part of the Shahada carries several conditions as well:
- Al-ʿIlm (العلم): Knowledge of the meaning of the Shahadah, its negation and affirmation.
- Al-Yaqīn (اليقين): Certainty – perfect knowledge of it that counteracts suspicion and doubt.
- Al-Ikhlāṣ (الإخلاص): Sincerity which negates shirk.
- Aṣ-Ṣidq (الصدق): Truthfulness that permits neither falsehood nor hypocrisy.
- Al-Maḥabbah (المحبة): Love of the Shahadah and its meaning, and being happy with it.
- Al-Inqiyād (الانقياد): Submission to its rightful requirements, which are the duties that must be performed with sincerity to God (alone) seeking His pleasure.
- Al-Qubūl (القبول): Acceptance that contradicts rejection.
- To believe in Muhammad and in whatever he said and conveyed in his message as the seal of the prophets.
- To obey him in whatever he commanded.
- To stay away from or avoid whatever he commanded Muslims not to do.
- To follow or emulate him in our ʿibādah (عبادة; worship), ʾaḫlāq (أخلاق; manners), and way of life.
- To understand, practice, and promote his sunnah ("habits") in the best way possible, without creating any chaos, enmity or harm.
The number of the beast has been an enigma since the Book of Revelation was written. Many interpret the mark as a high tech device implanted into or onto the right hand or forehead. This scenario remains possible. However, could there be an alternative explanation? The following analysis is only presented as a hypothesis which requires further research.
The Book of Revelation 13:16-18 states: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive amark in their right hand, or in their foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, orthe name of the beast, or the number of his name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count (decide, reckon) the number (indefinite number, multitude) of the beast: for it is the number of a man, and his number (Chi Xi Stigma) is six hundred threescore and six.The alternate possible word translations from the Greek are enclosed within parentheses in the verses above. The word “mark” is translated from the Greek charagma (Strong’s Greek concordance reference #5480) as “a scratch or etching, ie stamp (as a badge of servitude), or sculptured figure (statue): graven image.” In the Roman context charagma was the imperial stamp that was placed on official documents. It was also a “badge of servitude” etched, inscribed or branded on slaves to designate ownership. Soldiers often branded themselves with the name of their favorite general and religious cult devotees placed tattoos of their favorite gods as symbolic of their devotion and allegiance.
Interestingly, Islamic Jihadists and devotees of Islam often wear headbands on their foreheads and patches on their right arms with a mark of submission (thebismillah – Islamic creed of “in the name of Allah”) followed by two crossed swords, etched or inscribed on the material. The “Chi Xi Stigma” has been an enigma to the church and some have reckoned it as a symbol rather than a number. This mark (Chi Xi Stigma) has an uncanny resemblance to the bismillah combined with the universal Islamic symbol of crossed swords.
The Greek text translates forehead and hand into the plural form due to the word, “their” in the sentence construction; yet, it refers to the singular form of forehead and hand regarding the individual. The significance of the right hand or arm and forehead in the Islamic context derives from their traditions. Walid Shoebat comments on this fact:
Amazingly, and in keeping perfectly with what the Bible predicted so long ago regarding the beast and his mark, the badge is in fact an Islamic commandment from the prophet himself: “Allah will save a man from my nation above all creation on Judgment Day. In front of him will be laid 99 registers for his sins. Every register is as long as the eye can see. Then he is asked, ‘Do you deny any of these?’ Then he says, ‘No Lord.’ Then he is asked, ‘Do you have any excuse?’ He responds, ‘No Lord.’ Then he is told, ‘You have but one good deed and there will be no condemnation for you today.’ A badge is brought forth. Scrolled across it are the words: ‘No God but Allah, and Muhammad is his messenger.’ Then he is asked to bring forth his deeds. He asks, ‘O Lord, what is this badge that is with these registers?’ He is told, ‘You will receive no condemnation.’ The deeds are put on one hand, and the badge in the other. Then the registers will float and the badge will outweigh the registers” (Tirmuthi 2639).
Shoebat sums it up:The “Name of the Beast” along with variations of the name of Allah, is worn as a sign of submissionon the right arm or forehead. Islam is submission and allegiance to a foreign god; the Shahadatan is blasphemous, the badge worn by Muslims on the forehead—all of these things meet the Biblical requirements of the Mark of the Beast.
The “Shahadatan” is the Islamic creed or article/declaration of faith. It is an Arabic phrase “La ilaha il Allah, Muhammad Raul-Allah which literally means, “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is The One sent by Allah (The Messenger of Allah).” This creed fits the definition of blashphemy on both counts: First, it claims another foreign god besides Yahveh as the only true God; second, it places Muhammad to the prominent position that only Jesus can fulfill.
“The Beast will come out from Al-Masjid Al-Haraam in Makkah (Mecca).” “The Prophet (Muhammad) took me to a place in the desert, near Makkah (Mecca). It was a dry piece of land surrounded by sand. The Prophet (Muhammad) said, ‘The Beast will emerge from this place.’ It was a very small area.”
Likewise, in the Bible, the angel took John into the desert to see the “Woman” or “Whore of Babylon” riding a beast, likely coming out of the desert of Arabia. There are numerous biblical passages which equate the “Whore of Babylon,” geographically within Arabia which was part of the ancient Babylonian Empire.In addition, for those interested in extra-biblical prophecy, Nostradamus also predicted the Antichrist would come out of Arabia. A scenario where an Islamic leader (Mahdi) comes out of Arabia and sets himself up as ruler over Turkey and an Islamic Confederacy is quite possible. Or, this could infer the Antichrist would adhere to the Islamic “Beast” system originating in Arabia. This hypothesis is presented to inspire further research and investigation into this important element of eschatological study.
Significance of the “Right Hand”
Further parallels between Islam and the “Mark of the Beast” are evidenced by Muhammad’s obsession with the right hand or right side.The obsession with the right side was dominant in a myriad of pagan customs. While entering a mosque, one had to begin with the right foot. “The prophet used to start everything from the right (for good things) whenever it was possible in all his affairs, for example in washing, combing, or wearing shoes.”An account of one of Muhammad’s meals was illustrative of his obsession: “Milk mixed with water was brought to Allah’s apostle while a bedouin was on his right side and Abu Bakr was on his left. He drank (of it) and then gave (it) to the Bedouin and said: The right, the right (first).” Another account stated: “So Allah’s apostle said to me: O boy! Mention the name of Allah and eat with your right hand.” Likewise, any bathroom duties could not be done with the right hand.
If a Muslim was caught stealing, his right hand was cut off from his arm as dictated by Islamic law. By having the right hand cut off, the Muslim was degraded. The rigid Islamic law required one to eat and do most of one’s daily activities, as prescribed by Muhammad, with the right hand. The individual would thus become a social outcast from the Islamic community.
Muhammad had a fanatical and rigid custom of doing everything with the right hand and commanded his followers to do likewise. This strict adherence to Muhammad’s injunctions and habits continues into the present.
A friend of mine related an anecdotal account from his experience as an English teacher in Saudi Arabia. The first day of his arrival he reported to the personnel officer. He was an older man with a beard signifying his religious devotion. The officer held out his right hand while my friend attempted to hand his documents from his left hand. There was an awkward standoff for several seconds until my friend’s immediate boss leaned over and whispered, “right hand.” Once the papers were offered from the right hand they were accepted. In light of this tradition, one may deem this as another significant parallel between Islam and the “Mark of the Beast” on the right hand. Currently, Islamic devotees wear a mark of the bismillah or Islamic creed on their right arms; but in the future this may be easily changed to the right hand.
Standard Practice of BeheadingsThe poor woman above was about to become a victim of a Muslim execution (beheading). One of the most glaring similarities between the Antichrist and the Mahdi involves the preferred method of killing. The Islamic mullahs teach that in the end times there will not be an option for subjects to live as dhimmis; thus, one must join the Islamic community of believers by submission to Allah or die (beheaded). If one chooses to submit to Allah they are given permission to buy and sell as fellow believers in the world-wide Caliphate Empire. This scenario has biblical parallels:. . . and I 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, neither his image, neither had received his mark upon their foreheads, or in theirhands; and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years (Rev. 20:4).In addition, the Antichrist Empire will believe the following: “The time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service” (Jn. 16:2).The entire history of Islam, since the seventh century, has incorporated mass beheadings as standard procedure. Muhammad himself took part in the beheadings of between six and nine hundred men of the Jewish tribe Banu Qurayza. Soon after this massacre he ordered the beheadings of another 400 Jews. Ibn Ishaq cites the event:
Abu Ubayda told me on the authority of Abu Amr, the Medinan, when the apostle got the better of the B. Qurayza he seized about four hundred men from the Jews who had been allies of Aus against Khazraj, and ordered that they should be beheaded.
Muhammad set the pattern for Muslims to follow, “Ye have indeed in the Messenger of Allah an excellent exampler” (Qur’an 33:21). Indeed, all the following generations of Caliphs and Islamic leaders continued Muhammad’s preferred method to kill by beheading. Even in the modern era of the 1980s, Afghan Jihad warriors beheaded an estimated 3000 soviet troops. The Saudi Arabian government continues to decapitate anyone for criminal offenses of the kingdom such as witchcraft, apostasy, drug dealing, homosexuality, etc. Shoebat analyzes the phenomena:
No other world empire practiced beheading like Islam. The Roman Empire’s primary method of execution of non-citizens was crucifixion, while the Catholic Church was drowning or burning. Only Islam has such a long-standing historical tradition of beheading, even having specific commandments in its “holy book” to “strike off their necks” (Qur’an 47:4).
One may recall incidents of al-Qaeda displaying disturbing video feeds of live beheadings. Once the Islamic Caliphate becomes official, under the leadership of the Mahdi, mass beheadings will commence worldwide, for all who refuse to receive his mark or bow to his image.
Again, Islam fits the theme of beheading those who do not submit to Islam or the Mahdi/Antichrist or (worship/bow/submit) to his image (Crescent Moon or the Black Stone of Mecca). The Black Stone is an idol or image in the historical, archaeological, and theological definition. All Muslims are required to bow to the Black Stone of Mecca in their daily prayers.
Luke 20:17Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’?
Exodus 20:3“You shall have no other gods before me.
John 8:32Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Sura 27:82The Beast shall arrive and the Muslim people will give rise to him.
Revelation 13The Beast out of the SeaThe dragon[a] stood on the shore of the sea. And I saw a beast coming out of the sea. It had ten horns and seven heads, with ten crowns on its horns, and on each head a blasphemous name. 2 The beast I saw resembled a leopard, but had feet like those of a bear and a mouth like that of a lion. The dragon gave the beast his power and his throne and great authority. 3 One of the heads of the beast seemed to have had a fatal wound, but the fatal wound had been healed. The whole world was filled with wonder and followed the beast. 4 People worshiped the dragon because he had given authority to the beast, and they also worshiped the beast and asked, “Who is like the beast? Who can wage war against it?”
5 The beast was given a mouth to utter proud words and blasphemies and to exercise its authority for forty-two months. 6 It opened its mouth to blaspheme God, and to slander his name and his dwelling place and those who live in heaven. 7 It was given power to wage war against God’s holy people and to conquer them. And it was given authority over every tribe, people, language and nation. 8 All inhabitants of the earth will worship the beast—all whose names have not been written in the Lamb’s book of life, the Lamb who was slain from the creation of the world.[b]
9 Whoever has ears, let them hear.10 “If anyone is to go into captivity, into captivity they will go.If anyone is to be killed[c] with the sword, with the sword they will be killed.”[d]
This calls for patient endurance and faithfulness on the part of God’s people.The Beast out of the Earth.
11 Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon. 12 It exercised all the authority of the first beast on its behalf, and made the earth and its inhabitants worship the first beast, whose fatal wound had been healed. 13 And it performed great signs, even causing fire to come down from heaven to the earth in full view of the people. 14 Because of the signs it was given power to perform on behalf of the first beast, it deceived the inhabitants of the earth. It ordered them to set up an image in honor of the beast who was wounded by the sword and yet lived. 15 The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak and cause all who refused to worship the image to be killed. 16 It also forced all people, great and small, rich and poor, free and slave, to receive a mark on their right hands or on their foreheads, 17 so that they could not buy or sell unless they had the mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of its name.
18 This calls for wisdom. Let the person who has insight calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man.[e] That number is 666.