I just returned from a business trip to Seattle. While I was there I took a taxi and the driver, wearing all white and a white fez, was playing a tape of Arabic singing. It really was quite beautiful, entrancing even. He turned it down for my directions and I asked him what it was and he said it was the Quran in song. I complimented his musical taste. More importantly this opened a dialogue. We talked about religion for the 15 minute drive then for 10 more after I paid. He said that everything I said was right and that he agreed. And he said that I know more about the reality of Islam than he himself, a devout follower, does. We parted on the best of terms with me giving him the URL that he could go to for more information about Islam from our perspective.
One thing that did stand out also is what his concept of the “antichrist” is. He believes that the antichrist will appear soon, very much in the same way as the Christians have come to expect, as a super influential, charismatic, leader who will deceive the masses and start world war 3, yada, yada.
I pointed out that the only place, in any of the revealed scriptures from around the world, that the word antichrist appears in the Bible, New Testament, first and second letters of John. I quoted one of them, where John wrote,
“Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are their many antichrists,”
1 John 2: 18.
With very little help he could see that “antichrist” is not one man, who will arise, yada, yada! Nay! Rather, that the antichrist is a whole group, of many people, and who existed at the time of John already! So it can’t be the other way, the way the “Christian evangelists” explain it, it is not logical and is not in accord with what the scriptures and John say about antichrist.
Well, where did all those antichrists at the time of John go to? No where, the group multiplied and is a strong force in the world this day, to strong! First though we must ask, what is the definition of antichrist?
Anti means “opposed to” and the definition of the word Christ is, “An anointed male lineal descendant of King David.” This Muslim brother/taxi driver thought about that and accepted it as true, which usually indicates a pure heart and could be his saving grace and ticket in to heaven should he be raptured up in the thermonuclear clouds that are destined for that wonderful city.
The antichrist is anyone and everyone who opposes the definition of the word Christ, preferring the deified god-man Jesus over the prophet and Manifestation Jesus. Especially culpable and at the front of the pack are all Trinitarians who allow polytheism, that is, claim that Jesus is equal to God as he is part of a triune god, the trinity, thus they must be opposed to Jesus being a genealogical descendent from King David in an unbroken father to son line.
I welcome all comments and discussion.
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