For the past decade many voices in the field of eschatology and Bible prophecy have in the midst of much opposition been proclaiming that Islam is the system that will bring the Antichrist to power in the last days. Voices like Walid Shoebat, Joel Richardson, John Preacher, Dave Watchman, Perry Stone and many others have been warning the church in America that the beast system of the Antichrist is being formed before our eyes. Traditional interpretation of end time prophecy has for the past century caused Christians to look at the European Common Market (ECM) as the beast of Revelation. The ECM is nothing more than an economic partnership between the nations of Europe, yet many who claim to be prophecy scholars point to the European Union as the fulfillment of Bible Prophecy. The voices that have been warning the church that the ECM cannot be the beast kingdom of the Antichrist have for the past decade faced much opposition from those who refuse to see the rise of Islamic fundamentalism which seeks to revive the Islamic Caliphate as the Antichrist system. Those who oppose this interpretation claim that this is a new idea that should be discarded as false teaching. To the uninformed Christian, this might sound plausible but is it true? There were voices as far as eighty years ago who were already proclaiming the return of Islam in the end times as the system of the Antichrist.
In 1956, author Geoffrey King wrote the following:
‘’. . . it is a very slander foundation for saying that the reign of the Antichrist is going to be on the lines of the old Roman Empire and that the Antichrist is going to be a Roman emperor. No! No! . . . You keep your eye today upon what is called ‘’The Moslem Belt,’’ from Morocco right across to India. You wait and see, when all the rest of the world is endeavoring to get itself ready, building itself up, you wait and see: out of the Mohammedan world (Islam) will arise a great figure and turn out to be this very man of sin..He is the equivalent of the beast of Revelation. It seems that he must be a cosmopolitan man: an Assyrian, one from the Mohammedan world."
Geoffrey King, Daniel: a Detailed Explanation of the Book, Published by Henry E. Walter Ltd. London 1969, pp. 73, 76-77, 232
And in 1938, author G.H. Lang wrote the following:
‘’In other places Antichrist is styled ‘’the king of the north‘’, a term, as far as we see regularly, meaning in scripture Assyria. . . . Therefore Antichrist will be the king of Assyria with Babylon (eastern Syria and Iraq) as his capital, which of old was the dominion of Seleucus, who gained the eastern area of the empire of Alexander. Thus when Antichrist rises he will not come at Rome, or anywhere in the west. Had this been understood many vain and misleading speculations would have been avoided, such as that of the Pope, or the Papacy, or Napoleon, or others, being he. And when he comes his military efforts will be expanded mainly upon Egypt and the south, the east, and Palestine... Hero worship has never been more luridly exhibited than in the flaming devotion of his satanically blinded followers to Mohammed. Thus the system (Islam) may be expected to blend easily into that of Antichrist when he arises in its own native region, THE MIDDLE EAST. His early career of wide and ruthless desolation will resemble closely that of
Mohammed, and his fierce alternative, Submit or perish! will be precisely that of Islam, which very word itself means Submission.... ‘’ A few words may be added upon the relationship of Islam to coming changes in its home sphere, the Middle East, Mohammedanism as a religion has greatly lost its hold. The abolition of the CALIPHATE by modern Turkey shows this relaxed grip. . . But as far as the system may survive the clash and confusion of races and politics, it will blend easily into the already rising philosophy and system that will reach its climax under Antichrist.’’
G. H. Lang, The Histories and Prophecies of Daniel, Schoettle Publishing, 1938, p.101, 105, 115-16
What these two writers saw about sixty and eighty years ago did not make sense back then, went against the popular theory of their day (that Rome and the pope is the Antichrist) and is becoming news headlines today. It is interesting to notice that G.H.Lang wrote these words that were published in 1938, only two decades after the Islamic Caliphate had been abolished by Turkey with the help of Western powers which took place at the end of WW II. It is now 2014 and it’s been almost a century since the abolition of the Islamic Caliphate. What are we witnessing today? The call for the reestablishment of the Islamic Caliphate throughout the Islamic world and The Islamic Sate of Iraq and the Levant also known as ISIL or ISIS has just declared an Islamic Caliphate in Iraq and Syria and this might be just the embryo that will cause Islam to rise to power as in the past. Does this sound like the words of G.H. Lang who in 1938 expected the abolished Caliphate to survived and return as the rising philosophy and system that will reach its climax under Antichrist? Does it also sound like the words of Geoffrey King who in 1956 said that out of the Mohammedan world (Islam) will arise a great figure and turn out to be this very man of sin?
As you can see, this is not a new interpretation and a new idea as many of the so called prophecy teachers and scholars claim and will have us believe. The reason why many of them oppose this interpretation is because they have sold thousands of books pointing to Europe and the Roman Catholic Church as the system of the Antichrist but history, prophecy and the current move towards the reestablishment of the Islamic Caliphate prove them wrong. If you want to know more about this Bible Prophecy Revolution, order a copy of our new book entitled "The Coming Bible Prophecy Reformation: Shifting From The European To The Middle Eastern End Time Paradigm" available on paperback and e-book formats:
Paperback Version: https://www.createspace.com/5124276
Kindle Version: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00Q9GQSQ4
The Coming Bible Prophecy Reformation walks the reader through commonly ignored history and Bible Prophecy that unveils the Middle Eastern origins of the Antichrist and his kingdom. Popular prophecy teachers have in the last century pointed to Europe as the area where the Antichrist will rise but a close analysis of history and biblical prophecy point to the Middle East and Islam as the final beast kingdom of the end times. Discover why prophecy teachers falsely concluded, the Antichrist would rise from Europe. Discover how Rome never fulfilled the prophecy of the fourth Beast kingdom. Discover how the Islamic expansion of the 7th century and the Ottoman Empire of the 14th century fulfilled the prophecy of the fourth Beast kingdom. Discover how ethnic Assyrians and Arabs composed the Roman legions and auxiliaries that destroyed the Jewish Temple in 70 AD. Discover how Islam will be the platform used by the Antichrist to rise to power. Also discover what happened to the 10 lost tribes of Israel and why it matters to you as a Christian.