SOME MUSLIMS have insisted that Islam and their PROPHET MUHAMMAD are prophesied in the Bible.
Sadly, they are looking at the WRONG VERSES.
The Bible FORETELLS of the APPEARANCE and RISE of ISLAM and even the DESTRUCTION and PUNISHMENT of MUSLIMS.
A. EMERGENCE OF ISLAM
The EMERGENCE of ISLAM—along with others—is told by the Lord Jesus in Matthew 24:11, 23-26, where the Christ foretells of the RISE of FALSE PROPHETS.
MATTHEW 24:11, 23-26
And many FALSE PROPHETS WILL RISE and LEAD MANY ASTRAY.
[Muslims claim that MANY CHRISTIANS are already EMBRACING ISLAM. In fact, Muslims are bragging that their number has surpassed that of Roman Catholics. This is CLEAR PROOF that MANY of CHRIST’S FOLLOWERS have already been LED ASTRAY.]
Then if anyone says to you, 'Look! Here is the Messiah!' or 'There he is!'-- do not believe it.
[One way that Muslims LEAD PEOPLE AWAY FROM CHRISTIANITY is by claiming that “JESUS (the MESSIAH) IS A MUSLIM.” Muslims say, “Jesus, the Messiah, is HERE IN ISLAM.” Sadly, MANY have BEEN LED AWAY from CHRISTIANITY despite of the COMMAND of JESUS NOT to BELIEVE such claims.]
For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and produce great signs and omens, to lead astray, if possible, even the elect.
[MUSLIMS CLAIM that the QURAN is a "GREAT SIGN," a "MIRACLE" of GOD. Like their claim that “Jesus is a Muslim,” the claim that the QURAN is a “MIRACLE” HAS LED MANY AWAY from CHRISTIANITY and INTO ISLAM.]
Take note, I have told you beforehand.
[JESUS MADE the WARNING 1,981 YEARS AGO—600 YEARS BEFORE ISLAM was FOUNDED by ISLAM'S PROPHET—and yet MANY FAIL to HEED the WARNING of JESUS.]
So, if they say to you, 'Look! He is in the wilderness,' do not go out. If they say, 'Look! He is in the inner rooms,' do not believe it.
[Jesus KNEW that Christians, who would BELIEVE that HE was a MUSLIM, would be LED INTO the WILDERNESS—the DESERT—through the HAJJ. So, Jesus already WARNED CHRISTIANS NOT TO GO OUT to the DESERT—NOT TO GO ON THE HAJJ… NOT TO BECOME MUSLIMS.]
While Matthew 24:11, 23-26 also speak of OTHER FALSE PROPHETS, ISLAM can be CLEARLY SEEN IN the TEXT.
Thus, Jesus has SPOKEN of the EMERGENCE of ISLAM almost 2,000 YEARS AGO and about 600 YEARS BEFORE ISLAM was FOUNDED.
THE FULFILLMENT of MATTHEW 24:11, 23-26 with the EMERGENCE of ISLAM and the LEADING AWAY of MANY CHRISTIANS only PROVES that JESUS is GOD. HE SAW the FUTURE LONG BEFORE IT HAPPENED.
This BELIES the claim of MUSLIMS that JESUS is NOT GOD but ONLY A PROPHET.
B. RISE and DESTRUCTION OF ISLAM
In REVELATIONS 20:7-10 and LUKE 19:27, the PROPHECIES are given about the RISE, SPREAD and DESTRUCTION of ISLAM.
When the thousand years are ended, Satan will be released from his prison and will come out to deceive the nations [a] at the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, in order to gather them for battle [b]; they are as numerous as the sands of the sea [c].
[a] The DECEPTION by SATAN is the one that JESUS WARNED in MATTHEW 24:11, 23-26. It speaks of the DECEPTION of “THE NATIONS,” which are the MANY who would be LED ASTRAY by the FALSE PROPHET.
[b] Muslims are commanded to DO BATTLE against non-Muslims.
[c] Muslims are saying that THEY ARE RAPIDLY GROWING in ALL the NATIONS on EARTH and that ISLAM is the WORLD’S FASTEST GROWING RELIGION, and are becoming “as numerous as the sands of the sea.”
They marched up over the breadth of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city.
[Videos of al-Qaeda and other Muslim armed groups show them MARCHING TOWARDS WORLD DOMINATION.]
[Muslims are SURROUNDING the CHRISTIAN “CAMPS” or CHURCHES. It can be noticed that MOSQUES or MASJIDS are being SET UP NEAR CHURCHES or in MOSTLY CHRISTIAN COMMUNITIES.]
And fire came down from heaven and consumed them.
[But the Bible also foretells of the DESTRUCTION of MUSLIMS with FIRE COMING FROM HEAVEN. ISLAM will be DESTROYED BY GOD.]
And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
[Here, SATAN (the DEVIL) and the FALSE PROPHET who MISLED the PEOPLE OF GOD according to MATTHEW 24:11, 23-26 will be PUNISHED by GOD in HELL.]
C. PUNISHMENT FOR MUSLIMS
MUSLIMS staunchly OPPOSE the DIVINITY of the LORD JESUS CHRIST.
While CHRISTIANS PROCLAIM JESUS as LORD, GOD and KING, MUSLIM INSIST that He is “ONLY A PROPHET.”
In LUKE 19:27, GOD TELLS of the PUNISHMENT AWATING MUSLIMS—and ALL OTHERS who DENY the DIVINITY and KINGSHIP of JESUS.
JESUS SAID, “But as for these enemies of mine who DID NOT WANT ME TO BE KING OVER THEM—bring them here and SLAUGHTER them in my presence.”
By DENYING that JESUS is GOD, MUSLIMS are DENYING that JESUS is KING. And THEY WILL BE PUNISHED for THEIR DISBELIEF.
D. MUSLIM CONVERTS’ FRUITLESS APPEAL
In MATTHEW 7:21-23, Jesus talks about PEOPLE who would SHOUT “LORD, LORD” on JUDGMENT DAY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT.
THESE largely refer to CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM and DENIED the DIVINITY of JESUS.
On JUDGMENT DAY, they will SEE that JESUS IS INDEED GOD and will TRY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT by CALLING OUT “LORD” to HIM. They will even try to DECEIVE Jesus by reminding Him of what they did BEFORE THEY LEFT CHRISTIANITY: “Did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?”
But GOD would NOT BE DECEIVED.
The TIME for CHOOSING to BELIEVE or NOT TO BELIEVE would already by OVER. It would already be the TIME for REAPING the PUNISHMENT for TURNING THEIR BACKS on JESUS—who is GOD and KING.
"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven.
On that day many will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?'
Then I will declare to them, 'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'
Muslims try to turn the tables on Christians by saying that MATTHEW 7:21-23 refers to CHRISTIANS because CHRISTIANS are the ones who CALL JESUS “LORD.”
Muslims say that CHRISTIANS are the ones who PROPHESY in the NAME of JESUS, CAST OUT DEMONS in HIS NAME and DO MANY DEEDS in HIS NAME. So, MATTHEW 7:21-23 “CLEARLY” refers to CHRISTIANS.
But their DISTORTION is EXPOSED when we READ the words of Jesus in Matthew 7:21, where He says: “NOT EVERYONE who says to me ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter heaven …”
“NOT EVERYONE” means that THERE WILL BE THOSE who SAY “LORD, LORD” who will ENTER HEAVEN, and THERE WILL BE THOSE who WILL NOT.
CLEARLY, THOSE who WILL ENTER HEAVEN are the CHRISTIANS who ACKNOWLEDGED JESUS as LORD and GOD, AS WILLED BY GOD the FATHER.
And, as already mentioned, MANY of THOSE who WILL NOT ENTER HEAVEN are THOSE who WERE CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM.
As CHRISTIANS, these PEOPLE PROPHESIED, CAST OUT DEMONS and DID MIGHTY DEEDS IN THE NAME of JESUS.
It can be NOTED that MANY of THESE CONVERTS to ISLAM were FORMER "CHRISTIAN" PASTORS.
ANYONE FAMILIAR with NON-CATHOLIC PASTORS KNOW that PASTORS LOVE to PROPHESY, "CAST OUT" DEMONS and DO "MIRACLES" IN THE NAME of the LORD JESUS.
Just WATCH or OBSERVE any NON-CATHOLIC FELLOWSHIP or WORSHIP SERVICE and YOU WILL SEE the PROCLAMATION of "PROPHESIES," the "CASTING OUT" of DEMONS and EVIL SPIRITS, and the PERFORMANCE of "MIRACLES" are REGULAR FEATURES of their SERVICES.
But in spite of the ZEALOUSNESS of THESE PASTORS, THEY TURNED THEIR BACKS on JESUS, BECAME MUSLIMS and BEGAN to REJECT the DIVINITY and KINGSHIP of JESUS.
On JUDGMENT DAY, these PASTORS and CHRISTIANS who CONVERTED to ISLAM would SEE that JESUS is TRULY GOD and REALIZE THEIR ERROR. So, THEY WILL TRY to ESCAPE PUNISHMENT by CALLING OUT to JESUS: “LORD, LORD, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?'”
But JESUS, the GOD and KING whom THEY REJECTED, would TELL THEM: “'I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.'”
So, ISLAM is PROPHESIED in the BIBLE.
YES. But instead of BOOSTING the EGOS of MUSLIMS, the PROPHESIES about ISLAM SHOULD ROUSE THEM to the DREADFUL TRUTH.