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Please be patient for the the introduction before Islam is discussed, as it is about 10 minutes.
This sermon series is an overview of the book of Revelation and a guide to its interpretation. The approach is likely not one you have encountered before.
What you think the book of Revelation teaches determines how you live your life as a Christian (are we to conquer the world for Christ or tread water until He throws us a lifering on the last day?) and what you think today's headlines mean or don't mean. Do events in the Middle East prove we are on the brink of the end times? Is Antichrist about to be revealed? Is Armageddon right around the corner?
The theory of most Christians today is Futurism -- that most of Revelation describes events that take place near and at the end of time. The 'Left Behind' books and movie(s) are only the latest example.
Futurism is a late 16th century Roman Catholic invention that was crafted to defend it and the Papacy against the claims of the Protestant Reformation. Sadly, most fundamentalists and evangelicals are unknowingly parroting Roman Catholic propaganda.
The historic Protestant view is that Revelation is a panorama of world history from the first century to the end of time. It reveals the rise and fall of religions and nations, of Roman Catholicism and Islam, of a future New World Order of one government and one religion imposed upon the world. But it also reveals the final triumph of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Christianization of all nations BEFORE the end of human history.
Great Sermon! BWS, take it a little easier: This is one of 96 messages on Revelations.
However, what you say about the Church and apostacy is right on, and I believe it to be what is being preached as "revival" that is actually the great apostacy.
Teresa Riordan (1/29/2012)
from United States
Great Sermon! Excellent teaching on Revelations and Islam .thank you
Real Religious Threats to Christians It's amazing how popular it is now for Christians and apologists to talk about Islam, since 9/11, as if it in particular is the most existential threat to Christians and America, while modern Christianity itself has descended into political-correctness, apostasy and increasing liberalism. Why not the Biblical history of Jewish opposition to Jesus, the apostles, the early church, and Christianity historically? The Bible has much more to say about the Jews persecuting and seeking to kill Christians (read the book of Acts), and leveraging Government to persecute Christians, than any obscure allusions to Islam (a hybrid religion of Mosaic Judaism, Christianity, and paganism). The Israeli Lobby influences U.S. politics more and the Jewish ADL is passing legislation against Christians ("hate laws") that are increasingly turning government against Christian liberty for a liberal agenda. The Bible warns more about a false Christianity, a "synagogue of Satan", and a pretender anti-Christ, in subtlety, than any other militant religious threat.
Pastor W. J. Mencarow (12/6/2011)
from Boerne, Texas (San Antonio area)
Great Sermon! KM -- Thank you for instructing me! -- Pastor Mencarow
Great Sermon! thankyou for this thorough well laid out presentation. i would like to make one correction or side note if i may. Muslims do not pray towards mecca because it is mohammeds birth place (if they do it would be a secondary reason) they pray towards mecca because it is the site of the kabba
which is their most holy shrine. they believe it was built by abraham and ishmael (of course it was not)and it was the site where mohammed cast out the false idols and "re"instituted monotheism. i would also like to note tha the name Allah is not in and of itself a bad name. it is a contraction of al illah in arabic and means simply "the God". the Islamic "Allah" is not the God we know, however please be aware that Arabic Christians also use this name for God and this is how it occurs in the Arabic Bible (Van Dyke). to tell a muslim "Allah is Satan is confusing to them because in essence you are saying "God is Satan". it is better to specify the Allah of the Koran is Satan and the Allah of the Bible is Jesus Christ. this will have much more impact. anyways thankyou again, God Bless
Preaching on the Classic Protestant View of Islam! A compelling look at historic Protestant views on Islam in Bible prophecy -- with application (listen to very end!). Much more on this topic at the sermonaudio blog titled "ISLAM in BIBLE PROPHECY (FREE MP3s & Books) Classic Reformation Eschatology (Historicism) On the Rise and Fall of Islam" at http://www.sermonaudio.com/new _details3.asp?ID=7780. "... when the classic historicist position is studied, the fulfillment in the case of Islam and Revelation chapter nine is seen to be so striking and well attested that 'even advocates of other approaches who are adamant in their rejection of the historicist system of interpretation have admitted the convincing nature of this particular identification'" (Steve Gregg, commenting on Rev. 9:1-6 in Revelation: Four Views, p. 176).