Hi. I didn't see this POV expressed here , so I thought I'd log on and introduce you to a new paradigm that Bible believers have given credit to
the past decade.
Mainstream American Christians hold to the "Left Behind" Revived Roman Empire type scenario.
After doing a reexamination of key parts of Daniel and Revelation many of us have realized that the end time will witness a Revived Islamic Caliphate
and the Antichrist will be the Islamic Mahdi.
When you compare Islamic and Biblical Eschatology you find extremely similar events described except that in Islam the Muslims are doing the things
that are described as the bad guys in the Bible.
In the Bible , Christians jump right into the highly symbolic Daniel and Revelation and sorta blindly try to figure out what it all means.
That's the wrong place to start.
In the Old Testament, there are many many prophecies scattered thoughtout where God is calling out nations by name and destroying them.
These are always associated with the Day of the Lord, and usually with Sun going black and the moon to red.
100% of these nations are Muslim countries today.
The Antichrist is called the Assyrian, Prince of Tyre, King of Babylon, Pharaoh of Egypt, Gog. The KJV in Isaiah call his master , Lucifer. In other
versions he's the Shining One, Son of the dawn. In Hebrew he's Helel Ben Shacker.. In Arabic that's Crescent Moon and Morning Star (symbol of
The Muslims will call Antichrist: Imam al Mahdi.
These nations are destroyed:
Babylon (Iraq/Arabia) Isaiah 13, Assyria and Philistine Isaiah 14, Moab Isaiah 15, Damascus Isaiah 17, Cush (Somalia) Isaiah 18. Egypt Isaiah 19,
Egypt and Cust Isaiah 20, Babylon Edom Isaiah 21 Tyre (Lebanon) Isaiah 23
Ezekiel 28-32 Lebanon, Egypt, Sudan, Libya, Turkey, Arabia, Iraq, Iran
Psalms 83: Edom (Jodan/Arabia) Moab (Jordan), Gebal (Lebanon), Tyre (Lebanon), Philistia, Ishmaelites Hagarites (Arabs) Assyria (Iraq, Syria), Amalek
Ezekiel 38 Gog Magog (Turkey), Meshech (Turkey), Tubal (Turkey), Gomer (Turkey), Beth Togarmah (Turkey), Persia (Iran), Cush (Sudan/Somalia), Put
In almost every OT book, there's End Time prophecy of some nations getting judged. They are always the same ones.. all of them Muslim.
Nations that are not-Muslim are not destroyed. The problem with the Revived Roman Empire theory is that it's so hard to try to fit Rome into anything
in the OT. I am working from the premise that God wrote teh OT very basic.. Things that are literal should be taken at face value. So from all the
above locations and names for the AC I will put aside Rome for now.
In Rev 17 is the imagine of the woman riding the 7-Headed Beast.
Rev 17:9 The seven heads are seven mountains. They are also seven kings , five have fallen , one is ,and the other has not yet come
Mountains refer to Empires or Kingdoms. And each are headed by a King/Leader. So 7 Heads = 7 Mountains = 7 Empires = 7 Kings
At the time John is writing, 5 previous Empires controlled Israel, they are: Egypt, Assyria, Babylon, Media-Persia, Greece.
THe 6th empire at the time of John is Rome. We're told the 7th Empire does not yet exist at that time. Every Empire conquers the previous one and
The next empire to seize Jerusalem and destroy the preceding Empire.... The Islamic Caliphate
Rev 17:11 The beast that was, and is not, is himself an eighth king and yet is one of the seven, and is going to destruction
This final 8th Beast is one of the former 7 but is not the 6th (Rome)
The End Time Beast Empire is not Rome...
Rev 17:8 The beast you saw was, and is not, but is about to come up from the abyss
Rev 17:8 The inhabitants of the earth ... will be astounded when they see that the beast was, and is not, but is
17:10 five have fallen; one is, and the other has not yet come