Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
This is a lecture by sheik Imram Hosein. It has a lot of Islamic things that will be hard for those not familiar to understand. He correctly predicted
the Arab spring in 2003 and he also said about Syria a while back. He backs up all his facts with the Qur'an and all the Qur'an predictions have
Watch the lecture and he explains that the antichrist/dajjall will be in Damascus and that is where Jesus PBUH will return. Now the recent thread
about 400 US troops to Syria could be the beginning stages of this maneuver with US forces being the forces of the anti-Christ.
I have read some of the Islamic prophecies and Hadith of the End Times and Al-Qiyama and am interested.
Like any mystical revelation-- the exact meanings are difficult to discern. But...
One of the expectations before this battle is that 70,000 Jews will come out of Isfahan (Iran). That does not seem likely in the foreseeable future.
But it is interesting that Isfahan has been in the news.
Also, it appears that it is expected that the Muslims and the Christians will recognize Jesus when he descends, but the Anti-Christ will have already
fooled the Jews into believing he is the Messiah.
I understand that the "Romans" who are to fight against the Muslims after the return of Jesus are now interpreted to be white Europeans and
Americans-- and this will be in an attempt to release other "Romans" who had been taken captive by a small group of Muslims. The other Muslims who
the "Romans" do not intend to war against, refuse, and the battle ensues.
Interesting to see what some will do to attempt to fulfill the prophesies-- and how the religions effect the people's view of one another-- even
though Muhammad says nothing can be done to speed up the End or delay it.
Much of the Muslim prophesies seem to be variations of various Jewish and Christian versions-- as would be expected.
From what I have read, an idea occurred to me:
Each of the three main groups of "People of the Book" have their own expectations by prophecy. Some Christians vilify the Jews, and the Muslims
vilify the Jews and (to a marginally lesser degree) the Christians (the Muslim expectation is that the Jews and some Christians will be destroyed, and
that some Christians will convert to Islam). There seems to be no awareness of the rest of the world and its peoples and religions in the prophecies.
So, what if the differences in prophesies are from each genuinely from God and for His same purpose?
Whereas, we may see the participants of a Holy War as hated by God if they lose and loved by God if they win-- that is only a earthly perspective--
what if the ONLY purpose is to overthrow the Anti-Christ?
I am reminded of Pharaoh's repentance, and God hardening his heart. That is not to Pharaoh's damnation, because it is God's doing-- for a greater
purpose beyond our understanding. So, the Egyptians lost in pursuit of the Hebrews-- God takes their souls-- they acted as God intended them to act.
Their deaths are indicative of God's purpose in the world, but does not speak to the disposition of the participants.
Likewise, perhaps, we read of prophesies and battles in many deaths, and allow a racial and/or nationalistic interpretation where we see the human
opponents (who are participating by their faith) as the Enemy-- when in reality and from God's perspective-- it is the same God leading them to act
as they do-- faithfulness not faithlessness. And the end result is that each soul entered into a battle-- win or lose-- to serve God; but not to
serve Evil. And that God cherishes the souls of each -- win or lose.
It is at our deaths that God more fully redeems us-- it is at our death that the promises of faith are to be realized-- and so death in a great final
battle is neither punishment nor stigma-- and it will death which unites us all to God and to one another.
Just a thought-- a bit of speculation. Meanwhile-- remind me again why some Muslims want to kill Jews and Christians, some Christian want to kill
Muslims and Jews, and some Jews wish to kill Christians and Muslims?