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Islam, the Anti-Christ Religion – Part 1

IslamicAntichristIdentifying The Antichrist Spirit

Today we are asking the question, “Is Islam the antichrist religion? We believe that it is and today we are going to present our case for why we think that Islam fits the concept of the antichrist religion.

We are going to let the Bible define for us the spirit of antichrist. Then we are going to test that to see how well it fits Islam.

When we compare what the Bible says about the end times and what the Qur’an says they are the exact opposite of each other. Through the centuries most Bible scholars have taught that Catholicism was the religion of antichrist. Over the years since the rise of Islam has risen to prominence many scholars are reexamining this subject and changing their views. However, we want to look at what the Bible says, not Bible scholars.

We need to start by looking what how the Bible defines antichrist. There is a person that we often identify as the Antichrist. I want to set him aside for a bit and look at what the Bible clearly defines as the antichrist spirit. The person of Antichrist will fit with the doctrines and other aspects of the spirit of antichrist.

If we first define the spirit of antichrist we can then look and see what religious system fits with this spirit. I believe a religious system exists that fits all that the Bible teaches about the spirit of antichrist.

The little epistles of First and Second John are where we find the clear teaching of the antichrist spirit. The word antichrist is only used in these epistles. The Bible does not call the person of Antichrist by this name, it calls him the son of perdition, man of lawlessness, and the beast. The word antichrist is used to describe the spirit behind him.

Little children, it is the last time: and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists; whereby we know that it is the last time. 1 John 2:18

This verse tells us that there are presently many antichrists. Verses 22 and 23 tell us that those who say that Jesus is not the Christ is a liar and is antichrist.

Who is a liar but he that denieth that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist, that denieth the Father and the Son. Whosoever denieth the Son, the same hath not the Father: (but) he that acknowledgeth the Son hath the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23

We are told that antichrist denies both the Father and the Son. This is two thirds of the Trinity. We are going to see which religion fits this description.

The antichrist spirit will deny the deity of Jesus. It will also deny God the Father. This is reaffirmed in 1 john 4:3:

And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world. 1 John 4:3

We see that the spirit of antichrist was already at work in the first century. There were already those who denied the deity of Christ. They denied that God has a begotten Son who came in the flesh. The mark of antichrist is this denial of the Father and the Son. The spirit of antichrist denies that God became flesh and dwelt among us.

Notice the context for this verse.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

We are to try, or test, the spirits by the Word of God. We are to expect many false prophets and teacher throughout this age. In the end times we should expect one religious system that will deceive many. This will be the spirit of antichrist. We are going to lay out the evidence that this system is Islam.

For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver and an antichrist. 2 John 1:7

Every verse that mentions antichrist says that this spirit denies Jesus Christ. To deny that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is to deny the Father and the Son. The evidence clearly shows that this is the identifying characteristic of the spirit of antichrist. This is what we should look for when we try to identify the antichrist religion.

Something that greatly concerns us here at Fortress of Faith is that we see many churches and Christians teaching that we worship the same God as Islam. We believe that this is part of the movement toward the antichrist system. It is getting Christians to come to a place of embracing the end time one world religion. How great a deception it would be to get Christians to believe that the antichrist spirit’s god is the same as our God.

We see a lot of movement in this direction. Chrislam is an effort to blend Christianity with Islam. We have covered this issue in past articles. If you go to our website. Do a search for “Chrislam” you will find a lot of information on this subject.

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