Hello Stephen. I read the link's article and agree that the antichrist will (or as I believe, is) not a Muslim. Never mind the arguments against an Islamic antichrist, scripture itself is so very clear as to where the antichrist comes from, and who he is. I read the comments below that article, and was very interestede in a Muslim's response. He said that the term antichrist in Arabic is 'daijjal'*...which means precisely as the term means in the Greek, imposter, placebo. The word 'anti' in the Greek means 'instead of', or 'in place of', as in the word 'vicar', which is a term given to ministers who stand 'vacariously' in place of God, an expression which is explicitly antichrist in nature. There is I believe a more insidious reason why Christians are so much against Islam. Terrorism accounts for such a small minority within that religion...I see the remainder as being very open to the gospel, so long as those presenting it are living up to it.True Muslims are very devout, putting the majority of Christians to shame; they will not listen to any Christian who compromises and livrs for the world and not Christ. There is a great interest within Islam regarding Jesus Christ and what He accomplished for man, there are many conversions throughout the Muslim world today...but Satan is stalling this work by establishing prejudice in the hearts of many of us Christians who should know better.
Back to the antichrist...I know its an old thread, but I wrote extensively on his identity in the thread "were they right?". I still stand by my arguments within that thread, convinced that the Christian world is greatly deceived by Satan and is looking in all the wrong directions for antichrist, not recognising he lives next door.
*(دجال) Arabic for 'antichrist'.)
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Nau i hira ake ai oku whakaaro i o oku hoariri, na
au whakahau, e piri tonu nei ki ahau.( Psalm 119:98.)