From time to time, I am asked to explain the difference between the Sunni and the Shiite sects of Islam. Sunnis are the majority sect comprising 85%- 90% of all Muslims, and Shiites are the minority sect (10% – 15%). I recently came across the article below which does a great job of providing the historical as well as doctrinal differences between the two sects of Islam. The article is a “CRS Report to Congress” (authored by Christopher M. Blanchard, 1/28/2009, #RS21745), written for the members and committees of our Congress. I hope this will be helpful when you have trouble remembering who the “players” are in the end-times.
About The Author
I am a graduate of Southern Seminary in Louisville, KY, and the author of "Islam, the Cloak of Antichrist." This writing is an interpretation of end-times Bible prophecy using the Islamic Paradigm. The Islamic Paradigm interprets Islam to be the instrument through which the Antichrist wages his end-times conflict to gain dominion over the world (Revelation 13:7-8). Iran and Shia Islam is interpreted to be the primary instrument through which this end-times conflict is waged in the end-of-days. This writing is also a warning to Christians of the Bible's prophecies of difficult times ahead and how Islam fulfills multiple prophecies of the last days. "Jack Smith" is the pen name used for all posts and writings.
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