The following link is an excellent source to get us thinking on a very important issue. The article was written by Walid Shoebat, a name familiar to all of us who hold to the Islamic Paradigm. It was posted on my favorite prophecy blog, Midnightwather’s Blogspot. The comments following the article are quite revealing of the different perspectives on this issue (including “yours truly”). I recommend it for your reading and comment, if the Lord leads you!
To listen to the lastest interview of Jack Smith and his book, Islam the Cloak of Antichrist, click here. The podcast is at the bottom of the page just below Diana Kay’s name.
Book Review: “Islam: The Cloak of the Antichrist” by Jack Smith
Islam: The Cloak of the Antichrist is bound to be extremely controversial. The title alone is enough to set people off. Writing under the pseudonym of “Jack Smith,” the author’s main argument is that Islam matches the Biblical prophecies concerning the Antichrist.
Smith starts the book by defining terms and outlining his method. “Antichrist has two meanings in the Bible. First, ‘antichrist’ is a demonic influence that may or may not be incarnate… Second, in the last days, ‘Antichrist’ is an incarnate satanic spirit possessing supernatural powers that will lead a false religion in its quest for dominion of the entire world (see Rev. 13:7-8, 11-18; 17:8, 11)” (XIII). Smith notes his argument is that “Islam’s prophesied ‘Mahdi’ will be interpreted as the Antichrist in the last days” (ibid.). As far as method goes, Smith notes the importance of reading many prophecies as apocalyptic literature–steeped in metaphor (XVII). “Bible prophecy,” writes Smith, “is like a giant jigsaw puzzle; except, there is no picture on the box. Each piece can only be confirmed to be the ‘right piece’ if it fits with the pieces around it, which must fit the pieces around them, and so on” (XVIII). Finally, Smith notes that he is not trying to enter into discussion about different methods of interpretation or to discuss all the variant interpretations of each passage (XIX). Continue reading