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THE 

KORAN: 

TESTIMONY OF ANTICHRIST 

"The worst woes will come to those who heap their grief by blood of sheep. " 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



1. INTRODUCTION 



2. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISAAC AND ISHMAEL 



3. THE DDjTERENCE BETWEEN JESUS AND MOHAMMED 



4. HOW IT ALL ADDS UP 



5. INTERPRETING END-TEVIE PROPHECY EV VEEW OF ISLAM 



6. ADDENDUM 



7. FOOTNOTES 



8. ANSWERS TO POSSD3LE QUESTIONS 



9. COPYING GUDDELINES 



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1. INTRODUCTION 

The Koran, the book of Islam, is not only the testimony 
of a false prophet, it is the testimony of Antichrist. Yet, 
so many hearing that testimony today are willing to 
believe it, to take it to heart, to stand on it, and even to 
die for it — as if it were written by the Spirit of Truth. 

Have you ever read the Koran? It is a book that has 
influenced almost as many people as the Bible. It is a 
book that has contributed to the shaping of world 
history. And it is a book that will greatly influence the 
events of these last days. If you haven't, I recommend 
that you read it, but only after having first read the 
Bible. Why? Though you may be able to spot the 
absurdities in the Koran you will not be able to see 
through the subtle elements of its powerful deception 
unless you first come to know and understand real 
scripture. Sure, it may take a while before you finish 
both, but don't you think you owe it to your own soul to 
at least look for the truth? 

The whole premise is folly, you say? Then, consider 
this: If what I was writing supposedly unmasked the 
deceptions and myths of the Bible, how many people 
would really care? And of those who would care, how 
many Christian believers would take it upon themselves 
to physically silence me? Though some might feel 
wounded and perhaps tempted to do me hurt, I believe 



that I would be able to pass through a crowd of them 
without harm. Could I say the same about Moslem 
believers if what I wrote defamed the Koran? No, it is 
dangerous to speak out against them, their society, their 
prophet, and their so-called holy book. Few adherents 
of Islam tolerate any ideas other than their own, let 
alone dissent. Magnanimity is just not a principle by 
which they operate. 

In the spirit of ecumenism and religious tolerance or 
just not caring, many today have adopted a live-and-let- 
live attitude about spiritual beliefs. I, too, believe that 
there should be a freedom of choice concerning the way 
we define the Creator to ourselves and the way we 
worship. However, it behooves us to be aware that not 
everyone shares such democratic ideals. In fact, very 
few do. There are those who would rob us of that right. 

Until recently, Christians were most concerned about 
the threat that Communism posed to religious freedom. 
To them I say, you won't know real religious 
persecution until the Mohammedans have arrived. 
Mohammedans are opposed to religions other than 
their own because they feel they are a blasphemy to 
Allah — a blasphemy which is to be punishable by 
them, at that. 



2. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISAAC AND 
ISHMAEL 

In the Koran, the followers of Mohammed are 
instructed to say: 

"We believe in God, and that which has been 
sent down on us, and sent down on Abraham 
and Ishmael, Isaac and Jacob, and the Tribes, 
and in that which was given to Moses and 
Jesus, and the prophets, of their Lord; we 
make no division between [distinction among] 
any of them, and to Him we surrender." 

Surah III (1) 

Fast students of the Bible will recognize the subtle 
introduction of Ishmael into the lineage of those who 
received the covenant of God. They will recall that 
Ishmael was the son of Abraham and Hagar — the 
handmaid, or bondswoman, of Sarah. They will 
remember that, concerning Ishmael, it was prophesied 
through the angel of the Lord: "he will be a wild man 
(or, closer to the Hebrew, "a wild ass of a man"); his 
hand will be against every man, and every man's 
against him" (Genesis 6:12). And they will remember 
that it was through Isaac that God was to establish His 
Covenant, not through Ishmael (see Genesis 17:18-22). 
In reality, Ishmael and Hagar were to become outcasts 
— banished by Abraham with God's approval (Genesis 
21:9-12). That Ishmael was disinherited is reaffirmed 



when God later commands Abraham to take his "only 
son" Isaac (Genesis 22: 2, 12, and 16). After 
banishment, Ishmael is mentioned little more than in 
genealogies (Genesis 25:9-17 and 1 Chronicles 1:28-31) 
and in his alliance with the disinherited son of Isaac, 
Esau — which alliance is signified through the marriage 
of Esau to Mahalath, Ishmael's daughter (Genesis 28:9). 

God said plainly: "I WILL ESTABLISH MY 
COVENANT WITH HIM (Isaac) FOR AN 
EVERLASTING COVENANT, AND WITH HIS SEED 
AFTER HIM" (Genesis 17:19); "MY COVENANT 
WILL I ESTABLISH WITH ISAAC" (Genesis 17:21); 
and, "LET IT NOT BE GRIEVOUS IN THY 
[Abrahams] SIGHT BECAUSE OF THE LAD 
[Ishmael], AND BECAUSE OF THE BONDWOMAN... 
FOR IN ISAAC SHALL THY SEED BE CALLED" 
(Genesis 21:12). Yet, in spite of all that is recorded, 
Mohammed attempts to vindicate and elevate Ishmael's 
status: 

"And we [the word 'we' in the Koran is often 
used to denote Allah speaking] made covenant 
with Abraham and Ishmael ..." 

Surah II (2) 

"And mention in the Book Ishmael; he was 
true to his promise, and he was a Messenger, a 
Prophet. He bade his people to pray and give 
alms, and he was pleasing to his Lord." 



Surah XIX (3) 

Today, partly because of such false justifications, all 
Moslems proudly call upon Abraham as their 
progenitor through Ishmael. They have accepted the 
teaching of Mohammed that: 

"No; Abraham in truth was not a Jew, neither 
a Christian; but he was a Muslim and one 
pure of faith ..." 

Surah III (4) 

"O men, bow you down and prostrate 
yourselves, and serve your Lord, and do good; 
haply so you shall prosper; and struggle for 
God as is His due, for He has chosen you, and 
has laid on you no impediment in your 
religion, being the creed of your father 
Abraham; He named you Muslims aforetime 
and in this, that the Messenger might be a 
witness against you, and that you might be 
witnesses against mankind." 

Surah XXII (5) 

Hear now what the Apostle Paul had to say concerning 
Isaac and Ishmael: 

"For it is written, that Abraham had two sons, 
the one by a bondmaid, the other by a 
freewoman. But he who was of the 
bondwoman was born after the flesh; but he of 



the freewoman was by promise. Which things 
are an allegory: for these are the two 
covenants; the one from the mount Sinai, 
which gendereth to bondage, which is Agar 
[Hagar]. For this Agar is mount Sinai in 
Arabia, and answereth to Jerusalem which 
now is, and is in bondage with her children. 
But Jerusalem which is above us is free, which 
is the mother of us all. For it is written, 
Rejoice thou barren that bearest not; break 
forth and cry, thou that travailest not: for the 
desolate hath many more children than she 
which hath an husband. Now we, brethren, as 
Isaac was, are the children of promise. But as 
then he that was born after the flesh 
persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, 
even so it is now. Nevertheless what saith the 
scripture? Cast out the bondwoman and her 
son: for the son of the bondwoman shall not be 
heir with the son of the freeman. So then, 
brethren, we are not children of the 
bondwoman, but of the free." 

Galatians 4:22-31 

I believe that the allegory which Paul cited is a far 
greater figure of things than most people think. I believe 
it not only helps us to understand such things as 
spiritual freedom and bondage and the persecution 
which the spiritually-minded must suffer at the hand of 
the carnally-minded, but that the allegory also provides 



Christians with the key to a final separation amongst 
the children of men, — a separation between those who 
believe on the one who came in the Father's name and 
those who believe on the one who came in his own 
name. 

The entirety of Islam is but a parody of the truth — a 
parody that both literally and figuratively tries to tear 
down the structure which God has built and rebuild 
another in its place. For what reason? So the foundation 
He laid and the cornerstone He established, that lost 
souls might be returned to Him, could be obscured from 
their view. Consider what has happened in Jerusalem 
on Mount Moriah. 

Mount Moriah is the place where Abraham, as a test of 
faith, was ordered by God to sacrifice his son Isaac 
instead of a lamb as a burnt offering (see Genesis 22:1- 
14), — the same place where King David was instructed 
by an angel (through the seer Gad) to "set up an altar 
unto the Lord" (read 1 Chronicles 21:18-30; 22:1-11; 
and, 2 Samuel 24:18-25), — the very same place where 
"Solomon began to build the house of the Lord" (2 
Chronicles 3:1). 

Islam has tried to pervert and subvert the selection of 
the site for the establishment of God's Temple in two 
ways: First, Moslem tradition has it that prior to 
Abraham's above-mentioned test with Isaac he was 
similarly tested with Ishmael at Mecca (6) and that after 
passing the test both he and Ishmael built the Kaaba, 
which structure Islam claims is the first house ever 



made for the worship of God (such house now contained 
within the court of the Great Mosque of Mecca in Saudi 
Arabia). Second, Moslems claim the site of Solomon's 
Temple as their own holy place. In fact, the Dome of the 
Rock (the so-called Mosque of Omar) was built in 691- 
692 A.D. over the rock that is believed to have been a 
part of the great altar, used for burnt offering, within 
the first Jerusalem Temple. 

Concerning this matter of the house of the Lord, the 
Apostle Paul further helps us to identify Islam as a 
major component in the great "falling away" by stating 
that in the latter times Satan would be revealed as he 
"who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is 
called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God 
sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is 
God" (2 Thessalonians 2:4). True, the Temple of God 
today is His Church and His Church is the Body of 
Christ, but also true is that in this world darkness tries 
to hide even the vestiges of Truth; it seeks to confuse us 
and the issue as much as possible. For that reason is the 
site of Solomon's Temple important to the Devil. 

It is evident to me that the Devil, — "the god of this 
world" (2 Corinthians 4:4), has attempted to usurp the 
light within the Old and New Testaments by rewriting 
history and Scripture through the appearance of 
Mohammed as a prelude to the appearance of the 
Antichrist in the end times. 

Concerning Islam's claim that Abraham travelled with 
Ishmael to Mecca, Alfred Guillame (a noted Professor 



of Arabic and Islamic studies) states that: ". . . there is 
no historical evidence for the assertion that Abraham or 
Ishmael was ever in Mecca, and if there had been such a 
tradition it would have to be explained how all memory 
of the Old Semitic name Ishmael (which was not in its 
true Arabian form in Arabian inscriptions and written 
correctly with an initial consonant Y) came to be lost. 
The form in the Quran is taken either from Greek or 
Syriac sources." (7) 

Dr. Guillame adds that many words in the Koran do not 
yield a meaning unless they are traced back to their 
Hebrew or Syriac sources, and that this is especially 
important in view of the fact that the Koran purports 
itself to have been written in pure, unadulterated 
Arabic. 

For proof that Mohammed tried to rewrite Scripture, 
all we need do is compare a few central teachings in the 
Bible with those in the Koran: 

1. Christ Jesus said to his followers: "In the world ye 
shall have tribulation" (John 16:33). Mohammed 
says: "Those who believe and are godfearing — for 
them is good tidings in the present life" (8) and 
"The present life is naught but a sport and a 
diversion." (9) 

2. The Apostle Paul wrote: "By grace are ye saved 
through faith . . . not of works, lest any man should 
boast" (Ephesians 2:9). Mohammed writes that 
God created this world " — that He might try you, 
which one of you is fairer in works." (10) 



3. The Bible teaches that we are responsible for our 
own failings. Mohammed says: "And my sincere 
counsel will not profit you, if I desire to counsel you 
sincerely, if God desires to pervert you." (11) 

4. Compare the Bible's "Let no man say when he is 
tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be 
tempted with evil, neither tempteth He any man" 
(James 1:13) to the Koran's "God leads astray 
whomsoever He will" (12) and "We try you with 
evil and good for a testing." (13) 

5. Christians understand that demons have nothing in 
common with God and that they are beyond 
reclamation. According to the Koran, however, 
God not only created unclean spirits ("the jinn") to 
serve Him, He also provides for the redemption of 
such devils. 

6. Compare these words of Christ Jesus concerning 
the woman taken in adultery: "He that is without 
sin among you, let him cast the first stone" (John 
8:7) with these words of Mohammed: "The 
fornicatress and the fornicator — scourge each one 
of them a hundred stripes, and in the matter of 
God's religion let no tenderness seize you if you 
believe in God and the last Day; and let a party of 
believers witness their chastisement." (14) 

7. Christ Jesus said: "My kingdom is not of this 
world" (John 18:36). Mohammed, however, 
testifies of a sensuous heaven wherein are "the 
houris" — beautiful nymphs which are among the 
rewards of faithful Moslems. He says: "Surely for 
the godfearing awaits a place of security, gardens 



and vineyards and maidens with swelling breasts, 
like of age, and a cup overflowing." (15) 
8. Finally, Christ Jesus said that in heaven we 

"neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are 
as angels of God in heaven" (Matthew 22:30). Yet 
Mohammed says that "the inhabitants of Paradise 
today are busy in their rejoicing; they and their 
spouses, reclining upon couches in the shade." (16) 



3. THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS AND 
MOHAMMED 

Jesus' birth as the Messiah was prophesied in Scripture. 
Mohammed's birth as the so-called Seal of the Prophets 
was not. 

Through many witnesses, the Holy Spirit established 
the lineage of the Christ from Abraham through Isaac 
and Jacob to the tribe of Judah and out of the house of 
David (Genesis 12:3, 18:18, 21:12, 22:18, 26:4, 28:14, 
49:10; 2 Samuel 7:12-16; Psalms 18:50, 89:3-4, 89:20, 
132:11; Isaiah 9:6-7, 11:1, 11:10; Jeremiah 23:5-6, 
33:14-15). Moreover, it was prophesied through Isaiah 
that the Messiah would be conceived by a virgin (Isaiah 
7:14). It was prophesied through Micah that he would 
be born in Bethlehem (Micah 5:2). And, it was 
prophesied through the typology in the third and sixth 
chapters of Zechariah that his name would be 'Joshua' 
(of which 'Jesus' is the Hellenized form). 



Who prophesied the birth of Mohammed as a true 
prophet of God? No one. No one except Mohammed. 
Mohammed wrote: 

"Jesus son of Mary said, 'Children of Israel, I 
am indeed the Messenger of God to you, 
confirming the Torah that is before me, and 
giving good tidings of a Messenger who shall 
come after me, whose name shall be Ahmed."' 

Surah LXI (17) 

There is no record that the Lord Jesus said any such 
thing! 

Throughout the Koran, Mohammed refutes that Jesus 
was the Son of God: 

"The Messiah, Jesus son of Mary was only the 
Messenger of God, and His Word that He 
committed to Mary, and a spirit from Him." 

Surah IV (18) 

"The Messiah, son of Mary, was only a 
Messenger; Messengers before him passed 
away; his mother was a just woman; they both 
ate food. Behold, how We make clear signs to 
them; then behold, how they perverted are!" 

Surah V (19) 

"The Creator of the heavens and the earth — 
how should He have a Son, seeing that He has 



no consort, and He created all things, and He 
has knowledge of everything?" 

Surah VI (20) 

"The Jews say, 'Ezra is the Son of God;' the 
Christians say, 'The Messiah is the Son of 
God.' That is the utterance of their mouths, 
confirming with the unbelievers before them." 

Surah IX (21) 

"They [the Christians] say, 'God has taken to 
Him a son.' Glory be to Him! He is All- 
sufficient; to Him belongs all that is in the 
heavens and in the earth; you have no 
authority for this, what, so you say concerning 
God that you know not? Say: 'Those who 
forge against God falsehood shall not prosper. 
Some enjoyment in this world; then unto Us 
they shall return; then We shall let them taste 
the terrible chastisement, for that they were 
unbelievers [in Mohammed and the Koran], 



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Surah X (22) 

"Praise belongs to God, who has not taken to 
Him a son." 

Surah XVII (23) 

"And they say, 'The All-merciful has taken 
unto Himself a son' You have indeed advanced 



something hideous! The heavens are well-nigh 
rent of it and the earth split asunder, and the 
mountains well-nigh fall down crashing for 
they have attributed to the All-merciful a son; 
and it behooves not the All-merciful to take a 



son." 



Surah XIX (24) 

"God has not taken to Himself any son." 

Surah XXIII (25) 

"He has not taken to Him a son." 

Surah XXV (26) 

"Is it not of their own calumny that they say, 
'God has begotten?' They are truly liars." 

Surah XXXVII (27) 

"And when the son of Mary is cited as an 
example, behold, thy people turn away from it 
and say, 'What are our gods better, or he?' 
They [the Christians] cite him not to thee, save 
to dispute; nay, but they are a people 
contentious. He is only a servant We blessed, 
and We made him to be an example to the 
Children of Israel." 

Surah VXLIII (28) 



It was Mohammed's self-proclaimed mission "... to 
warn those who say, 'God has taken to Himself a son.'" 
(29) Yet, many have testified of the Messiah's Sonship. 
It was prophesied by the Holy Spirit through King 
David: "I will be his father, and he shall be my son" (2 
Samuel 7:14). Through Isaiah: "Unto us a child is born, 
unto us a son is given" (Isaiah 9:6). Through Gabriel to 
Mary: "He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of 
the Highest" (Luke 1:32) and "The Holy Ghost shall 
come upon thee: therefore also that holy thing which 
shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God" 
(Luke 1:35). John the Baptist bore record that Jesus 
was the Son of God (John 1:32-34). God Himself 
testified twice of Jesus: "THIS IS MY BELOVED SON, 
IN WHOM I AM WELL PLEASED" (Matthew 3:17, 
17:5; Mark 1:11, 9:7; and, Luke 3:22, 9:35). Saint Mark 
testified in his gospel: "Jesus Christ, the Son of God" 
(Mark 1:1). 

Even the unclean spirits recognized that Jesus was the 
Son of God: "And, behold, they cried out, saying, 'What 
have we to do with thee, Jesus, thou Son of God? art 
thou come hither to torment us before the time?'" 
Matthew 8:29 (30) 

To casual observers and lifeless Christians, that 
Mohammed claimed God had no Son in Jesus does not 
seem to be so very damaging: after all, they think, he 
did acknowledge that Jesus was a prophet, — "a 
Messenger of God." These fail to see that for 
Mohammed to have stated that Jesus was not a prophet 



would have kept many from his own teachings; it would 
have precluded their even listening to his message. 
Further, these fail to see that Mohammed had to include 
Jesus within his teachings if he was to be more 
convincing concerning his own authority. It is easier to 
deceive if you pretend to build on an already- 
established foundation. It is easier to destroy if you 
claim a heritage in Truth: 

"Surely We sent down the Torah, wherein is 
guidance and light, thereby the Prophets who 
had surrendered themselves gave judgment 
for those of Jewry, as did the masters and the 
rabbis, following such portion of God's Book 
as they were given to keep and were witness to. 
. . . And We sent, following in their footsteps, 
Jesus son of Mary, confirming the Torah 
before him; and We gave to him the Gospel, 
wherein is guidance and light, and confirming 
the Torah before it, as a guidance and an 
admonition unto the godfearing." 

Surah V (31) 

Mohammed tries to persuade us that the Koran is just 
as scriptural as the Torah and the Gospels. He tries to 
make it seem as if the Torah and the Gospels and the 
Koran are equal parts in a threefold plan of divine 
revelation to humankind. Why? The most effective way 
to win individuals over to your way of thinking is to, 
first, tell them what they already believe is true (so you 
don't alienate them) and, second, slowly persuade them 



that what they don't yet know or understand can be 
provided for, or answered by, your doctrines: the wolf- 
in-shepherd's-clothing approach, so to speak. 

Both Moses and Jesus proved their words with works 
and signs following. The miracles performed through 
them punctuated the truths they spoke and the lives 
they lived. Christ Jesus said: 

"... for the works which the Father hath 
given me to finish, the same works that I do, 
bear witness of me, that the Father hath sent 
me." 

John 5:36 

And: 

"Say ye of him, whom the Father hath 
sanctified, and sent into the world, 'Thou 
blasphemest;' because I said, 'I am the Son of 
God'? If I do not the works of my Father, 
believe me not. But if I do, though ye believe 
not me, believe the works: that you may know, 
and believe, that the Father is in me, and I in 
Him." 

John 10:36-38 

Mohammed did not prove his words with works. Oh, he 
frequently proclaims that the Surahs (the main 
divisions or chapters) of the Koran are themselves 
"signs, clear signs." But there are no accounts of 



miracles wrought through him, save those unreliable 
that are attributed to him through the imagination and 
fancy of his followers. Mohammed tries to explain away 
the absence of such proofs this way: 

"They say, 'Why have signs not been sent 
down upon him from his Lord?' Say: 'The 
signs are only with God, and I am only a plain 
warner.' What, is it not sufficient for them 
that We have sent down upon thee the Book 
that is recited to them [meaning the Koran]? 
Surely, in that is a mercy, and a reminder to a 
people who believe." 

Surah XXIX (32) 

"It is He who has sent His Messenger 
[Mohammed] with the guidance and the 
religion of truth, that He may uplift it above 
every religion. God suffices as a witness." 

Surah XLVIII (33) 

Mohammed claimed that it was only for him to deliver 
"the Message Manifest," — the final word from God. 
(34) He tried to delude the people into thinking that he 
was the Christ returned to earth. In doing so, the Devil 
sought to establish his authority for overturning the 
principles of peace, love, and forgiveness taught by the 
real Savior. 

Jesus instructed us to love our enemies, to revile not 
when reviled, to forgive those who despitefully use us, 



and to refrain from judgment (the condemnation of our 
peers). Hear what Mohammed had to say on those 
topics: 

"O believers, prescribed for you is retaliation, 
touching the slain; freeman for freeman, slave 
for slave, female for female ... In retaliation 
there is life for you, men possessed of minds; 
haply you will be godfearing." 

Surah II (35) 

"And fight in the way of God with those who 
fight with you. . . . And slay them wherever 
you come upon them, and expel them from 
where they expelled you; [your own] 
persecution is more grievous than slaying 
[others]." 

Surah II (36) 

"Whoso commits aggression against you, do 
you commit aggression against him like as he 
has committed against you ..." 

Surah II (37) 



"Prescribed for you is fighting, though it be 
hateful to you." 

Surah II (38) 

" . . . take not to yourselves friends of them 
[the disbelievers] until they emigrate in the 



way of God; then, if they turn their backs, 
take them, and slay them wherever you find 
them ..." 

Surah IV (39) 

"This is the recompense of those who fight 
against God and His Messenger, and hasten 
about the earth, to do corruption there: they 
shall be slaughtered, or crucified, or their 
hands and feet shall alternately be struck off, 
or they shall be banished from the land." 

Surah V (40) 

"Fight them [the unbelievers], till there is no 
persecution and the religion is God's entirely." 

Surah VIII (41) 

"It is not for any Prophet to have prisoners 
until he make wide slaughter in the land." 

Surah III (42) 



"Slay the idolaters wherever you find them, 
and take them, and confine them, and lie in 
wait for them at every place of ambush." 

Surah IX (43) 

"Fight those who believe not in God and the 
Last Day." 



Surah IX (44) 

"And fight the unbelievers totally even as they 
fight you totally; and know that God is with 
the godfearing." 

Surah IX (45) 

"O believers, fight the unbelievers who are 
near to you, and let them find in you a 
harshness; and know that God is with the 
Godfearing." 

Surah IX (46) 

"The recompense of evil is evil the like of it . . . 



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Surah XLII (47) 

"When you meet the unbelievers, smite their 
necks, then, when you have made wide 
slaughter among them, tie fast the bonds; then 
set them free, either by grace or ransom, till 
the war lays down its loads." 

Surah XLVII (48) 

"Mohammed is the Messenger of God, and 
those who are with him are hard against the 
unbelievers, merciful one to another." 

Surah XLVII I (49) 



"Thou shalt not find any people who believe in 
God and the Last Day who are loving to 
anyone who opposes God and His Messenger." 

Surah LVIII (50) 

"O Prophet, struggle with the unbelievers and 
the hypocrites, and be thou harsh with them." 

Surah LXVI (51) 

It should be clear that the literature of Mohammed is 
hateful, encouraging people to live both in fear and by 
the sword in judgment of one another. Compare the 
preceding quotations with the following instructions 
given by the Christ: 

"But I say unto you which hear, Love your 
enemies, do good to them which hate you, 
Bless them that curse you, and pray for them 
which despitefully use you. And unto him that 
smiteth thee on the one cheek offer also the 
other; and him that taketh away thy cloke 
forbid not to take thy coat also. Give to every 
man that asketh of thee; and of him that 
taketh away thy goods ask them not again. 
And as ye would that men should do to you, do 
ye also to them likewise. For if ye love them 
which love you, what thank have ye: for 
sinners also love those that love them. And if 
ye do good to them which do good to you, what 
thank have ye? for sinners also do the same. 



And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to 
receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also 
lend to sinners, to receive as much again. But 
love ye your enemies, and do good, and lend, 
hoping for nothing again; and your reward 
shall be great, and ye shall be the children of 
the Highest: for he is kind unto the unthankful 
and to the evil. Be ye therefore merciful, as 
your Father also is merciful. Judge not, and ye 
shall not be judged, condemn not, and ye shall 
not be comdemned: forgive, and ye shall be 
forgiven: Give, and it shall be given unto you; 
good measure, pressed down, and shaken 
together, and running over, shall men give into 
your bosom. For with the same measure that 
ye mete, withal it shall be measured to you 
again." 

Luke 6:27-38 

Having compared the previous passage with those 
immediately preceding it, which one of the two — Jesus 
or Mohammed — do you think is the true witness of the 
loving Father? 

Considering what is written in the Koran, there should 
be little wonder why Bibles are not allowed into 
countries over which the banner of Islam flies. The 
people of those nations might be able to read: 

"Thus saith the Lord: SUCH AS ARE FOR 
DEATH, TO DEATH: AND SUCH AS ARE 



FOR THE SWORD, TO THE SWORD: AND 
SUCH AS ARE FOR THE FAMINE, TO 
THE FAMINE: AND SUCH AS ARE FOR 
THE CAPTIVITY, TO THE CAPTIVITY. " 

Jeremiah 15:2 

"Put up again thy sword into its place: for all 
they that take the sword shall perish with the 
sword." 

Matthew 26:52 

"He that leadeth into captivity shall go into 
captivity: he that killeth with the sword must 
be killed with the sword." 

Revelation 13:10 

"Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but 
rather, give place unto wrath: for it is written, 
VENGEANCE IS MINE; I WILL REPAY, 
saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy 
hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; 
for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on 
his head. Be not overcome with evil, but 
overcome evil with good." 

Romans 12:19-21 

In short, they would find out that the God of Abraham, 
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, — the one of 
whom Christ Jesus came to testify, is a god of peace and 



love and not a god of war and hate. Moreover, they 
would learn of the Levitical high priest and his role as 
intercessor for the children of Israel, offering sacrifice 
once a year for their sins, and how Christ Jesus was sent 
to sacrifice himself "once for all" (Hebrews 10:10). 
They would learn how the Old Testament events, rules, 
and regulations were but a figure, or typology, of things 
to come. They would learn to understand the role of the 
Lamb as Intercessor for all nations under the sun. And, 
finally, concerning their relationship to Christ Jesus, 
they would learn that "there is none other name under 
heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved" 
(Acts 4:12). 

Throughout the Koran, Mohammed attempts to 
undercut the role of Christ Jesus as Savior. He tries to 
negate that the Lamb "bare the sin of many, and made 
intercession for the transgressors" (Isaiah 53:12) and 
that "he ever liveth to make intercession for them" 
(Hebrews 7:25): 

"Intercessor there is none, save after His 
leave." 

Surah X (52) 

"... no intercessors shall they have amongst 
their associates, and they shall disbelieve in 
their associates." 

Surah XXX (53) 



"Intercession will not avail with Him save for 
him to whom He gives leave." 

Surah XXXIV (54) 

"To God belongs intercession altogether." 

Surah XXXIV (55) 

"... the evildoers [those who do not believe in 
Mohammed and the Koran] have not one loyal 
friend, no intercessor to be heeded." 

Surah XL (56) 

"... no soul laden bears the load of another." 

Surah LIII (57) 

"Come, now, and God's Messenger [meaning 
Mohammed] will ask forgiveness for you." 

Surah LXIII (58) 

It is plain that Mohammed tried to set himself up in 
Jesus' stead. What of the crucifixion? In his own form 
of gnostic Docetism, Mohammed accounts it cruci- 
fiction: 

"... they did not slay him, neither crucified 
him, only a likeness of that was shown to 
them." 

Surah IV (59) 



Guilty of the ultimate crime against God are those who 
say that Jesus is not the Christ and that He did not die 
for our sins. For that reason alone, Mohammed 
condemns himself and his followers (so long as they 
remain his followers). The Lord Jesus said: 

"For God so loved the world that He gave His 
only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in 
him should not perish, but have everlasting 
life. For God sent not His Son into the world to 
condemn the world; but that the world 
through him might be saved. He that believeth 
on him is not condemned: but he that 
believeth not is condemned already, because 
he hath not believed in the name of the only 
begotten Son of God." 

John 3:16-18 

"I am come in my Father's name, and ye 
receive me not: if another shall come in his 
own name, him ye shall receive." 

John 5:43 

"If I had not come and spoken unto them, they 
had not had sin: but now they have no cloke 
for their sin. He that hateth me hateth my 
Father also. If I had not done among them the 
works which none other man did, they had not 
had sin: but now have they both seen and 
hated both me and my Father." 



John 15:22-24 

Simply stated, without Christ Jesus we have no 
advocate with the Father. If we reject the one God sent, 
we reject the mercy He extends to us through that one. 



4. HOW IT ALL ADDS UP 

Central to Christianity is the doctrine of salvation 
through the atonement of Christ Jesus for our sins. 
Certainly the Lamb's sacrifice does not relieve any one 
of us from our own responsibilities. Nor does it take 
away from Paul's admonition for us to "work out our 
own salvation with fear and trembling" (Philippians 
2:12). What Christ Jesus did was reconcile us to the 
Father that we might receive forgiveness (a restoration 
to fellowship with Him and His own) and grace (His 
unmerited favor). By resisting temptation all the way to 
Calvary, Christ Jesus was victorious over the Tempter. 
Through the self-sacrificing life that was in him, our 
King brought gifts for all who would believe on him. He 
paved the way for us back to our God. To say that Jesus 
was just a mortal is far from the Truth. To say that he 
was not the Son of God is a lie. To say that he did not 
die for our sins is heretical: 

"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 

"Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: every 
spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come 
in the flesh is of God: 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 4:2-3 

"He that believeth on the Son of God hath the 
witness in himself: he that believeth not God 
hath made Him a liar; because he believeth 
not the record that God gave of His Son." 

1 John 5:10 

"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 7 

It should be obvious to the discerning reader that 
Mohammed has tried to make Christ Jesus' life of null 
effect for sinners. True, Mohammed, has been just one 



of many who have tried to discredit the Savior. 
However, he is not just one antichrist of many 
antichrists: Bible prophecy reveals his testimony as 
testimony of the Antichrist. 

In the thirteenth chapter of Revelation, it is written: 

"Here is wisdom. Let him that hath 
understanding count the number of the beast: 
for it is the number of a man; and his number 
is Six hundred threescore and six." 

Revelation 13:18 

The beast referred to here is the confederacy of Islamic 
states which is to take shape during these last days. The 
man is Mohammed — the identification coming from 
Gematria, the ancient Hebrew science which assigns 
numerical values to words. 

In Gematria, the value of a word is determined by 
adding the numerical equivalents of the individual 
letters that form it. Here, then, are the steps necessary 
for identifying Mohammed as the "name" and 
"number" of the beast: 

The simplest phonetic transcription of the word 
'Mohammed' is: 

(1) M O H A M ED 

In ancient Hebrew, the closest counterparts of those 
sounds are: 



(2) Mem Waw Hey Aleph Mem Yod Dalet 

The proper character representation for the word 
Mohammed in John's Vision is: 




(3) 

Note: John thought, understood, and "saw" in Hebrew 
(written from right to left). However, he transcribed his 
vision into Greek (written from left to right). Hence the 
reason for the so-called "final Mem" (the 
representation of Mem when it ends a word) being used 
in the beginning place here. 

In Gematria, the numerical equivalents of the above 
characters are, respectively: 

(4) 600 6 5 1 40 10 4 

(5) The sum of the above numbers is 666, or "Six 
hundred threescore and six." 

(Please read Section 8, entitled Answers to Possible 
Questions, for additional comments concerning this 
transliteration and its numerical values as well as 
interpretation.) 

When you stop to think about it, everything fits. 1) That 
"the fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon 
earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and 
shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, 
and break it in pieces" (Daniel 7:23): The nation of 
Islam, with all of its oil-rich countries, will wield more 



power than any earthly kingdom heretofore known. 2) 
That an end-time ruler shall "think to change times" 
(Daniel 7:25): The Moslem era dates from the Hegira, 
the forced journey of Mohammed from Mecca to 
Medina in 622 A.D. 3) That the final end-time ruler 
shall not regard "the desire of women" (Daniel 11:37): 
Mohammedans view women as being little better than 
chattel. And, 4) That men shall have "the name of the 
beast" (Revelation 13:17): Today, the word 
'Mohammed' is the most popularly used name in the 
world. People have incorporated it into their names 
more than any other single word. 



5. INTERPRETING END-TIME PROPHECY IN 
VIEW OF ISLAM 

Though souls are not able to fully comprehend the 
mysteries of God while they are on earth, they may 
learn through the fulfillment of His prophecies that He 
is. It is a fact that many who have committed their lives 
to Him first came to believe and trust in Him because 
they learned that His prophecies had been fulfilled. And 
it is a fact that many of the already faithful have been 
helped to continue in their faith because of things so 
revealed. In short, we are to "despise not prophesyings" 
(1 Thessalonians 5:20). For what reasons? "The 
testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy" (Revelation 
19:10) and "he that hath received his testimony hath set 
to his seal that God is true" (John 3:33). 



Many situations developing on this earth portend a 
quick end to this generation — that is, this age. I am 
writing of them now not that the end might be averted 
but that others might be influenced toward good, God, 
and to accept and receive the Lord Jesus Christ as their 
personal Savior, and that children of God might keep 
their peace as the raging storm surrounding them seeks 
to engulf them. Things in this world are going to get 
much worse. It is my hope that people turn more to the 
Lord God before they do. It is my hope that they not 
become embittered by them as they do and that they 
give the Lord the honor and glory that is His due. 

Lest we despair when finding ourselves in the midst of 
darkness and, as a result, come to believe that we have 
been forsaken by God, it is important for us to 
understand that the unkindness, disobedience, 
lawlessness, wickedness, immorality, and selfishness we 
witness, and will witness to an ever greater degree, is 
merely the "falling away" (2 Thessalonians 2:3) that so 
many of the prophets of God and the apostles of His 
Christ prophesied was to come to pass just prior to 
Christ's return. 

Concerning such incontinence and its relationship to the 
removal of the current world system, it is important to 
understand that the earth will come to complete 
depravity before Jesus returns to establish His 
Kingdom. It is His Will that sproutlings of 
righteousness not be uprooted with tares of wickedness. 
It is His Will that the weak be given time to grow strong 



in Him. Hence, as the return of Christ draws nigh, we 
should expect to see a widening gap, — a deepening 
division, — an increasing distinction, between the 
people who belong to God and the people who have no 
part in Him. There will be no shades of grey when the 
Shekinah-glory of God appears. Only spiritual light and 
darkness will be evident. 

Besides an increasingly sick and sinful mass 
consciousness, there will be widespread famine and 
pestilence and great quakes and wars during the latter 
times, as Christ Jesus prophesied (Matthew 24:6-7; 
Mark 13:7-8; Luke 21:9-11). The Master told of such 
events that his followers might be better prepared when 
those signs of the end came to pass. How so, "better 
prepared?" While nonbelievers will be surprised and 
offended and made afraid when such horrible things 
take place, believers will be strengthened. True 
believers — even if they themselves are suffering — will 
be able to view the events as prophecy fulfilled, — as 
continued proof that there is a God. And in that proof 
they will rejoice for they will know their also-promised 
rest will surely follow. 

Few people realize how inextricably linked the 
fulfillment of prophecy has been, and is, to proof that 
God is. Consider the Bible. Every book and epistle has 
some prophetic elements in it, from prophecies 
concerning the children of Israel to prophecies 
concerning the advent of Christ to prophecies 
concerning His return. 



Prophecies which have to do with end-time events are 
called "apocalypses," the word apocalypse coming from 
the Greek word apokalypsis --- meaning, "disclosure," 
"unveiling," or "revelation." Apocalyptic writings, 
then, are reports of divine disclosures or spiritual 
unveilings concerning those things which will take place 
before the Day of Judgment. 

Apocalyptic writings may be found in many places 
throughout Scripture. However, the Revelation of Christ 
Jesus to St. John is the culmination of all apocalypses. 
Why? It is the master-piece of testimony to souls in dust 
that God was and is and ever shall be. It unveils the 
final horrors that will beset this world, an 
understanding of which is necessary for end-time saints 
to keep their faith in God during the tribulations and 
sorrows that are to come. 

Yes, the die has been cast. For those who may be asking 
themselves "How can that be?" and "Doesn't that 
smack of predestination?" I can only say that failure is 
built into the outcome from the start of whatever is 
attempted outside of God's Will. No matter whether the 
attempt is to build a religious or political group, a 
nation, a career, a life, or a world — if the intent is not 
in keeping with the laws of God, the action is doomed. 
(Failure may not be evidenced for seventy years or for 
seven thousand years but, make no mistake, it will 
come.) Further, just because this world and its heaven 
are destined to pass away does not mean that God has 
determined which souls are to live and which souls are 



to die. Each soul determines that for itself. Though the 
end, or outcome, of one's intent may be clearly seen in 
Spirit, every soul chooses for itself the direction in 
which it travels. 

For those who may be inclined — upon learning of the 
fate of this world — to foolishly conclude that the 
Creator is cruel, I wish to remind them that it is man 
who sins, not God. Had God not withheld His Judgment 
we all would have been wiped out long ago. God has 
been most merciful to transgressors in that He has given 
us time to repent. 

Concerning end-time prophecies, it is important for the 
spiritually-minded to understand that two major 
developments are to take shape during the end-time. 
Both are already in the making. One is the formation of 
a ten-nationed United States of Europe. And the other is 
the formation of a ten-nationed Islamic Republic. The 
development of each confederacy (or, "beast") is 
described in the last book of the Bible, Revelation. 

The formation of a ten-nationed European Community 
— what many have come to call "the revived Holy 
Roman Empire" — is prophesied in Chapter 17. The 
formation of the ten-nationed Islamic Republic — what 
most have failed to identify at all — is prophesied in 
Chapter 13. In those two chapters, two entirely different 
political/economic/religious entities are each depicted as 
a beast having seven heads and ten horns. Although 
their similar depictions have prompted many Bible 
expositors to conclude that the beasts are one and the 



same, such a conclusion is incorrect. Though both have 
seven heads and ten horns, the "scarlet coloured beast" 
in Revelation 17 is not the same as the beast "like unto a 
leopard" in Revelation 13. That they both have seven 
heads and ten horns simply means they are both 
manifestations of evil — the Devil himself depicted in 
Revelation 12 as "a great red dragon, having seven 
heads and ten horns." 

Here, now, are Revelation 17 and 13 unlocked by Spirit 
to spiritual sense: 

Revelation 17 

Verses 1 through 6 

"And there came one of the seven angels which had the seven 
vials, and talked with me, saying unto me, 'Come hither; I will 
shew unto thee the judgment of the great whore that sitteth 
upon many waters: With whom the kings of the earth have 
committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth have 
been made drunk with the wine of her fornication.' So he 
carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a 
woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of 
blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns. And the 
woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked 
with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup 
in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her 
fornication: And upon her forehead was a mysterious name 
written, BABYLON THE GREAT, THE MOTHER OF 
HARLOTS AND ABOMINATIONS OF THE EARTH." 

"The great whore that sitteth upon many waters" is the Roman Catholic Church. That "the 
kings of the earth have committed fornication" with her refers to the joint rule she has 
enjoyed with many governments throughout the world. That "the inhabitants of the earth 
have been made drunk with the wine of her fornication" means that through her teachings 
many peoples have been lead to apostacy, — to worship for Christ that which is not 
Christ. The scarlet and purple colors in which the woman is arrayed symbolize the 
whorish nature of her royal sovereignty. That she is "decked with gold and precious 



stones and pearls" indicates the pomp of her material wealth. The "cup in her hand full of 
abominations and filthiness of her fornication" points to the golden chalice with which 
she serves idolatry and false doctrine. The name on her headband signifies her vice and 
the extent to which that vice has spread. That she is "drunken with the blood of saints, 
and with the blood of the martyrs of Jesus" refers both to her delusion that, because many 
of her members have been of God, she also is of God as well as to her reeling in the 
names of those elect to lend credibility to her institution. 

Verses 7 through 8 

"And the angel said unto me, 'Wherefore didst thou marvel? I 
will tell thee the mystery of the woman, and of the beast that 
carrieth her, which hath the seven heads and ten horns. The 
beast that thou sawest was, and is not; and shall ascend out of 
the bottomless pit, and go to destruction: and they that dwell 
on the earth shall wonder, whose names were not written in 
the book of life from the casting down of the world, when they 
behold the beast that was and is not, and yet is.'" 

"The beast that thou sawest was, and is not" refers to the fallen Roman Empire. That the 
empire "shall ascend" means that it will rise again — "yet is" also indicating its presence 
looming on the horizon. "The bottomless pit" is the depths of corruption, hell. That "those 
whose names were not written in the book of life" shall wonder means that spiritually- 
gross, enblackened souls will not understand the true significance of the empire's 
resurgence. 

Verses 9 through 11 

'"And here is the mind that hath wisdom. The seven heads are 
seven mountains, on which the woman sitteth. And there are 
seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet 
come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space. 
And the beast that was, and is not, even he is the eighth, and is 
of the seven, and goeth to destruction.'" 

"Seven heads" here carries a double meaning. First, it refers to the seven hills of Rome 
(Aventine, Caelian, Capitoline, Esquiline, Palatine, Quirinal, and Viminal), in which the 
enclave of blasphemy is found ("on which the woman sitteth"), and, second, it refers to 
the seven political systems ("seven kings") by which Rome has governed and been 
governed. That "five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come" and the beast is 
"the eighth" and "of the seven" all point to the political systems being successive rather 
than contemporary to one another, for example: 



1. The Republic of Rome 
510 BC - 476 AD 

(the last Roman emperor was deposed in 476 AD) 

2. The barbarian (foreign) rule of Rome 
476 AD - 774 AD 

3. The Carolingian Empire and its legacy to Rome: the growth of 
Rome into a city-state and the development of joint rule by nobility 
and papacy 

774 AD -1420 AD 

4. Rome under absolute papal rule 
1420 AD -1870 AD 

5. Rome included within Italian constitutional monarchy 
1870 AD -1922 AD 

(such inclusion was heralded by the withdrawal of the French 
garrison supporting Pope Pius IX, the surrender of Rome to Italian 
troops, and the subsequent election of Rome as seat of the 
government) 

6. Rome under Italian Fascism 
1922 AD -1946 AD 

7. Rome as the seat of an Italian "democratic Republic" 
1946 AD - present 

(1948 was the actual year that the new constitution came into full 
force) 

Verses 12 through 18 

"'And the ten horns which thou sawest are ten kings, which 
have received no kingdom as yet; but receive power as kings 
one hour with the beast. These have one mind, and shall give 
their power unto the beast. These shall make war with the 
Lamb, and the Lamb shall overcome them: for he is Lord of 
Lords, and King of Kings: and they that are with him are 
called, and chosen, and faithful.' And he saith unto me, 'The 
waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are 
peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues. And the 
ten horns which thou sawest upon the beast, these shall hate 
the whore, and shall make her desolate and naked, and shall 



eat her flesh, and burn her with fire. For God hath put in 
their hearts to fulfill His Will, and to agree, and give their 
kingdoms unto the beast, until the words of God shall be 
fulfilled. And the woman which thou sawest is that great city, 
which reigneth over the kings of the earth.' " 

Here, it is clarified that ten nations ("ten kings") will arise as a confederacy. That "these 
have one mind, and shall give their power and strength to the beast" indicates their great 
commitment to the union. That these kings will reign from their establishment until the 
Christ's return is revealed by the angel telling John they "shall make war with the Lamb." 
That they "shall hate the whore" means there will be no room for the doctrines of Roman 
Catholicism within the political ideology that unites these nations. Thus, it is because of 
their incompatibility with the whore that the nations "shall make her desolate and naked, 
and shall eat her flesh, and burn her with fire" — meaning, they will remove her power 
and wealth by plundering and destroying her. Thenceforth, Vatican City — "that great 
city, which reigneth over the kings of the earth" — shall be no more. 

Revelation 13 

Verses 1 through 2 

"And I saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads 
and ten horns, and upon his horns ten crowns, and upon his 
heads the name of blasphemy. And the beast which I saw was 
like unto a leopard, and his feet were as the feet of a bear, and 
his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his 
power, and his seat, and great authority." 

This beast — the same beast that Daniel saw as the last of "four great beasts" (Daniel 7:3) 
— represents the most terrible empire the world will ever know. That the beast is "like 
unto a leopard" speaks of the cunning practices by which it will disrupt the entire earth; 
that its feet are "as the feet of a bear" means it will unmercifully trample and crush all 
who oppose it; that its mouth is "the mouth of a lion" identifies its devouring and scornful 
nature. Like the beast of Revelation 17, the backbone of this beast will be a league of ten 
nations ("ten horns"). However, unlike the beast of Revelation 17, full authority will be 
given it during "the last time." In short, the dragon's final movements will be made 
through this beast: the so-called nation of Islam, — a confederacy of Islamic states. 

Verses 3 through 8 

"And I saw one of his heads as it were wounded to death; and 
his deadly wound was healed: And all the world wondered 
after the beast, and they worshipped the dragon because he 



gave power unto the beast. And they worshipped the beast, 
saying, 'Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war 
with him?' And there was given unto him a mouth speaking 
great things and blasphemies; and power was given unto him 
to continue forty and two months. And he opened his mouth 
in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme His Name, and His 
Tabernacle, the ones dwelling in heaven. And it was given 
unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: 
and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and 
nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, 
whose names are not written in the slain Lamb's book of life 
from the casting down of the world." 

That one of the beast's heads was "wounded" and was "healed" refers perhaps to the 
miraculous deathbed recovery that one of the new empire's rulers will make. (That "by a 
sword" is used to qualify "wound" in verse 14 suggests the leader will be pierced in an 
assassination attempt.) That "all the world wondered after the beast" signifies that the 
entire earth will hold the nation of Islam in awe. That "they worshipped the beast" simple 
means that all nations will eventually bow before the power it wields and, thus, prostrate 
themselves before the dragon, the Devil himself. (In other words, by worshipping the 
earthly manifestation of evil, mortals will be worshipping the source of evil.) Hence, 
though all people whose names are "not written in the book of life" will wonder at both 
the "scarlet coloured beast" and the "beast like unto a leopard," worldwide amazement 
will turn to admiration and adoration during the latter times only in the case of the 
leopard-like beast (compare Revelation 13:8 with Revelation 17:8). 

That the beast will "make war with the saints" refers to the great wave of persecution that 
will follow those on this earth who are of the one true God. That he will "wear out" 
(Daniel 7:25) and "overcome" the saints means that many who profess Christ will be 
assaulted, turned out, starved, imprisoned, and slain by those who have the mark of the 
beast or his name. That power was given unto the beast "to continue forty and two 
months" refers to the time remaining for the last earthly empire from the moment that it 
establishes "the abomination of desolation spoken of by Daniel" (Matthew 24:15; Mark 
13:14) — "the abomination of desolation" translated from the Hebrew as "the 
transgression of desolation" and "the abomination that maketh desolate" in the King 
James' Version of that prophet's book (see Daniel 8:13; 11:31; and 12:11), such 
abomination, I believe, the blood sacrifice of sheep on Rock Moriah. 

Verses 9 through 10 

"If any man have an ear, let him hear. He that leadeth into 
captivity shall go into captivity: he that killeth with the sword 
must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the 
faith of the saints." 



Here, John makes a direct reference to the spiritual law regarding Judgment that was 
expressed by the Holy Spirit to Jeremiah: "Such as are for the famine, to the famine; and 
such as are for the captivity, to the captivity" (Jeremiah 15:2) — such law also having 
been referred to by the Christ: "All they that take the sword shall perish with the sword" 
(Matthew 26:52). Those who have spiritual understanding are told they will find the 
strength necessary to endure any sufferings if they remind themselves of that law. 
Though the righteous on this earth may be tempted to pay back men and women of 
violence with violence, they stand forewarned: Such violence is against God and will be 
judged accordingly. Mortals are not to determine punishment. Vengeance is God's. 
Hence, though the sword may precede the word of Islam, children of God are to keep 
their peace during the forthcoming global jihad and know that, at the appointed time, 
justice shall proceed from the mouth of God by the sword of Truth alone. 

Verses 11 through 15 

"And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and 
he had two horns like a lamb, but he spake as a dragon. And 
he exerciseth all the power of the first beast before him, and 
causeth the earth and them which dwelleth therein to worship 
the first beast, whose deadly wound was healed. And he doeth 
wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on 
the earth in the sight of men, and deceiveth them that dwell on 
the earth, that they should make an image to the beast, which 
had the wound by a sword, and did live. And he had power to 
give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the 
beast should both speak, and to cause that as many as would 
not worship the image of the beast should be killed." 

That the second beast of Revelation 13 "had two horns like a lamb, but he spake as a 
dragon" and that "he maketh fire come down from heaven" (as Elijah did) identifies him 
as the great impostor, — the master of deception, — the grand imitator, — the man of 
whom "all men shall speak well" (Luke 6:26), — the false prophet, — Islam's long- 
awaited Mahdi. That he will exercise "all the power of the first beast" and cause "the 
earth and them which dwelleth therein to worship the first beast" further identifies him as 
the leading proponent of Islam during the latter days. Through this charismatic and 
scornful character, the inhabitants of this world will be deceived to pay homage to the 
Devil instead of to the Lord God Almighty. 



Verses 16 through 18 

"And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free 
and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their 
foreheads: And that no man might buy or sell, save he that 
had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his 
name. Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count 
the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his 
number is Six hundred threescore and six." 

Here, it is indicated that during the latter times only those who wear the Crescent and the 
five-pointed star — the emblem of Moslem power ("the mark of the beast") — or who 
have Mohammed (the name of the beast) as one of their own names will be able to carry 
out the simplest transactions necessary for daily living. 

During the Tribulation (the seven year period that immediately precedes Christ's return to 
earth), expect the systematic murdering of those who belong to God (i.e., Jews and 
Christians), particularly through beheading (see Revelation 20:4). 



6. ADDENDUM 

It is evident to me that the end time ruler referred to in 
Daniel, that soon-to-be-revealed "man of sin, — the son 
of perdition" (2 Thessalonians 2:3), will be a follower of 
Mohammed: "even him, whose coming is after the 
workings of Satan with all power and signs and lying 
wonders" (2 Thessalonians 2:9). He will be one with, 
and the same as, the second beast whom John described 
as "having two horns like a lamb, yet speaking as a 
dragon" (Revelation 13:11). It is he who will be the one 
to "exercise all the power of the first beast before him, 
and cause the earth and them that dwell therein to 
worship the first beast" (Revelation 13:12), such first 
beast being Islam. 



Was Mohammed himself the Antichrist? No. 
Mohammed produced testimony of the Antichrist (that 
to which the Antichrist will lay claim in order to 
authenticate himself). And, Mohammed was the 
primogenitor of the Antichrist (in that sense, the two 
are one). Yet to come is a final false prophet who will be 
the Antichrist. He will stand in Mohammed's stead. 

How will we know when the Antichrist has come? When 
mosques overflow in many lands and when, in cities and 
towns all over the earth, laws are enacted which forbid 
buildings to be as high as, or higher than, the minaret of 
the mosque. To those who will be living at such a time, I 
repeat two things that have been told to me from 
heaven: "Beware of the man of whom all men speak 
well." And, "The worst woes will come to those who 
heap their grief by blood of sheep." (Read Revelation 
8:13 through 11:15, 14:6 through 14:12, and 15:1 
through 16:21 for a detailed account of those woes.) 
Therein lies the trust, protection, and assurance of the 
children of God ("the patience and faith of the saints"). 

To be sure, time will show that Islam is Satan's religion 
of choice. 



7. FOOTNOTES 

1) From The Koran Interpreted, by A. J. Arberry, Volume I, Macmillan 
Publishing Co., Inc., New York, 1955, page 85. 

2) Ibid. Volume I, page 44. 

3) Ibid. Volume I, pages 334-335. 

4) Ibid. Volume I, page 83. 

5) Ibid. Volume II, page 36. 

6) Time, April 16, 1979, page 49. 

7) From Islam, by Alfred Guillame, Penguin Books Inc., Baltimore, 1956, 
pages 61-62. 

8) Arberry, A. J. Op cit. Volume I, Surah X, page 232. 

9) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XLIII, page 205. 

10) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XLIII, page 205. 

11) Ibid. Volume I, Surah XI, page 243. 

12) Ibid. Volume I, Surah XIV, page 274; see also Volume II: Surah 
XXXV, page 139; Surah XXXIX, page 168; and Surah XLII, page 197. 

13) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XXI, page 19. 

14) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XXIV, page 46. 

15) Ibid. Volume II, Surah LXXVIII, page 321. 

16) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XXXVI, page 147. 

17) Ibid. Volume II, Surah XLIII, page 274. 

18) Ibid. Volume I, page 125. 



(19) Ibid. Volume I, page 140. 

(20) Ibid. Volume I, page 125. 

(21) Ibid. Volume I, page 210. 

(22) Ibid. Volume I, page 233. Brackets mine. 

(23) Ibid. Volume I, page 315. 

(24) Ibid. Volume I, page 338. 

(25) Ibid. Volume II, page 43. 

(26) Ibid. Volume II, page 56. 

(27) Ibid. Volume II, page 156. 

(28) Ibid. Volume II, page 204. Brackets mine. 

(29) Ibid. Volume I, Surah XVIII, page 316. 

(30) see also Mark 3:11, 5:7, and Luke 4:41, 8:28 

(31) Arberry, A. J. Op cit. Volume I, page 135. 

(32) Ibid. Volume II, page 102. Brackets mine. 

(33) Ibid. Volume II, page 229. Brackets mine. 

(34) Ibid. See Volume I, Surah V, page 142 and Volume II, Surah XXIV, 
page 53. 

(35) Ibid. Volume I, page 51. 

(36) Ibid. Volume I, page 53. Brackets mine. 

(37) Ibid. Volume I, page 54. 

(38) Ibid. Volume I, page 57. 

(39) Ibid. Volume I, page 75. Brackets mine. 



(40) Ibid. Volume 

(41) Ibid. Volume 

(42) Ibid. Volume 

(43) Ibid. Volume 

(44) Ibid. Volume 

(45) Ibid. Volume 

(46) Ibid. Volume 

(47) Ibid. Volume 

(48) Ibid. Volume 

(49) Ibid. Volume 

(50) Ibid. Volume 

(51) Ibid. Volume 

(52) Ibid. Volume 

(53) Ibid. Volume 

(54) Ibid. Volume 

(55) Ibid. Volume 

(56) Ibid. Volume 

(57) Ibid. Volume 

(58) Ibid. Volume 



(59) Ibid. Volume 



I, page 133. 

I, page 201. Brackets mine. 

I, page 205. 

I, page 207. 

I, page 210. 

I, page 211. 

I, page 222. 

II, page 196. 
II, page 220. 
II, page 229. 
II, page 266. 
II, page 288. 

I, page 224. 

II, page 106. 
II, page 134. 
II, page 170. 
II, page 177. 
II, page 246. 
II, page 279. 
I, page 123. 



8. ANSWERS TO POSSIBLE QUESTIONS 

A.In the section entitled "How It All Adds Up, " I give 
the transliterated Hebrew spelling of the name 
Mohammed. How can I explain this transliteration 
when the modern Hebrew version of the name has 
no Yod? 

Yes, there is no Yod (Yud) in the modern Hebrew 
version of the name. However, that is not to say 
that the name St. John saw in his vision (circa A.D. 
95), and recorded as 666 in Revelation 13:18, did 
not have a Yod in it. Since the grapheme Yod has 
both consonantal and vowel qualities, it may be, at 
times, phonetically pronounced somewhat similar 
to a "long" English e (accent macron) and, at other 
times, like a "short" English e (accent breve). In 
addition to Yod having consonantal and/or vowel 
qualities, it can even be quiescent. To be sure, the 
subscript vowel points used as vowel cues in 
modern Hebrew were not used by the ancients. 
Hence, it is reasonable, and defensible, to include 
Yod as the sixth grapheme/phoneme in 
"Mohamed." Since that name did not originate in 
ancient Hebrew, modern Hebrew cannot claim to 
accurately represent its purest graphemic form 
(nor, for that matter, can modern Hebrew 
accurately reproduce all phonemes associated with 
the ancient Yud and its various dialectical forms). 
Moreover, modern transliterators do not always do 



a good job; just think of how horribly far the 
modern English "Solomon" is from the ancient 
Hebrew "Shlomo." 

B.Mem usually has a value of 40 associated with it. 
Why have I assigned a value of 600 to it? 

First, what I list as having a value of 600 is a final 
Mem, not an initial Mem (which always has a value 
of 40). When I lived in Chicago some years ago, I 
researched this in the Asher Library at the Spertus 
Institute of Jewish Studies. There, I found a 
Kabbalistic (Qabbalistic or Cabbalistic) precedence 
for assigning a numerical value of 600 to a final 
Mem. This is further substantiated in Kabbalah by 
Charles Ponce (Quest Books, Wheaton, 1978, page 
33, ISBN 0-8356-0510-8), which, incidentally, I 
purchased at Spertus. 

CWhy do I have the name Mohammed written 
backwards? 

It is my belief that the name Mohammed was given 
to St. John in cryptographic form. Writing 
backwards (which is to say, writing letters in 
reverse order) has long been a way to mask, or 
hide, words and messages from casual observers, 
which I believe was the intent of the Holy Spirit in 
the identification of the name that is numerically 
identified as 666 in Scripture. 



D.Does it make a difference in Gematria (Hebrew or 
Jewish kabbalistic numerology) if the Hebrew form 
is transliterated from the English spellings 
"Mohammed" or "Muhammed?" 

No, although there is a phonemic difference 
between the "long o" sound (accent macron as in 
"Mohammed") and the "oo" sound (diphthong 
"oo" as in "Muhammed"), there would be no 
numerologic difference between the Hebrew 
transliterated forms of "Mohammed" and 
"Muhammed" (provided, of course, that the "vav" 
or "waw" is still there). To be sure, the modern 
Hebrew form of the word, regardless of English 
transliteration, is still written with a "vav" or 
"waw." That there is a difference in vowel points 
between the "long o" and "oo" phonemes in 
Hebrew does not change the numeric value of the 
grapheme so cued (in this case, "vav"). More 
specifically, although the vowel point "cholem" 
would be used in the transliterated form of 
"Mohammed" and the vowel point "shuwreq" 
would be used in the transliterated form of 
"Muhammed," the indicated "vav" or "waw" is 
present either way and would still have the 
numeric value of 6 (six). 

E. What about the double letter "m" representation in 
"Mohammed?" Does this require that a double 
grapheme "mem " be used when that word is 
transliterated from English to Hebrew? 



No, the use of double letters in English or other 
languages that use the Roman alphabet was 
instituted more as a convenience for 
lexicographers, compositors, publishers, and 
linguists who desired convenience in dividing 
words by syllables or who wanted to emphasize 
that a particular sound was sustained as a bridge 
between two vowel-based syllables (syllables are 
always vowel-based). 

F.How can I contact the author? 

You may contact him by writing: Dr. Joseph A. 
Pearson, P.O. Box 7469, Phoenix, Arizona, 85011, 
USA. 



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