I have discussed this subject before:
But this time I am going to get to the heart of the matter who are they, or who they are not.
As for the anti-christ, as I discussed on the 1st link above, for years I opposed the idea that the Pope would be the anti-christ as the antichrist will have the Whore of Bablylon destroyed. This was my main reason but certainly not the only reason. And still maintain today the anti-christ will not be a Pope.
But I have changed my mind and discuss the possibility the False Prophet may be the Pope. And that’s because the current Pope is a Jesuit and his allegiance is not to Rome and the Vatican but to the Jesuit society.
I also see other signs from him at the possibility. But this is very uncertain and I am by no means dogmatic on this. And if this were true it has to happen soon as he is old and he is falling out of favor with traditional Vatican powers who wish to dethrone him.
As I hinted at this page may be equally titled the “Who is not…”. And next I wish to discuss why the anti-christ is not a Muslim.
I want to explain the need for the disappearance of Islam, the muslim faith. During the time of the Tribulation, there will be only 3 main religions: the One World Faith, Judaism (allowed by a covenant with the anti-christ), and the out-lawed Christianity. The Muslim faith has no place in end time events and will be a hindrance to the plans of the anti-christ, which will be for all to worship him. In fact, he uses spiritual Babylon, to gain power, but will eventually destroy it.
I believe the victory over the Arab nations will cause a spiritual change in the people. Thus the Muslim faith will disappear.
We see this in other scriptures:
11 And it shall be in that day, the Lord shall again set His hand, the second time, to recover the remnant of His people that remains, from Assyria and from Egypt, and from Pathros, and from Ethiopia, and from Persia, and from Shinar, and from Hamath, and from the coasts of the sea.
16 And there shall be a highway for the remnant of His people, those left from Assyria; as it was to Israel in the day that he came up out of the land of Egypt.
It is now known Israel has a fortune in oil and gas. The aligned enemies of Israel will want this, as described in Ezek 38 & 39, especially since America suddenly seems to not help, they will then attack Israel, but God will supernaturally destroy this invasion. Part of this invasion is Turkey and Iran, 2 strong Islamic countries.
I have not gotten to it, but Daniel speaks of some wars by the anti-christ which will take out other Arab or Muslim nations. I seek to study this more. But for now here is a video on it:
Here is what Amir from Behold Israel says on the subject:
Daniel 9:26-27 speaks of the Roman Empire coming to destroy the temple and Jerusalem after the death of the messiah. The same empire is to be there for the 70th week – the great tribulations. So please spare me the whole “Muslim Antichrist” debate.
No Muslim leader will be accepted as a messiah by the Jews and no Muslim leader will allow them to build a temple in Jerusalem! The world is not becoming Muslim – the world is becoming faithless and Godless. If anything Europe will elect a leader to rescue itself FROM Islam and not to lead them to embrace it…
Radical Islam will be defeated in Ezekiel 38-39 as the Shi’ite Iranians and Sunni Turks will be humbled and destroyed! What will be left is a European effort to bring about a new religion to the world to end all religious wars.
Let’s use our common sense and keep our eyes open!
Islam itself teaches that their messiah will not come until Israel is destroyed!
Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad are convinced that the End of Days has come. They believe the Shia messiah known as the “Twelfth Imam” or the “Mahdi” will appear soon to establish a global Islamic kingdom known as the caliphate.
What’s more, they believe the way to hasten the coming of the Twelfth Imam is to annihilate Israel (which they call the “Little Satan”), and the United States (which they call the “Great Satan”). We should not, therefore, be surprised that Iran is probing for weaknesses in American intelligence and homeland security.
Khamenei told Iranians in July 2010 that he personally met with the Twelfth Imam. He also claimed to be the personal representative of the Mahdi on earth, and said all Muslims must “obey him.”
Even Muslims would not obey an Islamic ruler who would make peace with Israel and allow them a temple.
So who is the anti-christ?
“And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.” (Daniel 9:26)
Thus, the future Antichrist will be the “prince of the people who destroyed the Temple and the City.” History bears out that the Romans were the people who destroyed the temple and the city in 70AD. In other words, the Antichrist must come from the region that was the home base of the Romans.
It is a theory of mine. That when the anti-christ wins his wars, Europe will want the former Muslim immigrants out, the anti-christ may take them with him to the rebuilt city of Babylon in Iraq. Which Saddam Hussein rebuilt before he was killed.
He also made a coin with his face and Babylon’s king’s face on the coin, King Nebuchadnezzar.
Saddam believes he is the literal reincarnation of King Nebuchadnezzar II, according to “investigative mythologist” William Henry and others. Nebuchadnezzar II is considered by historians to have been one of the greatest kings of ancient Babylon (now Iraq), who ruled that land from 605 to 562 BC. Credited with building the legendary Hanging Gardens of Babylon, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, Nebuchadnezzar created an era of prosperity for Babylon, undertaking great construction projects, including temples, shrines, fortification walls and pyramids, and making Babylon the most powerful nation in the world. Saddam saw himself in the same role. “Saddam is saying he is the reincarnated Nebuchadnezzar,” writes Henry in Saddam Hussein, the Stairway to Heaven and the Return of Planet X. “He is attempting to recreate and outdo the feats of the biblical king.”
Although some researchers say Saddam only considers himself the latest in a line of great kings, in the tradition of Nebuchadnezzar, Henry contends there is evidence Saddam promoted himself as the actual reincarnated king:
“It is well known that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein has connected himself with Nebuchadnezzar, spending over $500 million during the 1980s on the reconstruction and the re-establishment of ancient Babylon, the capitol of Nebuchadnezzar. Over sixty million bricks have been made to place in the walls of Babylon, each engraved with the inscription ‘To King Nebuchadnezzar in the reign of Saddam Hussein.'”
So lets talk about Babylon. I already have mentioned Babylon, as it is a city but there also is a spiritual Babylon. Since I already mentioned the city lets continue with this point.
I take God at His word and believe to interpret scriptures literally.
“About the time of the end, a body of men will be raised up who will turn their attention to the Prophecies, and insist upon their literal interpretation, in the midst of much clamor and opposition.” Sir Isaac Newton 1642-1727
Isa 13 & 14 and Jer 50 & 51 describe Babylon’s destruction at “The day of the Lord”. Scripture also states:
Jer 51:26 And they shall not take a stone from you for a corner, nor a stone for foundations; but you shall be a waste forever, says the LORD.
Yet the stones of Babylon were used to build other cities! These include: Seleucia, Ctesiphon, Allmaiden, Kufa, and Hillah. Therefore this scripture must still be fulfilled!
Jer 51:8 Babylon is suddenly fallen and destroyed…
Isa 13:19 ś And Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the majestic beauty of the Chaldees, shall be as when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.
Yet history says the city was not destroyed in this manner, so it must still be fulfilled!
Isa 13:20 It shall never be inhabited forever, nor shall it be lived in from generation to generation; nor shall the Arabian pitch his tent there; nor shall the shepherds make their flocks lie down there.
Yet people still live there and have lived there since it’s fall. This scripture must still be fulfilled!
Now that Iraq has gotten some semblance of peace, it should survive the coming Arabian/Muslim wars, and may become the city of the anti-christ.
But even this I am not dogmatic on. There does remain some prophetic mystery. Speaking of mysteries lets talk about Mystery Babylon.
Spiritual Babylon has much more universal agreement on. Simply Googling “Roman Catholic Church Babylon” will get you tons of results.
Soon after the rapture Spiritual or Mystery Babylon will rise. Christianity will be frowned upon, and shortly after made illegal.
This is known as the Great Apostasy.
Where we get the idea of apostasy comes from here:
2 Thess 2:
1: Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,
2: That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
3: Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;
There has been some recent interpretation that the falling away may refer to the taking away of the rapture. I believe both translations/interpretations to be true!
I discuss the Apostasy here:
After the rapture and the running away from Christianity there will be a unity of faith in a new one world religion.
And Rome is already showing signs of this:
Pope heads to Egypt to present a united Christian-Muslim front:
But rather than repost my information I will leave you a link where I discuss Mystery Babylon: