Greetings my friends,
Below you can see the official announcement from Iran's state-run news network pleading with the Islamic Mahdi or Messiah to come and establish peace and justice for all nations. After reading that you can read the first few paragraphs of the article "The Fundamentalist" which was posted on our web site February 1, 2007. Most Americans and Europeans are dangerously unaware that Iran's government and people are so deeply entrenched in these Islamic prophecies, which seem to parallel those of the prophet Daniel and the visions of John in the Revelation. In their version, as you can plainly read, they win as the Mahdi establishes..."a global government of justice"...remarkably with the help of his side-kick lieutenant, Jesus Christ.
In my article posted below I asked some questions. I hope you take the time to read them anew and send me your comments, even criticisms. Please forward this email to your family and friends who might be interested. By the way, I have posted some very interesting replies I have received in the "Your Comments" (September) section of our web site, many of them dealing with an appeal I made to Hal Lindsey, which is also posted on the web site under "Articles". Finally, I want to thank those of you who responded to my latest article "Pacifist, Patriot, or Pilgrim" which also contains much about Islam's place in end-time events.
Your eternal friend,
P.S. Remember, the combined power of the precious blood and second coming of Jesus Christ is the "only" permanent solution to the death and destruction that men inflict upon one another to the hideous delight of Satan and his fallen angels, who are the masters of human manipulation. The God who created and loves you wants you to experience sorrow of a Godly kind that works repentance unto the salvation of your heart, mind, and body, 2 Corinthians 7:10. He will replace your genuine sorrow with his joy through the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in your new heart! Then you will desire to obey the God of Israel because you love him, knowing that he first loved you and sent his Son to save you from your sin nature and the bondage of the fallen angel masters.
World awaits you o Mahdi!
The 15th of the lunar month of Sha'ban marks the birth anniversary of Imam Mahdi (AS), the 12th Imam of the infallible household of the last messenger of Allah Hazrat Mohammad (Peace by Upon Him and His Household).
He is also known as Imam Zaman and Imam Asr (Imam of Time), and the awaited Imam.
He was born on the night of the 15th of Sha'ban in the year 255 A.H. (869). His mother was Narjis. He succeeded his father Imam Hassan al Askari, the eleventh Imam when he was five years old.
God made him an Imam while still in the state of childhood as he made Jesus (AS), son of Mary (AS), a messenger in the cradle.
According to several documents narrated by prominent Sunni and Shii Ulema, the Imam will reappear with God's permission for the final establishment of a global government of justice.
Hazrat Mohammad (SAWA) said, "The days and nights will never end until God sends a man from my household, whose name will be the same as mine. He will fill the earth with justice and fairness as it was filled with oppression and tyranny. If only a single day remained for the world, God would lengthen it so that he would send on it a man from my descendants, whose name is the same as mine."
The Imam (AS) will appear at the Ka'aba in Mecca as "Mahdi", generate a global revolution as the "Qa'em", make Kufa in Iraq his seat of world government of justice, and march upon Beit ul Moqaddas to lead the prayers with the exalted messenger Jesus Christ (AS) as his deputy.
He will put an end to injustice and exploitation and humanity will know real peace and order.
As the holy Qoran says, "For we have written in the psalms, after the remembrance, the Earth shall be the inheritance of my righteous servants. Surely in this is a message delivered unto a people who serve."
The Surah "Messengers" 21:105-106
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The Fundamentalist, Part 1
Greetings my friends,
The dictionary defines fundamentalism as a movement in American Protestantism that arose in the early part of the 20th century that stressed the infallibility of the Bible in all matters of faith and doctrine. That rather limited definition makes me a Fundamentalist, and I hope you as well.
Contrary to the opinion and accusations of some this definition excludes men like Osama Bin Laden and the outspoken President Ahmadinejad of Iran. For even though these men, like most Muslims, take very literally the Koran and by that can be called Fundamentalists, this is where the similarity stops. The Koran is not the Word of God, and was not written by the God of Israel, who is the only true and living God. Furthermore, the God who spoke to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, David, Solomon, and all the Jewish prophets is the Lord Jesus Christ. The Muslims will be the first to tell you they consider Jesus a man and a prophet, but not the divine Son of God, nor do they believe he died when he was arrested and condemned by Pontius Pilate. They say he escaped death and was taken alive to Heaven. Isn't that interesting?
What is absolutely fascinating is the latest Islamic prophecy news coming out Iran. Apparently the news is spreading quickly in Iran and other places that the long awaited Islamic Messiah, the Mahdi, is returning soon to bring peace and a New World Order, and harsh judgment upon those who refuse to go along with his kingdom plans. From what I have read the Mahdi will not be alone when he makes his appearance. He will be accompanied by his sidekick, Jesus himself, who will be to the Mahdi what Tonto was to the Lone Ranger. Can you believe this mingling of Mahdi and Jesus is happening before our eyes. What does all this mean in relationship to the trouble in the Middle East? Will the feud between the Sunnis and Shiites be settled by this coming together of Mahdi and Jesus? Does this news signal a coming change in the behavior of Iran and Syria, even Osama Bin Laden? Or will there have to be more regime changing wars first?
I just can't stop asking relevant questions. What will be the response of Christendom to this emerging news from Iran? I am especially interested in how the Christian Fundamentalists and Evangelicals will respond to the Fundamentalists of Islam. So far, they have been the greatest patriotic supporters of President Bush's Middle East policies and the War on Terror. How will President Bush, a professing born again Christian, react to this sensational prophecy out of Iran? Are we finally beginning to see some ray of hope for peace in the Middle East by this news? Is it possible that Iran's President will repeal his call for wiping Israel off the map, if the Jews and Christians go along with the Mahdi and Jesus connection? Or, as I asked, will there have to be a regime change first, either from within or by war?
As I understand all of this, whether there are any more regime changing wars or not, the days are soon coming when peace will break out in the Holy Land. What if the next thing that happens to the Mullahs in Tehran is the announcement that Mary, the mother of Jesus, has somehow contacted or appeared unto them, asking them to love and make peace with the Jews and Christians, and help them bring about the Kingdom of Heaven on the Earth? Are you aware that Islam highly esteems Mary, and she is mentioned many times in the Koran?
I know these questions about and comments on the Islamic prophecies will cause ridicule and laughter in some, hostility in others, but something must take place to break the deadlock or ice in the current War on Terror with the jihadist madmen of Islam, or else millions will die in a nuclear exchange. Some are saying it will take a nuclear explosion somewhere killing millions to so deepen the fear in mankind that peace will be demanded everywhere. My question, and I am sure that of most Western leaders, to all Islamic Fundamentalists who are waging this seemingly eternal war with us infidels, is this. Will you settle for a "spiritual" coming of the Mahdi and Jesus, working their kingdom magic in and through the Presidents of Russia and America, that has the endorsement of the Pope and Mullahs in Tehran? Please read the article "The Judgment Chronicles" posted on our web site for how most American Fundamentalists and Evangelicals will eventually respond to the coming Peace Covenant of the Middle East. What you will read there is not pleasant or heartwarming, and has moved me to write this article on the Fundamentalist.