Drawing of Mosque by Producer
According to the Bible, an apparently Islamic Empire will form in some type of confederation to include at least most of North Africa and the Middle East.
Dr Robert Thiel is wise to consider that “apparently” an Islamic empire will emerge but not definitively. Of course, even if one does, that does not guarantee that the King of the South will be a Muslim. In fact, he probably will not be a true Muslim, even as the King of the North will not be a true Catholic! Have you really thought this through?
Not to pick on Thiel, either, as other groups have said similar things. It should be noted that none I know of require it to be a “specifically extremist Islam to be the King of the South” as some liars state even after being corrected on this. Still, we can also not deny the final “new world order” will be both a political and religious alliance! However, that religion will not be Islam!
Think about how, for a short time, the world will be united. The only way this is possible is for different governments and different religions to lay aside all major disagreements. The largest hurdle, of course, is the proclaiming of one or the other to be the “right” one and the only one. So, how “Catholic” will Europe be? How “Islamic” will the Middle East be? Probably not very.
Think about it another way: There are groups that argue that it is not the moderate Muslims that are of a concern. Rather, they argue, it is the extreme element, the fanatics of the religion, that are the real problem. To a certain extent, I would agree (perhaps shocking some of you).
Why? Easy! Like I was reporting about Egypt that it had a secular political past, so have many other countries in the region. Even Saudi Arabia is ruled by a monarchy that could hardly be described as extremely Muslim. At best, they are moderate. At worst, they are rather secular. That doesn’t mean that they don’t have some extreme and prejudiced views, but when I travel to many nations, there really are nominal worshippers of religions in all societies. In fact, in some countries, I wouldn’t even call the majority so much religious as I would call them downright superstitious.
Ever consider how when reading about America’s past that many commentators of the era would speak about America’s “goodness” or even its religiosity? Why would that be? In many cases, it would be because the nations they hail from or have otherwise seen firsthand really weren’t all that relgious at all. Perhaps some had an outer form of religiousness about them, but America has been uniquely religious, even more so than Britain has been in its history.
That should not surprise us, though. Many of the people that came here did so in order to escape religious persecution back home. They came here in search of freedom!
No, not all did. In fact, I have a sneaking suspicion some of my ancestors might have been seeking a different type of freedom — as in avoiding the law, but I cannot prove that. Some came in search of wealth or glory. However, even a lot of the businessmen and merchants that risked perilous journeys actually did it in the hopes of financing the spreading of the Gospel message, at least as they understood it. So, I really don’t believe the majority were scoundrels or seeking selfish glory. It would have been heavily tilted in favor of those wanting the freedom to worship and live as they believed according to their understanding of the Bible at that time.
So, in spite of our increasing secularism, it can still be difficult for us Americans to understand that there have always been nominal believers everywhere. The thing about nominal believers is that they don’t have a deep and abiding faith, and they will believe whatever is dictated to them!
That’s why it is dangerous to allow our love of the truth to grow cold, as many did in the late 80s and into the 90s. Apathy leads to opening one’s self up to manipulation. Some are cold to this day, and Jesus had a fair warning about that as well:
12 And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.
~ Mt 24:12
Many others’ love won’t wax cold because it will already be cold. However, even the “true believers” of whatever religion you can think of can be hunted down, persecuted, jailed, beaten and even tortured to death. Dictators backed by religious fantacism have a tendency to do that. Anyone who is “nominal” or apathetic will not intervene but rather try to keep their own nose clean and out of the way.
BTW, I thought about writing an article on this once, but did you know the Hindu Kalki rides a white horse carrying a blazing sword? Who is that a counterfeit of?
Elements of all these religions will be attributed to the Beast, whom the False Prophet will cause the entire world, not just Europe, to worship!
5 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.
6 And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
7 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.
8 And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
The pushing of the King of the South against the King of the North will likely come after the King of the North does something to show his true colors. We cannot know what or even for sure if that is what occurs at this point in time, but it seems unlikely the King of the South would threaten whom they still perceive to be the Mahdi. They will likely be initially fooled, and if so the Beast will have to maintain his power by force after some type of disappointment.
So, all of the alliances will likely be some type of result of an ecunemical effort, and there will be no true “Catholic” or “Islamic” alliance but some sort of hybrid that in the end has different intentions and expectations that will cause it to all fall apart.
For a while, the world will truly be a one world government dominated by a one world religion!