The False Prophet Mohammad Looks Like a Lamb, But Speaks Like a Dragon
Why Do Churches Become Mosques?
Watch out for the teachings from the False Prophet.
In Revelation Jesus warned about the False Prophet. This was Mohammad. Today we see Christian churches conducing joint Islamic services with Islamic readings, including readings from the Koran that deny Jesus is the Son of God. We see churches converted to Mosques. The Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Syracuse, New York recently sold their sanctuary building knowing full well it would become a Mosque. They said: “We wanted God to still be worshiped in this building.” Is God in a Mosque if it denies Jesus is the Son of God?
The Syracuse Mosque is named “The Mosque of Jesus, Son of Mary.” Islam denies Jesus is the Son of God, denies his crucifixion, and denies he was raised from the dead. Islam takes away the salvation from God. They say Jesus is the Son of Mary, but not the Son of God.
Jesus gave many warnings in the Book of Revelation about a coming false doctrine and spiritual war. One of the most important Bible warnings is given in Revelation 13:11.
Revelation 13:11 (NIV)
Then I saw a second beast, coming out of the earth. It had two horns like a lamb, but it spoke like a dragon.
This prophecy means the False Prophet (the second beast) will try to be associated with the lamb and yet speaks words from Satan. Mohammad did this. Jesus is mentioned 37 times in the Koran, the Koran says Mohammad’s name will be found in the Bible, and the Koran says Jesus promised Mohammad would follow him as “the Spirit of Truth.”
Muslims consistently say Jesus promised Mohammad would follow him, and cite John 16:13 (“The Spirit of Truth”) as proof. That Jesus promised Mohammad is a common teaching in Islam. Therefore Revelation 13:11 warns us that the False Prophet will attempt to look like the lamb, be connected to, or be associated with the lamb. Of course, Jesus was talking about the Holy Spirit, not a person.
A wooden plaque in the church proclaims “Allah will forgive all sins.” How are sins forgiven without the atoning sacrifice of Jesus?
In the Koran (61:6) Jesus (the Islamic prophet) supposedly predicts the coming of a future prophet after him named Ahmad. Ahmad is another name for Mohammad.
Jesus, the son of Mary, said “O Children of Israel! Truly I am the Messenger of God unto you, confirming that which came before me in the Torah and bearing glad tidings of a Messenger to come after me whose name is Ahmad.”
Ahmad, (Greek “parakleton”) which is another name for Mohammad, is very close etymologically to the New Testament Greek word, “parakletos”, so Muslims claim the Koran validates that Jesus in the Gospel of John predicts Mohammad. Since Jesus refers to the Spirit of Truth as “he” and “him”, Muslims see this as a man.
People are often told the False Prophet of Revelation is a future “antichrist.” They have been taught the False Prophet will lead an end-times war and rebellion occurring during the Day of the Lord–when the final trumpet sounds and Jesus Christ returns. However, there is nothing in Revelation that says the False Prophet leads any such battle. In fact, Revelation does not say the False Prophet is even alive at the end-times. An antichrist is anyone who opposes Jesus as the Son of God (1 John 4: 1-6), and the ultimate antichrist is Satan.
This individual in Revelation is referred to as “the second beast of the earth” (Revelation 13:11-18), as well as the “False Prophet” with demonic messages and spirits from his mouth (Revelation 16:13). He is associated with the lamb in some way (Revelation 13:11). In both Revelation 19:20 and 20:10, John is told the False Prophet is thrown in the lake of fire at the time of Christ’s return. He must deceive a lot of people to receive such special wrath from Jesus Christ!
Revelation says the False Prophet does five things:
1. The False Prophet will attempt to look like, claim to be connected to, or associated in some way to the lamb (Revelation 13:11)
2. The False Prophet deceives the world. (Revelation 13:14)
3. The False Prophet sets up an image of false worship to the false god. (Revelation 13:14-15)
4. The False Prophet creates a mark, or statement of faith, to the false god. (Revelation 13:16-18)
5. Demonic spirits and messages come out of the False Prophet mouth. (Revelation 16:13-14)
Revelation chapter 19 is where many people think the False Prophet leads a final battle against Jesus. But the False Prophet is not present at the battle. John is only able to see the beast and the kings gathered together. He cannot see the False Prophet in the battle. Mohammad died in 632 and has been dead for nearly 1,400 years, but his demonic presence is everywhere. The reason John cannot see the False Prophet is because he is not physically there in the end-times. But, after the final battle on the Day of the Lord, the False Prophet is severely punished by Jesus on the day of judgment.
Much more prophecy has been fulfilled than most people understand. Our job is not to focus too much on fulfilled prophecy–but rather tell as many people about the Gospel–while we still have time.
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Keep praying for the Holy Spirit to allow Muslims and Jewish people to learn the truth of Jesus while they still have some time.
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