What Do You Think About Joel Richardson’s Book “The Islamic Antichrist?”

Welcome to Prophecy Q & A with Jimmy DeYoung!

Joel Richardson is absolutely wrong!

In Daniel 2, Nebuchadnezzar has a dream. God gifted Daniel to be able to interpret his dream. God gives him the dream because Nebuchadnezzar said that if they could not tell him the dream that they would not be able to tell him the interpretation. He wanted to make sure that they had the interpretation and the dream as well. The dream was the image of a man with a gold head, a chest and arms of silver, a belly and thighs of brass, legs of iron, ten toes of iron and clay. A stone came and destroyed the image of that man. The little pieces fly away with the breeze, and then the stone becomes a mighty mountain. The Lord gifted Daniel to tell him what this is referring to. In the interpretation, he says that Nebuchadnezzar is the head of gold which gives us the clue that he is talking about the Gentile world powers. What followed was the Babylonian Empire, followed by the Medo-Persian Empire, the Grecian Empire, and then the Roman Empire. If you take out the two legs of iron, you destroy the prophecy that the Lord gave Daniel. He was not talking about the Islamic world at that time in history. He was talking about the Roman Empire, an awesome empire.

In Daniel 7, Daniel has a dream, and he sees those same Gentile world powers. He sees a winged lion (the Babylonian Empire), a bear with three ribs in his mouth (the Medo-Persian Empire). The three ribs represent the three previous Gentile world powers: Egypt, Assyria, and Babylon. Then he sees the leopard with four heads and four wings (the Grecian Empire). The four heads are represented with Alexander the Great having set his kingdom up, headquartered in Babylon. When he died, his kingdom was divided into four parts. The four wings represent how swiftly Alexander the Great was able to come to power and only at 32 years of age.

Then, in Daniel 7:7, an awesome beast that has to describe the Roman Empire because it devoured all of the other empires. Daniel 7:23-24 gives the information that this empire has to control the world. This empire, the Roman Empire, only at the time of Christ, controlled the Mediterranean region. But in the last days, it will control the entire world. It will be referred to as the Revived Roman Empire. Out of the Revived Roman Empire, the Antichrist comes. He does not come out of the Islamic world.

The Antichrist, when he appears out of the Roman Empire, confirms a peace treaty with the Jewish state and all of their Islamic neighbors. There is a short-lived, pseudo peace for a season when the alignment of nations (Daniel 11, Ezekiel 38, Psalm 83) come as a coalition to wipe out the Jewish state of Israel. Ezekiel 38:18-39:6 shows that the Lord intercedes out of the heavenlies and destroys these attacking nations. He basically renders the Islamic world totally inoperative. It wipes out the Islamic world. Revelation 17 refers to a false church, headquartered in the city of Rome and will be a continuation of the mother/son cult that was established in Babylon 4500 years ago through the activities of Nimrod, his wife, and son who are both mentioned by title or by name in the scriptures.

Islam will not co-exist, even with a false religion headquartered in the city of Rome. They are an exclusive religion; either you are a Muslim or a dead person. They must be wiped out for God’s program to unfold during the Tribulation.

Jimmy DeYoung was a prophecy teacher and journalist who travelled the country and the world educating the Body of Christ of the future events foretold in God’s prophetic Word. His goal was to equip Christians with the knowledge and understanding of what God’s Word says will happen someday soon, so that they can make better decisions today. Dr. DeYoung went home to be with his Savior on August 15, 2021.

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