“Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine. For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables.”
2 Timothy 4:2-4
I was watching a YouTube video a couple of days ago concerning Bible prophesy. Dr. Perry Stone from Voice of Evangelism ministries in Cleveland, TN was teaching. He has a good size ministry and speaks with authority, and I was comfortable with most of what he was saying about the end times. Then about 75% through his video he was sharing his thoughts on where the Antichrist will come from – I through my hands up and shouted aloud, “you knot-headed dipstick!” That statement was purely reaction and I apologize, Dr. Stone. I just couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Before I reveal what I heard, please understand that I name names, not because I want to hurt of embarrass anyone, but because the profits and apostles named names when they spoke of false teachers. The precedent is God’s pattern, clearly written in scripture.
I heard Dr. Stone quoting Islamic writings that prophesied an Islamic end time scenario. He was giving credence to it equal to biblical scripture. I pray that he didn’t mean to, but that’s what it sounded like. He was using Islamic pseudo-scripture to justify his theory of where the Antichrist will come from. The problem with that is the track-record of Islamic prophesies. Islam has had ZERO prophesies come true – ZERO, none whatsoever. On the other hand, all prophesies in the Bible have come true – 100%, so far. One scholar said that he counted over 1,800 prophesies in the Bible, and almost all of them have been fulfilled, so with a track-record of 100% so far, you can rest assured that all of the Bible’s prophesies will come true. Dr. Stone should give no credence to Islamic prophesy. It’s leading him down the wrong path.
Most prophesy scholars say that the Antichrist will come from somewhere within the old Roman Empire. According to Daniel 9:26 a prince (person of authority) will destroy the city, Jerusalem, and the Temple. That happened in 70AD when the Roman army destroyed Jerusalem and the Temple. At that time Islam didn’t even exist. Islam started about 600 AD. Therefore, the Muslims have never destroyed Jerusalem or the temple. So, how could the Antichrist be Muslim? Not likely, not even remotely likely.
LORD, I pray that Dr. Stone repents and no longer gives credence to extra-biblical writings – of any kind. The only true Holy Scripture is the Bible, so please guide him back from his apostasy and let him rely on Your Word alone. Hallelujah! In Jesus name, Amen!